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Jose E. Perez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Law Offices of Jose Perez, P.C.
659 W Onondaga St, Upper Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-422-5673
Fax: 315-466-5673
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed in New York Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%), Immigration: Consumer (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Social Security Disability (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Jose E. Perez is a solo practitioner in Syracuse, New York. The owner of the Law Offices of Jose Perez, PC, Mr. Perez helps clients with workers’ compensation, immigration, personal injury, Social Security Disability and other legal issues. Mr. Perez represents clients throughout western and central New York. He has offices in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and serves the surrounding counties including Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Niagara, Onondaga, Orleans, Steuben and Wyoming.

Mr. Perez represents clients injured due to motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, and trucking accidents. He also has extensive experience helping people who were injured on the job with their workers’ compensation issues.

Prior to opening his firm, Mr. Perez was a practicing attorney in Venezuela. After becoming a licensed attorney in the United States, he practiced at a private firm for several years before founding his own practice in 2012.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Perez has received awards from organizations including the New York State Bar Association, the National Advocates and the American Institute of Legal Counsel. He has lectured and served as keynote speaker at events and conferences, educating fellow attorneys and others on topics including workers’ compensation.

An active participant in his legal community, Mr. Perez belongs to the Onondaga County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and Hispanic National Bar Association. He dedicates numerous hours to pro bono clients through various programs.

Additionally, Mr. Perez is vice-president of the board of directors of Nosotros Radio Inc. and vice-president of the Syracuse chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens and an advisory member of La Casita, Syracuse University Cultural Center.

Mr. Perez earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He holds licenses to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Venezuela.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20%Immigration: Consumer
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

White Papers

About Jose E. Perez

First Admitted: 1999

Professional Webpage: http://www.joseperezyourlawyer.com/staff/

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Award from the Catholic Church based on pro bono hours given to its members.

Educational Background

  • Practicing lawyer in Venezuela for 3 years.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Represent clients before the immigration courts and the USCIS on a pro-bono basis. Provide the Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga with case consultations, mentoring, immigration strategy and general advice for its clients. Vice-President of Nosotros Radio Inc., Tu Voz Latina. Vice-President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC),Syracuse,NY, chapter. Board Member of Syracuse University’s “La Casita Cultural Center Project”. Appointed member by the Syracuse City Council to the Legislative Committee of the Citizens Review Board. Speaking engagements in the community regarding legal rights and “Know your Rights” seminars.
  • Free consultation provided to Eastern Farm Workers' Association and its members Free consultation provided to clients of Volunteer Lawyers's Project and Catholic Charities (CYO) Represented Plymouth Church’s constituent in immigration court  , 2019
  • 200+ probono hours providing continuous representation to a battered woman who has a daughter in the military. Seeking Parole in place and Cancellation of Removal., 2018
  • Perez handles every year numerous probono cases referred by different not for profit organizations.  In addition, Perez also takes on pro bono cases for indigent people.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed in Venezuela to practice law.  , 1999

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 8 out of 10 ratio of establish Workers' Compensation cases. 2019: More than 10 cases settled between $100,000 to $500,000 despite Workers' Compensation caps., 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaking on Immigration issues during a panel organized by the Latin American Law Student Association of Syracuse University College of Law., Panelist, Syracuse University College of Law, SUCOL, Students And Alumni, 2019
  • CLE presenter about Workers' Compensation Law, Speaker, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Attorneys, Paralegals, Legal Staff
  • Providing know your right clinics in different churches throughout the state of New York., Speaker, Know your right Clinics, Hispanic Community, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • Lawyer of Distinction chose Jose Perez for his practice in Workers' Compensation., Lawyer of Distinction, 2020
  • After being awarded Rising Star several years, in 2020 Jose was named Super Lawyer in New York State., Super Lawyer, 2020
  • Martindale Hubbell. Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, 2017
  • 2017 Super Lawyers. Rising Stars. 2017 The American Registry. Top Ten American Professionals. 2017 Top Attorneys of Upstate New York. Rising Stars 2017. 2018 Martindale Hubbell. Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. 2018 Top Attorneys of Upstate New York. Rising Stars 2018. 2018 Tthe National Advocates. Top 40 Under 40. 2018 Worldwide Super Lawyers. SSI/SSD Law Firm of the Year. 2019 American Institute of Legal Counsel. 10 Best Immigration Attorneys. New York. 2019 Martindale Hubbell. 5 Anniversary 2014-2019. Rated BV Distinguished for 5 years. Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. 2019 Martindale Hubbell. Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. 2019 Acquisition International. 2019 Leading Adviser Awards. Leading Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year, New York.; among others. 2019 Sonia Sotomayor Award by the Syracuse University College of Law and the Latin American Law Students Association. 2020 Martindale Hubbell Award. Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. 2020 Global Excellence Awards – Most Influential Immigration Lawyer 2020 – New York. AI Acquisition International.
  • Keynote Speaker of the Opening Ceremony of the Syracuse University College of Law Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Star, 2013 
  • Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Star, 2014, 2015 and 2016 
  • Distinguished Peer Review for High Professional Achievement, Distinguished Peer Review for High Professional Achievement, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • top 100 in New York State of American Trial Lawyers, Top 100, American Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • 40 under 40, The National Advocates, 40 under 40, The National Advocates, 2019
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of PRofessional Experience, AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of PRofessional Experience, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Numerous awards and rating from Martindale Hubbell.
  • 5 years in a row Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017 Syracuse University's Distinguished Alumni Excellence Award. 2016, 2017 and 2018 Martindale Distinguished Attorney. 2017 10% Top Attorneys in Upstate New York. 2013 Presidential Appointee to the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. 2013 Keynote Speaker of the Opening Ceremony of the Onondaga County Hispanic Heritage Month. 2012 New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel. 40 Under 40 of central New York, 2011. 2011 HNBA Presidential Pro Bono Recognition Award. 2011 Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Pro Bono Service. 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars inNew YorkState, 2010. Latino Leadership Award, Syracuse,NY, 2009. Miranda State Bar, Caracas, Venezuela (Awarded on the basis of outstanding practice) First, Second and Third Class Honor Merit Award, 2000, 2003, and 2004, respectively.

Representative Clients

  • Univsion featured Jose Mangandi's case and his detention at Batavia Federal Detention Facility., 2020
  • National TV Network profiled the case of a Guatemalan citizen seeking a stay of removal with his spouse and child., 2019
  • Telemundo National Network aired the case of Jordan Martinez and asylum seeker detained for more than 8 months., 2019
  • Claimants and plaintiffs only., 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Immigration Lawyers' Association, 2020
  • Onondaga Country Bar Association, 2020
  • Member of the American Bar Association, 2020
  • Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, 2020
  • New York (2007) and New Jersey (2008) Venezuela (1999), 2007
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Office Location for Jose E. Perez

659 W Onondaga St
Upper Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204

Phone: 315-422-5673

Fax: 315-466-5673

Last Updated: 10/4/2021

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