Anessa Novasio is an Immigration Attorney who is thrilled to be a part of the CAIR Washington team assisting immigrants and their family members obtain critical immigration benefits and relief.

Anessa received her JD in 2011 from the City University of New York School of Law, and a BA in Media Studies from Hunter College (CUNY). Barred in Washington State since 2012 and admitted to the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, Anessa’s legal career has focused on meeting the civil legal needs of immigrants, domestic violence survivors, workers and others in legal or financial crisis. Before working at CAIR Washington, she ran a sliding scale law firm in Seattle’s south end for over a decade. Anessa has served at various legal clinics and pro bono programs, including Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project, El Centro de la Raza Legal Clinic, and King County Volunteer Legal Services. She is a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as the co-chair of the AILA-WA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

When she is not working, Anessa loves reading novels, laughing with friends, hanging out with her pet bunny rabbits and cat, and mountain biking with her husband.

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