In 2017, Ms. Motta decided to form her own law firm focusing on clients in several practice areas. Ms. Motta has represented numerous clients in cases involving Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance Claims, Property Damage, and more.
Ms. Motta has been successful in the practice of law because of her strong work ethic, her personal approach when representing her clients, her responsiveness to her clients, and her dedication to professionalism and ethics in the legal profession. Ms. Motta is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association For Justice.
Danielle L. Schumacher was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 2009, Mrs. Schumacher graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice, Minor in Sociology, and a Pre-law Concentration. Mrs. Schumacher began attending the University of Wyoming’s College of Law in August of 2009. During law school, she also taught at the Laramie County Community College. In May of 2012, she graduated with the honor of outstanding student in the University of Wyoming’s College of Law Domestic Violence Clinic.
In August of 2012, Mrs. Schumacher returned to Rock Springs and began working at the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office (CAO). She worked for the CAO for almost three years resigning in April of 2015. In May of 2015, Mrs. Schumacher opened her own law firm, Schumacher Law, P.C., and is currently providing high quality legal services to those in need.
Mrs. Schumacher also believes it is important to give back to her community. This is why since being back in Rock Springs, Mrs. Schumacher has dedicated some of her free time to volunteering within the community. When given the opportunity, she enjoys teaching at Western Wyoming Community College. She also currently serves as Secretary on the Family Resource Center’s Board and Southwest Counseling Services’ Board. And, she is an active member and the former President of the Sweetwater County Bar Association. Today, she has been given the honor of being nominated to be the Chair for the URA’s Organizational Committee.
Tara’s practice focuses on personal injury, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, insurance bad faith, and wrongful death cases. She understands that unexpected accidents and injuries are difficult, disruptive and often turn lives upside down. Tara is aggressive in protecting the rights of her clients and is dedicated to sharing their stories. She has a keen eye for detail and cares about how the difficult situations her clients face impact their daily lives. Her clients consistently regard her as a compassionate, patient, and professional advocate with superb listening skills and attention to detail. Tara is passionate about providing personalized services and seeking justice for each of her clients.
A Colorado native, Tara began working as a legal assistant in 2002. She continued to work within the field of law as she has a Bachelor’s of Science and an International Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. She earned her law degree at the University of San Diego School of Law before returning to Colorado to practice.
Volunteering and working with the community has always been close to Tara’s heart. She works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado as a former wish granter and is the current Co-Chair of the Annual Make-A-Wish Holiday Wish Store at Children’s Hospital. An avid reader, Tara is passionate about the importance of reading and education. She is currently working to build and establish several Little Free Libraries in Denver, Loveland and Fort Collins
Tara previously worked with Metro Volunteer Lawyers and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, advocating for children as a Guardian Ad-Litem through the center’s domestic violence program. As a former member of the Junior League of Denver, Tara was part of the Read-to-Kids program, providing free books and learning opportunities to thousands of families in the Denver Metro Area. During her studies at the University of Denver, Tara was the president of GIVE (Graduates Involved in Volunteer Efforts). She traveled to Tanzania, where she worked with a nonprofit called Peace House, a school for orphaned and underprivileged children.
We provide honest, quality and affordable legal services in the following areas of law: Family Law (Contested & Uncontested Divorces, Child Support/ Custody/ Visitations); Immigration Law; Real Estate Law; Landlord Tenant Law; Wills, Trusts, Estates; Contracts; Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
Kristen Epifania is a second year associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on both misdemeanor and felony matters with the firm, as well as family court matters.
Kristen graduated from Brooklyn Law School in downtown Brooklyn, New York, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, and the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. While there, she studied a diverse array of law, including immigration and asylum law and trial advocacy, among others. However, focusing on her passion for the criminal sector early on, Kristen pursued a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law, which required studies in Federal Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Securities Fraud, Law and Police Policy, Forensic Science, and New York Criminal Procedure.
Additionally, Kristen gained practical experience on both the state and federal levels while at BLS. She worked with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in the Crimes Against Children bureau, where she assisted with the prosecution of sex crimes, assault charges, and homicide cases. She also worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, handling immigration matters that intersected with the criminal sector. Seeking to be involved in the community, Kristen dedicated pro-bono hours in Memphis, Tennessee, working as a Juvenile Justice Representative with the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, as well as with Sanctuary for Families here in New York, where she assisted with divorce proceedings stemming from domestic violence and sex trafficking cases.
Currently, Kristen is admitted to practice law in both the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Southern District of New York. She is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the New York State Bar Association. Kristen began working with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman while still at Brooklyn Law and has since dedicated her career to passionately advocating for her clients. Compassionate and aggressive, Kristen will go the extra mile to fight for those she represents.
Ms. Alznauer has almost 15 years of experience in Immigration Law. During this time, she gained enormous experience in family- and especially business- immigration. Ms. Alznauer’s current law practice at Perry & Associates focuses on complex business immigration, aliens of extraordinary ability (scientists, artists, businessmen and others). She has extensive experience with visas and green cards for investors, work and student visas, as well as international business transfers to the United States.
In the family based field, her most recent interest includes assisting the LGBT community acquiring equal immigration law benefits, family unity and seeking political asylum for those whose rights are abused abroad. Ms. Alznauer frequently represents our clients during the interviews at the Immigration Service.
An immigrant herself, Ms. Alznauer knows what it is like to need a work permit and green card, therefore she is always ready to help.
Ms. Alznauer is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, State of California Bar and American Bar Association. Born in Belarus, Ms. Alznauer is fluent in Russian and Belorussian. She reads Polish, Ukrainian and French.
Valentina Wheeler graduated magna cum laude with the degree in Bachelor of Arts in three years. She graduated from Law School cum laude with the Jurist Doctorate degree in 2012, in two years.
Attorney Wheeler has been a solo-practitioner since 2013. She has been admitted to practice law in Florida, Minnesota and West Virginia.
Ms. Wheeler is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ); West Virginia Association for Justice(WVAJ); Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Hillsborough Bar Association.
Attorney Wheeler has extensive bench and jury trial experience in a wide variety of legal specialties. Significant litigation experience on the local, state and federal level. She has litigated hundreds of civil, criminal and personal injury cases and provided rigorous representation for every client for the past five years.
Bronx immigration attorney Belinda Arevalo is a skilled advocate who is dedicated to helping her clients. Born of first-generation immigrant parents from El Salvador, she truly appreciate the complex struggles faced by immigrant families.
Like countless others, her parents journeyed to the United States in pursuit of the American Dream. Her father was 23 years old when he left El Salvador, hopeful that the opportunities available in the United States would help raise his family out of poverty.
Belinda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamtom University in New York, majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish and international studies. During this time, she served as a Diversity Fellows Facilitator, and studied abroad in Madrid and Paris. After graduating, she went on to study abroad in Rome with St. John’s University School of Law. Shortly after, she pursued her Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
During law school, she became the recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Minority Scholarship. In addition to making it onto the Dean’s List in winter 2009 and 2011, she accrued over 400 hours of pro-bono work.
Having earned her law degree, Belinda went on to fill several positions. She served at the Public Defender’s Office in Miami as an Intern, and went on to work as a Law Clerk at the Legal Offices of Izquierdo & Marin, where she did extensive research and aided with appeals. From there, she moved on to work as a bilingual immigration attorney at Zwaik, Gilbert and Associates in Hampton Bays, New York.
We live in a world where people are quick to take advantage of others lack of knowledge. Candice Rojas-Colucci became an advocate to prevent people from abusing their position. To fight against exploitation from, insurance firms, government agencies, powerful companies, and overzealous Prosecutors.
Ms. Rojas-Colucci has learned that being a lawyer isn’t just about helping people when they need you, it’s also about helping people before they know they need you. Knowledge is power. Let our knowledge, empower you!
Ms. Rojas-Colucci has a reputation for being a hard-worker for and a compassionate, fierce representative of her clients. Ms. Rojas-Colucci brings a sophisticated analysis to each case she handles and understands the sensitive position that some clients are put into and brings compassion and patience.
Ms. Rojas-Colucci graduated with honors from the University of South Florida, where she was a Leadership committee member, was awarded several scholarships, including a full academic scholarship, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship reserved for future difference makers of America.
Ms. Rojas-Colucci attended Stetson College School of Law and was an advocacy board member on Stetson’s Trial Team. Stetson Law for about 19 years in a row has been ranked first in the nation for trial advocacy by U.S. News and World Report. Effective advocacy is one of a successful lawyer’s most important skills, and Stetson’s commitment to teaching advocacy is unmatched. Ms. Rojas-Colucci represented Florida in a number of National Trial Competitions and won multiple awards, including National Best Trial Advocate. Additionally, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was on the honor roll list.
In 2017, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was awarded the American Institute of Legal Advocates, “Rising Star.” American Institute of Legal Advocates (AIOLA) promotes attorneys who not only have the highest ethical standards but also provide top tier advocacy for their clients. AIOLA reviews select candidates who have positive reviews for outstanding work in their field, positive recommendations of other lawyers in their field, along with no ethical concerns from their local licensing authority.
Additionally, in 2018, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was awarded the American Academy of Attorneys, “Top 40 under 40 years old.” The American Academy of Attorneys is an invitation-only, national organization of elite attorneys actively practicing law. The American Academy of Attorneys is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the field of law and recognizing those top-tier attorneys who exemplify excellence. Less than 1% of all attorneys will be nominated to be a member of this organization.
Prior to starting the Colucci Law Group, Ms. Rojas-Colucci was employed with the Luke Lirot Law Firm in Clearwater, Florida. Luke Lirot, is “Of Counsel,” in the Colucci Law Group. His 30 plus years of nationally recognized litigation success and forefront creating set him apart.
Mr. Lirot and Ms. Rojas-Colucci have been constantly in the news, television, and radio for their monumental achievements in the several areas of law.
Together, the Colucci Law Group will make your rights our fight and work tirelessly to provide the justice you deserve.
Prior to working at Donaldson and Weston, Amanda worked as an Assistant State Attorney in St. Lucie and Martin Counties. She gained vast trial experience while prosecuting cases ranging from driving under the influence to violent crimes. Amanda brings that experience to her work at Donaldson and Weston.
English with Emphasis in Business, Cum Laude
Florida State University College of Law, 2005
- Juris Doctor
- Broad and Cassel Scholar
- Women’s Law Symposium, Vice President 2006-07
- Member, Tallahassee Women Lawyers
- Volunteer, Florida Supreme Court
Martin County Bar Association
Martin County Bar Young Lawyers Division
St. Lucie County Bar Association
Port St. Lucie Bar Association
- Office of the State Attorney, 19th Judicial Circuit
Assistant State Attorney, 2008-20013
- Broad and Cassel, Tallahassee, FL
- Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, FL
Legal Extern 2008
- Guardian Ad Litem Program, Stuart, FL 2008
Originally a native of California, Paola Tinoco has always had an interest in the law. Ms. Tinoco is fluent in Spanish and is an entrepreneur at heart. She recognized a growing need for compassionate and dedicated immigration attorneys in the State of Arizona. Thus, the Belmonte Law Firm, P.L.L.C. was formed, with its top priority being to help clients obtain positive outcomes. Ms. Tinoco is committed to providing a high quality of representation in all types of immigration and criminal cases, including DUI’s. Ms. Tinoco understands that a criminal conviction can have devastating effects on one’s future, and especially immigration status. As the attorney of Belmonte Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Ms. Tinoco helps her clients through the complicated legal process every step of the way.
Paola Tinoco is licensed by the Supreme Court of Arizona. She received two undergraduate degrees from Arizona State University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Ms. Tinoco obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona Summit Law School, achieving the Dean’s List for academic excellence in the first year of law school and becoming a Staff Editor for the Arizona Summit Law Review.
With frequent communication throughout their legal process, Ms. Tinoco helps her clients to try and achieve the best possible outcome for themselves and their families. Ms. Tinoco is passionate about keeping families together. Her goal is to provide clients with the attention and care that they each deserve.
A dedicated member of the legal community, Ms. Tinoco is involved in the State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Los Abogados, American Bar Association, and the Maricopa County Bar Association.
Belmonte Law Firm, P.L.L.C. is dedicated to assisting you every step of the way. Ms. Tinoco understands that proper preparation and frequent communication are critical in successfully navigating complicated cases.
I am a knowledgeable, passionate, dedicated advocate for my clients, with a focus on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, custody, child support, division of property, relocation actions, and spousal maintenance (alimony). I especially enjoy sorting out complex issues of law and helping families achieve outcomes that all parties can comfortably live with.
During and since graduating from law school, I have assisted on and conducted many successful trials. I enjoy litigation and love to fight for my clients. I continue to volunteer providing pro bono legal advice to those in need. I believe in a personal and compassionate approach to family law.
In 2017, I was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of Washington’s 10 Best.
Ms. Saryan specializes in commercial litigation, with a focus in false advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition, business disputes and intellectual property.
She also practices transactional law, with experience representing entertainment production companies and film producers, charitable foundations, and start-ups.
Ms. Saryan’s previous litigation experience ranges from employment class actions, to special education law.
Ms. Saryan received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University in 2007. She obtained her juris doctorate from Whittier Law School in 2013, where she received multiple awards for her high performance in litigation and entertainment law.
Ms. Saryan is admitted to practice law in the state of California, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, in the Central and Southern Districts of California. Ms. Saryan is a member of the Armenian Bar Association.
Ms. Francia D. Cabral is an associate attorney in the family and divorce law practice group of Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Bradfute, P.A. Though she has worked with both our civil litigation and family law departments during her ten year tenure, she was drawn to the family law practice by her passion for children’s issues and desire to help clients resolve complex legal problems during deeply personal and emotionally trying times.
Ms. Cabral represents clients in all types of family matters, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, child support, “custody”, timesharing, and post judgment modifications. Ms. Cabral is trained in the collaborative divorce process and offers clients creative alternatives to resolving their family disputes.
Ms. Cabral’s answer to the Family Law and Dependency question on the February 2015 Florida Bar Examination was published as an inclusion in the Florida Board of Bar Examiners Study Guide because it was the highest rated answer on the Bar exam in Family Law.
Ms. Cabral has been a part of the Buckner Shifrin family since 2007. She completed her Juris Doctorate in 2014 while working fulltime for the firm. However, working while going to school is nothing new for her; she also earned her Bachelor of Science degree while at Buckner Shifrin.
Education & Bar Admittance:
- Juris Doctor, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida 2014.
- Dean’s List.
- Salah Scholarship Recipient (awarded to evening law students who are also raising children.)
- Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies Barry University, Miami, Florida, 2010.
- Associate in Science, Legal Assisting, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, 2005.
- Associate in Arts, Business Administration, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, 2005.
- Member, The Florida Bar, 2015
- Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training, ICDT, 2015.
- Certified Paralegal, National Association of Legal Assistants, 2008.
- Member, Family Law Section, The Florida Bar.
- Member, Young Lawyer Section, The Florida Bar.
- Member, Young Lawyers Section, Dade County Bar Association.
- Member, First Family Law American Inn of Court.
- Member, Collaborative Family Law Institute, Inc.
- Member, BNI, Key Connection, Miami-Dade County.
- Member, Nova Southeastern University Law Alumni Association, Miami-Dade Chapter.
Ms. Cabral is bilingual: fluent in English and Spanish.
Colleen Migl has a background in both law and business, Ms. Migl has been exposed to a wide variety of corporate and tax issues. While in law school, she gained valuable experience interning with the second largest CPA firm in the United States, the federal government, and major non-profit organizations.
Before graduating law school, Ms. Migl received two fellowships. She worked at Catholic Charities as a Texas Wesleyan Law Fellow assisting with tax and immigration issues and received the Shapiro Fellowship to work at the Securities and Exchange Commission. While at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Migl worked on high-profile securities litigation cases and investigations. Upon graduation of law school, Ms. Migl went to work for a major accounting firm where she assisted major Houston oil and gas clients with international taxation transactions.
Her primary focus is in the areas of real estate, entity formations, acquisitions, commercial disputes, collections, construction, finance and general corporate matters.
Mrs. Migl received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and General Business from Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, she was awarded “highest ranking graduate” from the Rawls College of Business. After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended The George Washington University Law School where she received her Juris Doctor in 2014. At George Washington University Law School, she served as Deputy Vice President of Finance for the Student Bar Association, served as a member of the ADR Board, and served as the treasurer of the Antitrust Law Association. Upon graduation, Ms. Migl was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her extensive pro bono work with the homeless and unemployed in the heart of Washington, D.C.