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Lakshmi Nayar

Immigration Attorney at Irving, TX

5.0   91 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
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About Lakshmi

Learn Lakshmi’s areas of practice.

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  1. Immigration
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    Represent individuals for a wide array of immigration cases, including family-sponsored adjustment and consular processing; naturalization and citizenship; deportation defense; bond hearings; orders of supervision; asylum; waivers for fraud, unlawful presence, prior deportation, and crime; visas for victims of crime; and humanitarian parole.

    24 years, 2,500 cases

Lakshmi Nayar was born in Kerala, India. At the age of 6, her family migrated to Perth, Western Australia, where she resided until moving to Dallas in 1998. Lakshmi graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Politics and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with Honors. In 1999, Lakshmi earned her Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

 

Lakshmi's interest in U.S. immigration law originated from her own experiences as an immigrant to the United States. After studying U.S. immigration law at the University of Michigan, she began her career in the immigration field in 2000 by volunteering at local non-profit agencies that provide immigration assistance to low income immigrants. In 2001, she joined a small immigration firm in Dallas and helped to develop it into one of the largest full-service immigration law firms in the state of Texas. Prior to starting her own immigration law practice, Lakshmi was the managing attorney of this firm.

 

 

During the course of her 17-year career in immigration law, Lakshmi has successfully handled a wide array of U.S. immigration and nationality matters. She has extensive experience with deportation defense (including cancellation of removal, 212(c) and 212(h) waivers for crimes, adjustment, de novo TPS claims, and bond hearings), family-based immigration (including adjustment of status and consular processing, fiancee visas and I-751s), waivers (for fraud, crimes, health-related bars, unlawful presence, and prior deportations), citizenship and naturalization, nonimmigrant visas, NACARA, and humanitarian relief (including DACA, temporary protected status, non-DACA deferred action, and parole). She also has a special interest in assisting immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes obtain legal status in the United States.

 

 

Lakshmi is admitted to practice in New York and the Northern District Court of Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project. She is fluent in Malayalam.

Location

Nayar & McIntyre, LLP
800 W Airport Freeway
Suite 1012
Irving, TX, 75062
Nayar & McIntyre, LLP
PO Box 601614
Dallas, TX, 75360
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Reviews

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Posted by Zubair | May 18, 2024
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Best immigration lawyer in DFW area
She is very thorough, files a case with no need for any additional documentation. She and her office staff pay very close attention to details and perhaps this is the main reason for a very expedited decision on our case. Thank you so much Lakshmi Nayar, we are grateful. 5 stars
Posted by Karla Ramirez | April 3, 2024
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Excellent attorney!
I can't recommend Lakshmi enough! She walked me through different ways I could get my residency and very patiently answered any questions I had at all times. She filed advance parole for me that gave me the opportunity to go back to my home country after 24 years and reunite with my family members. For that alone I am entirely grateful! As soon as I got back she began filling my adjustment of status and 6 months later I became a resident. Ashly, her paralegal is very efficient and helpful as well. The entire team is wonderful! This is a team that truly cares, I could feel their excitement when they notified me that I was approved :)
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Posted by Narasimhan | March 30, 2024
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Smooth Green Card Process with Lakshmi Nayar & Team
I express my gratitude to Lakshmi Nayar and her legal assistant Ashly for their assistance in obtaining our Green Card and ensuring a seamless process. They were meticulous in documentation and exceptionally prompt in their responses. I wholeheartedly endorse Lakshmi Nayar and her team for their excellent family-based immigration services.
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Posted by Pritesh | January 4, 2024
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Best Attorney in town
I hired her for my green card process from F1 status, I got green card, citizenship and now my parents are here and get got their green cards. Process went like a cool breeze, she stays on top of everything and make sure no stone is unturned. Thank you Lakshmi and team !!
Posted by Sherwin | November 16, 2023
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Best decision to hire Lakshmi!
Lakshmi took care of my case from end-to-end without any hitch whatsoever. She worked through the complexities of my case in a very smooth and timely manner. Lakshmi is extremely detail oriented in every aspect of the case. What I appreciated most about her was her honest perspective even on tricky circumstances relating to the case. Immigration is invariably stressful, however she works with you at a personal level and addresses the case with facts rather than emotions. Her team is always accessible and great with follow-ups.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2023
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Excellent service
I got my immigration and my wife's immigration process through lakshmi nayar. She made whole process smooth and transparent . great working with her.
Posted by Oladapo | August 10, 2023
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Highly Recommended
Prior to meeting her, I was hopeless because I dealt with lots of so called great immigration lawyers . She took my case and actually LISTENED and understood my pain . She was besides me from the beginning to the end and even suggested mandamus which we filed . At the interview ,she was on her game . And I became a citizen .
Posted by Anta Masse | July 21, 2023
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Highly Recommended
I am very happy with the services that Lakshmi Nayar provided in handling my immigration case. I now have my Green Card. She is very professional and is an expert in immigration law. She responded promptly to any questions that I had about my case.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2023
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Exemplary service
Very professional, in-depth & thorough. Highly recommend Lakshmi and her law firm.
Posted by KR | June 12, 2023
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Strongly recommend
I had hired the attorney for 2 immigration cases and both were smooth and successful. Very thorough in highlighting the dependencies, documents needed, process involved. Was also keeping me updated on the progress. Was quick to respond to any queries / clarifications. Overall, I had a great experience for both the cases.
Posted by DJ | June 6, 2023
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Highly recommend
It was a great pleasure to work with Lakshmi! Lakshmi and her law firm were very professional, reliable, and helpful during my journey to become a United States citizen. I could not be thankful enough to her law firm!
Posted by Farhan | April 14, 2023
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Splendid attorney
We have had very positive experience with Lakshmi from the beginning of the process right though to the end. Wonderful service highly recommended.
Posted by W.L. | March 29, 2023
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Highly Recommend Ms. Nayar
Immigration process could be quite inhumane and exhausting, especially for cases involving domestic abuse. I had the luck of working with an excellent immigration lawyer and her team who were incredibly professional and patient throughout my case. Ms. Nayar helped me to navigate the complex process with ease, gather crucial evidence, draft the application letters, prepare for the interviews, and eventually win my cases. I would highly recommend Ms. Nayar to anyone in need of professional and reliable immigration services.
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Posted by Jyoti P | February 17, 2023
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Best Immigration Attorney
Immigration Attorney Lakshmi Nayar is a very well versed and systematic attorney with her work which helped me in a big way. Her guidance and help in getting my work done was incredible. Her team at Nayar & Mcintyre, LLP is very responsive. She helped me sail through the GC process and eventually the citizenship. Her responses in email are super fast and it relieves lot of your anxiety and stress since it is immigration.
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Posted by K.C. | January 3, 2023
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Best In The Business
It has a great pleasure to work with Miss Nayar! Her law firm has been so professional in helping me to get green card and just couple weeks ago I got my citizenship. She is very supportive, patient and helpful during my entire journey to become a United States citizen. I could not be thankful enough to her law firm!
Posted by JUAN MANUEL | November 18, 2022
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DURING THE PANDEMIC IMMIGRANT
ONLY HAVE GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT NAYER & MCINTYRE, LLP WAS VERY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO MY CASE. THE PANDEMIC SLOWED ALOT OF THINGS DOWN BUT ONCE IT OPENED BACK UP THINGS STARTED ROLLING AGAIN SO FOR THAT I WILL BE FOREVER THANKFUL FOR HER SERVICES AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER SERVICES TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY
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Posted by Fahim | October 23, 2022
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Best Immigration Attorney of DFW
Ms. Nayar is the best in this business. She and her team helped me in my immigration process from day 1 up until I became a US Citizen. She is extremely thorough, knowledgeable as well as a caring attorney. I would recommend her 10/10 to anyone looking to get help for their immigration process. Best decision to go with her.
Posted by Martha B | July 21, 2022
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Happy client
I highly recommend Ms. Nayar the best attorney I was so lucky to met her , I was on deportation order immigration denied my case but this lady help to stop my deportation and she helps me to get my legal residence after 30 years trying with other attorneys , she is the one who take care of me I really appreciate it Ms Nayar and her assistant Ashley for everything they did to me …
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Posted by Hemanth | May 15, 2022
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Very Professional
Highly recommend Lakshmi Nayar for any immigration services. We are very satisfied working with her for our green card journey. Very thorough and helpful in answering all our questions and followups with USCIS.
Posted by PB | October 16, 2021
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United our family
It's because of Ms. Nayar we are back together again as a family. Ours was a complex case (& probably a unique one) involving 2 complicated Immigrant visa cases, a naturalization case and guidance on a re-entry permit, all intertwined. It was a stressful phase of our lives with my family stuck outside the U.S. During this period, Ms.Nayar was on our side and that made the whole difference. Ms.Nayar is honest, sincere, and genuinely understands the plight of an immigrant. We somehow got lucky that we ran into Ms.Nayar for our immigration issue. Our dwindling confidence and hope was instilled back again with Ms.Nayar's expertise and guidance. I can proudly say Ms.Nayar is one of the best immigration lawyers. Thank you so much to you and your team.
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Response from Lakshmi Nayar October 18, 2021
Congratulations to you and your family! I am so glad that you are now reunited. It has been our pleasure to be a part of your journey. I wish you all the very best!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nayar & McIntyre, LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Reina & Bates
  • 2001 - 2008

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • LLM
  • 1999
  • Murdoch University, Western Australia
  • LLB
  • 1997
  • Murdoch University, Western Australia
  • BA
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • K1 for foreign national with criminal convictions
  • Foreign national became eligible for K1 visa without waiver.

Associations

  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Immigration Project
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Malayalam
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hessel E. Yntema Award
  • University of Michigan School of Law
  • 1999
  • Scholarly Writing Award
  • University of Michigan School of Law
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas: 19th Annual Law Course: Advanced Immigration Law
  • Family-Based Petitions: Planning and Strategies Part 1
  • 2021
  • State Bar of Texas: 18th Annual Law Course: Advanced Immigration Law
  • Family Based Petitions
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas - Immigration Law 101: Practical Basics for New Immigration Policies
  • Family Basics
  • 2019
  • State Bar of Texas - 17th Annual Advanced Immigration Law Course
  • Course Director
  • 2019
  • State Bar of Texas - Handling Your First (or Next) Family Sponsored Immigration Case
  • Marriage 2: Possible Impediments to Marriage Based Immigration Case
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas- Immigration Law 101
  • Family Based Immigration
  • 2015
  • CLINIC Training
  • Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases
  • 2005
  • University of Texas School of Law - Immigration Law Conference
  • Affidavits of Support under INA 213A
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Immigration Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lakshmi is an exceptional attorney. She is very dedicated to her cases and is highly respected by her colleagues!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is our firm's "go to" referral for immigration issues. She know the law and has the experience."
Immigration Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With Lakshmi your case is in good hands. She is an expert in all facets of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lakshmi Nayar is a wonderful advocate for her clients. Anyone who retains her will be represented by a zealous, bright, cheerful, and caring advocate. Lakshmi is highly regarded by other immigration lawyers in Dallas, Texas and nationwide."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"Lakshmi is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. She is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lakshmi is a wonderful immigration attorney-one of the best in our field. She gives each case her personal attention. Lakshmi is an expert in the immigration field. I strongly endorse Lakshmi!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mrs. Nayar for several years now and I can sincerely state that she is a brilliant immigration lawyer. She is honest, intelligent, and highly regarded as a true professional by her peers."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lakshmi for five years. She is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is an experienced immigration attorney with an established successful law firm. She is professional, dedicated, and compassionate - I have referred cases to her in the past and she has done an exceptional job. I will continue to highly recommend her and her law firm if you have any immigration deportation, or removal cases."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Lakshmi on immigration matters in the past and was always impressed with her meticulous attention to detail, professionalism, and great passion for her work. I highly recommend her!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Nayar. Ms. Nayar is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of immigration and nationality law. She is intelligent, ethical and a well-respect attorney in the community. I know first-hand she has had many victories while representing clients in immigration court and with USCIS."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lakshmi is an outstanding lawyer. She is extremely well respected in the legal community, and deservedly so. Once I get served with an NTA, I'm gonna hire her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lakshmi Nayar for several years, and have had the good fortune to work with her in the past, so I have first hand knowledge of the caliber of her work, as well as the manner in which she treats her clients. Lakshmi is one of the best immigration lawyers in the field. Her years of experience and success with highly complicated cases has earned her the respect of her peers and her clients. She cares about each one of her clients--they are not a number to her--they are people, and she treats them with the utmost respect. Being a great lawyer takes more than just knowing the law--which she does. It also means taking care of the needs and concerns of each and every client you represent. Lakshmi is an awesome attorney--I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. She is by far the most knowledgeable immigration attorney I know. She has served as an excellent mentor to me and SEVERAL others over the past 10 years. She is widely respected within the immigration community and is known for her ethical and compassionate representation. Lakshmi is passionate about immigration law and providing the best representation to her clients. Lakshmi is the most zealous advocate I know. She is not intimidated by complex facts or issues and in fact thrives on such challenges. It is my honor to call her my law partner."
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