At Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law, our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. Meet our partners and support staff that help make it all happen.

Jeremy Richards - Partner - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Jeremy Richards

Managing Partner

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: jr@rjimmigrationlaw.com

JEREMY RICHARDS is a licensed lawyer in the United States who devotes his legal practice to US Immigration Law and related matters. He has successfully handled immigration matters for businesses of all sizes and citizens from countries all over the world. He has a broad understanding of US immigration and nationality laws, and can assist with most US immigration law matters.

Christine Jurusik - Partner - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Christine Jurusik

Managing Partner

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: christine@rjimmigrationlaw.com

CHRISTINE M. JURUSIK, ESQ. advises businesses and their employees on the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and counsels families and individuals on the family-based immigrant visa process and on obtaining US citizenship. Christine also handles Canadian Rehabilitation matters for US citizens who are criminally inadmissible to Canada.

Rachael Sparacino - Associate Attorney - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law

Rachael Sparacino

Associate Attorney

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: rachael@rjimmigrationlaw.com

RACHAEL SPARACINO, ESQ. is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree, and also holds a B.A. in International Relations, European Studies, and History from Canisius College. Ms. Sparacino works with employment-based nonimmigrant petitions for foreign nationals, and assists with permanent residency filings.

Lindsay Himmelman - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Lindsay Himmelman

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: lindsay@rjimmigrationlaw.com

LINDSAY HIMMELMAN is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College where she earned a degree in Paralegal Studies. She assists our attorneys with all facets of employment-based nonimmigrant visa applications, including TN Visas, L-1 Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, O-1 Visas, and H-1B Visas. She handles employment-based permanent resident petitions for PERM-based and manager/executive positions. Lindsay works with our family-based applicants on their permanent resident petitions and applications for adjustment of status, and also handles naturalizations for those seeking US citizenship. She also works with Canadian rehabilitation applications for US citizens seeking entry to Canada. Lindsay is committed to providing clients with legal support and excellent service.

Sharon Corsi - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Sharon Corsi

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: sharon@rjimmigrationlaw.com

SHARON CORSI is a graduate of Hilbert College and has more than 20 years of experience as a paralegal. She assists our attorneys in the preparation and filing of US business immigration matters, including permanent resident applications for both PERM-based and manager/executive positions, and nonimmigrant visa applications in the L-1, E-1/E-2, O-1, and H-1B categories. Sharon is committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and accurate and timely legal support.

Danielle Vanderwalker - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Danielle Vanderwalker

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: danielle@rjimmigrationlaw.com

DANIELLE VANDERWALKER has a degree in Criminal Justice, and has worked in customer service for more than 6 years. She assists the attorneys at Richards and Jurusik with the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant petitions in the TN, L-1, E-1 and E-2, O-1, and H-1B classifications. She also assists in the preparation of employment-based permanent resident petitions for PERM-based and manager/executive immigrant visas. Danielle works with family-based applicants as well, including relative petitions filed through adjustment of status here in the US and with US Consulates abroad. In addition, Danielle has extensive experience assisting with naturalizations and applications for rehabilitation and temporary resident permits for US citizens who are inadmissible to Canada.

Grant Heffenden - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Grant Heffenden

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: grant@rjimmigrationlaw.com

GRANT HEFFENDEN graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2018 and has more than three years of customer service experience. Grant uses this experience to ensure a specific attention to detail and care in his legal work. He assists our attorneys with a full range of US immigration matters, including employment-based nonimmigrant petitions in the TN, L-1, E-1 and E-2, and H-1B categories, as well as family-based permanent resident applications and naturalizations for those applying for US citizenship. Grant also assists with applications for rehabilitation and temporary resident permits for US citizens who are inadmissible to Canada.

Sara Walkow - Office Administrator - Richards Jurusik US Immigration Law

Sara Walkow

Office Administrator

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: sara@rjimmigrationlaw.com

SARA WALKOW graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 2007, and has worked in customer service and management for over 18 years. She works directly with the Attorneys and Paralegals in responding to client intakes, handling phone calls, assigning new cases, and overseeing office administration. Sara welcomes our clients, callers, and visitors with the utmost professionalism and is an integral part of our firm.

Carol Merrill - Bookkeeper - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Carol Merrill

Bookkeeper

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: accountant@rjimmigrationlaw.com

CAROL MERRILL has more than 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.

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