Courtney Rineer graduated cum laude from New York Law School in 2004. During her first year of law school, she had a professor who sparked an interest in immigration that turned into a passion. She began working in a law firm dedicated solely to the practice of immigration law during her second year of law school and has only ever worked in immigration since. For five years, Courtney worked in a boutique immigration law firm in New York City focusing on all aspects of business and family immigration, but especially focused on employment-based green card applications (also known as PERM). Since her relocation to central Florida, she has continued to focus solely on business and family immigration.
In 2019, Courtney launched Magnolia Immigration Law, a boutique law firm dedicated to providing legal advice in all areas of immigration. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since she was a law school student, Courtney is a proud Board Member of the AILA Central Florida Chapter, as well as the Chapter’s American Immigration Council Ambassador, which provides advocacy and education on immigration topics. She is also a member of the Board and advocate for Florida Justice for Our Neighbors (FLJFON), a ministry of hospitality provided by the United Methodist Church. She also volunteers with local non-profit organizations, including Legal Aid, to provide immigration services to those in need. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since she was a law school student, Courtney is a proud Board Member of the AILA Central Florida Chapter, as well as the Chapter’s American Immigration Council Ambassador, which provides advocacy and education on immigration topics.
As a first-generation child of Haitian Immigrants, Vaneskha Wilson knows first-hand what it means to her clients to build a life in the United States. For this reason, even after years of experience as a Criminal Defense attorney in New York, she focuses her practice entirely on Immigration. Her passion is to help her clients pursue the American Dream. Vaneskha received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, and her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA. After law school, Vaneskha worked as a Criminal Defense attorney for The Legal Aid Society in Manhattan for several years. She fought tirelessly for her client’s rights in the New York Criminal Courts by zealously advocating for them in court, performing legal research and writing, conducting tough negotiations with the district attorney’s office, and representing them at trial. Vaneskha draws on her criminal defense experience to fight for her clients facing deportation; and she uses her legal research and writing skills to submit strong and deserving Immigration applications to the government.
Alice Burgos joined Magnolia Immigration Law as an Associate Attorney in 2019. She is a licensed Florida attorney practicing all areas of immigration. Ms. Burgos graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law. Ms. Burgos found her passion for immigration during law school where she was able to volunteer at local naturalization clinics and shadow an attorney on asylum cases. She earned Book Awards in Asylum, Bankruptcy, and Florida Bar & Skills and was treasurer of the Hispanic American Law Student Association. She is a member of the American Immigration Law Association and the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Burgos worked as a Bankruptcy paralegal for more than eight years.