Ms. Cockerham concentrates her practice in deportation defense and family and humanitarian-based petitions, with a focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas, U visas, and VAWA applications for victims of domestic abuse. She has clerked for the Honorable Judge Sean Keenan and the Honorable Judge Thomas O’Leary at the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Tucson, Arizona, and she has worked to provide legal services for immigrants and refugees at a number of nationally renowned organizations, including the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., in New Orleans; National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago; the International Rescue Committee in New York City; Southern Arizona Legal Aid in Tucson, Arizona; and Holy Cross Ministries in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ms. Cockerham received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona, where she was the winner of the Chandler-Carroll Award for Excellence in Public Interest Law. She is an active member in good standing of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) and its Washington, D.C. chapter and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Ms. Cockerham is a member of the Utah State Bar and practices immigration law exclusively.
April Cockerham in Her Own Words
Below are several links to question-and-answer pages excerpted from an interview in which April Cockerham discusses her experience as an immigration attorney.