I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay, and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, with my parents in 1991. I attended high school in Kansas City and stayed in Missouri for college and law school - where I was International Law Society president, and participated in the Jessup International Moot Court competition. I also worked at a North Kansas City law office, mainly on criminal defense and civil litigation. Following graduation, I worked as a legislative analyst in Jefferson City, MO, until moving to Chicago in 2004 to work as a community organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. I have stayed in Chicago since, working as a union representative, and as a political consultant until making my way back to the law.
In 2008 I began working at a small firm in Little Village, almost exclusively on immigration cases of a diverse nature, and in January 2009 I started my own practice – focusing mainly on removal defense and cases involving criminal issues. In the Summer of 2013 I became an associate with Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C.
I try to devote time to pro bono work and political advocacy for immigrants. I am an avid fan of soccer and rugby, and serve on the boards of directors of the Argentina Chicago Foundation and AFOW, and on the “junior board” of Urban Initiatives.