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Ms. Hennessee was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in the Austin area. She earned her degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon graduation, she began practicing in Dallas, Texas at a full-service immigration firm.
Ms. Hennessee's practice focuses on family-based immigration and deportation defense. She has extensive experience in consular processing, adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization, waivers (fraud, crime, health, prior deportation), self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, U visas for victims of crime, humanitarian parole, NACARA, custody redetermination hearings, de novo TPS claims, and cancellation of removal.
Ms. Hennessee is admitted to practice in Texas and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of Texas. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Shelley Hennessee is an exceptional attorney who is at the forefront of representation regarding complex family immigration issues. Ms. Hennessee presented on a panel with me regarding immigrant waivers at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Texas Conference, and I was impressed by her outstanding knowledge and experience regarding waivers in family-based immigration cases. I highly recommend her.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2006||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Articles Editor||Texas Wesleyan Law Review Staff Member||2005|
|Texas Wesleyan Judicial Scholardship||Texas Wesleyan University School of Law||2003|
|Business Achievement Award||University of Texas at Austin||1995|
|Liberal Arts Achievement Award||University of Texas at Austin||1995|
|Immigration Attorney||Law office of Shelley Hennessee, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Immigration Attorney||Bell & Bowes, PC||2010 - 2011|
|Senior Associate||Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group||2006 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Protection||2005 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Texas Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division||2005 - 2005|
|Research Assistant||Texas Wesleyan University School of Law||2004 - 2005|
|Elementary Bilingual Teacher||Austin Independent School District||2002 - 2003|
|Secondary Spanish Teacher||Richardson Independent School District||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Texas College for Judicial Studies, Advance Familiy Law Seminar||Co-Author, Immigration Issues in Family and Juvenile Practice||2007|
|Texas A&M University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2006|
|University of Texas at Austin||Marketing||BBA||1999|
|University of Texas at Austin||Spanish||BA||1999|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Conference||Immigrant Waivers||2015|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Conference||Waivers of Inadmissibility||2011|