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 also 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.

Claudia Aquino Mercau

Bilingual Paralegal

Claudia is a native of Bolivia and moved to the United States in 2000 after acceptance to Brigham Young University in Hawaii. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Hawaii, she began working on the mainland but still misses her island and returns whenever she can. Claudia’s professional experience is extensive having worked with large corporations like Ritz Carlton and Marriott. Eventually, Claudia returned to school and now holds a professional’s paralegal certificate. After several years of working with Contigo Law, her experience and knowledge is vital to our operations and providing quality service to our immigration clients. Claudia works on cases going to USCIS like VAWA, U-visa, adjustment of status, and citizenship applications.

Claudia loves working in immigration because she can makes a real difference in the lives of our clients by going the extra mile. She is eager to learn about our client’s cultures and experiences in order to better develop their cases. Among her many accomplishments, Claudia has seen every season of Law and Order SVU.

Jacqueline Gutierrez

Bilingual Paralegal

Jacqueline is a first generation student in the process of completing her bachelor's at the University of Utah to then apply for law school. She has aspired to be an immigration attorney ever since middle school and simply wishes to help those that are often disadvantaged. She is currently double majoring in International Studies and Criminology, and also has a French minor. Jacqueline loves to explore new cultures and even had the opportunity to study abroad in Grenoble, France. She loves to work with people and feels that being trilingual would allow her to connect to a lot more people in the world.

Jacqueline's family is from Chihuahua, Mexico but she has been in Utah her whole life. She has seen first-hand how the immigration system can affect people's lives and wishes to navigate the professional side of the spectrum herself. She looks forward to helping families like her own and is excited to learn more about our clients and their real experiences.

James W. Oakley III

Bilingual Paralegal

James is a Kentucky native, but moved to South-Eastern Idaho to attend Brigham Young University Idaho. It was there that he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in European Languages. He has since moved to Utah to pursue his career in law and start his journey into law school. James’s professional work experience ranges from Melaleuaca’s Mexico Solutions to Navex’s Bilingual Department. James appreciates different cultures and likes learning languages, having lived in Mexico and often visiting Montreal.

 

James is a passionate and determined, young professional who gets the job done. He cares deeply about our clients, wanting to make a real difference in people’s lives. He is a “connoisseur” of Menudo and loves a tasty Pozole.