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Immigration Attorneys

Latino Memphis Derechos is now accepting applications for interns. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate law students. The internships are unpaid, but Latino Memphis is willing to assist the student in applying for externship/field placement credit and/or fellowships. All legal interns have the opportunity to work directly with clients. 

Stacie A. Hammond

Stacie A. Hammond is the Co-Legal Director of the Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis. She has been an attorney with Latino Memphis since September 2015. Stacie oversees the program’s representation of clients before the Memphis Immigration Court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She represents clients in cases for Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Relative Petitions, Adjustment of Status, and Cancellation of Removal, as well as a variety of other cases.

Prior to joining Latino Memphis, Stacie served as the Attorney Advisor at the Memphis Immigration Court for two years. She is a graduate of Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law (2012) and The George Washington University (2007). She was admitted to the state bar of Pennsylvania in 2012. She spoke on a panel entitled “Digital Tools for Immigrant Integration” at the UnidosUS Annual Conference in 2018. In her free time, Stacie likes spending time with her husband Christopher and one-year old son Benjamin, and enjoys baking cookies and other sweet treats.

 

Christina Swatzell

Christina Swatzell is a Co-Director with the Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis. Christina graduated from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York in 2012. Following admission to the NY bar, she represented indigent clients charged with felonies from arrest to disposition in Local and Superior Courts with the Legal Aid Society of Westchester located in White Plains, NY. In 2017, Christina relocated to her hometown of Memphis, TN and joined the legal team of Latino Memphis with a primary focus on detention defense. Christina’s break from advocacy includes fostering dogs for Memphis’s All Heart Animal Rescue, loving on her own Shih Tzu rescue, Maxi Lamar, and finding a few minutes to watch Game of Thrones with her partner of 3 years. Christina is admitted to the practice of law in NY and TN.

 

Maximiliano Gluzman

Maximiliano Gluzman is a Staff Attorney with the Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis, Inc. Maximiliano represents clients in affirmative petitions before the United States Immigration and Citizenship Service and in removal defense before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (immigration courts). Maximiliano also represents detained clients in bond redetermination proceedings and participates in Latino Memphis’s community legal outreach Activities.

Before joining Latino Memphis, Maximiliano practiced law in his hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he earned his first degree in Law from Universidad del Salvador. Maximiliano also earned a Master of Laws degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and is admitted to the practice of law in NY and TN. When not at work, you will find Maximiliano getting one step closer to grilling the perfect steak.

 

Amanda Dunavant

Amanda Dunavant is the Attorney Fellow with the Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis, Inc. She has been with the organization since 2016. In her current role, Amanda handles removal cases in various stages before the Immigration Court. She also helps clients apply for relief before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The majority of Amanda’s clients are children who entered the United States as unaccompanied minors.

Prior to joining the Immigrant Rights Defense Center, Amanda was an Associate Attorney at the Frager Law Firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She also interned at the Memphis Immigration Court while in law school in 2012. Amanda obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The University of Tennessee at Martin. Amanda was admitted to state bar of Tennessee in 2014. She is an active member of the American Immigration Attorneys Association. When she is not working, Amanda loves to listen to live music, read, and spend time with her son.

 

Andrea Barboza

Andrea Barboza is the DOJ Accredited Representative with the Immigrants Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis. She graduated from Law School in her hometown, Maracaibo, Venezuela in August 2009 and worked as a Labor and Employment Attorney until moving to the United States in February 2013.

At Latino Memphis, she represents clients in affirmative applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, some examples of the type of cases that she has experience with are U-Visas, DACA, VAWA, Family Petitions, Asylums among many others. Andrea is obsessed with her dog, Jacques and enjoys to spend her free time helping at her husband’s food truck, watching movies and working on puzzles.

To make an appointment with Immigrant Rights Defense Center, call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org