- Head, Waivers Department
- Head, Trauma Unit
- LLM [USA]. LLB [UK], MA [USA], Certificate in Counseling.
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.
Christian Pallens works in our Cleveland office as a Litigation Paralegal and Spanish translator. He works on preparing and filing Asylum, Cancellation, Adjustment of Status, and other types of cases for court. He also has experience with various types of USCIS filings and criminal cases. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University where he attained a BA in Sociology. Prior to attending school, he was on Active Duty in the United States Air Force. Currently, Christian is continuing his education at Cleveland State University and working on obtaining his Master of Business Administration.
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.
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
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 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.
Haydee Murillo helps in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. She is fluent in Tagalog and English.
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.
Hilary was born in China and attended Xi’an International Studies University. She currently is in our Columbus Immigration Law office where she updates our Chinese web site, answers our on-line messages, schedules consultations and does intake. She is fluent in Chinese 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.
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.
Jury speaks Russian and English and helps the attorneys in the Cleveland Immigration Law office.
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.
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.
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
Chunli Wu works in the New York immigration Law office and handles packet 3 and 4 cases and I-130’s. She is fluent in Chinese and English.
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.
Mary Kay Covington
Mary Kay is our document management specialist. Based in our Cleveland Immigraiton Law office, she also coordinates executive transportation.
Michael works in our Cleveland and New York Immigration Law offices and is fluent in Chinese, Spanish, and English
Michael is our community liaison. He attends and writes about various ethnic festivals and chambers of commerce and community events for our Out & About blog for our Cleveland Immigration Law Office
Mustafa A. Duzdag
Mustafa Duzdag works as a project manager in our Cleveland Immigration Law office. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and has been teaching at universities for almost two decades. He has also worked as a department chair, project manager, scrum master, copy editor, content writer, and translator. He is fluent in Turkish and English.
Nathaniel is a legal assistant who helps out at the Cleveland office. He’s traveled around quite a bit and likes to run in his free time. He has a background that includes education, cultural studies, academia and research.
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.
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.
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.
Ying Bei Eldridge
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.
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.