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Custodio Anibal RomeroAttorney/ Owner
Custodio Anibal RomeroAttorney/ Owner en Newark
Anibal Romero was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Ecuadorian parents who taught him from an early age the importance of moral values such as honesty and perseverance. These ideals eventually became the structure of his firm. He began his studies in law at the Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil in Ecuador and then completed his education at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. He also received his master’s degree in criminology from the State University of New York in Albany, New York.
Before launching his own law firm, Attorney Romero worked at the prestigious law firm of Dewey & Leboeuf, where he was in charge of the contractual area for multinational clients. In 2009, he established the first office of The Romero Firm in Newark, New Jersey, with the objective of providing representation services to the community and helping them through the immigration process.
Since then, his practice has extended adding new fields of expertise and reaching out to new geographical areas of the country. His passion continues to drive his efforts to support thousands of people with their legal needs.
Eugenia MendozaManaging Attorney
Eugenia MendozaManaging Attorney en Newark en Queens en Houston
Eugenia Mendoza is a Colombian attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York and admitted to Federal Court in the Eastern District of New York.
She holds the Managing attorney position in our Corona Queens Office.
After practicing many years as an attorney in Colombia, Eugenia Mendoza obtained her Master of Law from Pace Law School, and she has been working in the United States in Immigration, Family and Matrimonial Law, Real Estate, Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
David GuerreroFirm Coordinator
David GuerreroFirm Coordinator en Newark
David Guerrero is an Ecuadorian-American who was raised in Ecuador. He graduated from high school in Ecuador. Mr. Guerrero returned to the United States at age 17. He studied Information and Communications Technology at Rutgers University. Mr. Guerrero started working in immigration as a part-time job during the summer of 2009. Since then he has been working for The Romero Firm with almost a decade of experience in immigration.
Fluent in English and Spanish
Fields of Experience:
- Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Waiver for Unlawful Presence
- Affirmative and Defensive Asylums
- US Naturalization
- Visas: VAWA Visa
Cassandre LamarreOf Counsel
Cassandre LamarreOf Counsel en Newark
Cassandre Lamarre is a Haitian-American attorney with over sixteen years of legal experience. She joins The Romero Firm as Of Counsel and practices in the firms Newark office. Her areas of practice range from immigration, criminal defense and real estate.
Born and raised in New York, Cassandre attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Bachelor of Arts in English. She later received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. in Monmouth County, criminal division. She currently holds a position as Assistant Public Defender with the Newark Municipal Court Public Defenders Office.
Cassandre has always had a passion for immigration law and the immigration community. She has managed her own practice, and also held the position of Managing attorney in a general practice firm. She has successfully represented numerous clients in removal and asylum proceedings as well as adjustment petitions. She has represented both Buyers and Sellers in real estate closings and assists clients in resolving foreclosure matters. As a Public Defender she has developed a vast knowledge in criminal defense and traffic related matters.
Cassandre’s goalas an attorney is to provide the most honest and effective legal representation possible. She wants her clients to feel confident in the knowledge that she genuinely cares about their case and will work diligently for them.
Alva CuadrosReceptionist en Newark
Jessica MejiaParalegal en Newark
Ms. Jessica Mejia was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States at an early age along with her family. She completed her University studies obtaining her degree in Criminal Justice. She has spent over eight years working in the immigration field, a field with which she feels a deep connection as she comes from an immigrant family. Throughout these years, Ms. Mejia has developed an extensive knowledge and thorough understanding of the immigration practice. She has been an integral part of the Romero Firm for over five years. Ms. Mejia dedicates her free time volunteering with various nonprofit entities and by participating and assisting in her community.
Jose CastilloParalegal en Newark
Jose Castillo was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He came to the United States at the age of 15 with a hunger to succeed.
Jose Castillo Graduated from Hudson Community College. Obtained an associate degree in Liberal Arts – Business. Placed in Dean’s list for three consecutive years and was awarded Government Scholarship for outstanding academic performance
Currently, he is a student at Newark Rutgers Business Taking the last few classes (online) to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance. Member of the Rutgers Peruvian American Student Organization.
Passionate in Real Estate Investing. He purchased his first rental property at the age of 26.
Seven years of legal experience. Jose Castillo had worked in different areas of law such as: Real Estate, Family Law, Special Civil Law, Personal Injury, and Corporate Law. Having worked in different fast-paced work environments in NJ and NY has granted him the necessary guidance and autonomy to take ownership of his cases.
The Romero Firm, his first encounter with immigration, which has solidified his understanding of what really is his legal passion “Help the hispanic community”.
Carolina CastilloParalegal en Newark
Carolina D. Castillo has an advanced LL.M. in public international law with a specialization in international criminal law from Leiden University in The Hague. Under the supervision of Prof. Joe Powderly, Carolina defended her thesis: “Analysis of President Trump’s Travel Ban Through the Lenses of International Human Rights Law and International Refugee Law: Do These Policies Violate the Principles of Equality, Non-Discrimination, and Non-Refoulement?”, in August 2018. Carolina graduated cum laude from Rutgers University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, will obtain her master’s degree in political science in May of 2023, and recently finished her first year of online law school, hoping to continue with her JD to be able to take the California bar exam.
She participated in programs hosted by Leiden University such as “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice” and “Summer School on International Criminal Law, from Theory to Practice”, becoming a winning member of the moot court competition in The Hague in 2016. Her academic achievements made her a candidate to participate as a collaborator in the International Criminal Court, under the direct supervision of the first legal adviser of the Presidency, working in the topic of victims of mass human rights violations and crimes, in the summer of 2016.
Based on her exemplary academic performance, Carolina was nominated to attend the 2013 International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation on Diplomacy and International Relations in China, where she went behind the scenes at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, to learn the Chinese perspective on international relations.
In addition to her academic experience, Carolina has been a devoted member of the Peruvian community in New Jersey, participating in various events of the Peruvian Civic Association of NJ as a presenter of Miss Peru 2010 and as a speaker in parades for the Peruvian independence celebrated month of July in the Town of Kearny. Through Tarpuysongo Voluntarios, Carolina became a volunteer at “Colegio Sagrado Corazon de Maria” in Pachacutec, Ventanilla, Peru, teaching English and painting the playground of “Hogar San Antonio.”
Her passion for helping immigrants and her dedication to her community made her the winner of the Tumi USA Award in Florida in 2016. This organization is the leading organization in the United States bestowing awards to Peruvians and Peruvian-Americans who excel above and beyond in specific fields. In her own words, Gloria Rosebrough, chairperson of this renowned organization, said that “Carolina’s continued participation and positive role modeling in the Peruvian community will help to give other Peruvian-Americans the courage and confidence to be leaders in managerial, educational, and professional roles.”
Carolina recently joined The Romero Firm in May of 2020, hoping to give her best to help immigrant families obtain their “American Dream” of achieving their legal status in the United States.
Lizary MendozaParalegal en Newark
Lizary is licensed to practice law in the Dominican Republic. In 2017 she obtained her Dominican law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher of Santo Domingo (PUCMM). Two years later, in 2019, she obtained her Master’s degree in Civil Procedure at the same University.
After practicing as an attorney in the Dominican Republic, Lizary emigrated to the United States and in May 2021 she obtained her Master of Law in US Law (LLM) from Washington University in Saint Louis Missouri.
At this stage of her life, Lizary is preparing to take the California Bar Examination in order to obtain her license to practice law in California.
During Lizary’s time living in the United States, she has worked and gained experience in several areas of law, including but not limited to: Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Family and Immigration Law.
Rosangela Silva da CostaParalegal
Rosangela Silva da CostaParalegal en Newark
Nairad DiazParalegal en Newark
Mary Ann ChaseAssistant
Mary Ann ChaseAssistant en Newark
Sandra DiazAssistant en Newark en Queens
Sofia ConcepcionAssistant en Newark en Queens
Sebastian HarleyAttorney en Corona
Sebastian Harley graduated from the University of Massachusetts Law in 2013, where he specialized in immigration law. He is licensed in Massachusetts and is certified to practice in all Immigration Courts nationwide, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
He is also currently a member of the New York chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has been working with the Romero Firm since 2017
Elizabeth OlayaAttorney en Queens
Ruth KornegayParalegal en Corona
Ruth Kornegay is a Paralegal at The Romero Firm’s Corona location.
Ms. Kornegay was born and grew up in Spain before moving to New York City, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Hunter College.
Prior to joining The Romero Firm, Ms. Kornegay worked in the area of family law, where she gained experience working with individual clients and assisting in drafting and filing legal documents in court. Ms. Kornegay is fluent in Spanish.
Stephanie RodriguezParalegal en Corona
Stephanie Rodriguez earned her Bachelor of Business Administration Magna Cum laude in Business Administration with a Minor in Computer Science from Lehman College.
Ms. Rodriguez joint The Romero Firm i 2018 and since then her passion for immigration has increased. Ms. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish thanks to her Dominican roots.
Berta IdrovoAssistant en Queens
Gabriela CobosParalegal en Queens
Maria Dolores VintimillaAssistant
Maria Dolores VintimillaAssistant en Queens
Fernando SandovalParalegal en Newark en Queens
Irma NegronAttorney en Falls Church en Houston