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LAWYERS

TOP LATINO LAWYERS

ENEIDA ROMAN FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL

Roman Law

Boston, MA

JESSE RUIZ PARTNER

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Chicago, IL

ZAIRA SOLANO OWNER

Solano Law Firm

Atlanta, GA

LUIS A. SOSA ATTORNEY

Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles

West Palm Beach, FL

YOLANDA V. TORRES PRINCIPAL

Yolanda V. Torres Law

Santa Ana, CA

FRANK TORRES TRIAL ATTORNEY AND DEPARTMENT HEAD

Duffy & Duffy

Uniondale, NY

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Eneida Roman is a nationally recognized leader, and for over a decade, she has been a risk-taking entrepreneur providing a breadth of legal services for her clients through the boutique legal practice she founded in Boston, MA. She is a licensed psychologist, a certified mediator, and attorney. Her law practice is focused around estate planning, family, real estate & small business transactions. She served in prominent leadership roles for the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Currently serving on the HOPE National Taskforce, Big Sister Boston’s Board of Directors, and Eastern Bank’s Board of Corporators. Eneida was appointed by Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, in 2018 to serve on the Workforce Training Fund Advisory Board. Jesse Ruiz is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Corporate and Securities Group and serves as the relationship partner for several major clients. He has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a one of the Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago, and by Diversity and the Bar as one of “15 Rainmakers Who Always Shine.” Jesse concentrates his practice on middle-market mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions. Jesse is the 1st vice president of the Chicago Bar Association and was recently elected to the inaugural class of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Lincoln Juarez Honor Society. For 16 years he has served as pro bono legal counsel to the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation.  He is president of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. Zaira Solano founded Solano Law firm in 2011 with only $100. Solano Law Firm focuses on immigration law. Zaira earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia College & State University. While earning her degree, she worked in the office of a solo practitioner in the metro Atlanta area. She gained valuable, hands-on experience in family law, criminal law, and worker’s compensation law prior to her legal education. Zaira worked for several firms throughout the Atlanta area while earning her law degree at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. She discovered her passion for immigration during law school. Later in her training, she clerked at an immigration firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Zaira also worked in the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office in the Complex Case Division. Luis A. Sosa was born in Ciego De Avila, Cuba, and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. He currently serves as the President of the St. Lucie County Bar Association (SLCBA), where he started as the bar association’s Treasurer. In addition, Luis is the youngest President the SLCBA has had. He has been named Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and was accepted into The Florida Bar's WM. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy, Class VI. He has fought in numerous trials where he has successfully obtained verdicts in excess of $900,000. Luis has been a volunteer with the Hispanic Human Resource Center in West Palm Beach and strongly believes that being involved in the community is just as important as representing it.  Yolanda Victoria Torres is the Principal of her Family Law firm in Orange County, California. Her cases include divorces, child custody and visitation, child/ spousal support, property division, step-parent adoptions and domestic violence actions.  Yolanda has practiced Family Law for the past 17 years and has been a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization for 11 years.  Because so many courts are impacted and there is a shortage of judicial officers, Yolanda expanded her practice to include mediation where her clients are very satisfied with the efficiency of the process and amicable resolution.  On March 9, 2019, she will be sworn in as the President of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Frank Torres was born and raised in Brooklyn of Latino immigrant parents. Went to St. Francis College, from which he graduated summa cum laude, and later Columbia University School of Law. He has worked the past 36 years in the field of medical malpractice, nursing home, products liability, premises liability and general personal injury, as a trial attorney, for the last 19 years solely on behalf of plaintiffs. Since 2010, he has been with Duffy & Duffy, PLLC. He is active in several Latino Bar Associations, and is the immediate past President of the Long Island Bar Association (LIHBA), he has mentor a number of young, up and coming, Latino/a lawyers, and as a bilingual attorney he takes pride in representing a many Latino/a clients, throughout the New York metropolitan region.

Profile for Latino Leaders

Latino Leaders Magazine- Nov/Dec 2018  

Latino Leaders Magazine- Nov/Dec 2018  

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