Angela B. O’Brien, Associate


Angela O'Brien provides advice and counsel in immigration matters for clients in a variety of industries and business sectors.

Her specific immigration experience includes:

  • Assessing and preparing nonimmigrant visas, permanent resident and citizenship applications, and Labor Certification (PERM) applications
  • Applying for National Interest Exception waivers for individuals subject to the COVID-19 travel restrictions of Presidential Proclamations 9984 (China), 9992 (Iran), 10143 (Schengen Area, UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa), and 10199 (India)
  • Preparing individuals for visa interviews at U.S. consulates worldwide
  • Maintaining routine correspondence with individuals and client representatives regarding requirements, timelines, and expectations

Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Angela served the Greater Madison area as a volunteer attorney for the Community Immigration Law Center where she prepared defensive asylum applications. She also worked as a Clinical Law Student for the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School where she represented noncitizens in removal proceedings.

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Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (J.D., magna cum laude, 2020)
    • Dean's Academic Achievement Award
    • Wisconsin Law Review, note and comment editor
    • Moot Court Board Member - Mathys Memorial Appellate Advocacy Award for Best Oralist and Best Coach
    • Dane County Bar Association Law Student Pro Bono Award
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A., summa cum laude, 2015)
    • Majors: International Studies and Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin


  • Spanish
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