Our Staff 2021

Svetlana J. Schreiber, Esq. Immigration Lawyer

Svetlana J. Schreiber, Esq.

Ms. Svetlana Schreiber was born in Romania. She came to the US when she was 12 years old and spent the next decade in New Jersey where she obtained her BA in comparative literature from Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ in 1973 (where she was president of her class for two years).

She was admitted to a PhD program at Rutgers University which she commenced in 1973, but then marriage caused her to move to Ohio where she completed a MA degree in the same subject at Kent State University, where among other things, she taught a course in Romanian.

She attended John Marshall Law School at Cleveland State University and received a J.D. in 1981. She has been in private practice since that time, specializing in domestic relations, personal injury, worker compensation and social security cases. The firm also handles Constitutional work, specifically First Amendament litigation, discrimination, police and government misconduct and major criminal cases.

Since 1990, Ms. Schreiber has become the primary attorney for the extensive Romanian community, being one of the few lawyers in the country to speak Romanian fluently. As a result of her involvement with the Romanian community she expanded her practice to include immigration law.

She is a member of AILA (Association of Immigration Lawyers), of its Ohio Chapter, of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association where she is also admitted to practice.

An article in the New York Times describing the plight of Romanian stowaways who were incarcerated in Elizabeth New Jersey, drew her attention and caused her to organize a multi state effort to bring legal help to these asylum seekers. She was fortunate to elicit the help of Bishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church and of Armand Scala of the Romanian American organization known as CORA and throughout 1985 -1986, she devoted much of her time, pro bono, to successfully litigate on behalf of these young men and women. She subsequently became a member of CORA (Congress of Romanian Americans). She is currently the acting Chairperson of the Cleveland Chapter of the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce.

She is married and resides in Cleveland Hts., Ohio and has two grown sons both living in New York City. Since 1986 Ms. Schreiber was heavily involved with the ClevelandPublic Theatre where she sat on the Board of Directors for fourteen years. The recent addition of grandson Tobias has enriched her life immeasurably.

Contact Information: svetlana@immigration-greencards.com

Tom Gilbert Immigration Lawyer

Tom Gilbert

Tom is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Tom finished Master Degree programs in International Political Economy and Development, and Economics at Fordham University in New York City.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Tom attended the Pennsylvania State University, earning bachelor degrees in both economics and international relations. Tom is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cleveland Bar Association.

Tom was recently named to the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's, LLM in global and US legal studies advisory board.

Contact Information: tom@immigration-greencards.com

Madeline Jack, J.D. Immigration Lawyer

Madeline Jack

Originally from Minnesota, Madeline is a 2015 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. While at law school Madeline worked at a legal aid clinic for refugees in Kampala, Uganda, externed at Legal Aid of Cleveland, and clerked at the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Cleveland. During her 3L year Madeline interned at the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic at Case Western where she represented asylum seekers in Immigration Court and volunteered to help detained women and children through AILA’s CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas. She plans to focus her legal career on immigration and human rights work.

Contact Information: madeline@immigration-greencards.com

  • Carmen Rivera

  • Cultural Background : Puerto Rican
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Other Information: I have 4 years of experience working in an Immigration Law firm and 3 years of experience working in a Criminal Law firm.
  • Contact Information: carmen@immigration-greencards.com

  • Reanad Marzouk

  • Cultural Background: Arab- American (Palestinian)
  • Education: I received my M.A. in Consumer Industrial Research Psychology with honors. I also received bachelor degrees in Psychology and Anthropology (with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology) and I graduated sum cum laude.
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Other Information: I am a first generation Muslim, Arab-American of Palestinian heritage. I am the first in my family to receive a college education and degree. I am the eldest of five children. I live with my family and three cats in Lakewood, OH, which has recently been ranked by Business Week has the best city in Ohio to raise children. I am quite proud of my diversity and I love my unique, lively culture. I would like to go back to college one day and get a PhD in Cultural Anthropology.
  • Contact Information: reanad@immigration-greencards.com

  • Vivian Gambino-Holly

  • Vivian has worked in the area of immigration for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in Home Land Security. Also, a degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Application Software. Her specialty is F-1 Student visas, Family Petitions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as U and T visas.
  • Contact Information: vivian@immigration-greencards.com

Adela Alla
  • Adela Alla

  • Nationality: first generation American, whose parents immigrated from Albania
  • Education: Attending John Carroll University and majoring in Sociology and Criminology
  • Languages: Albanian, English and conversational in Spanish
  • Other Information: Adela is a first generation American, whose parents immigrated from Albania. She is fluent is Albanian, English and conversational in Spanish. Adela is currently attending John Carroll University and majoring in Sociology and Criminology. Hobbies include traveling to different countries and learn about their culture.
  • Contact Information: adela@immigration-greencards.com

Zeynoon R. Elassal
  • Zeynoon R. Elassal

  • Nationality: First generation American and the son of Lebanese immigrants
  • Education: Studyied Philosophy and Film at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Languages: English and Arabic
  • Other Information: First generation American and the son of Lebanese immigrants, Zeynoon is a fluent English and Arabic speaker who has keen insight into some of the challenges faced by immigrants. Studyied Philosophy and Film at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland Institute of Art. In his free time, Zeynoon loves producing video work, spending quality time with his friends and family, and trying new foods. He is currently working on the perfect ketogenic pancake, and swears he’s “Almost got it!”
  • Contact Information: zeynoon@immigration-greencards.com

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