As the founder of Marlene Markowitz Law Offices, Marlene Markowitz is committed to advocating for others.
Her experience as a first-generation American showed her the importance of having an advocate while navigating the necessary steps and legal requirements for building a new life in the U.S.
Born in Guatemala, Marlene is fluent in Spanish and started her own practice to provide personalized immigration plans and legal solutions for those seeking asylum, family petitions, citizenship, work permits, adjustment of status and much more.
She prides herself on her ability to stay on top of trends and policy changes that impact immigration status and provides strategies to save her clients time and resources. She has a proven track record of making compelling arguments on her client’s behalf in the courtroom, often resulting in rulings in their favor. She has represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, under Immigration Customs Enforcement custody and before the Executive Office of the Immigration Review. Her courtroom experience spans all jurisdictions across the U.S.
As an advocate for social justice, she has appeared on numerous panels and forums to advocate for immigration reform and humane policies that protect undocumented immigrants, especially youth.
Throughout her legal career Marlene has been committed to opening doors for underserved communities. While receiving her law degree at St. Thomas University, she gained experience as a certified legal intern at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office where she represented the state in prosecuting misdemeanor domestic violence defendants. Working as a legal intern with children in foster care gave her experience advocating for minors. She is passionate about giving back and has volunteered her services to nonprofit organizations such as Americans for Immigrant Justice, Catholic Legal Services Miami and No More Tears. After working in a private firm for five years, she opened her own practice in 2017. Marlene has also participated in organizations like Latina Pro, Las Comadres, and 100 Women Who Care. As a small business owner, surrounded by other Latina entrepreneurs, she's learned to value her investment and hard work. Offering trademark registration is a way to protect our businesses.
As a mother of two, Marlene understands the importance of family and the desire to give our children the best possible future. She feels privileged to help so many parents gain residency so that families no longer have to worry about being separated from their U.S.-citizen children. Marlene is a proud author as well. She shares a little bit about her journey as a first-generation immigrant in Latina's Who Boss Up.
At Marlene Markowitz Law Offices, Marlene personally stands behind every case and is here to advocate for you and your family.