Articles Posted in Staff Spotlight

It is our pleasure  to introduce our most senior Paralegal, Linda Parrish, to our readers.



Bio: Linda has been working with the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick since 2005.  Linda has extensive knowledge of all aspects of immigration law, though her specialty lies in assisting investors, executives, and corporate clients to meet their immigration needs. She is also our resident Notary Public. Linda Parrish is an asset to our team for her expertise, kindness, and for the invaluable contributions she has made to our firm.

Mrs. Parrish is married, has four adult children and several grandchildren. She enjoys quilting and crocheting in her spare time.

It is a pleasure for our law office to introduce associate attorney Nadia Galash to our readers

Bio: Nanadiadia Galash has been a California licensed attorney since 2009 and has been practicing immigration law since 2011. Nadia Galash specializes in adjustment of status/permanent resident processing; citizenship; deportation and removal proceedings before Immigration Court; law and motion work; and immigration appeals. Her practice although limited also includes criminal defense and family law matters.

Nadia is a Russian attorney with 3 children. In her free time she enjoys yoga and meditation.

The Law Office of Jacob J. Sapochnick is delighted to introduce associate attorney, Ms. Ekaterina Powell,  for our second staff spotlight.

Ms. Powell has worked for our firm since June 2010 and is one of six attorneys working in our law office. Ms. Powell specializes in various family-based, investment-based, and employment-based immigration matters. Ms. Powell’s specific focus of work is on nonimmigrant and immigrant work and investment visas, extraordinary ability petitions, national interest waivers, EB-5 investment petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, VAWA cases, H-1B/LCA compliance matters, government worksite audits and investigations, as well as complex requests for evidence, motions and appeals.

Bio: After receiving her law degree in Russia in 2007, Ms. Powell decided to make California her permanent home. Within only three years of immigrating to the U.S., Ms. Powell graduated from an American law school and became a California licensed attorney.

The Law Office of Jacob J. Sapochnick is delighted to introduce our very own legal assistant/client relations specialist, Ms. Catherine Nieto in our first staff spotlight. Ms. Nieto has worked with our firm since 2012 and is one of the very first people you meet when coming in to the office or calling our office. She is not only personable, but genuinely enjoys learning about our clients lives and situations.


 Bio: Ms. Nieto was born and has lived in San Diego, CA all of her life. Ms. Nieto’s passion for immigration stems from her family’s immigration to the U.S. many years ago from Mexico. Ms. Nieto is fluent in English and Spanish. Her knowledge  of Spanish enables her to assist our Spanish speaking clients. Ms. Nieto attended  San Diego High School and Southwestern Community College.

 Her responsibilities include assisting attorneys with immigration cases, which  include: Marriage Adjustments, Naturalization, and Removal proceedings. Ms.  Nieto helps to analyze case documents, completes paperwork, and maintains  contact with clients.