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Kiera serves as Of Counsel to LTF, providing expertise in complex individual immigration matters including provisional waivers of inadmissibility, humanitarian visas, and removal defense. As the managing attorney of a non-profit immigration assistance program in Newark, NJ Kiera represents indigent individuals before USCIS, DOS, and EOIR. She is a regular speaker on legal developments at community workshops, panels, and forums. Kiera is also an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, where she teaches courses on Immigration & Nationality Law and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation.
Prior to moving into the non-profit sector, Kiera was a Senior Counsel in the immigration practice group of a prominent Manhattan law firm where her practice covered a wide range of employment-based immigration matters. In addition, Kiera was previously an Associate at a large international immigration firm where she practiced primarily employment-based immigration. Kiera graduated from St. John’s University School of Law where she was an Associate Articles Editor of the Law Review and interned at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York City and the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico City.
Kiera speaks fluent Spanish, having lived and studied in Spain and Mexico. When she’s not working with clients or students, Kiera enjoys cooking, hiking, and skiing with her husband and two sons.
- The Border Security and Immigration Improvement Act: A Modern Solution to a Historic Problem?, 78 St. John’s L. Rev. 933 (2004).
- New York City Know Your Rights Project: An Innovative Response to the Lack of Counsel for Indigent Immigrant Detainees, City Bar Justice Center (2009) (co-author).
Education & Bar Admissions
- J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2005
- M.A., Human Rights Law, Universidad Carlos III, 2002
- B.A., magna cum laude, Hispanic Language and Literature, Boston University, 2001
- Admitted in New York
- Spanish, Fluent