Kessia Cericola helps individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs with their legal business and immigration needs. She is passionate about empowering her clients by providing sound legal advice in a transparent and uncomplicated way. She is also a consultant and trusted partner for Brazilian firms with needs in the US, and US firms and organizations with needs in Brazil. Her diverse background, soft skills, broad network and cultural sensitivity add great value to her clients.
As an entrepreneur herself, Kessia Cericola understands the risks and costs of running your own business. She is against the waste of resources, and that is why she is committed to offer value-based fixed-fees that work for her clients, while maintaining quality and satisfaction.
Kessia holds an LL.B (Bachelor of Law) from Faculdade de Direito de São Bernardo do Campo, an LL.M. (Masters of Law) with concentration in business law from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law, and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Columbus State Community College.
She is one of the few attorneys licensed to practice law in the U.S. (Ohio since 2013) and in Brazil (member of the OAB/SP since 2008), being ranked as a Rising Star by the SuperLawyers Magazine since 2020. Kessia is one of the few Portuguese Provisionally Qualified Court Interpreter in the State of Ohio and has great experience interpreting hearing, business meetings and translating legal documents.
Kessia is a co-founder of Alive in My Heart, a nonprofit organization that connects grieving parents with each other and resources in Central Ohio and is an active member of the international community in Central Ohio.
She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, AJ, and 4-year old daughter, Aliana, and their hobbies include scuba diving, hiking, yoga, playing the piano and the drums.
Please feel free to contact Kessia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614)371-4183 if there is anything she can do to help.
What clients are saying about Kessia Cericola:
“Kessia will shoot it to you straight. If you need the right answers to your law related questions she will get it done. I have consulted Kessia on a few issues over the years and she has never done us wrong. I highly recommend her. I did not always like what she said but it was always what I needed to here. Kessia keeps my conscience in check.” – Adam C.
“Kessia managed our family’s transition from H1B Visa to Green Cards with aplomb. Incredible dedication and service. Can’t recommend her more highly!” – Michael V.