Our Team of Attorneys

With over 40 plus years of experience in immigration law, our highly experienced immigration lawyers can assist you with your legal needs. We  are a full service immigration firm.

Jonathan R. Sturman

Jonathan R. Sturman is strongly committed to the zealous representation of his clients. He specializes in family-based immigration and complex immigration-based federal litigation. No issue is too complex. Jonathan has made numerous appearances and been instrumental to the success of more than one-hundred federal lawsuits in federal courts, including cases in the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California as well as cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Columbia. His attention to detail and ability to analyze and dissect highly complicated legal issues has afforded him a well-earned reputation with the federal and immigration courts. When he brings a lawsuit against the Federal Government, the Department of Justice knows to take his case seriously.

Jonathan R. Sturman attended Loyola Law School where he graduated with honors at the very top of his class. Jonathan excelled during his time at Loyola. He served on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and earned numerous awards, including: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Sayre Macneil Scholar, Dean’s Honor List, and Outstanding Brief Award.

David M. Sturman

David Sturman is recognized as one of the best immigration lawyers in Los Angeles. He has dedicated his long career to immigration law, practicing immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1980. His reputation as a strong honest advocate and a fighter for the rights of his clients is well known. David Sturman is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California 1979. He served on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section as a secretary in this organization. He has in the past also been active in the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association.

In 1997 Mr. Sturman actively participated in strategy sessions of the ITAA (Information Technology Association of America) in their successful efforts to minimize adverse immigration consequences of H-1B legislation pending with Congress at that time. David Sturman is admitted to practice before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California, and before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, including the Office of the Immigration Judge and the Board of Appeals. As a leading immigration lawyer in Encino, CA, he and his immigration law firm in Los Angeles have deep experience with both immigrant/nonimmigrant visa, removal and Federal Court/ Circuit Courts.

Many of his cases have been published and have become binding precedent. He was successful in the class action Dayo, et al. v. Napolitano, 11-cv-00728, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, which dealt with the rights of aliens to obtain work permits while in removal proceedings.

Mr. Sturman is one of the best immigration lawyers in Los Angeles and regularly represents both petitioners and aliens in U.S. District Court in both mandamus actions to force delayed government adjudication and in actions for declaratory relief to review decisions of the USCIS. Besides representing clients before the USCIS and the U.S. State Department, he also actively represents clients facing deportation and removal proceeding before U.S. Immigration Courts. With over four decades of practice, Mr. Sturman has seen it all and has invaluable experience that other attorneys lack. He is honest and forthright and always provides clients with impeccable service and strong representation.

Anna Elias

Anna graduated from USC School of Law with honors and is admitted to practice with the State Bar of California. With more than 10 years of experience in immigration, Anna is an excellent immigration attorney. While her expertise is primarily with asylum and waiver cases, her knowledge extends to all areas of immigration. Anna is fluent in Arabic.

Alexander Voschinsky

Alexander received Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and International Relations from UC Davis and a law degree from Pepperdine School of Law, where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, recognizing excellent achievement in the study of Immigration Law. While in law school, he worked alongside immigration judge, Bruce J. Einhorn, at the Pepperdine Asylum Law Clinic. Alexander specializes in employment-based immigration, but his knowledge extends to all areas of immigration. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Alexander is passionate about helping those in need and has volunteered his time to provide pro bono legal advice to refugees and asylum seekers. Alexander is fluent in Russian.

Angela E. Griffin

Angela handles all aspects of U.S. immigration, specializing in employment-based visas and permanent residency. Angela graduated from Loyola Law School, where she was awarded the Honorable Darlene R. Seligman Immigration Law Award for academic excellence and her work in the immigrant justice field. While in law school, she was heavily involved in the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic and collaborated with LA
City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to create educational materials regarding immigrant workers’ rights. Angela graduated as a member of Weber’s Honors College from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Executive Office for Immigration Review Immigration Court.

Natalie Stewart

Natalie practices in the areas of removal defense, treaty investors, family-based adjustment of status, naturalization, and writing appellate briefs and motions to assist clients in their immigration cases. Natalie graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles with an award for Immigration Law. Natalie lived overseas for many years and has extensive experience interacting with people of varying nationalities. She practiced immigration law in Thailand and in Indonesia before returning to work in the USA. Natalie enjoys meeting clients and providing them with friendly, efficient, and effective legal services.

Edward S. Reisman

Edward is a graduate of Georgetown Law School and has more than two decades of experience as an immigration lawyer specializing in deportation and removal cases. Prior to entering private practice, Edward was an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security. His experience on both sides provides him with a unique and invaluable perspective on the immigration process.

Our Staff:

Alyssa F.

Alyssa has more than a decade of experience as an Immigration Paralegal. She specializes in family-based cases and consular processing.

Annie T.

With over 20 years of experience in immigration law, Annie is a highly competent Paralegal, specializing in H-1B visas. She is fluent in five languages including English, Spanish, French, Armenian, and Turkish.

Dara G.

Dara is our office’s Senior Legal Assistant. If you are calling our office’s main line, it is most likely Dara’s voice you are hearing on the other end of the phone. She is friendly, organized, and always up-to-date on your case.

Criona B.

Criona is one of our Senior Paralegals specializing in employment-based immigration. She has 30 years of immigration experience and is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of immigration law.

Jasmin R.

Jasmine is an excellent Secretary. She is friendly, outgoing, and professional. Our clients enjoy working with her and find her calming demeanor refreshing.

Jaye O.

Our firm simply could not run without Jaye as our Office Manager. Jaye is highly competent in processing PERM applications and managing our federal lawsuits. Jaye also manages the firm’s billing.

Lexi M.

Lexi is an excellent Legal Assistant. She is very organized in managing cases and patient when working with clients preparing applications and forms. Lexi is fluent in Filipino.

Margarita P.

Our Paralegal Margarita has been with the firm for more than a decade. Over the years, Margarita has acquired a wide range of knowledge on H-1B, L-1, and R-1 visas. She currently handles our employment-based adjustment of status cases and processes Employment Authorization and Advance Parole (EAD/AP) renewals.

Norma M.

With more than a decade of experience, Norma has an extensive knowledge of the immigration process. She is a Senior Paralegal who specializes in deportation and removal cases. Norma is fluent in Spanish.

Phil A.

As a Senior Paralegal and Intake Specialist, Phil is an invaluable asset to our firm. With decades of experience in immigration law, Phil’s knowledge of all matters of immigration is unmatched.

Rosa R.

Rosa is one of our Senior Paralegals and has an extensive knowledge of the immigration process. She specializes in consular processing, family-based cases, waivers, removal/deportation, and asylum cases. Rosa is fluent in Spanish.