Rosa C. Melia-Acevedo

Rosa C. Melia-Acevedo

NeJame Law, PA
  • Immigration Law
  • Florida
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Summary

Attorney Rosa Melia-Acevedo handles cases exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law. Rosa received her BA degree in Politics, with a minor in Theological Studies, from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. 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 she worked as an intern for a not-for-profit organization in Washington, D.C. called Mil Mujeres, which provides low-cost, non-litigation legal services to low-income Hispanic immigrants and their families. Rosa then became a Student Clinician in Florida Coastal School of Law’s Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic (formerly the Immigrant Rights Clinic). During that time she 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. She is licensed to practice in the state of Florida.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asylum
  • Deportation Defense
  • Investor Visas
  • EB5 Visas
  • Marriage Visas
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Naturalization
  • Naturalization Appeals
  • H1B Visas
  • Fiancee Visas
  • Family Petitions
  • O Visas
  • E2 Visas
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
NeJame Law, PA
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Associate Attorney
NeJame Law, PA
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Associate Attorney
Catherine R. Henin-Clark, PA
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Law Clerk
Suzanne E. Vazquez, PA
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Student Clinician
Florida Coastal School Of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
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Law Clerk
U.S. Department Of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section
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Legal Intern
Mil Mujeres Legal Services
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Education
Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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The Catholic University of America
B.A. (2010) | Major in Politics; Minor in Theological Studies
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Awards
10 Best Attorneys for Florida
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Client's Choice
Avvo
Pro Bono Honors Award
Florida Coastal School of Law
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar # 0107195
Member
Current
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Brazilian American Business Council
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FL Arab American Community Center
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida Chapter)
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Gaslighting: can it be extreme enough for VAWA?
Orlando Style Magazine
Now Hiring: Highly Skilled Foreigners Need Not Apply
Orlando Style Magazine
Seeking Asylum: Land of the Free for the Asylee
NeJame Law
Speaking Engagements
H-2B visas, NPR Marketplace
NPR
Websites & Blogs
Website
Professional Bio
Contact & Map
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Avenue Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
USA
Telephone: (407) 500-0000
Fax: (407) 245-2980