Practice Leadership

At SGG, our family and removal team is comprised of some of the most nationally known  U.S. Immigration attorneys in the field of family and removal defense.

The managing partner of the Family and Removal Group, Attorney Heather L. Poole is internationally known as one the leading authorities in inadmissibility waivers (601 waivers for unlawful presence, misrepresentation, crimes, and prostitution) and complicated marriage cases. She is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law (State Bar of California).

Senior Attorney Helen Sklar works on complex asylum, removal, and marriage fraud cases. She is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law (State Bar of California).

Heather Poole

Heather L. Poole is the Managing Partner of the Family & Removal Group at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. She focuses on helping immigrants keep their green cards despite marital breakups and successfully reuniting couples and families who would otherwise face a devastating long-term separation due to immigration imposed unlawful presence ... Read More

Helen A. Sklar

Helen A. Sklar has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law since 1985. She spent 18 years advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees as a sole practitioner before joining Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, a Los Angeles firm widely known for its expertise across multiple immigration ... Read More

Joyce Noche

Joyce Noche is a Senior Attorney at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP. Ms. Noche has practiced immigration law for over 16 years. Ms. Noche has unique and extensive experience in asylum law and protection for refugees that few others share. She has the perspective of having representing clients before the government ... Read More

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16 June 2017

Preguntas Antes de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración

  originally published on on 4/14/2017 La ley de inmigración es un campo muy complejo. Cuando necesite ayuda en asuntos de inmigración, póngase en contacto con un abogado calificado y no con un notario, alguien que no tiene licencia para ejercer la abogacía. Se puede buscar un abogado de diferentes maneras. Algunas personas ... Read More

16 June 2017

From Violence in Honduras to Detention in New Mexico to Asylum in Los Angeles

  Bringing to an end a three-year journey, Lorena (not her real name) was granted asylum in the Los Angeles immigration court on April 11. The immigration judge held that Lorena had a well-founded fear of persecution in Honduras as a woman unable to safely leave a violent relationship. Three years ... Read More

15 June 2017

SGG Empowers Immigrant Communities with Know-Your-Rights Presentations

On March 13, 2017, SGG Senior Attorney Helen A. Sklar joined other trainers, lawyers and activists at Ruben F. Salazar Park in East Los Angeles in spreading the message that everyone living in the United States, including people who are undocumented, have certain basic rights.  Ms. Sklar and representatives from ... Read More

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