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Veronica Tunitsky

Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Veronica

Learn Veronica’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    I-601 immigrant waivers, non-immigrant waivers, DACA (young arrivals), family-based immigration, and naturalization.

    21 years

Originally from the former Soviet Union, Veronica and her family came to the US as refugees in 1988. Settling in New York, Veronica attended prestigious Performing Arts schools where she continued her musical education.  She always knew, however, that she was destined to do other important work, to serve a different purpose, to serve the immigrant community. 

 

Thus, after relocating to Houston and receiving her Bachelor Degree from the University of Houston, Veronica attended the University of Houston Law Center.  While in law school, she participated in the renowned University of Houston Immigration Clinic, where, under the tutelage of the late Professor Joseph A. Vail, she was able to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence, displaced individuals seeking asylum, and others in need of pro bono services.  After becoming licensed to practice law in 2003, Veronica started her own immigration law practice successfully representing a culturally diverse and varied group of clients.

 

In 2008, she joined Scott and Associates, where she found her next passion: I-601 immigrant waivers of inadmissibility.  It was the perfect fit: being able to help reunite families, for whom the immigrant waiver is often the step of last resort, was and continues to be especially meaningful to her.  Today, her practice continues to focus on the I-601 waiver and family immigration.

 

Veronica has never forgotten her roots and maintains her devotion to community service, regularly volunteering her legal services for the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association and Artemis Justice Center.

 

Veronica is fluent in Russian.

 

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Location

Law Office of Veronica Tunitsky
2425 West Loop S Ste 200
Houston, TX, 77027-4208

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Billy | December 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
K-1 visa.
I was looking for an attorney to help with a K-1 visa for a citizen of Belarus. I chose Veronica primarily because she is fluent in the Russian language. She was very helpful, she successfully obtained our K-1 visa, and I would recommend her services to anyone. Billy
Posted by Andrés Martínez | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional services.
Expedite and correct information was provided to us everytime we asked Veronica. Even when the cirumstances got tough due reasons she took ownership of the situation, guided us and delivered correctly!. Every step of the process she behaved in a professional, human and warm way and stood in touch with us always even living abroad. When the time comes I'll definitely contact Veronica for my citizenship. Make yourself a favor and leave your immigration process to Veronica Tunitsky. It's worth every dime and time invested in her and her professional law office!.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2020
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Achieves desired results, and is a pleasure to work with
I would like to say that Veronica was very easy to work with. She listens, remembers every detail, explains all the steps clearly and is very reliable with documentation. She does not delay. Her advice are sound. I would definitely recommend working with her.
Posted by Jamie | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Helped to fix our hopeless consulate issue!
Veronica is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who can help with the most complex of immigration cases. My mother-in-law had been in Mexico and my wife applied for her to come to the US. At the interview in Juarez the consular official told my mother-in-law that she had made a false misrepresentation and would not be allowed to come to the US. My mother-in-law never made any such misrepresentation but there was no waiver and essentially would result in a lifetime ban from the US. While things looked hopeless I decided to contact Veronica to see if anything else could be done. Veronica was highly recommended to me as a specialist in consular issues. Veronica took our family information and drafted a very thorough and polished correspondence to the consulate in Juarez. About 2.5 months after she sent the document to the consulate we received the news that the consulate had granted us a second interview. Last week my mother-in-law went to the second interview and the consulate decided to reverse its previous decision and to allow her to come to the US. Veronica's work will have long-lasting consequences for our family which will allow my mother-in-law to meet and hold her granddaughter in her arms for the very first time. While Veronica never made any empty promises about what results we should expect, we felt comfortable with her working on our case because it was clear that she knew about the applicable law. She was responsive, competent and understanding. If you have a consular issue or any immigration issue for that matter I strongly urge you to call Veronica.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
She is absolutely WONDERFUL to work with.
I found Veronica online after having met our immigration officer where we found out we needed to file an I-601 waiver. It had been a long road to that point and I was ready to give up. Veronica encouraged me to keep at it. She not only addressed in detail what we needed to do but she also cared enough about me as a person to assure me that I did nothing wrong. I found in Veronica a kind heart on top of a brilliant legal mind. We got approved in one month of filing with a personal call from the immigration officer the day after Thanksgiving. How fitting right? So much to be thankful for. I highly recommend Veronica. You could not do any better.
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Posted by Najam | October 11, 2014
I601&I212 waiver approved
I hired Veronica for my wife's I601 waiver and I am very impressed with the way she presented the case. I got my wife's I601 & I212 waiver approved without any problem.Veronica is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer who will do her very best to win your case. I would definitely recommend her to anyone with complex waiver issues.
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Posted by Nancy | July 25, 2014
Absolutely the Best Immigration Attorney!
Veronica is absolutely the best immigration attorney. She always kept us informed on our case and was available when we needed her. I will never regret having her as our attorney. She is intelligent and a professional woman. Another plus is that you will always speak with her not with assistants or paralegals. I highly recommend her if you are looking for an attorney that will answer your questions and be with you until the end of the process.
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Posted by May | June 23, 2014
One of the best immigration lawyers I could ever recommend
Veronica was very attentive to the pain I was going through trying to get my husband back home to us. She always kept me informed as to what was going on with my case. Even after our case was complete, she still kept in touch with us to see how we were doing. I never felt our case was about money with her. She was always available when I needed her. Very prompted on returning emails or calls. All I can say is... "Thank you Veronica for helping to get my husband home to us." We will be using Veronica again in the future and I have referred her numerous amounts of times because I believe in her.
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Posted by Martin | June 18, 2014
Highly recommended
I was recommended to Veronica after being refused a visa when I was using another lawyer. She took my case on and worked hard to present a thorough appeal which was ultimately successful. I wish I had used her from the outset. The difference between her and the previous firm I used was remarkable.. She kept me up to date without me having to chase her and was a pleasure to deal with. After the visa was issued she kept in touch to make sure everything was ok. I cannot recommend her enough. Martin
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Posted by Sunny | August 9, 2013
I-601 & I-212
My wife and I are very thankful to Veronica for her great services. She understood our complex immigration history like no other lawyer would. My wife and I had consulted many lawyers before hiring Veronica and they all said we had a very little chance of bringing my wife back to the United States, some even turned us down. She's very knowledgeable and is always on top of things. I would without a doubt recommend Veronica Tunitsky to those who may need assistance with any immigration issues they are facing. I am very thankful to Veronica for guiding us through my wife's complex immigration history. My wife is here in the United States and we recently received her Permanent Resident card.
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Posted by Maureen | June 19, 2013
Great Lawyer.
Veronica was very helpful all the way through our interaction. She always responded to me in a timely manner. She was personable and seemed to sincerely care about me as a person and my situation, not just as another paycheck.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2013
I am passed Impressed!
Its very comforting to know that this site does not ask you for any money, donations or contributions before or after you ask or a question is being answered... CONGRATS ON THAT. Now that I look back I am happy I made an error in my caption, because the lawyer seemed to noticed ( well it wasnt intentional on my part) but now I am happy because having her pointed this out shows that she has a heart that cares, because she could just have answered and question and just assumed that I made a mistake... and just overlook it.. but I am happy that she did not.. because it shows that this site is not automated ... real people are answering ... Therefore I would have no hesitation in recommending her.. hats off to you Ms. Tunisky.. Hats off to you ( and I am not disrespecting you , by saying hats off)
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Posted by Rosaura | October 11, 2012
Life saver!
Veronica saved our butts. Me and my hubby were weeks from having to go to Mexico to do our waiver and we were really scared. A friend told us about Veronica's office and we decided to see her before we left just in case. Am I glad we did! During our consultation she told us that there was a chance that I fit under something called 245i because my uncle sponsored my dad a long time ago. She was right! She filed for my green card and i got my residence without ever leaving. We feel so lucky to have found her.
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Posted by Nino | October 4, 2012
Awesome
Exceptional! I am very pleased with the service I received from Mrs. Veronica Tunitsky. Choosing her was the right decision I made. The legalities of my case was a little bit overwhelming; however, Mrs Veronica's knowledge of the law, her candor, and personable approach gave me the confidence that things were going in the right direction like she said they would. I am very please and would use her again.
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Posted by Edward | October 4, 2012
Outstanding Attorney!
Veronica was recommended to us by another top attorney which gave us only a slim chance of winning our waiver and refused to take over our case because it was too complicated, impossible to win and required many man hours to get it done. We were heartbroken and had no hope whatsoever. We spoke to Veronica and she never gave us false hope, she was upfront and told us that our case was one of the most complicated and difficult cases she ever dealt with but she was going to work with us and do her best to unite our family. We met with 3-4 other attorneys before her and we picked her because she seemed very knowledgeable, honest and willing to fight for us. She was very competent handling our case and the communication with her was great. She was so responsive to our inquires and concerns we never had to wait to get a reply from Veronica. I would say it was the best experience ever with a lawyer, since during the last 10 years we had to go through quite a few of them. Given our situation we really needed to work with the best of the best, the sharpest lawyer you can find and the most knowledgeable immigration attorney. Veronica did a terrific job putting our case together and helping us get our I-601 case approved in one the most difficult USCIS field offices. She made the impossible possible for us and we are forever grateful and happy to have chosen her. We would definitely recommend Veronica for any immigration matters, you would want the best lawyer for such complicated, life changing situations.
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Posted by Keith | October 4, 2012
Strong Immigration Attorney
Veronica helped me secure my citizenship. She was knowledgeable and helpful throughout.
Posted by Maria | October 2, 2012
She is a tiger! She fought for me and won!
Ms. Tunitsky was a life saver. Took a very difficult case that many lawyers rejected because they said it was so difficult, that's some lawyers for you, but she was so smart and creative and asked me stuff no one else had asked me before. she was just such a blessing. i can't imagine where we would be without her hard work. She was always on time and made sure I was doing my part as well. she is very honest and tells it like it is. worked super hard but made no false promises. i knew where our case was at all times and she was pretty easy to reach when i needed her.
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Posted by Nina | October 1, 2012
Approved and Grateful!
Our waiver has been approved, and we're over the moon! We never thought this day would come. I'm so grateful to the law firm of Veronica Tunitsky. She fought for us from day one even when other lawyers were skeptical about our case. She answered all our questions and guided us through the process step-by-step. This is the hardest thing we've ever had to go through and I'm so grateful Veronica got us there. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2012
mediocre
Veronika is knowledgeable but did not do a good job for me. She was late producing my information, and her final products were extremely rushed and sloppy. She did not put the time and effort in that I would expect. I ended up moving forward without her, and was glad I did. When it comes to immigration, you need someone reliable, not just someone knowledgeable.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Law Office of Veronica Tunitsky
  • 2003 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • George R. Willy, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Artemis Justice Center
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Joseph A. Vail Fellow
  • University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Scott and Associates, Attorneys at Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Pinchak & Nguyen, PC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • US Magistrate Judge
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • AA White Dispute Resolution Center
  • Mediation Certificate
  • 2006
  • University of Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Houston
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Misrepresentation I-601 waiver approved (China)
  • Client entered the US with a green card
  • Misrepresentation I-601 waiver approved (India)
  • Client entered the US with a green card
  • I-601A Provisional Waiver Approved (Mexico)
  • Client entered the US with a green card
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Volunteers Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Interfaith Ministries
  • Volunteer
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fraternity
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Volunteer Speaker of the Month
  • Artemis Justice Center
  • 2012
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • Artemis Justice Center
  • 2011
  • Volunteer Know Your Rights Attorney of the Year
  • Lovebridge Foundation
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Houston Area Women's Center
  • Immigration Law and Our Community
  • 2013
  • Hospice Care
  • Immigration Law and Our Community
  • 2010
  • CCA-Houston Processing/Detention Center
  • Know Your Rights: The What/WhyWhere/When/How For the Detained Person
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (18)
Endorse Veronica
Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Veronica has a brilliant legal analytical mind and goes out of her way to help immigrants with the valuable advice she so generously gives on Avvo. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Veronica is an amazing immigration attorney - she is diligent, intelligent and fights for her clients' rights. She is very thorough and will not stop until she achives the best result for her client. I recommend her highly to anyone who wants professional legal advice."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Veronica is one of the most experienced and hard working attorneys in her area. As an immigrant herself, now practicing immigration law, she comes with a unique perspective on the handling of cases. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Veronica Tunitsky for her displayed legal competence, excellent analytical ability and active participation on Avvo providing excellent legal opinions."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Passionate and staunch advocate for her clients!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Tunitsky is a strong advocate with a comprehensive knowledge of even the most complex aspects of immigration law. I am pleased to endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I strongly endorse. Veronica Tunitsky is an excellent and very committed attorney and I highly recommend her. She served as a fellow in the immigration clinic where I work and performed admirably on every task she worked on. I feel comfortable referring clients to her in cases where she has had lots of success, especially waivers for consular processing. She is an all-around advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Veronica Tunitsky. I know firsthand from when we worked together that she is an excellent and knowledgeable immigration lawyer. She is the first person I call when I have a complicated waiver issue."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Tunitsky. She is an excellent immigration attorney. She always provides intelligent advice and works hard for her clients to achieve the best results."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Immigration Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Veronica reliably gives thorough, accurate advice to immigration issues on avvo.com. I wholeheartedly endorse her as an competent and diligent immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Tunitsky gives solid advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the same area of immigration law as Veronica for 19 years, and i have come to know her as an extremely competent and honest attorney, with great knowledge of the immigration laws. She is a valued member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the only national organization of attorneys specializing in immigration law. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ms. Tunitsky, as she is an extremely diligent, skilled and well-respected lawyer in the community. Ms. Tunitsky has a depth of knowledge of immigration law and is unfailingly dedicated to her clients. With Ms. Tunitsky, you are assured sound legal advice based upon her combination of experience, legal acumen and practical understanding of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is a no-nonsense, results-driven attorney. She has an excellent work ethic and is unusually well-organized. Work product is high quality."
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