Our Attorneys

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Damon Schwartz

Damon Schwartz, J.D., M.B.A., is a California and New York attorney with more than a decade of experience as a litigator protecting the rights of the elderly and their families in California and as a Senior Judicial Law Clerk in Federal Court in New York.  

 

Mr. Schwartz spent years representing seniors and dependent adults, both at a prominent Elder Law trial firm in Orange County and at a national firm protecting the rights of senior workers and their spouses.  As a litigator handling wrongful death and serious injury cases, he saw firsthand the terrible problems created for families when medical and financial documents were not in place before a catastrophic injury or death occurred.

 

All too often, families had not prepared in advance for a death or disability and had to play catch up at the worst possible time. Instead of being able to spend time trying to comfort or grieve for their loved ones, they were forced to waste precious moments and money in court to be permitted to handle the affairs of their family member that died or had become disabled or begin the time consuming and expensive process of probate.

 

As a result, Mr. Schwartz now focuses on Wills, Trusts, Elder Law and Immigration, to help families avoid the pitfalls of not planning ahead. It is his goal to help families eliminate problems and provide peace of mind.  Whether you need a will, trust, power of attorney, or medical directive, he will develop a customized legal solution for you to provide the financial security and asset protection you want.

 

Damon Schwartz received his Juris Doctor Degree with honors from Pace Law School in New York. He earned his Master’s Degree from the California State University at Fullerton and his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA.    

Dennis Ortiguera

Of-Counsel

Dennis Ortiguera is an attorney specializing in US immigration law with emphasis on employment, investment, waivers and family-based matters. He handles family, employment and investment-based visa applications, labor certifications, appeals, naturalization applications, deportation defense, applications for adjustment of status and change of status, waivers, employment authorization, visa extensions, asylum, and motions to reopen.

Over the past twenty years, Mr. Ortiguera has overseen thousands of cases and counseled clients ranging from start-ups to large corporations in a wide variety of industries including banking, construction, consulting, engineering, finance, health care, information technology, and pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Ortiguera is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has been named Top 10 Immigration Attorney for New Jersey in 2019 by the American Jurist Institute, Ten Best Immigration Attorneys in New Jersey for 2017 and 2018 by The American Institute of Legal Counsel and as Top 100 Lawyers by The National Advocates in 2017. Mr. Ortiguera has been a frequent lecturer on Immigration Law to the Trade and Investment Institute, was a Subject Matter Expert used by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, and a resource person for various organizations.

 

Mr. Ortiguera is admitted to the New York State Bar, US District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and is authorized to practice U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law throughout the United States. Mr. Ortiguera graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University and obtained his Master of Laws degree from Fordham University in New York. Mr. Ortiguera emigrated from the Philippines in 2000 after practicing law there for 6 years. As an immigrant, Mr. Ortiguera experienced the difficulties faced by immigrants and brings that understanding to his work with clients.