Lorraine S. Tong
Lorraine Tong works with individuals and companies requiring H, L, and TN visas, as well as PERM applications and Schedule A Group I petitions. She represents individuals in their Applications for Adjustment of Status and Naturalization before USCIS.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Lorraine served as a consultant to a foreign consular office, advising diplomats on matters pertaining to US law, American politics and culture, and English language usage. She composed and edited speeches, letters, press releases, and other materials.
Lorraine first became interested in immigration at a young age and aspired to become a lawyer based on the immigrant stories of her large extended family. Her grandfather was a Chinese-American pioneer who worked as a personal cook for a retired navy admiral, a manager at a country club, and a successful vegetable farmer in California. She honors this legacy by approaching each of her immigration cases with care and empathy.
Lorraine received her B.A. in History and French at California State University, Fullerton. She interned at the CSUF College Legal Clinic. She completed her J.D. studies at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, then worked as a legal extern for US District Judge James M. Ideman. She worked for Immigration Attorney Howard Hom (now an Immigration Judge) as an attorney for over 20 years, primarily in the area of employment-based immigration.