Co-Founder & Legal Director
Attorney Gisselle Martinez is the Legal Director and Co-founder of Orlando Center for Justice. Gisselle has represented immigrants before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State as well as Florida family and dependency courts. She is the chair of the Pro Bono Committee for AILA Central Florida. She received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Florida. An immigrant herself, Gisselle has been passionate about immigrant rights from an early age.
During her time at the University of Florida, Gisselle was an active member and officer of CHISPAS, a student-run organization focused on immigrant rights and immigrant advocacy. Gisselle’s passion for immigration led her to pursue a career in law. While in law school, she interned at the Immigration Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School and the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic at the University of Florida assisting the immigrant population.