Support Staff


Joanna Germann Zalewski

Joanna Germann Zalewski has worked with Alejandro Caffarelli since 2005. She is the Financial Director for the Firm, and provides assistance with litigation and immigration matters. She fluently speaks Polish and English, and has been an interpreter for our clients in front of the U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. Germann Zalewski graduated from Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 2004, and received the title of Master in Law, specializing in international public law. While in law school, she was actively involved in creating television programs for students and young adults for Polish Television in Krakow. During her academic years, Ms. Germann Zalewski was also engaged in international student organizations and organizations helping children with difficulties in the learning process.

Mariela Cano

Mariela Cano has worked with Alejandro Caffarelli since 2008, and works as an administrative assistant. Ms. Cano is fluent in English and Spanish, which enables her to support the Firm’s Hispanic clients. Ms. Cano attended Northeastern Illinois University and Wilbur Wright College, while she concentrated on undergraduate studies in education and a minor in psychology. Ms. Cano has six years of voluntary work experience with nonprofit organizations that specialize in helping low and middle income families in the Hispanic community and continues to work with local volunteer groups in the city.

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