Leah Spivey joined Gasparian Immigration in April 2017 before the firm became Gasparian Spivey in January 2018. In addition to removal defense, Leah’s practice focuses on employment and family-based immigration and humanitarian forms of relief such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and U visas for victims of crimes.
Leah practices regularly before Immigration Courts around the country, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Administrative Appeals Office. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Leah graduated with a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans in 2009. She entered law school with the plan to pursue a career in Immigration. At Loyola, she was a member of the Public Interest Law Journal and a pro bono Student Practitioner for the Loyola Immigration Law Clinic.
Leah also practiced family law in various state courts in southern Louisiana before focusing exclusively in immigration and nationality law when she joined the firm of David Ware and Associates, where she practiced from 2010 until earlier this year.
Leah has served as the USCIS New Orleans Liaison for the Midsouth Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and she is co-chair of the New Orleans Bar Association Immigration law section. In 2015, she was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Immigration. Leah speaks frequently as an expert on immigration topics at legal education seminars. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
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