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Ijeoma Ihuaku Opara

Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 21 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ijeoma

Learn Ijeoma’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Family and employment based fillings, deportation and removal proceedings, asylum and visas including U-visas.

    24 years

  2. Car accident
    Personal injuries cases including worker's compensation claims

    24 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense, felony and misdemeanor offenses including DWI/DUI, theft, burglary, and other crimes.

    22 years

  4. Family
    Divorce, child support, child custody, paternity and enforcement actions.

    24 years

  5. Federal crime
    Federal crimes including drug and fraud offenses, Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

    24 years

Attorney Ijeoma Opara is an experienced, aggressive private legal practitioner who handles immigration, criminal, family and personal injury cases including litigation. She is one of the directors of the African Bar Association in America Houston, Texas. Attorney Opara is licensed in the States of New York and Texas. She practices before federal Courts in the Southern District of Texas. the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a top business woman and a philanthropist. She is  the local chapter president of the National Association of Professional Women Central Houston Chapter. A family oriented woman of God blessed with a husband and four children. She is a champion of women causes and as a strong Christian is involved in several non-profit community projects. She has served in leadership roles on several of the community organizations through the years in Houston and internationally. Attorney Opara's hands on approach to legal matters makes her practice unique and different. She is upfront and you can count on it for the intended results.  



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Attorney Ijeoma Ihuaku Opara


The Opara law Firm, PLLC
4420 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Suite 103
Houston, TX, 77068-3415

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  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Eduardo Gonzalez | June 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
Ijeoma Opara took on my case after I was told by multiple lawyers that I would not win my case. I was involved in a bad car accident and after I got all the treatment done, my old lawyer was not able to find the woman that hit me as she went on the run. I was told by my old lawyers that I would not win my case and that I would be stuck with all these medical bills. Before transferring my case to Opara, my old lawyers had been working on my case for 2 years. Once Opara took my case on it only took her a few months to find the woman, get her served, and get all my bills paid for as well as getting me paid. She was able to do some incredible things and is a very skilled aggressive attorney who doesn’t give up and gets the job done. She was able to do what multiple other lawyers were not able to. She has some strong connections and knows the law very well. Simply The Best of the Best. Thank you Ijeoma Opara
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Posted by Gordon Larry Wilson | March 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Help when I needed it.
Ms. Opara successfully handled a personal injury case against an extremely high profile national chain. I had been turned down by three other lawyers, and had just about given up hope of getting anyone to take the case for me when Ms. Opara said she could help me. I will be forever grateful to her for professionalism and dedication to helping me.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Opara Law firm, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2017


  • University of Houston Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • J.D
  • 2002
  • IMO state university Law School
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1989
  • Nigerian Law State Univ
  • N/A
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Ll
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Immigration
  • My Client was immediately scheduled for an interview and the N400 was approved.


  • African Bar Association in America
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Business Executive of the Year 2017
  • NAFB Founding Fathers
  • 2017
  • Woman of Wonder Awards
  • Mouaorganics Women Empowerment
  • 2017
  • Ada Zion Award
  • St James Angelican Church
  • 2016
  • Rising Star Award
  • CKC Catholic Church
  • 2016
  • Sound of Hope Award
  • Okwesilieze Women Club Houston
  • 2015
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  • Hofstra journal of International Business and Law
  • Nigerian Anti-corruption initiatives
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Sound of Hope gala
  • Immigration Consequences of domestic Violence
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Car accident Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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