Jenitza Castro

At Poarch Thompson Law, Jenitza Castro’s immigration law practice involves removal and deportation defense including asylum and U Visa cases. She believes that every person deserves a complete, competent defense and works diligently to protect Poarch Thompson Law’s clients. Jenitza is humbled when she has the opportunity to raise her voice to support those who are voiceless. Before joining Poarch Thompson Law, Jenitza worked as a Government Relations Coordinator with Jubilee Campaign USA, a non-profit organization that exposed human rights abuses. *Practice limited to US immigration law.

Who is your hero?

Jesus

Aside from basic necessities, what could you not go a day without (activity, person, thing etc)?

Coffee

What one luxury would you take with you on a deserted island?

Hammock

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Don’t rain on my parade

What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?

Jessica Alba

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Plátanos Maduro (sweet plantains) or fish 

At Poarch Thompson Law, Jenitza Castro’s immigration law practice involves removal and deportation defense including asylum and U Visa cases. She believes that every person deserves a complete, competent defense and works diligently to protect Poarch Thompson Law’s clients. Jenitza is humbled when she has the opportunity to raise her voice to support those who are voiceless. 

Before joining Poarch Thompson Law, Jenitza worked as a Government Relations Coordinator with Jubilee Campaign USA, a non-profit organization that exposed human rights abuses. Through the organization’s consultative status with the United Nations, she advocated on behalf of women, children, refugees, and individuals incarcerated for their peaceful expression of their faith in countries abroad. While working for Jubilee, she promoted their programs and projects with the US Congress, the US Senate, and the Department of State and participated in Congressional Hearings and Briefings.

Though Jenitza was born in Pennsylvania, she grew up in Puerto Rico. Eventually, she moved back to mainland USA to finish her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Eager to learn more about the justice system, she moved to Virginia to pursue a Master of Arts in National Security Law and later completed a degree in law school at Regent University School of Law.

Jenitza has worked with a number of diverse, international populations, and has spent significant time abroad visiting, studying, or working. She taught in China, worked on anti-human trafficking initiatives in Indonesia and Singapore, and spent a summer studying criminal justice in Oxford, England. Jenitza finds inspiration and passion from reading, discussing philosophy with her husband, and being active in her church. In her free time, Jenitza enjoys traveling, singing, and playing the guitar. She currently lives in Roanoke, VA, with her husband, Chris. *Practice limited to US immigration law.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Regent University School of Law, May 2018

  • Masters of Arts in Law and National Security, Regent University School of Law, May 2015

  • Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice (Minor in Philosophy) University of Massachusetts Boston,  Cum laude, May 2012

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