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Rosa Cristina Melia-Acevedo

Rosa Cristina Melia-Acevedo


Immigration Law and Visas Lawyer
NeJame Law
Orlando, FL
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About Rosa Cristina Melia-Acevedo

Attorney Biography

Attorney Melia-Acevedo exclusively practices in the area of Immigration and Nationality law and has been featured on television with regards to the recent changes in Immigration Law under the Trump Administration. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. and her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.

She handles all types of immigration related matters including:

EB-1: Employment Based Extraordinary Ability;E-2:Treaty Trader;H-2B: Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker;I-601A Unlawful Presence Waivers;L-1A/ L-1B: Intracompany Transferees;O-1: Extraordinary Ability;P-1A: Internationally Recognized Athlete;P-1S: Essential Support Personnel;U and T visas;Temporary Protected Status (TPS);Asylum;Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);Adjustment of Status;Naturalization.

Attorney Rosa Melia-Acevedo initially developed an interest in Human Rights law during college while interning with the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project. Rosa realized her desire to practice Immigration and Nationality law shortly thereafter because of the human rights component that is inherent to the practice of Immigration law. Prior to being sworn in as an attorney, Rosa’s passion in immigration law began after interning for a not-for-profit organization in Washington, D.C. called Mil Mujeres. Mil Mujeres provides low-cost, non-litigation legal services to low-income Hispanic immigrants and their families with a specialty in specific immigration benefits including U visa, VAWA and DACA. Following this internship, Rosa became a Student Clinician in Florida Coastal School of Law’s Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic (formerly the Immigrant Rights Clinic). During her time in the Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic, Rosa had the pleasure of representing clients, under the supervision of an attorney, who were applying for U visas, T visas, Prosecutorial Discretion, and Asylum. In her last year of law school, Rosa worked as a legal intern for the Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation-Appellate Section in Washington, D.C. During her time with the Office of Immigration Litigation, Rosa wrote stay motions and appellate briefs for asylum cases on behalf of the Department of Justice. While in law school, Rosa devoted a lot of her time to helping those who would otherwise be unable to afford legal representation and as a result she provided over one thousand hours of legal pro bono work throughout her three years at Florida Coastal School of Law and was awarded the Pro Bono Honors Award.

Rosa has represented clients in all areas of Immigration law, including family based immigration, business immigration, asylum, and immigration litigation (deportation and removal defense), bond redetermination, and appeals.

Attorney Rosa Melia-Acevedo is licensed to practice in the state of Florida and remains actively involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Central Florida Chapter as well as other legal associations such as the American Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association Immigration Law Section.

Languages:English and Spanish


Practice Areas

 
Immigration Law (55%)
 
Visas (25%)
 
Naturalization / Citizenship (10%)
 
Asylum (10%)

Résumé - Rosa Cristina Melia-Acevedo

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
2013

Work Experience

NeJame Law, PA
NeJame Law, PA
Partener
2018

NeJame Law, PA
NeJame Law, PA
Associate Attorney
20162018

Catherine R. Henin-Clark, PA
Associate Attorney
20132016

Suzanne E. Vazquez, PA
Law Clerk
2013

Florida Coastal School Of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
Student Clinician
20122013

U.S. Department Of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section
Law Clerk
2012

Mil Mujeres Legal Services
Legal Intern
2011

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Education

Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
2013

Associations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association
2013

Member
Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
2017

Member
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
2017

Member
Brazilian American Business Council
2017

Member
FL Arab American Community Center
2017

Member
The Florida Bar
2013

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Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2020

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Rosa Cristina Melia-Acevedo
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Ste 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
www.nejamelaw.com
Office: 407-500-0000
Fax: 407-802-1710

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