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Abogadomovil – Big Law Refugees Take the Road Less Travelled in New Practice

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiles three former big law refugees who left practice at King & Spalding to start up an unusual practice in Law firm takes immigration fight to streets.

When Cherokee County barred landlords from renting to illegal immigrants last year, Hernan, Taylor & Lee filed suit and got the county to back off. In July, when Gwinnett County required the companies it does business with to prove their workers are legal residents, the trio raised constitutional concerns. And when Cobb County proposed a crackdown on day laborers last month, the attorneys with the big RV successfully deflected the ordinance.

If you suspect that not everyone appreciates their efforts, you would of course be right. D.A. King, an anti-illegal immigration activist sent an Open letter to Atlanta ICE regarding Hernan Taylor & Lee and Alianza 17 de Marzo – just part of the illegal alien/open borders lobby in Georgia to a special agent at the Department of Homeland Security uring prosecution of the firm for transporting illegal aliens. Even other immigration lawyers, including Charles Kuck, an Atlanta attorney and president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, question whether the motivation of the firm is motivated more by “cash or conscience”.

I’ll leave it up to you to judge the ultimate worth of their aims. For law students, allow me to point out the following quote:

They say they make more now than if they had stayed at King & Spalding and achieved junior partner. And less than two years after moving into a new office suite off Holcomb Bridge Road, the 16-person firm has already outgrown the 3,500-square-foot space.

There’s more than one way to make a living as a lawyer. Have clients, will travel.

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