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*Chair, State Bar of Texas Advanced Immigration Law Conference, 2015

* World Affairs Council of San Antonio, Current Board Member; Vice President of Programs,  2009-2012

 * San Antonio Chamber Music Society, President, 2008-2012; Board Member, 2002-present

 *Rotary Club of San Antonio, Board of Directors, 2010-2011; Member, 2002-present

 *Texas Public Radio, Board Member, 2003-2008; 1994-2000

**American Immigration Lawyers Association, member since 1978; varied elected and appointed positions including Chair of Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico Chapter; National Board of Governors; regional and San Antonio liaison with USCIS; Border issues committee member; Department of Labor Liaison committee member


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Thomas Esparza Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a noble colleague and a dedicated scholar of Immigration law. It is an honor to know her.


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Contact info

1146 S. Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX, 78210-1178


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America/ImmigrationThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Belva Lockwood AwardBexar County Women's Bar Association1994
Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShivers & Shivers1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Prosecutorial DiscretionProsecutorial Discretion
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Publication nameTitleDate
AAnnual Univ Texas School of Law Immigration & Naturalization LawCan I Stay or Must I Go? Adjustment versus Consular Processing2014
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)Back From the Dead: Resurrecting a Nauralization Application2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration 101Adjustment of Status vs Consul Application2014
Symposium on Immigration Law: Practice & Policy in the Twenty-First CenturyNaturalization Perils & Opportunities2013
Paralegal ConferenceNaturalization2013
Immigration 10110 Things to Chew on Before Embarking on the Practice of Immigration Law2013
Fundamentals of Immigration LawIntroduction to Family Immigration Practice2012
Annual Conference on Immigration LawBack From the Dead: Resurrecting a Naturalization Application2012
Advanced Immigration LawDIY Immigration Practice2012
National Annual ConferenceThe Difficult Petitioner2011
Conference on Immigration & Nationality LawLabor Certification2009
Advanced Immigration Law CourseOptions Not to Overlook in Business & Family Immigration Plus Last Resorts2009
Immigration & Nationality Law Annual ConferenceDifficult Marriage Adjustment Cases2008
Conference on Immigration & Nationality LawFamily immigration cases: Strategic Planning2008
Fundamentals of Immigration Law PracticeEmployment Based Immigrant Visas2006