When Abadir Barre was just 8-years-old, he and his family escaped civil war in Somalia, and took refuge in America. Having undergone the immigration process himself, Abadir is strong and passionate advocate for those currently navigating the complex immigration system.
After graduating with a Juris Doctor and Masters degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Washington University, Abadir sharpened his litigation and oral advocacy skills by litigating immigration cases before federal district courts and the immigration court. Among these aforementioned strengths, Abadir is proficient in handling a variety of family based petitions, applications, and waivers. From family-based petitions to political asylum applications and consular processing, Abadir has handled it all, and effectively works with clients to present the strongest possible case.
At Spar & Bernstein, Abadir excels in federal litigation and removal defense. Abadir has successfully litigating cases in federal court involving Mandamus actions, Administrative Procedure Acts (“APA”) claims, Habeas Corpus petitions, and De-novo review of Naturalization cases. It is his utmost priority to diligently fight on behalf of detained immigrants, individuals in removal proceedings, and individuals whose case requires federal litigation. His determination spirit primes him as advantageous inside the courtroom. Beyond the courtroom, Abadir’s background as an immigrant makes him a true champion and advocate for those seeking legal status in America.
- J.D., Washington University, 2016
- LL.M. Washington University, 2016
- B.A. in Political Science and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Federal Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys