Silvia Avendano grew up in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where she graduated from Rafael Belloso Chacin University with a degree in accounting. She also has four years of law school in her repertoire. In 2003, she moved to Atlanta to study English as a Second Language at Georgia Tech.

Afterwards, Silvia worked as a Spanish teacher before transitioning into immigration law and becoming a paralegal. Before joining the team at Antonini & Cohen, she worked just around the corner at the Latin American Association where she specialized in removal defense cases.
Outside of the office, Silvia enjoys spending time with her daughter and traveling.


  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Rafael Belloso Chacin
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