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About me

I was born in New York City.  My parents were both Cuban immigrants.  My father was an asylee and my mother was a sponsored immigrant.  My passion has always been to help those persons coming to the U.S. to navigate the complicated system and start a new life that will lead to better opportunities for themselves and their children.


I am honored to be a lawyer serving immigrants.  I can't imagine doing anything else.


Languages spoken: Albanian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 5%
    6 years
  3. International Law: 5%
    26 years, 50 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Egi Deromemaj

    I truly respect the knowledge and ability that Caridad has in the practice of immigration law. She is a highly respected attorney in the community and a civil right activist that fights for each and every individual that walks in her office. Caridad has over 25 years of experience and it shows. She is one of the best immigration attorneys in the nation.


    Egi Deromemaj Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael Hugh Carlin

    I endorse this lawyer. Carrie has been practicing immigration law for many years.


    Michael Carlin Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pastor & Associates, P.C.

525 E Big Beaver Rd Ste 206
Troy, MI, 48083


MIActive And In Good Standing199008/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Root Tilden snow scholarNew York University1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPastor &Associates2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationCo chair immigration committee2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Detriot chapter)Member1990 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law SectionMember1990 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chebli v ChertoffWon
Chebli v ChertoffWon
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Desk Guide for Immigration LawPast & Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women – “Mary Philbrook”N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989