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Bio

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Marisa DeFranco, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 6th District MA, has served as Chair on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Immigration Section Council, Chair of the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), liaison to a Federal Government Agency, and as Director on the AILA National Board of Governors. DeFranco has been honored as a Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and received the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association’s Beacon of Justice Award for her pro bono service.

An alumna of Suffolk University Law School, DeFranco worked in the Staff Attorney’s office at the First Circuit Court of Appeals and as a Victim’s Witness Advocate in the Cambridge District Court as part of Suffolk’s Battered Women Clinic. She is a former Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

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