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About Me

My practice is focused on immigration law. My primary goal is to achieve the best possible results for my clients and to give each case and every client the attention they deserve.


Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Heather N Jarvis

    Heartily I endorse this lawyer. Jorma is conscientious, thorough, and dedicated in his work for clients. Additionally, Jorma is a genuine and jovial person to be around and with whom to work on projects. He shows creativity and resourcefulness when seeking solutions for clients. He brings his intelligence, training, and pragmatic language and travel experience into his law practice. With his high standards, Jorma raises the bar for quality. I would feel confident if Jorma were my attorney for immigration or another matter.


    Heather Jarvis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Grant D. Sanders

    I have known Mr. Cavaleri for 3 years, and I have had the opportunity to work with him on several criminal matters. Mr. Cavaleri possesses a common sense understanding of the law and a keen ability to ferret out the important facts in any case. In the time that I have known him, Mr. Cavaleri has impressed me with his in-court abilities as well as his legal research and writing. If I had a criminal matter, I certainly would hire Jorma to represent me."


    Grant Sanders Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Crossing Borders PLLC

205 Water Street South
Suite 3
Northfield, MN, 55057

Mail Only

320 4th Street NW, Box 2220
Faribault, MN, 55021



MNAuthorized to practice200906/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Academic Excellence Award in Human Rights (Highest Grade)Vermont Law School2004
Dean's FellowVermont Law School2004
Academic Excellence Award in Legal Writing (Highest Grade)Vermont Law School2003
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Minnesota2002
Highest Honors and Command Sergeant Major's AwardDefense Language Institute2000
Honor GraduateArmy PLDC1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerCrossing Borders PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Jorma Cavaleri2009 - Present
PartnerCavaleri & De Marco LLP2012 - 2014
Special Assistant Public DefenderThird Judicial District Public Defender's Office2010 - 2011
ConsultantBetter Business Bureau2008 - 2009
Law ClerkBerger & Marx, LLP2007 - 2008
ProfessorSouthern California Institute Of Law2007 - 2008
BankingING Direct2006 - 2006
Law ClerkLos Angeles Superior Court2005 - 2005
Dean's Fellow Legal Writing InstructorVermont Law School2004 - 2004
Psychological OperationsUs Army Active Duty & Reserve1996 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 5th District Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
5th District Bar AssociationVice President2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember2012 - Present
5th District Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2011 - 2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionCouncil Member2011 - 2013
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Immigrant Law Center of MinnesotaVolunteer Attorney2010 - 2011
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - 2014
Minnesota State Bar Association, 5th District Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal ServicesVolunteer Attorney2009 - 2012
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Jessup International Law Moot Court TeamPresident2004 - 2005
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2011
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. DefendantCase dismissed following contested hearing.
State v. DefendantContinuance for dismissal.
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Publication NameTitleDate
South Royalton Law Clinic ManualImmigration Law Overview2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of MinnesotaFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Defense Language InstituteSpanishLinguist2000
Defense Language InstituteFrenchLinguist1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Quarterly PD MeetingState v. Randolph Background and Implications2011
ADR CourseArbitration in the Former Yugoslavia2005
ADR CourseArbitration in the Former Yugoslavia2004
ADR CourseArbitration in the Former Yugoslavia2003