I am a Florida Bar licensed lawyer who practices United States Immigration & Nationality Law and select areas of Florida Law. I am currently an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA). I am also a former United States Immigration Inspector with the Legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS).
I was born in Niagara Falls, New York but was raised in Upstate New York’s Adirondack Region, a place of great beauty. I am of Italian and Croatian descent and am proud of my ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. for freedom and a better life. I relocated to Florida in 2001, upon graduating from Regent University’s School of Law and upon passing the Florida Bar Exam just a few months later. My qualifications include the following:
I have been practicing U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law since 2001. Since then, I have handled most types of U.S. immigration cases over the past 15 years and have had the privilege of representing numerous clients from many countries all around the world. I truly enjoy meeting new clients and experiencing a small part of their culture.
Prior to attending law school, I was employed as a United States Immigration Inspector with the Legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service(INS), now U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In 1996, I graduated from the Immigration Officer Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. At FLETC, I studied and learned U.S. immigration laws and procedures and trained in federal law enforcement techniques. Thereafter, I worked as an United States Immigration Inspector at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York, conducting primary and secondary immigration inspections of persons applying for admission to the United States.