Robin Siegel, Esq., the firm founder and principal, has practiced in the area of immigration law since 1994. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors from Wayne State University and cum laude from Wayne State University Law School. After Law School, she clerked for the Hon. Ralph Freeman (deceased), United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has taught Legal Research and Writing at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law and is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Sandra Gross, Esq., Partner, graduated with a Bachelorís degree from Wayne State University and received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She taught Legal Research and Writing at Wayne State University, worked as a staff attorney for Michigan Bell Telephone Company, and clerked for the Michigan Court of Appeals. She has practiced in the immigration field since 2001 and is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Candie Tou Clement, Esq., Partner, has practiced as an immigration attorney in Michigan since 1998 and is experienced in all aspects of immigration law. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelorís degree and earned her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. She has published two newsletter articles on immigration issues. Ms. Clement speaks Mandarin Chinese. She is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Shawn T. Hope, Esq., earned a bachelorís degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University and holds a law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Shawn has devoted his practice to U.S. immigration law, working closely with companies ranging from Fortune 500 industry leaders to small startups. His practice experience covers virtually all aspects of American corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, and employment authorization compliance. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Sam R. Saif, Esq., focuses his practice on family based immigration. Sam earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School, and his bachelorís degree from Oakland University. During his law school career, he was awarded the George Peck Endowed Scholarship for Superior Advocacy, and placed first in the Student Trial Advocacy Program in-house competition. Prior to his legal career, Sam owned and managed several successful businesses. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Sam is fluent in spoken Arabic.
Alexander T. (Alex) Da Via, Esq., earned his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and his bachelorís degree from the University of Michigan. During law school, Alex counselled clients in the Immigration Law Clinic in matters including family-based petitions, applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and appeals of asylum cases to the Board of Immigration Appeals. He was awarded the Voice for Justice Fellowship and worked for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. Alex focuses his practice on employment-based immigration, including nonimmigrant visas and regulatory compliance. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Carol Anasco DíAgostino, Esq., strongly relates with the plight of immigrants having personally experienced complex immigration procedures. She received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. She is a recipient of Certificate of Merit Awards (Highest Grade in Class) in Immigration Law and Pretrial Skills. Carol is fluent in Tagalog and Visayan languages of the Philippines. She sits on the board of various Filipino nonprofit organizations. She is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Alexander Gibson (Alex) Vernon, Esq., Of Counsel, has practiced exclusively in immigration law since he was admitted to the Bar in 2005. Alex is currently the acting director of asylum and Immigrant Rights Law Clinic and visiting assistant professor of law at the Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, Florida. While a student at the Ave Maria School of Law, Alex had extensive clinical experience practicing before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and Detroit Immigration Court, where he had successful asylum claims and battered spouse self-petitions. He remains involved in pro-bono advocacy, taking on cases referred from various non-profit agencies. Alex also has represented clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the United States District Courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alex is fluent in French, well-traveled, and a life-long intercultural learner.
Susan L. Greenfield, Esq., Of Counsel, has been retained to handle the legal business needs of Siegel, Gross & Tou clients. Prior to being retained by SGT, Greenfield was general counsel of Palace Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (ďPSEĒ) and the Detroit Pistons Basketball Company, from 1987 to 2012, first as a staff attorney for Guardian Industries Corp and then PSE/Pistons since 1994. Susan worked extensively with the companyís Human Resources Dept. on personnel matters and with the Finance Dept. on credit and related agreements. Susan was part of the PSE/Pistonsí executive team that guided the entities on overall matters of strategy, planning and finance. She contributed significantly to major transactions involving the Tampa Bay Lightning, Freedom Hill Amphitheater and a 10-year agreement with Fox Network. Susan received her bachelorís and juris doctorate degrees from Wayne State University. Susan is a member of the Michigan State Bar.
The firm also has an experienced support staff, including paralegal and secretarial support.