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Attorney Marisel Rodriguez believes in hard work, commitment, and
dedication to the firm’s clients. For over 14 years, whether as a
prosecutor or private practice attorney, her mission has always been
the pursuit of justice and protection of human rights.
Ms. Rodriguez’s education, associations and community involvement
reflect her outstanding dedication in the area of immigration and
criminal law. She graduated from Saint John’s University with a BS
(magna cum laude) and from Saint John’s University School of Law with
her juris doctorate degree. Ms. Rodriguez began her legal career as an
Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s
Office. She was assigned to the Office of the Special Narcotics
Prosecutor where she prosecuted felony narcotic cases and jointly
managed long term investigations targeting narcotics distribution in
New York City housing developments as well as throughout the City.
Ms. Rodriguez also worked as an Assistant Chief Counsel with the
Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Chief Counsel handling
cases in both New York and Arizona courts. In 2009, Ms. Rodriguez
left government practice and began assisting hard working immigrants
so that they could remain in the United States with their families. In
2011, Ms. Rodriguez joined her former law school class mate, Olivia D.
Rosario, to form this firm.
In addition to her zealous representation of the firm’s clients, Ms.
Rodriguez is a featured speaker on various immigration topics at
community events and local radio shows. She is also active as a
judge/assistant coach in mock trial competitions ranging from high
school to law school and is a proud mother of two young boys.
Ms. Rodriguez has earned the respect and admiration of judges and
colleagues alike through her relentless commitment to excellence in
her representation of the firm’s clients. Clients and peers agree that
Ms. Rodriguez’s intelligence and professionalism make her an attorney
you can trust.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Marisel Rodriguez is an accomplished attorney who works tireslessly. Although Ive known her for 20 years, we recently worked on a matter involving New York and Florida law, where her expertise made a difficult situation much easier.
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|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||2002||07/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Rosario and Rodriguez.||2010 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Immigration and Criminal Law Firm||2009 - 2010|
|Assistant Chief Counsel||Department of Homeland Security||2007 - 2009|
|Assistant District Attorney||New York County District Attorney's Office||2001 - 2007|
|People v. Bennett||Judge ordered a hearing be held to determine whether the judgment was obtained in violation of the defendant's Sixth Amendment right to counsel.|
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|St John's University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|St John's University School of Law||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|