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Susham Mahendra Modi

Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

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Susham Modi focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law. In addition to his private practice, he is currently a Adjunct Professor & Clinical Supervising Attorney at the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic. In this capacity, he is responsible for supervising and teaching upper-level students working on various immigration cases which include cases involving immigrants who are victims of crimes, immigration-related federal court litigation, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, asylum cases, and removal defense cases before immigration courts. Moreover, he co-teaches the immigration classroom component to the clinic and is scheduled to co-teach Asylum/Refugee Law in Spring 2013.

 

He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington and a J.D. from Penn State. As a law student at Penn State, he was active in Penn State’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights clinic and worked on complex immigration matters at Holland & Knight’s Community Services Team. He is the recipient of The D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award (awarded to the senior who has demonstrated good character, sound academic performance, high ethical standards, fidelity to the highest goals of the profession and commitment to selfless human service), the Miller Center Public Interest Certification, was named the Public Interest Law Fund Fellowship Chair, and assisted with coaching various mock trial and moot court competitions.

 

Immediately prior to joining the University of Houston, he worked as an Advocate/Attorney at Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. At Harvard, he worked on complex asylum, CAT, withholding of removal and U visa cases, supervised law students in the creation of “know-your-rights” presentation materials for undocumented students, as well as assisted with a Second Circuit amici curiae brief. He also assisted in preparing classroom materials and trainings to law students enrolled in Harvard’s seminar course of Immigration and Refugee Advocacy.

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Attorney Susham Modi speaking on Houston Fox News about immigration law.
Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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The Modi Law Firm
1415 North Loop West
Suite 612
Houston, TX, 77008

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Posted by Atousa | January 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
AWESOME Attorney!
If you are looking for an immigration attorney, do not look any further! He is an amazing attorney who truly cares about his clients and gets amazing results. He helped us through my husband's very very complicated naturalization process and we are forever grateful.
Posted by jenniferD | June 6, 2014
EXCELLENT IMMIGRATION LAWYER
Mr. Modi and Ms. Sofie are hands down one of the best in their area of expertise - Immigration Law. They keep detailed records of your case and send frequent updates and reminders so you always know where you are during the process . No matter how complicated the situation may be, Modi and Sofie will find out the facts and determine what needs to be done to bring about the best outcome for you. My conditional visa was removed, without an interview, in 3 months. He's worth every penny!! I highly recommend him!!!
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Posted by Anders Engstroem | May 19, 2014
Susham Modi is a great lawyer ! He took care of all my problems with the USCIS !
He took over my case from my previous lawyer whom I fired because he could not solve my case. After 3 years of trouble I contacted and Hired Susham Modi. Best choice I ever made. He took care of business and after 3 months everything was sorted out.
Posted by alberto | May 9, 2014
global entry process
I was unacepted in my own process of global entry because of a misunderstanding in immigration that happened a long time ago. And Mr.Modi, and his team, worked legally in this matter with an ecxelent performance, and got me another oportunity in global entry wich was finally succesful and accepted. And I congratulate and highly recommend Mr. Modi and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2014
Great Attorney
Prof. Modi worked hard and on my Green Card application through meetings and follow up, he provided me all the information as well as the details for the process .. I appreciate his help and I recommend his great & professional service on immigration cases.
Posted by Manjari Ganti | March 5, 2013
Exceptional
Modi is an excellent attorney! He is hard working and extremely knowledgeable in his field. You can be rest assured that your matter is being handled with the best care. Modi is a terrific attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. He aims to help anyone in any way he can. He comes highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2013
Great and Excellent Asylum and Immigration cases Attorney
Professor Modi worked on my asylum case which was a difficult case; he worked very hard in a very professional way to make sure that he covers all the requirements for the case success through collecting a lot of information even the small details, as well as thinking deeply in any unexpected points that may affect the case success. I always appreciate his hard work, trustworthy, and professionalism in dealing with the cases. and I recommend him for difficult asylum and immigration cases, he is very excellent and honest in his work.
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Posted by May | February 13, 2013
Great Lawyer
I was forced to flee Iraq and settle in Amman-Jordan. My family was scattered in three countries and I was hopeless. Mr. Modi was a great help with the immigration process, he brought my family and particularly my son back together to be reunited with me in the US. He helped step by step and followed up with my case and responded immediately to my emails. Now my family are together living and working happily in United States. Thank you, Thank you Mr. Modi for all that you have done!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Modi Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor and Clinical Supervising Attorney
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney Advocate
  • Harvard Law School, Immigration and Refugee Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Motion to Reopen
  • Successful
  • I-751 Approved
  • Successful
  • Marriage-Based Green Card Approved
  • Successful
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Associations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award
  • Maxine Flock, Penn State Law School
  • 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Joe Vail Workshop 2016
  • Immigration Court
  • 2016
  • Joe Vail Workshop 2016
  • How to Prepare for Immigrations
  • 2016
  • Gang-Based Asylum Claims
  • Asylum
  • 2014
  • Immigration Law and Policy Course
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • Kaplan
  • Student and Employment Based Visas
  • 2013
  • Children's Asylum Cases
  • Gang-Based Asylum Claims
  • 2012
  • Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defense Attorney's
  • Padilla - Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defense Attorney's
  • 2012
  • Joe Vail Workshop
  • Immigration Court Hearings
  • 2012
  • CLE Conference for Attorneys' and BIA Representatives
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Asylum Seekers
  • 2012
  • Joe Vail Workshop
  • Immigration Court Hearings
  • 2011
  • VAWA & T Visa Training for Attorneys and Representatives
  • Violence Against Women's Act-Ethics Training for Lawyers
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (9)
Endorse Susham
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Susham Modi is the definition of never-say-die. I trust Mr. Modi and his team of attorneys with my clients' immigration matters because they combine extraordinary immigration expertise with relentless work ethic."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an amazing attorney and mentor! I am forever grateful."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Modi without reservation. He has incredible experience, both as a private attorney and an academic, and cares about all of his clients. He is a zealous advocate and someone you would definitely want representing you."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"Susham is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. Susham is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally recommend Mr. Modi. He is an excellent Immigration attorney and I trust all my clients Deportation/Removal Proceeding needs with him."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Susham. He is an excellent attorney - a true professional. He possesses all of the characteristics of an outstanding attorney. He has a keen intellect, a true caring personality (exhibits a real concern for his clients), is a patient listener, and possesses that all important characteristic - common sense. The best recommendation I can ever give a lawyer is: "He is the lawyer I would retain myself if in need of services in a specific legal area." Susham is that lawyer in immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susham Modi volunteers free time answering questions on AVVO to assist those needing help with immigration problems. Mr. Modi is well respected by both judges and attorneys. I wholeheartedly endorse Susham Modi."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Modi is an enthusiastic attorney with great energy and innate ability to understand complex legal issues. I am happy to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Modi is extremely passionate and diligent in achieving his client's goals."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Friend
"Susham Modi is an excellent attorney. You can be rest assured that your matter is being handled with the best care. He genuinely cares for others which is one of the many reasons he excels as an attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have consulted on cases in the past, and I know him to be a passionate advocate for his clients and a person of great integrity. This lawyer is very knowledgeable of immigration issues and dedicated to his work."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Modi is an excellent litigator and specializes in Deportation Defense, Asylum, Family-Based Immigration and Appeals. I have personally worked with him on many cases and have been impressed with his powerful analytical skills, determination to get the job done, and commitment to clients."
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