Thomas Esparza, Jr., Attorney at Law, A Professional
Jacqueline L. Watson, Attorney at Law
Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
La Madrid Building ,
1811 So. 1st., Austin, Texas 78704
• McAllen High
• Texas A & M
University-1974, Worked part time
LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Licensed to
practice November, 1977.
• Member of the
American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1980
• Board Certified
Specialist - Immigration and Nationality Law, October 1985 to present
County Legal Aid-1977-1978.
• Private Practice
in Austin, Texas, 1978-present.
• Capital Area
Mexican-American Lawyers, President, 1988-1989.
• State Bar
Committee-Laws Relating to Immigration, 1985-1988 & 1998 to 2001.
• Member, State Bar
College-1997 to present.
University of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Conference Planning Committee,
1996 to 2010.
• Chairperson, Texas Oklahoma & New
Mexico chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s
Chairman - Austin Commission on Immigrant Affairs 2008 to present.
Executive Committee - Immigrant Services Network of Austin 2008 to present.
• Justice of the
Peace, Precinct Four, Travis County, Texas 1981-1982.
LEGAL & CIVIC CONTRIBUTIONS
• Becker Community
School Advisory Council, 1982-Present.
• Austin Community
Education Volunteer of the Year 1995.
• Center for
Battered Women, Founding Member, Board Member 1988.
• Austin Mardi
Gras, President, 1982, Founding Member 1981.
• Austin Police
Department-Task Force on Crimes Against Foreign Nationals.
the 100 Questions" video for Political Asylum Project and ACTV.
• Travis County Bar
Association Conference; Immigrant Crimes and Criminal Law, 1999.
• Host "Ask an
Attorney" and "Dialogue" Sponsored by Travis County Television
• Manager Oak Hill Youth Sports Association 12U Bronco Girls All Stars
• Family Based Immigration and Criminal Activity 2011 prepared for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
• Immigration Law and Crimes,
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002 for the Advanced Criminal Defense Lawyer
• Nueva Vida Con Inglés,
Co-written with his mother, Esther La Madrid Esparza, this book teaches English
as a Second Languages, ©1987, 1990, 1992 and 1997.
• El Camino: A Guide to Amnesty or
Legalization Benefits (English and Spanish)©1986.
• Humpty Dumpty & Friends in
the Southwest, A bilingual three book series with cassettes.
• Rocking Horse Rhymes, A two book
bilingual series with matching cassettes.
• Esther’s Playhouse, Interactive
preschool learning software.
• Citizenship, The 100 Questions,
Book & Cassette, bilingual citizenship self study guide ©1998, 2002. 2010, and 2011
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1977||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer of the Year||Austin Community Education Program||1995|
|President-Lead Counsel||Thomas Esparza, Jr. A Professional Corporation||1977 - Present|
|Justice of the Peace||Travis County, Texas||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Immigrant Services Network of Austin||Executive Committee, web site host, translator, graphics support||2008 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member,Past Chairman Texas Chapter||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1977 - Present|
|Oak Hill Youth Sports Association||Manager-Bronco Girls softball-Falcons||2010 - 2012|
|South Austin Optimist Little League||Board Member, Safety Officer, Manager||2001 - 2009|
|Becker Community School Advisory Council||President||1981 - 1999|
|Citizenship for a Dead Man-Green Card for his spouse||Green card granted|
|Rwandan Refugee||Successfully obtained withholding of removal|
|Cancellation of Removal victorhy||approved-client now a permanent resident|
|See all legal cases|
|Citizenship, the 100 Question 4th Edition||Citizenship, the 100 Question 4th Edition||2011|
|Star Light Press||Citizenship, the 100 Questions, 4th Edition||2010|
|Humpty Dumpty & Friends in the Southwest||three book childrens poetry books||1992|
|Citizenship-The 100 Questions||Citizenship Study Guide||1990|
|University of Texas School of Law||N/A||N/A||1977|
|Texas A&M University||Education/History||Other - Bachelors||1974|
|331 District Court-Travis County Courthouse||Immigration Law for the Travis County District Attorney Office||2012|
|Advanced Criminal Law Seminar||Family Immigration & Texas Criminal Law||2011|
|American Immigration Lawyer's Assn Fall Conference||State Immigration Legislation in TX, Ok, & NM||2009|