A native of Orange County, California, Dawn C. Sequeira attended undergraduate school at American University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2001. She majored in Biology and minored in Criminal Justice. She attended law school at American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2007.
Upon becoming a lawyer, Dawn immediately began litigating cases in Immigration Court located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Los Angeles, and New York City. It was then that she became intimately familiar with the processes involved in the evaluation and handling of Immigration Law cases from the perspective of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Dawn has successfully represented individuals and corporations before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, The Administrative Appeals Office, the U.S. Department of State, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. In 2015, Dawn took the knowledge and experience she had gained with her to open her own immigration law firm.
Dawn is admitted to the New York Bar (2008), the District of Columbia Bar (2009), and the U.S. Supreme Court (2016). She was a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Immigration and Human Rights Committee of the International Law Section of the D.C. Bar. In 2016, Dawn was selected as Vice Chair of the Immigration and Human Rights Committee of the International Law Section of the D.C. Bar.
Dawn is passionate about and supports scientific research as well as the performing arts. She is a lifetime member of the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research. Her firm donates to the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, NY.
With nearly 10 years of experience contributing to legal initiatives on behalf of small business, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and the federal government, Dawn has a reputation for being a lawyer who goes the distance to get the best possible outcome for clients and deliver “winning immigration strategies.”
Dawn’s legal practice is focused on complex immigration matters that other law firms have either abandoned, declined to represent or have failed to obtain favorable results. Dawn believes that being able to succeed on extremely complicated cases is the very value of retaining an immigration attorney.
Legacy Immigration is a full-service immigration law firm based in Bethesda, Maryland.