Rebecca Gitlen is an Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney at Guirguis Law.
Attorney Gitlen graduated from Appalachian State University cum laude in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. In 2012 and 2013, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded her the Mark of Excellence Award for General News Reporting for her investigative journalism published in The Appalachian.
She earned her Juris Doctor from Campbell Law School, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh in 2016. While at Campbell Law, Attorney Gitlen was trained in advanced North Carolina Criminal Defense Advocacy and volunteered with NC Advocates for Justice and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.
Before she joined the Guirguis Law team in March 2018, Attorney Gitlen gained experience in complex removal proceedings cases, asylum applications, U Visas, minimizing immigration consequences of criminal charges, Board of Immigration Appeals, domestic violence cases, and several other areas of criminal and immigration law. Her passion and experience made her a perfect fit for our Guirguis Law Team.
Attorney Gitlen is originally from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, and enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.
"We must stich up what has been torn apart, render justice imaginable in the world which is so obviously unjust, make happiness meaningful for nations poisoned by the misery of this century. Naturally, it is a superhuman task. But tasks are called superhuman when men take a long time to complete them, that is all."
- Albert Camus.