Jeannine Gomez

Senior Staff Attorney

Jeannine Gómez is the Senior Staff Attorney of the Immigrants’ Rights Legal Services Project. She represents and advises clients in immigration matters and coordinates services for the immigrant client community’s across all of Legal Aid’s practice areas. She also serves the immigrant client community holistically through outreach and know-your-rights and family and emergency preparedness presentations. Jeannine is fluent in Spanish and French.

From June 2011 until April 2018, Jeannine was a Staff Attorney and then Senior Staff Attorney in Legal Aid’s DV/Family Law Unit. During that time, she represented survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, and child support matters.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in June 2011, Jeannine worked as a staff attorney at Ayuda, where she represented immigrant survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order and related family law and immigration cases. Prior to that, Jeannine served as a law clerk in the Family Court of the District of Columbia Superior Court for Judge J. Michael Ryan, on the domestic relations and juvenile calendars, and for Magistrate Judges Mary Grace Rook and Janet Albert, on abuse and neglect calendars.

Jeannine received her B.A. in 1997, summa cum laude, in Spanish from the Florida State University, where she received the Dorothy Hoffman Award for Most Outstanding Student in Spanish and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society). She received her J.D. in 2007, magna cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, previously the Antioch School of Law. In law school, Jeannine served as Senior Editor of the UDC Law Review and received two merit scholarships, including a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship. Upon graduation, she was recognized with the Dean’s Fellow Award (top 10% of graduating class) and a Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award.

Prior to law school, Jeannine worked in Florida as a social worker with children in adoptive and foster care. She has also worked as a Spanish, French, and English (as a second language) teacher.

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EDUCATION

J.D.magna cum laude, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
     UDC Law Review, Senior Editor
B.A.summa cum laude, Florida State University

CONTACT

Email: jgomez@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 661-5953
Fax: (202) 727-2132