Immigration Staff Attorney
Maggie Lindstrom, Immigration Staff Attorney. Maggie joined PLSNY’s Buffalo office as an Immigration Staff Attorney in November 2020. Maggie received her JD from the UCLA School of Law where she studied Philosophy of Law. While at UCLA, she volunteered with El Centro legal clinic performing VAWA intake interviews and interned with the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California. After graduation, Maggie moved to Seattle, where she worked in civil litigation at a large law firm. In 2017, family brought Maggie back to the Buffalo area. After volunteering with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s SIFI team at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, and observing the immense challenges facing noncitizens in removal proceedings, Maggie decided to shift her practice to removal defense. She joined the ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project as an Immigration Staff Attorney where she represented noncitizens in proceedings before the Batavia and Buffalo immigration courts. Maggie is admitted to three state bars — New York, California, and Washington — and in Tulalip Tribal Court. Maggie resides with her husband, dog, and cat in a small town outside of Buffalo. She enjoys hiking, orienteering, and opera. While she is admittedly not the most avid baseball fan, Maggie attended the 21st-ever perfect game (Philip Humber of the White Sox against the Seattle Mariners on April 21, 2012).