We had the good fortune of connecting with Pamela Peynado and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pamela, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is my team. Whether it’s with my law firm, Lee & Peynado Immigration Law Group, or my nonprofit, The Love Project 404, having a team around me that is equally as passionate and ambitious has made all the difference.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and migrated to New York City and later moved to Georgia. In 2006, while at Georgia State University, I began working as a receptionist at Lee Immigration Law Group and became passionate about immigration law. After 10 years of tireless hours, I became the youngest and only female partner in history, and the law firm is now named Lee & Peynado Immigration Law Group. I have successfully represented fortune 500 companies, hospitals, cities, banks, churches and aggressively defended countless adults and children in deportation and removal proceedings all over the United States.
From a young age, I knew I was destined for greatness and I always strived to be one of the greatest. On top of running a successful law practice, I am also the founder of The Love Project 404. We work around the clock to help our community by devoting our resources and time to the people of Atlanta that need financial or personal help.
Through my work, I want women to know that I worked hard and manifested everything I wanted and they can too.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spots in the city are owned by my clients. I enjoy drinks at Pasha, their ambiance and music are truly my favorite. I also love dinner at Eclipse de Luna, their Spanish cuisine is delicious, and my favorite dish is their calamari. On Saturday nights, I enjoy dancing in the Spanish room at Havana Club, afterward, I enjoy the after-parties at Red Martini.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my mother, who believed in me and encouraged me to pursue a career in law. My mother shaped me into the woman I am today – she was determined, strong, and fearless. She believed in my potential before I could even recognize it. Her faith in me is what drives me to work hard every day and refuse to be denied.
Jarek James – Jamagine Media LLC