Our Team

A. Singh

Cleveland, Ohio
  • Head, Waivers Department
  • Head, Trauma Unit
  • LLM [USA]. LLB [UK], MA [USA], Certificate in Counseling.

Alethia Vaquero

Cleveland, Ohio

Holding two Bachelor’s degrees from Mexico in Psychology and Criminology, Alethia brings a deep understanding of human behavior and social dynamics as a paralegal in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She’s fluent in English and Spanish.

Ana Avila

Cleveland, Ohio

An attorney in Mexico, and a law school student at Cleveland State University School of Law, Ms. Avila works as a litigation paralegal in the Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Ana is bilingual in Spanish.

Ana Valbuena

Cleveland, Ohio

Ana was born in Venezuela, where she got a psychology degree in 2017. She has been living in Cleveland, Ohio, for four years. In 2020, Ana studied English as a second language at Cuyahoga Community College. She assists attorneys and paralegals.

Arely Trinidad

Columbus, Ohio

Arely is a legal assistant in our Columbus, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Arely is fluent in Spanish and English.

Ashley Lopez

Cleveland, Ohio

Ashley is on our Cleveland, Ohio Immigration Law office mail team.

Bethany Fabig

Cleveland, Ohio

Bethany assists the legal department in Cleveland. Bethany studied theology at Instituto Biblico Palabra de Vida, in Argentina, and lived in Ciudad Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Bethany speaks Spanish and English.

Brian Marek

Cleveland, Ohio

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

Cleveland, Ohio

Cecilia Wong holds an MBA, and is in the accounting department in our Cleveland Immigration Law office.

Celene Acuna

Raleigh, North Carolina

Celene Acuna works as a legal assistant in our Raleigh office. Celene is bilingual in Spanish.

Claudia Flores

Columbus, Ohio

Claudia works in our Columbus, Ohio, Immigration Law office. As a bilingual paralegal (ES/EN), 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.

Florence Vigneau

Atlanta, Georgia

Florence Vigneau is a paralegal in our Atlanta, Georgia, Immigration Law office with 24 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.

Gargi Bhatt

New York, New York

Gargi is a Paralegal in our New York immigration Law office. Gargi is fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi, and conversational in Punjabi. She has a background in financial software analysis.

Gordon Landefeld

Cleveland, Ohio

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, Ohio, Immigration Law office.

Grecia Robles

Cleveland, Ohio

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.

Hannie Quintana

Cleveland, Ohio

Hannie works part time in our Cleveland, Ohio, Intake Department and assists with the Mail Team. Hannie is bilingual in Spanish.

Haydee Murillo

Cleveland, Ohio

Haydee Murillo helps in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Tagalog and English. You can watch her immigration story here.

Hee Kam

Atlanta, Georgia

Hee works as a case manager in our Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

Hilary Storm

Cleveland, Ohio

Hilary was born in China and attended Xi’an International Studies University. She near our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Hilary updates our web site, answers our on-line messages, schedules consultations, and does intake. She is fluent in Chinese and English.

Ilona Fleszar

Cleveland, Ohio

Fluent in Polish and English, Ilona works in our accounts receivables and billing department for all of our offices. She also performs facility management duties in the Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She studied accounting at Cuyahoga Community College and has been working for our firm for 20 years. Watch her immigration story here.

Jeremy Kniola

Chicago, Illinois

An immigration legal assistant in Chicago Illinois since 2016, Jeremy aided clients in Marriage and Employment Green Card Applications, Naturalization, Removing Conditions, DACA, and Waivers for clients from South Korea, China, Russia, Mexico, Bulgaria, Thailand, Indonesia. ·Jeremy gathered evidence, researched new immigration laws and evidence for Waiver cases, and prepped clients for interviews.

Jessica Cardenas

Cleveland, Ohio

Jessica works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Jesus Torres

Cleveland, Ohio

Jesus works in our accounting department in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Joe Hernandez

Cleveland, Ohio

Joe speaks Spanish and English and works on the Cleveland, Ohio, Intake team.

Josh Forquer

Cleveland, Ohio

Josh Forquer works in our Cleveland office as a paralegal, fluent in Spanish, and a deep experience of helping attorneys prepare clients’ J-1 and H-1B applications. With 18 years’ experience in immigration services, Josh uses his knowledge and experience to quickly and efficiently help international workers navigate the complex processes of immigrating to the US.

Joyce Graham

Cleveland, Ohio

Our CFO, Joyce, has practiced public accounting in the Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office area for 40 years, specializing in professional and high net worth individuals. Joyce has been the CPA for Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC, since its inception, watching and aiding the firm in its growth and expansion and maintained a deep relationship with Ms. Wong and her entire family.

Jury Pychowycz

Cleveland, Ohio

Jury speaks Russian and English and helps the attorneys in the Cleveland Immigration Law office.

Kathryn Steinfurth

Cleveland, OH

Kathy is our HR and General Manager. With bachelor’s degrees in business administration and human resources from David N. Myers College, Kathy achieved her MBA at Lake Erie College. Kathy has two dogs and enjoys reading.

Katrina Deal-McCall

Cleveland, Ohio

Katrina works in the mail team in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office.

Kristine Baghdasaryan

Cleveland, Ohio

Kristine works in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Kristine is fluent in Armenian and English.

Lani Pychowycz

Cleveland, OH

Lani works in the reception area in our Cleveland Immigration Law office and handles client telephone calls. She is fluent in Chinese and English.

Leo Shipcka

Cleveland, Ohio

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, New York, Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, Immigration Law offices as needed. Leo was born in Tirana, Albania, and is fluent in Albanian and English.

Leslie Tejada

Cleveland, Ohio

Leslie Tejada works in reception and as a legal assistant and translator. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Based in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office, Leslie assists in other offices as needed.

Liliana Natividad-Cruz

Columbus, Ohio

Liliana works in our Columbus Immigration Law Office in the reception area as legal assistant and translator. Liliana is fluent in Spanish and English.

Lily Hwang

Cleveland, Ohio

Lily works in Reception handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in English and Chinese.

Lily Wu

New York, New York

Lily Chunli Wu works in our New York, New York, Immigration Law office and handles packet 3 and 4 cases and I-130’s. She is fluent in Chinese and English.

Lydia Ruiz

Cleveland, Ohio

Lydia is on our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office mail team. Lydia is fluent in Spanish and English.

Marcia Soares-Bonasera

Nashville, Tennessee

Marcia is a paralegal in our Nashville, Tennessee, Immigration Law office. Marcia is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Marilia Da Costa

Columbus, Ohio

Marilia is a paralegal in our Columbus, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Marilia is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Mary Kay Covington

Cleveland, Ohio

Mary Kay is our document management specialist, based in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office.

Max Covington

Cleveland, Ohio

Max is a member of our mail team in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office.

Michael Fungsang

Cleveland, Ohio

A retired Ph.D. in nuclear physics, Michael works in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Michael is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Michael Patterson

Cleveland, Ohio

Michael is our community liaison. He attends and writes about various ethnic festivals and chambers of commerce and community events in Northeast Ohio for our Instagram and Facebook blogs. Michael works near our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law Office.

Natalia Rivera-Santiago

Cleveland, Ohio

Natalia works as a legal assistant in the Cleveland office. She is bilingual in Spanish.

Qianhong Li, MD, PhD, FAHA

Cleveland, Ohio

A writer and researcher for the law firm, Dr. Li is also an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where she directs research laboratories investigating the mechanisms responsible for myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and developing the cardioprotective strategies in the fields of gene and cell therapy.

Regina Payro

Cleveland, OH

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 Cintron

Cleveland, Ohio

Rosa is a legal assistant and translator in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Rosa Feliciano

Cleveland, Ohio

Rosa works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Sanjay Patel

Columbus, Ohio

Within a few years of arriving in the USA, Sanjay was managing businesses in New York. Today, a business owner with a portfolio of holdings in southern Ohio and Kentucky, Sanjay has joined Margaret W. Wong & Associates as Community Liaison. Sanjay is very passionate about helping people, and works directly under Ms. Wong to identify and sign immigration clients from around the world.

Sheila Aguilera

Cleveland, Ohio

Sheila works in our Intake department in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. Sheila is fluent in Spanish and English.

Stella (Shaoyun) Lao

Cleveland, Ohio

Stella works in our accounts payables department in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office.

Tahani Raihan

Cleveland, Ohio

With a Bachelor of Law from Shatt Al Arab University College, Basrah, Iraq, Tahani was Partner in two law offices in Iraq, representing civilians in civil and criminal proceedings, and Kuwaiti and Emirati businesses expanding into Syria. Before moving to the USA in 2014, Tahani was Court Appointed Attorney to the Basrah State Courts. In the US, Tahani has been an interpreter, family advocate and paralegal for numerous immigration matters. Tahani is bilingual in Arabic.

Tatiana Guzman

Cleveland, Ohio

Tatiana works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Vicky Ko

Cleveland, Ohio

Vicky works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in both Chinese and English.

Xiomara Cifuentes

Cleveland, Ohio

Xiomara works in the reception area handling client telephone calls and intake in our Cleveland, Ohio, Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Ying Bei Eldridge

Cleveland, Ohio

Ying Bei is from Taiwan and studied American Culture at Bowling Green State University. She was a foreign student advisor at the University of Oregon. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Hokkien.

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