Amara Neng holds a B.A. from Yale University as well as a J.D. and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Neng worked as a legal assistant at Costa & Riccio, LLP. During law school, she served as a student attorney in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic where she successfully obtained a rare grant of humanitarian asylum in Hartford Immigration Court for her client who suffered severe persecution during the Rwandan genocide. Ms. Neng also successfully obtained a trafficking (T) visa for her client who was a victim of human trafficking in the United States. For her work, Ms. Neng was awarded the Hon. M. Joseph Blumenfeld Award for Outstanding Client Representation.
Before joining Costa & Riccio as an Associate Attorney, Ms. Neng worked as a Litigation Associate for a well-respected law firm in Boston, where she handled a variety of civil matters, including, but not limited to, contracts negotiations, insurance defense, employment discrimination, and complex business litigation.
Ms. Neng handles a variety of family-based and employment based immigration matters, including but not limited to naturalization, family sponsorship via consular processing and adjustment of status, petitions to remove conditions on residence, intracompany transferees, H-1B’s, TN’s, etc. Ms. Neng also has extensive experience successfully handling hundreds of Requests for Evidence, Appeals, Notices of Intent to Deny, PERM Audits, etc.