Photo above: Me putting a farmworker injury case into storage.
I am one of the only personal injury lawyers in Upstate New York (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo) who speaks fluent Spanish. I’m also married to a Guatemalan and move comfortably in the Latino community here. It’s no wonder, then, that over my 30 years or so of representing personal injury victims in Upstate, many of my clients have been “undocumented” Mexicans and Central Americans.
If you are a personal injury lawyer seeking to represent an undocumented Spanish speaking immigrant, here is what you need to know: