Manuela Morais is the Principal of the Law Offices of Manuela Morais, LLC, a firm specializing exclusively in the area of United States immigration and nationality law. She represents corporate clients, their employees, and individuals before federal governmental agencies, including the United State Citizenship and Immigration Service, the United States Department of Labor, and the United States Department of State. Clients range from small, start-up operations to multi-national corporations. Manuela has represented firms in the automotive, engineering, healthcare, manufacturing, service, and technology industries.
She oversees an office of two attorneys and one paralegal from the main office in Moorestown, New Jersey, with a satellite office located in Center City Philadelphia.
Hailing from Portugal, Manuela possesses a unique global perspective. Manuela graduated from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, in 1993, and earned her J.D. at the Widener University School of Law in 1999.
She is licensed as a practicing attorney in New Jersey and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Burlington County Bar Association.
Prior to founding her own law firm, Manuela was Of-Counsel and responsible for the management of the Immigration Practice at Blank Rome LLP as well as an Associate in the Immigration Practice at Pepper Hamilton LLP. She also served as a congressional aide to The Honorable Robert E. Andrews of New Jersey.
Manuela speaks English and Portuguese.
Kimberly Bennett is an Associate and helps clients with immigration matters at the Law Offices of Manuela Morais. She provides legal services for businesses in the areas of employment, travel, and related areas. She also helps individuals that need legal assistance with family matters, naturalization, and waivers.
Kimberly knew she wanted to be an immigration attorney before she began law school. Her passion for working with immigrants began from her work experience at Consumer Health Coalition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was there where she helped immigrant parents navigate the public healthcare system for their children who were citizens of the United States. Kimberly also worked with many immigrant workers as a law clerk with Community Justice Project. Through this non-profit organization, she helped clients file wage claims against employers who committed wage theft, peonage, debt bondage, and otherwise wrongfully withheld pay. In addition, Kimberly worked at the University of Pittsburgh’s Immigration Law Clinic. She spent countless hours representing clients with their cases, many of which were asylum claims for unaccompanied minors.
Kimberly has won numerous fellowships and awards for her commitment to workers' rights, public interest, and the study of language and culture. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship given to law students dedicated to labor and employment issues and public service. She is also a two-time recipient of the highly regarded U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship. She is the first person from outside of Philadelphia to receive The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship awarded by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania.
Kimberly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2015. She is licensed as a practicing attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kimberly speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Beth Ann Terrinoni is the Senior Immigration Paralegal at the Law Offices of Manuela Morais.