Germaine Sobral is a Managing Partner of Montagut & Sobral, where she has practiced immigration law for over 30 years.
Germaine’s legal career has been devoted to the representation of immigrants. She has represented thousands of immigrants and has the depth of knowledge and understanding that comes from the experience of having handled thousands of immigration cases. Germaine has represented clients in obtaining non-immigrant visas such as tourists, students, H1B professionals, artists, investors, intra-company transferees, fiancées and others. Germaine has also represented clients in obtaining their permanent residence based on family petitions, employment petitions, diversity visa applications, asylum adjustments, NACARA, special immigrant petitions, and others. Germaine has also handled U visas for victims of crimes and Violence Against Women Act self-petitioners. Germaine has zealously represented hundreds of clients before the Immigration Courts across the country defending them against removal from the United States. One of Germaine’s greatest sources of pride is when she finally represents a client in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Germaine is fluent in Spanish and French, and is a frequent speaker on Radio America where Montagut & Sobral hosts a weekly radio program “Todo Sobre Inmigracion” to answer callers’ immigration questions and advise on general immigration developments.
Germaine has volunteered her personal time and services to the immigrant community by working at Voter Registration Drives for new Citizens, teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, teaching Citizenship Preparation classes, and assisting foreign nationals’ local consulates with immigration issues.
Germaine received her Juris Doctorate from The Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College where she majored in Political Science and Spanish. Germaine was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in 1982 and in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983. She is authorized to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Germaine is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.