About Our Paralegals

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Patricia Branton

Paralegal

Ms. Branton obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University, and received paralegal certification from the University of New Orleans. She is experienced in both family-based and employment-based immigration matters. Ms. Branton has been with Ware|Immigration since 2010. Prior to joining the firm, her experience was in the area of Louisiana workers' compensation law. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Julie Herzog

Lead Paralegal, Nonimmigrant Section

Ms. Herzog is a native New Orleanian. From an early age, she had an appreciation for and desire to know other cultures. After graduating from the University of New Orleans and earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, she had the fortunate opportunity to live in Mexico for three years. Ms. Herzog joined the firm in 2008. She specializes in employment-based immigration matters, specifically handling the firm's H-1B petitions.

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Amy Peterson

Paralegal

Ms. Peterson earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Having also studied at the Universidad Austral de Chile, she speaks Spanish. She focuses on employment-based immigration, particularly permanent labor certifications.

Mabel Vincent

Mabel Vincent

Senior Paralegal, Lead of Litigation & Humanitarian Section

Ms. Vincent, a native of Cuba, received a B.A. from Loyola University in New Orleans, and Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of New Orleans. She has been with the firm since 1996. She is fluent in Spanish and is skilled in all areas of immigration law, specializing in litigation and removal.

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Sharon West

Sharon West

Paralegal

Ms. West earned her Bachelor’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Washington and completed a post-graduate paralegal certificate program at Highline Community College. Ms. West has specialized in employment-based immigration law since 2005 and has extensive experience in labor certifications, permanent residency applications, and nonimmigrant visa processing.