Meet Your Attorneys

Legal Team at Sweet & Paciorek LLC

Philadelphia Immigration Attorney - Lindsey Sweet, Esq

Lindsey E. Sweet, Esq.

Philadelphia Immigration Attorney - Anna Paciorek, Esq

Anna Paciorek, Esq.

Jennifer Haines, Esq.

Lindsey E. Sweet, Esq.

Lindsey Sweet is one of the founding partners of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC.

A native of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Lindsey has also lived and studied in Veracruz, Mexico.  In 2003, Lindsey graduated with degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Haverford College.  Lindsey then worked with the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program for 4 years where she provided supplemental education to the children of migrant farm workers in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Later, while in law school at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, Lindsey provided legal outreach in Spanish to indigent farm workers across Pennsylvania regarding their legal rights as employees and to immigrant day laborers in Newark, New Jersey.

Lindsey has worked defending immigrant legal rights since 2006 and has been licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2009.  After working in several private firms, in August 2014, Lindsey united with Anna Paciorek to form Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, where she now manages the Avondale office and continues to focus exclusively on Immigration and Nationality Law.

She has performed extensive legal research and drafted briefs and motions to the EOIR and the BIA.  She works closely with individual clients and prepare applications and supporting documentation for Family-Based Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Removal of Conditions of Permanent Residency, Cancellation of Removal, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions, U Visa Petitions, T visa Petitions, Asylum and Withholding of Removal, Temporary Protected Status, Naturalization, Employment Authorization, Advance Parole/Travel Document, and various types of Inadmissibility Waivers.

Lindsey has served on multiple liaison committees of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She frequently gives talks and workshops on immigration-related topics of interest to Spanish speaking communities, social service agencies, government agencies, private companies, school districts, and universities in and around Southern Chester County Pennsylvania and Delaware.  She is very involved in the community in and around her Avondale office, actively serving on the Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs for the Borough of Kennett Square, Board of the Joseph and Sarah Carter Community Development Corporation in Kennett Square, and the Board of the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County.  Lindsey was named a 2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers and 2018 Top Lawyer in Immigration Law by Main Line Today Magazine.

Anna Paciorek, Esq.

Anna Paciorek is one of the founding partners of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC.

A native of Warsaw, Poland, Anna Paciorek immigrated to the United States in 1988.  A transplant to Philadelphia, she then graduated from Temple University with degrees in History, French, and Philosophy in 1998.  In 2001, she received her L.L.M. in Transnational Law and J.D. from the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University.  Anna has worked with the immigrant community in Philadelphia since her arrival in the United States and has been licensed as an attorney since 2004.  Anna is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before joining forces with Lindsey Sweet, Anna was employed as a staff attorney for over a decade at Nationalities Service Center (NSC), a Philadelphia nonprofit agency that services immigrants and refugees.  During her time at NSC, Anna managed a case load of hundreds of asylum, removal defense, “crimmigration”, family based, Violence Against Women Act and citizenship cases, all while supervising generations of legal interns. She has worked directly with victims of torture through the Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience, a joint project between NSC and HIAS and has done extensive work with victims of domestic violence especially in the asylum context. She has also directly instructed students and interns both as an adjunct professor at Temple Law School and as the intern coordinator at NSC.  Anna has served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association USCIS liaison committee Philadelphia Chapter for many years and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Asylum Committee for the Philadelphia Chapter.  She has given many trainings to the immigration and non-immigration bar on asylum, removal and family based matters.

Anna’s areas of expertise include asylum, removal defense litigation, and family based cases. Anna now manages the Philadelphia office of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, where she leads the litigation arm of the firm and supervises the majority of student legal interns.  Anna also volunteers as the Chair of the Host Committee for Global Tastes, NSC’s annual fundraising gala.  She was named a 2018 Top Lawyer in Immigration Law by Main Line Today Magazine.

Jennifer Haines, Esq.

Jennifer Haines, who joined the firm in 2020, was born in Philadelphia, PA, and first became interested in the phenomenon of human migration during her junior year abroad in Malaga, Spain, when she taught Spanish & English to individuals arriving in Europe from Northern Africa. To date, she has continued to work with immigrant communities from around the globe. Before graduating from Dickinson College in 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish & International Studies, Jennifer taught migrant workers in Adams County English, in her capacity as the co-coordinator for the college’s English as a Second Language (“ESL”) program. After graduating from college, Jennifer worked as a paralegal in immigration law, and then went on to pursue a law degree at Rutgers University, where she participated in the immigration law clinic before earning her J.D. degree in 2015.

Since graduating from law school and admission to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars, Jennifer has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration & nationality law. She comes to Sweet & Paciorek with extensive experience in immigration law, running the gamut from employment based matters, such as nonimmigrant visas in the H-1B, E-3, TN, L-1A and R-1 categories, as well as immigrant visas in the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories, to removal defense, humanitarian & family based matters, including asylum & 42B applications, 601A waivers, DACA, K-1 fiancé visas, and I-130 & I-751 petitions. Using this extensive range of experience, Jennifer can competently and seamlessly guide individuals through the processes of gaining a lawful status in the United States, whatever their reason for coming to the United States may be. Additionally, Jennifer is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”). Currently, she chairs the Philadelphia AILA Chapter’s National Day of Action Sub-Committee. Jennifer is proficient in Spanish.

Meet Our Legal Admin Staff

Legal Team at Sweet & Paciorek LLC

Administrative Department

Angelica Baez

Legal Assistant

Kenia Sedano Garduno

Legal Assistant

Eliana Hernandez

Legal Assistant

Bardo Galindo Ulloa

Legal Assistant

Gabriela Pedroza Sanchez

Administrative Department

Angelica Baez

Angelica Baez has worked with Sweet & Paciorek, LLC in the Administration of the law firm since April 2018. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Angelica immigrated to the United States as a child. A proud member of the United States Air Force, Angelica is certified Air Transportation and Logistics and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Business Management from Wilmington University. Angelica brings extensive prior customer service and banking experience to her position as the Office Manager and Billing Specialist for Sweet & Paciorek, LLC. She keeps the office running and is the main point of contact for clients who have billing or other financial questions.

Legal Assistant

Kenia Sedano Garduno

Kenia Sedano Garduno has worked as a Legal Assistant with Sweet & Paciorek, LLC since June 2019. Born in Estado de Mexico, Mexico, Kenia and her family relocated to the United States when she was four years old. Kenia graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Spanish Language and Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Marywood University. During college, Kenia interned at Sweet & Paciorek, LLC. Prior to joining Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, Kenia worked for the government of Chester County as a Bilingual Supports Coordinator providing support to Spanish speaking families with children with disabilities. With extensive experience working with diverse families, Kenia specializes in supporting clients in their US immigration journey, focusing on Family-Based Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Waivers of Inadmissibility, Humanitarian Visas (U & T), Naturalizations and more.

Legal Assistant

Eliana Hernandez

Eliana Hernandez has worked with Sweet & Paciorek, LLC since March 2017 bridging both the Legal and Administrative Departments. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Eliana is a licensed Attorney in Venezuela, specializing in Financial Law. She graduated from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela and has 17 years of experience in the legal area. As an immigrant, Eliana is keenly aware of the circumstances of her clients, and focuses on offering them a quality service that meets their individual needs. Eliana is often the first point of contact with clients after an initial consultation with an attorney, as she is responsible for managing the process of onboarding new clients. She is also responsible for preparing the Employment Authorization applications, DACA applications, and making FOIA requests.

Legal Assistant

Bardo Galindo Ulloa

Bardo Galindo Ulloa has worked as a Legal Assistant with Sweet & Paciorek, LLC since June 2019. A native of Mexico City, Bardo immigrated to the United States in 2016. Bardo earned his bachelor’s degree in law at the University of Guadalajara. Prior to joining Sweet & Paciorek, Bardo worked as an advisor and Technical Secretary in the LV (50th) Legislature in the Congress of Guadalajara and as an advisor for the Mayor of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Drawing from his prior personal and political experience, Bardo is adept at navigating consular processing of both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas at US consulates worldwide. He also supports the firm’s USCIS clients with family-based petitions, fiancé visas, tourist visas, humanitarian visas (U & T), naturalization and more.

Legal Assistant

Gabriela Pedroza Sanchez

Gabriela Pedroza Sanchez has served Sweet & Paciorek, LLC as a Legal Assistant since its inception in 2014. Originally from Almoloya de Alquisiras, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, Gabriela graduated from Kennett High School in 2005 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Marywood University. Prior to joining Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, Gabriela was the Director of Social Services for St. Rocco Parish in Avondale, PA. Active in her local community, she has been on the Board of Directors of The Garage Community & Youth Center since July 2018. Relying on her extensive experience supporting the Firm’s attorneys, Gabriela is an experienced Legal Assistant working primarily on Immigration Litigation (removal proceedings) and complex USCIS cases.