Karenina graduated from Temple Law in January 2013 and obtained her license to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that same year. She first worked at the boutique immigration firm Corpuz & Archambeault, where she practiced both immigration and family law. She opened her practice in the heart of South Philadelphia in January 2015.
Karenina grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Her father, a small town doctor, taught her everything she knows about being client-centered and truly listening for how she can be of service to each of her clients. Her mother, who is from Guadalajara, Mexico, taught her how to care about people and to genuinely contribute to their lives.
As a psychology student at Haverford College, Karenina developed her interest in social justice and worked at a school for underprivileged children in Bangalore, India. She also perfected her Spanish skills while studying in Madrid, Spain. Karenina frequently visits her family in Mexico and has done service work in El Salvador.
Before law school Karenina worked for two years as a Family Law Paralegal at Philadelphia Legal Assistance handling protection from abuse, custody and child support cases for domestic violence survivors. Throughout her law school career Karenina worked at numerous organizations, including Nationalities Service Center, HIAS, and the Solicitor’s Office of the City of Philadelphia. She continues to volunteer for PhillyVIP.
Karenina is a respected member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Prestigious Ciprianni Inn of Court, where she works closely with family law judges, masters and lawyers to improve the quality of our family court system.
This year Karenina co-founded the South Philly Latino Business Community, an organization that seeks to connect local business owners with the resources they need to succeed. She is also on the Board of The 5th Square, an organization that promotes smart urban planning and livability for all Philadelphians.
The Law Office of Karenina Wolff, Esq. has successfully handled numerous divorce, child custody, child support, protection from abuse and dependency cases. Offering client-oriented services, Karenina works with you to reach your goals for you and your family. Karenina understands that dealing with family law issues is not easy and strives to make the process as empowering as possible for you.
Karenina has successfully handled numerous immigration cases, particularly family-based applications, such as those based on marriage or for people seeking to bring family members to the United States. She has also successfully handled numerous applications for Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS), U Visa (for victims of crime), VAWA (for victims of domestic violence), asylum, citizenship and deferred action (DACA) applications. She has successfully represented many immigrants in their removal (deportation) defense cases.
As the co-founder of the South Philly Latino Business Community, Karenina appreciates the vital role that small businesses play in our local economy. She understands that a business is only as strong as its foundation and to that end works with small businesses to draft quality contracts on which they and their business partners can rely for years to come. She also advises businesses about their options and connects them to the resources they need.
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