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Attorney Jocelyn Cortez is a dedicated advocate for clients facing all types of immigration matters. Attorney Cortez’s family immigrated from El Salvador when she was a child, and she understands the difficulties facing foreign nationals as they seek entrance and legal residency in the United States. She has extensive knowledge of the various laws and processes of immigration law and serves her clients with caring and effective legal counsel no matter the circumstances of their cases.


Attorney Cortez graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and then earned her Juris Doctor from the prestigious James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. She is licensed to practice law by the Nevada State Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of a number of professional legal associations and served as the President of the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association for 2012.


Attorney Cortez has given numerous free seminars in the community on the basics of immigration law and has participated in free workshops to encourage young people to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Don’t hesitate to contact the firm or visit their website to learn how Attorney Jocelyn Cortez’s proven representation can benefit your case.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew J Driggs

    Jocelyn Cortez is one of the most respected immigration attorneys in Las Vegas. She is in high demand in the Hispanic community because of her Spanish language ability and also her understanding of the complex immigration laws. She is always insightful in her understanding of her client's problems and works very diligently to help them. I highly recommend her.


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  • Margo Chernysheva

    Jocelyn is a compassionate and competent attorney who takes her client's issues at heart. She is experienced and very professional in immigration court and family immigration cases.


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Contact info

De Castroverde Law Group

1149 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV, 89104


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Lawyers - ImmigrationDesert Companion Magazine2014
Featured Woman AttorneyWomen in Law Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Las Vegas Immigration AttorneyDe Castroverde Law Group2011 - Present
LawyerEngland Law Office2007 - 2011
Law ClerkEighth Judicial District Court2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Las Vegas Latino Bar AssociationPast President2007 - Present
Southern Nevada Association of Women AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Nevada Justice AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada LawyerLegacy in the Making: The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Nevada-Las VegasEnglish LiteratureUndergraduate2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education class"Don't Get Lost In Translation: Best Practices for Representing your Spanish-Speaking Client"2015
Ralston ReportsUnaccompanied Minors at the U.S.-Mexico Border2014
Latino Bar Assoc. luncheonUnaccompanied Minors at the U.S.-Mexico Border2014
Ralston ReportsNew law allowing undocumented individuals to qualify for Driver’s Authorization Documents with the DMV2013
10 Immigration Law Myths DispelledImmigration2012