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Genesses Mena

  • Associate


New York, NY



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Genesses C. Mena is a 1st generation American who was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She began her career at Youman, Madeo, & Fasano, LLP as a Law Clerk before becoming an Associate. In 2019, Ms. Mena obtained her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. In law school, she served as the Vice President of the Latino/a Law Student Association. In addition to her role on the board of the Latino/a Law Student Association, Ms. Mena also secured an externship at the Church World Service where she served as an intern in the Immigration and Refugee Program. During her time with the Church World Service, Ms. Mena provided over 190 hours of pro-bono services to indigent clients. She assisted with drafting affidavits in support of a client's immigration claim, identified legal issues and conducted legal research under the supervision of the managing attorney.

Prior to working in the immigration field, Ms. Mena served as a law clerk at a firm primarily focused on Worker's Compensation. Among the tasks and responsibilities bestowed on Ms. Mena, one was representing the firm at local community workshops. Ms. Mena's presentations focused on an individual's right to Worker's Compensation, no matter their residential status. The workshops were often held at the Consulate General of El Salvador in Brentwood, New York, as well as in local churches. At these workshops, Ms. Mena came across many undocumented individuals who shared the struggles they underwent due to their status. Coming from a family of immigrants herself, her father from the Dominican Republic and her mother from El Salvador, Ms. Mena connected with the individuals and their struggles on a deep level. Wishing to assist the immigrant community further, Ms. Mena decided to dedicate herself entirely to the immigration field.

Ms. Mena is fluent in Spanish and she is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D., Juris Doctorate - 2019
  • CUNY - Baruch College, New York, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2015
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Psychology
  • Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, New York
    • A.A., Associate of Arts - 2013
    • Major: Liberal Arts