Radlyn is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and went to work with her parents every day in their ethnic grocery store. She knows first-hand about the hardships immigrants and non-immigrants might face when becoming Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States, obtaining an H-1B Visa, getting a work permit or facing any process in becoming ‘legal’ in the U.S.
She has handled immigration cases for her clients for over 18 years. Whether that’s permanent residency for an outstanding professor or a researcher of extraordinary ability, helping a company hire a specialized worker, or uniting families who have been separated for long periods of time. Radlyn passionately represents immigrants, their families and employers, and always has.
Radlyn is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), DC Chapter, and serves as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) liaison, Norfolk, Virginia office. In this capacity, Radlyn brings members’ issues to the attention of the Director of the USCIS Norfolk and also informs members of any important updates given to her by the Director.
Radlyn was voted one of Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite in immigration law.
She has given presentations to other lawyers in the area of immigration law:
- Speaker at AILA’s annual conference – this conference is attended by thousands of immigration lawyers across the country and Canada
- Speaker at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses sponsored by:
- The Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Beach Bar Association
- Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
- Attorney training for the Norfolk Public Defenders Office
Radlyn was also the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters annual meeting, Hampton Roads Chapter, and appeared on National Public Radio’s Cathy Lewis show.
Active in community service, Radlyn provides pro bono immigration counsel to members of the U.S. Armed Forces through AILA’s Military Assistance Program. Yearly, she also organizes Citizenship Day in Hampton Roads, where local immigration lawyers, USCIS officers and other volunteers assist members of the community in completing their Application for Naturalization free of charge. She has offered pro bono assistance as well to the Samaritan House.
In 1998, Radlyn graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey and received her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, cum laude, in 1994.
She was invited back to Old Dominion University as an adjunct professor and taught business law for three years.
Radlyn is a member of the Virginia State Bar and is admitted to practice in Norfolk U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.