Lorena E. Alfaro

Ms. Alfaro grew up in Queens, NY, a first generation American whose parents emigrated from El Salvador. She graduated from Hofstra University with a major in Economics and a double minor in Philosophy and Business law. Even as a college student, Ms. Alfaro was drawn to the law joining the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law society and volunteering her time to legal causes in the community. After graduation, Ms. Alfaro began working as a paralegal, and later earning her Paralegal Certificate in 1998. After a few years working in various areas of law including criminal, immigration, and intellectual property, she decided to dedicate herself to a legal career and applied to law school.

Ms. Alfaro earned her J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 2005. While in law school, Ms. Alfaro worked with Mr. Terezakis as his paralegal/law clerk, focusing mostly in criminal defense and deportation-removal defense. In addition to working while attending law school part-time, she was also involved with the Latino Law Student Association and also participated in the Mediation clinic, assisting clients in the area of civil litigation and family law issues working with several programs in the Nassau County District and Queens Civil and Family Court. In 2005, she earned a citation of excellence in Clinical Studies for her work in the Mediation clinic.

Ms. Alfaro’s legal experience is diverse. She has worked on complex issues in the following areas of practice: anti-trust litigation; intellectual property; securities litigation; and white-collar criminal defense. After a few years working in law firms in New York City, Ms. Alfaro decided to return to an area of law that she found most rewarding and which allows her to provide more personal attention to her clients.

She is completely fluent in Spanish. As a daughter of immigrant parents, she understands the struggles faced by the immigrant community. She has the ability to understand our clients and forms a connection with the clients she represents.

Ms. Alfaro is admitted to the New York State bar. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association.