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Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Students hone their courtroom skills trying a mock case.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Writing is integral to the Detroit Mercy Law curriculum beginning with the Applied Legal Theory and Analysis class in the first year.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Externships provide students real work experience.

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Lisa A. Tehlirian ('04)

JANUARY 30, 2012

Lisa A. Tehlirian is an attorney at Ellis Porter, PLC with more than seven years of experience in immigration law. After completing law school, Ms. Tehlirian was accepted into the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Honors Program, where she worked as the Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Immigration Court in Detroit. In this capacity, she researched novel immigration issues and drafted legal memoranda and judicial opinions for the immigration judges. Prior to joining Ellis Porter, she worked as an immigration attorney at Kennedy Riordan & Associates, a former metropolitan Detroit immigration law firm, where she had a lead role in managing the firm’s individual and family immigration services group. Ms. Tehlirian specializes in individual and family based immigration law, inadmissibility and removability issues, naturalization, citizenship, and employment based immigration law.

Ms. Tehlirian received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, State Bar of Michigan, and Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan.