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Zoila Marisol Gomez

Immigration Attorney at Lawrence, MA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Zoila Marisol Gomez, Gomez & Palumbo, LLC

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

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Zoila Marisol Gomez Ruiz Esq., Founder & Managing Partner
Attorney Zoila Marisol Gomez founded the Law Office of Zoila Gomez in 2006 after obtaining and JD from Massachusetts School of Law and her license to practice law from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She dreamed of becoming a lawyer since she was a child living in her native country, Dominican Republic. In 20015, she united forced with her loyal associate Attorney Tania Martinez, formerly known as Tania Palumbo and they formed the new Gomez & Palumbo, LLC. Zoila and Tania are so great together because they shared the same mission and vision about their love and passion for helping immigrants archive their dreams. She immigrated to the United States in 1988 at the age of eighteen. She attended Northern Essex Community College (NECC) for English as a Second Language (ESL) after graduating from Lawrence High School in 1989. As a single mother after the birth of her first child in 1994, she returned to NECC where she obtained an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 1997. She transferred to UMass Lowell where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Political Science in 2000 while working full time. In 1999, she began working for then Congressman Martin Meehan as an intern and three months later she was hired as an employee. She left Congressman Meehan’s office in the fall of 2002 to begin law school at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover.

Since 1999, Attorney Gomez has dedicated her time to advocate for and educate the immigrant community. In her efforts to further educate the immigrant community regarding their rights and responsibilities, Attorney Gomez, participates weekly in the radio show “Al Son de la Mañana,” which airs Mondays through Fridays in WGUA Radio Católica, 98.1 FM. In the fall of 2011, she returned to NECC as a professor of Immigration Law and Policy and was passionate about giving back to the school that she graduated from. She is on the board of the Youth Development Organization, a nonprofit organization which seeks to engage students in after school programs to enhance their abilities to compete and have the confidence to survive in the world outside the walls of Lawrence. In 2011, she served as a member of the UMass Board of Trustee to which she was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick. In 2015, she was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the Judicial Nominating Commission and served in that capacity until May 1, 2018. Most recently she joined the Lawrence Partnership as a Board of Director’s member and the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys.


Massachusetts School of Law, Juris Doctor 2005

UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2000

Northern Essex Community College, Paralegal Studies, 1997

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2006

Massachusetts Federal District Court, 2014

Professional Affiliations:

American Immigration Attorney Association

Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys

National Association of Hispanic Attorneys


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Gomez & Palumbo, LLC
84 E Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA, 01841-2714


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Carlos G | April 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estoy muy contento y agradecido con Dios de haber obtenido my tarjeta de residencia permanente en los EEUU con la valiosa ayuda de la Dra Zoila M Gomez. Su arduo trabajo, dedicación y buena voluntad han sido factor importantísimo para que muchas personas veamos nuestros sueños realizados. Mis mejores deseos a todos aquellos que estan en el mismo proceso para que tambien se les ilumine su camino. Gracias de nuevo por llenarme de positivismo y mantener viva la esperanza. Dra Zoila M Gomez que Dios la bendiga.
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Posted by Maria | February 5, 2019
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I am delighted to write a review for this class-act Attorney, ZOILA MARISOL GOMEZ.; A beloved and respected attorney in the community and the state. My experience with her has always produced the right outcome. Attorney Zoila has her client's best interest in mind. She is highly effective and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend Zoila Marisol Gomez.
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Posted by Rafael | January 30, 2019
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Best Ever
I’ve contacted and consulted with Attorney Zoila Gomez regarding immigration issues and she was very responsive and professional during our conversation. She assisted me with the information I was seeking which helped me to find the solution to my case. Her rates are also very reasonable. I would recommend her without hesitation to my friends and family
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Posted by Marcio Uhalde | January 22, 2019
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Best lawyer Ever !
I not only recommend attorney Zoila Gomez , but I guarantee once you have used her service you too will look no further. She responds in an extreme timely matter, she is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. I used Zoila Gomez for custody, she is a wonderful attorney I could not have been happier and I will never go anywhere else.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Public Reprimand issued in MA, 2023
updated on 11/02/2023

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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gomez & Palumbo, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Zoila M. Gomez
  • 2006 - 2015


  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dominican American National Roundtable
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Youth Development Organization Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commissions
  • Commissioner
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Lawrence Evangelical Church
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - 2021
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Lawrence Family Development Chart School
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • City of Lawrence Planning Board
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Class Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Philanthropy Award
  • Umass Lowell
  • 2023
  • Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award for Inspirational Leadership
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • 2022
  • Certificate of Special Recognition and Appreciation
  • United States House of Representative Niki Tsongas
  • 2016
  • Las Primeras Award
  • Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Women of Law
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • 2014
  • Tribute to Women
  • YWCA of Greater Lawrence
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Crimmigration Brown Bag Presentation
  • Crimmigration Brown Bag Presentation
  • 2021
  • Al Son de la Mana
  • Immigration talk show
  • 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Practice Pointers in Immigration Court
  • 2015
  • Undergraduate Class,
  • Immigration law and policy
  • 2011
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Lawrence Immigration Lawyer Zoila Marisol Gomez
Zoila Marisol Gomez
Immigration Attorney
Lawrence, MA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details