M. Keil Hackley
Top U.S. immigration attorney M. Keil Hackley has over 25 years of experience
practicing immigration law, and handling complex immigration and naturalization
matters. Keil Hackley has served as the Miami Deputy Chief Counsel for
the Immigration & Naturalization Service (now Department of Homeland
Security) where she directed the in-house immigration law firm of sixty-five
immigration trial lawyers and served as legal advisor to the District
Director and his executive staff. Previously, Keil Hackley was a named
partner of one of the largest immigration law firms in the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area, where she focused on commercial immigration law.
As a top immigration attorney, Keil Hackley represents a diverse range
of industries including health care, hospitality, equine, education, construction,
and entertainment. Her practice niche is employment-based visa petitions
and self-petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, including
athletes, actors, musicians, and entertainers of extraordinary talent.
Keil’s practice areas also include the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot
Program, where she represents developers seeking alternatives to traditional
Keil’s distinguished background as a US immigration attorney in immigration
law is widely recognized by her peers. She lectures nationwide, is often
quoted in the media on immigration and naturalizing issues and she has
been called upon to testify as an expert witness in a variety of civil
immigration litigation matters.
Keil Hackley is a Founding Board Member of the Weston Business Chamber
of Commerce, a Founding Board Member of the Broward Professional Alliance,
a Broward County Think Tank, a member of the British American Chamber
of Commerce, the Tower Forum, and the Brazilian Business Group. Her service
to the community through the Rotary Club of Weston includes creating the
Helping Children Heal Project, the Filipino outreach program, and chairing
the Horse Heroes Project, the award-winning children’s literacy
program. More recently, Keil was invited to participate in the U.S. Immigration
Customs and Enforcement’s South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force.
Keil has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 1987 and the District
of Colombia Bar since 1988.