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Joseph Gerard Cella

About me


    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 really excel as an attorney is to limit one's area of practice as I have done for 19 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 all dedicated to one thing: providing the very best legal representation possible within our field. For example, we are the only firm to have developed and implemented CellaSystems, (c), through which each and every development in each client's case is securely posted on our web site,(, for review. The client simply logs in whith the username and password provided, and accesses current case status updaes 24/7.

     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)
*Employment Authorization
*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 (877-583-7080) 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".


Visit us online to learn more:

Visit our main office, located in New Jersey: 1109 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011, Phone: (973) 473-6889


Visit our Satellite office, located in South Florida: 2750 NE 185th St Suite 201 Aventura, FL 33180, Phone: (305) 508-4410




Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    23 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Susan Ann Kassel

    Joe is an excellent and diligent immigration attorney! One if the best!


    Susan Kassel Divorce and separation Attorney
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    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.


    Robert Valane
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cella & Associates LLC

Satellite Office
18851 NE 29 Avenue, Suite 700
Aventura, FL, 33180



PAAdministrative Suspension199304/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
N.Y.L.S. Merit Based ScholorshipThe New York Law School, New York, NY1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyImmigrant Legal Solutions, LLC2012 - Present
Founder/Immigration AttorneyCELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC1993 - Present
Graduate Adjunct Professor - International Human Rights LawWilliam Paterson University1995 - 1998
Senior Immigration ParalegalGlerum & Griffin, Attorneys at Law1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Passaic County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cancellation of Removal Removal Granted For Domincan National LPRSuccessful. Client permited to Stay in the USA with his "Green Card".
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Publication nameTitleDate
National, The Brazilian Newspaper - jornada do imigranteViolencia domestica2008
National, The Brazilian Newspaper - jornada do imigranteO que esta acontecendo com a Reforma Migratoria?2007
National, The Brazilian Newspaper - jornada do imigranteComo devera ser a Reforma Migratoria?2007
ILW.comIs Immigration Reform Inevitable?2005
New Jersey Law JournalAppeals Unit Forces INS to Re-examine Old Assumptions1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
William Paterson UniversityPolitical Science/International LawBachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Golbal Business Council - Keynote SpeakerTypes of Visa Available to Foreign Investors2012
San Juan P.R. FBA ConferenceLaw and Procedure of "Special Immigrant Juvenile" Cases2005
FBA Conference New York, NYProtecting the Rights of Victims of Domestic Abuse Under Immigration Law2004