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RESUME

OUR GOAL

Provide clients with efficient and responsive counsel throughout all steps in the process. In providing the highest quality representation in all U.S immigration related manners, our Firm strives to serve the clients with quality, attention and care, three of the most important qualities an immigration lawyer can possess.  Having counseled international clients in immigration-related matters for the past 25 years, our Firm’s Founder and Manager Dr. Elena is attentive to the type of service an immigration law client needs and has the experience and insight to help clients achieve the result they are seeking.

FREE IMMIGRATION CONSULTATIONS FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AT OUR DALLAS AND MAUI OFFICES

Carefully supervising the progress of clients’ cases and constantly appraising them of any important developments are keys to our immigration practice.  No case is small or of lesser importance to us:  all clients are treated with respect and their cases our top priority.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND ASSOCIATIONS

Attorney and Counselor At Law, State Bar of Texas (1997).  

Attorney Consultant to the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, California (2012) and in Dallas, Texas (2005).
Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2003).
Member of Texas Immigration Attorneys Chapter of AILA (2003).

Member of Hawaii Immigration Attorneys Chapter of AILA (2011).

Admitted to United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2004).

Admitted to the Fifth Circuit Court (2018).

Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court (2012).
Member of Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2006).
Member of International Business Committee with Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2006).
State Bar of Texas (Business Law Section, Immigration NAFTA Law Section, Family Law Section) (1997).

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Gold Sponsor of Radio la Red Catolica 850AM with frequent segments on immigration hot topics.

Appearances on Spanish T.V. channels of Univision, Telemundo and Telefutura and on Clear Channel 97.1 FM “La Preciosa” Radio Station.

“Hot Immigration Topics for Small Business” presented before the Subcontractors Association of the Metroplex, June 2004 and February 2007.

“Child Status Protection Act and its Consequences to Minor Children of Illegal Aliens” Presentation before C.A.S.A. the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Wise County, Decatur, Texas, October 2004.

“Plea Bargains & Resident Aliens” Presentation before the Denton County Bar Association, Lewisville, Texas, May 2004.

“Employer Sanctions and Immigration Employment Issues” Presentation before the National Association of Women in Construction, Fort Worth, 2003

“Mail-Order Brides and Green Card Issues: When Immigration Law Meets Family Law”

 

Presentation before the Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section, September 30, 2003

“Hot Immigration Topics for Business Owners” Presentation before the Subcontractors’ Metroplex Association, Dallas, August 2003.

Participation in the BCIS Workshop held by the Headquarters Adjudications and Immigration Services Divisions of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the BCIS Central Regional Adjudications Office, September 17, 2003, Grapevine, Texas

Immigration Seminars on New Immigration Policies and Laws at St. Ann Catholic Parish, August-September, 2003 and in the Brazilian Assembly of God Church, September 2003.

Master's Thesis "Repressive Policies Against Soviet Dissent in the Post-Stalin Era 19641972", 1994.

International Law Presentation "From the Gulags to the Psychiatric Clinics: Changes in the Pattern of Incarceration of Soviet Dissidents from the 1960s to the 1980s”, New Orleans 1993.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • University of North Texas, College of Business Administration, Adjunct Professor of Business Law.

  • Texas Women’s University, Department of Business and Management, Adjunct Professor in the Executive MBA Program of Negotiations and Contracts, Family Law, History of Eastern Europe, World Civilization, and American History.

  • Midwestern State University, Department of History (since 1997), Visiting Professor on Politics of Eastern Europe; Constitutional Law; and Early American History.

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