Meet Our Attorneys

Kevin Crabtree
Senior Associate 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
Senior Associate 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
Senior Associate 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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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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Erika Goncalves
Associate 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
Associate 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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Luis Rodriguez
Junior Associate Attorney

Luis works with our immigration clients as part of a legal team of Senior immigration attorneys and paralegals. Luis earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors at the University of California - Davis, where he studied Sociology and Chicana/o Studies. In 2015, Luis was admitted to the University of California, Irvine School of Law. At Irvine, he participated in the Immigrant Rights Clinic, helping detainees at the Musick Detention Facility in their immigration bond hearings. In 2018, he was awarded the Juris Doctorate degree from the School of Law and was admitted as a licensed attorney and member of the State Bar of California. Luis is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Memberships: State Bar of California

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Luis A. Salas
Associate Attorney

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