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For over 30 years, I have focused my legal practice on immigration and naturalization law. During that time, I have worked on thousands of cases and have helped clients of every variety from large businesses to individuals. My clients have enjoyed the success of my hard work in their best interests. My reputation and practice is built upon a foundation of knowledge, efficiency, responsiveness, effectiveness, and integrity. Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail to discuss your case. (216) 328-9878


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    32 years



Fixed (always)

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Contact info

Sharon & Kalnoki LLC

6500 Rockside Rd., Suite 180
Independence, OH, 44131


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2017
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2016
Selected Immigration Law AttorneyThe Best Lawyers in America2016
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top Rated Midwest LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell2013
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Leading LawyerInside Business Magazine2010
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Leading LawyerInside Business Magazine2009
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Leading LawyerInside Business Magazine2007
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Leading LawyerInside Business Magazine2006
Leading LawyerInside Business Magazine2005
Leading LawyerInside Business Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCase Western Reserve University School Of Law2012 - Present
Managing MemberSharon & Kalnoki LLC2000 - Present
Senior AssociateMargaret Wong & Associates CO LPA1984 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
National Interest WaiverThe green card was granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Crain's Cleveland BusinessTake Note of Changes to Immigration Form2007
Crain's Cleveland BusinessLaw Boosts Visa Fees2004
Crain's Cleveland BusinessNew Law Permits More Visas to Secure Temporary Workers2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Bowdoin CollegeEconomics and Environmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sharon & Kalnoki SeminarWhat Employers Need to Know About I-9s2014
2014 Spring ConferenceImmigration Survival Guide for Human Resources2014
Guest Speaker SeriesU.S. Immigration Policy and Procedures2013
Fall ConferenceEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Immigration but Were Afraid to Ask2011
9th Annual Immigration Law InstituteL-1 Visas- "Your Konwledge Isn't all that Special and You Really Aren't a Manager- Current Issues with the L-1 Visa"2011
Annual Immigration Law SeminarGambling in April or Betting on Exemptions- H-1Bs in 20092008
Immigration SeminarMarriage Based Immigration: How to build bona fides and overcome 2nd marriage issues2007
Immigration and Naturalization UpdateWaive Goodbye to the Foreign Residency Requirement for Physicians2006