Michael Maggio (deceased December 2008) was the Founder and Chairman of Maggio & Kattar and was "...a nationally recognized authority on numerous complex areas of immigration law. Michael had been named "Washington's best immigration lawyer" by The Washingtonian magazine, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers. He practiced immigration law since 1978.
"A past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) District of Columbia Chapter, Michael is active in numerous other immigrant rights organizations, including the National Lawyers Guild Immigration Project and the Tahirih Justice Center. Michael served as an Adjunct Professor of immigration law at numerous law schools, and he worked as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill before becoming an attorney. Michael speaks Spanish...
"The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, AILA, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild honored Michael on October 26, 2004, "for his courageous and visionary work in defending immigrant rights and, in so doing, strengthening the Constitutional rights of all U.S. residents and citizens." Michael also received the Tahirih Justice Center's 2002 Pushing the Envelope award "for his pioneering legal work and generous support of immigrants." At the U.S. House of Representatives on April 5, 2001, Michael received the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom's Constitutional Rights Award "In Recognition Of His Outstanding Legal Service, Commitment To Due Process, And Resolute Stand Against The Use Of Secret Evidence."“ 
- Director, Washington Office on Latin America
- Member, Human Rights Watch Americas Advisory Committee 
- Host Committee 2005, Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award
- Former Advisor, Tahirih Justice Center
- ”Posthumous Honors”
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- Americas Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch, accessed April 16, 2010.