Trina Realmuto is the Directing Attorney of the Boston office of the American Immigration Council’s legal department. She litigates before the federal courts on issues related to removal defense, government accountability, and the rights of noncitizens. Previously, Trina served as the Litigation Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and as a consulting attorney to the Council. In addition, she has worked abroad representing noncitizens applying for visas at U.S. embassies and consulates. Trina began her career as an associate attorney at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale in San Francisco. With twenty years of experience, Trina has litigated and argued several precedent decisions on behalf of individuals and classes and amicus curiae, written numerous practice advisories, and is a frequent presenter on immigration issues. In 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association awarded her the Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Litigation.