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Diana Morales McFarland

Diana Morales McFarland


Diana’s passion for immigration law is apparent in her strategic representation of those faced with immigration struggles.  For over 10 years, she has provided counsel and representation on immigration issues to businesses, immigrants and their families from all over the world, helping them navigate the ins and outs of various immigration issues.  As McGrath North’s leader of this practice, Diana works with a broad range of immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and provides guidance and training to corporate clients of all sizes on worksite enforcement issues, I-9 employment verification matters, and developing and implementing immigration policies and protocols.

Working side by side with our labor and employment attorneys, our paraprofessional support, and utilizing state of the art technology, Diana has been successful in developing and managing creative, cost effective and sound legal strategies for diverse clients ranging from small startups to large global organization and individuals in all facets of immigration law that includes:

Nonimmigrant Visas:

  • B Visas (Business visitors)
  • E-1 and E-2 Visas (Treaty traders and treaty investors)
  • E-3 Visas (Australian specialty workers)
  • H-1B Visas (Specialty occupations)
  • H-4 Visas (Immediate family members of H-1B visa holder)
  • J-1 Visas (Exchange visitors)
  • L-1 Visas (Intracompany transferees – executives and managers)
  • O/P Visas (Persons with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics)
  • R-1 Visas (Religious workers)
  • TN (Treaty national visas under NAFTA, now USMCA (United States Mexico Canada Agreement))

Immigrant Visas/Lawful Permanent Residents:

  • Employment-based immigrant petitions
  • Family-based immigrant petitions
  • Fiancé visas


  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
  • VAWA (Victims of domestic violence)
  • U Visas (Victims of violent crimes)
  • T Visas (Victims of trafficking)
  • SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status)
  • Waivers
  • Removal of Conditions
  • Naturalization

Immigration Compliance:

  • I-9 audits
  • E-Verify
  • Social Security "No-Match" letters

Businesses need to be able to hire and retain the best and brightest talent in order to stay competitive and Diana is driven to help manage the immigration process to make this happen. Diana represents immigration clients in every jurisdiction of the U.S., handling matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals.

Diana has helped educate the public on immigration practices by speaking on a weekly Spanish radio show and presenting at a variety of forums, locally and nationally.  She is also the past chair of the Iowa/Nebraska American Immigration lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter.  She is fluent in English and Spanish.

When not working, Diana enjoys spending time with her three energetic young boys.

  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Texas Tech University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2004)
  • Texas (2008)
  • Iowa (2015)
  • Nebraska (2019: Sustaining Member)
  • Immigration Court & Board of Immigration Appeals



McGrath North Announces the Promotion of Two Lawyers to Partner


December 03, 2018

McGrath North Expands Two Practice Groups

McGrath North is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Courtney E. Foltz to the firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Group and Diana Morales McFarland to the firm’s Labor and Employment Group.  


Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Under Biden: Where are We and Where are We Headed?



15th Annual Seminar For Accounting Professionals




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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association – Iowa/Nebraska Chapter – Chair (2018-2019); Vice Chair (2017-2018); Secretary (2016-2017); Treasurer (2014-2016); CLE Conference Committee Co-Chair (2014, 2016, 2018); CLE Conference Committee (2019), AILA New Member Liaison (2019-Present), Non-Profit Grant Committee (2017-2018)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Day for Unaccompanied Minors, 2015
  • Catholic Charities – Naturalization Clinic Volunteer Attorney, 2015-2018
  • Maverick Leadership Network, 2018
  • Immigrant Legal Center, Board Member, 2021
  • Adjunct professor, Metropolitan Community College, November 2011 – November 2014
  • Creighton University School of Law, Latino Law Student Association, President
  • Creighton University School of Law, Business Law Society, Founding Member & VP of Marketing