Llamilet Gutierrez is the Executive Director of the Amara Legal Center. As the daughter of formerly undocumented immigrants, Llamilet became a lawyer to provide a voice for the marginalized. Prior to her current role, Llamilet was a public defender at the Office of the Public Defender in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where she had the opportunity to represent individuals charged with criminal misdemeanor and felonies. There she represented thousands of individuals charged with crimes ranging from trespass to murder. Now, she seeks to continue to provide excellent legal representation to victims of commercial sex, connect human trafficking survivors with vital social services, and raise public awareness of the legal issues facing clients.
Llamilet holds a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR, and a B.A. from Dickinson College, PA. Llamilet is licensed to practice law in Maryland where she is actively
involved in several bar associations. She is Treasurer for the Prince George’s County Bar Association, Board Member of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, Chair of the Bench-Bar Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association, Chair of the Prince George’s Pro Bono Committee, Open/Annual Meeting Co-Chair for the Young Lawyer’s Section, and Committee Member for the MSBA Leadership Academy. In addition to her bar involvement, Llamilet enjoys coaching mock trial at DuVal High School and serves on the Ending Homelessness
Ministry at her church, National Community Church.