Mia is an experienced administrative lawyer with international migration law experience.
What she does
Mia represents Commonwealth departments and agencies in merits and judicial review matters before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.
Who she works with
Mia works with various Commonwealth Government departments and agencies.
Mia has a Bachelor of Laws and Asian Studies (Specialist) (Korean) from the Australian National University.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore in October 2016, Mia worked as a Pro Bono Attorney at the Legal Aid Society in New York City where she represented unaccompanied children from Central America in Federal Immigration Court and New York State Courts. She is admitted to practice at the New York State Bar.
Earlier in her career, Mia worked as a Senior Immigration Officer at the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., where she managed a complex and high volume caseload consisting of corporate migration, refugee/humanitarian, family and citizenship matters.
Before working abroad, Mia worked at a Canberra-based law firm for almost seven years, practising in the areas of general liability, catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, product liability disputes, class actions and criminal matters.
Mia has also worked as an ethics mentor at Australian National University, instructing graduate law students in ethics moot and providing practical legal ethics training in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Life outside of Sparkes
Mia is an avid yogi and runner who balances her healthy lifestyle with making and consuming wine, cheese and bread.