Of Counsel –
Laura Sanchez, Attorney
Laura Sanchez has practiced immigration law exclusively since 2003 and has dedicated her career to assisting individuals and families with their immigration needs. As a daughter of immigrants, Ms. Sanchez has an understanding of how intimidating the immigration experience may seem.
Ms. Sanchez grew up in the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas-Mexico border, where she witnessed the impact of harsh immigration laws, igniting her passion for advocating for immigrants. With more than 15 years’ experience, Ms. Sanchez has developed an extensive knowledge of immigration law. Ms. Sanchez takes particular satisfaction in developing strategies to revive impossible or difficult cases. Her representation is focused in complex family immigration matters, motions to reopen, waivers, appeals, deportation proceedings, and assisting victims of domestic violence with petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Ms. Sanchez believes that being a good lawyer means speaking honestly and with compassion. Because immigration law deals more than just with paperwork and applications, Ms. Sanchez strives to make sure clients have a clear understanding of the issues and are at ease throughout the immigration process.
Ms. Sanchez received her law degree from the University of California–Davis, in 2002, where she trained in the Immigration Clinic and was named a Public Interest Law Scholar. Ms. Sanchez was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2003, and was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2010. In law school, Ms. Sanchez worked at the Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Program and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation. She interned for the Honorable Wanda K. Fowler, Fourteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas, and at Catholic Charities: Texas Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance. Ms. Sánchez earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston, magna cum laude, with a minor in Mexican American Studies in 1999. Ms. Sanchez was a speaker at the Texas Bar CLE Conference, discussing the topic: “Family Based Immigration: Reuniting Families.” Ms. Sanchez also co-authored the article, “Overview of Family Based Immigration and Recent Developments” (Texas Bar CLE 2012)
Ms. Sanchez is a firm believer in giving back to the community. She has represented mentally challenged individuals in pro-bono cases for the Disability Clinic at the Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, and is currently a volunteer for the New Georgia Project, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), as well as participating in citizenship workshops and voter registration drives.
Ms. Sanchez is an avid traveler who enjoys meeting people of diverse cultures. She has traveled to thirteen countries within the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, and Latin America. Outside of the office, her proudest achievement is raising her two teenage daughters with family roots in Mexico and Pakistan to become educated and compassionate global citizens. You can connect with Ms. Sanchez on LinkedIn and Avvo.
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