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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.
Jillian Mariel Dumé is an attorney and the managing partner of the New York office. Ms. Dumé is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a minor in French Studies. Ms. Dumé received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Dumé is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars. In the past, Ms. Dumé interned and worked at both another immigration law firm and at a franchise, real estate and commercial litigation firm. She is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French. Ms. Dumé's practice is dedicated to all aspects of immigration law with a focus on investor and extraordinary ability visas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA) and the New York State Bar Association.
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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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We speak English, Spanish, French, Hindi and Gujarati.
Adriana Camacho has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers’ 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 about 37 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
Heidy Gomez earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Universidad Del Caribe (UNICARIBE). Ms. Gomez works primarily on family-based immigration matters. Ms. Gomez also assists in the preparation of asylum, cancellation of removal applications, and VAWA Self-Petitioning Spouse of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. In addition, she prepares employment authorization applications, applications for advance parole, and assists in the preparation of a wide-range of requests for evidence. Finally, Ms. Gomez handles billing activities for the North Bergen office. Ms. Gomez is fluent in English and Spanish.
Andrew Montoya will be graduating from Montclair State University in January 2019 with a major in Justice Studies with a Double Concentration in Justice Systems and Paralegal Studies and a Minor in Sociology. Mr. Montoya will also be receiving a Paralegal Certificate. He works primarily on employment authorization documents and family-based petitions. He has interned at the NJ State Parole Board and has taken significant course work on law enforcement.
Yanet Baez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with majors in Human Resources from The Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Dominican Republic in 2005. Ms. Baez works to provide exceptional service to our clients by scheduling appointments, preparing employment authorization documents, sending important notices, and managing the calendar. She has over ten years of experience in personnel management in different companies. Ms. Baez also worked as a Human Resources Manager in the past.
Pratiksha Patel (Pat) is a Legal Assistant at Labrada Dumé & 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.
Luz Estrella is an Administrative Assistant at Labrada Dumé & Associates where she provides exceptional client service. She is committed to understanding each client's unique needs and working closely with them to achieve their objectives. Ms. Estrella assists in client relations and consular processing of family-based immigration matters. Ms. Estrella is fluent in English and Spanish.
Nidia Labrada obtained her Associates degree from Bergen Community College. Since joining the firm, she primarily handles our consular processing cases. She has extensive experience communicating with many consulates and scheduling our immigrant visa appointments on a regular basis. Ms. Labrada works closely with our clients in family-based petitions in order to help them achieve their family reunification objectives and obtain permanent residence.