“Gokey Law Office did a great job of processing three (3) H-1B petitions for my company this year. They were very professional and incredibly transparent with their work. I always had a full understanding of our status and expectations. Highly recommend.”~~KC Homiston

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SnyderSnyder Gokey

Attorney / Owner

We formed the Gokey Immigration Law Office to fill the region’s need for a law firm focusing exclusively on immigration law for businesses and families. Snyder’s broad experience as a former government attorney and as a long-time business lawyer brings a unique understanding of these issues to the practice of immigration law.

After four years as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, Tax Division, Frank (“Snyder”) Gokey practiced law at the Vogel Law Firm for 25 years. At Vogel, Snyder worked as a business and health law attorney, before founding Vogel’s immigration law practice.

Snyder is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an inactive Certified Public Accountant and member of the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the North Dakota and Minnesota Bar Associations, and has been admitted to practice before the US District Courts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Admitted to Practice
1982: Minnesota
1983: North Dakota
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
North Dakota Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Snyder has given numerous seminars and has been included in many publications. For a list, please click here.

AnnalieAnneli M. Johnson


Anneli handles a variety of immigration cases and has gained valuable experience in all areas of immigration law from naturalization / citizenship issues, family cases, and employment cases. This experience was gained through Anneli’s passion for customer service and her determination to explore solutions to clients’ complex issues. She believes in working collectively with the client as a team to reach their goals through education about the immigration process and assistance with immigration procedures.

Anneli graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law. At law school, she was President of Law Women’s Caucus, Associate Editor of North Dakota Law Review, and honored for her advocacy skills. She also served as a law clerk at the Vogel Law Firm and Becker County State’s Attorney office. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. As a paralegal, she has over 10 years of experience in the legal world when she worked at the Vogel Law Firm in many areas of law that included immigration, business, tax, real estate, creditor/debtor, civil litigation, and mass litigation.

Admitted to Practice
2016: Minnesota
2016: North Dakota
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
Immigration Court
Minnesota Bar Association
North Dakota Bar Association

RichardRichard R. Humann


Richard joined Gokey Immigration Law Office as a Paralegal in April 2015 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Paralegal from Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). This was Richard’s second bachelor’s degree from MSUM, following receipt of a Bachelor’s of Science in University Studies, emphasizing geography and history. Throughout his college career, Richard was active on campus and in the community through activities sponsored by MSUM’s Paralegal Association, where he acted as Treasurer.

Growing up in Western North Dakota, Richard has firsthand experience dealing with issues arising in the Bakken region, as well as the growth in diversity in North Dakota and the Midwest.

Prior to joining Gokey Immigration Law Office, Richard has worked in the service industry, where he has developed his skills in customer service, communication, and organization. Richard has worked as a Summer Intern at Tesoro’s Mandan Refinery, where he conducted ultrasonic research, and was also employed by the State of North Dakota where he provided assistance at Cross Ranch State Park. In 2004, Richard was also active in the Circle of Cultures event hosted in Bismarck, ND, celebrating the journey of Lewis and Clark. Richard worked as a guide and interacted with many international visitors by providing history and knowledge of the area. Richard brings the firm a wide range of experience in assisting people from diverse backgrounds, as well as the technical training, knowledge and skills of a Paralegal.

SarahSarah A. Gokey

Legal Assistant

Sarah joined Gokey Immigration Law Office in May 2012 as a Legal Assistant after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College, where she studied Cultural Anthropology. While in school, Sarah spent two summers interning for a U.S. Senator from North Dakota working on immigration issues, among other duties. Sarah specializes in Family Immigration Law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Petitions for Immediate Relatives, Consular Processed Petitions for Immediate Relatives, J-1 Visa Waivers, Fiancée Visas, and Naturalization.



MaryMary J. Gokey

Legal Assistant / Officer Manager

As Legal Assistant and Office Manager, Mary brings managerial talent and attention to detail to the Gokey Firm. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and prior to joining the firm, Mary had a lengthy career in nursing, working at the National Institutes of Health, teaching in the Tri-College Nursing Program, authoring chapters in six nursing texts, and, most recently, serving as the Stroke Coordinator at Sanford Health. In that position she was instrumental in obtaining Joint Commission Certification of Sanford as a Primary Stroke Center.



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