Meet Our Paralegals and Staff

Cristina Caratachea
Immigration Paralegal & Paralegal Supervisor

Cristina is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has more than 10 years of experience as an Immigration Paralegal. Cristina assists attorneys in the preparation of all immigration cases. She also supervises training of junior paralegals on essential material and changes in policies. She earned a B.A. in Spanish, from...

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Lorena Castillo
Immigration Paralegal

Lorena is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish and Portuguese. She graduated from the University of California, Davis earning a B.A. in International Relations with an Emphasis on Health and Environment in Latin American History including a minor in History.

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Yadira Zagal
Immigration Paralegal

Yadira is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She is a vital resource in the organization and growth of the firm. Working primarily as an immigration paralegal, Yadira also oversees staff with screening potential clients for possible consultations and services.

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Daisy Curiel
Immigration Paralegal & Paralegal Supervisor

Daisy is bilingual in Spanish and English. She supervises paralegal staff in training on essential material and changes in policies. She graduated from University of California Berkeley, with B.A. in Legal Studies & Social Welfare.

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Luiz Fernandes Jr
Post Graduate Law Clerk

Luiz is bilingual in Portuguese and English. He earned a B.A. in Law, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Goias, in Brazil.

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Melody Eversole-Habib
Immigration Paralegal

Melody is bilingual in Spanish and English. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley earning a B.A. in English with a minor in Pure Mathematics.

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Johanna Romero
Immigration Paralegal

Johanna is bilingual in Spanish and English. She graduated from San Francisco State University, with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish.

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Jahir Salinas De Arcos
Assistant Immigration Paralegal

Born in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Jahir is fluent in Spanish and English. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Lucina Parada
Immigration Paralegal

Lucina is a bilingual paralegal. She was born in San Francisco to Mexican and Salvadoran parents and grew up speaking Spanish. She used her language skills to volunteer for the IIBA and translate for their immigrant clients. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where she was a member of Graduates Reaching a...

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Brandon Sixto
Assistant Immigration Paralegal & Website Manager

Brandon speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Brandon also manages the firm's website and online content. 

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Linda Velasco
Immigration Paralegal

Linda is bilingual in Spanish and English. She holds a BA degree in Latin American History from the University of California, Davis and is a master's candidate in Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

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Jose Andres Villalon
Assistant Immigration Paralegal

Jose is bilingual in Spanish and English. He assists Attorneys and Paralegals in various immigration case related assignments. He holds a Paralegal Certificate from Merritt Community College.

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Sylvia Woodmansee
Immigration Paralegal

Sylvia is fluent in Spanish and English. She earned a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory.

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Jonathan Zurita
Immigration Paralegal

Jonathan is a bilingual in Spanish and English. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with an emphasis on Immigration Law.

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Karina Ortiz
Immigration Paralegal

Karina is bilingual in English and Spanish. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's College of California, having majored in Spanish with a minor in Politics. Karina also has a Legal Assistant certification from American River College.

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Zulma Navarro
Administrative Assistant for Human Resources

Zulma has been dedicated to the firm since 2012. She is the primary bilingual Administrative Assistant, fluent in Spanish and English. She supports the firm with internal human resources alongside providing support to clients and Accounting Department Staff. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Hayward...

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Cinthia Zacarias
Billing and Bookkeeping Supervisor

Cinthia is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is the firm's Accounting Department Supervisor, overseeing client and office account services. She is the primary source of contact for any fee related matters. Cinthia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, from the University of San Francisco.

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Marisol Fernandez-Cline
Bilingual Client Services Coordinator

Marisol is bilingual in Spanish and English. She serves the firm as a receptionist responsible for coordinating a variety client services. Marisol is an undergraduate student at California State University, East Bay; majoring in Human Development.

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Eliza Felix
Document and Mail Processing Supervisor

Eliza is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She is the law firm's director of records and filing systems. She supervises a team of staff dedicated to organizing client files and records. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley, with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.

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Suraphan Sunantanasuk
Bookeeping and Billing Assistant

Suraphan joined the firm's Accounting Department in 2015, supporting the department in billing for accuracy. Suraphan earned a degree from the University of Bangkok, in Public Relations and holds a certificate in Microcomputing Accounting from San Francisco City College.

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Lidia Ramirez
Billing Assistant

Lidia is bilingual in Spanish and English. She supports the firm's Accounting Department in speaking with clients about their accounts and contracts. She is a student at Contra Costa College, studying Business Administration.

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Jose Guajardo
Billing Assistant

Jose is bilingual in Spanish and English. He supports the firm with billing services in the Accounting Department. He holds an Associates of Arts degree in Political Science from the College of Alameda and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University, East Bay, majoring in...

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Briana Samayoa
Bilingual Receptionis

Briana is bilingual in Spanish and English. She serves the firm as receptionist, responsible for communications and general services to clients. She earned Associate of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics, from Los Angeles Pierce College.

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Alany Valle
File Clerk

Alany is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis, concentrating on Science and Environmental Management.

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Daniel Rendon
File Clerk

Daniel is bilingual in English and Spanish. He studied at Amherst College and is a file clerk in the firm's Document and Mail Processing Unit.

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