Attorney: Rolando N. Ruano
Rolando N. Ruano is an associate attorney at Barrera Legal Group. Rolando was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, but moved to Salt Lake City, Utah at age seven. He graduated from Kearns High School in Kearns Utah in 1998. Rolando worked in sales, customer service, and held various management corporate positions where he gained important life experience in his field of work. Rolando decided to return to school in the fall of 2013 and fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a licensed attorney. Rolando earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Utah in 2016, and a Juris Doctorate from Concordia University School of law in 2019.
As a first-generation immigrant, Rolando understands what it means to live the immigrant experience in a foreign land, and the value of helping others succeed in this country. While in law school, Rolando interned at Andrade Legal, (currently Immigrant Justice Idaho) Where he solidified his passion for helping the Immigrant community navigate through the immigration legal system. Rolando participated in the Concordia Law School Immigration clinic that specialized in helping asylum seekers present their cases before the immigration courts. In 2018, Rolando was selected to become a summer intern at the ACLU of Idaho where he worked on numerous cases that deeply impact the people of Idaho.
His desire to help others, and his passion to help the immigrant community makes him a great fit at Barrera Legal Group. Rolando enjoys spending time with his family, helping coach his sons’ wrestling team, and Latin dancing with his wife.
Office Manager: Yanita Barrera
Yanita is the firm’s head paralegal and office manager. Yanita understands the legal and personal issues immigrants faced based on her history of being a native of Bogota Colombia, attending the University of La Gran Colombia to become an attorney and eventually adjusting her status to Legal Permanent Resident and becoming a United States Citizen. Her experience includes Removal Proceeding filings, applications before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and processes in foreign consulates around the world including Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Visas.
About Barrera Legal Group
Having a legal issue is generally an unpleasant experience. It may mean that you have been hurt, injured or wronged in some way. Barrera Legal Group understands how confused you may be feeling, and I am here to protect your rights and to fight in your corner. You don’t have to suffer in silence if the law is on your side.
Barrera Legal Group will provide you with an initial consultation to see if and how I can serve your interests. Legal cases (and even just the language) can be complicated and intimidating. I will guide you through every step of your case, keeping you right up to date, making sure you understand exactly what is going on, and advising you on every decision that needs to be made. Barrera Legal Group keeps you involved and at the very center of my attention. I am here to serve you and am proud to have been protecting the rights of the people of Freeport since 2000. Call today and schedule a free consultation.