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Monica E. Lukoschek

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Ms. Lukoschek is a first-generation American. Her father is an immigrant from Germany, and her mother was born in Cuba to Spanish parents. Ms. Lukoschek is proud to be the product of her family’s American Dream.

After more than a decade working in the immigration law departments of two major law firms, Ms. Lukoschek co-founded a boutique immigration law firm in Irvine and helped to grow the firm from 13 to 40 employees in less than one and a half years.

In December 2001, Ms. Lukoschek started a solo practice representing mid- to small-sized businesses, as well as individuals, in matters involving U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Ms. Lukoschek’s primary focus is in the area of employment-based immigration law, assisting businesses to hire and retain foreign personnel, helping entrepreneurs to invest in the U.S., and providing strategic advice to employers and employees of small, mid-sized and large companies. 

Her specialties are E-2, H-1B, L-1 visas and Labor Certification (PERM) applications, as well as high-volume non-immigrant visa processing and I-9 compliance.

Ms. Lukoschek enjoys the challenges and strategic planning involved in the practice of immigration law. She feels personal satisfaction knowing that she is assisting to make someone’s American Dream become a reality.

Ms. Lukoschek has served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Immigration Section, and has presented at several legal and human resources education conferences. Ms. Lukoschek joined the Board of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association in 2007 and was elected President for the 2009 term.

She is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Lukoschek was selected as a “Super Lawyer”™ in 2011-13 and 2019-20. She served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association (2014-2016). Ms. Lukoschek is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Italian.

Education

  • J.D. Cum Laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1987.
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1984.

Membership

  • State Bar of California (1987 – Present)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association: (1987 – Present)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • OCBA Immigration Law Section
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Celtic Bar Association

Life motto: 

  • Always try to do the right thing

Most interesting job:

  • My current job has provided me with countless opportunities to learn and to help others.

How would you describe yourself?

  • Outgoing and genuine

One thing you would like to see or do before you die:

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Favorite place on Earth:

  • Anywhere my grandchildren are

Career choice as a child:

  • Fashion magazine writer
Awards
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    American Immigration Lawyers Association