Abigail M. Peterson

Abigail M. Peterson

Abigail M. Peterson, a native of Sewanee, Tennessee, graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. She traveled during college to Africa where she studied cultural anthropology and inequities in water distribution in Kenya. Abigail first began working in the field of immigration law in 2004, for a firm in San Antonio, Texas. This early experience inspired Abigail to attend law school at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where she focused on human rights. During law school, Abigail worked with the United Nations in The Hague, serving both the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. After graduating from law school in 2008, she pursued immigration law full-time, working for private attorneys and immigrants’ rights organizations.

Abigail moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 2009 to work with the immigrant community statewide. She has offered “Know Your Rights” presentations across the state and presented trainings on U-Nonimmigrant Status and ICE Detainers. She was a featured speaker at Millsaps College’s Constitution Day in 2010 and spoke before the Mississippi Senate Judiciary B Committee regarding proposed immigration laws in the State in 2012. She was featured in Boom Jackson Magazine as a young influential in 2012.

Abigail began at Elmore & Associates, P.A., in November of 2010. She is the senior attorney in the Immigration Department. Bringing her years of experience to the firm, Abigail focuses her case work predominately on complex issues in Immigration law, Family-based visas, Employment-based visas, as well as other areas of immigration law.

Abigail is licensed in Massachusetts state courts, Mississippi state and federal courts and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Member of:

American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-South Chapter
Mississippi Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
National Immigration Project

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