Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.

Firm Overview

Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. is a Dallas, Texas-based law firm focusing exclusively on the area of immigration law for the last decade. Our immigration and naturalization attorneys are respected throughout the Untied States for their exceptional legal advocacy and proven knowledge of the immigration process. By helping our clients understand the challenges they face, we help them to protect their interests.

We pride ourselves on handling complicated immigration issues, and offering every client the aggressive, fearless representation they deserve. We care about helping individuals find safety in political asylum, seize opportunity and rekindled family relationships here in the United States.

Our attorneys are passionate about supporting individuals as they attempt to qualify for their green card or assertively defending their rights when brought before a deportation hearing.

Example cases

I have done many asylum cases from Zimbabwe over the last five years. I also help people immigrate to the United States based on a family relationship (usually United States spouse). I regularly do waiver cases in Immigration Court. I also do appellate cases with the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Main Office
2720 N. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 1200
Dallas  TX  75207
  • (214) 637-5700
  • (214) 637-5707


Free Initial Consultation?
$100 and the fee is applied to any future legal work.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
There is a $100 consultation fee and once there has been a plan of action established, then a fee will be set. There is a huge range of legal fees depending on the process. Most cases are quoted at a fixed price, up front. The retainer fee can run from $1,500 - $5,000 depending on the complexity of the case.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Evelyn Yanes
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I grew up on the border and it was something that came very natural to me.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Knowledge of the law is critical in all cases. I believe that in order to be successful in a case, the lawyer and the client must both understand the overall goal and have a clear understanding of the relevant legal issues involved in a case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Very rarely; this is a very dangerous practice in a very complex area of the law.

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriquez

I was a Judicial law Clerk for Executive Office for Immigration Review under the Attorney General's Honor Program. I then worked for a small law firm for three years, then established Saenz Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. in 1995

I worked with seven immigration judges right out of law school, I learned a lot about immigration from the court perspective and I think that makes me a better lawyer.

Cases are handled by attorneys who are very client oriented and take time to get to know their clients. Our vast experience in removal cases has provided us with ability to handle difficult cases with alternative approaches that tend to be overlooked by the traditional or less experienced practitioner. The attorneys are a husband and wife team who have worked together for years and have a lot of litigation experience in immigration court.

I am very direct with the court and with my clients. I can be aggressive when necessary and I take a positive approach to all of my cases.

Personal interests:

I am a mom of two young children and I am involved in school activities as well as community activities. I am active in sports and teach religious education in my church.

  • Bar Number: 17514890
    Texas , 1992
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    J.D. , 1991
    Lansing, MI
  • University of Texas
    B.A. , 1987
    San Antonio, TX

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