Marilia G. Richards is a Senior Immigration Litigation Associate at Jia Law Group. Her practice focuses on a wide array of complex immigration matters, including family-based immigration, naturalization, religious and political asylum, removal defense, and special immigrant juvenile visas. Marilia has successfully conducted immigration trials in US Immigration Courts. She has appeared before various Immigration Courts and Administrative agencies throughout the United States. She has also appeared before various Family Courts in the state of New York.  As an immigrant herself, Marilia knows the struggle immigrants face when trying to legalize their status, and deeply believes in fighting for immigrants and their rights. 

Prior to joining Jia Law Group, Marilia’s practice focused on housing law where she represented low income and undocumented tenants in Brooklyn, New York. Her anti-harassment litigation, coalition advocacy, and eviction defense helped longstanding residents remain in their homes. This work was extremely meaningful to her, especially with the enactment of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) and the housing issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marilia graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011. She obtained her J.D. from New York Law School in 2017 where she served on the executive board of the Latin American Law Student Association. Marilia is admitted to practice law in the State of New York; the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado; the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; and Immigration Courts nationwide. 



  • 本科就读于哥伦比亚大学

  • 法学博士(全额奖学金),纽约大学法学院


  • 纽约州,康涅狄格州律师从业资格

  • 美国最高法院 (Washington, DC)

  • 美国联邦第二巡回上诉法院 (New York, NY)

  • 美国纽约南区联邦地区法院(New York, NY)

  • 美国纽约东区联邦地区法院 (Brooklyn, NY)

  • 美国康涅狄格州地方法院 (New Haven, CT)