U.S. Immigration Lawyers

The U.S. Immigration Lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have over 20+ years of combined experience, helping citizens of the world to work and live in the United States. We have assembled a U.S. Immigration legal team with the necessary professional experience to handle all U.S. immigration law matters, from simple to complex, from individuals to large multi-national corporations. It our goal to assist you in preparing the necessary supporting evidence to present the most compelling case possible for your desired immigration outcome. Our job is to help overcome the obstacles to visiting, living, working, and doing business in the U.S. To gain admission into the U.S., your case must be properly made to the immigration authority who has the ability to grant or deny your requested immigration benefit.

At Richards and Jurusik we are your advocates. It is our responsibility to understand your immigration needs, and offer you cost effective immigration options to obtain your desired immigration outcome. An immigration attorney will manage your case from start to finish.  Each application handled by Richards and Jurusik is submitted to immigration authorities only after every detail has been considered and all possible supporting evidence has been included. Our careful attention to detail maximizes the potential for positive immigration outcomes.

Managing Partners:

Immigration lawyer Jeremy Richards

Jeremy Richards


Mr. Richards has a broad understanding of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Laws and can assist with most U.S. Immigration Law matters. He has successfully handled immigration matters for medical professionals, students, professors, individuals, families, employees, small to large businesses, international corporations, colleges and universities and others.

Immigration lawyer Christine Jurusik

Christine M. Jurusik


Christine M. Jurusik received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1994 and an LLB. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998.  She is admitted to practice in both New York and Ontario and advises on both U.S. and Canadian immigration matters.  Christine immigrated to the United States from Canada in 2000 and has practiced immigration law since 2008.

Support Staff:

Lindsay Himmelman

Lindsay Himmelman

Office Manager

Lindsay has over 5 years of paralegal experience specifically in Immigration Law and is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College where she earned a degree in Paralegal Studies in 2005. She is proficient in both family and employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications, U.S. and Canadian inadmissibility waivers and U.S. Immigration Court cases. She also has over ten years of management experience focusing primarily on customer service and human resources. Lindsay manages client relationships and cases and assists with the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures. She manages and oversees the administration of HR policies and programs at our firm, and most importantly, she ensures that our clients have an unparalleled customer service experience while working with our attorneys.

Sharon Corsi

Sharon Corsi


Sharon is a graduate of Hilbert College, and has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal. She assists our attorneys in preparation and filing of all U.S. immigration matters, with particular emphasis on business immigration, including PERM and non-immigrant visa applications such as L-1, H-1 and E visas.

Sharon is committed to providing clients with accurate legal support and excellent service.

Danielle Vanderwalker

Danielle Vanderwalker

Legal Secretary

Danielle has over 6 years of experience within the customer service industry, and is a 2014 graduate from Erie Community College where she earned a Degree in Criminal Justice. She assists our attorneys with the preparation of TN visa applications, as well as supporting our office staff with administrative tasks.

Carol Merrill

Carol Merrill


Carol has over 20 years of experience improving financial record keeping, identifying and implementing efficient and consistent procedures for many local small businesses.

She plays a critical role in maintaining our firm’s operations by providing accounting and bookkeeping services each week.

Client Promise

At Richards and Jurusik, we are dedicated to providing each client with prompt, professional, and individualized attention.

We walk each client through the necessary steps of the immigration process, providing necessary guidance and peace of mind.

We are committed to helping each client obtain the best possible U.S. Immigration outcome.

Although NO attorney can ethically promise or guarantee the outcome of your U.S. Immigration matter, with Richards and Jurusik U.S. Immigration Lawyers you can be confident that we will work with you to achieve the best possible U.S. Immigration outcome.

We promise that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you the client, the immigration process may be a new and intimidating process and that you may be overwhelmed.
  • We will use our available resources to help you obtain your immigration outcome as quickly as possible.
  • We will provide you with timely information regarding the processing of your case.

At the same time, we expect you to:

  • Start the immigration process as far in advance as possible.
  • Provide all required background information fully and accurately.
  • Provide us with the necessary supporting documents for your immigration matter as quickly as possible.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose, immigration history and background.

We look forward to providing you the highest possible immigration legal support available!

About Our Fees

We offer simplified, all inclusive flat fees. You know what you will pay from the beginning, leaving the guess work out. Our flat fees include basic office expenses, so clients never see extra charges for faxes, scans, long distance phone calls, conference calls, parking or single photocopies. In general, every immigration application we prepare includes*:

  • A LEGAL ARGUMENT – The legal argument serves to show the immigration authorities that you are a suitable candidate to visit, work, study or live in the USA and depending on the nature of your case can be simple or very complex.
  • APPLICATION/PETITION – Depending on the nature of your immigration matter, we assemble a complete package for filing/presentation with the appropriate immigration authorities that contains everything that is required, including all the necessary Forms, information, and supporting documents.
  • CASE MANAGEMENT – Your case will be managed through our confidential client management software. You will have access to your own secure portal to upload your documents, receive updates on your case, and track your case to completion. Through our client portal you will always have safe and secure access to your case related documents, file copies, government action notices, and communications.
  • INTERVIEW PREPARATION – If, as a part of your immigration matter, an interview is required, we will prepare you. In some cases we will accompany you to the interview.
  • DECISION NOTIFICATION – Finally, once a decision has been made in your case, we ensure that it is properly delivered and that it contains all the correct and necessary information.