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Profile of Janice Flynn

In February 2012, Janice established the firm US Visa Solutions, bringing with her an extensive knowledge base and expertise acquired over the course of 10 years practising U.S. visa and nationality law. She started the firm to develop a practice that focuses on the well-being of the client as they proceed through what can be a very stressful process.

Janice’s experience covers a wide range of US visa and nationality matters, including both family and employment based visas and US nationality issues. She has particular expertise on employment-based matters and, in 2017 was named in the Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration lawyers. Janice regularly advises multinational companies on their overall U.S. immigration strategy.

Prior to establishing her own firm, Janice worked with the Hodkinson Law Group in central London for five years. Prior to moving to London, she worked in Chicago, Illinois with the Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown and Kempster, Keller & Lenz-Calvo in Chicago, Illinois and within the immigration department of FagelHaber LLC (now known as Thompson Coburn LLP). She first began working in the field of US visa and nationality law in 1996 as a Paralegal with Kempster, Keller & Lenz-Calvo.

Janice graduated from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois and was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2004.

Janice places great importance on sharing and learning from her colleagues in the field and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, International Bar Association Immigration & Nationality Law section, American Women Lawyers in London and the International Irish Business Network.

Since 2012, Janice has been a member of the Board of Trustees for icap (Immigrant Counselling & Psychotherapy) which is a registered British charity providing high quality counselling and psychotherapy principally to Irish immigrants.

Janice is a native Chicagoan and has been living in the UK for more than 10 years. She lives near London with her partner and their two dogs.

Janice Flynn

Principal Lawyer

US Immigration Lawyer in London, UK


Profile of Stephanie Howaniec

Stephanie Howaniec joined US Visa Solutions in June 2017. She primarily focuses on employment-based visas such as Treaty Investor (E-2 visa), Treaty Trader (E-1) and Intra-Company transfers (L-visas).

Stephanie graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California in May 2015 and was admitted to the New York state bar in January 2016. Prior to law school, Stephanie earned a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business and Legal Studies with honors from the University of Alabama.

She has experience in human rights and immigration gained in both civil litigation firms and non-profit organizations. Stephanie worked for two smaller human rights law firms in London. Working in civil litigation for two years, she became accomplished in handling large volumes of documents with her cautious eye for detail. While in law school, Stephanie worked on cases of asylum and family-based immigration advice. Before law school, Stephanie worked for several years in International Business which provides an ideal background for working on E and L visas.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, her international career has taken her to live in California, Rwanda, India, and Madrid. She moved to London in 2015. Stephanie is passionate about pro-bono and legal aid. She has volunteered and worked countless hours pro-bono for low-income and vulnerable clients around the world. She loves traveling, a juicy Pinot Noir, and watching Alabama win American college football games.

Stephanie Howaniec

Associate Lawyer
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