Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, J.D.

Image Khanh has been practicing immigration law since 2009. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002 and from Hamline University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2009. Khanh is passionate about advocating for the immigrant community. As a law student, he represented immigrants at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and has continued to supplement his full-time practice as a licensed attorney in Bloomington, with pro bono work at the center.

Khanh is committed to helping his clients achieve their goals of reuniting with family members, gaining legal status, obtaining work authorization and becoming citizens of the United States. Khanh has successfully represented many clients before immigration agencies, immigration courts, The Board of Immigration Appeals and United States Consulates.

Khanh speaks Vietnamese fluently and enjoys working out and staying healthy.

Kimberley Woods Vanselow, J.D.

Kimberley has been practicing law in Minnesota since 2010 in the areas of family law and criminal defense with an emphasis on juvenile advocacy. Kimberley enjoys the outdoors, exercise, and live music.

Christelle Mouhanna, J.D.

Christelle attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a double major in Psychology and Communication Studies in 2014. She graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2018. Christelle discovered her passion for immigration law by working with the Immigration Clinic at Mitchell Hamline and began her career with KNN Law as a law clerk in 2017 before becoming a licensed attorney in 2018. She specializes in family and humanitarian relief, successfully representing clients in reopening proceedings, consular processing, adjustments of status, asylum, U visas, removal defense, and more. When she isn’t working, Christelle enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying active, trying out different restaurants, cooking, traveling, and continuously learning.

Amali V. De Leon, Senior Legal Assistant

Amali is a Senior Legal Assistant at Khanh Nguyen Law Office, LLC. She has been working in the legal field since 2008. Amali works in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based petitions, adjustment of status, immigrant visa processing, naturalizations, and U- Visas. She has extensive knowledge of the immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. consular processing from cases all over the World, including complex visa waivers, as well as the immigration court system. Amali is a notary, translator and an Ordained Minister registered with the state of Minnesota. With her experience, she can officiate civil wedding ceremonies at a variety of locations, and at many detentions facilities while one of the parties is in custody. As a Native of Venezuela, Amali has deep roots with the immigrant community. Amali moved to the United States at a young age; however, she has maintained the love for her culture and has strived to help those in need through the complex immigration system. Amali is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Amali enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pet Schnauzer. She also enjoys swimming and learning about new cultures.

Amali es una Asistente Legal con Señoridad en Khanh Nguyen Law Office, LLC. Trabaja en el ámbito jurídico desde el 2008. Amali trabaja en una variedad de asuntos de inmigración, incluyendo peticiones basadas en la familia, ajuste de estatus, procesamiento de visas de inmigrante, naturalizaciones y visas U. Ella tiene un amplio conocimiento del procesamiento consular de inmigrantes y no inmigrantes de los Estados Unidos de casos en todo el mundo, incluyendo los perdones complejos para una visa, así como el sistema judicial de inmigración. Amali es notaria, traductora y ministra ordenada registrada en el estado de Minnesota. Con su experiencia, puede oficiar ceremonias de bodas civiles en un lugar de su elección, y en muchas instalaciones de detención mientras una de las partes está bajo custodia. Como nativa de Venezuela, Amali tiene profundas raíces con la comunidad inmigrante. Amali se mudó a los Estados Unidos a una edad temprana; Sin embargo, ella ha mantenido el amor por su cultura y se ha esforzado por ayudar a los necesitados a través del complejo sistema de inmigración. Amali habla inglés y español con fluidez.En su tiempo libre, Amali disfruta pasar tiempo con su familia, amigos y su mascota Schnauzer. También le gusta nadar y aprender sobre nuevas culturas

Damian Palacios, Senior Legal Assistant

Damian has been working with Khanh Nguyen Law Office since inception. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies. As an immigrant, Damian understands the complexity of navigating the U.S immigration system and enjoys helping others achieve their dreams of obtaining permanent residency and citizenship in the U.S. Outside of work, Damian enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Damian ha estado trabajando con Khanh Nguyen Law Office desde el inicio. Obtuvo su título de Licenciado en Artes en Estudios Globales. Como inmigrante, Damian comprende la complejidad de navegar el sistema de inmigración de los EE. UU. y disfruta ayudar a otros a lograr sus sueños de obtener la residencia permanente y la ciudadanía en los EE. UU. Fuera del trabajo, Damian disfruta pasar tiempo con su familia y amigos.

Aracely De La Rosa, Senior Legal Assistant

Aracely is the mother of two girls and has been a legal assistant with KNN Law since September 2014. She has graduated as a paralegal and is easy-going and friendly. Aracely speaks Spanish fluently and is committed to helping the immigrant community. When Aracely is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Isela Sanchez, Legal Assistant

Image Isela is a mother of two, married and has been in the office since 2017. She helps to keep the office running smoothly by working with clients, the attorneys and staff. She speaks fluent Spanish. She is easy going, friendly and likes interacting with clients. She enjoys spending time with her family, going out to eat and movies and music.

Mariale Contreras, Senior Legal Assistant

Mariale has been a member of KNN law office since October 2018. She supports attorneys in the firm and greets our clients on the phone. She speaks fluent Spanish and is focused on helping the immigrant community. In her free time, Mariale enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Mariale ha sido miembro de la oficina de abogados de KNN desde octubre de 2018. Apoya a los abogados de la firma y ayuda a nuestros clientes por teléfono. Habla español con fluidez y está enfocada en ayudar a la comunidad inmigrante. Mariale disfruta pasar tiempo con su familia, amigos y leer en su tiempo libre.

America Ortiz, Legal Assistant

America has been a legal assistant with KNN Law Office since October 2021. She assists in criminal and family law cases and has a passion for helping immigrant children and families. America speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys boxing, singing, and spending time with her family.

Adela De La Lus Ponce, Legal Assistant

Adela has worked for KNN Law since 2021. Previously, she has worked as a preschool and special education teacher. At KNN she works with criminal, family, and immigration cases. She is fluent in Spanish. Her hobbies include painting and exploring new places.

Emory Rosenow, Legal Assistant

Emory has worked for KNN Law since 2021. She assists on a variety of immigration processing and legal matters. Emory holds violin performance degrees from Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, and Cleveland State University. Emory enjoys a variety of activities, from art to zoology.

Ingrid Méndez Lárez, Legal Assistant

Ingrid has worked for KNN Law since 2021. Before KNN, she graduated in 2008 with a degree in journalism from University Fermin Toro in Venezuela and was a journalist for 14 years. She speaks fluent Spanish and assists mainly with immigration cases. In her free time she enjoys watching TV and movies, reading, and shopping.

Natalie Perez, Legal Assistant

Natalie is a current student at MCTC and has been working for KNN Law since 2022. She speaks fluent Spanish and helps with receiving clients at the front desk, along with plenty of other responsibilities. When she is not swamped at work, she enjoys playing soccer and binging Netflix shows.

Veronica Gonzalez, Legal Assistant