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Luis Fernando Hess

Immigration Attorney at Shenandoah, TX

4.9   41 reviews

also known as Luis F. Hess

Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 12 years
    Missouri - MO 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing, Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013

About Luis

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A Houston  Attorney licensed in Texas and with over years of experience practicing immigration law and business. Substantial experience handling all areas of Employment-Based (EB) immigration, Family-Based (FB) immigration, Non-Immigrant Visa and Investment matters.

Mr. Hess has a proven track record filing labor certification cases with the U.S. Department of Labor and various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions with USCIS, and represneting privately-held companies. 

Mr. Hess 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 Art (M.A.) Degree from the University of Arizona, a Juris Doctor (JD) and an Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)..


- Employment-Based Immigration PERM - 1-140 (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) and EB-5 (investment)
- 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


Client's Choice 2017,2016
Client's Choice
2017 2016

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Looking for a business or immigration attorney with expertise and personal appeal? Someone who will take your situation seriously and provide the best legal counseling? Hess Law PLLC is an elite business and immigration counsel law firm in your area.


Luis F. Hess, PLLC
282 Ed English Dr
Bldg #6 Unit B
Shenandoah, TX, 77385


4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, good crew, interested in working for you.
Luis is a great attorney. He helped me with my adjustment of status(AOS) case. He understood the nuances of my case and was able to provide useful guidance. His presence during the interview was invaluable. You can get a sense that he is working for you instead of an attorney who just quote the law. His current office staff is very responsive and good to work with.
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Posted by DO | July 12, 2019
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Phenomenal Service
We moved to the US on L1 visa. Few years after, a company offered me a position here in the US, Luis Hess recognized that i would be eligible for O-1. Luis's work on my O-1 application in late 2015 was nothing short of a perfection. I got my O-1 approved few weeks after my application was filed. Last Year, when we decided to apply for GC we went back to Luis Hess. Luis and his team did a phenomenal job again putting together our application and we just received our GC approval. Luis and his team were very professional and friendly. I will recommend Luis Hess.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
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Hire him!!!
Luis Hess and the entire legal team is absolutely amazing. I probably had one of the hardest cases and they provided amazing results. I would recommend getting in contact with them they will provide you the positive results you are looking to see. Thank you for all you all have done so far.
Posted by Water and Process Solutions LLC | November 8, 2022
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Water and Process Solutions LLC
Reconocimiento especial a Luís F. Hess y su equipo de trabajo. Su actitud de servicio, sus conocimientos, experiencia y su gran empeño, permitieron lograr en tiempo récord la consecución de la VISA E2 de Inversionista. Lo recomendamos a todos los extranjeros interesados para realizar procesos similares.
Posted by Maria | October 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He helped me with my case and closed of my case in a successful way I recommend to go with him if you want good results in ur case.
Posted by Katterin. | November 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration lawyer advisor !
Thank you for your compromise and your advice on my case. We are so happy for our new begging. I have to say that Luis and his stuff are the best option about immigration cases.
Posted by Melissa | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so very much!!
Got my green card efficiently through Luis Hess. We tried it on our own successfully but he got the job done
Posted by Kiley | February 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
I am very thankful for all the help and support we received from Luis Hess during my immigration process. He helped with any and all questions we had.
Posted by Courtney | January 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fast-acting legal team in ICE emergencies!
I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would find myself in the middle of an ICE emergency (I didn’t think it was even a thing!), until last night. My husband, who is undocumented, was taken into ICE custody, where he was prevented from using the phone, refused food, and harassed repeatedly by different people into trying to coerce him into signing for his deportation. My husband refused and repeatedly maintained that he has a legal right to be in the U.S. and that he wished to call his wife and attorney (requests that were denied). Finally, at 7:30 yesterday evening (my husband hadn’t even been in ICE custody for 24 hours at this time), I got a frantic phone call from my husband, telling me what they were trying to do. I spoke at length with his deportation office (who was kind, to be honest, but was very much “just doing his job”), who informed me that my husband was already in the removal process and would be deported that night! Frantically, I began calling the office and emailing my husband’s paralegal Rosario and Mr. Hess, informing them that this was an emergent situation and that ICE was trying to deport my husband within hours, quite possibly as soon as 11 p.m. that night. At 9 p.m., Rosario called me, and I explained what was going on. Even at 9 p.m. at night, she assured me that she was on it and that she would do absolutely everything she could to halt the deportation process. With the combined efforts of his Rosario and Luis, and their knowledge and expertise of immigration law, a draft copy of the stay for removal was emailed over to his deportation officer at 11 p.m. last night. I believe their hard work and quick action, in combination with the grace of God and some compassion from my husband’s deportation officer, helped stop my husband’s involuntary deportation last night! Rosario accompanied me this morning to file the stay for real, so now the waiting game is on. My husband’s case is long from over, and it is very complicated. We have no idea how this whole situation will play out. But I do know one thing for sure…in the event of an ICE emergency (it really is a thing!), Luis Hess and his team of paralegals are top notch and will work to support their clients, long after business hours are over! If you or someone you know is trying to navigate the waters on issues of immigration, do yourself a favor and reach out to Luis Hess law firm and secure the services of a knowledgeable, experienced law firm that works hard for their clients and advocates for immigrants' rights!
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Posted by Evelyn | December 27, 2019
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Great legal service, professional team
Luis Hess is able to help me get my green card approved. His appearance at the interview is very valuable. His whole team is very professional and responsive. Highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal service.
Response from Luis Hess January 12, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to working on your naturalization application when the time has come to do so!
Posted by John | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Luis Hess, a dedicated attorney
My wife and I have been clients of Luis Hess for over two years. In that time, he has helped us with my wife’s J1 waiver, and our Green Card petition for change of status. He has always given us great legal advice and met with us numerous times to discuss our case. One time, we had an appointment and when we arrived, he had left earlier due to a family emergency. Later that same day, he called us at our home from the hospital to discuss our case. Such an act demonstrates the dedication Mr. Hess has to his clients. We both happily recommend his services to anyone needing legal advice and/or an attorney that specializes in immigration law.
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Posted by Marcel | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and efficient with changing my non-Immigrant working visa
I had my first appointment with Luis mid December. We discussed my situation during a one hour meeting. He was very confident that he could help me to get a O1 visa. That proved to be correct. It took Luis and his team about 6 weeks to prepare and review the package. It must have been good, because the approval notice arrived within 2 weeks! Based on this experience I can sincerely recommend Luis for help and advice regarding immigration issues. I will go see him again to start the green card process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2017
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I had an issue with my naturalization/citzenship application which is now thankful resolved. Mr Hess and his team were there for me every step of the way with my case. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Truly professional, caring and affordable.
Response from Luis Hess December 11, 2017
Thank you for the kind words, Alison! We enjoyed working with you and wish you the best. Please contact us again with any additional assistance you need in the future regarding legal matters.
Posted by Luis | October 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Visa E2
Excellent service and staff, very professional and kind, 100% positive results, I’ll use his services again for sure. Thank you so much Luis Hess. Luis
Response from Luis Hess November 8, 2017
Gracias para su comentario, Sr. Vazquez!
Posted by Genesis | October 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and reliable experience
My experience with Mr. Luis Hess was always very pleasant. He's extremely professional and competent. my case was an EB5 Greencard and even though it took a while the whole process, the results can be read as a 100% success. He might take his time, reviewing and going through the case over and over again in order to make sure that everything it's perfect and heading a good path. Your time will never be wasted with this law firm.
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Response from Luis Hess November 8, 2017
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to helping you get your US citizenship in a few short years.
Posted by Fatima | September 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration attorney!
Lus Hess was absolutely wonderful. He helped us with our immigration case and was very affordable. I highly recommend this law firm!! He answered all of our questions, helped us fill out our paperwork and prepped us for our interview. His staff is also very wonderful. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Hernan | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Very professional and responsible individual and attorney. Handled my immigration process from beginning to end, through a process that lasted several years, as well as other business and personal casss with a positive outcome. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Ginna | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good experience on adjustment of inmigration status
Luis, provided us with clear information and helped us during the whole process. Guided us to get all the correct documentation and assisted to our final interview. He even made sure to get us update us during the whole process. I will continue to use his service for the rest of my process and also for future applications for my relatives! Great experience!
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Posted by Arron | April 4, 2017
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Knowledgeable and Efficient
Luis is very knowledgeable and knows the ins and outs of immigration law. He kept us on track with deadlines and was concise with his forms. He had answers and examples for every question we had, even those not directly related to our circumstances. I would definitely recommend him to friends, and we plan to use him again when the time comes to apply for citizenship.
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Posted by Enrico Cusi | February 9, 2017
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Great and Honest Immigration Attorney
Una persona muy profesional sabe lo esta haciendo , muy eficiente , los precios que pagamos fueron mas baratos que los demas abogados que nos refirieron . Gracias Luis Hess
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Reprimand issued in MO, 2013
updated on 10/25/2016

A reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Court warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Luis F. Hess Law PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Saint Louis University
  • 2010 - 2010
  • JAG
  • Air Force
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Judicial Intern
  • Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Usda Forest Service
  • 2007 - 2007
  • College Instructor
  • University of Arizona
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Intern
  • Gateway Legal Service
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2010
  • University of Arizona
  • MA - Masters
  • 2007
  • Sprachcaffe International
  • N/A
  • 2006
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Universidad de Guadalajara
  • N/A
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • C12018
  • Received a $94,000 judgment against plaintiff/counter-defendant.


  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Woodlands Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • 2012 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • 3rd Degree
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorney - Texas
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • 2018 Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2018 Excellence in Immigration Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 2017 Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Successfully Overseeing Annual Fiesta Universal Event
  • Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber
  • 2014
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  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
  • Reverse Mortgages and Foreclosures in Missouri
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Woodlands Bar Association
  • Non-Immigrant Visas and Green Cards: How to Obtain the Right Status
  • 2012
  • The 16th Employment Law Update
  • Immigration Compliance in the Workplace
  • 2012
  • American Political Science Association Conference
  • Event History Analysis: A New I.D.E.A. and a New Approach to Diversionary Theory
  • 2007
  • Western Political Science Association Conference
  • Rational Actors: Do Political Leaders React or Anticipate Changes in Public Opinion?
  • 2006
  • Penn State McNair Research Conference
  • From Promises to Policy: An Examination of How Presidents Achieve Success in Presidential-Sponsored Legislation
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Luis
Immigration Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Luis is a caring, self-less person who not only cares for his clients but for his staff and for his community. He will give the shirt off his back for his clients. He and his team work tirelessly to obtain the best results possible for their clients. There is no better choice for immigration in Texas."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hess and I worked on a case together and he is a great attorney, very knowledgeable in real estate matters, very responsive. I very much enjoyed working with Mr. Hess and highly recommend him as an attorney in real estate matters."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Luis and I have worked on different projects and I can say his dedication is beyond reproach. He follows through, he cares, and he delivers. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Luis fights hard and gets exceptional results for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Luis for several years and have great respect for him. He's reliable and has a big heart. His clients are truly fortunate to have him in their corner."
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Shenandoah Immigration Lawyer Luis Fernando Hess
Luis Fernando Hess
Immigration Attorney
Shenandoah, TX
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details