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Joseph G. Cella

Immigration Attorney at Clifton, NJ

4.9   138 reviews

also known as CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    27 years practicing all aspects of U.S. Immigration Law and Deportation/Removal Defense ; including PERM, Family Based Petitions, Employment Authorization, Political Asylum, Battered Spouse Petitions, Cancellation of Removal, Provisional Waivers

    31 years, 9,000 cases

CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC - US IMMIGRATION LAWYERS WITH OFFICES IN CLIFTON, NJ, AND HALLENDALE BEACH, FL. *31 YEARS IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE; * SECURE ONLINE CASE STATUS UPDATES 24/7; *CONFIDENTIAL ZOOM, TELEPHONE, SKYPE AND WHATSAPP CONSULTATIONS.

CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC -  "WE UNDERSTAND YOUR IMMIGRATION MATTERS" (c) 

    After having been admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Federal Courts in 1993, I immediately started practicing in the areas of U.S. Immigration Law, Removal (Deportation), Defense, and U.S. Consular Matters. I felt then, as I feel now, that the only way to truly excel as an attorney is to limit one's area of practice as I have done for over 30 years. Only in this way can one develop the expertise necessary to provide "top shelf" legal services in such a complex area of the law as U.S. Immigration Law.

   As a result, the attorneys and staff at CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC are dedicated to providing the best legal representation  within our field.

     We process all types of Immigration cases including but not limited to: 

*Working Visas
*Family and Employment-Based Permanent Residence Petitions (green cards)
*Political Asylum Applications
*EB5 Investment Petitions (green cards)
*Waivers
*Employment Authorization
*DACA
*Deportation/Removal Defense
*H-1B Visas
*E Visas
*L Visas
*O and P Visas
*Cancellation of Removal
*Special Immigrant Juveniles
*Battered Spouses
*Consular Matters
*And, any other Immigration Issues you may have

   Moreover, as Immigration Law is Federal, and not state law, we represent clients throughout the United States. And, to facilitate smooth and accurate attorney/client (and potential client) communications, CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC  offers in-office, telephonic and televideo consultations. Clients and potential clients simply call our TOLL FREE number) to schedule a consulation. 

     So, if you need effective legal representation in any matter involving U.S. Immigration Law, Removal Defense or Consular Matters, or if you simply need guidance and clarification regarding such a matter, Call us at CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. "We understand your immigraiton matters".

 

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 8 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2012

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Location

Cella & Associates LLC
1187 Main Ave
Ste. 3A
Clifton, NJ, 07011

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  138 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jose | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I like the treatment! They provide good services, they are very professionals and they care about your matter. I would continue to use them for my Inmigration matters.
Response from Joseph Cella February 6, 2022
Thank you. We look forward to working with you again.
Posted by Olga | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five star professional lawyer!!!
For their professionalism, decency, knowledge of the law and procedure, as well as the reasonableness of their fees, I give Cella & Associates and enthusiastic FIVE STARS!!! As professional lawyers in Russia, my husband and I can appreciate the complexity and difficulty of our case, and the expertise and professionalism with which it was handled by our team at Cella & Associates! It was a Labor Certification/PERM case. While my husband adjusted his Status in the US, me and son had Consular Processing in Russia, and we had not seen each other for more than 9 months. I had previous problems with my tourist and student visas and my case was very difficult. The slightest failure could have lead to an even longer separation, or even denial of their admission. Our nerves were at their limit. Joseph Cella and his team, headed by our case manager, Tatyana Meerson, reassured us with their calmness and confidence throughout the process. Despite the complexity of the issues, the length of time and the amount of work involved, Mr. Cella's legal fees were very reasonable. Thank you CELLA & ASSOCIATES FOR A JOB WELL-DONE!!!
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Response from Joseph Cella February 6, 2022
We were honored to serve you.
Posted by Prashant Chikramane | February 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card through EB1A category
I got my GC through the EB1A category based on my PhD research and other achievements. I approached several law firms in the beginning, to help me prepare my case and submit a self-petition to the USCIS. None of them agreed to do so, citing the difficulty in preparing the dossier and the very high likelihood of a rejection. Completely demotivated, & as a last ditch effort, I contacted Cella & Associates. Joseph and Tatyana who were the only ones to believe in my case and in a jiffy they agreed to take it up. They were also very upfront right from the outset on the difficulty of my petition but were also extremely positive to give their best shot. Tatyana and Joseph worked with me in an extremely meticulous manner to prepare the dossier. Each and every criteria was discussed with me, documents were reviewed and we discussed ways to present them in the dossier. I’m extremely happy to say that my I-140 petition was approved within 15 days without a single query, which is extremely rare in the EB1A process. The entire merit goes to Tatyana and Joseph. I feel Cella and Associates is the best law firm I have had the honor to work with. Their knowledge on the immigration laws and professionalism is amazing! I would strongly recommend them to all GC aspirants out there. Trust me, you all are in safe hands!! Thanks Joseph and Tatyana!!
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Response from Joseph Cella February 14, 2024
Thank you Dr. Chikramane! Not only was it a pleasure working with you, it is immigrants like you who strengthen this country through their cutting-edge work and expertise. We are proud to have worked with you, and wish you continued success in the United States!
Posted by Yeraldi | February 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Support !!!
I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal support provided by Mr. Cella throughout my VAWA immigration case . Joseph Cella demonstrated an unwavering commitment to my success, navigating every twist and turn of the complex legal process with confidence and expertise. One of the most remarkable aspects of working with Mr. cella was his accessibility and responsiveness. The office staff was always just a phone call or email away, promptly addressing any questions or concerns I had, and providing reassurance during moments of uncertainty. Thank you so much Mr. Cella !!! I can now move forward with my life with confidence and security, thanks to you ! I wholeheartedly recommend Cella & Associates, LLC services to anyone in need of immigration legal assistance. They are not just exceptional lawyers but also compassionate advocates who genuinely care about their clients' well-being.
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Response from Joseph Cella February 13, 2024
Thank you for leaving us such a nice review, Yeraldi! It's helping people like you to get through some difficult times that makes our work so rewarding. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us your review. We appreciate it very much!
Posted by Ramiro | July 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Amazing place and quality professionals. When I started my immigration case, I had zero knowledge and experience about working visas and change of status. After meeting with Tatyana Merson and Mr. Cella, I understood every step and requirement for this journey. 6 months later I was successful with this case. I appreciate the honesty, diligence, and professionalism of my attorney Tatyana and the rest of the team to always assist me with my migration case. I will be forever grateful with them!
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Response from Joseph Cella July 19, 2023
Thank you for the kind words Ramiro. We are so pleased that you are happy with our services and with your outcome. Everything that we do is based on a team effort within our firm and with our clients. Good luck to you!
Posted by Jasmina | April 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very best lawyer!
No words to describe how nice and how much effort this man puts to his work!
Response from Joseph Cella April 28, 2023
Thank you for your enthusiastic comment! Our team puts our hearts, as well as our expertise, into our cases in order to get the best possible outcomes for our clients. We are always thrilled when you are.
Posted by Anastasia | April 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and fast service
It was very pleasant experience working with Joseph and his team. The service provided to me was very professional and very fast, which was extremely important in the immigration process.
Response from Joseph Cella April 21, 2023
We know the immigration process can be complicated and stressful and we really do strive to streamline it for our clients. We are so glad that your experience with us was positive. Thank you, Anastasia for putting your trust in us.
Posted by Andrei Ivanov | February 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent result
"We are very pleased that we turned to Cella & Associates, LLC for help in our immigration matter. Many thanks to lawyer Joseph Cella who helped us find a way out from a difficult situation with our case. In the process of preparing various cases, the clarity and timeliness of the service provided is very important, especially if it is necessary to provide additional official documents or other supporting documents. Only a competent and qualified lawyer can help you. As a result of Mr. Cella's professional advice we have received our documents and feel confident in the future. Personal thanks to Senior Case Manager Tatiana Meerson for her timely and clear responses to our requests. It is very important that they are always in touch with us, this is very rare, and we really appreciate it!"
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Response from Joseph Cella February 28, 2023
Thank you very much for the kind words. Our team prides itself on efficiency and timeliness which is so critical in legal proceedings. We wish you the best in the future.
Posted by Stephanie | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph Cella and Staff
In 2018, I hired attorney Joseph Cella to handle my immigration case and it was, without a doubt, the best decision I could have made. His expertise in everything in the process was essential to ensure that this case was successfully approved. Yesterday (07/20/2022), my I-751 petition to remove the conditions on my residence was approved. Thank you for everything Joseph and all your staff!
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Response from Joseph Cella July 24, 2022
You are more than welcome Stephanie - it was our pleasure to assist you!
Posted by Osvaldo | July 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me my green card!
Would like to give a huge thanks to this firm, they helped me obtain my green card after coming in with a tourist visa some time ago. The whole team is very kind and professional and it was overall a great experience. Thanks, Cella & Associates!
Response from Joseph Cella July 14, 2022
Thank you very much for the five stars and your kind words. We value our team approach and we are so glad that you had a great experience!
Posted by Loice | July 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case
I’m not really happy with my case manager. How She handle my case . She not really a good case manager I’m really disappointed because I really like my attorney Mr Bledar Goxahaj and Mr Joseph They are the best attorney and I’m just so disappointed that I was not able to talk to Mr. CELLA
Response from Joseph Cella August 1, 2022
Thank you for your positive comments about our attorneys and please let us know how we can exceed your expectations in the future.
Posted by Ema | June 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer!
Mr Cella is by far the best lawyer I could have asked for. He has worked on my case for 3 years and has exceeded my expectations. His knowledge on the immigration law and attention to detail is truly remarkable. He genuinely cares about his clients. His team was also very very helpful. I recommended 1000% !
Response from Joseph Cella June 21, 2022
We really appreciate the five stars. Our team really does care about our clients and we work hard to ensure great outcomes whenever possible. Thank you for the fabulous recommendation!
Posted by gissella | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card
This firm is very professional.. I recommend them 100%. During i Was doing my case i have never had any problem, the App that they have to put the information about the client case is Amazing because you can be updated all the time about the progress of your case.
Response from Joseph Cella May 15, 2022
Thank you Gissella, for the five stars! We are pleased that you were able to engage with our technology to stay updated along the process. Best wishes!
Posted by Jose Lucero | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team
I am very satisfied with my results. The Cella & Associates team is very attentive and helpful. When I first hired the firm in December 2016 I had no status and fast forward to March 2022 I am now a green card holder. I am very grateful. Thank you for everything!
Response from Joseph Cella April 12, 2022
Congratulations on your new status! We were honored to be of assistance.
Posted by viktoria | March 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer !
Mr. Cella is simply the best immigration lawyer you can have representing you and your case. He is hard working, knowledgeable and dependable. He was very efficient and timely in preparing all the paperwork, replying to all the letters and creating a comprehensive case that ended up with us getting a green card! We are very thankful to Mr. Cella and his team member Tatiana and would recommend this office to any person in need of help with any difficulty immigration process!
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Response from Joseph Cella April 1, 2022
Thank you for your kind words for our team and congratulations on your new status!
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Me and my husband started our process with Cella & Associates in November 2020, at that moment he had a family petition in process but no status yet. We came to Cella & Associates for a second opinion after meeting with a different lawyer and receiving little to no hope. We also read all the great reviews and seeing all the difficult cases Mr. Cella has solved made our decision easier. Fast forward a year and three months my husband is now a green card holder. It was the best decision.
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Response from Joseph Cella March 17, 2022
First of all, congratulations! We were honored to go through the process with you and sincerely appreciated your kind words. Thank you.
Posted by Carlos Valdes | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work
I hired Cella & Associates about four months ago to help me with my case. Although the case was pretty straight forward, I wanted to make sure things were done properly. Today, I had my final hearing alongside attorney Joseph Cella to finalize my case and I couldn't be any happier with the outcome. Process was fast and the price was fair. Thank you!
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Response from Joseph Cella March 16, 2022
Thank you, Carlos, for telling us about your positive experience with Cella & Associates and congratulations!
Posted by Miriam Molina | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really good service
I initially came to Cella & Associates in 2019 for a consultation with the attorney and decided to hire him in May 2020 for my TPS case. Process with this office was very fast and straightforward. By february 2022 I had already received my work authorization. Attorney, Joseph Cella, and my case manager, Andrea Mego, were very attentive, kept me informed of what was going on with my case and answered all my questions. Thank you Cella & Associates!
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Response from Joseph Cella March 1, 2022
Thank you Miriam for the positive feedback. It is important to us to keep our clients involved as part of the team. Good luck!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr Cella is very professional. Him and his team are very helpful and kind. They helped me to obtain my visa on time.
Response from Joseph Cella February 6, 2022
Congratulations on obtaining your visa! Thank you for your nice words about our team.
Posted by Maria De Los Santos | January 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and excellent service!
After my previous lawyer passed away and his offices were closed, I discovered this office on google based on their reviews. I would say the experience was even better and I'm extremely pleased with the results. The process was very organized and smooth, and I was well informed throughout it. I really appreciate the hard work in my case, specially from my case manager Andrea Mego. I highly recommend them and their office in Clifton NJ.
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Response from Joseph Cella February 6, 2022
We were sorry to hear of the passing of your previous attorney. Thank you for allowing us to pick up where he left off and we are happy that you are pleased our process.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Immigration Attorney
  • Immigrant Legal Solutions, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founder/Immigration Attorney
  • CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC
  • 1993 - Present
  • Graduate Adjunct Professor - International Human Rights Law
  • William Paterson University
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Senior Immigration Paralegal
  • Glerum & Griffin, Attorneys at Law
  • 1990 - 1993
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • William Paterson College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cancellation of Removal Removal Granted For Domincan National LPR
  • Successful. Client permited to Stay in the USA with his "Green Card".

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • N.Y.L.S. Merit Based Scholorship
  • The New York Law School, New York, NY
  • 1990
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Publications

  • National, The Brazilian Newspaper - jornada do imigrante
  • Violencia domestica
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • San Juan P.R. FBA Conference
  • Law and Procedure of "Special Immigrant Juvenile" Cases
  • 2005
  • FBA Conference New York, NY
  • Protecting the Rights of Victims of Domestic Abuse Under Immigration Law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (60)
Endorse Joseph
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Joe Cella. My experience working alongside him and his team has been outstanding—they are truly exceptional and possess deep expertise."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Great legal mind with vast experience in removal/deportation practice as well transactional immigration matters. I endorse with lawyer wholeheartedly."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent and diligent immigration attorney! One if the best!"
Immigration Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Joseph Gerard Cella as an outstanding immigration attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Cella on several immigration matters, and the experience has greatly added to my own understanding of some of the nuances that immigration law demands. His vast experience has helped me to solve some complex immigration issues, and I have seen him display consistent professionalism throughout each case we have worked on together. Mr. Cella is an expert in the field with a proven track record, and he shows genuine concern for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse attorney Joseph Gerard Cella as an exceptional immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this attorney. He is an outspoken advocate and credit to the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Cella as he is a very competent immigration attorney. He's well respected in the legal community for his knowledge and skill in handling complex immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Cella. He is a very experienced lawyer and is extremely knowledgable in immigration law. I highly recommend him and his law firm to prospective clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Joseph Cella. Mr. Cella is highly respected in the legal community and has an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cella is a great advocate for his clients and is often a contributor to discussions involving immigration issues. A+"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know attorney Joesph Cella through the Avvo community. Having reviewed his written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him. His detailed responses and thorough explanations provided in Avvo displays his vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community.I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Cella through this Avvo community and his answers on immigration matters exhibit exceptional knowledge that can only be obtained through many years of experience. Moreover, he is multi- liingual and , therefore, can navigate the waters of communication in immigration matters with great ease. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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