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Scott Eric Bratton Selected for Inclusion in the 22nd Edition of Best Lawyers in America 2016

Scott Eric Bratton, a Partner at Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC, has been selected by his peers in Immigration Law for inclusion in the twenty-second edition of Best Lawyers in America 2016. “It is a great honor to be included in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America,” said Scott.  “This recognition would not be possible […]


August & September 2015 Attorney Schedule

Ms. Margaret W. Wong will be in Chicago August 20th & September 17th; Columbus, August 21st, and September 4th & 18th; Atlanta, September 3rd & 25th, and Nashville September 11th. Note that all firm offices are closed Labor Day, September 7th.  Ms. Wong will be in the New York office on Tuesday, September 8th. Mr. Bratton will be in Los […]


Justice Maureen O’Connor at City Club; Painesville Diversity at Your Vine or Mine; CAMEO Candidates Night

On Wednesday, August 12th, we attended a luncheon at the City Club where the featured speaker was Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Maureen O’Connor and her topic was “Raising Voters’ Awareness about Judicial Candidates” and the gathering was relatively smaller than what we are generally used to at the City Club which was […]


Hispanic Business Expo; Peace Action; Cleveland Pride; Human Trafficking; PFLAG

On Thursday, August 6th, we got up early and drove to Warrensville Heights to attend the “2015 Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Expo” put on by the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Center at Corporate College East on Richmond Road. All told, we estimated that there were probably 100 people there […]


Festivals: Russian & Irish; Women in Baseball; Wade Oval Bluegrass; CXOs Discuss Patient Experience; Painesville Fifth Thursday

On the weekend of July 24, 25, and 26th we had to make ourselves known at two local festivals which were St. Sergius Cathedral’s Russian Festival held this year at German Central Park on York Road in Parma and the 33rd Annual Irish Cultural Festival held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. We made […]


City Club of Cleveland: Gender & Racial Diversity Will Improve Police Community Relations

On Friday, July 24th, we went to the City Club for a program titled, “To Defuse Police Violence, Hire More Women Officers” presented by Ms. Katherine Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority, which are national organizations working for women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence.  Ms. Spillar is also Executive Editor […]


NOCHE’s Jobs Equation; Web RIOT; COSE Coffee; City Club’s Inevitable Tech; Freedom Award and Fests with Jamaicans, Serbs, and Scandinavians

On Monday, July 13th, our only event was a program put on by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) and Inside Business Magazine titled “Educating for Growth-Business + Education=Jobs” which was held at the Cleveland Marriott East in Warrensville Heights and attended by about 100 people. The program was introduced by Mr. Rob […]


Margaret W. Wong & Associates Wins Petition for Rehearing En Banc in the 7th Circuit

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted Margaret W. Wong & Associates Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Bouras v. Lynch. An En Banc Rehearing means that Scott Bratton, partner at Margaret W. Wong & Associates and lead attorney on the case, will be able to argue in front of all […]


Many Cultures: Pierogy Run/Walk; Iran Nuclear Info; Farewell Slovenian Consul General Jurček Žmauc; Vault Connections; About M. Fetullah Gulen; & Dr. Janet Yellen in Cleveland

As every week, in the week following Independence Day, we explored the rich diversity of Cleveland’s many cultures. On Sunday, July 5th, we attended two fun events on the west Side of of Cuyahoga County. First of all, we got up early to travel over to Tri-C West on Pleasant Valley Road so we could […]


Open Deception by Government Employees While Conducting Government Business

Today, officers of the Department of Homeland Security’s, Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE), told my attorneys one thing, while doing something else entirely. This is not the first time. It happens, but each time it’s newly painful. Without warning, one of our clients was spirited out of Columbus, Ohio, today, put on a plane in […]