Iliana Alvarado — Office Manager
Iliana Alvarado is our team’s office manager. Iliana’s priority is to ensure that our firm runs smoothly, that we are able to maximize the value of our cases, and most importantly that our clients are being cared for.
Mrs. Alvarado is heavily involved in the direction and organization of our team. Some of her responsibilities include handling all matters pertaining to any of New York State’s Surrogate Courts. She is also in charge of processing all settlement documents, obtaining timely settlement checks, and disbursing all settlement proceeds.
She is organized, detail oriented, and has established positive working relationships with colleagues and adversaries, alike. She is compassionate, understanding and always available to speak with our clients.
Mrs. Alvarado earned her Bachelor of Political Science at CUNY-Hunter College, and obtained her Paralegal Certification from CUNY York College. She is a mother of two beautiful girls, a loving wife, and an active advocate for her community, who is constantly helping families locally and in El Salvador, her native country. She is also Fluent in Spanish.
Tansy Troncoso-Cano – Head Paralegal
Tansy Troncoso-Cano is our Senior Paralegal and has been in the field of personal injury for over 10 years since she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Political Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Tansy is an expert in everything related to motor vehicle accidents and no fault insurance. She is also the firm’s trial specialist and has extensive experience in medical malpractice matters as well. Throughout her career Tansy has taken cases from inception to trial, which has resulted in outstanding results for our clients. Tansy shows her dedication to our clients everyday in how understanding she is during these difficult times for our clients. She is just as hard working outside the office as well. Tansy is a board member for a non-profit organization and looks forward to teaching English and Spanish to her young daughter.
Gloliset Garzon – Paralegal/Calendar Coordinator
Gloliset Garzon is a litigation paralegal and calendar coordinator at Buitrago & Associates specializing in motor vehicle, trip/fall, and slip/fall cases. Prior to joining our team, “Glo”, worked for 6 years as a paralegal in both Florida and New York, dealing with numerous areas of civil litigation. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Greek. Prior to becoming a paralegal, Glo received her Bachelors degree in Forensic Psychology and Addiction Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. When she’s not working hard on personal injury matters, Glo is involved in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and takes care of her three children. Glo takes pride in connecting with our clients and providing them the service and scheduling support that they deserve during the pendency of their case.
Yuderka Espinal-Nunez – Legal Assistant / Medical Records Clerk
Yuderka Espinal-Nunez, also known as Judy, is a Legal Assistant and Medical Records Clerk. She has 14 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant prior to joining Buitrago & Associates. Judy works with medical facilities to obtain all medical documentation necessary to achieve the best results for our clients. She is also essential to the day to day operations of the firm. From answering phones to confirming medical appointments, Judy is constantly in contact with our clients and their treating physicians. She has an associate degree in HealthCare Administration. In her spare time, Judy is a devoted mom of three, and loves to enjoy time with her family.
Loizaida De Jesus — Paralegal
Loizaida De Jesus is a Litigation Paralegal, who specializes in motor vehicle, premises liability and labor law matters. She has over 12 years of experience, in the field of personal injury, all focused on advocating for the plaintiff. Mrs De Jesus excels when it comes to the preparation of pleadings on the firm’s complex litigation cases. Her knowledge of the law and experience has made her essential to our firm when it comes to settling motor vehicle cases and avoiding unnecessary expense and litigation. Most importantly, Loi’s efforts assure that our clients get their just compensation, as expeditiously as possible.
Mrs. De Jesus earned her Associates degree from the Metropolitan College of New York, where she majored in Human Resources. She is bilingual and able to work closely with our Spanish speaking clients. On a personal level, Mrs. De Jesus stays busy taking care of her two adorable children and spends her free time helping the community of the Bronx where most of her family resides.
Keith Manning — IT
Keith Manning is the Senior Manager of IT services at Buitrago & Associates. He is an integral part of what makes our office run properly, with vast experience in numerous technology related industries including banking, finance, and telecommunications. He is based in New York City, and has over 15 years of experience advising clients on IT solutions.
In the earlier parts of his career, Keith was the Director of Managed Services for a New York based Software Asset Management consulting firm, Keith also worked previously for KPMG, were he lead hundreds of software audits for top tier software vendors.
He is a member of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), and holds the Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM), Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP) and Certified Asset Manager Security Expert (CAMSE) certifications.