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Roberto Javier Rivera

Roberto Javier Rivera

also known as Javier Rivera

Practice areas:

Immigration, Family, Criminal Defense

About Me

Originally from El Paso, Mr. Rivera was raised in Houston, graduating from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, where he majored in both Sociology and History. After spending two years as a social worker for the Alief School District, Mr. Rivera attended Florida Coastal School of Law, were he earned his law degree. During his last semester of law school, he served as a legal clinician for the Office of the Attorney General of the Bahamas in Nassau. Following completion of his law degree, Mr. Rivera attended the University of Houston and graduated with a Legal Masters in International Law. Prior to working for Willy, Nanayakkara, Rivera & Goins, Mr. Rivera has worked for several years in immigration law firms in both Houston and San Antonio, practicing in the areas of removal defense and employment-based immigration.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil, English, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Immigration: 85%
    6 years
  2. Family: 10%
    6 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    6 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Lucero Maria Saldana

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lucero Saldana Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Angie Pacheco Turner

    I have known Javier for several years. With no hesitation, I will go to him for all my questions regarding immigration court. No matter what curve ball legal issue I have, he is always there to help guide me with where to find the answer or how to approach the problem. He is my unofficial co-counsel on many research cases and without his guidance, I would not be where I am today. I highly endorse Mr. Rivera and highly praise his skills as an immigration attorney.


    Angie Turner Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Willy, Nanayakkara, Rivera & Goins

56 Sugar Creek Center
Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX, 77478

Willy, Nanayakkara, Rivera & Goins

Midtown Proscenium
1170 Peachtree Street NE, Suite #1200
Atlanta, GA, 30345




TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200908/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's WhoLatino American Who's Who2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWilly, Nanayakkara, Rivera & Goins2012 - Present
AssociateFrye Steidley Oaks & Benavidez2011 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas: Committe on Laws Relating to Immigration and NatiionalityMember2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association- AILAMember2015 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Texas Lutheran University Alumni Board of DirectorsBoard Member2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Dhuka v. Holder No. 12-60169 (5th Cir. 2013)Precedential Decision Issued After Oral Argument

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HoustonMaster of LawsN/A2010
Florida Coastal School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2009
Texas Lutheran UniversitySociology/ HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Faith and ImmigrationImmigration2013