Allison S. Hall

Associate

Allison focuses her practice on immigration law and assists with all areas of immigration, visa, citizenship, consular practice, and removal defense. Having served as a judicial law clerk and extern to U.S. District Court judges, Allison has a strong understanding of the litigation process in civil and criminal cases. She uses her skills to provide counsel on employment- and family-based immigration, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing and the naturalization process, as well as complex removal matters in federal court litigation. Allison is highly proficient in French and has basic knowledge of Arabic.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh

    (B.A., summa cum laude, 2012)

  • University of Pittsburgh

    School of Social Work (M.S.W., 2018)

  • University of Pittsburgh

    School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2018)

    Order of the Coif; David Stahl Memorial Award; CALI Award for Immigration Law; Senior Research Editor, Law Review

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Assists with employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for highly skilled professionals.
  • Provides counsel on family-based immigration and the citizenship process, including I-485 applications for permanent residency and N-400 applications for naturalization.
  • Assists with complex removal matters, including deportation defense, administrative trials and appeals, and federal immigration litigation.
  • Researches and drafts memoranda analyzing a broad range of complex immigration issues.
  • Gained experience with all aspects of the litigation process by serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judith E. Levy of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and as an extern for the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Served as an intern with the Housing & Civil Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division where she drafted briefs and motions for civil rights litigation.
  • Served as an intern in the Immigration Legal Services Department of Jewish Family & Community Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she assisted refugees by drafting immigration petitions and applications for permanent residency and other immigration benefits.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • “Means or Ends? A Comparative Note and Reflection on ‘Imputed Political Opinion’ Asylum in the United States and Europe,” 79 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 105 (February 2018)