Cora D. Tekach

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Washington, DC

Tekach Law Firm PLLC
 | 1666 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-1666
Fax: 202-265-1665
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Cora Tekach founded the Tekach Law Firm in 2008 to represent individuals and employers in all aspects of immigration law in a setting that allows every client to receive personal attention. Ms. Tekach has more than twenty-five years of experience in immigration law. She has authored a leading immigration law treatise, taught as an adjunct professor at area law schools, served in elected and appointed positions in bar groups, and served on numerous non-profit boards. The daughter of immigrants from Argentina, Ms. Tekach is fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas
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Immigration (100%): Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Naturalization & Citizenship


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Cora Tekach

Admitted: 2000, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage:


  • International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Liaison, 2003-2005
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Ayuda, Inc. 2015-present. D.C. Court of Appeals Appointed Trustee of the Clients’ Security Fund (CSF) of the DC Bar from 2010-2014; Chair of the Committee for the 2013-2014 term.  American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA) National Ombudsman Liaison Committee, National USCIS Headquarters Liaison Committee, Chair of the Washington, DC Chapter of AILA, and elected to several other leadership positions in AILA. Memberships held: National Immigration Project, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, and the Friends of Ayuda. Founding member of the Advisory Board of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of AYUDA, Inc.; Volunteer instructor for the DC Self-Defense Karate Association (DCSDKA), a non-profit school of the martial arts. Member of the Board of Directors of DCSDKA. Member of the Board of Directors of Rosemount Center/El Centro Rosemount Day Care Center for 10 years Advisor to Hermanas Unidas (Sisters United) Community Education Project Returned Peace Corps Volunteer - Agricultural Extensionist in rural Paraguay.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Immigration Act of 1990 Today, Thomson/West, annual editions since 1998.   AILA’s Guide to Immigration Law for Paralegals, AILA Publication, Editor, 2013.   The Waivers Book:  Advanced Issues in Immigration Law Practice, Editor, 2011.   Diplomatic Visas Handbook, Contributing Author, 2011.   “Waive” Goodbye to Inadmissibility, 2015 AILA Audio Seminar.   How to Navigate Employment Based Immigration, 2014 AILA DC Chapter Conference.   Conditional Resident Status – Solutions and Strategies, AILA Webinar, 2013.   Training Foreign Nationals Who Need to Enter the United States, AILA, 2012.   What to do when the Government Gets it Wrong, AILA Podcast 2011.   Paralegals Conference Program Chair, AILA, 2011.   Big Issues Facing Small Employers, 2011 AILA Annual Conference.   CIS Ombudsman Open Forum, 2010 AILA Annual Conference.   How to Determine If Your Client Is a U.S. Citizen & What to Do About It, 2009  AILA Seminar.   H-1Bs for Beginners, 2009  Immigration Lawyers on the Web Seminar.   Business Immigration Law for Business Lawyers, What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law, 2008 D.C. Bar Association.   Beating the H-1B Cap, 2008  Maggio & Kattar Seminar.  “Securing Our Borders From Within:  Forcing Employers to be the Virtual Fence DHS’ New Focus on I-9s and SSA No-Match Letters.”  Immigration Briefings, Thomson/West, December 2007.   Immigration Law Overview, 2007  American Law Institute-American Bar Association.   Employer Considerations in Employing Foreign Nationals, 2007 AILA Annual Conference.   USCIS Open Forum, 2006  AILA Annual Conference.   Training American Style, 2006  AILA Conference.   CBP Open Forum, 2005  AILA Annual Conference.   EOIR Open Forum, 2005  AILA Annual Conference.   Perspectives from the Field on Redesigning the Naturalization Test, 2004 Committee on the U.S. Naturalization Redesign Workshop.   Discussion on Post-Conviction Relief, 2002  AILA Annual Conference.
  • The Immigration Act of 1990 Today, Editor and Co-Author, updated annually since 1997
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, American University, 2016-2017 Adjunct Professor of Law, Catholic University of America, 2005- 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Kapsch TrafficCom USA, Inc., AURA/Space Telescope Science Institute, Water Street Partners, and the Fors Marsh Group. , 2017

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1984
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Office Location for Cora D. Tekach

1666 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Phone: 202-265-1666

Fax: 202-265-1665

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Last Updated: 11/13/2019

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