Margaret W. Wong
Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Cleveland, OH
Margaret W. Wong is the founder and managing partner at Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, in Cleveland, Ohio. Focusing her practice on immigration and criminal law, she has over 44 years of experience in the legal field. She is well known in the legal industry for her impeccable immigration law representation and her law offices have nine locations throughout the country.
Passionate about immigration law, Ms. Wong has helped numerous businesses to get work permits for their employees and also helped people become permanent residents of the United States and pursue jobs or education opportunities. She is a zealous and tireless advocate for the rights and liberties of her clients and is firmly committed to their needs.
With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Western Illinois University, Ms. Wong earned her Juris Doctor from the State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law. Currently teaching immigration law, Ms. Wong serves as an adjunct professor at the Case Western Reserve University Law School. Ms. Wong has authored a book, “The Immigrant’s Way,” which she claims is for all immigrants, by an immigrant.
Actively engaged in giving back to those who need it the most in her community, Ms. Wong has volunteered on the board for several associations, including University Hospitals Health System, St. Vincent Hospital Health Care System, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education and a whole lot more.
An enthusiastic member of various legal associations, Ms. Wong is a board member at the Notre Dame College, Tri-C, Cleveland Bar Foundation, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. She is a life member of the 6th Circuit Federal Court and a member of the 8th Judicial District. Ms. Wong is a charter member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Continuing Legal Education Commission for Attorneys and is president of the Federal Bar Association’s Cleveland Chapter.
Honored for her remarkable legal contributions, Ms. Wong has been AV Preeminent* peer review-rated by Martindale Hubbell and Inside Business Magazine has listed her as a Leading Lawyer since 2008. She has a “Superb” rating on Avvo. She is the recipient of the Margaret Ireland Award from the Cleveland Women’s City Club and the 1997 Creative Philanthropy Award from the Women’s Community Foundation. Cleveland Magazine has named Ms. Wong to its Most Interesting People list. She has also been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and has been added to the Women of Influence list by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Ms. Wong is admitted to practice in Ohio, New York, District of Columbia, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina and Tennessee and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
About Margaret W. Wong
First Admitted: 1977, Ohio
Professional Webpage: http://www.imwong.com/about-us/attorneys/margaret-w-wong/
- Federal Bar Association, Seminar Chair
Pro bono/Community Service
- 6th Circuit Federal Court - Life Member
- Cleveland Bar Foundation - Board Member
- Cuyahoga Community College - Board Member
- Federal Bar Association, Cleveland Chapter - Member
- The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio - Board Member
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Section
- American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member
- Ohio Supreme Court - Charter Member, Continuing Legal Education Commission for Attorneys
- 8th Judicial District - Member
- Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education - Board Member
- Notre Dame College - Board Member
- Legal Aid
- JP Morgan/Chase
- Waxman Industries
- Ferra Corporation
- Mitsubushi Caterpillar Forklift America
- Steris Corp.
- National City Bank
- Keithley Instruments
- Scott Fetzer Co.
- Special Counsel for the State of Ohio
- Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, B.S. (Chemistry and Biology), 1973
- University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1976
- The Margaret Ireland Award from the Cleveland Women's City Club, 1995
- Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 2000
- Kent State University's Social Responsibility Award, 2006
- Super Lawyer, Cincinnati Magazine, 2004
- Creative Philanthropy Award from the Women's Community Foundation, 1997
- Outstanding Alumni Award from State University of New York at Buffalo
- Leadership Award from the United Black Fund
- Leading Lawyer, Inside Business Magazine
- Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 1998
- Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- YWCA Woman of Achievement Award
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2015
- New York, 1977
- District of Columbia, 1980
- U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1981
- North Carolina, 2016
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2015
- Michigan, 2006
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
- Illinois, 2009
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2015
- Ohio, 1977
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986
- Georgia, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2017
- US Immigration Law Attorney, Margaret W. Wong, Esq., describes President Trump's September 5, 2017, announcement to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA -- in Chinese., Margaret W Wong, Esq., describes DACA September 6, 2017 in Chinese, 2017
- Episode 3 - Visas - Part 1 Attorney Margaret W. Wong shares her insights on different types of visas, and why they are important. , Sharing the Legacy Vlog: Episode 3 - Visas - Part 1, 2018
- Episode 1 - Sharing the Legacy, Introduction Attorney Margaret W. Wong shares her insights on how to become a successful immigration attorney. Her goal is to give back to the community and help grow a strong new generation of attorneys who can help their clients., Sharing the Legacy Vlog: Episode 1 - Introduction, 2018
- Episode 4 - Visas - Part 2 Attorney Margaret W. Wong shares her insights on different types of visas, and why particular countries are split into geopolitical blocs. , Sharing the Legacy Vlog : Episode 4 - Visas - Part 2, 2018
- Margaret W. Wong, the Managing Partner at Margaret W. Wong & Associates, gives advice to immigrants on living in the United States., Margaret W. Wong's Advice to Immigrants, 2014
- Episode 2- Life is Passion, it's Immigration Attorney Margaret W. Wong shares her insights on why it is that people need visas. She also shares her insight on reciprocity and being an immigration lawyer on a micro and macro scale via parallel tracking, while also exploring the difference between civil and criminal law in the same fashion. , Sharing the Legacy Vlog: Episode 2 - Life is Passion, It's Immigration, 2018
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Last Updated: 5/15/2022