ABOUT ROSANNA BERARDI

Meet Rosanna

Rosanna Berardi is the Managing Partner of Berardi Immigration Law – an award winning law firm located just minutes from one of the busiest ports-of-entry on the U.S./Canadian border. Former INS inspector turned immigration attorney, Rosanna has witnessed the complexities of the U.S. immigration system from all sides. She has first-hand experience working with the government agencies that carry out immigration policy and first-rate knowledge of the law that governs.

As a professional, Rosanna’s goal is to identify existing and emerging trends in the law and policies of U.S. immigration. In doing so, she is regularly featured in both the national and local media. She has been published in numerous publications including: Forbes, the LA Times, the Huffington Post, Buffalo Business First, Lawyers Weekly, ComputerWorld, Time Warner Cable News, and the Buffalo Law Journal. She is frequently featured on television and radio stations including: WBEN, Channel 4, Time Warner Cable News, Newstalk 1010, and News Talk 770. She also participates in speaking engagements at universities, colleges, and professional conferences.

Despite being the Managing Partner of a robust practice, Rosanna still believes that balance is key. She never skimps on time with her son, Salvatore, and husband, Jack. She also enjoys planning vacations and parties, reading, and scrapbooking.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 1994

Her Story

Rosanna began her career at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. While attending law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, she worked as an Inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). She quickly climbed the ranks and was eventually hired as a full-time trial attorney at the New York City Office. Following her time in New York, she came back to Buffalo and took a job at her alma mater at the University at Buffalo. There, she worked as immigration counsel before entering private practice in 1998. Then in 2005, she did the unthinkable: she left a highly-coveted big-firm job to hang a shingle for herself in the legal world. Starting with only one client in a tiny Buffalo apartment, Rosanna founded Berardi Immigration Law. Since then, she has used her unique experience and expertise to grow her business into an award-winning and multinational immigration law firm.

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Customs & Border Protection Liaison Committee – Chairperson
  • The American Chamber of Commerce – Peel-Halton-Niagara Region — Director
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Women’s Business Center at Canisius College – Forum Advisory Group
  • Admitted to practice in New York. Member of the Bars of New Jersey and District of Columbia
  • Member, New York State Committee on Women in the Law
  • Steering Committee Member, Women-Owned Law

ACCOLADES

ROSANNA'S HISTORY

2016
Berardi Immigration Law was certified as a Women-Owned Business by the State of New York (WBE)
2013
Opened our office in London, England & moved headquarters to bigger office at 2300 Wehrle Drive
2012
Established Visa Services department
2009
Moved into our first headquarters in Buffalo, New York
2008
Berardi Immigration Law is announced
2008
Law Office of Rosanna Berardi, P.C. is founded

A RELIABLE SOURCE

Rosanna Berardi is a trusted and reliable source for all things immigration!

Rosanna Berardi has worked in the field of immigration for more than 25 years. Rosanna has experience as a former Immigration Inspector with INS, a trial attorney, an immigration associate with Buffalo’s largest law firm, and now as the Managing Partner and Founder of her own immigration law firm, Berardi Immigration Law. Given her depth of immigration knowledge, Rosanna has been interviewed by such news sources as the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, and the National Post.