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Nikki Whetstone

Nikki Whetstone is a Senior Attorney at Grossman Young & Hammond where she represents corporate and individual clients on a broad variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, consular processing, PERM applications, Adjustment of Status, and citizenship. She specializes in researching, analyzing, and developing case strategy for complex business immigration cases.

Before joining the firm, Nikki served as a business immigration attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP representing some of the world’s largest firms within the financial services and technology industries.

During law school, Nikki served as an editor of the International Law Society Digest and Program Coordinator of the Courtroom Advocates Project where she trained and supervised law students advocating for survivors of domestic violence in Family Court.


  • J.D., City University of New York School of Law, Queens, NY
    • Honors: 2nd Best Brief – CUNY Law Moot Court Competition
  • B.A., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Honors: magna cum laude, Dean’s List Fall 2008-Spring 2011


  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)


  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch,” U.S. News & World Report, 2023.
  • Philadelphia Bar Association’s Higginbotham Fellowship for commitment to pro bono and public interest work, 2014.

Professional Activities/Pro-Bono Work

  • Member, AILA National Pro Bono Committee
  • Pro Bono Liason, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Pittsburgh Chapter.


  • Nikki Whetstone, I Am a Victim Too: Applying the “Dual Victim-Offender” Framework to Reform New York’s Family Court System, Footnote Forum – CUNY L. Rev. (April 1, 2016)

Selected Presentations

  • Masterclass: “Living your American Dream” | Masterclasse: “Vivre son rêve américain,” presented remotely to Ecole Ferrières (Ferrières-en-Brie, France, April 12, 2023).

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