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ROBINSON IGLESIAS SELECTED SUPER LAWYER 2015 RISING STAR

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New York, NY October 9, 2015:

We are pleased to announce that attorney and Legal Services NYC Board Member Robinson Iglesias has been selected to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list Rising Star.  While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named Super Lawyers, this is an exclusive list, where  no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers are named to Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, is part of the Thomson Reuters, a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The objective of the Super Lawyers lists is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.

For More information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.  Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters.

IGLESIAS APPOINTED; BOARD OF LEGAL SERVICES NYC

 

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July 2015 NYC-Legal Services NYC, an organization that fights injustice and poverty, has been helping out low-income residents for more than 40 years. It is the leading civil services organization in the country that does their best to provide high quality legal representation and level the playing field for all people in NYC. In April 2015, Attorney Robinson Iglesias was appointed to the Board of Legal Services NYC by Carlos Perez Hall, Esq. the President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the appointment was accepted by Michael D. Young, Esq. the Chair of the Board for Legal Services NYC.

Mr. Iglesias’ predecessors are Rosevelie Márquez Morales, Esq. partner at Harris Beach, and The Honorable Roberto Ramirez, Esq. founding member of the MIRRAM Group & formal Assemblyman & Bronx County Democratic Chair.  Mr. Iglesias stated that he has the “utmost respect for his predecessors and he beliefs wholeheartedly on the work of Legal Services NYC.”

Legal Services NYC has an office in every borough of NYC and its lawyers provide the highest standard of legal services at no cost to the consumer.  If you belief you can benefit from these services call the hotline at: 917 661 4500 or visit the website: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php

OBAMA EXECUTIVE ACTION FOR IMMIGRANT PARENTS

NEW YORK, NY November 22, 2014: The Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) plan issued by President Obama on November 2014 is a prosecutorial discretion program administered by USCIS It provides temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents(LPRs).

Attorney Robinson Iglesias states “this program is a band-aid  to heal some of the wounds created by a massive failure of congress to have an immigration plan that secures our borders and protects US Citizen children-who otherwise would be separated from their parents as mandated by current immigration laws.   Mr. Iglesias will team up with Immigration Attorney Nicolas J. Mundy to assist immigrants who wish to benefit from this plan.

If you know anyone who qualifies, based on the criteria below, have them call our office at 718 237 2222.

The program will be open to individuals who:

  1. have a U.S. citizen or LPR son or daughter as of November 20, 2014
  2. have continuously resided in the United States since before January 1, 2010
  3. are physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014, and at the time of applying
  4. have no lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014
  5. are not an enforcement priority, which is defined to include individuals with a wide range of criminal convictions (including certain misdemeanors), those suspected of gang involvement and terrorism, recent unlawful entrants, and certain other immigration law violators
  6. present no other factors that would render a grant of deferred action inappropriate
  7. pass a background check

A series of unfortunate events

GOVERNMENT CHARGE MAN WITH A FRAUD ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED WHEN HE WAS A BABY

Brooklyn, NY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014:  In a series of unfortunate events a Brooklyn man’s mother and brother are murdered, and to add insult to injury, he gets a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security where he is to take notice of his removal/deportation hearing pursuant to a fraud allegedly committed when he was only a baby.

To make a long story short, a father angry with his son maliciously communicated to the US Department of Homeland Security that his “son” was not really his “son”, notwithstanding the fact that it was he, the informant, who signed the birth certificate and applied for his son to become a Legal Permanent Resident.  Attorney Robinson Iglesias pleaded with the government to exercise prosecutorial discretion.  In the son’s defense, the Immigration Nationality Act provides a Statute of Limitation of 5 years for the government to rescind Legal Permanent Resident status.  Prosecutorial discretion is warranted because a baby lacks the mental capacity to participate in such fraud.   The government agreed and the case was closed permitting the son to continue to grief.

EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR LATINO CLIENTS

ATTORNEY ROBINSON IGLESIAS AND ELIOT S. MARTIN PROVIDE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR LATINO CLIENTS

      Brooklyn, NY NOVEMBER 28, 2013:  Court street Attorneys Robinson Iglesias Esq. and Eliot S. Martin Esq. are instrumental in winning an Adverse Possession claim for a Latin family, Maria Mendez.  The Honorable Judge Bernard Graham found that Petitioner has established the elements of Adverse Possession, notwithstanding the fact that the law had recently changed and made it more difficult for such claims to be won.

     The judged found that Maria Mendez had established open, notorious, uninterrupted and hostile possession of the parcel of real property for greater than ten (10) years, as demonstrating the appropriate due diligence investigation of prior owners of the subject parcel in question. Mother and now owner of the Parcel Maria Mendez accredits Attorney Iglesias for allowing her equal access to the justice system.

ATTORNEY ROBINSON IGLESIAS BRINGS JUSTICE FOR LATINO YOUTH FALSELY ARRESTED

STOP AND FRISK RESULTS IN INNOCENT LATINOS SPENDING TIME IN JAIL

Brooklyn, NY July 13, 2013:  The Latino youth in NYC and other minority groups have been targeted by the stop and frisk program.  The consequence of this controversial program is that innocent Latino young adults are tagged with a permanent arrest record, spend up to 24 hours in jail pending an arraignment and ultimately have their cases dismissed.  Attorney Robinson Iglesias has represented many of these youth and has sued the NYPD for false arrest and malicious prosecution.  Attorney Robinson Iglesias states, “ultimately NYC Tax payers are paying the price.  Over the years these lawsuits have resulted in Millions of Tax-payer dollars in settlements for the victims.  Unfortunately, money will not repair the tarnished reputation that is created when these Latinos have to reveal that they have been arrested as they seek employment. Even after revealing that the case was dismissed, employers frown upon Latinos who have been arrested and have reservations in hiring them to fulfill available positions.”

IGLESIAS JOINS PRBA BOARD

ATTORNEY ROBINSON IGLESIAS IS ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF THE PRESTIGIOUS  PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Brooklyn, NY APRIL 27, 2013:  The Puerto Rican Bar Association, Inc. (PRBA) was founded in 1957 by a group of Puerto Rican and Latino attorneys who began gathering socially to offer one another both personal and professional support in an era when it was difficult for attorneys of color to be accepted as members in established bar associations. The PRBA at that time focused its efforts on addressing the concerns of a rapidly growing Latino community and the legal services it required. Today, the PRBA has grown from a handful of attorney to over 500 members representing the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and students of Latino descent who share a common interest in fostering professional development in the legal community and addressing issues that are important to other Latino communities as a whole. (http://www.prba.net/main.cfm?s=prba)

Robinson Iglesias is deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve on the oldest ethnic bar association in the State of New York.  He accredits the PRBA for bridging the gap and providing essential services to law students who otherwise would not have access to a career in law.  The PRBA Scholarship Fund has been able to award over Two Hundred Thousand Dollars in scholarships.  Since its inception, the PRBA has been in the forefront; standing up for the Puerto Rican, Latino and under represented communities.

To join or the support the PRBA go to the following link: https://www.prba.net/main.cfm?actionId=globalShowStaticContent&screenKey=userMembership&s=prba

The current PRBA Officers and Board Members are:

Directors: Elena Goldberg Velazquez, Esq. president, Javier Vargas, Esq. president-elect, Elba Galvan vice president, Tara Zurheide treasurer, Carlos Perez-Hall, Esq. recording secretary, Kim Ramos, Esq. corresponding secretary,

Board MembersRuth Noemi Colon, Neysa Alsina, Esq.Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Esq.Roberto Ramirez, Esq.Nilda Rivera, Esq.Carmen Torrent, Esq.Catherine Torres, Esq.Frank Torres, Esq.

 

Military family feared separation

A HEAVY BURDEN IS LIFTED FROM A US MILITARY FAMILY WHO FEARED SEPERATION

Brooklyn, NY March 22, 2013:  A heavy burden is lifted from a New Jersey military family after Attorney Robinson Iglesias gets involved in their case and persuades the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to locate a lost file and immediately grant a military family the benefit they are entitled to under the law.

The family of a US Military Service Man was distraught by the possibility of being separated through no fault of their own.  Mr. Iglesias stated; “this family did everything they were required to do under the law.  A man who is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, for his fellow countryman, deserves to be treated fairly and equally.  We are thankful that immigration ultimately reached a just result and this family is able to stay united in the States.”

Potential Million Dollar lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Immigrant Client

ATTORNEY ROBINSON IGLESIAS FILES NOTICE OF CLAIM ON BEHALF OF IMMIGRANT RELEASED FROM CUSTODY WITH 2 FACIAL FRACTURES

Brooklyn, NY February 19, 2013:  A Mexican national is released from NYC Department of Corrections with two facial fractures.   Attorney Iglesias filed Notice of Claim against NYC and NYS and is seeking compensatory damages.  The claim alleges that State and City Officials acted negligently in allowing the Mexican national to be physically mistreated, abused, denied medical treatment and left to suffer extreme starvation.  The criminal case was dismissed.

NYS RESCINDS $62,000.00 penalty

 A HEAVY BURDEN IS LIFTED FROM A BROOKLYN FAMILY

Brooklyn, NY January 10, 2013:  A heavy burden is lifted from a Brooklyn family after Attorney Robinson Iglesias gets involved in their case and persuades the State of New York Bureau of Compliance to rescind a penalty of $62,000.00.  The family was distraught and ripped apart by a fine that would take them a lifetime to pay.  Mr. Iglesias argued that these penalties are fine for someone like Trump who has endless amount of money and credit at their disposal, but to burden a Brooklyn family with very little means would be a tremendous injustice.