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OUR TEAM

At Contigo.Law, we only hire the best. Our staff is 100% bilingual speaking both English and Spanish. We hire people with proven capabilities in customer service and the ability to walk you through your process. The excellent service we provide is because of our team.

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Gage C. Herbst, Esq.

Founding Attorney

Attorney Gage Herbst is a dedicated advocate of the people. He has built a career around trust, clear communication, and reasonable fees. Gage has represented hundreds of people before immigration courts and services all over the country. Gage has also represented many clients in complicated criminal matters in the state of Utah.  Gage handles many types of cases in immigration court including cancellation of removal and asylum. He works closely with clients to provide the individual and diligent representation each case deserves.

With a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Akron, Gage is well prepared to assist clients with their legal needs. Gage is fluent in Spanish. He passionately and proudly draws upon his experience to provide quality legal services and will spend the time necessary with each client to ensure they understand their rights, obligations, and possibilities. Gage is admitted to practice in Utah and in Federal Courts.

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Nicholle K. Pitt White, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Attorney Nicholle K. Pitt White has lived in Utah for most of her life. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern Utah University in Criminal Justice and Spanish. She lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while attending law school at Duquesne University. During her studies, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Granada, Spain and Belfast and Dublin, Ireland. Nicholle has wanted to be a lawyer for as long as she can remember. In pursuit of that goal, she began taking Spanish classes when she was eleven. She really likes being a lawyer, baking, and making bad puns.

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Ronald C. Haslam, JD, MBA

Associate Attorney

Attorney Ronald C. Haslam, originally from Southern California, has spent much of his adult life either in Utah or abroad.  After earning a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University, Ronald went on to earn a master's of business administration (MBA) and a doctorate in jurisprudence (JD), also from Brigham Young University.  He has extensive experience with business immigration and corporate law. He enjoys helping others achieve their personal and professional goals, especially through immigration. 

 

Ronald has lived and worked for a total of 10 years in Mexico and China and loved his time abroad. He is passionate about learning and exploring cultures and is fluent in Spanish. When he is not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family.

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Maria Betancourt

Bilingual Paralegal, Orem

Maria is a Utah native but was raised in the city of Durango, Mexico. After living there for her first 18 years of life, she is happy to be back in Utah and looks forward to kicking off her career. She loves to travel and loves to cook. Maria has traveled to multiple countries a has more to check off her list. In her free time she also enjoys reading and spending time with her fur baby. Maria especially loves to work with children and is excited for what this position will bring.

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Santiago Polo

Bilingual Paralegal, Orem

Santiago was born in Colombia and lived there for most of his life, but now is happily living in Utah. After coming back from a two year long service to the Hispanic community, he realized he is passionate about helping others any way he can. He loves baseball, soccer and spending time with people in need. As an immigrant himself, he understands the issues people may face as they are moving to a new country and wants to help people make that transition go as well as possible. He looks forward to helping people like the ones he loves to provide them peace of mind.

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Mayeli Garcia Villagomez

Bilingual Paralegal, Murray

Mayeli was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Rose Park after her Family immigrated from Michoacán, Mexico. She graduated from West High School in 2019. There she was active as a member of programs such as AVID, IB, and the National Honors Society. She was also an elected student body officer. Mayeli is currently an honors student at the University of Utah and is majoring in Criminology. After her undergrad she looks forward to expanding her career in the legal field by attending law school. She loves plants, Starbucks, reading and spending time with her siblings and friends. Mayeli has always wanted to help others, and is excited to help those in her community. Witnessing her family go through the immigration process, she knows it’s not an easy task. She looks forward to helping and supporting others through the process. 

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Fiorella Davila

Bilingual Paralegal, Murray

Fiorella was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but now calls Utah her home. She is a

proud daughter of Peruvian immigrants and, because of this, she is thrilled to work in an environment that helps immigrants like her parents. She graduated from Granger High School as a member of Latinos In Action and the National Honors Society. She attended Ensign College for her AS degree and Paralegal Studies certificate and will attend the University of Utah for her Bachelor's degree to double major in Philosophy and Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Fiorella is excited about what is to come in her future and looks forward to attending law school. She loves playing water polo, reading, or spending time with her family. Fiorella is grateful to be part of a team that cares about its clients and who helps them through the immigration process.

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Ekatherina Valdez

Bilingual Paralegal, Mexico

Ekatherina Valdez was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico where she currently resides. She’s the mother of two little ones who keep her active. She considers herself a kind, happy, proactive, creative and helpful person, which she considers essential to her approach to her work helping others.  She learned English as a second language during her stay in Illinois, USA. She has experience teaching English and has a TESOL certification. She likes to learn new things and do her best for her position as a bilingual paralegal. Her moto: "Whatever you do, do it well."

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