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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

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amber Lea Weeks

    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.


    Amber Weeks Immigration Attorney
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  • Liset Lefebvre Martinez

    I endorse Ms. Hennessee without reservation. She is a stellar immigration advocate in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She is ethical, diligent and knowledgeable in all immigration type matters.


    Liset Martinez Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Shelley Hennessee, P.L.L.C.

6565 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 225
Irving, TX, 75039


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Articles EditorTexas Wesleyan Law Review Staff Member2005
Texas Wesleyan Judicial ScholardshipTexas Wesleyan University School of Law2003
Business Achievement AwardUniversity of Texas at Austin1995
Liberal Arts Achievement AwardUniversity of Texas at Austin1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyLaw office of Shelley Hennessee, PLLC2011 - Present
Immigration AttorneyBell & Bowes, PC2010 - 2011
Senior AssociateReina & Bates Immigration Law Group2006 - 2010
Law ClerkFederal Trade Commission - Consumer Protection2005 - 2005
Law ClerkTexas Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division2005 - 2005
Research AssistantTexas Wesleyan University School of Law2004 - 2005
Elementary Bilingual TeacherAustin Independent School District2002 - 2003
Secondary Spanish TeacherRichardson Independent School District2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas, Texas College for Judicial Studies, Advance Familiy Law SeminarCo-Author, Immigration Issues in Family and Juvenile Practice2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2006
University of Texas System, AustinMarketingOther - Bachelors1999
University of Texas System, AustinSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter ConferenceImmigrant Waivers2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter ConferenceWaivers of Inadmissibility2011