Meg Hobbins is a Partner focusing on complex U.S. immigration matters and Interpol defense. Meg has fifteen years of experience in U.S. immigration and international human rights law. She has represented clients seeking permanent residence, the full spectrum of humanitarian immigration benefits, and relief from removal proceedings. During and after law school, Meg served as a judicial law clerk and attorney advisor at the Houston, Baltimore, and York Immigration Courts, through the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program. Having worked with over a dozen immigration judges, she applies a broader perspective and astute analysis to her client matters, succeeding in the most intractable cases. Meg is endlessly energized by her clients’ resilience and is a tenacious, impassioned advocate.
Meg has extensive expertise with the most challenging consular visa applications, including all categories of inadmissibility waivers. She represents clients at every stage in the family-based immigration process, from initial marriage-based petitions to conditional residency and naturalization. Meg has helped numerous clients effectively navigate the immigration impact of divorce, the death of a spouse, criminal charges and investigations.
Meg began working with asylum seekers from Iraq and Afghanistan in 2000 and has been honored to represent clients fleeing persecution from all corners of the globe. Her knowledge of international human rights law includes a keen understanding of Interpol’s constitution and procedures. Meg was drawn to Interpol defense as she witnessed her clients suffering the immigration consequences of illegitimate Red Notices, requested by countries seeking to punish dissidents abroad. She has successfully challenged multiple Red Notices based on false criminal charges, vindicating her clients and allowing them to live without fear of unjust apprehension.
Prior to joining Grossman Young & Hammond, Meg was a senior attorney on the litigation team at Maggio & Kattar. She also worked with the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, representing detained torture survivors. Before attending law school, Meg served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and worked with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Sydney, Australia.
Meg speaks English, French, and Spanish.
Washington DC’s Best Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2020.
Featured in "Ones to Watch," Bethesda Magazine, March/April 2019.
Matter of W-E-R-B and the Reliability of Red Notices - Benders Immigration Bulletin PDF - Bender's Immigration Bulletin, June 15, 2020.
Immigrant Justice Clinic Assists Women, Children Seeking Asylum - American University Washington College of Law, April 2019.
Threat of U.S. imprisonment won't deter migrant mothers protecting their children, The Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2019.
Immigration Law Basics 2021, Washington, D.C. Bar Association, co-teaching with Himedes Chicas, February 3, 2021.
"INTERPOL, Red Notices, and the Immigrant: Opportunities for Creative Legal Advocacy," in cooperation with Clark Hill, July, 1 2020.