Ms. Nero started her own Immigration & Nationality Law Practice in 2009 after having practiced in two large law firms for several years. Deirdre previously served as the attorney in charge of the Individual and Small/Medium Company division at the Coral Gables, Florida office of a major international immigration law firm; and prior to that as an attorney in the International and Immigration and Nationality Law Groups for a domestic and international commercial law firm in Florida. She led that firm’s immigration practice from 2006-2008.
Deirdre’s practice focuses on all types of business immigration including employment based immigrant (permanent residency) and nonimmigrant (temporary) visa petitions, and related business immigration matters. She has extensive experience with PERM Labor certification applications and also routinely handles family immigration matters and naturalizations. Ms. Nero works closely with small and medium companies and individual clients to personally coordinate and execute all aspects of the client’s Immigration strategy and represent them in front of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State. She represents clients in all 50 States and from countries around the globe, and takes pride in providing individualized service and maintaining a very high success rate.
Deirdre speaks Spanish fluently and was certified by the Spanish government at the highest level of fluency for non-native speakers (“Diploma Superior Español como Lengua Extranjera”). Ms. Nero is an impassioned advocate for Immigration Reform and Immigrant’s Rights, and frequently travels to Washington DC in support of these advocacy efforts. She frequently lectures and writes on Immigration related topics in both Spanish and English. She studied, lived, and worked in Spain both before and during law school, and completed legal internships at two of Spain’s most prestigious law firms. In addition, she completed significant research in comparative law entirely in Spanish. During her law school years, Ms. Nero served as President of the International Law Society and Vice President of the International Moot Court Board.
- Florida, 2003
- United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
- Florida State University B.A., magna cum laude, 1999
- University of Miami. School of Law J.D., cum laude, 2003
- Fluent in Spanish
- Basic Knowledge of Portuguese & Italian