Amanda serves as a law clerk in our Cleveland Immigration Law office and works closely with our litigation attorneys. She assists with legal research, drafting motions and briefs, attends hearings, and performs other administrative tasks. In 2018, Amanda graduated cum laude from High Point University in North Carolina where she obtained a BA in International Relations. In 2021, she received her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Akron School of Law. In law school, she participated in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic serving as student counsel for detained clients in removal proceedings. Amanda sat for the Ohio Bar Exam in July 2021.
LLM (USA), LLB (UK), MA (USA), is a Specialist in asylum, hardship waivers, administrative closure, legal writing, work authorizations, and South Asian marketing in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. Born in Singapore, of South Asian heritage, Azaad is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bahasa Malaysia, and Bahasa Indonesian, as well as Singlish.
Brandi works in our mail department. She graduated from Central State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Outside work she enjoys reading and watching documentaries.
Brian Marek is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he obtained a BA in philosophy. Joining the Cleveland Immigration Law Office in 2002, he is employed as a paralegal. He works on non-immigrant petitions and visas such as H-1B and B-1/B-2 extensions. Brian also prepares and files N-400’s, US Passport applications, Permanent labor certifications, J-1 Waivers, I-601 Waivers, and I-212 Applications.
Cecilia Wong holds an MBA, and is in the accounting department in our Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Claudia works in Columbus Immigration Law office. as a bilingual paralegal (Spanish-English), she works closely with our attorneys preparing different applications and petitions and helps Ms. Wong with clients during their consultation. Claudia graduated from CENHIES Law School in Mexico and practiced law in several jobs in Mexico such as Public Ministry Agent at the Attorney General Office of the Hidalgo State, she also worked as Litigation Attorney in agrarian law, and she worked for the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Hidalgo. Here in the US she worked as a Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Specialist for The Ohio Hispanic Coalition. Since her passion is helping to the Latino Community who lives in the United States, she has performed professional speeches to prevent child sexual abuse, and on April 2019 founded Ámate Training LLC, providing human development workshops in Spanish. She loves spending time with her little daughter Katherine and her family.
Colton Bane is a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He also attended the University of Memphis for undergraduate studies, receiving a BA in political science with a minor in history. During law school he was an active Moot Court member and participant, even representing his law school on the Nationals Moot Court Travel Team. Joining the Cleveland office of Margaret W. Wong & Associates in August of 2021, after sitting for the Tennessee bar, he is employed as paralegal, assisting attorneys with motions to the court and with research.
New York, New York
Emily Mark is fluent in Cantonese and English. Emily assists attorneys in our Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Florence Vigneau is a paralegal in our Atlanta Immigration Law office with 15 years’ experience with the firm. She has a Masters in Law, Business, and International Affairs from Toulouse, France, and is fluent in French, Spanish, and English.
New York, New York
Gordon Landefeld manages the firm’s marketing, IT, and security, and responds to online customer requests through social media, and complaints as ombudsman. He writes press releases and blogs; negotiates and places print, online, and radio ads; coordinates IT support; and oversees SEO, reputation management, and online services for the firm. Gordon works out of our Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Grecia Robles is a legal assistant and translator. Grecia is fluent in Spanish and English. Grecia assists in other offices as needed in our Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Hee works as a case manager in our Atlanta Immigration Law office. She meets with clients, coordinates interactions between lawyers and clients, and schedules appointments for Atlanta clients with Ms. Wong. Hee is fluent in Korean and English.
Illona works in our accounts receivable and billing department for all of our offices. She also oversees the day to day operations in the Cleveland Immigration Law office. She studied accounting at Cuyahoga Community College and has been working for our firm for 15 years. Ilona was born in Poland and is fluent in Polish and English.
Jesus works in our accounting department in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Jessica works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Jocelyn is fluent in Tagalog and English. She assists attorneys in our Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Joyce has practiced public accounting in the Cleveland immigration Law office area for 30 years, specializing in professional and high net worth individuals. Joyce has been the CPA for Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC, since its inception. She has watched and aided the firm in its growth and expansion and maintained a deep relationship with Ms. Wong and her entire family. Thus, the opportunity to become the CFO of the corporation was an easy step.
Juan Carlos Brando
Juan Carlos works in our Atlanta Immigration Law office assisting with our media team while learning to become a paralegal, and looks forward to attending law school in the U.S.. He was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and graduated from Universidad Yacambú Law School and practiced law until he came to the United States. He worked several jobs such as a Painter, Dj in a Radio Station and Personal Injury Law Firm before joining our team. Juan Carlos Brando enjoys singing and playing the piano, and likes any kind of sports, specially baseball and table tennis.
Jury speaks Russian and English and helps the attorneys in the Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Karen Merced works in reception and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office and assists clients with questions and translations. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Kerrien is a bilingual paralegal (English-Spanish), experienced in dealing with complex and highly sensitive applications and petitions for immigration benefits. She has completed a Paralegal Certificate at Florida Paralegal Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at Atlantis University and a bachelor’s degree of Law School in Venezuela. Kerrien currently works in our Raleigh Immigration Law office and enjoys spending time with her family and their two dogs in her spare time.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Kelly is fluent in Spanish and English. She assists in our Raleigh Immigration Law office.
Kwasi is as an accountant and works in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. Kwasi is fluent in Twi, French, and English.
Lani works in the reception area in our Cleveland Immigration Law office and handles client telephone calls. She is fluent in Chinese and English.
Leslie Tejada works in reception and as a legal assistant and translator. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Based in our Cleveland Immigration Law office, Leslie assists in other offices as needed.
Lita graduated from Airlangga University Indonesia and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Lita worked in a law firm in Indonesia as an administrator, translator and notary public. Lita speaks Indonesian, English, Javanese and Malay. Lita loves hiking, practicing taekwondo, and traveling.
Lily works in Reception handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in English and Chinese.
New York, New York
Leo Shipcka is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University where he obtained a BA in Business Administration / Finance and earned an MBA with an emphasis in Finance in 2004. Joining the Firm in 2005 he has worked directly with Ms. Wong in assisting our clients in the Cleveland, Nashville, Chicago Immigration Law offices as needed. Leo was born in Tirana, Albania, and is fluent in Albanian and English.
Mariela Castillo works in Reception handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Mary Kay Covington
Mary Kay is our document management specialist. Based in our Cleveland Immigraiton Law office, she also coordinates executive transportation.
Max works in our Cleveland Immigration Law office and helps in the mail department.
Michelle works in our Cleveland Immigration Law office, managing the mail system and processes.
Oriana Diaz Kuclo
Oriana works with Fabiola Cini as a Bilingual Legal Assistant at the Cleveland Immigration Law office. She also assists other Immigration Attorneys when needed. With over 12 years of experience in retail management, customer service and office support, and fluent in both English and Spanish, Oriana holds a degree in Business Administration from UNITEC in Bogota, Colombia, as well as a degree of English as a Second Language from the New York English Center in New York City, New York.
Regina works in our accounting department and helps as a translator in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Rosa is a legal assistant and translator in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Rosa works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Stella (Shaoyun) Lao
Stella works in our accounts payables department in our Cleveland Immigration Law office.
Tatiana works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Vicky works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Chinese and English.
Xiomara works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Spanish and English.