Attorneys

Kamah Gueh-Thoronka

Managing Partner
T (571) 285-5242 (Ext 101) | F (978) 275-9884 | E kthoronka@thoronkalawoffices.com

Attorney KamahThoronka is the managing partner of Thoronka Law Offices. She has been in practice for over ten years and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Maryland. Mrs. Thoronka focuses her services in Family Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law. She earned her BA degree in Political Science/ Pre-law in 1996 from St. Augustine´s College, in Raleigh, NC and her JD in 2005 from Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, MA.

Mrs. Thoronka has earned a number of honors and awards including the Congressional Scholar Award, Dean´s List and Who´s Who Awards as well as the Gem of Africa award. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland and the Massachusetts Bars. She is aggressive and very conscious about helping displaced refugees adapt to environments that are new to them.

Mrs. Thoronka has settled many Family Law and Domestic Relations cases including divorce, child support, child custody and property. She has had a huge success in the immigration cases she has handled within the last ten years. She is extremely advanced in litigating deportation and removal proceeding. Mrs. Thoronka is credited for successfully handling a case against 7UP Corporation, which was published at the Federal District Court in Maryland. She is no-nonsense and fights with every integrity to get the best results for her clients. She knows what the clients want and she fights to produce what they expect. Mrs. Thoronka primarily runs the Virginia Office where her focus is immigration; however she also remains obligated to her clients in Massachusetts and Maryland.

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law, 2005
  • St. Augustine’s College, NC in Political Science/Pre-law, 1996

Awards

  • Congressional Scholar Award
  • Who’s Who Awards
  • Gem of Africa Award

Memberships

  • American Bar Association Member
  • Maryland & Massachusetts Bar Association Member

Practice Area

  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Personal Injury

Ishmael Thoronka

Founder and Senior Partner
T (571) 285-5242 (Ext 104) | E ishmael@thoronkalawoffices.com

Attorney Ishmael Thoronka is a senior partner at Thoronka Law Offices with a wealth of knowledge and a mountain of experience and he has developed a reputation of being a powerful and persuasive attorney. Ishmael primarily practices in the areas of Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Divorce and Family Law, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. Attorney Thoronka graduated from Monmouth University in 1996. He received his law degree from Massachusetts School of Law in 2004. He has earned many honorable awards among them was a Book Scholarship Award from the powerful Black Judges Alliance in Massachusetts, Deans list and the Governors Award.

He is undoubtedly one of the straight shooters in this field. As the Laws of Immigration are ever changing so does Ishmael’s desires to adapt. He is hardworking and not one to back down from the challenges of the law. He has successfully represented clients’ against corporations like American Express, MBNA, Chase, to name, but a few.

Ishmael’s practice took a turn when he witnessed non-American citizens suffering in the process of legalizing their stay in the United States of America. Ishmael’s passion to practice immigration law was borne after he saw a man deported because he could not afford an attorney to navigate the complex immigration process. He has filed countless immigration petitions and he has successfully represented hundreds of clients in immigration courts in several jurisdictions. His clients have always been pleased with the outcome of their cases. He has represented several clients in both State and Federal courts.

Mr. Thoronka is skilled to represent and litigate complex cases in Federal and State courts. He has the ability to negotiate and get positive results for his clients. Attorney Thoronka is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he is a practicing member of the United States Supreme Court and the District Court of Massachusetts. Attorney Thoronka is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and a member of the Federal Bar.

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law, 2004
  • Monmouth University, NJ
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, 1996

Awards

  • Book Scholarship Awards
  • Governor’s Award

Memberships

  • American Bar Association Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Member
  • Member of the Federal Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member

Practice Area

  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Personal Injury

Guy F. White, Esq.

Associate Attorney
T (571) 285-5242 (Ext. 105) | E guy.white@thoronkalaw.com

After 20 years as a prosecutor, Guy F. White trades places to become a member of the defense bar. A member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, he specializes in impaired driving and narcotics defense.

He is an accomplished lecturer and teacher as a consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Guy has a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalist from Boston University and a law degree from Indiana University.

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1993
  • Boston University, 1985

Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Practice Area

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Offenses

Sara Shariff, Esq.

Associate Attorney
T (571) 285-5242 (Ext 102) | E sara.shariff@thoronkalaw.com

Associate attorney Sara Shariff is a North Carolina native who earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2017. Mrs. Shariff earned her B.A., with a dual-major in Political Science and Global Studies and a minor in Arabic language, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014.

Mrs. Shariff was a two-year active member of the Mock Trial team at USC, competing at the 2016 South Texas Mock Trial Invitational and 2017 AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition. She was also awarded the Dean’s List and inducted into the Order of the Litigators while at USC law. During her time at USC Law, she was a mentor in the Constitutional Scholars Mentorship program and a student attorney in the Special Education Advocacy Clinic, where she represented local, low-income students with special education needs.

Throughout law school, Mrs. Shariff also worked as a law clerk at a foreclosure defense litigation firm. During the summer of 2016, she completed a certificate program at Yale University’s Bioethics Summer Institute and received the Pollard Prize for best graduate-level final research presentation in Health and Policy Law.

She is a very diligent worker who will produce the best quality work to fight for her clients. She is an immigration attorney, who works primarily with removal defense and family-petition cases.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, 2017
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Awards

  • Dean’s List
  • Order of the Litigators
  • Pollard Prize

Languages

  • Urdu/Hindi

Practice Area

  • Immigration Law

Aron Ambia, Esq.

Legal Consultant
T (571) 285-5242 | E aron.ambia@thoronkalaw.com

Aron works with the Business Law Department and is involved in the expansion of Thoronka Law’s corporate law practice focused on international transactions. Aron advises clients on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commodities, energy and oil & gas, and commercial transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Aron worked with the Corporate & Securities Department of Greenberg Traurig LLP. He is qualified to practice in Kenya, New York and Washington, D.C.

Aron has worked with a vast range of clients, ranging from international banks, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies to mid- and small-sized businesses. He strives to provide legal solutions that are in line with his client’s commercial objectives and strategies. Some of his recent transactions include advising a developer of a multi-million dollar housing project, advising on a multi-million dollar commodity transaction, among others.

Education

  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • LL.B., University of Nairobi

Memberships

  • Member, DC Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Kenya

Areas of Concentration

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Commodities
  • Commercial Transactions