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Kiomeiry Csépes, Esq., is the owner and managing attorney at Csépes Law Offices in Trenton, New Jersey. Her practice focuses on assisting clients from various parts of the world with their immigration and family law matters. Kiomeiry began her legal career in 1999, as a family law paralegal where she assisted countless of families navigate the Court system and equitably resolve their legal issues. She is well versed in the area of family law and carries this invaluable experience and dedication to her family law clients today.
Her personal background has also given her great appreciation for the immigrant experience and perspective. She was born in Puerto Rico and only speaking Spanish migrated to New Jersey with her mother at a young age. Her father was born into impoverished circumstances and immigrated to the United States from Hungary. With such a foundation, Kiomeiry was raised to admire the immigrant experience and American dream. Her own family’s history and intimate experience with immigration exposed her to a wide range of migratory issues affecting families. While her background is unique to her, Kiomeiry has always found great similarities to her clients. She has created her own immigrant stories, as she spends time abroad, meeting and speaking with people from all over the world.
In 2013, Kiomeiry spearheaded the creation of the Carmen M. Garcia Bright Futures Award, which is given to a Camden City college-bound high school student every year. As a law student at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Kiomeiry served as President of Alianza, as a student teacher for the Street Law Program, and participated in the inaugural class of the Immigrant Justice Clinic.
Kiomeiry has made it a personal goal to dedicate much of her time to helping the immigrant community. She routinely participates in volunteer activities such as Citizenship Drives and Know Your Rights Workshops. She further provides pro-bono and low-bono representation to families and children of low-income circumstances. She also participates in panels at various schools encouraging students to become leaders and purse a career in law. Kiomeiry serves as a Mentor with Rutgers School of Law’s Minority Student Program.
Additionally, Kiomeiry currently serves as the Mercer County Liaison for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, as a New Jersey Delegate and Chair of the Family Law Committee for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is further an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Mercer County Bar Association and on several committees for the Rutgers Alumni for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Building in the Law (RADICAL). She also participates with the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court.
Most recently Kiomeiry was awarded the Service to the Community Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division; the Defender of Justice Award from the Rutgers School of Law’s Latino-Student Association; and the New Leaders of the Bar Award from the New Jersey Law Journal.
Kiomeiry is admitted to practice in New Jersey, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and Federal Immigration Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. She is also the proud mother of two children, Tristan and Zuri.
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