Alisha litigates complex commercial and natural resource cases for clients including mining companies and irrigation districts. Her experience includes water rights litigation in federal court and state environmental permit appeals. Additionally, Alisha advises clients on real estate acquisitions; dispositions; leasing; financing; and due diligence, including performing title review, legal research, and drafting.
Alisha is also passionate about pro bono work which has included removal proceedings before Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals as well as affirmative applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She has also participated in high-impact litigation against the Arizona Department of Corrections. In her pro bono capacity, Alisha has argued in federal district court, examined witnesses, defended depositions, and participated in every aspect of discovery and motion practice.
Prior to earning her J.D. from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where she served as business editor of the Arizona State Law Journal, Alisha spent more than six years working for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Alisha began as a refugee officer, traveling around the world to interview refugees in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Later, as an immigration services officer, Alisha adjudicated naturalization applications, I-130 petitions, and I-485 Adjustment of Status applications. From 2015 through 2018, Alisha was in charge of USCIS’ community relations in Nevada and worked with community-based organizations, governmental partners from every level, and the Nevada business community to provide education about immigration laws, avoiding scams, and available community resources.