Growing up in New York City surrounded by people from many cultural backgrounds gave Founder and Principal Attorney, Teresa M. Woods Peña the drive to travel and understand the world. Following her passion, she listened to the stories of migrants and refugees and followed them to their roots. She has lived and worked on six of the seven continents. Upon her return to New York City, Ms. Woods Peña continued to serve immigrant communities as an immigration attorney. After over a decade of experience as a practicing immigration attorney honing her skills, she has founded Woods Law Group, P.C.
Being in New York City also means being surrounded by enormous talent and innovation. Having a passion for the arts and entrepreneurship, Ms. Woods Peña has chosen to put her skills to work to serve artists and innovators. This exciting intersection of her passion and expertise is what makes the launch of Woods Law Group so revolutionary. She brings an exceptional level of enthusiasm, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes this law firm the holistic solution for creative clients.
Teresa M. Woods PEÑA, Esq.
Teresa Woods Peña is an immigration attorney whose work has focused on applications before USCIS. For the past seventeen years, she has zealously advocated for clients seeking to remain in the United States. She has also appeared in immigration court on behalf of clients in removal proceedings and successfully litigated their cases. She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has taught Asylum and Refugee Law at Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School. She now continues representing artists and innovators looking to make the United States their home.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY, CARDOZO LAW LLM, 2017
ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor, 2002
PURCHASE COLLEGE B.A., Spanish Language & Culture, 1997