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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Having a legal issue can be scary for anyone, but particularly those new to a country or who have a limited understanding of a country's language and legal system.
As a native of the Dominican Republic, Claribel Tejada is aware of how daunting it can be to learn another country's legal system and terminology. She came to the United States many years ago and has since earned both her bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees here.
After graduating from law school in 2003, Claribel started working for a lawyer who specialized in immigration law. She had originally decided to go to law school because she saw many people whose rights were violated but had no way to voice their grievances. Working with so many immigration cases encouraged Claribel to start her own practice. So in January 2004, she opened Tejada Law Firm.
Sandy-based Tejada Law Firm specializes in serving the Hispanic community. Claribel says the firm has five main areas of emphasis: immigration, personal injury, divorce/family issues, criminal law and bankruptcy. Occasionally the firm provides translations, but this is mostly for processes it's helping clients with. All Claribel's staff members speak fluent Spanish, and although Tejada is specifically targeted at helping the Hispanic community, Claribel says it can also serve the English-speaking public.
Claribel makes it a point to not make false promises to her clients. She communicates her thoughts on a case clearly, then leaves it up to the client to decide if they want to pursue a case based on what chance she feels they have of succeeding. She says she strives to provide information to her clients that will empower them.
Claribel says Tejada Law Firm has the best interests of its clients at heart. Eventually she hopes to expand her firm not only statewide but also into neighboring states.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.
Tejada Law Firm 9160 S. 300 West Sandy, UT 84070 801-255-2424 www.tejadalawfirm.com