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Law Firm and Biography

Law Office
The firm was founded in 1997 by two attorneys, Pierre Choné and Bruno Mauprivez, both French-speaking attorneys trained in American law schools who, together, had more than 15 years of experience in the practice of law.

Although immigration law remains one of the firm’s primary practice areas, our practice has expanded to other areas of law to serve people of foreign origin who come to the United States to visit, work or reside, including business law, wills and estate planning, domestic relations, personal injury claims, and, increasingly, civil litigation.

Of particular interest to us are the legal issues associated with choice of law and conflict of laws as, for example, where both U.S. and French law may apply and would produce different results.

We have represented many satisfied individuals, small companies, multinational corporations, associations and non-profit organizations. Bruno Mauprivez retired in 2005.

Pierre Choné
choneTen years of experience in business management in France and the United States prior to law school has given him a valuable perspective on the legal needs of the foreign community in the United States. As a businessman operating in both France and the United States, he found it increasingly useful and necessary to understand the U.S. legal system, particularly how it differs from civil law jurisdictions. Pierre Choné’s interest led him to law school and, ultimately, to a profound admiration for the American legal system.  With now over fifteen years of experience practicing U.S. law, he developed a strong desire to make it work for other non-native residents and visitors living in the United States.

BV Rated by Lexis-Nexis Peer Review with “Very High Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”.
“Avocat Conseil” of the French consulate in Washington DC and of the French Embassy in the United States.

Juris Doctor, 1996. University of Maryland School of Law
B.S. Business Management, 1993. University of Maryland, College Park

Maryland Bar 1997, District of Columbia Bar 1997, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association

to practice before the trial courts of the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.



(202) 543-3066


(202) 543-2836


Street Address

Capitol Hill Office

206 Ninth St. S.E. Washington, DC 20003

Metro Station

Eastern Market

As we are moving towards retiring this practice, we will no longer be taking on any new clients.

As of January 2022