Norka M. Schell

Norka M. Schell is a knowledgeable driven, dedicated, and conscientious attorney and advocate.

Ms. Schell focuses her practice in the areas of immigration, matrimonial, and family law. Ms. Schell has a significant experience in advising families and couples in a range of matters, including child custody and support, guardianship, divorce, legal separation, division of property, restraining orders and immigration. More specifically, Ms. Schell  is one of the few attorneys who understands firsthand how to handle the complex matters of international family law.

Ms. Schell  also has an extensive experience handling immigration. She handles asylum cases, detention and removal defenses, appeals and motions to reopen, family petitions, fiancée visas, consular processing applications, labor certifications, business and investment visas, citizenship and naturalization, and employment visas. In addition, Ms. Schell  provides legal advice to international business owners and executives seeking entrance into the U.S. market on labor, employment, and contract law. She serves as counsel to small- and mid-sized companies in New York.

In 1997, Ms. Schell founded her own firm and built a strong relationship with immigrants. Thanks to Ms. Schell’s dedication to her clients, she has earned their respect and has become a strong community advocate.

Ms. Schell is listed in International Who’s Who of Professionals, Empire Who’s Who and Who’s Who in American Law.

She is licensed to practice in New York and Brazil. Ms. Schell is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.


  • L.L.M. International Legal Studies
  • Golden Gate School of Law
  • San Francisco, CA 1998
  • J.D. Degree
  • Faculdade do Vale do Rio Doce
  • Brazil 1984

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Supreme Court, Appellate Division
  • Third Judicial Department
  • May 2011
  • Ordem Dos Advogados do Brasil
  • Brazil – December 1984


  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers
  • American Immigration Lawyers