Lucrecia brings extensive immigration experience to Weaver Mancuso Brightman. She has represented individuals, companies, universities and medical institutions on all aspects of complex and ever-changing employment-based and family-based immigration and I-9 compliance. She has assisted employees in industries ranging from athletics, oil & gas, medicine, telecommunications, food & beverage, and information technology, to name a few.
Lucrecia stays abreast of important developments in this ever-changing industry and has published numerous pieces, including an article in the Buffalo News on a rule helping entrepreneurs obtain visas. She has also presented on immigration topics at conferences, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) Northern Border Conference, the New York State Bar Association U.S. Immigration Law Conference, and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Lucrecia is very involved in the community, serving as the elected Chair of the AILA Upstate New York Chapter, and as Co-Chair for the New York State Bar Association Immigration Law Conference. Lucrecia also served on the Board of Directors for Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, and currently serves on the organization’s Advocacy Committee.
While she grew up and began her legal career in New York City, she later moved to Upstate New York to be closer to her husband’s family. When Lucrecia is not practicing law or being a stellar mom to two kids and a dog, she enjoys running, which includes training for the Seneca Seven, a 77.7 mile relay race around Seneca Lake.
- Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY, 2003
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Chair, Upstate New York Chapter
- New York State Bar Association
- Admitted to practice in New York