The lawyers at The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC are supported by an exceptional legal support staff. As reflected by their respective backgrounds, both the firm itself and our clients benefit greatly from their law education, extensive litigation and trial preparation experience, and specialized experience in cases involving brain injury and severe chronic pain. Collectively, their collective multi-lingual capabilities include Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Italian.
Naylya Dzhurayeva received a law degree from Tashkent City University, Uzbekistan. Concentrating in criminal law while in Tashkent, from 1979 to 1998 she specialized as a criminal forensic handwriting expert. Following her immigration to the United States, she joined The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC as a paralegal. In 2010, she earned her Master of Law in U.S. Legal Studies from Touro Law Center.
Naylya is fluent in Russian.
Angie Francois immigrated to the United States from Costa Rica when she was 15 years old. In 2005, she graduated with honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Sociology. In May, 2022, she received her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and an Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies also from John Jay College.
She has worked in law for nearly two decades, including 17 years as a paralegal. Angie has assisted in hundreds of catastrophic injury cases in the state and federal courts, including second-seating at trial. She has also served as a paralegal for the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Angie is fluent in Spanish.
Lisa Gervitz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. In 2011, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from Inter American University in San Juan, PR. She has worked in law for over 10 years, starting her career at her father’s law firm Gervitz Carbonell, LLC and in NYC when she moved in 2018.
Lisa is fluent in Spanish and Italian and can converse in French and Romanian.
Elina Minasyan was born and raised in Uzbekistan, Central Asia in a family of lawyers, and from early childhood decided to continue her family’s legacy. She earned her J.D. from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, in 2017.
Elina is fluent in Russian.
Formerly Vice-Consul at the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York, Oksana Pekarchuk received a Ph.D. from Odessa National Law Academy in Public Administration and Law with honors. She pursued a professional career in the Ukraine Foreign Service. Her expertise involved international law and Ukraine’s domestic legislation. As Vice-Consul, she provided legal support for all aspects of the Consulate General in the protection of the rights and interests of citizens of Ukraine and legal entities.
She also developed and implemented Ukraine’s human rights protection legislation based on UN resolutions, conventions, and protocols, and was responsible for reporting its progress to various United Nations committees. She served as the Ukrainian delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the UN General Assembly.
Oksana is fluent in Ukranian.