Ms. Maldonado was born in Peru and immigrated to the United States with her family as a child. She knows the struggle of being undocumented in the U.S. and as a result, she has dedicated the last 10 years of her life to helping many hundreds of immigrants obtain lawful status. She has extensive experience in family-based and humanitarian immigration matters and is committed to helping our clients at the Terezakis Law Firm obtain lawful status. She has been rated a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Ms. Yesenia Maldonado attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2012. Thereafter, she attended the University of Massachusetts School of Law as a Public Interest Law Fellow. There she earned the Access to Justice Scholarship, Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Honor Roll Award, and the Social Justice Award. As a law student, she was the President of the Latino/American Law Student Association for two terms and participated in the Immigration Clinic for two years. There she worked with minor children and victims of crimes to obtain lawful status through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and U-visa programs. Ms. Maldonado also served as a research assistant to Professor Irene Scharf in an article that focused on obtaining lawful status for minor children. Upon graduating in 2018, Ms. Maldonado continued her work at a local immigration not-for-profit organization, where she had worked for over 10 years, eventually becoming a supervisory attorney. She works closely with Mr. Terezakis on consular processing, adjustment of status, naturalization, and removal of defense cases.
Ms. Maldonado is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts. She has successfully represented clients before USCIS, Immigration Court, and Suffolk County Family Court. She is a member of the New York Bar Association. Ms. Maldonado was designated a “Rising Star” in the 2022 NY Super Lawyers List. Ms. Maldonado is a native Spanish speaker.
Providing legal services to immigrants and their families throughout Nassau County.