About Us



With offices in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City, Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC, handles all aspects of immigration law with an emphasis on deportation, asylum, family-based, and employment-based cases. Nadeen Aljijakli, Lauren Kosseff, and Heather Prendergast are experienced immigration attorneys and have successfully represented individuals nationwide before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration Courts and Federal Courts throughout the country, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and at U.S. Consulates and Embassies worldwide. Based on our experience working at leading law firms and government agencies, our attorneys are equipped to handle complex cases involving deportation and removal, asylum, family-based and employment-based immigration, U.S. citizenship, and non-immigrant visas. Nadeen, Lauren and Heather combine their expertise in immigration law to offer an individualized approach and creative solutions for every client, whether your situation involves getting a marriage-based or employment-based visa, applying for political asylum, understanding how an arrest can affect your immigration status, or aggressively fighting your removal case in court. Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC understand how complex the immigration process is and the major consequences of a simple mistake, which is why we have dedicated our practice to helping individuals, families and employers with their immigration-related issues.

Superior Service

Our mission is to offer utmost care, respect, and attention coupled with quality, affordable service for your particular situation. Recognizing that the immigration process can be confusing and stressful, Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC ensures that our clients are aware of what is happening in their case during every important step and we are responsive to their input, concerns, and questions at all times. We work closely with our clients as a team to develop the strongest strategy possible for their individual cases. Our attorneys also offer a special cultural sensitivity and understanding based on our personal backgrounds, life experiences, and extensive travel abroad.


Immigration attorneys, Nadeen Aljijakli and Lauren Kosseff, came together in 2011 to form Aljijakli & Kosseff, LLC. The pair began as law school classmates years prior at Brooklyn Law School and partners in the school's immigration clinic, successfully representing an Ivorian man in his asylum claim and paving the way for their careers as immigration lawyers. During law school, both were recognized for their dedication to serving the public and selected as Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellows. In 2019, the firm welcomed Heather Prendergast as a partner. Our attorneys have more than 3 decades of combined experience practicing U.S. immigration law, making Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC well equipped to respond to the evolving challenges faced by immigrants, their families, employers, and communities.


Our attorneys have handled complicated immigration matters in various settings, including top immigration law firms as well as reputable government agencies, including the Executive Office for Immigration Review where they worked closely with immigration judges to assess deportation cases and developed intimate knowledge of how the U.S. Immigration Court system functions. Our attorneys also offer unique cultural perspectives--Nadeen Aljijakli comes from an Arab immigrant background, and Lauren Kosseff lived in South America and having taught Spanish for several years, and Heather Prendergast studied abroad in Paris, France and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Israel. Nadeen Aljijakli, Lauren Kosseff, and Heather Prendergast are passionate about and dedicated to helping immigrants succeed and live their American Dreams in the United States. Contact Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC to learn how we can assist you with your immigration matter.