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75+ Years of Experience

Attorney Virginia BarreraAttorney Virginia Barrera, Esq.

For over 25 years, Virginia has devoted her life to helping those who feel that they are without rights. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Marist College and graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.A. in psychology and received the distinction of being admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Currently licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New York and authorized to practice in the Immigration Courts throughout the fifty states, the focus of her practice is to help those who are escaping violence, discrimination, and persecution in their home countries and/or looking to establish the right to live, work and attend school or be joined with family in the United States. She is passionate and dedicated to helping her clients receive the protection from deportation and the rights they deserve to thrive in the United States.

Virginia has seven children/stepchildren of her own and has mentored, educated and advocated for hundreds of young adults and individuals from various countries and cultural backgrounds.

Virginia has a great insight into navigating the confusing paths to legal immigration status and has been extremely successful in getting clients out of detention, through the immigration court processes and into legal status. She has handled cases to get her clients out of detention as far away as Seattle, Washington and Port Isabel, Texas, as well as being well respected for her tenacity and dedication in advocating for her clients in the local immigration courts of Arlington, Virginia.

She is a dedicated and active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is also a member of the Washington DC Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and an associate member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.


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Pursuing Maximum Compensation

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $3,418,000 Catastrophic Injury
  • $3,000,000 Brain Injury
  • $2,366,000 One Accident, Two Claims
  • $1,406,000 Long Term Disability Insurance Appeal
  • $1,200,000 Catastrophic Injury - Partial Paralysis
  • $1,095,000 Shoulder Injury in Bucket Truck Fall
  • $1,050,000 Medical Malpractice - Spinal Cord Injury
  • $983,800.00 Fall - Broken Spine
  • $805,000 Catastrophic Injury - Leg Amputation
  • $710,000 Automobile Accident

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Thorough and with our best interests in mind”

    Beatriz Correa & Israel Lopez

  • “You did a great job. And God bless you all. Thank you Mr. Barrera, you are very kind.”

    Janet O.

  • “I cannot say it enough how happy and grateful we are. The work that you guys do is truly amazing.”

    J. L.

  • “Mr. Barrera was a terrific help in getting a great settlement in my auto accident case.”


  • “Upon his initial consultation, I felt reassured that I was making the right choice when it came to choosing counsel...”


  • “Everything went so smooth from start to finish.”

    Patricia C.

  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”


  • “He is one of the most conscientious and honest lawyers I know.”


  • “Son muy buenos”

    Guillermo ospina

  • “Great and awesome service by Barrera Law firm”

    Luis Cruz

  • “To come across someone so honest, hard working and fair is (too) rare, but Jose is that guy.”

    John and Larissa Snyder

  • “I couldn't be happier! The people here are awesome and would recommend them to anybody that needs a great lawyer.”

    Lee K.

  • “When Only The Best Will Do, Contact The Barrera Law Firm”


  • “Attorney Barrera was very professional and made sure I got best treatment possible.”


  • “Janett una excelente trabajadora.”

    Luis C.

Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC