Flávia Rocha Moody is a native of Fortaleza, Brazil and came to the United States in 2004 under a fiancée visa. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Fortaleza (Universidade de Fortaleza – UNIFOR) in Brazil. Subsequently, she acquired her Masters in comparative law from Paul Herbert Law Center at the Louisiana State University and was granted Equivalency Certification by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Flávia was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in May 2013.
Flávia has a personal connection with the anxieties and concerns associated with the immigration process. Her experience as an immigrant, as well as her family and friends, propelled her to pursue a career in the immigration law. Flávia practices in all major areas of immigration law focusing specifically in unaccompanied minors and juvenile immigration law, immigration removal defense and Federal Immigration Litigation.
Mrs. Moody has been asked to speak in many engagements focusing on immigration law.
- “Introduction to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) – CLE on “Advocacy for Immigrant Juveniles: An introduction to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum”; Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge. July 2015, New Orleans, LA.
- “Special Immigrant Juveniles: Louisiana Minors”; Louisiana State Bar Association. April 2016, New Orleans, LA.
- “Understanding the Louisiana Special Immigrant Juvenile: Updates and Overview”; Louisiana State Bar Association & Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School, June 2016, Destin, FL.
- “Immigration 101 and Common Issue Spotting”; AILA Midsouth Fall Conference. November 2017, Nashville, TN.
- “TRUMPdates: changes in policy and law under the Trump administration”; Louisiana State Bar Association. April 2018, New Orleans, LA.
- Spanish (proficient)
- Immigration Removal Proceedings
- Family Immigration Law
- Federal Litigation focused on FTCA and Mandamus suits
- Unaccompanied children Asylum
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
- Business Immigration Law
- Automobile Accidents