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Maria E Mcintyre

Immigration Attorney at Irving, TX

4.9   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Deportation Defense (including bond redetermination hearings, Cancellation of Removal, Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture), Family-based immigration (including adjustment of status, conditional residence, and immigrant visas), Citizenship and Naturalization, relief under the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), humanitarian relief attained from Citizenship and Immigration Services (C.I.S.) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.)

    21 years, 2,500 cases

Ms. Maria McIntyre was born near Columbus, Ohio in 1975. Her mother is of Vietnamese descent and immigrated to the United States in the late 1960s. Ms. McIntyre has resided in the Dallas- Fort Worth area since childhood. She graduated with honors from Texas Christian University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science. In 2002, Ms. McIntyre earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.


Ms. McIntyre realized her passion for U.S. immigration law at an early age. Ms. McIntyre observed the challenges her mother faced as her mother began immigrating her siblings from Vietnam to the United States in the early 1980s. Ms. McIntyre began practicing immigration law in 2003, when she became a staff attorney for a local non-profit organization that focused on providing low-cost and effective legal representation to undocumented immigrants. Ms. McIntyre moved into private practice in May 2004 when she joined a full-service immigration firm in Dallas, Texas. Ms. McIntyre became a senior associate of this firm in 2005 and remained in this position until 2008. Ms. McIntyre has also served as an expert witness on the practice of immigration law for the State of Texas.

Ms. McIntyre is admitted to practice in Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association.


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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Posted by Richard | January 31, 2024
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1000% Recommended
I had a wonderful experience. Maria and her team are the best. Professional service, everything clear, all questions answered, absolutely worth the value. Highly recommended for any immigration needs.
Posted by Tee | June 30, 2023
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I had the privilege of working with an incredibly knowledgeable and personable lawyer who kept me well-informed throughout the entire process. Whenever I needed clarification or had any concerns, my lawyer was always prompt in providing clear explanations, ensuring that I had a complete understanding. In addition to her expertise, she demonstrated exceptional listening skills, which made me feel heard and understood. Without hesitation, I recommend this firm based on the positive experience I had with my lawyer.
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Posted by Bill | May 4, 2023
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Great to work with, fast results
My wife is from another country and she came here on an F-1 visa. After we were married, Maria and her team handled every step of getting her Permanent Resident status and Social Security Card with work authorization. Her office answered our questions all the way through, and my wife received everything faster than predicted, actually all in less than a year. Great people to work with, I highly recommend them for anything related to immigration needs.
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Posted by Jonathan | October 19, 2022
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The most wonderful experience, from day 1 through to citizenship!
From day 1 we were treated so kindly by Maria and her team. They guided and took care of us through the entire process with attentive care and expertise. I simply couldn't imagine a better experience and we are extremely grateful they handled our case.
Posted by Linda | March 31, 2022
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In 2014, I hired Maria to help me file for citizenship. Everything was clear, detailed and I got answers to all my questions. Maria is knowledgeable, reassuring but honest. She knows what she is talking about. She’s the best!
Posted by Simon | July 12, 2021
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K1 Visa, highly recommend!
After getting consultations with multiple lawyers for our K1 Visa process, we decided to go with Maria and it was the best decision we could have made. Maria was kind, patient and professional throughout the process. Our case wasn't simple and Maria advised us on each step of the way. We didn't receive any requests for additional evidence and everything went pretty smoothly!
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Posted by Will & Maribel | September 20, 2019
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Adjustment of Status
From the very first consultation, all the way to the official adjustment of status, Maria was abundantly professional, knowledgeable and genuine. Trusting the immigration status of a family member or other loved one is a monumental responsibility, and we could not be happier with the legal assistance that the Nayar & McIntyre team team provided. All processes were made clear, all questions answered, and provided at a cost that is absolutely worth the value. Highly recommended for any immigration needs.
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Posted by Zaya | August 21, 2019
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Maria and her staff were very helpful and prompt with our immigration case. From start to finish all questions and needs were addressed very professionally and basically within hours. Highly recommended Lawyer! Great location, easy access when a visit is needed.
Posted by Janet | August 13, 2019
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Very professional Lawyer
I came to Texas on a K1 visa to marry my husband. The paperwork was so confusing and I knew I needed some professional help. I contacted Maria McIntyre and she was so pleasant and helpful, she explained things in a straightforward way that made me feel relaxed about the whole confusing process. I now have my Green Card and loving Texas.
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Posted by Shamni | July 20, 2019
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Great Service & Representation
I hired Maria for an AOS case. Maria and her team was amazing throughout the whole process. She and her team made sure we had all of our documents, we started preparing ahead of time. Any questions or concerns we had was addressed rather quickly. The legal assistant Emilye always gave us reminders of our important dates for the case and appointments. Maria is great at what she does, she provided excellent representation for our case interview. For our renewal process and any future immigration related services we will definitely hire Maria and her team again.
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Posted by Angelica | April 29, 2019
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Maria is excellent
Without any doubt I can say that Maria went over and beyond to help me with my immigration case, she’s a great lawyer and a wonderful person, she cried with me of excitement when my application was approved!! There’s no words to express how much I appreciate all she did for me!
Posted by Sonny | April 22, 2019
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Simply the best
Maria is truly the best . She became a friend when I thought I wouldn’t be able to become a us citizen. She was there for me every steps of the way. She’s truly the best .
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
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Case approved
My name is Ricardo, i used her services and all my imigration process was trated very professional if i had any question they responded with the rigth and more professional answers, i highly recomend the firm
Posted by Jose | July 30, 2018
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AOS Case
Maria assisted us with our adjusted of status case for myself. Her office walked us though the process and well prepared us for our interview. She always followed up on our questions and concerns. Overall I had a great experience with Maria and would highly recommend her and her office. I will continue to use them.
Posted by Praveen | April 17, 2018
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Excellent service
Maria is very knowledgeable, professional and thorough. I hired her for my Naturalization N400 process - she was very responsive throughout the process and answered every question of mine quickly. I definitely recommend her for any immigration needs. Great service with friendly supporting staff. Thanks.
Posted by Mariana | July 4, 2017
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Maria Mcintyre = Professional
I am and will be forever grateful with Mrs. Mcintyre and her professional staff! They were very attentive with my case. I will say this at my immigration interview even the immigration officer complimented her! What more is there to say than that!!!
Posted by Joaquin | June 9, 2017
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Highly Recommended Lawyer
This people helped shape my future. They took my immigration case when other lawyers wouldn't. I am forever grateful to have met them or for everything they did for me. I will recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs help with their immigration case. They are good people and I thank god I got to work with them.
Posted by Alex | May 25, 2017
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fantastic immigration lawyer
Maria McIntyre is extremely proficient and takes you through the process step by step and is on top of all matter .. she helped us immensely and is top notch for all purpose related to immigration
Posted by Jose | March 10, 2017
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Dream Achiever
Maria and her whole staff have been amazing. I sought her help so I could apply for Adjustment of Status about 3 years about, she was kind, knowledge, understanding and simply a nice person. We didn't actually decide to go through with the process since I was not emotionally ready for what was about to come. Finally a year ago we decided to pull the plug and hired her to assist my husband and I. Every meeting we had she always gave me the facts straight but with an air of positivity that this kind of situations should have. Long story short, she kindly and professionally held our hands throughout the whole process and long behold our goal was achieved. We had gone to different lawyers before her and they always made me feel like they only care about how much money they could get our of me and made our case seem like Mission Impossible. We could not have achieved our goal without her. It should also be noted that the whole staff was always nice, professional. From the receptionist to Ashly her legal aid on our case they always made us feel at ease. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs an immigration lawyer, and I will for sure come asking for help again 3 years from now when I can apply for my citizenship!
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Posted by Ruth | February 14, 2017
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the go to immigration lawyer in DFW!
Maria has helped me with 2 applications. The first time I met her was to change my status to a U visa. Since our first meeting she was very empathetic and understanding of my options. She answered all my questions and the process went smoothly. This past year I went to her again to handle my green card application. Again Maria and her staff did not disappoint. They were helpful, attentive, kind and were always available to answer my questions. If you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, professional and kind go to Maria!!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nayar & McIntyre, LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Staff Attorney
  • Casa del Hispano
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk/Attorney
  • Small Business Administration
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Texas Christian University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality La
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas ch
  • Hot Topics on Naturalization
  • 2023
  • State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Family Based Immigration
  • 2022
  • Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Family-Based Solutions in Midst of COVID-1
  • 2021
  • Advanced Immigration Law 2021
  • Family Based Petitions – Planning and Strategies Part
  • 2021
  • 2021 AILA Annual Conference Webcast
  • Adjustment of Status and Immigrant Visa Processing
  • 2021
  • October AILA Dallas CLE
  • Attorney Self-Care
  • 2020
  • Immigration Law 101
  • Course Director
  • 2020
  • Advanced Immigration Law 2020
  • Family Based Immigration
  • 2020
  • Immigration Law 101
  • Naturalization & Citizenship
  • 2018
  • Handling Your First (or Next) Family Sponsored Immigration Case
  • Removal of Conditional Resident Status
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas- Immigration Law 101
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • 2015
  • AILA National Conference
  • Basic Issues in Naturalizaation
  • 2014
  • AILA Spring 2011 Texas Chapter Comferemce
  • This Land is Your Land: Naturalizatoin
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Maria
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Strong reviews from the simple reason that she's great at what she does"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole heartedly endorse Maria. She is honest and trustworthy. She handles each case very professionally and is well regarded in the attorney community for her competence."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maria professionally and personally for five years. I have referred deportation, removal cases to her in the past and she has done a superb job. She is a zealous advocate for her clients. Her professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm makes her an exceptional attorney. I will continue to refer deportation and removal cases to her and her firm. I highly recommend Maria!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Maria is extremely knowledgeable. She understands how to properly deal with clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We send many clients to Ms. McIntyre. She handles every case in an ethical and professional manner. She is thorough and clients are very pleased with the work she has done for them!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Maria McIntyre to anyone seeking immigration advice. I have worked with her for 7 years. She is professional, ethical, diligent and compassionate. She has handled a wide variety of complex immigration cases before the Immigration Court and the US Department of Homeland Security, ranging from removal defense work to adjustment of status to crimes and fraud waivers. She has dedicated her career to providing cost effective and competent legal services to immigrants, and I am privileged to work with her."
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