Daniele is a Staff Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, working on all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters for the United States. She has experience in H-1Bs, TNs, E-2s, L-1As, EB-1 immigrant visa petitions as well as adjustment of status and consular process applications. Daniele has experience in filing I-290-B, Motions to Reopen and/or Motions to Reconsider as well as Appeals with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). She also has experience representing individual clients on N-400, I-90, K-1, I-751, I-130, and I-485 family-based applications.
Prior to joining BAL, Daniele worked for several boutique immigration law firms in the Dallas area where she practiced employment-based and family-based immigration as well as removal defense. Additionally, Daniele volunteered her assistance with Justice For Our Neighbors providing assistance to low-income clients regarding their immigration matters. She was also a member of their Board of Directors.
Education & Admissions
LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Law (J.D. Equivalent), Universidade Estadual de Maringa - Brazil
New York State Supreme Court AND Supreme Court of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association - Immigration Law Section (Committee Member)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
New York Bar Association
Moderator of a panel of attorneys discussing the topic: “H-1B Electronic Registration FY 2021 - Exploring the Unknown”, Dallas Bar Association – Immigration Law Section (2020).
Speaker Panelist: “Nonimmigrant Visas, Alphabet Soup Options”, Dallas Bar Association – Immigration Law Section (2019).
Know Your Rights, Brazilian Itinerant Consulate, Irving (2019).
Speaker Panelist: “Immigration Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence”, Sponsored by the General Consulate of Brazil in, Dallas (2019)
Speaker Panelist at the Citizenship Information Workshop, Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (2019)
Speaker Panelist at the Citizenship Information Workshop, Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (2018)
Citizenship Workshop, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Dallas (2018)
President Trump’s Executive Orders and Their Immigration Consequences. Texas State Law SB-4 presentations at the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (2017)
Current Immigration Trends and Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Workers Defense Project, Dallas (2017)
Current Immigration Trends and Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Brazilian Itinerant Consulate, Irving (2017)
Immigrants: Know Your Rights, First Sagrada Familia Lutheran Church, Garland (2017)
Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Advent Lutheran Church, Arlington (2017)
Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Casa Linda United Methodist Church, Dallas (2017)
Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Pleasant Mount United Methodist Church, Dallas (2017)
Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Brazilian Baptist Church, Bedford (2017)
Immigration 101, Presentation for a Sunday School at First United Methodist Church of Plano (2017)
Dallas Community Event – The Future of Immigration After Trump, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (2016)
Keynote Speaker, Justice for Our Neighbors, 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Award Dinner (2016)
Radio: Radio Católica Cristo Rey, Dallas (2015)
Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Cockrell Hill United Methodist Church, Dallas (2014)
Radio: La Bonita FM, Irving (2014)