Considine, Sorensen, & Trujillo Immigration Attorneys

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Marién Sorensen

Marién Sorensen has worked as an immigration attorney in Sacramento for over 16 years.  Since 2005, she has been certified as a specialist in immigration & nationality law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.  She is a member of the California State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.  Ms. Sorensen is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is honored to have been recognized by her peers and named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in 2013 and 2014.  Ms. Sorensen’s practice includes family immigration, deportation defense, applications for victims of violence, deferred action, naturalization and asylum.

Ms. Sorensen received her Juris Doctor from the University of California in 1997.  Ms. Sorensen then worked at California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and applicants for citizenship. She was also employed as an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Ann E. Block, working mostly on cases involving crimes and deportation defense.

Prior to law school, Ms. Sorensen worked as a legal assistant at the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County and the Volunteer Legal Services of the Alameda County Bar Association. Ms. Sorensen received her bachelor degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Ms. Sorensen has been a frequent speaker on immigration topics, and previously served as an immigration advisor to the UC Davis Family Law & Protection Clinic.  Together with Ann Block, she co-authored an article entitled “Violence against Women Act (VAWA) Waivers and Other Related VAWA provisions”, The Waivers Book, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011.  Ms. Sorensen currently serves as a mentor attorney for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, advising its pro bono attorneys on asylum claims.

Ms. Sorensen was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrated to the United States as a young child, and speaks Spanish.  She understands the struggles, emotions and hopes of immigrant families and is proud to be a part of helping families remain united and to obtain legal status in the United States.  Outside of work, Ms. Sorensen enjoys traveling, the outdoors, reading and spending time with her husband, Mike, and three children, Christopher, Chloe and Maya.


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Griselda Trujillo

Griselda Trujillo grew up in Santa Clara, CA, where she attended Santa Clara University. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1996, she pursued her dream of becoming an attorney. She attended UC Davis School of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 1999. She began her career as an attorney working for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit legal services program whose mission is to strive for economic justice and human rights on behalf of California’s rural poor. She then moved on to criminal law, where she served as a public defender for the County of Santa Clara and worked on determining the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She later returned to her passion which was Immigration Law. She joined the Law offices of Considine & Sorensen in 2002.

Ms. Trujillo has also taught the Immigration law clinic at McGeorge School of Law. The Immigration Law Clinic provides a practical skills experience in client interviewing, identifying legal issues, providing legal advice and advocacy for law students.

In addition, Ms. Trujillo currently serves as the Abogada Consultora for Immigration for the Mexican Consulate. As the Abogada Consultora she is responsible for advising the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on immigration law issues. The Law Firm of Considine, Sorenen &Trujillo also provide legal representation to individual clients on behalf of the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento under special subsidized programs financed by the Department of Protection.

Ms. Trujillo is also a wife and mother.   She is a mother of two children, Sofia and Jacob, which are her joy in life. She frequently volunteers at her children’s school which she loves doing.  Ms. Trujillo comes from an immigrant family herself. Her parents immigrated from Mexico.  She witnessed firsthand the journey immigrants take through the hardships of her own parents and extended family members.


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Maribel Herrera

Maribel Herrera’s passion for working with immigrants was sparked when her mother opened a restaurant in San Francisco. From the age of five, Ms. Herrera worked alongside the employees, all of whom were immigrants, up until she went to law school. She became drawn to their life stories and sensitive to their struggles, serving as interpreter for them and helping them navigate through the administrative processes necessary for settling in to their new adopted home.

Wishing to be able to offer immigrants expert assistance, Ms. Herrera’s enrolled in McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. There, she participated in the on-campus Immigration Law Clinic under the supervision of Attorney Michael M. Considine, handling cases as a student for one year and then working as Michael’s assistant for a second year. Ms. Herrera frequently accompanied Michael on his outreach sessions, speaking at schools, nonprofit organizations, at the Mexican Consulate and on the radio.

Ms. Herrera graduated from McGeorge in May 2002 and joined the current firm in August. She has been practicing as an attorney since December 2002, exclusively within the field of immigration law. She is a member of the American Immigration Law Association and of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Ms. Herrera has continued to perform community outreach regularly, speaking at schools and churches, participating in immigration workshops, and having appearing on Univision television station. She currently presents informational sessions at the Western Farm Workers Association in Stockton once a month.

In her personal life, Ms. Herrera enjoys traveling and has visited several regions including Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa and India. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.


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Juliet Turner-Lloveras

Juliet Turner-Lloveras received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, in 1999 and was inspired to work in immigration after participating in the Immigration Law Clinic. Her mother’s experience as an immigrant and her father’s advocacy at Centro Legal De La Raza in East Oakland also influenced her direction in law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara and studied at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, through the Education Abroad Program (EAP) at U.C. Santa Barbara.

After law school, Ms. Turner-Lloveras worked for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLA), where she served the rural community in the areas of immigration and education. Eager to work with children, Ms. Turner-Lloveras later represented minors in Sacramento County’s Juvenile Dependency Court, with a special interest in helping undocumented clients obtain legal status through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). She also briefly represented parents in dependency appeals through the Central California Appellate Program (CCAP).   Working with undocumented children directed her to exclusively practice in immigration, and Ms. Turner-Lloveras continues to represent undocumented juveniles while also serving the larger immigrant community in removal defense, appeals, family immigration, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions, U Visas, deferred action, and naturalization since 2005.

Ms. Turner-Lloveras practices before the Immigration Court as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the California State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

True to the firm’s commitment to community service, Ms. Turner-Lloveras has participated in workshops, panels, and school functions. She has presented on various topics of immigration to nonprofit organizations, advocates, and law school students. Yet, her most rewarding and inspiring role has been that of mother to her daughter, Amaya. Ms. Turner-Lloveras is fluent in Spanish, having been raised in a bilingual household by her Spanish mother and Mexican-American father.


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Tami Castillo

Tami Castillo attended law school at University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she participated in the Immigration Law Clinic.  Her interest in immigration law however, was formed during her early career experiences.

Immediately following undergrad Ms. Castillo was accepted to the AFL-CIO organizing institute.  She was trained as a union organizer and was quickly working full time as an International Organizer with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (H.E.R.E.) international union.   She worked extensively throughout the Monterey Bay, Salinas Valley and Central California regions where she was immersed in the issues facing the immigrant community.  She learned firsthand the barriers many families face when confronting the immigration process.

Wanting to settle back in the Sacramento region, Ms. Castillo accepted a position with the Rural California Housing Corporation as a Community Organizer.  She worked to develop community based initiatives with predominately immigrant communities in refuge and farm worker housing complexes.

Seeking more knowledge of the immigration process, Ms. Castillo signed up for an advocacy course with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) which ultimately led to her working as a legal assistant with the present firm in 2002.  She was encouraged to attend law school and began working as Of Counsel attorney with the firm in 2010.  Ms. Castillo is a member of the California State Bar, the American Immigration Law Association and of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.  She participates in community workshops, naturalization fairs, panels and school engagements.  Ms. Castillo is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Castillo is proud that her path has led her to do such important work.  In her free time she enjoys adventures with her husband Emigdio and their son, Diego.


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Sinnai Jimenez

Sinnai Jimenez was raised in Monterey California. She began her college education at Monterey Peninsula College where she received her Associates degree and later transferred to California State University, Sacramento.

Ms. Jimenez was a member of board of directors for a community non-profit organization, Mujeres Ayudando la Raza, where she received many awards for her involvement in the community. She graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and an emphasis in Public Relations. She is the first in her family to graduate from a four-year university. Ms. Jimenez’s hobbies include reading, writing, painting and sports.


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Silvia De La Cruz

Silvia De La Cruz was born in San Bernardino, California, and raised by parents from Guerrero, Mexico. She was the first in her family to attend college, and graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

During her four years at Sac State, Ms. De La Cruz was a member of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA) Scholarship Committee as well as co-chair and outreach coordinator for the organization. The scholarships were given to incoming students who did not qualify for financial assistance due to their legal status. Ms. De La Cruz would eventually like to attend law school and give back to her community, and was encouraged after participating in the U.C. Davis KHOP (King Hall Outreach Program). Her hobbies include dance and running.


Gerardo De Santiago

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, by Mexican parents, Gerardo De Santiago was the first in his family to attend a four-year university. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chicana/o Studies and Spanish from the University of California, Davis. While at Davis, Gerardo volunteered to help promote the Knights Landing Clinic in Knights Landing, CA that offered free medical check-ups to the farm-working population of the surrounding area. Keeping close to his roots, Gerardo hopes to keep working towards helping the underprivileged population of this country. His hobbies include watching and practicing soccer.


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Nataly Solis

Nataly Solis was born and raised in Hayward, California. Her parents are immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico and Santa Ana, El Salvador. She is a first generation college graduate and attended San Joaquin Delta College and Sacramento State University.

Ms. Solis obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She graduated in three years rather than four because of the advanced placement courses she completed. She volunteered at the District Attorney’s office in Stockton and hopes to attend law school in the future. Ms. Solis’s hobbies include art, hiking, and cosmetology.