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.
Languages spoken: Russian, English
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2003||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||2013 - Present|
|Artemis Justice Center||Volunteer Attorney||2012 - Present|
|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|
|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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|AVVO Legal Guides||Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility in Effect on March 4, 2013||2013|
|I2us.net||Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility in Effect on March 4, 2013||2013|
|www.i2us.net||Comments Re: Proposed Changes to ULP Waivers (Post Stakeholders Meeting)||2012|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Understanding the I-601 Waiver Procedures for the Conflicted, Confused, and Frustrated!||2012|
|www.i2us.net||Overview of Alcohol or Drug-related Ground of Inadmissibility||2010|
|www.i2us.net||FAM changes related to alcohol abuse inadmissibility||2010|
|AVVO Legal Guides||I-601A Provisional Waiver Program vs. I-601-Waiver: What's the Big Difference Anyway?||N/A|
|AA White Dispute Resolution Center||Mediation||Mediation Certificate||2006|
|University of Houston||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Houston||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|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|