Team

 
Ashly Owens : Senior Paralegal

Ashly Owens

Senior Paralegal

ashly@cauleyforsythe.com

Hailing from the great state of Texas, Ashly studied Political Science and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Upon graduation, she began working with Mr. Cauley in 2009 when he was at Rogers & Rogers, P.C., and joined him when he opened the doors of The Cauley Law Firm in October of 2012.  She greatly enjoys immigration law and has begun studying in preparation of taking her next step, entering law school.

Charlotte has officially become home as her family has relocated to the Queen City too.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and also traveling.

 
Dayris Garcia : Senior Paralegal

Dayris Garcia

Senior Paralegal

dayris@cauleyforsythe.com

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Dayris studied Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Upon graduation, she started the paralegal certification program at the extended academic programs offered by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While in school she volunteered at various non-profit organizations in the Charlotte area as well as working full-time as a paralegal. These wonderful experiences formed the foundation for the rest of her career. Dayris began working with Jordan Forsythe in the spring of 2014 serving as her Senior Paralegal. Dayris greatly enjoys immigration law and being able to help families. She is now looking forward to continue helping families at the Cauley Forsythe Law Group.

 
Johanna Gomez : Paralegal

Johanna Gomez

Paralegal

johanna@cauleyforsythe.com

Johanna Gomez was born in El Salvador and raised in California. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1989 because of the civil war. Growing up in the United States was a challenge for her due to her immigration status. In 2001 Johanna and her family met with an immigration attorney that helped them adjust their statuses through NACARA. Johanna personally knows the value of an immigration attorney.

Johanna has been an immigration paralegal since 2009. She has extensive experience assisting with all type of court cases: (EOIR), family based petitions, nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visas and waivers. Johanna has attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual meetings in San Diego, CA (2011) and in Ashville, TN (2012).

 
Fernanda Lopez : Paralegal

Fernanda Lopez

Paralegal

fernanda@cauleyforsythe.com

I was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and came to the United States when I was 5 years old. I was raised here in Charlotte, having been brought to this country to make a better life for myself and my family. I am passionate about helping our clients receive the same opportunities I was able to obtain. In high school I did an internship in an immigration law firm. That led me to become very interested in helping families with their immigration status. I was able to apply for DACA which opened many doors for me. As soon as I graduated in 2013, I received a full time position in an immigration law firm. My experience has been mainly in family based petitions, work authorizations, provisional waivers, deferred action, I-90, and consular processing.

 
Jackie Guzman : Legal Assistant

Jackie Guzman

Legal Assistant

jackie@cauleyforsythe.com

Jackeline Guzman was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. She came to the USA at the age of 13 to reunite with her mother. Since moving to the USA Jackie has started a family of her own. Her personal experience with immigrating to the USA helps her understand what the clients are going through. She loves helping people and spending time with her family.

 
Yossi Peralta : Legal Assistant

Yossi Peralta

Legal Assistant

yossi@cauleyforsythe.com

Yossi Peralta was born in Guerrero, Mexico and raised in USA. Her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. She grew up in a small town called Douglas, GA where she competed her high school. In 2012 Yossi moved to Concord, North Carolina. Yossi currently has Deferred Action for early Childhood Arrivals and plans to attend CPCC to complete the Paralegal course. She has worked in an immigration firm since 2014 and enjoys completing DACA, U Visa, I-90’s, family base petitions, adjustment of status and naturalization cases.

 
Marcela Madrigal : Legal Assistant

Marcela Madrigal

Legal Assistant

marcela@cauleyforsythe.com

Marcela Madrigal was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and was raised in North Carolina. Her family came to the USA when she was 5. She grew passionate about immigration law since being granted DACA, which opened many opportunities for her. She loves helping families reach their American dream. She has worked in an immigration law firm since 2014 and plans to attend school to complete a paralegal course in the near future. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

 
Leslie Barraza : Receptionist

Leslie Barraza

Receptionist

receptionist1@cauleyforsythe.com

Leslie was born in Durango, Mexico and lived there until age three when her mother decided to leave in search of more opportunities and a safer home for her three daughters. The family moved to Lexington, NC. Here Leslie grew up and graduated high school. After high school Leslie decided to move to Charlotte to start her career, with the aim of making her mother proud as she had sacrificed so much to give her children these opportunities in life.

Leslie is excited to learn as much as she can in her new role and be part of a team that genuinely enjoys helping others and changing lives. In her spare time, Leslie likes spending time with her family, getting involved in church activities, and has spent time volunteering with ESL middle school students.

 
Sophia Steele : Receptionist

Sophia Steele

Receptionist

receptionist2@cauleyforsythe.com

Sofia Fondeur was born in Manhattan, New York, to two Dominican native parents. She was raised in Miami, Florida where she was exposed to many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. She attended Broward College studying Business Marketing and minoring in Education. She has over 15 years of bilingual customer service experience.

Sofia has a strong passion and heart for helping others; she is involved in various nonprofit organizations and mentors teenage girls in her local church.

 
Becky Hershberger : Marketing Assistant

Becky Hershberger

Marketing Assistant

becky@cauleyforsythe.com

Born and raised in Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, Becky lived there until she moved to Wales to attend Cardiff University. After completing her bachelor’s degree in English Literature, she decided in 2008 to move to Fort Mill, SC to continue studying.

While at school, Becky met her husband, a native Floridian. Following their marriage in 2011, they lived in Cardiff, Wales while they awaited the approval of Becky’s I-130. They now live in Fort Mill with their cat, Ari.

Working in an administrative role with the Cauley Forsythe Legal Group has combined Becky’s love of English Literature and her desire to help others as they navigate the immigration system.