Maris J. Liss is the head of appeals and founded the firm’s federal litigation practice. Before joining George P. Mann & Associates in 2003, she worked as a litigator and trial attorney with eight years of commercial and housing litigation experience. Maris has researched and drafted more than 400 appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and argued more than 24 cases before the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. On the federal level, she litigates asylum applications, issues involving non-citizens convicted of crimes, and applications for immigration benefits such as adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, and 212(c) relief.
She drafts and supervises writing of motions to reopen, remand and reconsider, and drafts complaints, motions, briefs, and responses for, inter alia, affirmative litigation in Federal District Court for mandamus review of naturalization denials, APA litigation and habeas litigation, including petitions for writ of habeas corpus challenging prolonged detention in immigration custody.