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Lisa Tehlirian graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in General Studies with concentrations in biological anthropology and psychology. Ms. Tehlirian continued her studies and received her Juris Doctor in 2004 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan.


Following her legal studies, Ms. Tehlirian was accepted into the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General's Honors Program where she worked as the Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Immigration Court in Detroit, Michigan. In this capacity, she researched novel immigration issues and drafted legal memoranda and judicial opinions for the Immigration Judges.


From October 2005 to July 2009, Ms. Tehlirian was employed as an Associate Attorney with KRA Immigration Law, where she handled family and employment-based immigration matters.


In July 2009, Ms. Tehlirian joined Ellis Porter, PLC, where she specializes in family-based immigration law, inadmissibility and removability issues, and employment-based immigration law.


Ms. Tehlirian is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Bar of Michigan, Armenian American Bar Association, and Women's Lawyers Association of Michigan. 


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    11 years



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Contact info

Lisa Tehlirian, PLLC, of counsel, Ellis Porter, PLC

2701 Troy Center Drive, Ste. 410
Troy, MI, 48084


MIActive And In Good Standing200408/03/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Book Award (Highest GPA): Immigration LawUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyEllis Porter, PLC2009 - Present
AssociateKennedy Riordan & Associates, P.C.2005 - 2009
Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney AdvisorUnited States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review2004 - 2005
Law ClerkHyman Lippitt, P.C2003 - 2004
Legal InternWayne County Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Armenian American Bar Association - MichiganBoard Member2009 - Present
Women's Bar Association, Oakland CountyMember2009 - Present
Inforum, Professional Women's AllianceMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)Member2005 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
MI Immigration NewsContributor2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Michigan, Ann ArborGeneral EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
University of New South WalesN/AStudy AbroadN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MOSPA Spring ConferenceServing the Undocumented Student: A Legal Perspective2013
Immigration Conference: Jalalabad SocietyImmigration Panel2010
UACO Business WorkshopImmigration Guest Speaker2009
ACCC Member MeetingImmigration Panel2009