Christopher Kerosky, Esq.
Christopher A. Kerosky graduated from the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law School and was the former counsel of U.S. Department of Justice in Washington DC. He has practiced Immigration Law for over 30 years. Since 2004 he has served as Honorary Consul for Poland and a member of the Consular Corps in San Francisco. For the last 10 years, “Super Lawyers” magazine named him one of the top lawyers in Northern California and one of the top corporate counsel for immigration matters ("Super Lawyers" Profile). He also serves as a Member of the Human Rights Commission for Sonoma County, appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. Christopher speaks English, Spanish and Polish fluently and conversational Russian and French.
Susanna Bogue, Esq.
Susanna Bogue has practiced law in California since 1988 exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. She has extensive experience in both work and family visas, including many temporary visas for Conductors and hundreds of marriage based adjustment cases. Susanna is very active in the Irish community and has been a member of many Irish community organizations over the last 25 years. Her article on immigration news is published monthly in the Irish Herald/New Irish Gael. She is currently retired.
Wilson Purves, Esq.
Wilson Purves graduated with honors at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Law, in Argentina. He is admitted to practice law in California and the Federal District of Buenos Aires, Argentina. During law school, Wilson externed for College of Lawyers Legal Clinic providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and began his law career as an in-house counsel for metropolitan transport company in Buenos Aires in the ares of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Purves has practiced immigration law since 2007 and joined the practice of his now partner Christopher Kerosky soon after. In 2011, Wilson became a partner at Kerosky Purves & Bogue LLP and currently co-manages our San Francisco, Napa, Sacramento, Walnut Creek and San Jose offices. Since 2009, Wilson Purves is an attorney advisor for the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco. Most recently, Wilson Purves has been appointed by the Government of El Salvador to organize weekly legal clinics at their San Francisco Consulate. Wilson is fluent in Spanish and is a regular contributor to Univision, AM1010, AM990, and AM1370.
Liliana Gallelli, Esq.
Liliana Gallelli is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP and has been practicing law since 2004. Her experience includes immigration law, estate planning, closely-held businesses and non-profit organizations. Before joining Kerosky Purves & Bogue, Ms. Gallelli practiced transactional law at Toews Law in San Luis Obispo, CA and later joined her brother at the Gallelli & Gallelli, Inc., law firm in Beverly Hills, CA. She interned at the City of Burbank City Attorney's Office and with the Brazilian international law firm, Noronha-Advogados. Ms. Gallelli earned a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from California State University Northridge and a Juris Doctor degree from University of La Verne Law School. Affiliations include membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the advisory council of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission, and for the Sonoma County Latino Service Providers, Board Member of My American Dreams Foundation, and past Board Member of Help A Life Foundation, Inc. Ms. Gallelli speaks fluent Spanish and French and speaks conversational Italian, Portuguese and Lithuanian.
Miguel Martínez, Esq.
Miguel Martinez is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. In 2013, Miguel enrolled in the Interamerican School of Law in San Juan. While working full time, Miguel graduated in 2017 with honors and obtained a Tax Law internship in GT&A, LLC. Shortly after graduation, Miguel passed the Puerto Rico bar examinations and moved to California. Miguel joined the International Institute of the Bay Area, a nonprofit organization which offers gratuitous to low-cost services to immigrants. During his tenure with IIBA, Miguel specialized in U- Visa and VAWA cases. Before joining KBP, Miguel worked with the Law Offices of Beles & Beles in Oakland, CA where he expanded his scope of representation to all matters related to Family-Based Immigration and Removal Defense. Miguel focused primarily on the convergence between criminal and immigration issues. From his previous undertakings, Miguel has acquired valuable experience litigating in Immigration Court and also structuring a wide-range of affirmative immigration petitions. Miguel is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Dorothy Ma, Esq.
Dorothy Ma is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP. She graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in May 2014 and from Santa Clara University in June 2010 with a Bachelors in both political science and history. Prior to working for KPB, Dorothy was employed with the Asian Law Caucus and also clerked for a Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County. Dorothy speaks English, Vietnamese, and conversational Spanish.
Alejandro Cordero, Esq.
Alejandro Cordero is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP. Alejandro specializes in Asylum Law and Deportation Defense. He represents non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings on Immigration Court and before The Board of Immigration Appeals. Additionally he works with clients on a wide array of immigration matters, including appearances at USCIS and ICE. Prior to joining Kerosky, Purves & Bogue, Alejandro worked in Shanghai, China and in Latin America in development banking and international cooperation. Alejandro has a Master of Laws degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Law). He has a Master of International Laws degree from Shanghai University of Finance & Economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws degree from the Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, Costa Rica. He speaks English, Spanish and conversational Chinese. Alejandro is licensed to practice law in California and in his native Costa Rica.
Chloe Tomlinson, Esq.
Chloe Tomlinson is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP. At KPB, Chloe works on removal defense cases including asylum, withholding of removal, protection under CAT, and also cancellation of removal. Chloe also works on Affirmative asylum cases, and USCIS appearances including, Naturalization interviews, and adjustment of status interviews. Chloe is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Chloe graduated from Santa Clara Law School in May, 2019. Prior to joining KPB, Chloe attended Santa Clara Law where she was a member of the Immigration Clinic, International Human Rights Clinic, and the Northern California Innocence Project. Chloe enjoys working with clients, and assisting them in their immigration matters. Her favorite aspect of KPB is the collaborative environment, and the willingness of everyone to work as a team in order to get the best possible outcomes for their clients. Chloe is admitted to practice law in the state of California.
Pawel Trela is the Immigration Case Director at Kerosky Purves & Bogue as well as the Consular Associate for the Honorary Consulate of Poland. He has several years of experience in the legal profession in Poland and the U.S. Pawel earned his Masters in Law and Business Administration in Poland. He also received his diploma for Paralegal Studies. He has ample experience in family and business immigration law. Pawel is fluent in English and Polish.
Hisae is a legal technical writer working at Kerosky Purves and Bogue. Hisae spent her childhood and schooling both in the United States and Japan. Before she obtained a certificate from the Paralegal Studies Program at San Francisco State University, she studied at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, and obtained a B.A. in Social Science/Legal Studies. She worked in the insurance and manufacturing industries for several years and now assists with a large variety of immigration law cases. Hisae is fluent in Japanese and English.
Violeta is a case manager with Kersoky Purves & Bogue, fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational Portuguese. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Latin American Studies. She specializes in deportation removal and asylum applications, family petitions as well as U visas, VAWA and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications.
Cristian is a case manager with Kerosky Purves went to University of California Riverside and received a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy with honors. While in school, Cristian was a member of the American Red Cross and the Latino Union clubs. Cristian interned as a researcher for the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County creating a hands-on guide on Cyberstalking and Internet Safety for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Cristian is fluent in Spanish and English.
During high school Gustavo interned with Kerosky, Purves & Bogue and was later hired as a case manager. Gustavo works on a wide variety of immigration cases. He graduated as an honor student from Elsie Allen High School and is on his last year at Sonoma State University aiming for a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Mathematics. After graduating from Sonoma State he plans to go onto law school and pass the bar exam to practice immigration law. Gustavo is fluent in English and Spanish.
Saul is a Case Manager with Kerosky, Purves & Bogue. He is currently finishing his last year at Sonoma State University and will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Prior to Sonoma State, Saul graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College with honors, earning an Associate’s degree in Sociology and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to working with us, Saul volunteered at the Graton Day Labor Center, a non-profit organization aiding immigrants in both finding employment and informing them of their legal rights. Saul is fluent in English and Spanish
Rafael Quintanar is a Legal Translator/Interpreter with Kerosky, Purves and Bogue at our Santa Rosa and Ukiah offices. Rafael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in El Salvador. Before moving to the United States he worked for a Citibank branch specialized in Pension/Retirement Funds for more than seven years. He has expertise in Banking Law, Land Law, Corporate Governance and Money Laundering. While living in his country he handled procedures with the Attorney General´s office, Ministry of Treasury, and Ministry of Labor. Rafael is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.
Gabriel Viera is an Office Manager and Accountant at Kerosky Purves and Bogue. He is originally from Peru and moved to the United States in 2014. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance and was the top graduate in his class. Gabriel has been working in accounting for 10 years and has done accounting and business administration in business and university settings. He also previously worked as an English teacher and volunteered as an English tutor. Gabriel enjoys contributing towards the immigration work that KPB does for its clients as a recent immigrant himself.
Evelia is a receptionist at Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University. Evelia plans to obtain a Master's Degree in Social Work and eventually attend law school to become a juvenile criminal defense attorney. Born and raised in Sonoma County, she plans on returning to her home town after completing her higher educational studies and serving the community. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Jorge is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. He is a recent graduate of Sonoma State University completing a B.A in Philosophy with a concentration in Pre-Law and Applied Ethics and a B.S in Environmental Studies. During his last semester as an undergrad, Jorge was able to intern in our Santa Rosa office where he says he was opened to a growing passion of immigration policy and ethics. The proud son of two immigrants, Jorge has an ambition to help realize all the success that was intended for him from his family. Jorge hopes to continue his education in law school where he hopes to become a figure of influence to his community and to those whom he feels have been left out of it.
Lisvet is born and raised in the Roseland District. I am currently a student at Sonoma State University, expected graduation is Spring 2018 with a BA in Sociology and minor in Spanish. I spend a lot of time with my family, enjoy the outdoors and nature. I listen to a lot of classical piano music, like reading non-fiction books, baking, playing basketball, and hiking. I have volunteered at local elementary schools through a leadership program helping children develop new learning skills, comprehension and speaking skills. In the future I plan to use my sociology skills in a more defined and helpful way to provide information and guidance to those who need it.
Hali is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She is from Oaxaca, Mexico and moved to the U.S. as a child. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society. Prior to joining our firm, Hali Interned in Higbee & Associates Law Firm specializing in immigration. She also interned in COFEM, a non-profit organization assisting in citizenship workshops. She is fluent in Spanish and English
Consuelo is a receptionist at the San Francisco office. She is fluent in both English in Spanish. She was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and came to U.S when she was five years old. Her goal is to finish up community college and attend a four-year university to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Science.
Elisandro Mena Casanova
Elisandro, is originally from Acapulco, México. After graduating from High School in Acapulco, he moved to the U.S. 1996. In 2016, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Legal Studies. Also, he studied abroad one semester at the Law School at U.N.A.M. (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in Mexico City. During the summer of 2016, he had the opportunity to live in Paris, France, while taking a language and culture program at ACCENT (International Consortium for Academic Programs Abroad). He has worked at the bank industry, as well as in the hospitality industry for four years. At some point while living in the Unites States, he was an undocumented student. He has firsthand experienced of the obstacles a person faces because of an undocumented status. During college, immigration law has become his passion and field of interest. He currently works at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLC as a Case Manager. He thrive to help others who are in the same situation in which once he was himself.
Kassandra is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She is an Oakland native and has traveled to numerous countries to study abroad. She earned a B.A. in Legal Studies and Chicano Studies with a minor in Education at University of California, Berkeley. Kassandra hopes to pursue her law degree in the near future with an emphasizes on immigration. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Johana Estrada is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the United States at a young age. Currently, she is studying at San Francisco State University pursuing a double Bachelors in Communications and Ethnic Studies, with a minor in Race and Resistance. Prior to working with Kerosky Purves & Bogue, Johana worked at a civil rights law firm as a legal assistant and supervising intake personne, where she helped combat police excessive force and racial discrimination. She hopes to soon become a civil rights and immigration attorney to assist underrepresented and low-income communities. Johana is also fluent in Spanish and English.
Eleonora C. Mazza
Eleonora C. Mazza is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. Eleonora has over 11 years of experience working as an immigration paralegal. She is a Brazilian attorney graduated from the Centro Universitario das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, in São Paulo, Brazil. Eleonora is fluent in Portuguese, English and conversant Spanish.
Rafaela Costa Candia
Rafaela Costa Candia is a Legal Translator/Interpreter with Kerosky Purves & Bogue at our Walnut Creek Office. She is an accredited attorney of Brazil’s Bar Association. She graduated with highest honors and earned a Paralegal Certificate from ABA-approved San Francisco State University Paralegal Studies program. Recently, she earned an LL.M. degree with a certificate of specialization in International Law from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. During her time at Berkeley Law, Rafaela joined two Immigration related Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects, where she performed pro bono duties as a legal translator/interpreter. Rafaela wishes to pursue a career as an Immigration/International Law attorney. She is a native Portuguese speaker, fluent in English and conversant Spanish.