• Justin Cordello, Esq.
  Phone/Text: 585-967-7707
  Email: Justin@CordelloLaw.com

Justin Cordello, esq.

My Mission: To help create the opportunity for individuals and their families to seek and achieve the American dream.

Why Choose Cordello Law PLLC?

Cordello Law helps clients achieve the American dream, across the Rochester area. Attorney Justin M. Cordello, the founder of the firm, is an experienced immigration lawyer and litigator, who is committed to provide each of his immigration clients with effective immigration legal representation through individualized service and attention.

Justin strongly believes in providing his clients with honest and efficient representation. He provides his services and expertise when it is needed, never when it is unnecessary.

Justin approaches each case with the goal of providing each client with exactly what he or she wants. Justin’s experience, knowledge, and expertise enable him to do so. This is demonstrated by his 9.6 “Superb” rating by clients on the independent AVVO.com attorney rating website.

BA, Ithaca College 1998
JD, New York Law School 2002

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court, Western District of New York
  • US Distric Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court)
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Justin Cordello leaning against rail of pedestrian walkway over High Falls in Rochester NY

"I feel an obligation to do right by each of my clients and look forward to helping you with your immigration matter."

The Experience You Need

For the Future You Seek

  • Thomas & Solomon LLP. From December 2006 through the start of my own law firm, I worked with Thomas & Solomon LLP as an employment litigation associate. While there I litigated complex multi-jurisdictional class and collective actions involving wage and hour claims in state and federal court, as well as handling related arbitrations and mediations. Specifically, I served as counsel of record for employees in employment class action lawsuits involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws.
  • Phillips Lytle LLP. When I first relocated to my hometown of Rochester, New York in 2005, I began working as an employment law associate with Phillips Lytle LLP. There I counseled employers and human resource professionals on a full range of workplace laws, and discovered my passion was really for representing employees in these matters.
  • Raab Sturm & Goldman LLP. Upon graduation from law school in 2002, I commenced my legal career working for three years as a labor law litigation associate at Raab Sturm & Goldman LLP in Manhattan, where I predominately worked on labor law and ERISA cases involving collective bargaining agreements governing the building service industry in the tri-state region.

What My Clients Are Saying...
  • "I recently worked with this law firm. It was an awesome experience and they made it very easy. I highly recommend working with them. Highly educated attorneys and very nice to work with."


  • "Justin provided sound legal advice through ongoing difficult circumstances. He went above and beyond and was extremely prompt in all correspondence. He truly has his client's best interests at heart. I highly recommend Justin Cordello."
  • "I strongly recommend this law firm. Justin Cordello is attentive, and understanding of your situation. He was helpful and honest in my case assessment."


  • "Mr. Cordello was: Professional, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and caring."



Working With Me


    Initial Phone Consultation

  • During a brief, 5-10 minute call we can determine the basics of your situation, what information and materials you should gather, and we can schedule an in-person consultation visit to review in more detail and determine your best course of action.


    Preparation for Meeting

  • Prior to our in-person consultation, collect any relevant documents and materials, such as your immigration notices, citizenship documents, and documentation of any current legal proceedings to bring with you when we meet.


    Consultation Visit

  • Most consultation visits last approximately 45 minutes. During this time I'll:

    1. Evaluate your case

    2. Anticipate legal issues

    3. Design solutions to complicated legal problems

    4. Eliminate the confusion and minimize hassle


    Your Next Steps

  • What comes next is up to you. After our consultation visit, you will be in a situation to determine if you want to retain further legal representation to represent you in respect to your immigration issues.