Estefania chavez higgins, Staff Attorney

Estefania Chavez received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Before joining Catholic Charities, Estefania served as the interim Director for the Legal Department at CARECEN DC after serving a year and a half as a staff attorney. While at CARECEN, she represented victims of crimes and counseled clients on available immigration relief. As the interim director, Estefania managed the legal staff of CARECEN, along with organizing and coordinating citizenship workshops and pro-bono training sessions throughout the D.C. area. During law school, Estefania participated in the Immigration Legal Clinic and directed the Tennessee College of Law’s U-Visa Alternative Spring Break Program, which provided legal assistance to the immigrant community. Due to her dedication to public service, Estefania was awarded the William Lecher Jr. Public Service Price and was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a 2014 Law Student for Justice. A native of Honduras, Estefania wants to use her skills, knowledge, and cultural background to help the immigrant community within the DMV area reach their full potential. Estefania is a member of the D.C. and Tennessee Bars.