MARIA JANIA BRASWELL
Ms. Braswell, a native of Brazil and naturalized U.S. Citizen, has been practicing law for 26 years.
She began her career in Law in Brasília/DF, where she worked as a legal consultant in an entity that advises small companies in the field of taxation, intellectual property, company incorporations, and labor law.
Her diverse experiences also include working as a legal advisor in the Attorney General’s Office, addressing issues spanning Civil, Constitutional, Economic, and Consumer Law.
After migrating to the United States, she earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia. Subsequently, she decided to embark on a dual trajectory, working as a road and bridge design engineer for seven years while pursuing her Juris Doctor degree at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
As a lawyer in the USA, Ms. Braswell decided to pursue the branch of Immigration Law, a journey that began in Atlanta, Georgia, until the year 2014, when she decided to move to Florida.
In Miami, she established a prestigious career and her own law firm specializing in immigration law and intellectual property. She collaborated with prominent firms on landmark cases, becoming a recognized authority in her field.
With over a decade of experience, Ms. Braswell excels in crafting petitions for non-immigrant and immigrant visas, covering areas such as family ties, employment, investments, and Business Law. Her practice extends to representing clients in U.S. courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), particularly in obtaining trademarks within the USA.
Despite her accomplished career, Ms. Braswell remains actively engaged in all her firm’s cases. Proficient in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, with additional skills in French, she adeptly bridges cultural gaps, ensuring that each client feels genuinely heard and understood.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Ms. Braswell contributes as an active volunteer within her South Florida church, participating fervently in Pro Bono programs to aid those with financial limitations.
U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law
Intellectual Property Law
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, Atlanta, GA, USA
Kennesaw State University, Science in Civil Engineering, Marietta, GA, USA
Centro Universitario do Distrito Federal (UDF), Law School, Brazil
Florida State Bar
American Bar Association – Intellectual Property (ABA/IP)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Brazilian State Bar, OAB/DF