Joseph Zurita joined the Salvado law firm in 2014 as an associate attorney and leads the firm’s immigration department. Prior to joining Salvado law, Mr. Zurita worked in one of the largest immigration firms in Philadelphia, PA. He has represented clients with all types of immigration matters in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Georgia. He has successfully litigated various types of cases before the Immigration Court, including bond proceedings for detained individuals, asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture, waivers, and cancellation of removal.
Although every case is different and the results possible depend on the specific set of facts for each case, Mr. Zurita’s successes include obtaining approval of a witholding of removal application for a client who had previously been convicted of four separate drinking and driving offenses, had been charged with drug possession, had previously undergone a voluntary departure, and had also previously been deported.
Mr. Zurita also has extensive experience with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State. He has successfully guided applications for temporary protected status, naturalization, immigration waivers, special immigrant juvenile status, adjustment of status and change of status through USCIS for family-based immigration cases. He has worked with U.S. consulates and embassies assisting clients to legally immigrate into the United States; this includes ensuring that his clients’ rights are protected and that USCIS officers treat them respectfully and fairly. Mr. Zurita is a member of the New York State Bar.
He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Mr. Zurita was born in New York and was raised in Ecuador. Having lived and worked abroad, Mr. Zurita has experience working with people from around the world. Mr. Zurita is devoted to guiding his clients through the complex immigration process with compassion and expertise.
- New York, 2009
- BA, Northeastern University, 2002
- JD, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2009
- LLM, University of Miami, 2010
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