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Amy M. Bittner

Amy is a partner at Brown Immigration Law who has been practicing immigration law since 2007. After obtaining a post-graduate degree in Latin American literature and culture, Amy decided to go to law school in order to assist foreign nationals in their quest to reside lawfully in the United States of America. Amy practices all areas of immigration law and specializes in asylum, removal defense, litigation, and humanitarian and family-based cases, including special immigrant juveniles. Amy is licensed as an attorney by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Amy was an adjunct professor teaching immigration law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University from 2017 to 2022. Amy is well-known in the immigrant community for her honest approach of evaluating a potential client’s available options to obtain lawful status in the United States and does not accept a case unless she is confident there will be a positive outcome.


    • Sixth Circuit of the United States Courts of Appeals
    • Eleventh Circuit of the United States Courts of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
    • Supreme Court of Ohio

    Employment History

    • Since 2003 has worked exclusively in immigration law
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, the Ohio State University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2002-2004
    • Resident Director, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Study Abroad through the Ohio State University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2004

    Education History

    • Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • Ohio State University Master’s degree in Spanish Major: Latin American Literature and Culture
    • Ohio State University Bachelor’s degree in Spanish


    • English
    • Spanish


      • Vice-chair of the AILA National ICE Liaison Committee, 2022-present
      • Vice-chair of AILA National ICE-EOIR Liaison Committee, 2021-2022
      • Member of AILA National ICE-EOIR Liaison Committee, 2020-2021
      • Member of AILA National ICE Liaison Committee, 2019-2020
      • Chair of Ohio Chapter of AILA, 2017-2019
      • Member of the Columbus Bar Association
      • Member of the Federal Bar Association


      • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Mother Teresa Recognition of Charity, Compassion, and Service, 2018
      • Pro Bono Achievement Award, AILA, 2014
      • Community Recognition Award, League of Latin American United Countries, 2011

      CLE Panel Presentations

      • ICE Open Forum, AILA Annual Conference 2024, 2023
      • ICE Open Forum, AILA Spring Conference 2024, 2023
      • Central Florida Chapter AILA Conference, 2023
      • Ohio Chapter AILA Conference, 2022, 2018, 2017
      • EOIR Open Forum, AILA Annual Conference, 2022
      • Hot Topics in Immigration Law, AILA Mid-Winter Conference, 2022
      • Asylum & Removal Defense, AILA Annual Conference, 2018, 2019
      • Immigration Consequences, Franklin County Public Defenders, 2017, 2019
      • Immigration Law, Ohio State Bar Association, 2015, 2016

      Community Activities

      • Former member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio
      • Provides Know Your Rights Presentations upon request for local non-profit organizations
      • Advisor to Columbus City Counsel for “Columbus Families Together Fund,” grant to fund removal defense proceedings for Columbus, Ohio residents, 2017-2021
      • Pro bono attorney, American Bar Association’s Children’s Immigration law Academy, serving unaccompanied immigrant children detained in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, May 2019
      • Pro bono attorney, Dilley Pro Bono Project, South Texas Family Residential Center, 2016-2020

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