Mike Hammond

Mike is the founder and senior partner of Hammond Law Group. He has practiced business immigration law for over twenty years. His practice focuses on the IT and healthcare staffing sectors. He also represents a variety of other companies that hire international workers. His biggest wish is that the USCIS Service Centers and the US Consulates would learn to follow the law instead of “making S**T up!” mfh@hammondlawgroup.com

Cadence Moore

Cadence is an associate attorney at the Hammond Law Group. She enjoys helping private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and professionals with employment-based immigration matters. Cadence’s practice focuses on the IT staffing sector, medical doctors, and EB-1 Outstanding Researchers / Professors and Extraordinary Ability immigrant petitions. She also prepares clients for interviews at Consulates located throughout the world. She enjoys ensuring that USCIS, the Department of Labor, and the U.S. Consulates follow the law as it is written. cmm@hammondlawgroup.com

Lisa Galvan

Lisa is a Senior Associate at the Hammond Law Group. Although Lisa just recently joined HLG, she has over 15 years of experience in employment-based immigration law and advises and represents companies in the preparation of employment-based nonimmigrant petitions (e.g., B, E, H, L, O, P, R, and TN petitions), labor certification (PERM) applications, immigrant petitions (all preference categories), and adjustment of status and consular processing applications. She represents companies undergoing immigration-related investigations, including I-9 audits, public access file reviews, SEVIS evaluations, onsite inspections, and a variety of other government probes. Lisa joined HLG because she was tired of the rat race and the red tape and protocols that come with practicing in a large corporate law firm. She felt unable to represent her clients to the best of her ability because she was prevented from giving the USCIS Service Centers and US Consulates exactly what they deserved; a piece of her mind for “making S**T up” on a daily basis. Lisa understands that she was never meant to wear a suit and stockings every day and now looks forward to working every day in the immigration trenches at HLG fighting for our clients in any and every way possible. lisa.galvan@hammondlawgroup.com

Cynthia Perez

Cynthia is a senior associate at the Hammond Law Group and is currently working out of our California office. Cynthia enjoys helping professionals with employment-based immigration matters, as she helps them navigate through the complex immigration system. Cynthia’s practice primarily focuses on the IT staffing sector.However, she also works on family-based immigration law and extreme hardship waiver cases. Cynthia enjoys fighting on her client’s behalf and wants to make sure that USCIS, the Department of Labor, U.S. Consulates, and the Office of the General Counsel are following the law at all times. cynthia.perez@hammondlawgroup.com

Matthew Minor

Matt is an associate attorney at the Hammond Law Group. Matt’s focus has always been on the employment side of immigration, especially helping IT staffing companies, big and small. Matt has worked on a variety of different cases and enjoys crafting specific immigration solutions that best fit a client’s needs. USCIS can be a fickle animal and Matt is amazed at how often they need to be reminded that we know the law too. matthew.minor@hammondlawgroup.com

Kelli Hayes

Kelli is an associate attorney at the Hammond Law Group. Her practice focuses on assisting corporations, ranging from start-up to Fortune 1000 companies, with their employment-based immigration needs. Kelli advises and assists clients in filing temporary work visas, including H-1B, L, TN, and B-1 visas, and green cards (labor certification, I-140, I-485, and Consular Processing) based on hiring needs and company goals. She partners with her clients and goes to bat for them to get cases approved at USCIS and consulates and embassies abroad. kelli.hayes@hammondlawgroup.com