Jane Oak

Admitted: 1998, California

Law School: University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1998

College: Michigan State University, B.A., Accounting, 1992

Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association;
Los Angeles County Bar Association; State Bar of California; 
Korean-American Bar Association Board Member;
Christian Legal Society of Los Angeles Board Member.

Languages: Korean, English 

Born: Salt Lake City, Utah

Jane Oak is the principal of the Law Offices of Jane Oak & Associates, P.C. With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Oak has established a reputation as one of the most respected and trusted immigration attorneys within the Los Angeles area.

Prior to starting her own practice, she handled large commercial real estate transactions as an associate attorney at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in Century City.

Her passion for helping people, namely the disadvantaged immigrant community, pulled her away from the corporate world and into her own practice in 2000. With her determination and heart, her firm has grown into one of the largest immigration practices in the Korean-American community. Her commitment to educating the public has led her to publish articles on immigration law in the major Korean newspapers on a weekly basis for the past six years.

Ms. Oak graduated with a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1998. And, she holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, which she earned in 1992.

For the past several years, she has served on the Board of Governors for the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA), and is KABA's President for 2012. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Oak served on the Board of Directors for the Christian Legal Society-Los Angeles. And, she was an executive committee member for the Immigration Law Section of LACBA. She is an active member in the Multi-Cultural Bar Alliance, the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

In 2011, Ms. Oak was a recipient of the prestigious NAPABA's Best Lawyers Under 40 Award.


Irene Choe

Admitted: 2006, California

Law School: U.C. Hastings College of Law, 2005

College: UCLA, Political Science & Korean, 2002

Languages: Korean, English

Irene Choe is a senior associate attorney at the Law Offices of Jane Oak & Associates, P.C. During law school, Mrs. Choe was an extern at the Executive Office of Immigration Review in San Francisco and immediately knew that she wanted to practice immigration law. Mrs. Choe has been practicing immigration law since 2005 and also has experience in personal injury matters and insurance defense. Mrs. Choe's immigration expertise covers all areas of non-immigrant visas, PERM labor certification, immigrant visas and adjustment of status applications (both employment and family-based), and deportation/removal.

Mrs. Choe graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of Law in 2005 and was the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and the Vice President of the Korean American Law Students Association (KALSA). She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Korean from UCLA, which she earned in 2002. Mrs. Choe was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006 and is authorized to appear before the U.S. Federal District Court as well.


Cesar Guzman de Leon

Admitted: 2007, Mexico

Law School: Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Law School. Mexico, 2006

Languages: Spanish, English 

Cesar Guzman de Leon is a Senior Paralegal at the Law Offices of Jane Oak & Associates, P.C. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he practiced civil litigation law in Mexico as a paralegal and licensed attorney for over 5 years. In Mexico, he handled cases in family law, contracts, and commercial law. He moved to the United States after meeting his Korean-American wife in 2009. He has always been interested in the area of international law in order to help people from around the world. At the Law Offices of Jane Oak & Associates, clients consistently remark at his genuine care and attention to them and their immigration cases.

Mr. Guzman de Leon was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He graduated with a J.D. from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos School of Law in 2006, and became a licensed attorney in Mexico in 2007. He graduated from the Specialty in Mexican Taxes Course from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos School of Accounting and Administration in 2008. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.


Michelle Choi

Admitted: 2013, California 

Law School: Western State University College of Law, J.D. Public Service Certificate 

College: UCI, Psychology & Social Behavior, B.A. 

Languages: Korean, English

Michelle Choi is an associate attorney at the Law Office of Jane Oak, P.C. Her passion for immigrant advocacy and serving the community is evident in the care and work she puts into her clients’ cases. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jane Oak, she was the Head of the Appellate Department at a full-service immigration law firm in Orange County where she gained extensive experience in drafting appeals and motions filed with the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the 9th Circuit Court of Law. Currently, her primary work involves non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, waiver applications, VAWA, and removal cases.

Ms. Choi received her Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law in 2012 where she also earned a Public Service Certificate for serving the community. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2007.

Given Ms. Choi’s personal history as an undocumented immigrant, her empathy and unique perspective allow her to approach cases with warmth and passion. Ms. Choi was admitted to the California State Bar in 2013.