Meet Our Attorneys

Robert L. Lewis
Managing Attorney

Robert founded the firm in 1995, but his work as an advocate for refugees and immigrants spans over 30 years. He speaks both Spanish and Portuguese and has successfully represented hundreds of immigrant clients, many with complex and difficult cases, at the immigration agencies and the federal courts. He...

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Kevin Crabtree
Senior Attorney

Kevin is a highly successful trial lawyer who has won permanent legal status for hundreds of clients since he joined this law firm in 2005. He enjoys the highest reputation for his legal strategies and meticulous case preparation. The San Francisco Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association have...

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Marcelle Rice
Attorney

Marcelle has been with the firm since 2005. She is a brilliant legal writer with frequent victories in appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Her successes at the U.S. Court of Appeals have resulted in significant awards under the Equal Access to Justice...

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Fernanda Bustamante
Attorney

Fernanda has been an outstanding attorney with the Law Office of Robert L. Lewis since 2008. She successfully represented many asylum applicants and won numerous other defenses to deportation in the immigration courts. Fernanda is a leading practitioner in legal immigration status for persons who have been the victims of...

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Ricardo Aguayo
Attorney

Ricardo has been awarded certification by the State Bar of California as a specialist in immigration law. He also has significant experience as a criminal defense attorney. He was born in Mexico but raised in California's Central Valley where his family worked as migrant field workers. A true immigrant...

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Erika Goncalves
Attorney

Erika Gonçalves immigrated with her family from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and grew up working in the family's Brazilian restaurant. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Latin American Studies from the University of San Francisco with cum laude honors, and then earned her law degree from U.C....

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Ashley Byers
Attorney

Ashley is an experienced immigration lawyer who is fluent in Spanish. She defends clients in the immigration courts throughout the United States in cases ranging from jail release under bond, to asylum, cancellation of removal, and waivers. She also represents clients before other federal immigration offices with family-based immigration, U Visas and naturalization, as well as other immigration strategies...

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