Losmin JiménezProject Director and Senior Attorney for the Immigrant Justice Project
Losmin Jiménez is Project Director and Senior Attorney for the Immigrant Justice Project. In this role, Losmin works to advance immigrant justice as part of the broader struggle for racial justice. She began her professional career in the field of financial services. However, she answered the call to public interest law and considers it her life’s purpose.
In her nine years as a public interest attorney, Losmin has worked for various civil legal services organizations in Maryland and Florida. Prior to her work at Advancement Project, Losmin was a Senior Direct Representation Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Baltimore where she represented unaccompanied minors in immigration and state court proceedings. Before KIND, Losmin was the Director of Advocacy for Children and Families at Maryland Legal Aid. Losmin was part of the Statewide Advocacy Support Unit, a unit that provided appellate support to attorneys in Maryland Legal Aid’s twelve offices and worked on policy and legislation affecting children and families. Before moving to Maryland in 2014, Losmin was a Litigation Attorney at Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) in Miami. At AI Justice, Losmin worked on impact litigation, appeals, policy, and advocacy defending the basic human rights of immigrants, especially in the area of immigration detention. Prior to AI Justice, Losmin worked as a Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator at Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) in Lake City, Florida. While at TRLS, Losmin worked on civil legal matters including family law, disability rights, and domestic violence. Losmin also conducted outreach to migrant workers in this rural service area.
In 2016, Losmin served as faculty in a webcast for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in its first ever immigration webcast. Losmin is a member of the ABA Section of Litigation, Children’s Rights Litigation Committee, Right to Counsel Strategy Group. In 2013, she was appointed to the Legal Needs of Children Committee (LNOCC) for The Florida Bar for a three-year term. From 2014-2015, she was appointed Vice-Chair of the LNOCC.
Losmin received her law degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Law. During law school, Losmin represented foster youth in their dependency, juvenile delinquency, and special education cases. Losmin also has a Master of Science in European Politics and Policy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Boston University. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Florida.
Losmin migrated from Puerto Rico to the mainland U.S. when she was eight years old and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in German.