I am a first generation immigrant of Italian and Swiss parents. Having immigrated to the U.S. at an early age I have come to appreciate the freedoms and liberties we have in America. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and I have worked in federal law enforcement ( U.S. Customs) and security for 15 years before becoming a lawyer. This experience gave me valuable insight as to the inner workings of the U.S. government and its law enforcement mechanisms and procedures which allows me to provide real life practical advice to my clients as well as legal advice. I have lived and worked abroad in Spain and El Salvador, and both of these experiences have given me a more global perspective of foreign business and cultures. I also worked as an intern with the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board while in law school and this experience provided me with a keen awareness, knowledge and commitment to practicing law in the most ethical manner possible in order to uphold the integrity of the practice and maintain the respect of the clients I serve. My multilingual skills enable me to effectively communicate with my clients in their native language. My life's long mission is to help immigrants to assimilate in the U.S. and to achieve the American dream. In summary, I am "an immigration attorney who knows and who cares."