Seth Lupton, Esq.
Seth is a passionate advocate who understands the anxiety and uncertainty that immigration issues can create for individuals and communities. He strives to provide an environment where clients are met with professional service and the comfort and assistance they need during their immigration process.
Seth has a particular interest in the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and often helps clients navigate the complexities of how criminal charges can impact their immigration status. Seth also has extensive experience in Family-Based Petitions and Inadmissibility Waivers. Prior to entering private practice, Seth completed internships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, experiences which later proved invaluable in serving a clientele which often has complex and overlapping issues from different areas of law.
Seth graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2015 and completed his undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University in 2011. While at Villanova Law, Seth started the school’s first anti-trafficking student organization and participated in Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, which provides pro bono services for indigent and vulnerable clients.
Outside of the office, Seth enjoys running, boxing, and traveling.
Gabriela Pedroza Sanchez
Gabriela graduated from Kennett High School in 2005 and from Marywood University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish and a minor in Journalism.
Gabriela has been an active member in the Southern Chester County community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Garage Community & Youth Center. Prior to joining Lupton Law, Gabriela worked at Sweet & Paciorek, LLC as a Legal Assistant and St. Rocco Parish as Director of Social Services.
Gabriela has seven years of extensive experience in immigration law as a legal assistant, working with diverse families from all over the world. Gabriela has experience working with DACA, Family-Based immigration petitions, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, Waivers of Inadmissibility, Humanitarian Visas, Fiancé Visas, and Consular Processing. Gabriela also has done extensive work in removal defense including Asylum and Cancellation of Removal. Gabriela is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Morgan has years of experience working as a Spanish-language interpreter and translator in legal, educational and financial settings. She loves to be involved with her community and has taught English as a second language at a local church in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She also has worked for the West Chester Area School District interpreting for the parents who do not speak English.
Morgan’s hobbies including running and personal fitness, and she is an avid CrossFit enthusiast. She also likes travel and is an avid dog lover.
Odeth Molina Huerte
Interpreter: Spanish (Independent Contractor with Getsemani Translations LLC)
Odeth Molina Huete is an independent contractor that works closely with Lupton Law as an interpreter. Being an immigrant herself, she knows about the challenges created by language barriers and the many hardships immigrants face when arriving to a new country and settling into a new life. Odeth has worked in the legal immigration field for two years and has completed a Paralegal Immigration Course sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Odeth owns and operates her own translation business, Getsemani Translations LLC, where she works with different community groups and organizations to provide professional and competent translation and interpretation services.
Odeth has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central American Technological University (UNITEC) in Honduras, where she graduated with honors in 2017. Previously, Odeth worked in the healthcare field extensively here in the United States and abroad. She additionally has an associate degree in Cardiovascular Technology from Harrisburg Area Community College and completed the exclusive Master Cardiology Program for Latin American Cardiac Sonographers from the University of Madrid, Spain in 2016.
Odeth’s hobbies include learning about new cultures, gardening, cooking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Zwany Gonzalez is Lupton Law’s administrative assistant and works closely with the legal team on issues related to office organization, billing and scheduling.”. Having roots in Jalisco Mexico, Zwany Gonzalez was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Zwany moved to Wilmington, Delaware when she was 13 where she graduated from high school. She previously worked as an administrative assistant at two other offices prior to joining Lupton Law. Zwany is fluent in both Spanish and English. In her spare time, Zwany likes to spend time with her family, cooking, and traveling.
Karah Witmer serves as a paralegal at Lupton Law. Karah is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she currently lives with her husband and son. Karah has years of experience working in the field of immigration, having previously worked at two law offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and York, Pennsylvania.
Karah experience extends beyond the traditional office setting, as she has been to the Philadelphia and Newark Immigration Courts numerous times as an observer and has visited multiple detention facilities to interpret for detained immigrants in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Karah graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 2014 and from Houghton College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Adolescence Education and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys spending her time in nature and with friends and family.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Learn more about Lupton Law’s Senior Administrative Assistant, Angelica Juarez! Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Angelica’s family migrated to Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, when she was only 9 years old. Angie is a Kennett High School graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Wilmington University. Angie is fluent in English and Spanish.
Angie is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves, specializing in Air Transportation. She was Activated in 2021 to assist with Operation Allies Welcome, working alongside other Military Branches and government agencies to welcome Afghan Refugees. As a result, she was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Angie has over five years of experience working in office administration, in addition to 10 years of customer service experience. Angie enjoys exercising, learning new skills, and spending time with family and friends.
Anne focuses her practice in the field of immigration law, with experience in a wide range of immigration processes, including naturalization, family-based immigration, asylum, and deportation defense.
After graduating from Syracuse University College of Law in 2016, Anne entered private practice where she gained extensive experience representing clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), The Immigration Court (EOIR), The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is barred in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but is able to represent clients in immigration matters in all 50 states.
Anne was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and is the granddaughter of Ukrainian immigrants. Having grown up in a tight-knit ethnic community, she experienced first-hand how America thrives and flourishes when it welcomes people of all nationalities, religions, and backgrounds. She is fluent in Ukrainian, and also speaks conversational German and basic Arabic.
Ashley Hyman focuses her practice on immigration law, a field she has a great passion and dedication for. She has experience working on family-based petitions, cancelation of removal, and drafting briefs for prosecutorial discretion.
Ashley graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2022, where she focused her studies on immigration and employment law. Ashley served as a legal intern for the Sheller Center for Social Justice, assisting clients on wage theft issues and employment discrimination cases. During this time, she assisted in winning over $20,000 in settlement agreements for her clients and co-authored a published guide empowering tenants of their rights in Philadelphia. Ashley also proudly served as an Executive Board Member for the Black Law Student Association and a Christian Legal Society Class representative.
Before starting law school, Ashley worked as a research assistant at Princeton University, studying the socioeconomic factors affecting youth across various cities. Ashley has a BS in Sociology from Saint Joseph’s University with a minor in Faith Justice Studies.
Ashley Hyman is a West Philadelphia native and the daughter of Jamaican parents. Growing up in the Jamaican immigrant community, Ashley saw first-hand the need for dedicated and trustworthy immigration attorneys, which sparked her interest to study law and specifically focus her practice on helping immigrant communities.
Ashley is a member of The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. and the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Ashley enjoys traveling, volunteering with her church, and spending time with family and friends.
Fernanda Saldanha graduated in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 2019 and is a Brazilian Attorney specializing in Criminal Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Fernanda was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil where she had her office which handled complex criminal cases. She is currently furthering her studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
In the public sector, she worked directly with criminal judges and had the opportunity to work on issues related to human rights, people in socially vulnerable positions and public safety issues. She was an intern at the Public Defender’s Office in Brazil and helped victims of domestic violence and immigrants who wanted legal status in Brazil or had run into legal issues while residing there.
Fernanda also interned in offices that dealt with political crimes and white collar crimes.
Due to her legal experience in Brazil, she can perfectly understand the reasons that can lead someone to apply for asylum and other types of visas in another country. She understands that in addition to legal issues, there is a person behind each case and is able to use this experience from Brazil to provide compassionate legal assistance while serving as a legal assistant in the United States.