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Leonardo Ruben de La Garza

Immigration Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   27 reviews

also known as Leonardo De La Garza, Leo De La Garza

  • Licensed for 7 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Leonardo

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I was born in the small Texas border town of Rio Grande City and am the first in my family to attend college. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and earned my law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, I served as a law clerk for the immigration firm Whittenburg, Strange & Walker, P.C., and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Micaela Alvarez of the Southern District of Texas. In 2015, I was named a "Who’s Who Among American College and University Students Award" recipient.

Now, residing in Austin, TX, I regularly participate in community service events such as citizenship drives and informational sessions. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with my wife and 5-year old Border Collie, Al. I also actively train in boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

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Here's our handsome border collie, Al.

Location

De La Garza Law, PLLC
8133 Mesa Dr Ste 100
Austin, TX, 78759-8655

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer in town!
Leo is the man of the match,an attorney that you want handling your immigration case.Even though I had a complex immigration history and was going through a difficult time after losing my mother, he made the citizenship application process so much easier for me. When explaining all the steps of the process , he was clear and upfront about what to expect . Above all, I appreciate his honesty. Thanks to his help ,I got approved for my citizenship and now I am proud to be a citizen of the greatest nation on earth. If I ever meet someone that needs an immigration lawyer, I would definitely send them his way. Thank you again Attorney Leo.
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Posted by Migdalia | June 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Leo y su esposa forman un equipo de trabajo excelente.mis hijos y yo estamos muy agradecidos con ellos por el caso de mi esposo que era difícil pero gracias a ellos y a sus estrategias salió favorable en un corto tiempo de 3 semanas y mi viejito está de nuevo en casa disfrutando de su familia le agradezco a dios por aver pues excelente pareja de abogados en mi camino tienen una autoestima muy elevado que nos los trasmitían cada que hablábamos con ellos del caso y trabajan usando varias estrategias tuvimos una lucha en equipo hermosa los recomiendo 100% dios los bendiga y desde el fondo de mi corazón les deseo mucho más éxito!!.
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Posted by Karla | May 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration consultation
I highly recommend Leo. El fue paciente y tomo su tiempo para ayudarme y explicarme las opciones de mi caso. Incluso con información que necesitaba en Español. I would definitely contact him for further assistance in the future
Posted by Emily Milan | December 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
My husband & I will forever be thankful for Leo, it was one rough ride but leo made it so less stressful than what it was. When getting off the first appt with Leo, my sister in law & I knew we had to stick to him. What caught our attention was his honesty, he gave us the pros & cons to our situation. When things would go down he was always full of energy & ready to jump into the next strategy, which gave me hope of one day having my husband back home. After 8 long months & 7 months of working with leo he was finally back home with a granted legal status! Even when having a busy schedule he was one call away answering every each and one of our questions, fears and so on. Now that we are going into a new year, I wish Leo much success. We can’t ever thank you enough for all your work, dedication and time to my husband’s case. Once again thank you so much! ( ps for any future viewers i can assure you wont regret working with leo’s team, we will forever recommend his dedication, hard work & professionalism)
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Posted by Harold Rodriguez | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
We're grateful for finding Leo, his outstanding, professional, and knowledgeable. He's been working on my spouse's immigration status. We know it can be stressful; however, we could not be happier with the service received from Leo and his law firm. We highly recommend Leo and his team!
Response from Leonardo de La Garza June 8, 2022
Hi there Harold. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave this amazing review. We're so grateful to have the opportunity to work with you and your spouse. We're so happy that you two get to travel on this journey to an immigration status together. Y'all are the best!
Posted by David | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I worked with Leo on my green card renewal process and was very satisfied with the service. Right off the bat, I was able to tell Leo cares about his clients and wants to provide the best service possible. He was also very knowledgeable and was able to answer all the questions I had. He stayed on top of everything and managed to make the process as least stressful for me as possible. I would totally recommend Leo to anyone who is looking for immigration service.
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Response from Leonardo de La Garza November 30, 2021
Hi David. It's been an absolutely pleasure to work with you and your wife. I greatly appreciate the kind words!
Posted by John B Batuo | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asylum Case
Working with Mr Leo has been nothing but a wonderful experience. From day one, he has gone above and beyond for my case. He is very committed and takes his role very importantly. He understands what is at stake and shows empathy when necessary. I'd highly recommend De La Garza Law, PLLC to all my friends and family.Bravo once more and thank you so much for everything Mr Leo
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Posted by Lisa | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success!
Leo De La Garza helped us succeed! We needed his assistance navigating the filing and interview processes and he did not disappoint. We had lots of questions that he quickly answered. He provided effective counsel and in the end we were successful. We will definitely use De La Garza Law again.
Posted by Jennifer | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows what he is doing.
Leo was very helpful, polite, professional, responsive and knowledgeable in helping my mom's case. He explained the process in detail to my mom and I and answered all of our questions. We would recommend Leo to anyone in need of legal services.
Posted by Rezwan | November 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Immigration Attorney
Leo helped with my naturalization application and he was very helpful and guided me through the whole process. He's friendly and responsive and will give you the one on one time that you won't get at a large firm where you're just another client. I highly recommend the De La Garza Law firm.
Posted by Chris | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing like the stereotype.
Mr. De La Garza changed my view of attorneys. When my wife and I were planning of going through the immigration process, I knew I needed a lawyer, but was not excited about it because I viewed lawyers as old, grumpy people, who just want to get paid. Mr. De La Garza was the opposite. He was nice, friendly, and made the process as easy and painless as possible. My wife got her green card and he is so invested in his clients that I think he celebrated more than we did. That is the kind of lawyer you get with him. One who cares about your dreams, and will do whatever it takes to make them come true.
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Posted by Jorge | January 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Leo for assistance with legal matters. He is very knowledgeable and professional, a top-notch attorney! He skillfully explained the entire process and was very responsive throughout my case. I felt that I was being taken care of every step of the way and that he really cared about me and the outcome of my case. Leo is very genuine and has a great sense of humor, making him a pleasure to work with. I would definitely hire Leo's services again in the future.
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Posted by Francisco | November 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service!
Leo is an outstanding person and a great lawyer! I am more than happy with the service he has provided to my wife and I.
Posted by Hope | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
We have never had to deal with immigration before until I got married to my husband. He was unfortunately picked up by ice and detained. We got in touch with Leo De La Garza and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Leo is amazing, he not only treated my family like real people and not just a paycheck but he helped with every step of the way. We was never left wondering what was going on due to him staying on top of everything. We submitted all paperwork and he worked his magic. My husband was gone for only 22 days and Leo did everything in his power to bring him home. If your looking for an amazing lawyer we definitely recommend Mr. De La Garza, he is honest and upfront and makes things happen! My family couldn’t be anymore grateful for all your hard work!!
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Posted by Blanca | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire The Best of The Best, With De La Garza Law
Leonardo, Mr. De La Garza, it has been quite a pleasure working with you and having you work on our case. You keep up with communication, you take the time to talk and walk us through every step of our legal obligations, and your guidance has put my husband and I at ease. I couldn't imagine going to anyone else and getting any better of a result. Anyone looking for a law firm, stop your search now! De La Garza Law is the way to go. You won't regret it. We didn't.
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Posted by Leonel | July 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% satisfaction guarantee
Highly recommend this amazing man if you are dealing with any immigration problems. When I first started with my immigration case I had no clue what I was going to go through or what to expect. Also the unknowns of how to start and where to start were a bit overwhelming. He has helped us in so many ways and has been there every step of the way. He is a true professional but a great person as well. He has helped me my wife and my parents. Not only has he become our attorney but a friend as well. This has been my first time working with an immigration attorney and by far I am 100% satisfied with the level of support and professional help he has provided us with.
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Posted by Tuyen | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Leonardo
Leonardo is very generous and professional , he is very patient and willing to explain and consult me , he is also very responsive to any of my concerns . I will recommend him to my friends and relatives as they need help on immigration field .
Posted by Britton | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience all around.
My wife and I worked with Leo on her green card process, and we could not be happier with the service we received. Leo was a consummate professional who made the process much less stressful for us. He worked around our schedule and really made us feel at ease. We would 100% recommend using Leonardo to anybody who needs an Immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Simon | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation and support
Leo gave my wife and I amazing advice and represented us at my immigration interview. He helped us prepare for it thoroughly and was very supportive, even after the length of our contract. 10/10. Would recommend
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Very productive and pleasant experience. Highly recommended Got a lots of information about my immigration rights thank you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • De La Garza Law, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Yohana Saucedo
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Legal Assistant/Law Clerk
  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Doctrinal Tutor
  • Texas Tech School of Law
  • 2013 - 2015
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Associations

  • Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who Among American College and University Students Award
  • Randall-Reilly Publishing
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
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Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leonardo is a dedicated and passionate lawyer, who goes above and beyond for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is a larger than life attorney who provides results to back it up. If you don't know Leo then stop reading this and go check him out. He's smart, funny, insightful, and got a personality that precedes him. Top tier attorney with top shelf quality."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. De La Garza’s knowledge and understanding of Immigration Law is second to none. He is always thinking of the best ways to get his clients what they need, whether it is coming to the U.S. on a work visa, being prepared for an immigration marriage interview, or representing a client in a deportation proceeding to help that client stay in the country. I know that if a client needs help, Mr. De La Garza is there to do whatever is necessary. Few attorneys are as accessible as he is to his clients. Even if the smallest matter needs attention, he ensures that the matter will be handled. He is a talented lawyer and a great person. I highly recommend and fully endorse Mr. De La Garza."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leo is very knowledgeable and passionate about helping folks resolve their immigration matters. He is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend Leo."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is an excellent attorney. He knows the law well, but more importantly he cares deeply about his clients and always puts them first. I never hesitate to send people his way and I highly recommend him to everyone."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is an attorney you want on your side. He's an exceptional advocate for all of his clients. I highly recommend Leo to anyone seeking legal services in the area of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is not only a great lawyer, he is also a great friend to all his clients! I have seen Leo take care of his clients and their needs in the most dedicated and responsible way. He is passionate and compassionate - qualities that make him a superb immigration lawyer. I highly endorse his services."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is an amazing advocate for his clients facing immigration issues. He is a true champion."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leo is on another level. I endorse him for all immigration work. He's highly capable and passionate about helping his clients and getting the best result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo's desire to assist, protect and unite families is admirable."
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Austin Immigration Lawyer Leonardo Ruben de La Garza
Leonardo Ruben de La Garza
Immigration Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 7 years