Outstanding Women

Xiorlivette Bernazzani
Xiorlivette Bernazzani

DETERMINED.  Eric Bernazzani says his wife, Xiorli, is outstanding on so many levels that to list them would be like reading a novel.  Xiorli was born and raised in Venezuela but fled the country with her family to pursue a better life.  It was not easy.  She did not speak English and was teased in school by her peers.  They were so poor that she and her family went to stores to stay warm and eat free donuts.  She developed an eating disorder and struggled with depression, but it did not stop her from making a better life for herself.  She graduated high school, college, and put herself through the New England School of Law.  During that time she held down a job, but still found time to volunteer through the minorities student association and worked with organizations who provided legal services to families in need.  Now, as a partner in her law firm, Xiorli  provides legal counseling pro bono when a client has no means for pay for representation.  She remains remarkably grounded and humble, never forgetting how she began her own journey.

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