Mirella Olivia Ceja-Orozco

Mirella Olivia Ceja-Orozco

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Mirella Ceja-Orozco is an attorney practicing exclusively in immigration law. She graduated from University of California-Davis in 2007 with degrees in Political Science and Native American Studies. While attending UC Davis, she studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and Accra, Ghana. She also interned in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. House of Representative' Committee on Foreign Affairs. In 2009, she graduated from University of California-Berkeley with an advanced certificate in Paralegal Studies. She attended Hamline University School of Law, and graduated in May 2012.

While in law school, Mirella volunteered at Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota as the U-Visa and VAWA Certified Student Attorney. She completed over 600 volunteer hours during her law school career. In 2011, she was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Student Service Award from the Minnesota Justice Foundation and the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. Mirella was also the 2012 Hamline Latino Law Student Association Endowment recipient. She also participated in a study abroad law program with United States Chief Justice John Roberts in Florence, Italy. Mirella served on the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association board from 2011-2013, and is currently serving on the board of Joyce Immersion School in Minneapolis.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Minnesota Justice Foundation Outstanding Service Award
    • Honors: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota Volunteer of the Year
    • Honors: Justice Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
    • Honors: Latino Law Student Association Endowment Recipient
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • Paralegal Studies - 2009
    • Honors: Certification
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award
    • Major: Political Studies and Native American Studies
    • Minor: Global & International Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer of the year, 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation outstanding service award, 2011 - Present
  • Latino Law Student Association Endowment Award, 2012 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota Womens Lawyer , Member, 2010 - Present
  • U/T/VAWA Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Law Student Outreach Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Immigration Law Section Board Member, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Zimmer Law Group, Attorney, 2012 - 2014
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Student attorney, 2009 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, volunteer attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, volunteer attorney
  • St. Thomas School of Law Mentorship Program, mentor
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation, Streetlaw volunteer attorney , 2014 - Present
  • Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin, volunteer attorney, 2015 - Present


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Phi Alpha Delta