Carmelita Riley & Associates, PLLC is a boutique NYC law firm specializing in US Immigration law and Intellectual Property Law. We represent US and foreign multi-national businesses and individual clients in US Immigration matters. These clients come from diverse regions of the world including the Ukraine, China, Sierra Leone, France, England and the Caribbean. Corporate clients range from small to medium sized entities, professionals, athletes, entertainers and recording companies. Our services include employment-based applications resulting in both non-immigrant visas and permanent resident status.

Our firm’s approach allows us to create unique legal solutions for each client regardless of income or the complexity of their case


What makes us unique is the personal attention, commitment and energy we bring to each client relationship. 
Executive Bios
Firm Profile

Carmelita Riley, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner
Carmelita has been practicing as an attorney-at-law since 2007. She is admitted to practice in the island nation of Jamaica, the State of New York and in the US Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 
Carmelita’s legal career began in one of Jamaica’s oldest law firms where she practiced corporate law; namely corporate mergers and acquisitions, government contracting, intellectual property law, corporate management and compliance. During this same period she acted as corporate counsel and legal advisor to the newly formed United Music Industry of Jamaica (UMIJAM), a joint venture project between the Jamaican music industry interests, the European Union and the Government of Jamaica.
In 2010, Carmelita founded Carmelita Riley and Associates, PLLC. She also acts as Of Counsel to a NYC based medical malpractice and plaintiff’s personal injury law firm where she focuses on litigation and trial support. She is also the Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs for Sretlaw Media Co. Ltd., a Jamaican domiciled multi national agency specializing in media and sports marketing, project management and financing and media syndication and distribution.