James R. Mayock

California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration Law.
Bar Ass'n San Francisco (Chair, Imm. Comm., '88-'89). 
Asia-Pacific Lawyers Ass'n. (Chair, Imm. Comm. '90-'95). 
American Imm. Lawyers Ass'n (Co-Chair, FOIA Sub-Comm., '89-'90).
Inter Pacific Bar Ass'n. 
Crosland, Strand, Freeman & Mayock, '90 - '94.
Spanish, Russian.


Barbara H. Lutes

Ms. Lutes is an experienced immigration attorney, having worked as a Sr. Associate Attorney at one of the largest corporate immigration law firms in the Bay Area.  Her expertise includes green cards via PERM labor certifications.  Ms. Lutes previously practiced all aspects of immigration law as a solo practitioner and as a member of a mid-sized immigration law firm in Denver, CO.  Active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Ms. Lutes has been a speaker at many events and forums, and a contributor to several AILA publications.  Ms. Lutes received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1994.



Michael Ryvin

Michael Ryvin draws on experience with the world’s leading business and
specialty immigration practices to help clients secure temporary and
permanent visas to the United States based on work, investment and
family relationships.
His immigration expertise stems from experience with some of the world’s
leading business immigration practices, including Berry Appleman & Leiden
(BAL Global) in San Francisco, Littler Mendelson in Silicon Valley, and
Ernst & Young in Toronto, Canada (Egan LLP). Before focusing on
high-volume corporate immigration work, Michael worked at an AV-Rated
immigration and criminal defense firm, focused on removal defense and
appellate work.
Michael worked his way through law school as an immigration paralegal
with a highly organized and successful specialty immigration practice
focused on cross- border NAFTA applications.
Licensed to practice law by the State of New York, Michael has been an
active member of AILA since 2003. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the State University of
New York at Buffalo, School of Law.



Mr. Trevor has practiced exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law for over 30 years.  He was the principal of the Law Office of Clark M. Trevor in San Francisco, California, from 2007 to November 2016 when he joined E&M Mayock as Of Counsel.  From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Trevor was a partner in the immigration practice group of Duane Morris, LLP, in San Francisco.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate with the firm of Jackson and Hertogs, LLP, from 1984 to 2004.  
Mr. Trevor specializes in all aspects of immigration & nationality law, including naturalization, corporate and family sponsored immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, asylum and removal/deportation defense before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and Federal Courts.  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a past Chairperson of the Northern California Chapter.  He served as a Member of the Program Committee for AILA’s 2004 National Convention and has been a speaker at various AILA and CLE seminars over the years. 


Melanie Ong

Melanie Ong has extensive business immigration experience working closely with entrepreneurs, large employers and foreign investors to ensure compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations, and advise clients on the best programs to fit their specific needs.

She represents entrepreneurs, corporations, and individuals in various sectors in immigration matters. Melanie focuses her practice on non-immigrant visa petitions including visas for treaty traders and investors, intracompany transferees, extraordinary ability individuals, foreign exchange interns and trainees, and business professionals. For the immigrant visa category, she focuses on petitions for multinational managers and executive, and extraordinary ability applications.
Melanie worked with several boutique immigration law firms in San Francisco. At one prior employer, she was the supervising attorney for the South Bay branch, which involved managing attorneys and paralegals to ensure 98% case approval annually for high volume caseloads involving employment based and student temporary visas, family and employment based permanent resident petitions, and naturalization.
During law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Julie Tang of the San Francisco Superior Court and volunteered at the Family Law Self-Help Center at the San Francisco Superior Court.
Melanie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the California bar.