Tania Omaña Amador, Esq.
Tania Omana Amador has dedicated her legal career to the bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States, as well as to the legal needs of migrants. Ms. Omana’s work in both the public and private sectors has given her a distinct perspective on a wide range of topics, from public policy to the courtroom.
Ms. Omana joined Wilkes Legal, LLC in 2019 after practicing for two years at an immigration and international law firm in the DC metro area where she represented clients in humanitarian and family-based immigration cases before the Department of Homeland Security, US Immigration Courts, and the Department of State.
As an attorney, Ms. Omana has established a proven track record for helping clients resolve legal matters that touch upon both Mexican and US Law. Her ability to practice law in both countries enables her to provide unique and holistic legal representation, and creative solutions to complex problems. In 2018, Ms. Omana co-founded Buroma Consulting Group, S.C., which provides cutting edge legal services in Mexico and consulting for government officials.
From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Omana worked as an Attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States. There, Ms. Omana oversaw compliance with bilateral treaties between Mexico and the United States, with a particular focus on extradition cases. In this capacity, Ms. Omana collaborated with US counterparts in the Department of Justice to advance bilateral legal agendas. In addition, Ms. Omana analyzed precedential decisions from US and Mexican Courts related to the death penalty, foreign sovereign immunities, human rights, immigration, business transactions, criminal law, among others.
Ms. Omana regularly serves as a volunteer attorney the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC, offering legal consultations. Ms. Omana is a passionate advocate for the legal rights of immigrant communities in the United States.
During her career, Ms. Omana has also worked to enhance public safety by collaborating with local governments to strengthen relationships between communities and law enforcement agencies. Further she has experience at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC, and she is a former Lecturer in Legal Spanish at the American University Washington College of Law.
Ms. Omana obtained her Bachelor of Laws cum laude in Mexico from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico and holds a Master of Laws in International Law with a specialization in Human Rights from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. Ms. Omana was the first recipient of the Inter-American Moot Court Competition Scholarship.
Ms. Omana is licensed to practice law in New York and Mexico and she is fluent in Spanish.