ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Hon. William E. Jarvis, Prince William General District Court / Manassas
Hon. William E. Jarvis is a District Court Judge for the 31st Judicial District in Virginia. He was elected to the court by the Virginia General Assembly in May 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University and his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law. Before he became a judge, he served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County, Virginia. Prior to that, he was assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, where he prosecuted felony child sexual abuse and domestic violence dockets, and was a member of Child Advocacy Center Interdisciplinary Team and Advisory Board.
Lisa Johnson-Firth, Immigrants First, PLLC / Manassas
Lisa Johnson-Firth is founder and managing partner of Immigrants First, PLLC, an immigration law firm that provides representation on removal defense, the intersection of criminal and immigration law, and family and human rights–based matters. Prior to Immigrants First, Ms. Johnson-Firth was the director of legal services at Tahirih Justice Center for immigrant women and children. She started her career in law 20 years ago as an international corporate lawyer, and began her focus on immigration law 14 years ago through her pro bono asylum representation of clients. She is an adjunct professor of immigration law at Georgetown University Law Center and sits on the boards of the Centerville Labor Resource Center, and BEACON, an adult ESL program run by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia. Ms. Johnson-Firth received her B.A. from Allegheny College, her LL.B. from the University of Sheffield, England, and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
D. Bradley Marshall, Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney's Office / Manassas
Bradley Marshall has served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Prince William County since 2009, where he specializes in prosecuting criminal street gang cases, violent crimes, firearms offenses, and mental health related cases. He is the President of the Prince William County Bar Association, having served on its Board of Directors for two years prior. He is also in his second term on the Board of the PWC Bar Foundation, and is the Chairman of the Community Criminal Justice Board. Mr. Marshall is heavily involved in criminal justice reform at the local and state level, serving on the local Evidence-Based Decision Making Policy Committee, is a member of the local DIVERT Committee on the mentally ill in the criminal justice system, and helped establish and implement PWC's Mental Health Docket. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University. Mr. Marshall is a graduate of Leadership Prince William, received the Potomac Local Forty Under 40 Award in 2014, received the County Executive Award for 2015, and was named to the inaugural class of Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Up and Coming Lawyers" in 2016.
Alexandra Ribe, Immigrants First, PLLC / Manassas
Alexandra Ribe, Esq., is a partner at Immigrants First, PLLC, an immigration law firm that focuses on removal defense, family-based petitions, and human rights–based petitions. She received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and she has since devoted her career to representing foreign nationals before various immigration courts and government agencies. Ms. Ribe has worked in both non-profit and private practice settings before joining Immigrants First, PLLC, in September of 2013. She now specializes in defending immigrants with criminal convictions. Ms. Ribe is an adjunct professor of immigration law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the current present of the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.