Hodkinson Law Group is the leading American law firm based in London, exclusively practicing US immigration and nationality law. With many years of experience operating in the UK, we provide expert knowledge regarding all aspects of consular visa processing at the US Embassy, located in Grosvenor Square in the heart of London.
We 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 other law firms.
Our individual clients include business owners, investors and entrepreneurs as well as entertainers and athletes.
With our in-depth knowledge of this complex and specialised area, we offer comprehensive legal advice regarding all aspects of immigration law. We assist our corporate clients in obtaining appropriate employment-based nonimmigrant visas and provide legal advice regarding applications for immigration to the United States based on sponsoring employers or close family members.
In addition, we advise clients with respect to waivers of inadmissibility for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, maintenance of permanent resident status, acquisition and loss of US citizenship and expatriation issues.
We provide a highly professional, customised service to meet our clients' immigration needs in an increasingly global and ever-changing business world.
Kehrela Hodkinson was admitted to the California State Bar in 1980, after graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She established her first law office in Los Angeles, California in 1982, where her practice concentrated on nonimmigrant visas and employment and family-based immigration matters. After moving to San Francisco, California in 1987, she founded a second immigration law firm and continued to provide expertise relating to temporary and permanent visas for business personnel and family-based immigration.
Since 1994, Ms. Hodkinson has exclusively practiced US immigration and nationality law in London, representing a broad range of corporate and individual clients in connection with nonimmigrant visa matters, immigrant visa petitions, extraordinary ability petitions and family-based immigrant petitions. In addition, she provides advice relating to maintaining permanent resident status and expatriation issues.
Ms. Hodkinson is a founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), which is comprised of 19 of the top U.S. business immigration law firms. ABIL now 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. Ms. Hodkinson has been nominated by her peers to the International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers. She is the Interim Chair of the newly formed Rome District Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is also a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Women Lawyers in London and the Society of English and American Lawyers. Ms. Hodkinson is a frequent speaker at professional conferences regarding US visa processing in London and is the author of the article "E-1/E-2 Visas - An Overview of the London Treaty Visa Office", The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook, 2006-2007 Edition, as well as the author of the London, UK chapter of The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Editions, American Immigration Lawyers Association She is often asked to testify before UK courts with respect to US immigration ramifications related to child custody matters and issues regarding treaty investor/treaty trader status.