Ismael Iniguez

Ismael Iniguez is an Associate Attorney at the Franco Law Group.  He was born in The Bronx to immigrant parents from Ecuador.  His father, a musician, had always aspired to live around NYC’s vibrant culture and decided to chase his dream.  Ismael’s mother joined him shortly thereafter. Ismael grew up bilingual in English and Spanish, and in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country: Ridgewood, Queens.  His exposure to an array of populations, and the moral standards under which his parents raised him, allowed him to develop a passion for helping people in the community, thus, pursuing a career in that very aspect.  

Ismael attended Penn State University after earning several scholarships. During his time in college, he remained stayed involved in athletic and academic endeavors by being part of different sports teams, and becoming a member of Hispanic Business Society.  Ismael graduated in 2008 with a BA in communications arts and sciences.

During the peak of the financial crisis, the lack of employment opportunities in communications led Ismael to a job at an immigration law firm. Ismael’s passion for the immigrant story was always present, however, as a first-generation immigrant, a law degree always seemed out of reach.  Once he began working at his first immigration law firm, he became inspired and driven to obtain his JD.

Ismael attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego, CA.  During law school, Ismael participated in many prestigious programs including mock trial and arbitration groups.  Ismael became president of the Immigration Law Society. Upon graduating, Ismael searched for an immigration law firm to continue fueling his passion.

Ismael began working at The Law Offices of Carla Aviles, a small law firm in Queens.  He then made the move to the non-profit sector, taking a job at Catholic Charities of New York as part of a designated team that focused on helping unaccompanied minors at the border.  This experience helped shape Ismael as a litigator. Moving back to the West Coast, Ismael was thrilled to find the Franco Law Group.


Memberships

State Bar of New York

State Bar of New Jersey