Angelica Sciencio is a California licensed attorney engaged in the general practice of the law with particular focus on immigration matters.
Since she began practicing law in 2009, Angelica has had the privilege of representing many of the world's top professional athletes, their families and support workers. She also is particularly dedicated to the Latino community in the United States.
Angelica graduated magna cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in May 2009. While in law school, Angelica was placed on the Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll during nearly every semester and was the recipient of the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and Jefferson Medal in several subjects including Legal Writing and Advanced Legal Research, among others. She also acted as a mentor to incoming students for the school’s academic success program.
She is an Immigration Law instructor for the Paralegal Program at the University of California San Diego Extension. Born and raised in Brazil, Angelica speaks her native Portuguese as well as Spanish.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
Angelica Sciencio is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion issues. She has been involved with several groups, associations, and committees that envision to provide professional, economic and social opportunities for individuals of minority groups such as women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Angelica has been deeply involved with the Lawyers Club of San Diego, an organization focused on promoting the advancement of women in law and society. There, she co-chaired the Diverse Women’s Committee and alongside her co-chairs and members contributed to its growth and recognition as one of the most vibrant committees in the organization.
As an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association, she chaired its Committee for Diversity and Inclusion for two years after a long-standing presence as one of its active members and its Lawyers Club liaison. That committee oversees diversity initiative programs such as the Diversity Fellowship Program and the Disability Interest Group, among others. There, she worked with committee members and leaders of other specialty bar associations to help bridge the gap and increase engagement of diverse members of the legal community in the association. In addition to diversity issues, Angelica also chaired the SDCBA’s Immigration Section.
At California Lawyers Association, she was an Executive Committee Member of the Solo & Small Section working towards representing the interests of a segment of the profession that tends to attract a large percentage of minority attorneys. As a CLA member, Angelica was also a member of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, where she helped further the interests of diverse individuals in the profession at the state level.
Angelica served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and is a member of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association.
Throughout her career, Angelica has helped organize several diversity-related events, has written articles on diversity issues and has given Continuing Legal Education presentations on Elimination of Bias, Immigration and Professional Advancement matters.