EDUCATION

Holy Family University
B.A., History and Double Minor in Political Science and Pre-law
J.D., Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

ADMISSIONS

– Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
– Supreme Court of New Jersey

Cassandra has developed a niche expertise in preparing waivers of inadmissibility for clients with extremely difficult cases. Her skillful legal research and writing has achieved approvals on cases where clients had been turned down by other attorneys or past denials. She also focuses her practice on deferred action requests filed with USCIS and has achieved lawful status for many families in very difficult situations.

Ms. Fitzgerald-Black, a Canadian national, brings compassion to each case she works on, having navigated through the U.S. immigration system herself. She donates her time to pro bono work, including serving as legal counsel at the free monthly immigration clinic at the Irish Immigration Center and assisting the firm’s pro bono clients from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Cassandra graduated magna cum laude from Holy Family University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a double minor in political science and pre-law. Cassandra graduated from Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she served as vice president of the International Law & Human Rights Society. During law school, Cassandra volunteered with the Philadelphia Senior Law Center and the Irish Immigration and Pastoral Center. Cassandra also took part in Thomas R. Kline School of Law’s Community Lawyering Clinic where she co-authored a report submitted to the Inter-American Commission on The Human Right of Water. For her work the Clinical Legal Education Association awarded her the most Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

Memberships:

– American Bar Association
– New Jersey Bar Association
– Pennsylvania Bar Association
– Philadelphia Bar Association