Serving corporate and individual clients with U.S. immigration needs

Our individual immigration clients include business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs, as well as entertainers and athletes.

We assist our corporate clients in obtaining appropriate employment-based non-immigrant visas and provide legal advice regarding applications for immigration to the United States based on sponsoring employers or close family members. Clients receive comprehensive legal advice regarding all aspects of immigration law, based on our in-depth knowledge of this complex and specialised area.

In addition, we advise clients with respect to waivers of inadmissibility for non-immigrant and immigrant visas, maintenance of permanent resident status, acquisition and loss of U.S. citizenship and expatriation issues.

Learn about Hodkinson Law Group’s full range of U.S. immigration and visa services

Non-Immigrant Visas Immigrant Visas Services for Lawful Permanent Residents Services for U.S. Citizens

Services at Hodkinson Law Group

Our U.S. immigration attorneys represent an extensive and diverse range of corporate clients across all industry sectors, including multinational corporations, small companies, and partnerships. We also work closely with a network of other global immigration law firms.

Attorneys

Kehrela Hodkinson

Principal/Immigration Lawyer - California State Bar, 1980

Since 1994, Mrs. Hodkinson has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law in London. She represents a broad range of corporate and individual clients in connection with temporary (non-immigrant) visas and both employment and family-based permanent (immigrant) visa petitions.

She also provides advice relating to complex issues of waivers on grounds of inadmissibility, maintenance, and abandonment of permanent resident status, and renunciation (expatriation) of U.S. citizenship.

Publications

Kehrela Hodkinson's
Publications

Kehrela Hodkinson quoted in Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, regarding potential issues of inadmissibility resulting from arrest of professional golfer, Thobjorn Olesen.

August 6th, 2019

Discussion Leader on Panel entitled Consular Processing: What Things go Wrong”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Orlando, FL

June 1st, 2019

Renunciation of US Citizenship – Why Would a Client “Give It All Up”.

April 15th, 2019

Invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the AILA Law Journal which will cover current and pragmatic topics related to the rapidly changing immigration law landscape and will be produced biannually, commencing 2019.

December 1st, 2018

Discussion Leader for an American Lawyers Association teleconference on the topic of visa processing in London.

December 1st, 2018

Kehrela Hodkinson, US immigration lawyer and founder of Hodkinson Law Group, told The Independent any presidential order over birthright citizenship would face “many constitutional challenges”, including requests for an injunction against implementation, much like what happened with Mr Trump’s initial travel ban on a number of Muslim-majority countries.

October 30th, 2018

Interviewed by The Independent, a UK newspaper, regarding the immigrant visa category by which Melania Trump’s parents obtained their permanent resident status.

February 22nd, 2018

A chapter The Waivers Book, 2nd Edition, published by American Immigration Lawyers Association

December 1st, 2016
Memberships and affiliations

Kehrela Hodkinson's
Memberships and affiliations

ABIL (Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers)

Founding member of ABIL, which is comprised of 19 of the top U.S. business immigration law firms, has over 140 attorneys devoted to business immigration in 21 major U.S. cities, plus Cologne, Hong Kong, London, Monterrey, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver. Founding member and first Chair of Rome District Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Multiple leadership roles in the American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • 2011-2012 B-1 in lieu of H-1 Task Force
  • 2011-2012 Department of State Liaison Committee
  • 2011-2012 Military Assistance Program Task Force
  • 2011-2012 Rome District Chapter Pro Bono Committee Chair
  • 2010-2011 Department of State Liaison Committee
  • 2010-2011 Distance Learning Committee
  • 2010-2011 Rome District Chapter Pro Bono Committee Chair
  • 2009-2010 Midyear Conference Committee
  • 2009-2010 Department of State Liaison Committee
  • 2008-2009 Chair Rome District Chapter
  • 2007-2008 Interim Chair Rome District Chapter

American Bar Association


International Bar Association


American Women Lawyers in London


Society of English and American Lawyers


Nominated by peers to the International Who’s Who of Business Immigration Lawyers

Sharon L. Noble

Of Counsel

Sharon Noble has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law since 1996, concentrating on business-related immigration matters with an emphasis on both non-immigrant visa petitions for corporate employees, individual investors and entrepreneurs as well as employment based immigrant petitions, extraordinary ability petitions and outstanding researcher petitions. Ms. Noble worked with Ms. Hodkinson in London for seven years before returning to the United States in 2003. She is now Of Counsel to Hodkinson Law Group, working remotely from California. Prior to 1996, Ms. Noble practiced corporate real estate and health care law in Los Angeles. With Ms. Noble’s prior corporate experience, she possesses a strong business background and exceptional writing skills, both of which have proven invaluable to her immigration practice.

Publications

Sharon L. Noble's
Publications

A chapter The Waivers Book, 2nd Edition, published by American Immigration Lawyers Association

December 1st, 2016

Tasha N. Cripe

Of Counsel

Tasha Cripe continues to assist our clients in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications of waivers of grounds of inadmissibility. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar and is actively involved in The American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program.

Team members

Louisa Spall

Business administrator

Louisa joined Hodkinson Law Group in 2009 as a Business Administrator after a successful career in corporate banking spanning 20 years. She currently undertakes the role of Legal Assistant, assisting in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions. In her spare time Louisa enjoys cycling with her husband and 2 teenage children and is an active member of her local Parkrun.

Charlotte "Lottie" Armstrong

Business administrator

Charlotte joined Hodkinson Law Group in 2015 as Business Administrator. She assists in the preparation of visa applications and renunciation of U.S. Citizenship. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA (Hons) Business Administration degree in 2011, as well as completing a course in Teeline Shorthand in 2014. Her main interests outside of the office are Geocaching, going to the theatre and sewing – she also made her own wedding dress…

Charis Slater

Business administrator

Charis Started at Hodkinson Law Group in 2013 as a Business Administrator, and became a Legal Assistant in 2015. She studied Psychology at The University of the West of England, Bristol and graduated in 2011. Charis enjoys traveling, and her favourite trips include camping inside the Arctic Circle in Norway, traveling by train through Russia and Mongolia, and eating her way around Japan. Since becoming a mother in 2018 her free time is spent in less adventurous ways, and now she can mostly be found at home knitting and sewing her way to a handmade wardrobe.

Publications and engagements

London immigration attorney Kehrela Hodkinson is a frequent speaker on immigration and visa topics at professional conferences regarding U.S. visa processing in London, the United States, and other countries. 

2019

Kehrela Hodkinson quoted in Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, regarding potential issues of inadmissibility resulting from arrest of professional golfer, Thobjorn Olesen.

August 6th, 2019

Discussion Leader on Panel entitled Consular Processing: What Things go Wrong”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Orlando, FL

June 1st, 2019

Renunciation of US Citizenship – Why Would a Client “Give It All Up”.

April 15th, 2019

2018

Discussion Leader for an American Lawyers Association teleconference on the topic of visa processing in London.

December 1st, 2018

Invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the AILA Law Journal which will cover current and pragmatic topics related to the rapidly changing immigration law landscape and will be produced biannually, commencing 2019.

December 1st, 2018

Kehrela Hodkinson, US immigration lawyer and founder of Hodkinson Law Group, told The Independent any presidential order over birthright citizenship would face “many constitutional challenges”, including requests for an injunction against implementation, much like what happened with Mr Trump’s initial travel ban on a number of Muslim-majority countries.

October 30th, 2018

Interviewed by The Independent, a UK newspaper, regarding the immigrant visa category by which Melania Trump’s parents obtained their permanent resident status.

February 22nd, 2018

2016

A chapter The Waivers Book, 2nd Edition, published by American Immigration Lawyers Association

December 1st, 2016

A chapter The Waivers Book, 2nd Edition, published by American Immigration Lawyers Association

December 1st, 2016

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