Ellen Driver-Nyakurimwa
Ellen Driver-Nyakurimwa

Ellen Driver-Nyakurimwa

Managing Attorney

Ellen Driver-Nyakurimwa has dedicated her legal career to assisting individuals and families in navigating the U.S. immigration system.

Ellen began her career in 2002 as a paralegal for a non-profit organization serving the Central American community, an experience which inspired her to pursue a law degree at Northeastern University. After receiving her J.D. in 2009, she spent nine years as an associate at a prominent Boston immigration law firm, then went on to run a successful solo immigration law practice for five years. She joined Cambridge Immigration Law in 2023.

Ellen’s work focuses on family immigration, citizenship, deportation, asylum, and humanitarian cases.  She is informed by her own family’s immigration story to understand both the personal and legal implications of her cases. Her father immigrated to the US from Wales and her husband from Zimbabwe. Ellen provides honest, compassionate, and personalized representation – helping clients determine the best path forward based on their own unique circumstances.

For several years, Ellen co-chaired the immigration law basics program at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in Boston. She has done pro bono work with several organizations including Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), the Political Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project, the Boston Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, Project Citizenship, and the CARA Pro Bono Project representing women and children detained in ICE custody.

Ellen holds a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Bowdoin College. She spent six months living and studying in Argentina, and is fluent in Spanish. Ellen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Women’s Bar Association.

Ellen lives in Waltham, MA with her husband and two children.

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