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Ral E.N. Obioha

Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   74 reviews

also known as Raluchukwu E. Nwankwo


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About Ral

Learn Ral’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    65%
    Family-Based Immigrant Visas, Naturalization, Removal of Conditions, Green Card Renewal and Replacement, Application for Reentry Permit, Consular Processing,Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Waivers& Waivers of Inadmissibility (I-601a, I-601, I-212)

  2. Car accident
    25%
    If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. We handle all accident claims for clients injured in auto collisions.

  3. Wills and living wills
    10%
    We are committed to providing personalized estate planning services to individuals, couples and families throughout the Houston-area and statewide Texas.

An Experienced, Reliable and Efficient Attorney On Your Side! 

Ral E.N. Obioha, is a passionate, sharp, and tenacious advocate for justice.  Having served a Top Tier Personal Injury litigator with a major Texas personal injury firm, as well as a, Sernior Associate at an immigration law firm in Washington D.C, Ral founded The Law Office of Ral Obioha, PLLC in 2016.  

With the sole purpose to enhance the lives of immigrants, The Law Office of Ral Obioha is built on the principles of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence and Personalized Attention.  As a child of immigrants, Ral understands that the U.S. legal system can often seem daunting and overwhelming to foreigners. For this reason, she goes the extra mile to make her clients feel secure, comfortable and informed throughout the legal process, and always strive for the best possible outcome. She specifically values open communication lines and strives to simplify the legal process in a way that keeps her clients informed at every step.

Ral ensures tailored respresentation is provided to those who are in need of an attorney who is available, knowledgeable, reachable, compassionate, and efficient. Ral is fearless in representning her clients and leaves no stone unturned in legal soltuions for them. At the Law Office of Ral Obioha, no human is illegal and every client feels like their case is prirority. 

Ral is admitted to the Bar in the State of Texas, the Texas Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the State of Maryland, the Maryland Court of Appeals, and the Maryland Supreme Court. Ral also serves as the Executive Director of Civil Resource Development and Documentation Center, an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 1996 for the protection and promotion of human rights and gender equality in Nigeria and beyond. Ral volunteers with Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, BakerRipley, and Memorial Assistance Ministries. Ral also periodically guest lectures at Columbia University, New York. She’s an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 

 

To speak with Ral about your immigration, call to schedule a Consultation.

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Licensed for 10 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2015
Updated 10/23/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/12/2022

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

Contact Ral

Law Office of Ral Obioha, PLLC
7324 Southwest Freeway
Suite 595
Houston, TX, 77074

Reviews

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Posted by Evelyn Onyeme | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good better best Attorney of over times
Thank you for all you do.. if I can give you a billion star with your team heavens knows I will. Thank you for accepting my case when it so complicated thank you thank you. Attorney Ral Obioha and her team are good better best ,thank you and the good part her service is not even expensive. She's the best of best thank you and you do not need to been in Houston the communication was so easy and smooth.
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Posted by Esere | September 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Ral Obioha
Like a hammer to a nail; no playing around. Ral and her team of lawyers go straight to your required objectives that are inherent in your application process. They keep your eyes on these objectives which are required towards possible success in attaining your overall goal and this puts you in a much better position to find success with your application. They are highly skilled and seamless in their methods as they press & demand you to meet up with your timelines even as they make you find comfort in their advise and aporoach. They remain laser focused and guided on your issue/s till the end. From the start I could tell I was in safe hands and boy was I right. Anybody out there; if you think you need an immigration lawyer then look no further. They got it on lock! My hat off to them all day and everyday. They are wonderful.
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Posted by Vanessa | September 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer and firm
Attorney Obioha, along with everyone at the firm, was incredible throughout my time sensitive J1 waiver case. Everyone was thorough, efficient, proactive and incredibly diligent. I received prompt and clear communication from the moment of my consultation to the successful resolution of my case. I have, and will continue to recommend this firm to anyone I know!
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Posted by Baya | September 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer!
I am grateful to Ral and her team for great support, guidance, and counsel. Ral and her team worked together in providing quality service. They were with me every step of the way. My naturalization was successful because of them. I highly recommend the firm, tested and trusted.
Posted by Nonso | July 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Law Firm
I was recommended the services of the Law Office of Ral Obioha by a family member and from the moment I had the consultation with Ral, I was very confident in moving forward with their services. Fast forward 8 months after my decision, I am a US Green Card holder. Ral Obioha and her team take dedication to another level. They are always a phone call away, polite, well versed, and inform you every step of the way. This process was much smoother than I ever imagined. Ral and her team did 90% of the work and all I had to do was provide documents. Choosing this firm to handle my immigration case was one of the best decisions I've made. I highly recommend Ral Obioha and her team for any US immigration services. I am a very satisfied client.
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Posted by Nwanoruo | May 30, 2022
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Social worker
I strongly recommend Ral to especially those that lost hope in their immigration status, I gave up because my previous application was denied. Meeting Ral restored hope back and after filling for the second time, I got my green card. Thank you Ral law firm you guys know how to address immigration problems.
Posted by Ayemere | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Profesional, knowledgeable, dedicated, committed, caring, kind, excellent, detailed. I can go on and on and on. They are simply the best. This a team you want by your side.
Posted by David | March 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer on the Planet!
If your looking for a lawyer to help guide and prepare you for every step towards becoming a U.S. citizen then the Law Office of Ral Obioha is the best choice you will ever make! Ral guided me, prepared me, advised me and stood by me throughout my 5 year journey towards attaining my U.S. citizenship and I highly recommend using her law office services!
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Posted by Sydney | March 28, 2022
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All you will ever want for your immigration needs
Ral and her team are honestly the best! She helped my husband and I go through the filing process from changing his status from visitor to permanent resident with conditions, removing conditions, then to citizenship. She held our hands the entire way, explained things completely, prepped us for interviews and came to my husband’s final citizenship interview to ensure everything was smooth sailing. This team is detailed, thorough and experienced with what they do and you will not regret using their services. We surely don’t.
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Posted by Croshelle | March 14, 2022
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Life & sanity saver!
Attorney Obioha helped me complete my divorce and draw up a will. She and her team were very clear in both in written and oral communications so I understand every step in the process. Obioha was a lifesaver because I had gotten the run-around with two previous attorneys. And as soon as the divorce was granted she helped me draft a will, power of attorney and a DNR order - all very important elements that I had been postponing for years. I’ll be eternally grateful!
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Posted by Modele | March 1, 2022
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You wont regret hiring Ral Obioha!!!!!
I am so happy i decided to go with Ral Obioha's firm. All my questions were answered in a timely manner, they kept me up to date with all the appointments, checked in with me from time to time leting me know of any updates and they also did a great job of preparing me for my interview. Immigration can be stressful but having Ral Obioha's firm handling my case made it so much easier. You wont regret going with this firm.
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Posted by Stella | February 9, 2022
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Passionate Immigration Attorney
We hired Attorney Ral E.N. Obioha for our fiancé visa process because she has proven track record in the area of immigration law. We would not have trusted anyone else when it came to representing us in our case. Ral and her team showed genuine concern and shared in our frustration when there were delays due to the pandemic. She was very responsive to our concerns and followed through every step of the way in our process. Always ready to fight on your behalf. Ral took on the case as if it were her own. Communicated effectively on the status of our case and provided sound advice as needed. Ensured that all our documentation was in pristine shape! Ral sets her clients up for success in the interviewing process. All of this and more, got us our permanent residence approval right on the spot! We are very grateful to Ral and her amazing team! Thank you for all that you do! If you are looking for an attorney that is passionate and will help you through an already confusing process, look no further!
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Response from Ral Obioha February 26, 2022
Thank you, Stella! It was truly my pleasure to represent you and your spouse through this process. Congratulations again on your approval !
Posted by Yinka | January 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Lawyer
I received a notice from USCIS giving me 30 days to leave the US and 18 days to stop working. I was confused, tired and drained. A friend recommended Ral to me, Ral patiently listened to my long and complex story and provided next steps very calmly. We started the filing process for a self petition under VAWA a few days later. Ral provided a comprehensive list of documents/information that I needed to provide, she reviewed them thoroughly to ensure that we that we met and exceeded all USCIS requirements. I received a work permit and travel document approximately 3 months later and received my green card (with no interview) approximately 2 years after. Although this review is a high level summary, It’s important to note that VAWA is a complicated filing, additionally, it’s a very emotional process. Ral made this process easier; she is very knowledgeable and was on top of everything immigration wise (I never had to follow up on anything). I 100% recommend Ral and her super responsive/proactive team. This process was smooth because of Ral, and I’m super thankful.
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Response from Ral Obioha February 26, 2022
Thank you, Yinka for trusting me to walk with you through your immigration case. You are such an amazing client and we appreciate you! Congrats again !
Posted by Lydia | January 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Delightful and knowledgeable
Attorney Ral and team are absolutely amazing and competent!!!! I already had a lawyer working on my mum’s case when my husband came across a video of Ral providing guidance on an immigration issue. I was impressed to say the least and decide to schedule a consultation to get her advice on something my current lawyer was struggling with. Ral was very impressive and knowledgeable that I transferred the application to her. That turned out to be the best decision because she provided a very creative solution that sped up the application process. Based on this experience I had no trouble sending a couple referrals her way one of whom is a current client of hers. My entire experience with her and her staff was positive and I’ll happily recommend her anytime.
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Response from Ral Obioha February 26, 2022
Thank you, Lydia! My team and I appreciate you!
Posted by Ovi | December 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney and Law Firm!
Attorney Ral Obioha and her team are some of the best professionals I have ever met. From the moment her law firm was contacted, my case was treated with so much attention and detail, the quick response time was super helpful especially with an urgent case. I personally reached out to thank Attorney Ral and her team as soon as the desired outcome was achieved. I have also referred her services to a couple of people. This is because of the level of professionalism, knowledge, response time, and attention to detail Ral and her team offer.
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Response from Ral Obioha February 26, 2022
Thank you for trusting us, Ovi. You and your family are awesome clients!
Posted by Chinma | December 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She is really good
Ral and her team are one of the best in immigration matters, she is very thorough & ensures that nothing is taken for granted.
Response from Ral Obioha December 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to serve you! Happy Holidays!
Posted by Ayodele | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome legal service
Ral had a clear cut strategy in respect of the immigration application with she followed to the letter and achieved the desired result. In with the adverse effects of COVID 19, Ral gave the needed attention to our case and the level of follows ups and updates ensured that there were no slip ups. Ral is a professional per excellence and possesses a sound understanding of the US immigrations laws. Today my wife and kids are green card holders courtesy of Ral and her team who ensuring that we followed the process.
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Response from Ral Obioha September 8, 2021
Thank you, Ayodele again for choosing us to represent you and your family during your immigration process. Congrats again on your approvals!
Posted by Vivian | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Nigerian lawyer.
Ral obioha law is the best law office and immigration attorney I will recommend for anyone that want the best result out of their challenging immigration benefits.she is not scared of any challenge. Even cases that seems difficult or all hope is lost,she revives it and make it look easy.Ral obioha continue your good work you are saving lives,families,Marriages and children because that is what you believe in.your good work is well appreciated.
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Response from Ral Obioha September 8, 2021
Thank you, Vivian. It was our pleasure to be of service!
Posted by Chukwuka | June 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
In 2019, my wife and I, consulted and hired the services of Ral Obioha after several search for an attorney with the requisite experience on Immigrant Visa to US. We relied on Ral Obioha through the entire process. She hand-held us and provided detailed information and timely responses to the relevant authorities during the process. We grateful for her excellent services and delivery speed. Regards.
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Response from Ral Obioha September 8, 2021
Thank you, Chukwuka for trusting us to represent you! Congrats again!
Posted by Adeola | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer
My Experience with the Attorney Ral Obioha and the entire staff is something I accord so much with high level of intelligence. She gives detailed information when questions is being asked and their replies towards questions is promptly responded to, I am so happy I worked with the winning Firm and would recommend them over and over again. Their service is topnotch from day one to date, I have started recommending them to people with immigration issues. Thanks for going through this process with success Ending. I Appreciate You Thanks.
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Response from Ral Obioha September 8, 2021
Thank you Adeola for trusting us with your case!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Ral Obioha, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • American University
  • Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Howard University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2011
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Associations

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nigerian Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Igbo

Speaking Engagements

  • Columbia University, School of Social Work
  • The Social Worker's Role in Aiding Undocumented Youth
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Endorse Ral
Immigration Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ral is a knowledgeable and experienced member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Ral are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ral's attention to detail is impeccable and the passion she brings to her practice is beyond measure. You can never go wrong if you go with Ral. I endorse her without any reservations."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart lawyer and valuable contributor to this forum. I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ral is a great attorney, and well respected in her fields of practice. Keep up the good work!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.She is effective and dedicated to her clients. She is well respected by the legal community as well as the bench"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ral is a very hard-working, careful lawyer and well-researched attorney! She works hard to make the best case for her clients. If you want a lawyer who invests her best time and effort in your case, you should certainly hire Ral to obtain good value for your money."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ral is one of the brightest, most talented lawyers I have encountered. She is very knowledgeable and she is a fierce advocate for her clients. She is dedicated to every case and does her best to ensure a favorable outcome. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply stated if you need a great lawyer you need to choose Attorney Obioha respected by her peers and loved by her clients you can't ask for more! I endorse her."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because she is actively engaged in keeping the public informed without regard to her own objectives. She spends countless hours maintaining a professional image via Avvo and her online presence. Being tech savvy and dedicated to the practice are rare and invaluable qualities in an experienced attorney like Ms. Obioha."
Immigration Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Obioha is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Nwankwo knows the law, cares about her clients, and has a positive, enduring spirit. She cares about what's right, and always fights the good fight. An avid researcher, she constantly sharpens her quiver of legal arguments through constant and committed case law review. She is professional and hardworking. We need more lawyers like her. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
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