Tatiana Perez Valero is the lead partner with THE MULTILINGUAL LEGAL SOLUTIONS, MLS Ms. Perez currently represents clients in family immigration cases, asylum and deportation. She also handles T and U visa, petitions and citizenship and naturalization matters.
Ms. Perez represented workers at the Labor Commission with claims of retaliatory discharge, wages and hour, overtime, breaks and meals. Currently she volunteers for the Red Cross Refugee Program and The Human Rights Bureau as mediator. She works as Russian Spanish French interpreter with California agencies in hearings on appeals of denials of unemployment benefits.
Prior to creating our firm, Ms. Perez was an associate attorney with an established full-service immigration law firm in San Francisco, CA where she successfully drafted employment-based immigrant petitions, non-immigrant visa petitions for intra-company transferees and specialty occupations, VAWA petitions and applications for asylum, often on behalf of asylum seekers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania.
In the beginning of her career she worked as a litigation attorney for the City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, where she successfully handled extensive civil cases involving violations of maintenance code in landlord-tenant litigation caseload and gained a valuable court experience.
A native of Venezuela, Ms. Perez jump-started her global immigration and international law career in New York City. As an attaché in the Consulate of Venezuela in New York in 1995-1998, she was worked in the departments of visa, legal, international trade and investment and fiscal issues.
Mr. Perez subsequently interned for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York, where she screened human rights violations complains filed with the Human Rights Committee.
She also was a legal assistant in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she drafted briefs and motions on matters of international law, and a legal assistant in the United Nations Commission on Human Security.
In addition, Ms. Perez worked as a student attorney in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights CUNY Clinic in New York, where she obtained a stay of deportation in a political asylum case and processed family and employment-based immigration petitions.
Before moving to the United States in early 1990s, Ms. Perez worked as an Interpreter of Russian, French and English for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, and for the ICRC missions in Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and other parts of the former Soviet Union.
Having been granted the prestigious CORDIPLAN scholarship in Venezuela, Ms. Perez studied in Russia and received her M.A. in Linguistics as Russian French and English interpreter from the Moscow State Linguistic University in 1990.
She also received a Certificate in Studies of French Arts from the University of Toulouse Mirail in France and a Certificate in International Affairs from New York University in 1998. She obtained her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law in 2001.
Ms. Perez is a licensed attorney in the states of New Mexico, New York and California.