Ms. Escalante’s practice focuses on federal immigration matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration Courts. She provides quality legal services in a full range of Immigration and nationality law matters. Practice areas include: family visas, consular processing, adjustment of status, naturalization and citizenship, green cards, removal of conditions, deferred action, employment authorization, advanced parole, and waivers of inadmissibility.
J.D., CUNY School of Law, 2001
B.S., Rutgers University, Rutgers College, 1994
Double Major: Administration of Justice; Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2005
Ms. Escalante began her legal career as a bilingual intern investigator who interviewed defendants prior to their bail arraignments at the Essex County Public Defender’s Office, Central Judicial Processing Court, in Newark, New Jersey. From 1994-1998, Ms. Escalante worked as a legal assistant for a reputable personal injury law firm in Hoboken, New Jersey. She assisted in cases involving the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability. Ms. Escalante ultimately became a law clerk for the firm’s liability department from 1998-2000.
While in law school, Ms. Escalante was accepted into the prestigious Summer Honors Intern Program for the New York City Law Department, Medical Malpractice Unit. In 2001, Ms. Escalante went on to become an Assistant Corporation Counsel (ACC) in the Law Department’s Torts Division. Ms. Escalante handled matters involving city agencies including the Department of Transportation, Board of Education, and New York City Police Department. As an ACC, Ms. Escalante handled depositions on a weekly basis as well as a heavy load of pre-trial motion work. Assigned to Part 20 of the New York State Kings County Supreme Court, Ms. Escalante regularly appeared before the Honorable James W. Hutcherson for pre-trial conferences, compliance conferences, and oral arguments.
Ms. Escalante practiced plaintiff’s personal injury matters in Phoenix, Arizona for the Law Office of Sara J. Powell from 2003-2004. Her focus was on complex litigation matters involving victims of crimes including women and children who were sexually abused or assaulted. From 2005-2007, Ms. Escalante served as a legal liaison for a remediation construction company who was part of a large class action settlement agreement involving damages caused by external water intrusion and mold. Her personable and amicable nature assisted in dispute resolution and the successful completion of the remediation of over 3000 homes. Ms. Escalante also worked as a research attorney for a personal injury firm in Austin, Texas from 2008-2009. In 2009, Ms. Escalante joined a New York immigration firm as Of Counsel working on family based immigration cases. Thereafter, Ms. Escalante became the founder and principal immigration attorney of the Law Office of Marisol L. Escalante, in Baltimore, Maryland from 2010-2013.
Presently, as a member of Silverman Thompson, Ms. Escalante continues her immigration practice and brings to the firm a wealth of legal experience and expertise. She concentrates solely on federal immigration matters with a focus on family based cases. As a fully bilingual Spanish speaking attorney, her clients receive personal attention and quality legal representation. Ms. Escalante is licensed to practice before Immigration Courts and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- 1993 Bilingual Intern Investigator, Essex County Public Defender’s Office, CJP Court, Newark, NJ
- 2000 Summer Honors Intern, New York City Law Department, Medical Malpractice Unit, New York, NY
- 2001-2002 Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, Torts Division, Brooklyn, NY
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2011