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.

Philadelphia Immigration Attorney - Alicia I. Anguiano, Esq.

Alicia I. Anguiano, 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.

Alicia I. Anguiano, Esq.

Alicia has been an associate attorney at the law firm of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC since April 2017.

Alicia is the daughter of Mexican immigrant farm workers and is originally from Stockton, California. She is also a proud 2012 graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) holding degrees in Political Science and History.  In 2015, Alicia received her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.  While in law school, she participated in the Social Justice Lawyering Clinic at the Sheller Center for Social Justice, where she co-authored Barriers to Justice: Limited English Proficient Individuals and Pennsylvania’s Minor Courts, a report on language access in Pennsylvania.  She also served as a legal research fellow for the Constitutional Sources Project and National Archives at Philadelphia.  Alicia interned for NSC and Sweet & Paciorek, LLC while in law school.  She has been a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2015.

Before entering private practice, Alicia was a staff attorney at Justice at Work (formerly Friends of Farmworkers, Inc.), where she worked with immigrant survivors of workplace sexual violence as part of the Voces de Trabajadoras project. At Justice at Work, Alicia was also a part of the medical-legal partnership with Puentes de Salud, a clinic for low income immigrants in Philadelphia.

Alicia has presented extensively on issues affecting immigrants. She has been a part of several presentations on human trafficking, including a Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) course on human trafficking and a panel on human trafficking at Gwynedd Mercy University.  Alicia has also been a panelist at PBI’s Public Interest Law Day, a speaker at the New Jersey Hispanic Leadership Summit, a presenter at the Latino Communities Conference at West Chester University, and a guest speaker for Villanova School of Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic and Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services. Alicia has trained hundreds of service providers on best practices for providing services to immigrants. In addition, Alicia has led a number of community know-your-rights trainings for immigrant communities throughout Pennsylvania.

Alicia now represents individuals in an array of immigration law needs, including family-based petitions, humanitarian relief, and detained and non-detained removal defense.

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