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Mika Galilee-Belfer

Mika Galilee-Belfer brings to her legal practice a life-long commitment to social justice and human rights. She understands that going through legal proceedings in the United States can be frightening, and she brings trauma-informed practices to her work to help clients feel comfortable sharing their stories, histories, and hopes. Her advocacy for clients is marked by persistence, courage, and creativity.

Mika is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she earned the top spot in the Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition two years in a row, as well as awards from the Law College Association and the Arizona Law Review. While a law student she served in the Workers' Rights Section of the Immigrant Justice Clinic and externed with both Southern Arizona Legal Aid and the Pima County Superior Court.

In addition to her law degree, Mika has a PhD in educational policy and practice from the University of Arizona, where she worked for many years in strategic planning and with students, faculty, and community partners. Her background in policy analysis prepared her well for navigating complex immigration laws, and for the aggressive yet thoughtful advocacy essential for fighting for immigrants' rights.

Areas of Practice 

  • Removal Defense
  • Asylum
  • U-Visas
  • Green Cards and Naturalization