SAHER JOSEPH MACARIUS, ESQ.
An Egyptian national, Mr. Macarius found that practicing immigration law was a natural extension of his life, as he came to the United States as an immigrant himself. He graduated from Suffolk University Law School in February 1994 and became a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 1996. In May of 1997, Mr. Macarius dissolved his former partnership that had lasted for more than two years and opened The Law Offices of Saher Joseph Macarius. Since then, Mr. Macarius has been practicing immigration law in several states and has been admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Mr. Macarius litigated El Moraghy v. Ashcroft (1st Cir. 2003), Succar v. Ashcroft (1st Cir. 2005), and Chedad v. Mukasey (1st Cir. 2008). El Moraghy was an Egyptian national who applied for asylum. The Immigration Court denied his application and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmed. However, the First Circuit criticized the Immigration Judge sharply for his denial and remanded the case to the Immigration Court. In Succar, Mr. Macarius successfully argued the right of arriving aliens to adjust status to lawful permanent residence while in removal proceedings. The decision has been adopted by many circuits, which led the Attorney General to change the regulation completely to allow arriving aliens to adjust status while in removal proceedings. Chedad resolved the conflict between filing a motion to reopen despite earlier acceptance of voluntary departure. The First Circuit denied the case on July 31, 2007; however, Mr. Macarius and Attorney Audrey Botros filed for en banc review. The First Circuit delayed its decision on en banc review until the decision came down favorably in Dada v. Mukasey (U.S. 2008). Mr. Macarius wrote an amicus brief in Dada in conjunction with Professor Michael F. Sturley of the University of Texas. The First Circuit reversed its original decision in Chedad on December 16, 2008, agreeing with the argument that filing a motion to reopen incorporates a withdrawal of voluntary departure. Please see our news page for more information on the landmark Succar and Chedad decisions.
AUDREY YOUSSEF BOTROS, ESQ.
In August 2000, Audrey Botros joined the Law Office of Saher Macarius as a full time attorney. Audrey obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University. Prior to obtaining her legal degree, she worked at Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation for six years as an Architectural Designer. Thereafter, she graduated from New England School of Law in May 2000. Audrey is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts and has been admitted to the Massachusetts bar, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. She also speaks conversational French and understands conversational Arabic [Egyptian Dialect].
JUDITH MARION MARIE, ESQ.
Attorney Judith Marie has extensive experience as an executive in the health insurance field and as a legal professional. Before joining The Law Offices of Saher Joseph Macarius, she served as Legal Associate & Vice President of Human Resources at The Chickering Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to that, Judith held a variety of positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Judith received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the New England Human Resources Association, and the Society of Human Resources Professionals. In addition to her work at The Law Offices of Saher Joseph Macarius, Judith serves as a consultant on Human Resources and Legal matters for small to mid-size companies in the Boston area.