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713-975-1128 My parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s to pursue what most people coming to the United States want:  The American Dream.  My father is a physician, my  mother a biochemist, and I witnessed firsthand how, through their hard work and perseverance, they became lawful permanent residents and, ultimately, proud citizens of the United States.


Immigration, as a result, has been at the forefront of my consciousness since my childhood.  Therefore, it is my mission to assist those who, like my family, want to come, either temporarily or permanently, to the United States and create a life of happiness, prosperity, and possibility for themselves. It is an honor and privilege to be an advocate for those people, and I am grateful that I can rise each day and provide this service.


Languages spoken: Spanish, French, Gujarati, Hindi

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Clarissa Kay Bauer

    Anuj Shah is one of the smartest, most professional attorneys I know. His educational background and years of experience qualify him to handle even the most complicated immigration matter. He sincerely cares about his clients and devotes himself to obtaining a positive outcome for each one.


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  • Lori Altorfer Pinjuh

    I fully endorse Anuj Shah. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney in a field that requires attention to detail. He will take the time necessary to research, prepare and make his case.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Anuj A. Shah, P.C.

2180 North Loop West
Suite 550
Houston, TX, 77018-8011


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
LeadershipSBOT 2014-15 FellowState Bar of Texas2014
Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Top Lawyers of HoustonHoustonia Magazine2013
National Prize for Best Essay on Social JusticeThe Honorable Warren J. Ferguson2002
Senior Editor, Southern California Law ReviewUniversity of Southern California Gould School of Law2001
Senior Editor, Review of Law and Women's StudiesUniversity of Southern California Gould School of Law2001
Center for History, Law and Culture FellowshipCenter for History, Law and Culture - University of Southern California Gould School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of Anuj A. Shah, P.C.2007 - Present
PartnerSkadden, Woo, Shah & Azimpoor2007 - 2007
PartnerJacobson & Shah, PLLC2005 - 2006
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Federal Courts2003 - 2004
Associate AttorneyVinson & Elkins2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectAttorney Member2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Animal Law"Invented Cages: The Plight of Wild Animals in Captivity"2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawPhilosophyPhD - Doctorate1999
University of HoustonPhilosophyMA - Masters1995
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris I)French Language and Literature1st and 2nd Degrees in Language and Literature1993
Rice UniversitySociology, French, and Cultural StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Houston and Houston Bar Association's 4th Annual Immigration SymposiumJuvenile Immigration Law2014
South Texas Family Law CLEThe Interaction of Immigration and Family Law2014
SLAGH Monthly CLE Speaker SeriesMarriage Equality and Immigration after Windsor2014
Oaks Business Association Monthly RoundtableImmigration Options for Businesses and Entrepreneurs2014
MEA Tech Talk IIImmigration for Students and Professionals2014
LPNG Speaker SeriesInvestment Options for Immigrants2014
Houston Metropolitan Paralegal AssociationImmigration Law Fundamentals for Paralegals2014
NCI Immigration ForumUpdate on Immigration Reform2013
Teens on the RunImmigration Opportunities for the Younger Generation2012
Public Forum on ImmigrationApplying for United States Citizenship2012
Houston Bar Association CLE SeriesImmigration Basics: The Crazy World of Foregin Nationals in (and Wanting to Come to) the United States2012
HBA Community Outreach and Education SeriesThe Importance of Jury Service2012
Community RoundtableImmigration Options in the U.S. for Foreign Nationals2012
Community Outreach SeriesNuts and Bolts of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
HIREBA Speaker SeriesImmigration and Foreign Investment: A Real Estate Context2011
Community Speaker ProgramBasics of Immigration Law2009
Monthly Speaker SeriesGetting Back on Your Feet After a Criminal Conviction2007