Our Team

Ellen Freeman


With over 20 years of practice in all facets of employment-based immigration, Ellen works with growing organizations to advise on U.S. immigration law, strategy, compliance and training. Her depth of experience fully supports clients moving through the complex steps of business growth and shifting employment strategy, including formation of corporate entities, establishment of U.S. operations and applications for temporary visas through permanent residence.

Ellen Freeman Immigration Law Group, PLLC has been 20 years in the making since Ellen’s graduation from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the moment her Father asked her, “When are you going to start your own Firm?” Her Father, a successful entrepreneur, was always keen to have his daughter take control of her own destiny just as he had done with his career in business. He could see there was that same spark within Ellen to want to achieve something greater.

Jessica Hartman

Case Manager

Jessica focuses on employment-based immigration for businesses and academic institutions, preparing H-1B, TN, E-3, E-2, L-1, O-1, PERM, and other non-immigrant petitions. She also assists with preparing family-based filings. She has extensive knowledge regarding F-1 students and J-1 Exchange Visitors and over 7 years of experience working directly with applicants to achieve immigration status. She has presented on academic related immigration issues at professional conferences and has also served as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO) with authorization to access the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs both from The University of Pittsburgh, and prior to her work as a Case Manager was an Immigration Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh where she processed complex immigration applications and petitions for international students, faculty, staff, and other international visitors.

Claire A. Mokry

Case Manager

Claire earned her BA in French from Hope College, she holds a Master’s in Public Administration degree from DePaul University. From 2008 to 2012, she served as the Press and Communications Assistant at the Consulate General of France in Chicago. During this time, she assisted with event planning, visits from French dignitaries, and communication with the media regarding relations between France and the US.

In 2013, Claire relocated to Pittsburgh and began a career working with international students at Robert Morris University. She joined the Office of International Services at the University of Pittsburgh in March 2014 as an Immigration Specialist working with employment-based visa categories including J-1, H-1B, O-1, E-3, TN, and EB-1B. In October 2018, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Employment Team where she was responsible for supervising two Immigration Specialists and an Immigration Coordinator.

Kenneth Freeman

Chief Marketing Officer, Technical Writer

Kenneth Freeman oversees the creation of marketing programs and strategies in support of Ellen Freeman Immigration Law Group.  His diverse background includes over 30 years of experience in journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, creative and technical writing, video and audio production and traditional and online advertising formats and strategies.

Kenneth has been published in The Daily Collegian, The Philadelphia Daily News and Portfolio Pittsburgh Magazine.  He has also produced over 1,000 film encapsulations for the mail order video catalogue, Movies Unlimited.  Additionally, he has completed many projects in the advertising realm where his excellence in technical writing has been commended.

He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.