Title: Attorney, Shareholder
Company: Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt PA
Location: New York, New York, United States
Helena Tetzeli, Attorney and Shareholder, at Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt PA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyer for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal field.
Growing up, Ms. Tetzeli’s father relocated as a refugee from the Czech Republic to Cuba and worked as a lawyer there. Eventually, her family emigrated to the United States during the Cuban Revolution and, unfortunately, he was unable to practice law. Ms. Tetzeli felt that becoming a lawyer was the perfect way to honor her father while aligning well into her interests and skillsets. She decided to pursue a career in immigration law because she relates to immigrants and is happy to assist them.
A graduate of Florida International University, Ms. Tetzeli earned a degree in 1984. Three years later, she secured a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1987. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she also maintains affiliation with the American Association of Trial Lawyers.
Since 1988, Ms. Tetzeli has worked as an attorney for Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, PA. She later progressed to a shareholder in addition to her position as an attorney with the firm, in 1990. Civically, Ms. Tetzeli contributed as a board member with the Coalition of Hispanic American Women.
Ms. Tetzeli attributes her success to hard work, long hours, and a very understanding husband. She also loves the work she does. In the coming years, Ms. Tetzeli hopes to continue her successful law practice, as it has been in her family for 30 years. She also wants to continue working with her colleagues that she loves and admires.
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