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Janice Flynn

Janice Flynn

Principal Lawyer

In February 2012, Janice established Flynn Hodkinson, bringing with her expertise acquired over 20 years practising and working in the field of US visa and nationality law.

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Janice has been working in the field of US visa and nationality law for more than 20 years. In 2012, she founded her own US visa and nationality practice focusing on the well-being of the client as they proceed through what can be a very stressful process.

Janice regularly advises individuals and multinational companies on their overall U.S. immigration strategy. Her experience encompasses a wide range of US visa and nationality matters, including family and employment-based visas and US nationality issues including the acquisition and loss of US citizenship.

Janice is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) holding positions of leadership and is currently the Vice Chair of the Rome District-EMEA Chapter and a member of AILA’s National Customs and Border Protection Liaison committee. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois and was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2004. Prior to earning her law degree, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied during her junior year of university at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Janice is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for icap (Immigrant Counselling & Psychotherapy) which is a registered British charity providing high-quality counselling and psychotherapy principally to Irish immigrants in the United Kingdom.

Janice is a native Chicagoan who is a dual US and Irish citizen who has been living and working in the UK since 2005. She lives near London with her husband and their two dogs, Holly and Daisy, and enjoys going for walks in the countryside.

Kehrela Hodkinson

Kehrela Hodkinson

Principal Lawyer

Since 1994, Mrs. Hodkinson has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law in London.

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Since 1994, Mrs. Hodkinson has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law in London. She represents a broad range of corporate and individual clients in connection with temporary (non-immigrant) visas and both employment and family-based permanent (immigrant) visa petitions.

She also provides advice relating to complex issues of waivers on grounds of inadmissibility, maintenance, and abandonment of permanent resident status, and renunciation (expatriation) of U.S. citizenship.

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Rikkilee Barrow

Associate Lawyer

Rikkilee Barrow joined Flynn Hodkinson in April 2018. She primarily focuses on family-based matters and also works on employment-based visas such as L-1 Intra-Company Transferee, O-1 Extraordinary Ability and E Treaty visas.

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Rikkilee has been with Flynn Hodkinson since 2018 and handles a wide variety of cases including family-based and employment-based permanent residency, E-1 traders, E-2 investors, L-1 intra-company transfers, O-1s of extraordinary ability, acquisition of citizenship, and inadmissibility issues.

Before moving to London, Rikkilee volunteered with the non-profit organization World Relief. There she gained experience with naturalization, adjustment of status, and DACA cases. She also previously worked as a Legal-Aid Clinic Coordinator for a large homeless shelter outside of Chicago where she assisted clients with a range of legal issues as well as coordinated pro-bono representation.

Rikkilee has a strong passion for anti-trafficking and continues to raise awareness for the issue of modern-day slavery. She is a twice published author; her most recent article focuses on the challenges facing victims of trafficking when they attempt to seek asylum.

Rikkilee was admitted to the New York bar in 2017 after graduating summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law where she also received a Certificate in International Law. She then went on to earn her LLM (Master of Laws) in Human Rights from UCL in London. Prior to law school, she graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. Rikkilee moved to the UK in the fall of 2016 and lives in South London with her wife, son, and their rambunctious staffie-cross.

Catherine Betancourt

Catherine Betancourt

Associate Lawyer

Catherine Betancourt joined Flynn Hodkinson in September 2018. She focuses on a variety of cases, ranging from corporate visas, to family-based cases, to renunciation of US citizenship.

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Catherine is an enthusiastic lawyer, originally from Puerto Rico, who moved to the UK in the autumn of 2017 where she lives with her partner. She has lived all over the world, including in China, various states in the US, and now Europe. Catherine is an avid traveler, who also loves to bake and dance in her spare time.

Catherine has a wide range of experience in immigration law and assists a variety of clients from individual to corporate clients. She focuses primarily on employment-based visas for those who want to live and work in the United States, while also having a deep understanding of family-based cases, such as spousal green cards. She is also experienced with renunciation of US citizenship and its immigration consequences, among other immigration law issues such as waivers for criminal inadmissibility.

Catherine graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2017 and was admitted to the D.C. bar in December of that same year. In 2018, she earned a master’s degree with Distinction in Immigration Law from Queen Mary University of London. Prior to law school, Catherine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Anthropology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.”

Sharon L Noble

Sharon L. Noble

Of Counsel

Sharon Noble has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law since 1996.

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Sharon Noble has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law since 1996, concentrating on business-related immigration matters with an emphasis on both non-immigrant visa petitions for corporate employees, individual investors and entrepreneurs as well as employment based immigrant petitions, extraordinary ability petitions and outstanding researcher petitions. Ms. Noble worked with Ms. Hodkinson in London for seven years before returning to the United States in 2003. She is now Of Counsel to Hodkinson Law Group, working remotely from California. Prior to 1996, Ms. Noble practiced corporate real estate and health care law in Los Angeles. With Ms. Noble’s prior corporate experience, she possesses a strong business background and exceptional writing skills, both of which have proven invaluable to her immigration practice.

Tasha N. Cripe

Tasha N. Cripe

Of Counsel

Tasha Cripe continues to assist our clients in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications of waivers of grounds of inadmissibility.

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Tasha Cripe continues to assist our clients in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications of waivers of grounds of inadmissibility. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar and is actively involved in The American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program.

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Rebekah Scott

US Visa and Nationality Law Paralegal

Rebekah has worked with Flynn Hodkinson since April 2017 initially as a Legal Assistant, then as a Junior Paralegal until being promoted to the position of US Visa and Nationality Law Paralegal. She began her career with our firm after completing her Legal Secretary Diploma in Kent.

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Rebekah has worked with Flynn Hodkinson since April 2017, initially for work experience, before joining the firm as a Legal Assistant in August 2017, then as a Junior Paralegal until being promoted to the position of US Visa and Nationality Law Paralegal. She began her career with our firm after completing her Legal Secretary Diploma in Kent.

As a Paralegal, Rebekah is a key part of our firm’s success as she ensures effective management of the office continuing to give our clients a personalized experience while our firm has grown. Over the last two years, she has specialized in her greatest area of interest – family-based immigration petitions. However, whether Rebekah is working with a large company or on a family-based petition, she skilfully drafts applications with great attention to detail. Rebekah is also responsible for scheduling Embassy appointments and communicating with the Embassy when necessary.

When she is not at work, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her son and her dogs. She is an enthusiastic equestrian, and regularly partakes in Show Jumping competitions at the weekends. She has a love of the great outdoors and spends as much time outside as possible.

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Toyosi Lemo

US Visa and Nationality Law Paralegal

Toyosi joined Flynn Hodkinson in March 2020. As a Paralegal, Toyosi has an extensive knowledge on a broad range of cases. She has developed a specialty in Treaty Investor and Treaty Trader visas. She ensures that all our cases are handled to the best of her ability. Toyosi takes pride in her work and ensures that all drafts of applications receive the same high level of attention to detail.

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In 2018, Toyosi graduated from DeMontfort University with a Joint Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Law. Toyosi is currently continuing her studies at the University of Law, studying her Graduate Diploma in Law and is planning on studying her LPC in 2022.

She has been working in US immigration since 2019 and has worked on a wide range of cases. Since working with our firm, Toyosi has continued to grow as a Paralegal and strives from learning new processes and facing new challenges.

In her spare time, Toyosi enjoys travelling and enjoying different delicacies. She is also very athletic and enjoys hobbies such as swimming.

Charlotte Armstrong

Charlotte “Lottie” Armstrong

US Visa and Nationality Law Paralegal

Charlotte joined Hodkinson Law Group in 2015 as Business Administrator, and became a Legal Assistant in 2020.

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Charlotte joined Hodkinson Law Group in 2015 as Business Administrator, and became a Legal Assistant in 2020. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA (Hons) Business Administration degree in 2011, as well as completing a course in Teeline Shorthand in 2014. Her main interests outside of the office are Geocaching, going to the theatre and sewing – she also made her own wedding dress…

Charis Slater

Charis Slater

US Visa and Nationality Law Paralegal

Charis Started at Hodkinson Law Group in 2013 as a Business Administrator, and became a Legal Assistant in 2015.

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Charis Started at Hodkinson Law Group in 2013 as a Business Administrator, and became a Legal Assistant in 2015. She studied Psychology at The University of the West of England, Bristol and graduated in 2011. Charis enjoys traveling, and her favourite trips include camping inside the Arctic Circle in Norway, traveling by train through Russia and Mongolia, and eating her way around Japan. Since becoming a mother in 2018 her free time is spent in less adventurous ways, and now she can mostly be found at home knitting and sewing her way to a handmade wardrobe.