Brittnee Pankey Qualls

Bio

I chose to start my legal career because I am passionate about human right and civil rights issues. From an early age, I recognized issues that affect immigrant communities as major human rights issues. My grandparents are immigrants and I grew up in neighborhoods with large immigrant populations. I volunteered in my mother’s classroom, working with children learning English as their second language. As a result, I witnessed the struggles that immigrants face in the U.S. and became passionate about fighting for immigrant rights as part of the larger fight for human rights.

 

In college, I tutored English as a second language through the Ohio Program of Intensive English and was an active member of the organization STAND against Genocide. I spent a semester abroad at the Beijing Language and Culture institute and earned Certificates in East Asian Studies and Global Leadership. Upon graduation, I worked assisting both impoverished citizens and newly arrived refugee families through the Department of Denver Human Services. In law school, I worked in the Ohio General Assembly and served immigrant families through the Justice for Children’s Clinic and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. I worked at a local immigration firm for nearly two years before striking out on my own.

Education

Juris Doctorate, The Ohio University Moritz College of Law, 2018

Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Cross-cultural Communication, Ohio University, 2013

Admitted to Practice Law in Ohio

Bar Number: 97707

Admitted November 13, 2018

Affiliations

Central Ohio Worker Center, Vice President

New African Immigrants Commission, Legal Committee Member

Columbus Bar Association, Columbus Bar Inc. Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Ohio State Bar Association

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