Danait Mengist's practice focuses on complex litigation matters in state and federal courts. Ms. Mengist also has experience litigating environmental matters, including land use challenges. In addition, she is actively involved in pro bono, particularly focusing on immigration matters.

In law school, Ms. Mengist was involved in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program where she assisted multiple clients in applying for asylum and other forms of immigration relief. Ms. Mengist also served as the co-chair of the 2017 African Development Conference at Harvard. Prior to law school, Ms. Mengist worked at a non-profit organization providing criminal defense and restorative justice services to low-income individuals.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2018
  • BA, International Studies, Macalester College, 2013, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • District of Columbia

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