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Our Story and Mission.

At Whitaker Legal, our unwavering dedication is to serve and empower the immigrant community. With a resolute focus on resolving complex immigration issues, we have made it our mission to be the beacon of hope for individuals facing daunting legal challenges.

Our commitment goes beyond legal representation; it’s about understanding the unique struggles and aspirations of those navigating the intricate path of immigration. We recognize that every case is distinct, and we thrive on finding innovative solutions even when others deem them impossible. It’s this relentless pursuit of possibilities that sets us apart in the legal landscape.

We take immense pride in our ability to turn the tide for our clients, providing them with the guidance, support, and expertise they need to overcome hurdles that once appeared insurmountable. At Whitaker Legal, we believe in the power of transformation, not only in the legal realm but in the lives of the individuals we serve. Your journey is our passion, and together, we’ll navigate the complexities of immigration law to find the solutions you need for a brighter future.

Nicole Whitaker, Champion for Immigration Justice.

It all started with a flyer that inspired me to move to Spain to teach English as a Second Language in the Madrid public school system. I always planned to go to law school, but I didn’t know exactly what type of law I wanted to practice. I was the first person in my family to go to college and unlike many of my classmates in law school, there were no lawyers in my family.

After returning to the United States and starting my first semester at the University of Baltimore School of Law, I started teaching English as a Second Language for the Community College of Baltimore County. I had students from many different countries and continents. Since my students knew I was in law school, they shared their bad experiences with lawyers in this country.

I was shocked at the stories I heard. Some were swindled by notarios, con-artists pretending to be cheap immigration lawyers who collect retainers and never deliver services – or worse, file fraudulent applications. Others were cheated by criminals who set up shop, collect retainer deposits from as many hopeful clients as possible, and move on to the next town leaving their clients out to dry.

I realized that I had the opportunity to serve the underrepresented immigrant community. I opened my own firm to provide zealous advocacy and honest representation to those who need it the most. After traveling to several different countries, I believe that we are blessed to live in the greatest country in the world. I understand why so many risk their lives to come to this country in search of the American dream.

It’s clear to me that I didn’t just fall into immigration law. If I hadn’t seen that flyer, I never would have taught English in Spain. If I hadn’t taught English in Spain, I never would have started teaching ESOL here in the United States. If I hadn’t taught my first ESOL classes, I never would have realized my passion for serving the immigrant community. Some might call it a series of coincidences. But I call it God’s divine plan. It is no coincidence that I became an immigration law practitioner. I consider it a privilege to be able to make a difference in people’s lives and change families’ histories forever.

Nicole Whitaker

Attorney Whitaker is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she teaches Lawyering in Spanish and Legal Analysis, Research and Writing.
Ms. Whitaker is licensed to practice law in Maryland.

Empowering Dreams Nationwide.

Our mission is to help immigrants build a future without barriers for their families by pursuing excellence, serving humbly, giving hope, and changing lives.

Across All 50 States

We can represent you, no matter where you live in the United States!

Bilingual Support

We Speak Spanish! Our team is fluent in both English and Spanish, ensuring a streamlined immigration process for all our clients.

Immigrant Roots

Many members of the Whitaker Legal team have a personal connection to the work we do for immigrants.

Accessible Expertise

We provide accessible expertise, ensuring that top-tier immigration legal guidance is within reach for all.

Meet the Team.


Aythnis Merced Rivera


Attorney Aythnis Merced Rivera specializes in representing clients in deportation proceedings and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases for children under 21 who live in the United States. Prior to joining Whitaker Legal, she worked in the private sector and for non-profit organizations. Aythnis earned her Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology and her Juris Doctor in Puerto Rico before moving to Washington, DC where she obtained an LL.M. in International Law.


Adriana Jimenez


Attorney Adriana Jimenez focuses on marriage and family-based cases as well as humanitarian immigration cases like VAWA, U visas, and T visas. Her experience also includes work with waivers, military parole in place, and citizenship applications. As a native of San Antonio, Texas and the oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants, she is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. She has zealously represented her clients before United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).


Alejandra Beteta

Legal Operations Manager

Our Legal Operations Manager Alejandra Beteta works to ensure our clients get the attention and results that they deserve. In consultations, she screens undocumented individuals for any options they may have to get a work permit or green card without leaving the country. Alejandra was born in Peru and moved with her family to the U.S. when she was 12 years old. Having navigated the immigration system on her own and with her family, she knows firsthand the challenges and stress that immigration causes and meets our clients with empathy and solutions.

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