Simone Bertollini, Esq.
After graduating with a law degree from the Tor Vergata University of Rome
in Italy, I moved to the United States and began law school all over again.
Instead of taking a Master's degree program of law like other foreign
lawyers like me, I enrolled in a
Juris Doctor degree at the University of Kansas, School of Law, because I wanted to
get the most complete legal education. Upon my graduation, I am now one
of the few lawyers with full academic qualifications in both the U.S.
I practice law because I enjoy defending the rights of people who are in
need. When I was in Italy, I first decided to go to law school because
my family was involved in a complicated civil law suit. During that time,
I was so disappointed and dissatisfied with the services of their lawyers
that I wanted to be admitted into the legal profession so that I could
set a higher standard for the practice of law.
Getting my clients the best result possible is always my goal, with no
exceptions. When I take a case, I treat it like it was my own case. This
is probably why I win cases that other lawyers would not even take in
the first place. In the past few years, I successfully represented clients
that had come to me after being left with no hopes by other lawyers. I
am not afraid of putting hours and hours a of work into every client's
case, if required.
I decided to focus especially on immigration law after experiencing, as
an immigrant of this country, great difficulties in renewing my work visa.
This was despite the fact that I have much higher qualifications than
many other American lawyers. I believe that every immigrant deserves a
chance to fulfill his or her American dream, just like I did.
I am fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English, which allows me communicate
directly with my clients without the assistance of an interpreter.
Besides the Courts of the States of New York and New Jersey, I am admitted
to practice in a number of Federal courts, allowing me to appeal criminal
and immigration cases, if necessary. These include the United States Court
of Appeals for the First, Second, Third and Eleventh Circuit, the United
States District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts
of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of
University of Kansas School of Law -
Juris Doctor, 2010
University of Rome "Tor Vergata" School of Law -
Juris Doctor, 2008
Admission to practice
- New York Court of Appeals
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court, Western District of New York
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- Selected in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars list
- Selected on "Top 40 New York Immigration Lawyers under 40 years"
by the American Society of Legal Advocates