“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

In 2011, 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.

ClaraClara Niesche


Clara joined Gokey Immigration Law Office as a Paralegal in July of 2018. Clara specializes in Family Immigration Law, Petitions for Immediate Relatives, Consular Processed Petitions for Immediate Relatives, Fiancée Visas, and Naturalization. She also enjoys learning the business side of immigration to assist employers with the help that they need.

Prior to Gokey Immigration Law Office, Clara interned as a Paralegal at Serkland Law Office in Fargo. From 2016 to 2017 Clara worked as a Legal Assistant for Vickers Law, a Criminal Law firm in Fargo.

Clara graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM) in December of 2018 with a Bachelor in Paralegal and a Minor in Music Business Entertainment.


R. Charles KissackR. Charles Kissack


R. Charles Kissack – A native from Colorado, Charles received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish as a foreign language and in general history from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2016. Charles is fluent in English and Spanish, with both verbal and written communications. After graduating from CSU, Charles wanted to put his bilingual skills to use, so he became a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) in the country of Ecuador, where he lived from 2018 to 2021. During his stay in Ecuador he got married to a beautiful Ecuadorian, and spent two years abroad learning about immigration law while working on his wife’s personal immigration case. After going through consulate processing, she is now living in the United States as a legal permanent resident.

After returning to the United States, Charles worked as an immigration paralegal, for an immigration law firm in Denver, Colorado; where he learned about various state, federal, and international documents and forms. He also learned how to work directly with attorneys and how they can interpret the law on a case by case basis. Charles and his immediate family moved to North Dakota, to be closer to his extended family. He has been working as an immigration paralegal for the Gokey Law Office since May, 2022.”


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.

After many years as an RN, Mary changed careers in 2011 to work as an immigration legal assistant with the Gokey Law Office. She enjoys helping clients with their immigration needs and has gained expertise in family and business matters.



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