Giovanni Diaz, Esq.
Giovanni Diaz is a native of Marietta, Georgia from a Cuban family. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State University. His college experience was less about the classroom and more about experiential learning through expeditions to other countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, and Brazil. This “wandering” period allowed him to develop a unique and well-rounded worldview. He obtained his Law Degree from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.
As an attorney, Diaz has handled hundreds of deportation proceedings, including master hearings, bond hearings, and individual hearings. His strong working relationships with immigration judges, ICE officials, and government attorneys help him get a favorable outcome for his clients.
Diaz is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which promotes continual learning and professional development for its members.
As a strong supporter of various non-profit organizations in the Atlanta community, Diaz finds himself often playing soccer to benefit a local organization or volunteering his time speaking at events for the community or colleagues.
Zachary Gaeta, Esq.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gaeta earned his law degree at Hamline Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. At the University of Georgia, Gaeta double majored in Philosophy and Spanish. His passion to lead gravitated him toward leadership roles, including serving as President of the Latino Law Student Association and elected representative for student body government.
Gaeta served as a prosecutor with the Clayton County Solicitor General’s office and now uses his unique prosecution experience to help defend his clients in criminal and family law, and represent the injured in personal injury cases.
Gaeta is an active member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA) and Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (GACDL) where he has tutored continuing legal education for other attorneys.
In addition to being barred in state courts around Georgia, Gaeta is also barred in the Georgia Appeals Court, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Federal District Courts of North Georgia and Middle Georgia.
Outside the courtroom, Gaeta is an avid traveler. He enjoys getting to know and experience other cultures and countries around the world.
Jessica Calmes, Esq.
Jessie Calmes grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before moving to Atlanta, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science at Agnes Scott College, with a focus on U.S.-Latin American relations. She then earned her law degree at Georgia State University. During law school, Jessie focused on representing indigent clients at various public defenders offices throughout metro Atlanta before graduating and expanding her focus to immigration law.
As an attorney, Jessie has represented hundreds of clients before immigration courts and USCIS offices across the United States. She has also continued her criminal law work, appearing in courts throughout the state of Georgia in both pre- and post-conviction cases. Jessie is a passionate advocate and is dedicated to helping her clients change their lives for the better.
Jessie is a member of and has presented as a panelist for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Gabriela Picazo is originally from Puerto Rico and raised in Florida. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology.
She is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at Georgia State University College of Law and will graduate with honors in December 2021.
Picazo has experience interning at immigration and personal injury law firms, as well as the public defender’s office. Upon graduation, she plans to practice immigration law and criminal defense. In her spare time, Picazo enjoys traveling, watching live performances, and spending time with family and friends.
Silvia was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and International Trade. In 2001, Gonzalez came to the United States and decided to call it home. In 2010, she began her career as a paralegal supporting attorneys in different areas of the law, including civil law, criminal law, and family law.
Since joining the Diaz & Gaeta team in 2019, Silvia has served as a criminal defense paralegal. She is passionate about her role, which brings her great personal and professional satisfaction for being able to help defend clients’ rights. Gonzalez truly enjoys being part of clients’ success stories.
In her spare time, she loves working out, doing outdoor activities, traveling, and enjoying time with her friends.
Family Law Paralegal
Originally from Southside Chicago, Barbara Fernandez started her career working as a secretary and translator for various attorneys during the first amnesty.
In 1998, Fernandez and her family moved to Georgia where she began her work with law enforcement in various agencies, including police departments in Chamblee, Morrow, Conyers, Riverdale, and Rockdale County 911.
Like the hardworking Latina that she is, Fernandez provided for her family working simultaneously another full-time job at Dekalb County State Court Clerk’s office, Dekalb County Solicitor General’s Office, and Clayton County District Attorney’s Office where all translations relied on her, aside from her regular duties.
During her ten years at Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Fernandez worked her way up to Supervisor of the Victim Witness Assistance Division and achieved her Georgia P.O.S.T Instructor Certification.
When not working, Fernandez enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson.
Her work at Diaz & Gaeta brings joy to her life because she witnesses how the impossible becomes possible for the clients. Fernandez looks forward to seeing D&G continue to grow as a premier law firm.
Pamela Diaz was born and raised in Queens, NY by Honduran parents. She earned her Paralegal Certification from The City University of New York and her Associates in Social Sciences and Humanities.
Her career in the law field started when she was 19 as a translator for Attorney Steven F. Pugliese. Once Diaz completed her Paralegal Certification, she got promoted to Immigration and Criminal Defense Paralegal. She worked with Attorney Pugliese for nine years while concurrently freelancing with other attorneys. Diaz has extensive experience assisting attorneys on murder trials, immigration courts, and civil litigations.
Being a paralegal is a rewarding career for Diaz because she can help people in their time of need. She values her ability to make a difference in someone’s life. One of the most exciting things about her role is knowing that no day will ever be the same as a paralegal. She thrives on knowing that there is always a new task, a new client, and new research to be conducted.
In September of 2020, Diaz moved to Georgia to grow in all aspects of her life, particularly in her career. Her short-term goal is to finish her bachelor’s degree and then pursue law school. Her long-term goal is to become an attorney.
Born in Mexico, Valeria Castrejon was raised in the United States from a very young age. With her main language being Spanish, she is fully bilingual.
In 2014, Castrejon began her career working as an immigration paralegal. She obtained her Paralegal Certification from the University of Georgia, where she has also completed courses on American Sign Language.
For Castrejon, being able to help others is the best part of her job at Diaz & Gaeta Law. She wants to continue helping others and learning more about immigration laws which are constantly changing.
Miluska Delgado was born and raised in Peru and moved to Miami in 2005. She completed her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies American Bar Association Approved at Miami Dade College in 2013. Delgado moved to Georgia in 2013 and has worked as an Immigration Paralegal ever since.
In 2020, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and English as Second Language (ESL) from Georgia State University. She is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks conversational Portuguese.
Delgado has experience in removal proceedings for detained and non-detained people, as well as U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services applications. She loves her job and enjoys helping others. In the future, she plans on focusing efforts to teach English to immigrants.
Delgado loves spending time with her family and pets. She enjoys nature, traveling, and reading.
Armando Maya was born in Illinois and raised in Georgia. In May 2016, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Public Relations.
Maya joined the Diaz & Gaeta Law team in July 2020. Before this, he worked as a junior paralegal at a family law firm in Brookhaven. He is passionate about helping clients and always strives to lend a helping hand to the team.
Outside of his work life, Maya enjoys organizing, reading, watching TV shows and movies, and spending time with his puppy, Bleu – which includes long walks and a good game of fetch. In the near future, Maya plans on learning to sail and continue his French studies abroad.
Personal Injury Paralegal
Nancy A. Cambert
Nancy A Crambert is a Spanish interpreter and certified paralegal who joined Diaz & Gaeta in 2018. As an undergraduate student, she studied history. As a graduate student, she studied organizational development. After graduating, Crambert returned to school to become a certified paralegal.
Since becoming an interpreter and certified paralegal, she has worked in Hawaii, California, and Georgia. While working in the legal field, she has handled legal matters involving personal injury, construction law, contract law, family law, and international law.
During her spare time, Cambert enjoys being involved in her children’s school-related activities, as well as spending time with her husband and golden retrievers. Cambert intends to retake the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and once she is ready to retire, she plans to go back to her native country, Costa Rica.
Personal Injury Paralegal
Michael Stepp was born in Panama City, Panama, and moved to Georgia at the young age of five.
Stepp served five years in the United States Navy directing aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
After his service, he obtained his Associate’s Degree in Criminology from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Throughout most of his career, he has focused on worker’s compensation cases. Over the last year, his specialization has been personal injury law.
His work at Diaz & Gaeta Law is rewarding based on the satisfaction he gets to see in his clients when the case is closed.
Outside of work, Stepp enjoys spending time with his dog and friends. He most likely found outdoors hiking, at the lake or beach, or cooking out. After the pandemia, Stepp plans on catching up on traveling.
From a Cuban family, Kajsa Garcia was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She now carries proudly both, Swedish and Cuban cultures.
Garcia is currently a student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.
Since the age of 14, Garcia has been working. First at a grocery store, and then spent seven years waitressing. These experiences have formed a tremendous work ethic as part of her values. She recognizes her time at Diaz & Gaeta Law as one of the most rewarding and educative jobs in her career already. She is learning hands-on, surrounded by a great team of intellectuals.
When not studying or working, Garcia enjoys spending her time cooking and with her loved ones, particularly traveling.
After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, Garcia will potentially pursue a career in law.
Director of Marketing
Daniela Cintron was born and raised in Hidalgo, Mexico, and moved to the United States in 1999. With an international scholarship, she was able to obtain a Mass Communications degree at Piedmont University. After spending several years as a journalist and correspondent for media outlets including CNN en Español, Cintron transitioned to marketing and advertising helping brands target minorities in various markets.
In 2016, Cintron joined NBC Universal and worked on marketing strategies for NBC and Telemundo owned-stations in New York City and San Diego before moving back to Atlanta.
Currently enrolled at Harvard University continuing her education as Digital Storyteller, Cintron is passionate about connecting with the community and always bringing value, creating authentic engagement, and maintaining relationships through marketing efforts.
As a strong advocate for diversity and equality, Cintron shares the mission and values of Diaz & Gaeta Law, which brings great meaning to the work she does.
Born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Mayra Garcia moved to the United States in 1997. In 2013, she started working as a legal assistant processing different U.S. Citizenship and Immigration System applications, specializing in the process of the Employment Authorization Documents.
In October 2020, Garcia joined the Diaz & Gaeta Law team. After dedicating the last eight years working in immigration law, Garcia focuses on continuing to learn and help the community to the best of her abilities.
Marcela Castro Gomez
Born and raised in El Salvador, Marcela Castro moved to Georgia in 2014.
For several years, Castro has worked in legal offices helping the community during their immigration processes. She has extensive experience with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services applications, including Employment Authorization Documents.
The greatest joy in her work is the ability to help the community and their families achieve their dreams.
Castro joined Diaz & Gaeta Law in November 2020, and her goal is to continue to learn and develop in the immigration law field.