Attorneys & Certified Specialists

Attorneys at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP practice immigration law exclusively.  Our firm has more State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law than any other California law firm. Attorneys in the Law Firm are sought after as speakers before lawyer and professional audiences and as authors on complex subjects in the immigration law field. We have established our Law Firm in a way that allows us to tackle the most challenging legal matters and to devote the skill, learning and effort required to achieve solutions for clients in complex matters.

Elsie Hui Arias Partner & Certified Specialist

Elsie Hui Arias is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.  She has been certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2007, a designation that is conferred upon only a very small percentage of immigration practitioners ... Read More

Michele Franchett Partner & Certified Specialist

Michele Franchett is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.  She is admitted to the California Bar, and is a Certified Specialist in the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law.  She has over twenty years of experience in the field, and her current practice is focused on investor and ... Read More

Candice Garrett

Candice Garrett is one of the longest-serving members of the law firm, having worked as a paralegal during law school, a new attorney, and now as one of the team leaders in the law firm.  Ms. Garrett’s experience is broad, including EB-5 investor practice, business immigration, family-based immigration, naturalization, and ... Read More

Josie Gonzalez Partner

Josie Gonzalez is a partner of Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, and has represented employers in all aspects of immigration law for 30 years. She is a former public defender and criminal defense attorney. Ms. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received Bachelor’s, Master’s, ... Read More

Kathleen Grzegorek Partner & Certified Specialist

Kathleen Grzegorek has been a California State Bar-Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law for over 20 years. She has over twenty-six years of immigration experience serving a diverse client base with an emphasis on business immigration in the professional, high technology, academic, fine arts, scientific and entertainment fields. Clients ... Read More

Michael Harris

Michael Harris has over 18 years of experience in business immigration law, representing clients in various fields, including hi-tech, media, science, engineering, research, industrial, manufacturing, financial, entertainment and medical. Mr. Harris’ broad experience includes H-1B, L, TN, O and E visas, as well as labor certification, immigrant visa petitions and national ... Read More

Yeu Hong Partner

Yeu S. Hong is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. Mr. Hong has practiced immigration law since 1998 and was employed at a Los Angeles based boutique immigration law firm for 13 years prior to joining Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP in 2014. He represents individuals and corporations ... Read More

Amy Lenhert

Amy Prokop Lenhert has expertise in a broad range immigration matters and is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has successfully litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts of ... Read More

Jennifer Lin

Jennifer Lin joined Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP in January 2014. Since joining the firm, Ms. Lin has gained experience in a wide variety of immigrant and non-immigrant matters, with an emphasis on EB-5 investment immigration, EB-1 extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher/professor petitions, O-1 extraordinary ability petitions and national interest ... Read More

Susan Pilcher

Susan L. Pilcher’s practice focuses on business and investment immigration.  Ms. Pilcher counsels and represents clients in a diverse range of investment-related immigration matters, ranging from working with entrepreneurs on nonimmigrant status and long-range strategic planning, to preparing I-526 and I-829 petitions and template filings, guiding developers in the preparation ... Read More

Heather Poole Partner & Certified Specialist

Heather L. Poole is the Managing Partner of the Family Immigration & Removal Group at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.  Heather is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law (State Bar of California). She focuses on helping immigrants keep their green cards despite marital breakups and successfully reuniting couples and ... Read More

Helen A. Sklar Certified Specialist

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

Taiyyeba Safri Skomra Certified Specialist

Taiyyeba Safri Skomra is certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the years 2010 – 2012, and 2015 – 2017.  Ms. Skomra served as a team ... Read More

Lincoln Stone Partner & Certified Specialist

Lincoln Stone is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law as recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Lincoln also is recognized as a preeminent immigration lawyer by peer-based ratings such as The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers publications.  Lincoln has more than 30 years experience as ... Read More

David Strashnoy

David Strashnoy is a Senior Attorney with Stone Grzegorek Gonzalez LLP and a former Consular Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Based on that experience, he has been able to successfully resolve difficult consular processing matters across all visa categories for SGG clients and also has substantial expertise in ... Read More

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong has focused her career on representing immigrants in complex family-based immigration cases including conditional green card waivers, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions, inadmissibility waivers for unlawful presence, and U visas. She also has experience in citizenship and naturalization as well as marriage based green cards. Ms. Wong ... Read More

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