***On 4/29/2021 I will be speaking to several members of Congress as part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's National Day of Action campaign. I may be unavailable at different times of the day and may be unable to answer live requests. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you. - ALR
I was born in the Republic of Cuba and migrated to the United States when I was five years old. My mother, a single woman who only spoke Spanish, decided to move to an unknown country and raise her then five year old son with the hopes of providing me with endless opportunities that were not possible in communist Cuba. We settled in Miami, Florida where I lived until I was 21 years old. It was my mother’s determination and pursuit of the American Dream and the limitless possibilities that the United States offers that allowed me to become the attorney that I am today. In 2012, I decided to move to the Washington, D.C. metro area to finish my undergraduate studies. I was blessed to be the first member of my family to graduate from college, the dream my mom sought for me when she took a leap of faith and moved to America. After falling in love with the DC area, I decided to extend my stay to attend law school. As an immigrant, I have first hand experience on how the United States has shaped my future. Now, as an attorney serving mostly immigrants, I want to help shape other people’s future.
Nací en la República de Cuba y emigré a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía cinco años. Mi madre, una mujer soltera que solo hablaba español, decidió mudarse a un país desconocido y criar a su hijo de cinco años con la esperanza de brindarme infinitas oportunidades que no eran posibles con el comunismo en Cuba. Nos establecimos en Miami, Florida, donde viví hasta los 21 años. Fue la determinación de mi madre y la búsqueda del Sueño Americano y las posibilidades ilimitadas que ofrece Estados Unidos lo que me permitió convertirme en el abogado que soy hoy. En 2012, decidí mudarme al área metropolitana de Washington, DC para finalizar mis estudios universitarios. Tuve la bendición de ser el primer miembro de mi familia que se graduó de la universidad, el sueño que mi madre me buscó cuando dio un salto de fe y se mudó a Estados Unidos. Después de enamorarme del área de DC, decidí extender mi estadía para asistir a la escuela de leyes. Como inmigrante, tengo experiencia de primera mano sobre cómo los Estados Unidos ha configurado mi futuro. Ahora, como abogado de inmigración, quiero ayudar a prosperar el futuro de otras personas.
Volunteer Bar Memberships:
- Federal Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Star Bar Licenses:
- Florida Bar
- Maryland Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
Federal Court Eligibility:
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
I make every attempt possible to keep my attorney's fees low; government fees for immigration benefits are already burdensome enough. I run a virtual law firm, meaning I don't operate out of a physical office space, that ends up saving clients a substantial amount of money when they retain me. My attorney's fees are calculated based on numerous factors, including but not limited to: projected time spent on the case, case complexity, level of attention the potential new client will require, and case deadlines.
Fees on Lawfully:
- $30/per 15 minutes Monday-Friday.
- $40/per 15 minutes Saturdays, Sundays, and all US Federal holidays.
- I do not charge clients for going over 15 minutes nor do I end the consult after 15 minutes. I continue to speak to many of my consulting clients via email after our Lawfully consultation is over.