- Associate General Counsel
Phone: (317) 274-7455
aadams2[at]iu [dot] edu
Angela joined the General Counsel’s office in February 2014. Her primary area of concentration is immigration law including its impact on students and faculty. Other areas of practice include bankruptcy, and general matters.
Before joining the General Counsel’s office, Angela was a partner in the immigration group at Lewis & Kappes in Indianapolis where she practiced in all areas of immigration. Prior to entering law school, she served as an Education Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education Division of Language Minority and Migrant Programs. She also taught English in Saltillo, Mexico, and she is fluent in Spanish.
Angela earned a B.S. in SPEA Public Affairs-Management from Indiana University Bloomington and her J.D. from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Welcome Center (past president), Mexican Scholarship Fund (chair), La Plaza, and Hispanic Education Center. She is co-founder of “META: Mapping Education Towards Achievement” Hispanic Post-secondary Awareness Seminar at IUPUI. She is past Chapter Chair of the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and was selected as the recipient of the 2015 AILA Advocacy Award in Washington, D.C. She serves on the Law Student Outreach Committee and the Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee for AILA National. A frequent speaker and writer on immigration, she has consulted on immigration policy in the Indiana General Assembly and on Capitol Hill. In 2014, Angela was recognized by the Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund for her efforts to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students.
Angela was named to Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” in 2014 and “Women of Influence” in 2011; United Way of Central Indiana “Diversity Advocate Award” 2013; Indiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in immigration 2009, 2010, and 2012; Indiana Lawyer “Up and Coming Lawyer Award” in 2007; and was a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVI. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).