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About me

I developed an affinity for immigration law as a teenager when I volunteered as a translator for Bosnian regufees in Europe. In 1997, I immigrated to the United States and began working for a law firm focusing on immigration law. Since then, I have enjoyed the mentorship of some of the most highly respected immigration attorneys in the United States.

As an immigration attorney, I now represent a variety of clients and businesses in all aspects of imigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. I especially enjoy representing health care organizations focused on training future doctors and providing health care services to the the residents of Ohio and other states.


Languages spoken: German, Serbo-Croatian, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    5 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jennifer Ingersoll Peyton

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with Mike many years ago (before he was licensed to practice law), and am proud to see the great steps he has taken in his immigration law career as a practicing attorney. Mike is always abreast of the latest developments, focusing his considerable talents in employment based applications such as J1s waivers, H1B, Os, Conrad Waivers, and numerous other visa applications. He maintains the highest ethical standards, and is honorable to his clients, and a pleasure to consider a member of our immigration law community.


    Jennifer Peyton Immigration Attorney
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  • Stephen Daniel Bittinger

    Mike is not only an exceptional attorney, but an exceptional professional and person. I highly recommend him.


    Stephen Bittinger Health care Attorney
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Contact info

6500 Rockside Road
Suite 180
Independence, OH, 44131


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, PartnerSharon & Kalnoki, LLC2010 - Present
Sr. ParalegalSharon & Kalnoki, LLC2004 - 2010
ParalegalMargaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LPA1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Slovenian American Business AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
THE MAGAZINESurvival Guide: Immigration - What HR Professionals Need to Know2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Cleveland State UniversityUrban PlanningBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The I-9: To Do or Not To Do, That is the QuestionI-9 Compliance2015
Orientation for International TraineesImmigration2015
J-1 Waiver SeminarJ-1 Waivers for Foreign Medical Graduates2015
Immigration Presentation for FMGsPhysician Related Immigration Issues2014
Presentation for Residents and FellowsImmigration Issues for Foreign Medical Graduates2012
PresentationImmigration Issues for Foreign Medical Graduates2012