Qualifications

Attorney Skerrett QUALIFICATIONS

Attorney Ricardo Skerrett

Attorney Ricardo Skerrett

Spanish

Admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar, 1986. U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals for First Circuit, 1986. Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association. Immigration practioner since 2001. Over 14 years experience in legal practice and consulting business. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Assertive and self-motivated. Impeccable writing skills in English and Spanish. Comprehensive legal research experience and ability. Legal Counsel to Carlos Romero- Barceló, former Governor of Puerto Rico (1987)

EDUCATION

08/82 – 05/85 INTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW

*Juris Doctor

*Charles A. Jessup International Moot Court

*Teaching Assistant to Miriam Naveira de Rodon (Former Puerto Rico Supreme Court Chief Justice), conducting a complete course in Civil Procedure receiving excellent   qualifications

*Dean’s List

8/78 – 06/82 LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, Easton, PA

*BA in Government and Law
*Daniel Golden Award in Government and Law
*Charles A. Dana Scholar, 1978-82 Grant for Interim Session in the former Soviet Union for first American educational delegation visit after invasion of Afghanistan  which included visits to Moscow, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Central Asia.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

*Alumni Admissions Representative, Lafayette College, 1982 – present

*Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2000 – 2002

*Secretary and founding member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Collier County, Florida, USA, 2002-2003

*Feature columnist on immigration issues, Expresión Latina, Articles for the “Ft. Myers News-Press”, a Gannet newspaper.

*Mr. Skerrett is also a regular guest on Accion Hispana which airs on Univision and appears as a consultant on local TV news and radio news programs.