Areas We Serve

Areas We Serve

Proudly Serving NYC, Queens & Brooklyn

Obtaining an immigration visa, non-immigrant visa, or pursuing citizenship/naturalization are incredibly important matters that can greatly affect your life and your future. Successfully maintaining your immigrant status is just as vital to protecting the life and plans you have created. Any of these pursuits can be destroyed by the complication of a criminal charge or conviction. With the help of a criminal defense lawyer, however, you will have a seasoned professional fighting for your rights and helping you take the necessary actions to pursue a successful outcome.

When you are represented by The Portela Law Firm, P.C., you have the immense benefit of their extensive experience in both criminal and immigration law. This allows the comprehensive approach that is crucial to ensuring all relevant factors are accounted for and your case is addressed in the most strategic way possible.

The firm represents students, professional workers, blue collar workers, businesses, family members of U.S. residents, religious workers, investors and entrepreneurs and those seeking asylum in the following areas:

Immigration, Criminal Defense & Family Law

Immigration Law

Criminal Defense

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation

The firm's cases have been featured in the National Law Review, the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, the New York Jury Verdict Reporter and more. The founder of the firm, Manuel Portela, has appeared as a guest legal commentator on Court TV, WB WPIX, Channel 11 News and various television news reports. He is also a legal commentator on Spanish network television programs Minerva S.O.S., MicroInternational Television and Contacto. His background as an Assistant District Attorney includes extensive training and instruction in the Criminal Court Bureau, Early Case Assessment Bureau, Felony Investigations Bureau, Grand Jury Bureau, Appeals Bureau and the Supreme Court Bureau. This experience and that of the entire legal team grants them the ability to provide stellar legal representation and be of real help to their clients.

Contact The Portela Law Firm, P.C. today for help protecting your rights in any immigration, criminal, or family law matter.

  • Fluent in Spanish & English

  • Former Assistant District Attorney

  • Over 25 Years of Experience

  • Committed to Client Satisfaction

We Help Our Clients Win their Lives Back

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  • “He is a professional that takes both his clients and his reputation seriously”

    Mabel

  • “I had a Criminal case with Mr. Portela and this attorney saved my life”

    Francisco

  • “Carefully discussed all options with me”

    Former Client

  • “From the very beginning Mr. Portela was extremely helpful and courteous, and we have the greatest faith in his services, and we will not hesitate to utilize his firm in the future. By his excellent professional representation on our behalf, we continue to”

    Former Client

  • “He was able to answer all my many questions and assist me in going through the process”

    Former Client

  • “Serious and Reliable.”

    Manuel

  • “Manuel Portela is an excellent attorney”

    Jose

  • “I recommend Portella law his is a professional and experience lawyer”

    Pedro

  • “They really listen to you carefully and They have an excellent bilingual skills.”

    Evelio

  • “I highly recommend him as an Excellent Attorney and good friend”

    Brunilda

  • “Para mi primero Dios y despues el abogado Manuel Portela”

    Former Client

  • “Amazing results!!”

    Manuel Ovalles

  • “Highly qualified to handle commercial litigation disputes”

    M.P., Owner of a Commercial Insurance Brokerage Company - Former Client

  • “Excellent pricing, a friendly staff, the experience to answer all your questions”

    Timothy

  • “He is courteous, and professional”

    Lou