P. Mercer Cauley has dedicated his practice of law to immigration and nationality law since 2003. He has been a North Carolina Board Certified Immigration Specialist since 2014. During these years he has developed creative strategies to assist a range of businesses requiring non-immigrant and immigrant visas for employees. Mercer Cauley has extensively overseen business processes including PERM applications, H1b petitions, EB1 self petitioners, L1 applications, and E-1/2 investors visas. He has overseen these processes with near 100% success. He has guided many employers through the audits and site visits and ensures that the employer is prepared for difficult immigration problems.
Since 2003 Mercer Cauley's immigration practice has also focused on assisting families and individuals through the confusing and time consuming process of family based immigration. He has helped over 100 families in their efforts to bring or keep their loved ones in the United States. Mercer's takes his passion into each process and ensures that every client is prepared for every step in the process including attending the interviews with his clients. He has participated in a wide variety of immigration matters ranging from employment and family based immigration cases to asylum and denaturalization litigation.
Mr. Cauley is an experienced trial attorney with many years of trial practice in both state and federal courts prior to beginning his practice in immigration. He has used this experience in representing many families before the Immigration Court. He has represented individuals in removal proceeding and for bond determination. His prior trial court experience is critical in preparing creative strategies for representing individuals who are apply for relief from removal. He has been successful in representing respondents with application for Cancellation of Removal, Asylum, Waivers, and Adjustment of Status before the Immigration Court.
In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Cauley has extensive experience working with nationals from around the world. Prior to practicing immigration law, he acted as a Regional Director for Teen Mania Ministries, an international mission's organization. He was responsible for South America and Asia teams in addition to directing several projects throughout Africa. During these years he spent extensive time overseeing projects in such countries as Ghana, Botswana, South Africa, Lebanon, Malaysia, Peru, Panama, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and numerous others. It was this period in his life which gave him to a passion for multicultural experiences and immigration. This passion continues to drive him in his immigration practice today.
Mr. Cauley was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and the Federal District Court for Western District of North Carolina in 1993 and to the Washington DC Bar in 2004. He is a graduate of Campbell University and was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from Regent University in 1992. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Carolinas Chapter since 2004 and currently volunteers with the Immigration Work Group program serving people in removal proceedings before the Charlotte Immigration Court. His past employment includes Criminal Law Defense Attorney 1993-1996, Teen Mania Ministries, Director of Student Affairs, 1996 - 2003, Rogers & Rogers, PC, Attorney, 2004 - 2012, The Cauley Law Firm, PLLC, 2012-2016 and Cauley Forsythe Law Group 2016-Present.