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The firm is headed by Marilyn Labrada Dumé. Ms. Dumé graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in International Relations and minors in Economics and French. Ms. Dumé began her legal career at Columbia Law School where she developed a passion for immigration law while participating at Columbia's immigration clinic. Ms. Dumé earned her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1989. Her areas of practice include immigration and family law. She has successfully represented thousands of immigration clients worldwide and has earned respect as one of the most reputable immigration attorneys. Ms. Dumé travels extensively to represent clients before the immigration courts nationwide. She is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French. Ms. Dumé is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers' Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Cosette Douglas is a native of New York, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Ms. Douglas earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar. Ms. Douglas began her career in public service while in law school where she provided individual representation as a Law Guardian at the Rutgers Child Advocacy Center. While in law school she interned at the District Attorney's Office in New Rochelle and the Essex County Superior Court in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Douglas is fluent in English and Spanish.
Stephanie Marie Duque has been with Labrada Dumé & Associates since August 2012. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications from William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2008. Ms. Duque then attended Seton Hall School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree in May 2012. She is also a recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award for her involvement with the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Immigrants’ Rights and International Human Rights Clinic. Ms. Duque is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
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Victor Dumé is the financial manager at Labrada Dumé & Associates. He manages the firm's accounting and client billing services. Mr. Dumé earned a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from Universidad Dominicana O&M in 1980. He has over 35 years of business administration experience where he has served as General Manager and has held several executive board positions.
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Adriana Camacho has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutger's University where she majored both in political science and criminal justice. She also earned a Paralegal Studies Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ms. Camacho works as a highly versatile paralegal in both employment based and family-based immigration matters. Ms. Camacho is experienced in the preparation of H1-B visas and EB-5 investor visas. She also assists in the preparation of asylum, cancellation of removal applications and a variety of motions before the immigration court. Ms. Camacho is fluent in English and Spanish.
Elibany Valerio joined the firm in October 2005. She graduated with honors from Kingsboro College in Brooklyn, New York with an Associate's Degree in Legal Administration. Ms. Valerio earned a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from John Jay School of Criminal Justice. She also obtained a Paralegal Certificate from CUNY's School of Professional Studies where she took specialized courses in Family Law, Labor Certifications, and Removal Proceedings. Ms. Valerio works as a senior paralegal primarily in family-based matters and detainee cases. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Evelyn Martinez is a Jersey City native who joined Labrada Dumé & Associates in July 2003. Ms. Martinez is a senior paralegal with over 24 years of experience. She graduated with honors from the School of Executive Secretaries in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Martinez began her career as a paralegal working side by side with current Hudson County judge, Hector R. Velazquez, where she prepared negligence cases and successfully assisted in winning several civil suits. She has worked for numerous law firms gaining experience in matrimonial law, worker's compensation law, and real estate and collections. Ms. Martinez's currently works primarily on divorce cases and child custody matters. She also assists in the preparation of motions to reopen and appeals in immigration law cases. Ms. Martinez is fluent in English and Spanish.
Marlene Gaughran is a graduate of William Paterson University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. She has an extensive background in the growing retail banking industry including 10 years as a trusted advisor. As a legal assistant at Labrada Dumé & Associates, Ms. Gaughran delivers experience and excellence when it comes to our clients. She is committed to understanding each client's unique needs and working closely with them to achieve their objectives. Ms. Gaughran currently works primarily on labor certifications and consular processing cases. Ms. Gaughran is fluent in English and Spanish.
Alma Godinez is an Administrative Assistant at Labrada Dumé & Associates. She is also currently attending Dominican College on a merit scholarship. Ms. Godinez is a pre-law honor student majoring in social sciences. She has been recognized with awards in the field of oral communications including the Voice of Democracy's "Outstanding Spokesman for Freedom" award. Ms. Godinez is fluent in English and Spanish.
Pratiksha Patel (Pat) is a Legal Assistant at Labrada Dumè & Associates. Pratiksha is a graduate of MS University of Baroda where she earned a Bachelor's degree in biology in 1993. Ms. Patel also obtained a Medical Assistant degree from the California Institute in 1996. Ms. Patel has over 18 years experience of working in major hospitals including her most current position at Englewood hospital. Ms. Patel's background in science and healthcare are instrumental in assisting Immigration Law clients best supplement a wide range of applications, waivers, and motions. Ms. Patel is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Elsa Hernandez joined Labrada dumé & Associates as an Administrative Assistant in March of 2012. She is also currently attending New Jersey City University and received the Marian & Morris Papish Scholarship for her dedication to education. At NJCU, Ms. Hernandez is pursuing majors in Psychology and Education. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Ms. Hernandez is fluent in English and Spanish.
Elisa Valerio (Lisa) is an experienced Administrative Assistant at Labrada Dumè and Associates. Through her outstanding interpersonal skills, Ms. Valerio provides exceptional client service. Ms. Valerio schedules appointments, drafts communications to clients and manages the office calendar. She also prepares employment authorization applications, applications for advance parole and responds to a wide-range of RFES. Ms. Valerio is fluent in English and Spanish.