Italia Lima has spent her entire legal career handling matters exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Italia attended the University of California, Davis as a pre-law major, graduating Dean’s List in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her Juris Doctor degree from University of Illinois – John Marshall Law School, Chicago in 2015. While in law school, she served as President of the Latino Law Student Association, where she was awarded with ‘Most Active Minority Student Organization’. Additionally, she helped initiate her school’s first ever immigration clinic, and became part of the inaugural class. Lastly, after a 10-year hiatus, Italia co-chaired and spearheaded the city-wide ‘Illinois Latino Law Forum’ in 2014.
Italia is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Mexican-America Bar Association and the Orange County Women’s Bar Association. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time as a new mom with her daughter, Vienna, and going out dancing.