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We are a team of trial attorneys. When you are involved in a legal situation, you deserve an advocate who knows how to defend you. Through our collaborative approach and decades of experience, we are equipped to litigate against any opponent in any trial.

We view ourselves as your guides. The law is all but impossible to navigate without a legal background, which is why our attorneys lead clients through their cases one step at a time. If you have a question, we will answer it. If you have a concern, we will address it. Whatever your goal, we will fight for it.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration

Call 516-231-2163 today to arrange your free initial consultation

Attorney Xavier A. Palacios

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1997


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor - 1995
  • Columbia University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1992
    • Major: Political science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter, Co-Founder, 2010
  • Huntington School Board, Member
  • Huntington School Board, Member of the Board, 2012
  • Board of Directors at Huntington Hospital, part of Northwell Health
  • President of Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • National Immigration Project, Member

­­­Attorney Steven H. Palacios


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
    • (J.D.)Class Actions, Bankruptcy - 2013
  • Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
    • (B.B.A.)International Business - 2007

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Director of youth and community development, Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter (HSLQ)
  • HSLQ, Member
  • Equity and Criminal Justice Fellowship, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association

Languages Spoken: 

  • Spanish
  • English

­­­Attorney Jessica Stoker

Bar Admissions:

  • State, Year


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
    • 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Top of her graduating class
    • Honors: Commencement award
    • Honors: CALI awards
  • Stony Brook University
    • Honors: Scholar athlete
  • Suffolk University
    • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Huntington Station Latin Quarter, Member

­­­Attorney Yvette Linares-Krivi


  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D. - 12/2008
  • St. John's University
    • B.S.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Paralegal Studies
  • Nassau Community College
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Legal Studies

Attorney Mercedes Altman

Mercedes began her legal career in Miami, Florida where she attended Nova Southeastern University Law School. In law school, Mercedes won the Silver award for over 80 pro bono hours and worked on the Innocence Project. Shortly after graduating, Mercedes was hired as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida working in the Criminal Appellate Department. There, she handled numerous criminal appeals and argued before the Third District Court of Appeals.
Mercedes relocated to her native New York (born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens) where she worked as an Associate with McBreen & Kopko, a boutique aviation law firm located in Jericho, Long Island. While at McBreen & Kopko, Mercedes handled diverse matters in Commercial Aviation, Logistics, Travel Law, Import / Export and International Trade and Bankruptcy. She is admitted to the International Court of Trade.

Attorney Lauren Montes

Lauren began her legal career at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she graduated summa cum laude.  At Hofstra she earned awards for excellence in Government Law, Procedural Law, Contracts and Transnational Law. 

Prior to attending law school, Lauren worked as the Regional Director for the Long Island Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.  In this position, she coordinated the Senator's Long Island outreach, and assisted constituents and local elected officials on a variety of federal and local matters.

Lauren has also worked as an economic and litigation consultant, working on estimating damages in complex transactions for civil litigation matters.  She graduated from Wellesley College, cum laude, with a B.A. in Economics and Spanish.

Office Locations

Bay Shore Office
160 Howells Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Huntington Station Office
1399 New York Ave
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Mineola Office
15 Roslyn Rd
Mineola, NY 11501-4521

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Bankruptcy Since 2018
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Immigration Since 2018
Real Estate Since 2018
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Immigration Since 2018
Real Estate Since 2018
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