Amy started her academic pursuit at the University of West Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2006, majoring in Economics and minoring in Spanish and Political Science. She graduated cum laude from Georgia State University's College of Law in 2009, earning highest pro bono distinction for her volunteer work during law school.

 

While in law school, Amy clerked for Judge W. O'Neal Dettmering, Chief Judge of the Douglas County State Court. She held this position from 2007 until 2009, when she joined the Carrollton, Georgia law firm of Tisinger Vance, PC as an associate in the commercial litigation department. Amy decided to put her Spanish language skills to good use and in 2011, began the immigration practice area at the firm.

 

In 2012 she had a baby boy, Alvaro James ("A.J.") and in the summer of 2013 made the difficult decision to leave her friends and mentors at the Tisinger Firm to found Velasquez Law Group, LLC.

 

While most of her free time is spent with A.J. and her husband Adolfo, Amy volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of West Georgia and Communities in Schools Carrollton/Carroll County and as a member of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club Young Professionals. Amy is also a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyer's Association) and the past chairperson of the Georgia/Alabama Chapter's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. She frequently speaks on immigration law topics throughout the West Georgia area.

 

Bar Admissions: Georgia, 2009, Alabama, 2010

 

Amy is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

 

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