Claire Hamano 

Claire's legal career has primarily focused on the practice of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, with a background in both employment-based and family-related matters. 

Before joining TSM, Claire was the senior associate attorney at Gotcher Law Group, a business-focused immigration firm located in Sherman Oaks, California. Prior to that, Claire conducted comparative legal research at the Kyoto Comparative Law Center (KCLC), a renowned academic legal research institute and think tank located in Kyoto, Japan where she simultaneously served on the editorial committee for the Matthew Bender publication, Doing Business in Japan.

Claire is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. 

Claire is a graduate of California Western School of Law (CWSL) where she received her Juris Doctorate cum laude. While attending law school, Claire was a staff editor and writer for the CWSL Law Review/International Law Journal and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Immigration Law. Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.  She is fluent in spoken Japanese.