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Khandikile M. Sokoni




  • Cornell Law School, LLM.
  • University of Zambia, LLB.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Zambia

Khandikile M. Sokoni

Khandikile “Khandi” Mvunga Sokoni, Counsel, focuses her practice on a wide range of business immigration matters for a variety of clients. Prior to joining Grossman Young & Hammond, Khandi was a Partner with the firm True, Walsh & Sokoni, LLP where she focused on both general corporate law and immigration law, finding her true passion at the intersection of both practice areas. In her ten years there, she handled a wide range of immigration matters representing individuals as well as corporate clients including those in the software development, architectural and engineering industries.

After graduating from Cornell Law School, Khandi joined the Ithaca City Attorney’s Office. Khandi spent 13 years as an attorney for the City of Ithaca, including six years as Assistant City Attorney.

In her service to the legal profession Khandi has held several leadership positions including President of the Tompkins County Bar Association (2015-16), President of the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, a chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) (2010-11), a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Committee of Bar Leaders, and a commissioner on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission of the State of New York (IJEQC), the body charged with screening and ranking candidates seeking election as judges in New York’s Sixth Judicial District

An immigrant herself, Khandi is a proud Zambian-American. She speaks three African languages: Ngoni, Bemba and Nyanja and has reading/writing proficiency in French.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Assocation (AILA)
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Cornell Law Alumni Board

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • "Immigration Law for the General Practitioner (CLE)," Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association (Upcoming - September 24, 2021).
  • "What Physicians Should Know about Immigration Law," Dermatology Associates of Ithaca (upcoming - Fall 2021).
  • "Community Foundation Immigration Talk," Community Foundation of Tompkins County, (upcoming - December 2021).