Attorney Jeanelle Fernandes is a Miami native with Caribbean roots. Her parents both migrated to America as children from Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica respectively. Therefore, Jeanelle has a unique passion and firsthand perspective on immigration law and the immigration process. 

Ms. Fernandes attended Florida International University where she completed a degree in Political Science with a Minor in Psychology. She went on to complete her Juris Doctor degree at Florida International University College of Law, where she was a member of and eventually Vice President of, the Caribbean Student Bar Association (CSBA). Ms. Fernandes participated in international trips to the Caribbean with the organization to facilitate international conversation and focus on diversity. 

As a child, Ms. Fernandes was very creative and interested in all areas of performing arts. She was heavily involved in the choir and competitions, took classes in dance and drama, wrote poetry, and was a model at a young age. Since working at Arce Immigration, Ms. Fernandes has developed an affinity to EB-1 extraordinary ability cases for creative performers, artists, and athletes because she has similar interests.


Florida International University – College of Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
2013 – 2016

Florida International University
Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science; Minor in Psychology
2010 – 2012


State of Florida Bar

American Immigration Lawyers Association

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