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Ana Maria Schwartz is the daughter of immigrants from Chile and most of her family still resides there.  She has traveled, lived, studied and volunteered on five continents.  Prior to focusing on immigration issues, Ms. Schwartz worked in the fields of criminal law, software licensing, and small business law.  


Ana Maria Schwartz earned her Bachelor's Degree from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish. During her time at Bryn Mawr College, she volunteered with Spanish-speaking communities in Philadelphia and brought United Nations officials to the College to speak on various international matters.   


Ms. Schwartz furthered her education at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctorate in 2003.  During law school, Ms. Schwartz spent a summer studying international law in Rome, Italy.  She also served as Vice President of the Law School's Student Bar Association and Vice-President of the Latin American Law School Association.  In addition, she was awarded a Hispanic Bar Association as well as a S.P.A.C.E. scholarship for her contributions to the community.  


Ms. Schwartz volunteers her time to the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA) where she has worked with TPS and VAWA claims.  She is also an Executive Board member of the Southwest Texas Chapter of Hostelling International.


Ms. Schwartz is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French and Italian. 



Languages spoken: French, Italian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    10 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Susan Kyong-Lee Pai

    Attorney Schwartz is a no nonsense attorney with a true passion for her clients. You have a great attorney who really cares here.


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    Passionate, knowledgeable, hardworking, and results driven lawyer.


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Contact info

Law Offices Of Ana Maria Schwartz

3100 Timmons Lane
Suite 340
Houston, TX, 77027

Law Offices Of Ana Maria Schwartz

3100 Timmons Lane, Suite 340
Houston, TX, 77027



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Ana Maria Schwartz2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2004 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - 2011
Austin Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2011
Hostelling International, Southwest Texas CouncilSecretary2005 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Enfoque Noticias MexicoNuevo Esquema de Migracion2014
Austin ChronicleCitizenship and the Selective Service2008
Austin ChronicleStudent Looking for Work Visa2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2003
Bryn Mawr CollegePolitical ScienceA.B.1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 AILA Fall Joint Conference, New OrleansI Have To Go To My Home Country To Do That? Waiver Strategies2012
Good Day AustinImmigration2010