I obtained my J.D. – Doctor of Law degree – in 1987, from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia. There, my studies in law were disrupted by my simultaneous engagements as new immigrant, wife, and mother, all of which provided me with tools for setting society straight without losing personal sanity, balance, and repose.

I obtained my B.A. – Bachelor of Arts degree – in 1977, from Lady Brabourne College in Calcutta, India. There, my studies in philosophy were disrupted by my simultaneous engagement with the game of cricket, both of which laid the foundation for a truthful, just and humane practice of law.


I am a member of – and therefore eligible to practice in – several courts, from the highest to the most local:

  • The United States Supreme Court, 1999
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1989
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 1989
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1989
  • Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County, 1988


I belong to the associations necessary for the practice of immigration law:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)


I launched my current solo immigration law practice in 2003, having wet and dried my feet at Dorminey & Cox, LLC, an immigration law-firm in Athens, Georgia. I worked there from 2000 until late 2002.

For twelve years until I joined Dorminey & Cox, I practiced employment discrimination and minimum wage/overtime law with Nelson & Hill, LLP, now Hill & Associates. We represented indigent plaintiffs and prided ourselves in having lower incomes than many of them.

Sujata Winfield
Friedrich, Caspar David (1774-1840) >
Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog. Ca. 1817. Oil on canvas, 94,8 x 74,8 cm.
Photo Credit : Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz / Art Resource, NY