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Alicia Navarro

Of Counsel to the Firm

Alicia Navarro graduated in 1982 at University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras Cum Laude with a double major in comparative literature and Spanish, learning two new languages, Italian and Classical Greek. Admitted into Law School at University of Puerto Rico that same year, graduating in 1985. Alicia took the Puerto Rico Bar and was admitted that same year. She moved to Miami, FL and worked as legal counsel for the circuit judges under the Administrative Office of the Clerk of Court for Miami-Dade County. She worked as a Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Unit, implementing the system of ex-parte injunctions against Domestic Violence. She started in private practice in 1991 in the area of immigration law and some mediated/non-litigated family cases. She has been practicing since then and participating in non-profit organizations and churches to inform the public of their immigration rights and helping the Hispanic community to thrive legally in the US.

Luzelena Palanda

Of Counsel to the Firm

Luz Elena Palanda grew up in Miami. She graduated cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in both History and French. Following her undergraduate studies, Luz Elena interned at the US Mission for the United Nations in New York City. She studied Law at Boston College Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2003. She was admitted to Florida Bar in 2003 and the US District Court for the Southern District Court of Florida in 2005. Luz Elena is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is fluent in Spanish and French.