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Joseph G. Cella

Immigration Attorney at Clifton, NJ

4.9   132 reviews

also known as CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC


Licensed for 29 years

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

    30 years, 9,000 cases

CELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC - US IMMIGRATION LAWYERS WITH OFFICES IN CLIFTON, NJ, AND HALLENDALE BEACH, FL. *29 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 29 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".

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 29 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/05/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Cella & Associates LLC
Cella & Associates, LLC.
18851 NE 29th Ave
Suite 700
Aventura, FL, 33180
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  132 customer reviews
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 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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Posted by Osvaldo | July 12, 2022
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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!
Posted by Loice | July 11, 2022
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| 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
Posted by Ema | June 20, 2022
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| 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% !
Posted by gissella | May 13, 2022
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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.
Posted by Jose Lucero | April 11, 2022
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| 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!
Posted by viktoria | March 29, 2022
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| 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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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
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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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Posted by Carlos Valdes | March 15, 2022
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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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Posted by Miriam Molina | February 28, 2022
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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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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
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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
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| 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.
Posted by Luis Juarez Aguilar | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green card approved
During my first consultation, the attorney explained to me the entire process. It took time but I finally got my green card. I'm thankful for Cella & Associates because you gave me hope and got my case approved.
Response from Joseph Cella December 5, 2021
We were happy to help you through the process. It is important to us that our clients understand and participate in the process which can be lengthy. Congratulations on your new status!
Posted by Walter Navas | December 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Our case started in 2018 and now is granted. The experience was really good. We are happy about the work performed and we are grateful for everything. Everyone was helpful during the whole process. Thanks to the entire staff for helping us get our case granted.
Response from Joseph Cella December 3, 2021
Congratulations! Our team at Cella & Associates is thrilled that you had a good experience with us.
Posted by Gabino | November 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
In 2019 we decided to start our case with Cella and Associates. The firm was always attentive and offered support all the time. Every time we came to the office they were kind and treated us well. In November 2021, we got our case approved. We are so thankful for their services. I recommend them!
Response from Joseph Cella November 25, 2021
Congratulations and thank you for the kind words. We believe in keeping our clients informed and educated throughout the entire process. Best wishes!
Posted by Yasmin | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
I feel really happy and grateful because thanks to Mr. Joseph Cella my dream came true: I got my Green Card. I don't have enough words to thank him for everything he has done for me. I wish him and his team always the best, and I will be forever grateful. He is not only an attorney, but he becomes your friend. Remember, not everything is up to the attorney, but also it's in your hands. Thank you, Cella and Associates
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Response from Joseph Cella October 7, 2021
We couldn't be happier knowing how pleased you were with the services of our entire team. Thank you for sharing your terrific compliments.
Posted by Monica Taveras | August 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU!
Thank you Cella and Associates for all the help. For me, my case was impossible to solve but they did it. The process was long but worth it. Even when we thought our chances were remote, they solved my case and now my husband got his Green Card! 
Response from Joseph Cella August 31, 2021
Congratulations! We were happy to help.
Posted by Gilma rosales | July 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great job!
Around 2015, I had my first consultation with Mr. Cella. He explained in detail the asylum process. Since then, I have decided to work with him. Everyone at the office was attentive and cared about me and my case. If I had any questions, they will answer my calls. I feel really happy now that my case was granted. Cella and Associates work together as a team to win all their cases.
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Response from Joseph Cella August 1, 2021
Congratulations! The Cella & Associates team was happy to work with you. We appreciate the recommendation.
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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

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
  • Albanian
  • Italian
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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
  • 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 (44)
Given (59)
Endorse Joseph
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."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cella is a skilled and effective immigration law practitioner."
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