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Cristal Cruz


Cristal Cruz is an immigration paralegal at Valverde Law. Her family is from Mexico, and she grew up in nearby Chesapeake, Virginia.  Prior to working at Valverde Law, she worked for several years as a legal assistant at the law firm of Valverde & Rowell PC.  Ms. Cruz is fluent in Spanish.




Cecilia “Ceci” Pancho

Customer Relations Manager

Ms. Cecilia Pancho, affectionately known as “Ceci”, is a Customer Relations Specialist at Valverde Law.  She has extensive experience in customer service from working in the banking and restaurant industries. Ceci hails from Ayacucho, Perú and is fluent in Spanish.




Lourenne Desravines

Legal Assistant

Lourenne Desravines is an Intake Specialist hailing from New York. Her family  is  from the Dominican Republic and she is fluent in Spanish. Prior to working at Valverde Law she was an administrative assistant at a personal injury firm. Different facets of law interest Lourenne and she enjoys now working in immigration law. 





Nyah Chisolm 

Legal Assistant

Nyah Chisolm is a Legal Assistant from the Hampton Roads area. She is currently attending Old Dominion University. In high school Nyah was an honors student, captain of her basketball team, and a state champion in track.





Sierra Curney

Administrative Assistant

Sierra Curney is an Administrative Assistant at Valverde Law who grew up in Virginia Beach and is fluent in Spanish. Prior to working at Valverde Law, she was a Legislative Aide for the Virginia Beach City Council. She is a recent graduate from Virginia Wesleyan University, where she studied abroad in Spain, and is currently getting a Masters in Human Rights Practice.



Graciela Ayala

 Administrative Assistant

Graciela Ayala works at Valverde Law as an administrative assistant. First-generation Mexican-American from Atlanta, GA. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity with a minor in Computer Science at Old Dominion University. As of right now, she has multiple certifications. The most recent ones are the Certified Medical Interpreter and Google Cybersecurity Certificates. She worked in the restaurant business for many years before joining Valverde Law Firm. She is learning Italian and is fluent in Spanish.