Sama is an Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP. Currently, her practice is focused on employment based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for corporate clients. Sama represents her clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and United States Department of State.
Prior to joining Berry Appleman and Leiden, Sama worked at a boutique immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented individuals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and Board of Immigration Appeals focusing on removal defensive; specifically, defensive asylum and cancelation of removals. Further, Sama assisted individuals with their family-based petitions and represented them before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to help obtain their residency in the United States and their eventual naturalization to American citizens. While in law school, Sama was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Catherine Byrne where she drafted judicial opinions and bench memoranda. Additionally, Sama was a research assistant for the Center of International Law and Policy (CILP). Upon graduating from law school, Sama gained a concentration in Immigration Law. Sama is fluent in Arabic.
Education & Admissions
New England Law | Boston, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
Texas State University, Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in International Relations
Admitted to: State Bar of Massachusetts
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Honor Roll
Public Interest Honor Roll