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Legal & Office Staff

Our staff is at your service! Smart, caring and ready to fight for your rights.

Perla Vinasco

Chief Operating Officer & Paralegal

Perla is a bilingual Paralegal to Kenneth M. Kitay. Her experience as a lawyer and business administrator in her native Colombia and as paralegal, interpreter and Real Estate Agent in the US provides clients with a wealth of knowledge and insight. With much compassion and dedication, Perla serves as a legal aid at the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem and also provides much needed guidance to our client’s in the areas of Family Petition Immigration cases. This experience has given Perla a realistic view and clear understanding about the legal needs of the Hispanic community, which allows the firm to truly help people at a time when they need it most.

Perla can be reached by e-mail at

Clara Andrade


Clara is a bilingual Paralegal to Kenneth M. Kitay and a graduate of Berks Technical Institute with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies and plans to continue her education to receive a Bachelor’s Degree. She loves to spend her free time with family, listening to music, and learning to play piano.

Clara can be reached by e-mail at

Dawn M. Morris


Dawn has worked as a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Civil Litigation Paralegal for more than 20 years. Her expertise is in the practice areas of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and product liability with an emphasis on defective medical device and pharmaceutical drug claims.  Dawn earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science – Paralegal Studies, from Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, horseback riding, swimming and spending time with family.

Dawn can be reached by e-mail at

Rysha Rodriguez


Rysha has earned a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with a Minor in Finance
from the University of Puerto Rico.  Her fine attention to detail and commitment to
providing the best client service possible, makes her a true asset to the law firm.
Outside of work, Rysha loves to spend time with her family and provides leadership
to the young adults in her church community.

Rysha can be reached by e-mail at

Dagmalisse Romero

Legal Assistant & Resolution Specialist

Dagmalisse brings much expertise is assisting our attorneys with the daily operations of a busy law firm. Her associates degree in Specialized Business Administration Management from Berks Technical Institute in Wyomissing, PA and previous work as a Medical Secretary at the Instituto de Banca y Comercio in Ponce, Puerto Rico makes her a true asset to the firm.

Dagmalisse can be reached by e-mail at

Marta Guido


A native of El Salvador, Marta came to the U.S. to raise her family and grow professionally. Her experience with legal procedures and within the Latino community are wonderful assets to the firm. Marta can fully understand the victims of personal injuries and she can communicate with them clearly and effectively during trying times when those suffering injuries need real guidance and support.

Marta can be reached by e-mail at

Erika Villanueva

Accounting Clerk

Erika is a legal assistant at Kitay Law Offices in Reading. She is bilingual in Spanish as well as a very motivated member of the firm. Her associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Berks Technical Institute and previous experience with people at various fast-paced retail merchants give her the high level of intensity and attention to detail needed to provide exceptional service to the firm’s clients.

Erika can be reached at

Ruth Lubo-Umana

Bookkeeper / Accountant

Ruth is a graduate of Pace Institute with an associates degree in Specialized Business. She brings an abundance of accounting experience to Kitay Law Offices. Her expertise in bi-lingual customer service makes her a true asset to the firm.

Ruth can be reached by email at

María J. Torres


María began her law studies at University Libre of Colombia prior to moving to the Lehigh Valley. She is passionate about her work at Kitay Law Offices and strives to provide the best possible customer service to each and every client. When away from the office, María enjoys spending time with her family watching movies and sharpening her skills as a make-up artist.

María can be reached directly at

Farah Garcia-Herrera


When it comes to being able to multitask in a fast-paced law office, you will not find a better receptionist than Farah. Farah’s previous law firm experience coupled with her associates degree in business from the McCann School of Business and Technology in Allentown are key factors which contribute to Farah’s success with Kitay Law Offices. Her strong background in client services make Farah a perfect addition to the Kitay Law offices family. In her spare time Farah enjoys traveling and spending time outdoor with family and friends.

Farah can be reached directly at

Stacey Shirk


Born and raised in Berks County, Stacey is dedicated to the community in which she calls home. Stacey serves as a Paralegal at Kitay Law Offices, primarily focusing on Criminal Defense. Stacey is often the first person a new client might speak to from the law firm. Her caring attitude, attention to detail and willingness to help those with criminal defense needs are among the key ingredients which make Kitay Law offices, the Law Firm With a Heart.® Stacey is a graduate of Central Penn College, where she earned a B.S. in Legal Studies.

Stacey can be reached by e-mail at

Brenda Cedeno Avila

Intake Manager

Chances are, if you’ve called Kitay Law Offices about becoming a client, you’ve talked to Brenda. As an Intake Specialist, Brenda has the unique opportunity to speak with many people looking to our law firm to retain a tough lawyer. Brenda is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.A. in Government and Political Affairs with a minor in Cultural Studies.

While at Millersville, she studied abroad in Spain and completed course work in International Business and Spanish Language/Culture.

Brenda can be reached by e-mail at

Samira del Pilar Vasquez Lavado

Law Associate

Samira del Pilar Vasquez Lavado is a Law Associate at Kitay Law Offices, focusing on Immigration Law. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Penn State University. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Law from Universidad de Piura in Peru and is a licensed attorney there. Currently, she is in the process of completing the requirements to become a licensed attorney in New York.

Before joining Kitay Law Offices, Samira worked with PA state-based and international organizations such as PIRC, ALDEA, ACLU, IOM, and UNHCR. She also conducted lectures on Migration Management and Protection of Rights, sponsored by IOM and Universidad de Piura, as well as managed Consensus UDEP – an organization dedicated to country conditions studies and multicultural diffusion.

Samira is currently a member of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, as well as Kainach International Forum – Sustainability Working Group. In her free time, she enjoys visiting new places, trying out new cuisines, strolling through museums, and immersing herself in Marvel’s fictional universe. Being the first lawyer in her family is something that she takes pride in!

Samira can be reached by e-mail at

Marina Vazquez

Legal Assistant

Marina Vazquez is a Legal Assistant in the Criminal Defense Department of Kitay Law Offices. Marina has always been interested in law and criminal justice, which led her to pursue an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Lehigh Carbon Community College.

In her free time, Marina enjoys baking treats as part of a small home business, as well as visiting new places and restaurants. She also enjoys watching crime drama TV shows and spending time with her partner and family. Plus, Marina loves collecting tumblers from Starbucks.

Marina can be reached by e-mail at

Maribel Lopez Garcia

Legal Assistant

Maribel Lopez Garcia is a Legal Assistant at Kitay Law Offices who concentrates her time working on workers’ compensation cases for clients. She studied Business Administration and Accounting at Gettysburg College. Before joining Kitay Law Offices, Maribel gained significant experience in human resources.

In her free time, Maribel loves to spend quality time with her family. She also enjoys discovering new places and immersing herself in nature, reading books and tending to plants.

Maribel can be reached by e-mail at

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