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Anne Elizabeth Ohlrich

Immigration Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Not Eligible to Practice - Discipline Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

About Anne

Learn Anne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Family and Employment Visa Petitions, as well as all Non-Immigrant and Immigrant visa issues and DACA applications.

    26 years

  2. Business
    I-9 audits/ preparations and defense; Business formations/ LLC/ Articles of Incorporation, etc.

    19 years

Ms. Ohlrich has been a licensed attorney since May 1998. Commissioned immediately thereafter with the U.S Department of State, Ms. Ohlrich served in London, U.K, Recife, Brazil, Washington D.C, and finally as the Deputy Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Section in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Since 2005 Ms. Ohlrich has taught international relations and law at St. Mary's University. During her tenure at St. Mary's she established the Organization for Conflict Diplomacy as well as the Institute for Diplomacy and Strategic Initiatives.

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Ohlrich Law Firm
8400 Blanco Rd.
Suite 201
San Antonio, TX, 78216

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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advise
Anne was very clear in what she advised. This has helped me to properly organize my application.
Posted by Helen. | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer!
My Case was a bit complicated,and I was really scare I would not get My citizenship.when I went to my interview they said they had to review my case,and the'll let me know in 45 days. But Mrs Anne explain in detail how thing will wok out. She was so amazing and was there even when I imagine the worst. In less than 45 days I've received my appointment for my oath.Thank you Mrs Anne.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
We loved working with Anne. She was so personable, honest and responsive. She met all of our legal needs and we would recommend her to all our friends/associates/etc.
Posted by Danielle | April 20, 2015
Great Attorney!
I could have not asked for a better attorney to handle my case. Anne Ohlrich is professional, knowledgeable, and very genuine with all of her clients. She has always answered any questions I've had and from the minute she accepted my case I felt 100% optimistic that I had the right representation. I will be quick to recommend her to anyone looking for an immigration attorney.
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Response from Anne Ohlrich June 3, 2015
Thank you Danielle! We have loved helping you, and you deserve so many wonderful things in your life!
Posted by Tracey-Ann | October 28, 2013
Best Immigration Attorney in San Antonio, Texas
We hired Anne to pick up the pieces and repair the damage caused to our case by previous attorneys. She did this so efficiently that within two weeks USCIS changed a denial to an approval. Our immigration process is ongoing and we continue to put our trust in Anne's superior knowledge of immigration law, her excellent judgement and superb case management. More than that though, Anne has become our port in the storm. Her genuine kindness, compassion and friendship mean more to us than she will ever know.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2013
Great lawyer to have on your side!
Hiring Ms. Ohlrich as my immigration attorney was the best decision I could've made! From beginning to end, she was there with me no matter what time or the day. She was friendly and professional at the same time. She always had answers to all my questions, and if she wasn't sure about something, she made sure to get back to me with an answer as quickly as possible. She was so helpful to me throughout the entire process. I really don't know what I would've had I not had her around! I am glad to have met her and to have had her by my side throughout that time in my life.
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Posted by Gina | October 21, 2013
I-9 Audits
Anne's knowledge of not only immigration law, but also of the audit process for I-9's was invaluable to us after we received notice that we were randomly selected. After the officers left the subpoena, Anne was in our office within 24 hours. She reviewed, prepared the documents for transport, and went to the audit as our acting agent. After Anne was done with the physical audit, she also mitigated for us. Thankfully we did not owe any money to the government and we were not going to be subject to review in six more months. Hiring Anne is the best thing we ever did. In hindsight we should have hired her to review all our new hires I-9's and maintain the E-Verify process for us as the rules are always being updated. The only thing that matches Anne's expertise is her kindness.
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Posted by Catharina | August 28, 2012
Dr. C A Lindeque Hunter
Anne Ohlrich has given us outstanding service. She helped us with our immigration process and more. Ie. extensions of our initial visas, acquiring work authorizations, travel documents,change of status/ naturalization. We are still currently using her services, she is assisting us in getting our Non Profit Organization registered. She will in future do more work for us, as we truly value her knowledge and integrity.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 50-300 per hour
  • Pro bono 25 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Resignation in Lieu of Discipline issued in TX, 2019
updated on 01/24/2020

This means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred. "Disbarment" is the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

Work Experience

  • Owner and Partner
  • The Ohlrich Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Professor
  • St. Mary's University Of San Antonio
  • 2005 - Present
  • Consular Officer
  • U.S. Department Of State
  • 1999 - 2005


  • St. Mary's University
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DACA's; E1/E2; EB5; EB1C; TN; L and Family Based Cases
  • Approved
  • I-9 Audits
  • $0 fines
  • L1/ L2
  • Approved


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Business Immigration Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Committee Member on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Bexar County Women's Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • German
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Honors and Awards

  • Best New Immigration Firm
  • Best of Antonio 212
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Education
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence CAE
  • 2011
  • Meritorious Honor Award
  • U.S. Department of State
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • KABB News at 9
  • DACA - Immigration
  • 2013
  • Texas Week with Rick Casey
  • Consular Access and International Law
  • 2011
  • St. Mary's University Presidents Peace Commission
  • National Security
  • 2011
  • Great Decisions
  • Rebuilding Haiti
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Anne
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anne. She has one of the most impressive resumes known to mankind. She has been a Foreign Service Office, a Diplomat, Consular Officer and Program Manager with the U.S. Department of State working in posts including London (Chief of the Visa Coordination Unit and Dept. Chief of the Immigration Visa Section), Brazil (Chief of the Consular Section), and Ciudad Juarez (Dept. Chief of Non-Immigrant Visa Unit) as well as the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Washington D.C. She is also a law professor and has taught courses in Diplomacy, The Global War on Terror, Human Trafficking, the Globalization of Crime and Transnational Criminal Organizations, and was commended for her work in September 2011 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Centers for Academic Excellence. She is a frequent speaker on panels for the Department of Homeland Security; UTPA, and for the American Immigration"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anne is an extremely knowledgable immigration attorney with a wealth of experience!"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Can't say enough great things about Anne Ohlrich. Her knowledge and experience make her a wonderful attorney and combined with her passion and compassion she is a phenomenal advocate! She is particularly well-versed in business immigration issues and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is creative and she will do WHATEVER she can to assist a client!"
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Anne, she has a wealth of experience in all aspects of immigration law and processes. She is a mentor and Professor and is highly appreciated."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Working under her was such an amazing opportunity. She was extremely knowledgeable in so many aspects of immigration law. She always had an answer or was extremely resourceful to get me one quickly. She not only helps her clients with their legal problems, she is sure to treat everyone with the upmost respect, attentiveness, and perseverance."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Anne Elizabeth Ohlrich."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anne Ohlrich is a knowledgeable, responsible and experienced attorney. Her former work as a Foreign Service Officer adds value to her practice in the field of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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