I am Puerto Rican and grew up in New York. I was raised by my grandmother and learned early on what it means to work hard. My abuelita always showed me her strength, she worked tirelessly, even when she was not in good health, she always fought to give me the best she could. My grandmother taught me how to treat people and I emulated her work ethic.
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks I lost my abuelita. My heart was broken by everything that happened and I decided to heed the call to protect my country and make my abuelita proud. I joined the military and it changed my life completely.
I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice while in my military services. I learned the value of standing up for others and having a purpose in life.
Once you face death, you learn to value life more and discover how small all your other fears are.
After 19 years as a special agent, I decided to pursue my dream and start law school. My experience working the other side's cases, building and shaping them, makes me an expert at seeing the weak spots I can use to favor my clients. I am always willing to give my all for my clients and they see how my passion and work ethic pays off in their cases. No one can stop me because I am mentally strong and trained to withstand adversity. My passion for my work drives me. With my dedication, I get my clients' criminal charges reduced or dismissed. I use this experience also when defending you in immigration proceedings. I have the great advantage of being able to defend my clients not only in criminal cases, but also to help them do everything possible to fulfill their American dream and obtain a permanent legal status within the United States.
I provide my clients with protection and support throughout their process. As a Latino in the United States, I know what it means to be looked down upon and to have others take advantage of immigrants. That is why I am passionate about serving and helping Latinos like me. Being Latino makes me proud and I want to support all those who are struggling in the United States, those who have dreams, those who were born in places where working hard doesn't mean getting ahead. At Alonso & Alonso, we are Latinos like you, and we understand better than anyone that you deserve the best representation possible.