Diane B. Hinch

Diane Hinch is an experienced immigration lawyer who advises clients on how to obtain temporary and permanent employment authorization and residency in the United States.  She focuses on assisting companies with the transfer of professional, executive and managerial employees into the United States from around the world on short or long term assignments and advises Human Resource Managers on the immigration implications for dual career families.

Another aspect of her practice focuses on assisting business clients with developing an immigration strategy for the employment of key personnel required for start-up operations in the United States through to the acquisition of permanent resident status and ultimately U.S. citizenship.  Diane advises entrepreneurs and investors to expand their oversead operations and develop businesses in the United States with the aim of becoming permanent residents.

With more than twenty two years of experience in the field of immigration law, Diane has assisted many large and small companies with the employment of foreign nationals in the United States.  She has handled immigration matters for clients who are engaged in a variety of industries including the electronics, semi-conductor, software development, video games development, aerospace, IT consultancy and architecture fields.  She has experience in the motor sports industry, film and television production, the music industry, media industry and equestrian sports. Other clients have been involved in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Diane has been a frequent speaker on U.S. immigration matters addressing Human Resources Managers at the U.S. Embassy in London, the CBI’s Employee Relocation Council meetings in the U.K., and other international relocation council meetings in the U.S.

Diane has served as President of the British American Business Council’s Orange County Chapter, was appointed Secretary of the British American Business Council’s National Chapter, and has served on the Board of the Australian American Chamber of Commerce and the Global Business Development Committee for the Orange County, California Chamber of Commerce.

Diane is personally familiar with the immigration process having immigrated to the United States from England.  Currently she divides her time between Europe and the United States.  She is admitted to practice law in California.  Diane is a member of the California Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (a section of the American Bar Association).

Diane can be reached at:

[email protected]
+44 (020) 8144-9310 (U.K.)
(949) 644-4800 (U.S.)
(949) 273-1935 direct line