Staff Attorney, Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow, Immigration Practice
Amelia Marritz joined Brooklyn Defender Services as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow/Staff Attorney in 2016. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Kern Public Interest Scholar. While at NYU, Amelia was a student advocate in the Immigrant Rights Clinic for two years where she defended noncitizens facing deportation and wrote extensively on the intersection of criminal and immigration legal issues. Amelia also interned at BDS in the immigration unit and is thrilled to be back in the office full time.
Prior to law school, Amelia spent five years as a paralegal in Philadelphia, first working with migrant farmworkers and later representing subsidized housing tenants. Amelia is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and in a previous life, was a drummer in a Brazilian percussion group.