Eliza Collison handles a wide range of cases before the Immigration Courts, the Federal Court, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including asylum, family-based petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, and naturalization. As a Maryland-barred attorney, she handles the majority of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases based out of the Silver Spring, Maryland office, including advocating for clients on the point of aging out of the custody system to secure emergency hearings.
In law school, she was a Dean’s Fellow for the Immigrant Justice Clinic, assisting in removal defense matters and a student attorney with the Civil Advocacy clinic, representing clients in wage theft cases. She also spent a month in The Hague, Netherlands with her law school’s War Crime Research office, conducting site visits to international courts and tribunals and taking coursework on international law.
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
- 2021 American University Washington College of Law, J.D
- 2014 University of California, Irvine, BA in International Studies (Order of Merit), Spanish Minor, Cum Laude
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Nicaragua, 2014-15
- Washington D.C. Chapter of AILA
- New Member Division
Eliza is originally from Los Angeles, California and has also traveled and lived abroad extensively. She studied abroad in Santiago, Chile and completed a ten-month Fulbright research grant in Nicaragua. She hopes to visit every continent.