Law Office of Shelley Hennessee, P.L.L.C.

Law Office of Shelley Hennessee, P.L.L.C.

Your Dedicated Immigration & Family Advocate,Immigration and Nationality Law,Family Law

Firm Overview

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.

Example cases

• 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

Main Office
6565 North MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 225
Irving  TX  75039
  • (214) 624 5077
  • (214) 674 2937


Free Initial Consultation?
Our initial consultation is $50, which will be reduced from your contract total if you choose to open a case.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes, we do offer fixed-price services on certain cases.
Hourly Rates
The vast majority of my cases are flat-fee.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Leo Galletta, VP Operations
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
I speak Spanish fluently.

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

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.

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

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.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

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.

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

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.

Shelley Hennessee

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!

  • Bar Number: 24042399
    Texas , 2006
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence , 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    Law Review Articles Editor
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Bachelor of Business Administration , 1999
    Austin, TX

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