Christopher A. Kerosky has practiced law since 1984 and has handled over 1000 immigration cases and over 500 civil and litigation matters. He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law School and was the former counsel of U.S. Department of Justice in Washington DC. Since 2004 he has served as Honorary Consul for Poland and a member of the Consular Corps in San Francisco. For the last 8 years, “SuperLawyers” magazine named him one of the top lawyers in Northern California and one of the top corporate counsel for immigration matters (see www.superlawyers.com). 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 has been practicing 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 100s of marriage adjustment cases. Susanna is very active in the Irish community and has been a member of many Irish community organizations over the last 20 years. Her article on immigration news is published monthly in the Irish Herald/New Irish Gael. She is Of Counsel to our firm.
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. He previously worked as an in-house counsel for Metropolitan Transport Company in Buenos Aires as well. Most recently he has practiced law in the areas of business and immigration law. He started working at Kerosky Purves & Bogue in 2008 and became a partner in 2011. Since 2009, Wilson Purves is an attorney advisor for the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco. Wilson is fluent in Spanish and English.
Candela Nogueira is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP. She was born and raised in Argentina, where she graduated with honors at Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Law. Before moving to the United States, she worked at two boutique law firms specializing in family law and torts, and she was an in-house counsel for a multinational corporation in Argentina, advising in labor issues and contracts law. Candela moved to Chicago in 2010, where she volunteered at the Chicago Legal Clinic providing low-cost legal services to the community. She became interested in Immigration Law while pursuing her Paralegal Studies at San Francisco State University. She interned for the International Institute of the Bay Area and became the DACA program coordinator. She also volunteered for the Refugee and Immigrant services at Catholic Charities CYO. Candela is admitted to practice law in California and in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and has a knowledge of French.
Liliana Gallelli, 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 for the Sonoma County Latino Service Providers and the Board of Directors of the Help A Life Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that establishes schools in Africa for orphan girls. Ms. Gallelli speaks fluent Spanish, French and Italian and speaks conversational Portuguese and Lithuanian.
Priscilla Salgado is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP. She graduated from California Western School of Law. During law school, Ms. Salgado was one of only twelve students selected to work as a clinical intern for the California Innocence Project, a non-profit organization which investigates claims of innocence and works to exonerate those who are wrongfully convicted. Her interest in immigration law began when she interned for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program working in their Special Immigrant Juvenile Status program. Prior to joining Kerosky, Purves & Bogue, Ms. Salgado practiced law for a non-profit organization specializing in providing representation to San Francisco residents diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or mental illness. Ms. Salgado is admitted to practice law in California and is fluent in English and Spanish.
David Melik Telfer has been practicing law since 2008 and is an Associate Attorney at Kerosky Purves & Bogue LLP. He lives in Los Angeles and practices in the Beverly Hills office. Mr. Telfer graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Romance Languages and from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. At UCLA, Mr. Telfer focused on international law and spent a semester studying law in Florianopolis, Brazil at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Mr. Telfer has also lived and/or studied in many cities and countries across the globe including Sao Paulo, Brazil; Florianopolis, Brazil; Seville, Spain; and Panama City, Panama. Upon graduating from UCLA School of Law, Mr. Telfer worked at a large Los Angeles based law firm in Century City. Subsequently, Mr. Telfer worked on a series of entrepreneurial and consulting projects including founding and operating one of Los Angeles’s largest Mixed Martial Art (MMA) gyms and consulting for import/export companies in Latin America. He also founded a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu clothing brand that provides underprivileged children in Latin America with equipment and funds for training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts. Mr. Telfer truly enjoys working directly with clients to resolve family and business immigration matters as well as legal issues facing entrepreneurs and small businesses. Mr. Telfer speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and conversational French.
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 Oyamatsu is a certified paralegal working at Kerosky Purves & Bogue. Hisae spent her childhood and schooling both in the US and Japan. Before completing the Paralegal Studies Program at San Francisco State University, she studied at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan and obtained a B.A. in Social Science/Legal Studies. She worked in the insurance and manufacturing industry for several years and now assists with a large variety of immigration law cases. Hisae is fluent in Japanese and English.
Patricia Pereira is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She is from Brazil and moved to the U.S. as a teenager. She earned a B.A. in Psychology at University of California, Davis. Prior to joining our firm, Patricia worked as a Legal Assistant specializing in immigration. She is fluent in Portuguese 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.
Giovanni is a case manager with Kerosky Purves and Bogue. He attended Sonoma State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He attended Sonoma State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. While studying, Giovanni was a member of the Pre-Law Society as well as the Model United Nations Club and participated in many different intramural sports. Upon graduating, Giovanni began interning for California State Assembly Member Michael Allen. He has spent 8 months living and working in Beijing, China. He is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, and has a knowledge of Mandarin.
Gustavo is a case manager with Kerosky Purves and Bogue. He recently graduated as an honor student from Elsie Allen High School and he is currently studying at Sonoma State University aiming for a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He is a hard worker and enthusiastic about his future. He hopes to become a great asset to society and people around the world. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Saul is a case manager with Kerosky Purves and Baogue. He recently graduated from Elsie Allen High School and is currently studying at Santa Rosa Junior College. Saul plans on transferring to Sonoma State and focus on his B.A. Before working with us Saul volunteered at the Graton day Labor Center, a non profit organization in the aid to find jobs for immigrants. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Rafael is case manager with Kerosky, Purves and Bogue. Rafael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in El Salvador. He worked for a Citibank branch specialized in Pension 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 fluent in Spanish and English.
Lupe is a case manager with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She recently graduated from Dominican University of California and double majored with a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Latin America and a Bachelors of Arts in Women and Gender Studies with honors. While in school Lupe was involved in various community oriented activities focusing on women's empowerment and interned for Congress Woman Lynn Woolsey's local office in 2011. Lupe is fluent in Spanish and English.
Diana Fertino is a case manager with Kerosky, Purves & Bogue. Diana graduated from Santa Rosa High School, and is currently taking classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Born and raised in Sonoma County, Diana is finally contributing to her community by helping the people that truly need it. Her goal is to graduate from junior college, attend a four-year university to earn her Bachelor’s degree, and eventually go on to law school. I have volunteered as a student mentor for Roseland University Prep. in Santa Rosa, California, helping a low-income, first generation student prepare for college. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
Victor Escobar graduated with honors and earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law and a Paralegal Certificate from Chico State University. In order to become better acquainted with business procedures and apply them to business immigration practice, he enrolled in a Business administration certificate program at Los Angeles State University. Escobar also attended the Southern California School of Interpretation where he became a Spanish Court Interpreter. A proud Peruvian immigrant, Escobar brings a passion for Immigrant advocacy. In Ventura County, Escobar also worked with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice to bring awareness to the plight of Refugee Central American Children and the deplorable conditions at Immigration Detention Centers. He also volunteered at the Western Service Workers’ Association where he assisted immigrant and non-immigrant members with claims regarding Workers’ Rights law.
Ana Milena Castano is a Marketing intern and case manage assistant with Kerosky Purves & Bogue. She is from Colombia and recently moved to the U.S. She earned a B.A. in Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing at EAFIT University in Colombia. Prior to joining our firm, She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Amanda graduated from Gonzaga University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While in school she was a part of the International Student Union, Filipino American Student Union and La Raza Latina, where she worked to bring cultural awareness to the community. She previously volunteered as an AmeriCorps member providing prevention and intervention services to youth and families. Amanda is fluent in Spanish and 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.