The Team

Who We Are


Sam Asbury


Sam Asbury is a member of the Oregon and Washington bar associations, and his practice in all other states is limited to matters of federal law. Here is a summary of Sam Asbury's education: 

  • J.D., cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law (1995). Associate Editor, Law Review​

  • Diploma, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University (2009)

  • Diploma, Commanding Officer Leadership Course (2007)

  • Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College (2005)

  • Diploma, U.S. Navy College of Command & Staff (1998)

  • B.A., Political Science and Naval Science, Oregon State University (1988). With High Scholarship. Honors Program

Brian Gomez

Legal Assistant

Brian was born and raised in the Walla Walla Valley. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a B.A. in Business Administration. He works with Sam Asbury on a variety of cases: family based immigration, U Visas, DACA, and removal defense. Brian is also a licensed insurance broker and is fluent in English and Spanish.


Vianey Conway


Vianey is an independant paralegal who was born in Mexico but grew up in Oregon. She works with Sam Asbury on a variety of immigration case types: family, U Visas, DACA, and removal defense. Vianey is a Certified Paralegal with a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from PSU. She is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker. Vianey has been in the legal field since 2009 and has worked with Sam Asbury since 2013. Vianey is fluent in English and Spanish.

Maria Jose Asbury


Maria Jose is a certified and experienced interpreter and translator. She grew up in Paraguay and immigrated to the USA in 2019 with work experience as a teacher and a travel agent in addition to her work interpreting and translating. Maria Jose earned a Bachelor's degree Magna Cum Laude in economics from Catholic University of Asuncion.


Alex Bryzhak

Legal Assistant

Alex was born and grew up in Ukraine. He attended university in Ukraine before immigrating to the USA. Alex speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and Spanish fluently and he also speaks Romanian, German, Polish, French, and Italian. Alex lived and worked in Buenos Aires for almost three years. More recently, for more than 11 years, Alex was an accredited representative with Lutheran Community Services NW in Portland assisting newly-arrived refugees and then immigration clients in general.  

Michelle Pereda


Michelle Pereda is an experienced Immigration Paralegal, Spanish interpreter, and social activist. She completed her paralegal studies at Fullerton College and recently received certificates in social policy and justice from University of Michigan and Columbia University. Michelle has spent the last 11 years preparing winning cases for USCIS and Immigration Court and accompanying clients to interviews to provide consecutive interpretation. Michelle has the gifts of compassion and empathy and takes great pride in advocating for immigrants, women, children, disabled persons, and the LGBTQ community.

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