Martin Lester Selected To 2019 Md-South Super Lawyers

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Martin W. Lester, a Chattanooga immigration attorney and current chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program, has been selected to the 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. 

Compiled by Thomson Reuters, the annual Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in each state for their professional achievement. 

Mr. Lester’s practice includes representation of individuals and businesses in immigration matters, including immigration options for entrepreneurs and persons of extraordinary ability.  He has appeared on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper and in national news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times Reuters, and ABC News.



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