Ms. Karpinski has maintained a private general practice of law in Washington D.C., for over 35 years. She specializes in Immigration and Family Law. Ms. Karpinski has been at the forefront of the Immigration field and has handled such sensitive matters as asylum based on sexual orientation, FGM and Battered Spouse cases. Her practice includes all aspects of employment-related visa work for government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Ms. Karpinski routinely deals with complex international divorce, custody and support cases.
Ms. Karpinski has consulted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve regarding Immigration and has represented the Republic of Poland's Confederation of Polish Employees at the OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee.
Ms. Karpinski served as the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Board of Appeals. In this capacity, she adjudicated regulatory disputes between the District and its citizens. To date no disposition rendered by Ms. Karpinski has ever been overturned by either the Superior Court or the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Ms. Karpinski was a clinical law instructor at George Washington School of Law in the District of Columbia for two years. Additionally, she served as Special Assistant to the Honorable Edward G. Biester, Jr., Eighth Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
Manhattanville College, BA Economics and Russian Area Studies 1972
District of Columbia
Françoise F. Debuc Paralegal
Françoise F. Debuc has been working with the Law Offices of Irena I. Karpinski since May 2002. Françoise is responsible for processing most immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and applications, as well as employment based visas. She prepares motions, memorandums, affidavits, and numerous other legal correspondences, gathers documents/evidence, and select responsive documents from clients' files for document production in preparation for appeals, hearings, depositions, and trials.