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A Houston Immigration Attorney licensed in Texas and with over 13 years of experience practicing U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Substantial experience handling all areas of Employment-Based (EB) immigration, Family-Based (FB) immigration, Non-Immigrant Visa and Investment matters. Proven track record of success with a high approval rate of labor certifications cases with the U.S. Department of Labor (hundreds+ approved cases) and thousands of combined approvals of various types including both, non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions with USCIS. Mr. Lopez has bold experience handling cases involving IT Consultants and third party placements. He also participated in the preparation, review and filing of an EB-5 Regional Center designation application in Texas which resulted in its approval.

Mr. Lopez is admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of Texas, all Immigration Courts throughout the United States and the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree from the University of Houston Law Center (2002), a Juris Doctor (JD) and another Master’s Degree in Tax Laws (2000). He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA), Houston Bar Association (HBA), and the Venezuelan Bar Association.

Mr. Lopez is a citizen of the United States, Spain (EU) and Venezuela.


- Employment-Based Immigration PERM - 1-140 (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) and EB-5 (investment)
- Removal Defense and Bond Hearings
- Adjustment of Status & Consular Processing
- Work Permits (EAD) & Advanced Paroles (AP)
- Work Visas (H-1B - L-1A/B - TN's - O's & P's)
- Employer Compliance (I-9 Compliance Review & Sanctions - E-Verify)
- Investor Visas [E-1 (Treaty Trader) - E-2 (Treaty Investor)]
- Family Immigration [Immediate Relatives of USC's & LPR's - Fiance Visas (K)]
- Citizenship & Naturalization


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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  • Angelique Giselle Montes

    Hector is a fellow immigration attorney in the community. He is an excellent attorney who zealously advocates for his clients and understands the particular nuances of immigration law. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

2401 Fountain View Dr.
Suite 910
Houston, TX, 77057


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyLaw Offices of Hector J. Lopez, PLLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Venezuelan Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (Pag 10)Como Mantener el Estatus de Estudiante2013
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (Pag.10)Soy Ciudadano Americano?2013
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Como Evitar el Abandono de la Residencia Permanente2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 10)El Proceso de Certificacion Laboral2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (Pag 09)Ajuste de Estatus vs. Proceso Consular2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Eligiendo el Futuro Inmigratorio de EEUU2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 09)El Exodo Venezolano hacia EEUU2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Inmigracion para Parejas del Mismo Sexo2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 07)Las Bondades de la Naturalizacioin2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)ACCION DIFERIDA: Beneficios Y Riesgos2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Por que los Estados deberian otorgar Licencias de Conducir a los Beneficiarios de la Accion Diferida?2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Que Pasa Cuando el Amor se Acaba?2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Venezuela y el Programa EB-5. La Pregunta del Millon de Dolares.2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Cambio de Estatus e Intencion Preconcebida2012
El Venezolano de Houston Newspaper (pag 11)Accion Diferida para Sonadores, Realmente un Beneficio?2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Universidad Santa MariaTaxation LawLL.M - Master of Laws2000
Universidad Santa MariaLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Viviendo, Invirtiendo, Trabajando, Estudiando o Jugando en The WoodlandsDescifrando la Sopa de Letras & EB-5 - Mexico City 20122012