Adilene Nunez is an Associate Attorney at Benach Collopy. Adilene is a born and raised Californian and attributes her passion for immigrant advocacy to her parents, who emigrated from Mexico, and to her experience as a student attorney while in law school. Adilene graduated in May 2014 from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, where she was a student attorney in the Immigration Litigation Clinic. As a student attorney, Adilene represented a Salvadoran client before the Baltimore Immigration Court and was able to terminate deportation proceedings so that the client may seek adjustment of status in front of USCIS.

Prior to joining Benach Collopy, Adilene was a legal intern for the Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor in Arlington, Virginia. While with the Office of Immigration Litigation, Adilene drafted two appellate briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As a legal intern for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Adilene gained trial experience while conducting cross examinations on behalf of the government in two asylum trials.

In 2011, Adilene earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Spanish Studies from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. She is fluent in Spanish.

Barred in Maryland only; not barred in DC (consistent with DC Court of Appeals Rule 49(c), practice is limited to federal immigration matters before DHS, DOJ, and DOS).

Admissions

Maryland State Bar

Education

  • Catholic University Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Santa Clara University, B.S., 2011