My practice is focused on family-based immigration and deportation defense. I have extensive experience in consular processing, adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization, waivers (fraud, crime, health, prior deportation), self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, U visas for victims of crime, humanitarian parole, NACARA, custody redetermination hearings, de novo TPS claims, and cancellation of removal.
Since 2006, my practice has focused on family-based immigration and deportation defense. Prior to joining the law firm of Bell & Bowes, P.C. in 2010, I practiced in Dallas, Texas at a full-service immigration firm.
• Adjustment of status granted, Dallas, TX 05/2011
• Adjustment of status granted, Dallas, TX 02/2011
• Order of supervision and employment authorization issued for individual with order of deportation, Dallas, TX 03/2011
• Cancellation of removal for a non-permanent resident granted, Dallas, TX 04/2010
• TPS de novo granted, Dallas, TX 04/2010
• Motion to reopen 1992 deportation case granted, Dallas, TX 04/2010
• Adjustment of status with I-601 waiver before Dallas Immigration Court granted, Dallas, TX 02/2010
• Adjustment of status with I-601 waiver before Dallas Immigration Court, granted, Dallas, TX 10/2009
• Petition for removal of conditions on residency with waiver before Dallas Immigration Court, granted, Dallas, TX 09/2009
• Adjustment of status before Dallas Immigration Court granted, Dallas, TX 09/2009
• Asylum before Dallas Immigration Court granted, Dallas, TX 07/2009
• Cancellation of removal for permanent resident granted, Dallas, TX 06/2009
• NACARA relief before Dallas Immigration Court granted, Dallas, TX 01/2009
• Adjustment of status before Memphis Immigration Court granted, Memphis, TN 10/2008
6565 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving TX 75039
Our initial consultation is $50, which will be reduced from your contract total if you choose to open a case.
Yes, we do offer fixed-price services on certain cases.
The vast majority of my cases are flat-fee.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Leo Galletta, VP Operations
I speak Spanish fluently.
From the moment I began practicing immigration law, I knew it was the right place for me. I am honored to represent the immigrant families with whom I have worked over the years. "Immigration" is an ever-present worry for many immigrant families. Assisting these families changes the course of their future and the future of their children. It is very satisfying to make a positive difference in their lives.
I come from a family full of teachers. Before becoming an attorney, I, too, was a teacher for three years. I believe that educating a client on the pertinent legal issues is essential to the overall success of a case. Teaching is a natural instinct for me, and I make every effort to ensure that my clients understand the legal process as we move through it together.
During our consultation, I am happy to review client-prepared documents. However, if I am not hired to see your case to its conclusion, it is somewhat difficult to review only a portion of a case and give a legal opinion.
During our consultation, I will certainly evaluate your case and explain what must be done. However, immigration law is a rather complex area, depending on the case, and information relayed at the outset of your case generally will not encompass all possible issues that may develop along the way.
I have worked exclusively in the area of immigration law since 2006.
In the last several years, I have had the opportunity to handle a variety of complex immigration cases, ranging from deportation defense to VAWA petitions for victims of domestic violence. Without a doubt, I am a better lawyer today because of my colleagues and mentors, each of whom has taught me different perspectives and skills.
I will provide careful analysis of your case, explaining the process and any complications unique to you. I will be honest with you about your likelihood of success.Personal interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, cooking, and skiing!
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