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Lizabeth A. Martin

Partner, Immigration Practice Leader
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  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

University at Buffalo, B.A., Cum Laude 

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

Lizabeth is a member of the firm's Immigration Practice and has been its leader since 2020.  Her practice concentrates on U.S. immigration and nationality law, primarily employment-based immigration matters for foreign investors, consultants, and multinational companies. She has been highly successful in obtaining E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visas for owners, executives and employees of both U.S. and foreign-based companies, including large public and private corporations, small family-run businesses, sole proprietorships and individual consultants, athletes, professionals and service providers.  Lizabeth has extensive experience as a member of the firm's Canada cross-border practice, including advising business visitors and preparing TN applications under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  In addition, she obtains immigration benefits for outstanding researchers and individuals of extraordinary ability across a wide variety of occupations and fields, including business, athletics, artists, and numerous scientific fields. 

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Lizabeth practiced commercial litigation for seven years and served as an examining attorney for the U.S. Trademark Office.

Lizabeth exclusively practices U.S. law and is admitted to practice in New York.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law) 2023
  • National Tier 1 ranking of the Immigration Practice by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report
  • Former senior editor, Buffalo Law Review

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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County