Clients like to work with people who are smart, friendly, and very responsive. You are in luck.

Erick Widman is our founding attorney. He grew up in Northern California and has been happily living in Portland since 2008. 

While immigration law is great, the immigrants themselves are the best. He persuaded a Hungarian woman to marry him in 2001 and they now have three bilingual kids.


Garmai Gorlorwulu is one of the Legal Assistants at our firm. She grew up in Oregon and graduated from Stanford University. She has worked abroad for the U.S. State Department at two different U.S. Embassies.

She now works closely with clients to put together all of the necessary pieces of their visa applications and petitions.

Melissa Slotemaker is one of our Legal Assistants. She grew up in California and received a degree in Urban Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

She worked for several years as a City Planner in local government, navigating the complex processes of city and parks planning and working with members of various communities.

She then moved toward working with community non-profits while focusing much of her time raising her young kids.

She is now using her skills within the complex world of immigration. Melissa enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three children.