Weronika K. Costas, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney of The Costas Network Law Center, LLC. While her firm is based in the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area, she represents clients before immigration courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and asylum offices across the United States. She has extensive removal defense and family-based immigration experience, has an excellent record with regard to H-1B petitions and I-601A waivers, and has filed many successful motions and appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Prior to founding her practice, Ms. Costas worked as an attorney at another prominent immigration law firm in Cleveland. Prior to that, she served as a legal intern at the Cleveland Immigration Court, where she gained invaluable experience working alongside the Immigration Judges and performing legal research and drafting court decisions in complex removal and asylum cases.
Ms. Costas holds a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio as well as in the Sixth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Ms. Costas’ ultimate goal is to serve other immigrants with honesty, conviction, and compassion in their pursuit of the right to live and work in the United States. Her drive stems from her personal background as an immigrant herself. Born in Poland, Ms. Costas came to the United States in 1991 on a J-2 visa. She later obtained lawful permanent residence and ultimately became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Ms. Costas never forgot the initial feelings of culture shock and insecurity that come with moving to a new country, and over the years, she has made a conscious effort to stay in touch with her roots. As a result, she is still fluent in Polish and has maintained a very strong Polish identity while at the same time embracing her new identity as an American. Ms. Costas’ dual cultural awareness and empathy towards immigrants is what led her to pursue a career as an immigration attorney.
Ms. Costas is fluent in both Spanish and Polish.
Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals of the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit
American Immigration Lawyers Association
The 21st Judicial Conference of the Eight Judicial District, The Evolution of Immigration and Its Impact on the Court (May 2015)
Hispanic Women’s Conference 2015: Warrior Princesses, Legal Resources: DAPA/DACA (April 2015)
English, Spanish, Polish