Every now and then a law practice gets lucky and finds the Law Clerk of their dreams; a Law Clerk who is organized, who can anticipate her attorneys’ needs, and who always has a sunny disposition while staying strictly professional with clients. In 2019, Berardi Immigration Law was lucky enough to find such a Law Clerk, and her name is Erica Chiodo. After a grueling experience studying for the Bar Exam through a global pandemic, we are ecstatic that Erica Chiodo is now a permanent part of our team.
Erica soars in assisting our attorneys in preparing TN and L-1 petitions filed both with CBP and USCIS, O-1 and E-2 petitions, Nonimmigrant Waivers, Citizenship applications, and family-based green card filings, among other matters. She contributes excellent research to our team and helps our firm stay up-to-date on the latest (and constant) changes to our practice area.
Erica graduated from the State University at Buffalo Law School with a concentration in International Law in May 2020. During law school, Erica held many esteemed positions, including Executive Editor of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, a Teaching Fellow role, and membership in the Student Advisory Board for the Buffalo Human Rights Center. She has also served as an Immigration Extern at the Volunteer Lawyers Project and as an Intern with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo, the 30th Judicial Circuit Court, and with Michigan State Senator Geoff Hansen.
Previously, Erica graduated with honors from Michigan State University where she studied Political Science and Criminal Justice. During this time she was an active participant in a Prelaw Mentoring Program, was awarded the distinguished honor of Political Science Scholar, and also studied Political Science in the United Kingdom.