mtaMark T. Atkinson, Attorney at Law
I’m a North Carolina lawyer with over 15 years of experience as an attorney.  I represent people and families, not corporations or insurance companies.

I have handled thousands of cases, including many jury trials.  I have appeared in court all over North Carolina and I regularly appear in federal Immigration Court, as well.   I also handle immigration cases at U.S. Consulates in many countries around the world.  I give my clients competent, compassionate legal representation to help resolve their legal problem.

Born and raised in North Carolina, I have seen first hand the growing immigrant community and issues they have faced in immigration, personal injury, worker’s compensation, traffic infractions, and criminal cases where they have needed someone to advocate for them.  I stand up and represent the voiceless and defenseless. I am married and have two sons.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1993.
Wake Forest University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1998.

Law Admissions:
North Carolina State Bar, 1998 – Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1998
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2001
Board of Immigration Appeals, 2001

Direct Line:  336-464-0500


Luis F. Maradiaga, Attorney at Law
I am a criminal defense and immigration attorney. Before coming to The Atkinson Law Firm, I worked as a prosecutor in Orange County, North Carolina. My experience as a prosecutor taught me how to effectively assess the strengths and weaknesses of cases, negotiate pleas, and take cases to trial.

I care about all my clients leaving fully satisfied with every case. I patiently work through the details of every case, and I make it my priority to keep my clients informed about the best legal options for resolving their case. As a native of Honduras, I am deeply invested in serving the legal needs of those in the Hispanic community. Having personally gone through the residency and citizenship process, I empathize with those looking to do the same. I am especially involved with handling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cases, and I work closely with our legal staff and with my clients on preparing those cases. I am married to my law school sweetheart.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in American History & Political Science, 2009 Meredith College Paralegal Program, Paralegal Certificate, 2010
Campbell Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2014 – Cum Laude
Law Admissions:
North Carolina State Bar, 2014 – Present
Direct Line:  336-464-0498


Sara Yolanda Rubio Correa 

I am Sara Yolanda Rubio Correa and I was born in Querétaro, México. When I was five years old I immigrated to the United States along with my family, in search of a better life and opportunities not found in Mexico. Throughout the years I have experienced first-hand the struggles that families undergo on a daily basis in order to get by and survive, and all to accomplish the American Dream. It is for this reason that I feel moved to help our Hispanic community in reaching their goals and succeeding.

Currently, I work at The Atkinson Law Firm, PLLC as a legal assistant, and I engage in providing my best assistance towards our community. I am also a senior at R.J. Reynolds High School, and have plans to attend college next fall.


Monica Krajisnik
My name is Monica Krajisnik. I was born in Mexico City and have been in NC since 2000. As an immigrant I know the cultural differences and difficulties that we face to reach our goal for happiness and wellbeing. I have worked in different fields but I believe coming back to The Atkinson Law Firm as legal assistant has been the best decision.  With my knowledge and experience I am able to provide you with professional service, the ability to answer your questions, and help you in my best capacity.

Education: Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de Mexico. Bachelor degree in Business Administration 2000.
Direct Line: 336-464-0499

kelleyKelley Morgan
My name is Kelley Morgan, and I have been a paralegal/legal assistant with the Atkinson Law Firm since August 2014.  Though I have grown up in North Carolina my whole life, I have spent time in many countries, whether on vacation, visiting friends, or studying.  This time abroad has taught me the importance of embracing those whose cultures and circumstances differ from my own, and the capacity to find the shared humanity in all of us.  In my role, I strive to assist our clients in the most professional and compassionate manner that I can.  It is a privilege to work with everyone at the Atkinson Law Firm.

North Carolina State University, 2 Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish Language and Literature and International Studies (International Relations concentration), Minor in French (2009) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (TransAtlantic Masters program), Master of Arts in Political Science, focusing on Transatlantic Studies (2011) Forsyth Technical Community College, Paralegal Technology Diploma Program (2015 expected)
Direct Line:  336-464-0502

troubleDalia Chavez
My name is Dalia Chavez and I am a Receptionist here at The Atkinson Law Firm. I was born in Mexico, and traveled to the United States with my family at the age of six. We were looking for a better future like every family the “American Dream.” I am blessed to have met the amazing people who work at the MTA Law Firm and getting to learn from them. Answering the phone and getting to talk to our clients on a daily basis is such a rewarding experience. I get to listen to everyone’s story at the beginning and empathize with everyone’s story. I am here to help and connect you to right person to help you solve your case.

Education:  I graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School in 2014 and I plan in going to Forsyth Tech in the Spring.
Direct Line:  336-464-0491

wendyWendy Alvarado
My name is Wendy Alvarado. My parents immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador. Knowing the effort and struggle they went through made me want to be able to help the Hispanic community. I love seeing Hispanics succeed, so being a part of that process is rewarding.  I do a little bit of everything here at the law firm, whether it’s helping out in the reception or doing some back office work with immigration cases.

Education: I’m currently in the transfer program at Forsyth Tech. My major is criminal justice and I’m hoping to transfer to UNC Charlotte.


Lee Hinshaw
As a life long resident of the Triad, I have over 30 years experience in a wide range of computer applications. My role at the Atkinson Law Firm is to implement and support information technology services including internet application development, social media, back end office automation and law practice software.  A law practice may be driven by paper and telephones but our firm has been extremely aggressive in adopting the latest in proven digital technologies to insure the smooth operation of the firm. More importantly, we have embraced new technologies to render the best service possible for our clients including our own smartphone app, interactive website and office automation that speeds our efficiency. We’re not the biggest firm in Winston Salem but we have every bit the technical resources and sophistication of the largest law offices. My job is to make it work and work well. If your experience at Atkinson Law says it didn’t; call me.

Education:  Guilford College, Bachelor of Science, Psychology.  Adobe, Microsoft, Amicus, Oracle and other certifications.
Direct Line:  336-456-3266