Attorneys

Jerzy T. Guzior

Partner

JerzyJerzy’s practice is primarily focused on immigration, but also includes criminal defense and international commercial transactions. In 1995, he joined the Polish law firm of Soltysinski Kawecko Szlezak, where he practiced in the area of international business transactions. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a public defender in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Since 1997, his practice has focused on immigration law. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). His interests include fishing, mushroom hunting and cheering for his favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.

Languages:

Russian, Polish, Ukranian

Education:

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

Law Degree, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Admitted to Practice: Minnesota, 1996.


Matthew M. Armbrecht

Partner

MattMatt’s practice includes criminal defense, family law, and immigration law, including appeals.

Prior to entering law school, Matt was involved with democracy-building initiatives in Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Language:

Russian

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law

B.A., Lawrence University (Wisconsin)

Admitted to Practice: Minnesota, 1999; United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2003; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2003; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2006.


Timothy R. Maher

Partner

TimTim’s practice includes commercial and civil litigation, transactional law, business formation, real estate, estate planning, and criminal law.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Law, Tim worked as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Joan N. Ericksen and Hennepin County District Court Judge Franklin J. Knoll.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law with honors (1999)

M.A., Philosophy, University of South Carolina (1996)

B.A., St. John’s College (Santa Fe, New Mexico) (1993)

Admitted to Practice:

Minnesota, (1999)

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (2001)

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2001)

United States Supreme Court (2003)


Lisa D. Salazar

Associate Attorney

LisaLisa is an Associate Attorney at Guzior Armbrecht Maher. Lisa studied International Relations at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. During college, she interned in Mexico City and studied Mexican history and politics in Guadalajara, Mexico. After graduating, she worked in state election campaigns and then state government. She became interested in immigration issues when she saw policies being created at her work that affected the Hispanic families at her church. She decided to become an attorney to have a better platform to address these issues. In 2008, she started working at Guzior Armbrecht Maher as a Legal Assistant and began attending the night program of William Mitchell College of Law. She was admitted to practice in 2012 and transitioned to an attorney position at Guzior Armbrecht Maher. The majority of her practice focuses on immigration, both removal defense and affirmative applications, although she has also worked on criminal and family cases. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is admitted to the Minnesota State Bar.

Language:

Spanish

Education:

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

B.A., Bethel University (Minnesota)

Admitted to Practice: Minnesota, 2012.


Joseph D. Kantor

Associate Attorney


Angela E. Sipila

Associate Attorney