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Meadowlark Immigration PC is a full service immigration law firm based in Portland, OR with a client centered approach that includes trauma informed care.



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Alexandra Schneider, Founder & Immigration Attorney

Ali Schneider has been serving immigrant communities through legal services and trauma-informed care since 2008. Since passing the Oregon Bar in 2010, she worked with Catholic Charities Oregon - Immigration Legal Services (ILS) as an attorney and legal volunteer coordinator. At ILS she served low income clients in family based and humanitarian cases. Her expertise is in working with survivors of trauma, especially domestic violence and sexual assault.

Ms. Schneider has developed and given trainings to attorneys, law students and advocates on Immigration Law and Trauma Informed Care. Ms. Schneider is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and she served as the New Member Division liaison for AILA for 2 terms, from 2012-2014. In 2012 she completed a 40 hour domestic violence training through the YWCA and Raphael House. She received an AILA pro bono attorney award in 2015 for her work at the Artesia Detention Facility, where she represented women and children from central america fleeing persecution.  She graduated from New York Law School in 2010, and speaks Spanish fluently. 

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Michael J. Cowgill, Founder & Immigration Attorney

Michael Cowgill has been serving immigrant communities through his work as a legal assistant since 2012. Michael graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in May 2015. During his time in law school, Michael worked with Catholic Charities Oregon - Immigration Legal Services (ILS), the Portland Immigration Court (EOIR), and Bailey Immigration as a law clerk. Michael passed the Oregon State Bar in 2015. Michael is passionate about removal defense, humanitarian aid, and is a native Spanish speaker.