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Anne Elise Kennedy

About me

Born and raised in Houston, Anne graduated from Rice University in 1997
and attended the University of Kentucky for law school.  She became
licensed to practice law in Texas in 2002 and in Louisiana in 2005.


Currently, Anne represents foreign and US citizens in the areas of: 
immigration, criminal defense and appeals, and family law.  Anne also
helps people form businesses and resolve disputes that may arise in


             Each of Anne’s  clients is valued, and she works with them to get the best results for them, in the most cost-effective manner.  


Anne began her career as a commercial insurance broker with the Natural
Resources division of Aon Risk Services in Houston.   Her job included
identifying sources of potential liability for large and small offshore
and onshore energy companies.  She helped procure insurance policies to
cover those risks, and assisted with first and third-party property and
casualty claims.   She soon began working for a top-flight,
international law firm specializing in complex commercial insurance
litigation in the energy sector.


In 2006, Anne opened the law offices of Kennedy & Taylor, with
Alexzandra Taylor, offering advice regarding both criminal and civil law
to a variety of clients.   In 2008, Alex and her family moved to
Washington DC, and Anne expanded her practice, offering clients
personalized service as a sole practitioner.


is married, lives in the historic Houston Heights area of Houston, and
she and her husband greatly enjoy traveling, tennis, and scuba diving.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    14 years
  2. Immigration: 40%
    14 years
  3. Business: 10%
    14 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    14 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Robert Doehring

    Anne knows the law and is unprecedentedly proficient in a wide range of legal theaters. Not surprisingly, her out of the box strategies are the essence of effective problem solving matters.


    David Doehring Probate Attorney
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  • Shawn D. Meade

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    Shawn Meade Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

539 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77007


LAEligible to practice law200508/05/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gold CertificateBetter Business Bureau2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Deportation Case DismissedProceedings terminated
2 aggravated felonies, 2nd 212h waiverHardship waiver granted
Re-opened Criminal Case, Deportation Proceedings Terminated.Criminal Conviction vacated. Proceedings Terminated.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Board of Immigration Appeals Published Decisions 25 I&N Dec. 784 (2012)Matter of Edwin W. Rodriguez2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask the Experts Radio ShowImmigration Law2014