Paige Halfmann

Associate Attorney

Duggal Law stands out from other firms for their exceptional expert advice, responsiveness and diligence on immigration matters. Their Team offers a great service and the most positive Client experience.
Thank you, Mrs. Duggal and Ms. Duzgun,

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Paige Halfmann

Associate Attorney

Ashima is the founding Partner of Duggal Law Group. Since 2004, Ashima has successfully represented many hundreds of clients from around the world and earned approvals in thousands of  applications. She uses her deep knowledge of U.S. immigration law to counsel corporate and individual clients through the complex maze of the current system ensuring they are successful in meeting their goals. 
Biography
Ashima is the founding Partner of Duggal Law Group. Since 2004, Ashima has successfully represented many hundreds of clients from around the world and earned approvals in thousands of  applications. She uses her deep knowledge of U.S. immigration law to counsel corporate and individual clients through the complex maze of the current system ensuring they are successful in meeting their goals. 
Professional Accomplishments
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association-Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2021-2022
  • Author, Visiting the United States for Work or Pleasure: What Are the Rules, and How Can I Effectively Counsel My Clients? (American Immigration Lawyers Association Border Conference 2022)
  • Author and Speaker, Introduction to H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Visa (LexisNexus Expert Video series, 2022)
  • Author and Speaker, Introduction to L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa (LexisNexus Expert Video series, 2022)
  • Author and Speaker, Leveraging Alternative Wage Surveys: A Practical Introduction, H-1B, PERM, H-2B (American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Conference, 2021)
  • Author and Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion: Understanding the Current Conversation (American Immigration Lawyers Association, California Chapters Conference, 2020)
  • Author, Impact of Layoffs And Salary And Hours Reductions On Foreign National Employees (University of Texas Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, 2009)
  • Program Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association-Texas State Conference, 2009
  • Houston Coordinator, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008-2009
Notable Experience & Volunteer Roles
  • Lead Immigration Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor on the PERM program
  • Associate Attorney at two global corporate immigration firms, prior to starting her own practice
  • Llesiant: Served in various roles at a software company that provided business intelligence services to BigLaw; Reported to CEO
  • Documentary Film Production and Direction (Part-time Passion Project – 2013-2016)
  • Advocate, The Sikh Coalition, a U.S. Civil Rights organization. Lobbied Congressman, Wrote Op-eds (Volunteer)
  • Program Management, DAWN Worldwide, whose mission is to end gender-based violence and advance gender equality (Volunteer)
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Texas
  • California

As U.S. Immigration is federal law, I Am Able To Practice In All 50 States.

Education
  • Juris Doctor Fegree From Southern Methodist University School of Law

  • Activities & Honors: Recipient of the American Corporate Counsel Larry Margolies Memorial Fellowship, Thomas Tang Moot Court 3rd Place Winner, Officer of Asian- American Law Students Association; Fellowship with Dallas County District Attorney’s Office


  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Philosophy from University of Texas-Austin, Minor in Economics

  • Activities & Honors: Asian Studies Honor’s Graduate and Scholarship, Resident Manager

Hobbies
  • As a passion and before starting her law practice, Ashima helped produce/direct documentary films that give voice to previously unheard narratives
  • Ashima has practiced Vipassana Meditation since 2007
Professional Accomplishments
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association-Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2021-2022
  • Author, Visiting the United States for Work or Pleasure: What Are the Rules, and How Can I Effectively Counsel My Clients? (American Immigration Lawyers Association Border Conference 2022)
  • Author and Speaker, Introduction to H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Visa (LexisNexus Expert Video series, 2022)
  • Author and Speaker, Introduction to L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa (LexisNexus Expert Video series, 2022)
  • Author and Speaker, Leveraging Alternative Wage Surveys: A Practical Introduction, H-1B, PERM, H-2B (American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Conference, 2021)
  • Author and Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion: Understanding the Current Conversation (American Immigration Lawyers Association, California Chapters Conference, 2020)
  • Author, Impact of Layoffs And Salary And Hours Reductions On Foreign National Employees (University of Texas Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, 2009)
  • Program Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association-Texas State Conference, 2009
  • Houston Coordinator, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008-2009
Notable Experience & Volunteer Roles
  • Lead Immigration Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor on the PERM program
  • Associate Attorney at two global corporate immigration firms, prior to starting her own practice
  • Llesiant: Served in various roles at a software company that provided business intelligence services to BigLaw; Reported to CEO
  • Documentary Film Production and Direction (Part-time Passion Project – 2013-2016)
  • Advocate, The Sikh Coalition, a U.S. Civil Rights organization. Lobbied Congressman, Wrote Op-eds (Volunteer)
  • Program Management, DAWN Worldwide, whose mission is to end gender-based violence and advance gender equality (Volunteer)
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Texas
  • California

As U.S. Immigration is federal law, I Am Able To Practice In All 50 States.

Education
  • Juris Doctor Fegree From Southern Methodist University School of Law

  • Activities & Honors: Recipient of the American Corporate Counsel Larry Margolies Memorial Fellowship, Thomas Tang Moot Court 3rd Place Winner, Officer of Asian- American Law Students Association; Fellowship with Dallas County District Attorney’s Office


  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Philosophy from University of Texas-Austin, Minor in Economics

  • Activities & Honors: Asian Studies Honor’s Graduate and Scholarship, Resident Manager

Hobbies
  • As a passion and before starting her law practice, Ashima helped produce/direct documentary films that give voice to previously unheard narratives
  • Ashima has practiced Vipassana Meditation since 2007