NJ Standout, Pricilla Saraf, Defending The Most Vulnerable

Pricilla Saraf is president and founder of Mori Law, a New Jersey-based law firm specialising in immigration law. In her practice, she advises clients on establishing and refining immigration programs, compliance, and complex immigration matters. Pricilla is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, licensed to practice law in New Jersey, and speaks Portuguese and Spanish. She is an attorney who cares immensely about her clients and local community.

While she currently focuses her practice primarily on business immigration, Pricilla Saraf began her career assisting low-income Latino clients with family-based immigration matters. Motivated by her own journey as a young immigrant from Brazil who resettled in New Jersey, Pricilla regularly volunteers her time with the local Latino community in Newark, NJ that first welcomed her own family all those years ago. Pricilla also regularly works with organisations such as Legal Services of New Jersey to provide pro bono immigration law services to low-income residents across the state.

As pro bono counsel she has represented detained individuals, successfully argued before immigration judges, and obtained permanent residence for asylees and refugees, including an African refugee being persecuted for sexual orientation. In 2017, Pricilla volunteered at Newark International Airport serving families and passengers impacted by the Muslim travel ban.

Pricilla has represented clients in the areas of DACA, Citizenship, U Visas, VAWA petitions, and family-based humanitarian matters. “My lawyer, Pricilla Saraf, gave me hope and comfort. My case was complicated, took a long time but she remained confident and provided her services for free. I was so happy she was by my side when I received my green card in September 2021,” says Dayse R.

Pricilla received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Florida, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina. In Law School, Pricilla was honoured for her service with the Immigration Clinic by the Carolina Public Interest Law Organisation at UNC School of law.

Pricilla feels fortunate to volunteer her time to compassionately defend and protect the most vulnerable.

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Recognised by Best Lawyers® in 2018

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, one of the world’s largest immigration law firms, has been named “Immigration Law Firm of the Year” by Best Lawyers®.

Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” awards are country and practice area specific. They are determined based on a handful of factors, including: feedback from lawyers recognised by Best Lawyers® on individual lawyer and firm-wide work, the size and coverage of the firm in a specific practice area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area, and research surrounding the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

Only one law firm per legal practice area receives this recognition, making the award a significant achievement. Berry Appleman & Leiden has also received a First Tier ranking in Houston, San Francisco and Washington, DC by Best Lawyers®.

The award caps a tremendous milestone year for the firm:

  • Opening of a 60-person office in mid-town Manhattan.
  • Establishing an unprecedented strategic alliance with Deloitte UK that combines the best of Deloitte’s scale, expertise and breadth outside of the United States with BAL’s unparalleled legal expertise and high quality immigration services in the United States.
  • Launching a large-scale Centre of Excellence in Richardson, Texas to support over 600 cross-functional professionals including attorneys, legal and operational staff, as well as expansions of offices in Boston, Houston, McLean, Va. and Walnut Creek, Ca.
  • Unveiling of the industry’s first mobile immigration app, enabling anytime, anywhere case management across Android and iOS devices. The app is a component of Cobalt® the firm’s innovative digital immigration platform.

About Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Berry Appleman & Leidenis singularly focused on meeting the immigration challenges of corporate clients around the world in ways that make immigration more strategic and enable clients to be more successful.

Established in 1980, the firm provides immigration expertise, top-notch information security and leading technology innovation like its Cobalt® digital immigration services platform.