Licenses: New York, New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Main Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Family Law, & Litigation Amanda was born and raised in New York and currently resides in the East Village with her dog Bailey. She joined The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, as a legal assistant in August 2012, and was promoted to of-counsel in November of 2012, when she was admitted to the New Jersey bar. Amanda enjoys working at The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, because she is able to meet and engage with clients and make a real difference in people’s lives. Analytical by nature, there was never any doubt that Amanda was going to become a lawyer. She has always had a passion for debate and justice. Amanda thrives in the courtroom by fervously advocating for her client's rights. Amanda understands the stress and uneasiness that clients feel when they have to attend a court proceeding or an immigration appointment. In order to reduce nerves, Amanda always attempts to connect with her clients by making jokes and taking their mind off of the stressful situation. Clients find that Amanda is easy-going, kind and pleasant to converse with. Most importantly, Amanda is able to empathize with clients from all over the world, enabling an honest line of communication that secures quicker and better results for her clients. Amanda prides herself on honesty and integrity. She hopes that her commitment to law and justice is evident in her work product and fervently works to represent her clients' best ineterests.