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About me

I am an immigration attorney based in Austin, Texas.


I serve on the
Board of Directors of American Gateways (formerly the Political Asylum
Project of Austin), an Austin-based non-profit that provides free legal
services to asylum seekers, detainees, and immigrant victims of
domestic violence and human trafficking.


I am a member of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project
and am fluent in Urdu and English.


Languages spoken: Urdu

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Mark Avery

    Sonia is a dedicated attorney who carefully gives appropriate legal (and practical) advice to her clients and then helps them meet their goals. I highly recommend her for any immigration law issue.


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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected as a Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyThe Ansari Law Firm, PLLC2006 - Present
AssociateJones Day2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - 2009
National Immigration ProjectMember2006 - 2009
Austin Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
American Gateways (formerly the Political Asylum Project of Austin)Board Member2006 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (with honors)2004
University of TexasHistoryOther - Bachelors2001
University of TexasPublic RelationsOther - Bachelors2001