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Soraya Yanar Hanshew

Employment and labor Attorney at El Paso, TX

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 19 years
    California - CA 21 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Soraya Yanar Hanshew is a native of El Paso,Texas. After graduating from Coronado High School, she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in English Studies from Stanford University, and thereafter returned to Stanford Law School to complete her law degree in 2001. Presently, Soraya is an attorney in the El Paso area who specializes in complex civil litigation and labor and employment law. Ms. Yanar Hanshew was designated a Texas Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2008.

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Soraya Yanar Hanshew
  • 2006 - Present
  • Staff Attorney & Recruitment Coordinator
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • El Paso County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Thelen, Reid & Priest LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Stanford University
  • Dual B.A.
  • 1997


  • Texas State Bar
  • Member--Ad Hoc Committee to Select Minority Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas State Bar
  • Member-State Bar Committee on Racial Diversity in the Profession
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas State Bar
  • Member--Leadership SBOT Class of 2009-2010
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Rising Star
  • 2008


  • Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers that want something More
  • Nina Perales: Voting Rights Litigator
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Agricultural Forum; El Paso Texas
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2010
  • El Paso SHRM Event
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 12
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"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Yanar Hanshew is an excellent advocate for her clients with an excellent reputation among her legal peers. Anyone seeking a strong advocate and a high level of representation can find it with this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know this lawyer personally and her work personally. Two describe this lawyer: tenacious and prepared. She is absolutely superb."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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El Paso Employment and labor Lawyer Soraya Yanar Hanshew
Soraya Yanar Hanshew
Employment and labor Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 21 years