Gloria Solorzano de Lopez - Immigration Paralegal
Gloria Solorzano de Lopez, born in Caracas-Venezuela, studied at La Universidad Central de Venezuela and earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Mrs. de Lopez has been working with immigration attorneys as a legal assistant since she arrived in the United States of America in 2005. After a career in computing and bank auditing, Mrs. de Lopez determined that cold world surrounding auditing and computing systems was not her passion. Mrs. de Lopez had a calling to interact with people, listen to their needs, and the passion to help them. By the end of 2005, a wonderful door was opened for her and Mrs. de Lopez arrived in the United States, settling in the state of Florida. Mrs. de Lopez started working in a law firm where she discovered an interest in the U.S. legal immigration system.
Since then, Mrs. de Lopez has been acquiring knowledge into the larger world of the immigration laws, supporting those who have emigrated to the United States of America from around the world. Mrs. de Lopez loves interacting with individuals who have different cultures, languages, beliefs and life goals. In 2012, attorney Mubarak offered Mrs. de Lopez the position to be his legal assistant at a prestigious downtown Orlando firm. After 4 years, Mrs. De Lopez was offered to join Attorney Mubarak on his new venture, Mubarak Law. By the end of 2016, both began to lay the project’s foundation, sharing the same values and principles which have always been displayed in their work. They committed to fulfilling the daily goal and their main priority, the future of every immigrant. Nowadays, along with new members of the Mubarak Law team, they work tirelessly to achieve the goals of Mubarak Law, which are the goals of their clients’.
Gloria has assisted handling the following types of cases:
- Eb5 Regional Center
- L-1A for companies from Venezuela, Dubai, Italy, and more
- E-2 Investor Visas for Colombia, Italy, United Kingdom, and Spain
- Family Petitions
- Naturalizations, and more
During her years as an immigration legal assistant, Gloria Solorzano de Lopez has known many stories of immigrants in the United States. By being one of them, Mrs. de Lopez has understood their concerns, sorrows and aspirations. She often says, “Many stories, some being harder than others, many with happy endings and some will mark you for life.”
Languages: English and Spanish.
Kelly L. Dominguez - Legal Assistant
Kelly L. Dominguez was born in Puebla, Mexico. Her family relocated to New Jersey when she was five years old.
In 2015, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a double minor in Public Administration and Pre-Law from Montclair State University (MSU) in Montclair, NJ. Graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Upon graduating with her undergraduate degree, Ms. Dominguez was offered a scholarship to pursue her master’s degree in Law and Governance from MSU. While attending graduate school, she worked as a head paralegal at a large prominent NJ/NY firm handling an array of personal injury matters. In 2017, she obtained a Master of Arts in Law & Governance with a Concentration in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution from MSU. Graduating with High Honors.
After obtaining her graduate degree, she decided it was time to take her career to the next level and began her law school journey. Ms. Dominguez moved to Central Florida and is currently in her third year of law school at Florida A&M University College of Law. While at law school she has continued growing her network and professional career.
Ms. Dominguez has simultaneously worked as a litigation law clerk for a major personal injury law firm in Central Florida. She was appointed as the Region VIII (Florida) President for the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Division. She is the Student Head Ambassador for BARBRI for the 2020-2021 academic year. As well as the American Bar Association Representative for the FAMU College of Law, Student Bar Association.
She hopes to use her law degree to help give back to her community and improve the quality of life for her future clients.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Safaa Matar- Paralegal
Safaa Matar has been working in the immigration field for the past 21 years. She has earned an Associate Degree in Science from Seminole Community College and then completed a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from American Intercontinental University.
Safaa, like our clients, has walked the long and complicated paths to US citizenship. Having been through the immigration process herself, she is very familiar with the difficulties, frustrations and concerns which many foreign nationals experience throughout many steps required to obtain approval of an application for immigration benefits in the US.
She has years of experience with handling and assisting cases like:
- employment-based immigration matters,
- immigrant and non-immigrant based applications
- E-2 visas, L-1A visas
- Asylum applications
- Adjustment of status applications
- And more
Safaa is particularly interested in cases filed under the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA Petitions”). She has attended training workshops and seminars geared towards the proper preparation of a potential VAWA petition, the completion of the necessary forms (Form I-360 and/or Form I-751). These cases of abuse and domestic violence require experience and compassion.
Safaa is fluent in Arabic and is very knowledgeable in the history and culture of the Arab world. She takes pride in representing foreign nationals with cases based, in part, on their Arab background. She has been instrumental in the success of many applications which the office has filed on behalf of applicants for asylum who fear returning to a country in the Middle East as a result of religious beliefs, nationality and political opinion.
Languages: English and Arabic.