Abigail Cushing holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor's Degree (Magna Cum Laude) with a major in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is a native Spanish speaker. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of immigration law and has worked extensively with a wide range of clients, from diplomats to unaccompanied minors. In November 2014, she relocated to Texas to join the Whittenburg Law Firm. Her practice areas include: Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Naturalization, and Adjustment of Status with complex inadmissibility issues, VAWA self-petitions, U and T Visas, TPS and BIA appeals. Prior to working at the Whittenburg Law Firm she worked at two immigration focused law firms in the New York, New Jersey area.
Dedicated to the idea of providing quality representation and access to justice regardless of income or nationality, she became a Staff Attorney for Catholic Charities Community Services at the Archdiocese of New York where she represented clients from all walks of life in diverse and highly complex asylum and humanitarian cases. For several years she handled the juvenile docket representing Unaccompanied Minors in the care and custody of the Office of Refugee and Resettlement. She continues to uphold this notion by providing Pro-Bono services through local non-profits in the Dallas Area.
Abigail Cushing has mentored law school Immigration Clinic students from Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at various conferences and universities, including St. John's University Law School, Pace University Law School, NY Immigration Coalition, the Immigration Clinic at the University of Puerto Rico, and the NY Bar Association. She lives in Dallas with her husband and son.