Margo Chernysheva | Immigration Lawyer | Fennemore Craig

 

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

-The Dalai Lama's take on the Hippocratic Oath

Margo Chernysheva

Margo Chernysheva is the chair of our immigration law practice group where she and her team have an “all for one and one for all” attitude in tireless pursuit of client satisfaction. As a seasoned immigration attorney, she truly believes her team becomes their client’s sanctuary — their refuge — helping them as they apply for family, work and investor visas, permanent residency, and U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Her wide-ranging experience includes business immigration, investor visa, immigration court, waivers of inadmissibility, fiancée visas, and family-sponsored immigration. Throughout her career as a visa attorney, her clients have run the gamut, from international students who want to study in the United States, to investors who want to contribute to the U.S. economy, to businesses and professionals who wish to work in the United States.

Many of Margo’s teammates are first-generation immigrants and previous clients — they truly understand what their clients are experiencing. This background makes her young team of immigration attorneys and legal professionals well-versed in doing business in the United States with an international perspective, ready to take on a diverse number of cases, including those that involve families and businesses, as well as Constitutional rights issues and defense. Energetic and early adopters of the latest legal technologies, on any day, you may hear Armenian, Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian, or English being spoken in the offices of Margo’s geographically and demographically varied team.

With a commitment to lifelong learning and a love for America, Margo has worn the hats of a musician, economic and international business executive, and now, a world-class immigration lawyer. She has a passion for helping clients and loves going to work, but when she is home with her husband, three kids and dog, you will hear lots of music, singing and laughter as frequent guests are required to bring either their voices — or an instrument.

Education

  • J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Quinnipiac University

Areas of Practice

We advise and defend management in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship.

We represent both domestic and international companies on the work authorization issues of foreign national employees.

Representative Cases

  • Represented various defendants/counterclaimants throughout a lengthy case, including through two separate multi-week trials. The claims/counterclaims included misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contracts, breach of contract, fraud, and conversion. Both juries returned verdicts in favor of clients.
  • Represented a hospital and employees in a sexual harassment and racial discrimination claim. A summary judgment was obtained on all claims except on one.

Articles And Presentations

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • AILA California Chapter Immigration Practice Management Liaison 2014-present
  • AILA Nevada Chapter Essay Competition Liaison 2010-present
  • AILA Nevada Chapter Chair 2017-2018
  • Neighborhood Justice Center of S. Nevada, Mediator 2007-2015
  • National Association Of Women in Business, Special Invitation only Member, 2009-2014
  • AILA National Steering Committee Member 2012-2013

ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Nevada

LANGUAGES

  • Armenian, Fluent
  • Russian, Fluent