Attorneys of Cella & Associates, LLC
Joseph G. Cella, Esq., has been professionally involved in Immigration Law since 1989, practicing as a New Jersey Immigration Attorney since 1993. His Immigration Cases have been the subject of articles in many publications including The Herald News, and he has been published in the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Cella has given numerous lectures on various topics within the area of Immigration Law, and has taught various political and legal courses at New Jersey’s William Paterson University, including a Masters Degree Course in Political Asylum and International Human Rights Law.
Robert graduated from New York University, Stern School of Business in 2002, with a B.A. in Finance and Management. In 2011, he graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. While in law school, Robert held an internship position at the San Francisco Office of the District Attorney, where he drafted a variety of pre-trial motions. Robert is currently admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. After his admission to the bar in 2011, Robert worked for a New Jersey Municipal Law firm, representing defendants in a variety of NJ municipal courts. In 2012, Robert began working for a New York Immigration firm, handling a variety of Immigrant, “Green Card,” cases.
Katarina Long, Esq.
Katarina Long, Esq., received her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law with a concentration in immigration and international law. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in special education and psychology from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Katarina joined Cella & Associates, LLC, in early 2017 after practicing immigration and nationality law in the Boston area for five years. She has successfully represented hundreds of immigrants before immigration courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Board of Immigration Appeals, embassies and consulates abroad, and state and federal district courts. Katarina specializes in complex USCIS matters; waiver inadmissibility requests; humanitarian petitions such as affirmative asylum, VAWA, surrender, U visa and deferred action; removal defenses such as defensive asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status and prosecutorial discretion requests; post-removal remedies and motion practice. Being an immigrant herself, Katarina understands the agony of geographically dislocated family members and the challenges of starting a new life in the United States firsthand. This personal experience has made her a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who is willing to take the extra step in finding solutions for her clients’ problems. In her limited spare time, Katarina enjoys yoga and exploring new places and cultures with her husband, Nicholas.
Jai-Hong Park, Esq.
Of counsel to Cella & Associates, Mr. Jai-Hong Park is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Fluent in Korean and English, Mr. Park received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Pennsylvania and then simultaneously pursued his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden while earning his Master of Business Administration with Accounting and Finance Concentrations from Carnegie Mellon University – The Tepper School of Business. From there, he went on to finish his Master of Laws in Taxation from Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Park has experience working in Business Immigration Law including Non-Immigrant cases (i.e., H-1B, H-3, E-2, L-1, O-1, B-1/B-2, etc.) and Immigrant, “Green Card”, cases (PERM, NIW, EB1) and has represented both professional individual and corporate clients. In addition, Mr. Park’s other experience includes general litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy, personal injury, taxation, wills and estate planning.