Tamara Jezic represents noncitizens in removal proceedings in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. She represents noncitizens in a variety of civil cases in the United States district courts and handles appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits.
Ms. Jezic briefed and argued Hernandez Avalos v. Lynch, 784 F.3d 944 (4th Cir. 2015) and Zavaleta-Policiano v. Sessions, 873 F.3d 241 (4th Cir. 2017), two published and precedential asylum cases in the Fourth Circuit. She briefed and argued Jaghoori v. Holder, 772 F.3d 764 (4th Cir. 2014), a published and precedential case regarding cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents. She represents parents petitioning for Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa findings for their children in state court in Maryland, D.C., and Virignia. She also represents applicants for asylum, lawful permanent residence, and citizenship before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Ms. Jezic joined Yacub Law Offices in Woodbridge, Virginia, in 2013. Prior to joining Yacub Law Offices, Ms. Jezic worked as a trial attorney for a personal injury law firm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She represented low-income immigrant survivors of domestic violence in Washington, DC, both at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and at Women Empowerment Against Violence (WEAVE). Ms. Jezic spent two and a half years in Ecuador as a human rights consultant the Center for Economic and Social Rights and Oxfam America.
Ms. Jezic is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She speaks Spanish and English. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Jezic was named as one of the “Top Immigration Lawyers” in the Washington, DC-area by Washingtonian magazine in 2015 and 2017. Ms. Jezic is an active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and will be speaking on asylum law at the AILA annual conference in June 2018 in San Francisco, California.