Our Attorneys and Staff
Elizabeth K. Wharton, J.D., Attorney at Law
Attorney Elizabeth K. Wharton recieved her J.D. Degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, VA. after graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ms. Wharton has been practicing law in the state of Michigan since 1998 and has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the legal field. She has been a Supervising Attorney for University of Michigan School of Law Food Stamps Advocacy program, Member of the Board of Directors of the Washtenaw County/ Eastern Michigan University Legal Resource Center as well as a Member of Washtenaw County Bar Association's Public Service Committee.
Ms. Wharton is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Victoria Chen, J.D., Attorney at Law
Victoria Chen obtained her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota Law School by attending her last year of law school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Ms. Chen has successfully petitioned more than 5,000 I-140 cases under the categories of EB-1 and EB-2 NIW. She has helped thousands of foreign nationals obtain permanent residency and realize their American dreams.
Ms. Chen practices exclusively in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and American Bar Association. She speaks English and Mandarin.
Mary K. Church, J.D., Attorney at Law
Attorney Mary Kate Church obtained her J.D. degree from prestigious University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, after graduating with honors from University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. During Law school, Ms. Church served as associate editor of Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. She was also a participant of the competitive Campbell Moot Court.
Ms. Church has extensive legal and business experience before joining North America Immigration Law Group. Prior to law school, Ms. Church worked for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. While in law school, she clerked in University of Michigan Health System and New York State Office of the Attorney General. Ms. Church also worked for big investment companies such as Morgan Stanley and advertising firms such as BBDO EUROPE, London, England.
Ms. Church is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and American Bar Association.
Andrew J. Ingebritson, J.D., Attorney at Law
Attorney Andrew J. Ingebritson obtained his J.D. degree from University of Michigan Law School where he graduated cum laude. While at U of M, he competed in the Campbell Moot Court and served as Secretary of the Classical Music Society. He also attended University of Michigan for his B.A. in Political Science.
Mr. Ingebritson has extensive legal experience, having worked for both the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and Kalamazoo City Attorney's Office. While in law school at U of M, he interned at the private law firm of Blaske & Blaske, PLC. He also participated in the Michigan Clinical Law Program.
Mr. Ingebritson is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and American Bar Association.
David R. Allen, J.D., Attorney at Law
Attorney David R. Allen obtained his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he graduated cum laude. While at the University of Illinois, he participated in the Illinois Civil Litigation Clinic, Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy, and served as the Treasurer and Secretary of the Street Law group.
Mr. Allen has extensive legal experience, gaining experience through the 17th Circuit Court of Michigan, 36th District Court of Michigan, and the Elder Law & Advocacy Center (MI).
Mr. Allen is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Michigan.
Jingjing Wei, Chinese Liaison Translator
Jingjing Wei obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching English as Second Language (TESOL) from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She also holds a Master degree in English Education from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in Tianjin, China after graduated with a Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature from Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China.
Ms. Wei’s knowledge with English language as well as her strength at Chinese teaching definitely helps with her interpreting English and Chinese in a professional manner. She can provide high-quality Chinese-English bilingual written translation.