We have waited just over three months for this day, where we can introduce Adi Nuñez as an attorney at Benach Collopy! Although Adi has been with us since September, Adi was sworn in as a member of the bar of the State of Maryland today and now has all the rights, privileges and obligations of being a licensed attorney. We welcome Adi into this profession that we love and know that Adi will use her powers to benefit our clients, their families and communities for years to come.
This is not to say that she has not already used those powers. Behind the scenes, Adi has poured her heart and soul into some of our most significant cases, such as Dree Collopy’s recent victory in a gang-based asylum claim for a woman and her son detained at the federal gulag in Artesia, NM. She also was there for the great jamon and wine event last week to celebrate the holidays at BR.
A Californian of Mexican heritage, Adi joins an office that represents much of Latin America- Cuba (), Colombia (Sandra), Honduras (Liana), and Peru (Mariela). If Cubans played soccer (excuse me, futbol), we could have a World Cup. Adi moved east to attend Catholic University for law school. While there, she was a Student Attorney at the Immigration Clinic taught by Dree Collopy. She made quite an impression on her professor who scooped her right up after her graduation.
While Adi’s academic career included a couple of unfortunate detours working for the government on immigration enforcement issues, we do not believe that it was anything that a few months of winning cases for people won’t fix. Also, some of her mother’s Mexican food would help too.
Adi has the care, passion and intellect to represent immigrants and their families well. We expect many more great things from her as she grows into her career and congratulate her on this important milestone.