Alen Takhsh is the founder and principal attorney at Takhsh Law, P.C. in Evanston, IL. As a first-generation immigrant, Alen’s practice is devoted to his clients’ aspirations of legally living, working, and investing in the U.S. He has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession, earning him the Super Lawyers designation. Alen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Chicago and his Juris Doctor from UIC John Marshall Law School. He also serves on the boards of Heartland Alliance and National Immigrant Justice Center, two nonprofits dedicated to providing housing, healthcare jobs, justice and immigration services to those in need.
Sonia S. Figueroa is the principal at SSFL Law, APC, in Los Angeles, CA and a former USCIS Field Office Adjudicator and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Her practice focuses on humanitarian visas, VAWA petitions, asylum, family adjustment, U.S. citizenship, and removal defense. Sonia has incorporated pro bono work into her practice by taking cases from organizations such as the AILA Military Assistance Program and the Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking.
She has also spoken on various panels and conferences in the community. Sonia is a recipient of the Public Service Award from the Korean American Bar Association and named a Pro Bono Guardian by AILA.
Sonya Peterkin is a Florida- licensed immigration attorney. Sonya’s Jamaican roots allows her to uniquely and personally relate to immigrants and their families. Her relatedness and unique understanding of immigrants and the issues they face, are what drives her to dedicate her advocacy skills towards advancing the rights of immigrants and vulnerable groups, as well as educating the community.
Sonya’s practice consists primarily of family-based immigration matters. During her law school internships, she became a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, where she worked with many domestic violence victims in Central Florida to obtain protective orders against their abusers in court. Due to her legal training and experience with domestic violence matters, combined with her passion for immigration law, she developed
a special interest in assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence obtain immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act. She has spent her legal career merging her passion, experience, and knowledge, to provide reliable family-based U.S. immigration representation internationally, and participates in various speaking engagements and within organizations enhancing communities.
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