Managing Attorney
Gloria Roa-Bodin

Born in New York, Gloria Roa Bodin is the president and managing attorney of the Law Offices of Gloria Roa Bodin, P.A., which has offices in Coral Gables , Fort Myers/Naples and Fort Pierce, Florida

She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she received her bachelor of arts in linguistics and, in 1976, her Juris Doctor degree from UCLA's School of Law .

Ms. Bodin has practiced immigration and nationality law since 1978 and is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and American Immigration Lawyers Association. Her area of expertise includes visas for extraordinary ability individuals, particularly professionals with advanced degrees and internationally acclaimed artists.

She has served on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Chapter of AILA and has lectured extensively as an authority on U.S. immigration and nationality law, on both radio and television. She has also written two books on the subject, Immigration Law for Paralegals and Learn Immigration in 24 Hours .


Nydia Gallego

Born in Cali, Colombia , Nydia Gallego received her Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the University of North Dakota, Grand Fork, in 1996. She is a member in good standing of the North Dakota Bar and the United States District Court for the Eight District.

In 1996, she was awarded the Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Public Service by the University of North Dakota Legal Aid Association . From 1997-2000, she worked with the Association, focusing in Social Security, landlord/tenant and family law, and maintained a part-time immigration law private practice.

Ms. Gallego has been an attorney of the Law Offices of Gloria Roa Bodin, P.A., since July 2001.


Legal Consultants

 Marilyn Dalocanog

Born in Cebu City , Philippines , Marilyn Dalocanog received her bachelor's of science degree in psychology from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines. She also completed units in master's in industrial psychology.

Ms. Dalocanog worked and participated for more than 12 years in advertising, marketing, and human resource management. She joined the Law Offices of Gloria Roa Bodin, P.A. as the human resource manager in 2005. Ms. Dalocanog specializes in Labor Certification and employment-based visa application. She speaks Tagalog and English.


 Cyril M. Filipinas

Born in Iligan City, Philippines, Cyril Filipinas received his bachelor's of science degree in information technology major in business software development from Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology in 2002.

Mr. Filipinas taught computer system analysis and design at his alma mater for a year after graduation. After relocating to Miami in 2004, he became a computer system analyst working with small commercial projects. In 2006, he joined the Law Offices of Gloria Roa Bodin, P.A. He speaks Tagalog and English.


Ana Maria Tillit

Born in Lima , Peru , Ana Maria Tillit received her bilingual executive secretary degree in 1981 and served as executive secretary for the accounts receivable for provinces and investment departments at Enrique Ferreyros, S.A. , and EFCO , S.A. , from 1980-1984.

Ms. Tillit relocated to Miami in 1986 and earned degrees in English and computer science in 1990. She has been a member of the Law Offices of Gloria Roa Bodin, P.A., since 1991. She speaks Spanish and English.




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