Damian Vargas, Esq. is a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in New York City. He began his legal career as a litigation associate at a NYC law firm, eventually becoming a partner and establishing that firm’s immigration practice. Currently, he is the principle at the Law Firm of Damian Vargas representing clients in immigration, civil rights, and personal injury matters; and also serves as legal adviser to various Latin-American Consulates in New York and numerous not-for-profit and community organizations in the Tri-State area.
Damian is frequently invited to partner with these Consulates and organizations to help combat notario fraud and provide free legal workshops and clinics. He is a volunteer attorney at AILA’s Juvenile Docket and NYLS Safe Passage Project where he represents unaccompanied minors in deportation proceedings. He also collaborates with the ¡Resistenia! Legal Alliance advocating for immigration relief and civil rights of undocumented 9/11 rescue workers. Damian is also Member of the AILA NY’s Pro Bono, Ethics, and Unlawful Practice of Law committees.
In addition, Damian is dedicated to promoting education, civic engagement and political empowerment of undeserved communities in NYC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Masa-MexEd; Mano a Mano; The American Dream Charter School; and The New York Mexican-American Political Action Committee. He also serves on the Executive, Public Safety, and Consumer Affairs committees of Community Board 4 in Queens. Damian is an alum of CORO New York’s Immigrant Civic Leadership Program.
Damian is a product of the NYC public school system and obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College-CUNY. He earned a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal and Chair of the Immigrant Rights Collective. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey as well as Federal Courts in those states.