Meet Our Team of Experienced Attorneys and Staff
Our extensive experience explicitly focused on immigration law allows us to craft unique and creative solutions to each case we accept.
Julie Kruger, Esq. is a Buffalo, New York native and has been an attorney for over 11 years. Julie devotes her practice to family and business-based immigration cases, United States citizenship cases, deportation and removal cases, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and other Courts, immigrant and non-immigrant waivers of inadmissibility, and other complex immigration matters. Julie received a Bachelor of Arts – All-College Honors, Cum Laude from Canisius College in 1999 and a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude degree in 2009 from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Julie spent a semester abroad at the University of Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain, and is proficient in Spanish. Ms. Kruger has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law. Before attending law school, Julie worked in politics and government, including for Congressmen Brian Higgins in his government and campaign offices and on many state and local political campaigns. She is admitted to practice in the courts of New York State and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Julie is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Erie County Bar Association.
Kaitlyn Wilson, Esq. was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2019 following her graduation from Albany Law School Cum Laude. Kaitlyn gained experience in immigration law at Albany Law School’s Justice Center Immigration Law Clinic and Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. As a Pro Bono Scholars Program member, Kaitlyn devoted her final semester to providing pro bono legal services to clients at Albany Law School’s Justice Center. Before joining Kruger Immigration Law, Kaitlyn worked in New York State government. Kaitlyn received a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude in International Studies from Manhattan College. During her undergraduate studies, Kaitlyn spent a semester in Sevilla, Spain. Kaitlyn is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Karen Hill, Esq. is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native and has been an attorney for over 4 years. Before joining Kruger Immigration Law, Karen worked as an Associate Attorney with a small immigration law 1rm in Wilmington, Delaware. She gained experience in family-based immigration cases, deportation and removal cases, and waivers of inadmissibility. Before, during, and after attending law school, Karen served for over 10 years with the United States.
Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware in the Criminal, Civil, and Bankruptcy divisions as a paralegal and then contract attorney. Karen received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and a Juris Doctor degree in 201G from Delaware Law School. During her undergraduate studies, Karen spent a semester abroad in London, England. She is admitted to practice in the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Karen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Kelsey Reff earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law, where she served as a student representative for their Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. She is currently pursuing admission to the New York State Bar Association. With her ten years of legal administration experience, Kelsey is well prepared to meet your needs with professionalism and patience.
Lisa Papaj joined Kruger Immigration Law in July of 2018. She is a Niagara County Community College graduate with extensive experience in customer service and administration. Lisa enjoys interacting with new people and widening her horizons with new experiences. Lisa loves spending time with her husband, two energetic dogs, and two outgoing cats and enjoying physical activities such as hikes and bike rides.
Queixli Ruballos joined Kruger Immigration law in May of 2021. A graduate of the University at BuIalo, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, she has a variety of experience in customer service, leadership, and coordination. Queixli is also fluent in Spanish. During her free time, she enjoys reading up on current events, learning about different perspectives and cultures, and is currently more about the law and developing legal research skills.
We are a U.S. immigration law firm helping individuals, families, and businesses achieve their dreams without borders. Strategically headquartered in Buffalo, NY, we are part of the Golden Horseshoe, including Buffalo, Toronto, and Southern Ontario. We offer highly personalized and experienced legal services. We facilitate our clients to navigate the complex, technical, and ever-changing immigration laws in an increasingly global society. Our extensive experience explicitly focused on immigration law allows us to craft unique and creative solutions to each case we accept. We have represented clients in all types of immigration matters, including highly complex cases, giving us the experience to fully identify both the possibilities and risks inherent in each case.