David Goren is the senior attorney in the Office. He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland Law School in 1973 and a Master's Degree in Teaching Clinical Legal Education from the Antioch School of Law in 1978. He has taught Immigration and Nationality Law at several area law schools and has given numerous community presentations on the rights of aliens in the United States.
Mr. Goren has represented aliens and U.S. citizens in all areas of Immigration and Nationality Law in private practice since 1978. He has represented aliens before the Immigration and Nationality Service and the Immigration Courts in Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; Oakdale, Louisiana; and Harlingen and Houston, Texas. He has corresponded extensively with U.S. Consulates around the world.
Mr. Goren has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for more than 30 years.
Andrew Barreto, Andrew earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in May of 2012. He is admitted to practice State Law In Maryland and Federal
Immigration Law throughout the United States. He also has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. Originally from Maryland, he has lived in Spain and Ecuador, and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Andrew has several years of experience working in immigration law, both as a student attorney representing clients at the University of Maryland School of Law Immigration Clinic, and as a legal intern in the Office of the Chief Counsel at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). While working at an international distribution company in Ecuador, he was involved in securing visas for company employees to perform business-related duties in the U.S.
Tania Guerrero, joined Law Office of David Goren in 2015. As an immigration attorney, Tania focuses
on deportation defense litigation, affirmative and defensive asylums, family-based petitions and humanitarian relief, including Special Immigrant Juvenile States matters. Previously,
Tania provided legal assistance to adults, unaccompanied minors and families fleeing violence in their home countries. Prior to that, Tania engaged in advocacy for immigrant's rights
in her native Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She also served as a criminal defense attorney to detained first-time offenders in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Tania is a graduate of Universidad
de Monterrey and holds an MA in International Law and Human Rights from the U.N. mandated University for Peace. She is a member of the D.C. and Mexican Bars. She is a native Spanish
speaker and is fluent in English.
Katherine Martinez, is a member of the Maryland Bar and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Katherine also attended the Johns Hopkins University for undergraduate, where she earned a B.A in History. After college, Katherine worked at the House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, where she provided legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. While in law school, Katherine was a student attorney at the University of Maryland School of Law Immigration Clinic, where she represented clients in removal proceedings. She also interned at the Baltimore Immigration Courthouse.
Katherine is originally from Ecuador. She is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.
Originally from Peru, has over 18 years of experience as an immigration paralegal. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Immigration Paralegal, with many years of experience in Immigration Law, office administration and Internet. Previously he worked with Ayuda, an non-governmental organization. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He was born in Hawaii, Peru.
Devora Palomo comes to Goren & Barreto, LLC with over six years of experience as an immigration paralegal. Previously, she worked in Chicago’s immigrant Community through the Organization of the Northeast and the Legal Assistance Foundation. She especially enjoys assisting in the family re-unification cases of our office. Her parents were born in Guatemala. She speaks fluently in Spanish and English.
Secretary / Receptionist:
Originally from El Salvador, is responsible for administrative organization and billing. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Secretary / Receptionist:
whose background is Salvadorian and Guatemalan, is responsible for appointment scheduling, receipts, and mail. She is fluent in Spanish and English.