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Soraya Yanar Hanshew is a native of El Paso,Texas. After graduating from Coronado High School, she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in English Studies from Stanford University, and thereafter returned to Stanford Law School to complete her law degree in 2001. Presently, Soraya is an attorney in the El Paso area who specializes in complex civil litigation and labor and employment law. Ms. Yanar Hanshew was designated a Texas Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2008.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 10%

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  • Carlos Miguel Quinonez

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Yanar Hanshew is an excellent advocate for her clients with an excellent reputation among her legal peers. Anyone seeking a strong advocate and a high level of representation can find it with this attorney.


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    I endorse this lawyer. I know this lawyer personally and her work personally. Two describe this lawyer: tenacious and prepared. She is absolutely superb.


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Contact info

The Hanshew Law Firm, PLLC

632 Moondale Dr.
El Paso, TX, 79912


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerRising Star2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Soraya Yanar Hanshew2006 - Present
Staff Attorney & Recruitment CoordinatorTexas RioGrande Legal Aid2004 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyEl Paso County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
AttorneyThelen, Reid & Priest LLP2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas State BarMember--Ad Hoc Committee to Select Minority Directors2010 - Present
Texas State BarMember-State Bar Committee on Racial Diversity in the Profession2009 - Present
Texas State BarMember--Leadership SBOT Class of 2009-20102009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers that want something MoreNina Perales: Voting Rights Litigator2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Stanford UniversityEnglish & Political ScienceDual B.A.1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
El Paso SHRM EventEmployment Discrimination2010
Agricultural Forum; El Paso TexasEmployment Discrimination2010