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Maria Cervales

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4141 N Western Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Maria Cervales is a personal injury paralegal at Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C., where she handles mainly litigation work and assists with trial preparation for the firm. She had an idyllic upbringing in the Philippines, where she insulated herself from the inexorable heat within the pantheons of literature growing up. Considered her greatest hustle in life, Maria would borrow her friends’ library cards in high school to circumvent the three-book limit per student. She was a two-time class playwright for Jose Rizal plays, contributing editor for Tambuli, her school newspaper, and in her most cherished role yet, served as proofreader for friends’ essays and book reports.

She studied medical technology at Velez College while serving as Managing Editor for Vital Signs, the college newspaper. Her introduction to the legal court system of Chicago began with an internship at JusticeCorps at the Daley Center. Under the close supervision and mentorship of law partners Sofia Zneimer and Peter Zneimer, Maria Cervales gained a practical and analytical apprehension on the life cycle of personal injury cases, and the many moving parts involved from collecting bills and records in a timely manner, scouring these medical records, and managing client expectations, among others.

She continues to produce and write content when she’s not walking her miscreant of a dog.

Client Reviews
Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
I totally recommend Sofia, she is the best lawyer in Chicago area. She is very professional, very detailed with her work and supportive. She always goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcome. Caring, compassionate and only the best for your family. I won my case because of her professionalism and her knowledge of the law. Aurel P.
I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.