Amber L. Weeks

Amber Weeks

Amber Weeks is a Partner at Noble & Vrapi, P.A. Ms. Weeks is passionate about breaking barriers and changing the lives of immigrants, lifting the fear from her clients' shoulders so that they can walk down the street, care for their families, and live their lives without fear. She is experienced in cases involving family petitions, permanent residence, waivers, naturalization and citizenship, removal proceedings, U visas for victims of crimes, VAWA petitions, vacating criminal convictions, and other immigration matters. One of her most notable cases was the first impression published case successfully challenging mandatory detention of immigrants in Melero Valdez v. Terry, 874 F. Supp. 2d 1262 (D.N.M. 2012), which she handled as co-counsel with Olsi Vrapi. At the immigration detention center, Ms. Weeks is referred to as “La Perrona” (the badass) as a result of her reputation for getting clients freed from detention.  

Ms. Weeks is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has presented at national and regional AILA conferences. Ms. Weeks has presented and written practice advisories regarding marriage-based immigration cases and complications, naturalization, waivers, motions to reopen, travel, representation of immigrants in removal proceedings, and other topics. Ms. Weeks is currently the AILA-ICE Liaison for New Mexico and also serves on the AILA Distance Education Committee. 

Ms. Weeks is based in the firm's Albuquerque, NM, office and is proficient in Spanish.  In addition to representing clients before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and all immigration-related agencies, Ms. Weeks practices before the El Paso Immigration Court and other nationwide immigration courts, New Mexico state courts, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and the Western District of Texas, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Weeks graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2010. She graduated third in her class, earned Clinical Honors, and served as the Managing Editor of the Natural Resources Journal.  Amber also studied Mexican Law in Guanajuato, Mexico.  

Prior to law school, Ms. Weeks worked as a community developer in Albuquerque’s International District, where she helped to organize a community-run health center, immigrant’s rights workshops, and youth programs.  From 2006 to 2009, Ms. Weeks volunteered and worked as a legal assistant at Catholic Charities to prepare self-petitions for immigrant survivors of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U-Visa petitions.  

Ms. Weeks is married to Shawn Weeks, who is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). They have two children, Elia Joy and Lillian Hope.  

Contact Information

Noble & Vrapi, P.A., 5931 Jefferson St. NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Ph: 505.352.6660    Fx: 505.872.6120     Email: amber@noblelawfirm.com