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Carolina T. Curbelo JD'05

2020 Social Justice Scholars Alumni Award Winner

Carolina CurbeloA graduate of Rutgers University and Vermont Law School, Carolina T. Curbelo is the founder, owner, and principal of Curbelo Law in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A top-rated lawyer with more than 10 years of legal experience, Ms. Curbelo provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the New Jersey and New York metro area, as well as around the globe, who have legal needs involving immigration or real estate law.

Ms. Curbelo regularly represents the rights and interests of foreign nationals in immigration proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and various other U.S. Immigration Courts. She has represented a wide range of clients, including members of the LGBTQ community and unaccompanied children, as well as refugees seeking asylum from political persecution and violence. She also routinely counsels employers and business owners on all aspects of immigration law.

Through her efforts, Ms. Curbelo has achieved remarkable success in helping her clients find a better and safer life in the United States. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, including designation from Bergen Magazine as one of Bergen County's top lawyers for immigration law. She has been a guest speaker at various non-profit organizations, including Legal Services of New Jersey and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, has trained New Jersey juvenile probation officers on aspects of immigration law, and has conducted numerous talks ("charlas") with various Hispanic affinity and religious groups.