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Ruby Lichte Powers

Ruby Lichte Powers

Practice areas:

Immigration

Ruby Powers

About Me


Originally from San Antonio, Texas and Lexington, Missouri, Ruby Lichte Powers received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.


 


Highlights of her travels include a year as a Rotary high-school-exchange student to Belgium; a semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico; two months in Turkey, her husband’s country of birth; and a year in Barcelona as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.  Promoting Rotary's community service programs and projects, Ruby has spoken to Rotary clubs and audiences in seven countries, seven states, and three languages. 


 


She has interned for a U.S. Senator twice and worked for the Committee on Homeland Security for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.  Her immigration experience includes clerkships and full-time positions at various firms and non-profits in Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and various other professional organizations in her community.


 


She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.  Ruby is also a dual-citizen (Mexican and American).


 


With a passion for service and justice coupled with multi-cultural understanding and an interest for immigrants, Powers dedicates her law practice 100% to immigration law.


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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years, 400 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • John Arthur Nechman

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ruby is one of the best new immigration lawyers in Texas. I have had the chance to see her work first-hand, and she is sincerely dedicated and talented.

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    John Nechman Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ruby is a good lawyer and from the answers I have seen on Avvo, she is very knowledgeable about immigration law. I will gladly recommend her to clients. Shah Peerally http://peerallylaw.com

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    Shah Peerally Debt Settlement Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Ruby L. Powers

5225 Katy Freeway
Suite 202
Houston, TX, 77007

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200805/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ScholarGoldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses2015
40 Under 40Houston Business Journal2014
Award for ExcellenceBetter Business Bureau2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Award for ExcellenceBetter Business Bureau2013
Gold Star CertificateBetter Business Bureau2012
Gold Star CertificateBetter Business Bureau2011
Pro Bono/Community Involvement Appreciation AwardNeighborhood Centers Inc.2011
Pro Bono Appreciation AwardTahirih Justice Center2011
Gulf Coast Leadership AwardRotary International Distrct 5890 Leadership Awards Committee2009
24th Annual Texas Leadership ForumThe John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute2008
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2008
The Winston Crisp Award for Student LeadershipUniversity of North Carolina School of Law2007
Rotary Ambassadorial ScholarshipRotary Foundation2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Ruby L. Powers2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyGarza and Associates2009 - 2009
Associate AttorneyScott and Associates, PLLC2008 - 2009
Law ClerkTindall and Foster now Foster2008 - 2008
Student AttorneyUniverisity of Houston Immigration Law Clinic2007 - 2008
Law ClerkCoane and Associates2007 - 2007
Law ClerkQuan, Burdette, and Perez2007 - 2007
Law ClerkCatholic Charities Immigration Legal Services2006 - 2006
Law ClerkTexas Riogrande Legal Aid Inc2006 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary E-Club of HoustonFounding Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAdvocacy Co-Chair2014 - Present
Houston Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationImmigration and Nationality Law2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationTexas NM OK Chapter DMV Liaison2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAILA Practice Management Committee2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome ChapterMember2011 - 2013
Houston Bar AssociationSpeaker's Committee Panel2010 - Present
Better Business BureauAccredited2010 - Present
Casa Juan DiegoPro Bono Attorney2009 - Present
Mexican-American Bar Association of HoustonMember2009 - Present
Rotary Club of Houston SkylineCo-Founder, Charter Member, and President-Elect2008 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Rotary Foundation AlumniLocal Chapter Past President2005 - 2010

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Matter of GuerreroAdjustment of Status Approved
Matter of OASuccessful VAWA Adjustment in Court
Asylum NepalSuccessful Bhutan/Nepal Asylum Application

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of North CarolinaLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of TexasGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Chapter AILA Spring ConferenceLaw Practice Management2015
Lawline.com CLEProvisional Waivers: 2 years later2015
2015 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawEthics and Practice Management in the Digital Age2015
Immigration Law 101Immigration Law Practices2014
2014 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawLaw Practice Management2014
2013 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawCommon Staffing Nightmares: What Keeps You Up at Night?2013
Solo & Small Practice: Business School for Immigration Lawyers20 Tips for Marketing on a Shoestring Budget2012
Recent Changes in I-601 WaiversRecent Changes in I-601 Waivers2012
LawLine.comI-601 Waviers2012
Fourth Annual AILA Open HouseHow to Launch Your Own Immigration Practice2012
2012 Solo & Small Practice: Business School for Immigration LawyersMarketing Tips for Law Firms2012
LawLine.comApplying for Consular Processing and I-601 Waivers in Juarez, Mexico2011
South Central Rotary Youth ExchangeRotary Youth Exchange2010
Rotary Club of the Galleria-Area MeetingImmigration Law2010
Rotary Club of Houston Heights - Meeting SpeakerImmigration Law2010
John L. McReynolds Middle School Career DayImmigration Law and Career Choices2010
Houston Westchase Rotary Club - Meeting SpeakerImmigration Law2010
District 5890 Membership Committee MeetingRotary Membership2010
Rotary District 5890 Interact ConferenceRotary opportunities for youth2009
Rotary District 5890 Gulf Coast Leadership ConferenceAttracting young Rotary members2009
Rotary ASETSRotary Ambassadorial Scholarships2009
Rotary International ConferenceRotary Foundation Alumni Chapters2008