Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Laura Quintero.
Hi Dr. Quintero, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Laura C. Quintero Del Campo. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. I moved to the United States in 2005. Since I was a teenager, I always wanted to be an attorney, and becoming an attorney is what I now call my “American Dream.” My entire life has been dedicated to serving others. I am passionate about helping and protecting people’s rights. What I love the most about my career is the opportunity to be the voice of my clients at court or USCIS offices and making sure their rights are protected. As a Latin America native, I speak, write, and read fluently in Spanish.
I earned my Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, in 2016 from Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. The school is an academic college of Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. My Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Finance, in 2011 from University of Central Florida. My Associate in Arts, General Studies, in 2009 from Valencia College. I am admitted to the Florida Bar and can practice Immigration Law in all U.S. territories.
My favorite quote that I always tell people to keep in mind is: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I experienced many struggles along my way. I came to this country knowing no English at all. As a teenage immigrant, this was really hard because of the moment in my life that I decided to immigrate. I spent many nights crying and having a hard time understanding people. I was always a good student and not knowing the language frustrated me. It took a lot to learn the language and to finally be fluent. I still have an accent, which I am proud because it shows I am Latina. If it were not for my family, I would not have made it this far. My dad was always there with me showing me he was so proud. My mom always told me that it was okay if I did not get an “A” in all courses but that I had to try my best. My sister always joked around and bought me things so I could succeed in school. She would always say “this is my investment for when you become an attorney.” Finally, there was my brother, the one that ultimately taught me English by making fun of my accent and correcting me constantly in a rather sarcastic manner. I am certain that all the struggles I experienced made me a better human and a humble person.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Quintero Fortich Legal?
Quintero Fortich Legal is a law firm founded by immigrant women that experienced the immigration journey themselves. We are dedicated to our clients and thrive to obtain legal status for them to achieve their dream in this amazing country. Our team will help clients with all aspects of immigration including but not limited to family-based petitions, deportation defense & business visas. We have served the community and we are committed to educate and inform our clients of ever-changing immigration laws while providing exceptional and one-on-one customer service. We are most proud of being able to offer one on one customer service all while answering in less than 24 hours.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
In the majority of the cases, people will associate success with money and material things. I associate success differently. The word success for me is a synonym of “My Parents.” My parents decided to immigrate to this country leaving everything behind and their life in Venezuela for us. Now, they have two CPAs and one Attorney. There is nothing more successful in life than raising good and productive children who are willing to give back to a community that has already given them so much.
Source: Orlando Voyager