Rosa Cristina Melia-Acevedo

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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.

She 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, she became a Student Clinician in Florida Coastal School of Law’s Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic. 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.

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.

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Courthouse icon Official Florida Bar number registration: 107195
Gavel icon Registered attorney since 2013.
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