About

Approaching Immigration Law with Integrity and Honesty

Why choose Villegas Law Office, PLLC to help with your immigration concerns?

We take a comprehensive approach to immigration law.

U.S. immigration law is one of the most extensive and difficult areas of law to navigate. We limit our practice exclusively to immigration law, allowing us to continuously build upon our extensive knowledge and experience in that area. As our client, you can rest assured that you have a strong, focused legal team working on your side.

We have personally gone through the immigration process.

Ana Maria Villegas, our principal attorney, understands the stress and uncertainty that often accompanies an immigration case. She has experienced firsthand the feeling of putting your future hopes and dreams into the government’s hands. When you call our office for help, you will connect with an attorney who understands what you are going through on a personal level.

We have dedicated ourselves to a client-centric legal practice.

As a licensed Master Social Worker, Ana Villegas has the skills to connect with her clients and approach the unique issues they face in a tactful, sensitive manner. As a client, you will deal directly with an attorney from beginning to end. We value each and every one of our clients, which is why we believe in guiding them through the process step-by-step.

Meet Our Team

Ana Maria Villegas

As an accomplished immigration attorney and a third-generation immigrant from Mexico, Ms. Villegas understands both the legal and personal sides of immigration law. A fluent Spanish speaker, she was raised in the Rio Grande Valley overlooking the Mexican-American border, and every day she sees how immigration concerns affect life in the southern tip of Texas.

Ms. Villegas graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas — Pan American in 2003. Her business background gives her unique insight to aid business clients planning for their immigration needs, including employee immigration H-1B petitions.

Ms. Villegas also obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Houston in 2006. While she was there, she was awarded the Center of Mexican American Studies Fellowship Award. She utilized her social work skills to help refugees in Houston and to help women in Costa Rica fight for equal rights and equal treatment.

From there, she attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, receiving her Juris Doctor (JD) in 2009. She started her legal career assisting domestic violence survivors in and around the Chicago area.

Ms. Villegas has always felt it was her passion and purpose in life to fight for human rights. Before attending DePaul, she attended the American University Washington College of Law’s Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Summer Program. While in law school, Ms. Villegas focused her studies on international law, international human rights, and immigration and refugee law. She also participated in the Immigration and Asylum Law Clinic.

She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is dedicated to helping immigrants, their employers, and families secure their status and protect their futures.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas 2009
  • State Bar of Illinois, 2010 (voluntarily inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2017
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013

Licenses

  • Licensed Masters of Social Work, Texas, 2006

Education

  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor’s of Science, 2001
  • University of Texas — Pan American, Master’s of Business Administration, 2003
  • University of Houston, Master’s of Social Work, 2006
  • DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Norma Garcia

As the first person you see when coming to Villegas Law Office, PLLC Mrs. García is always sure to make everyone feel welcomed and safe, as well as family.

She is a proud Hispanic born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. A fluent Spanish speaker as she had to be to communicate with her paternal grandparents who’s first language was Spanish. She is a proud wife and even prouder mother of two handsome boys. 

After High school she attended the University of Texas At Brownsville (UTB) before it became UTB/TSC to now known as UTRGV. She was the last graduating class before UTB merged with TSC. Having become a new first time mother at the beginning of her final semester, she focused and worked even harder towards her degree. Graduating in the Spring of 2015 with a 4.0 for the semester, she received her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice where she focused on the Forensic side of Criminal Justice. She also obtained an Associates in General Studies from UTB prior. To say Mrs. García is anything but a hard working, dedicated and ambitious woman would be the least. One can say she is definitely the right person to assist with your immigration matters.

Mrs. García is very family-oriented and because of that she will always strive to support the attorney and families in any and every way she can. She takes great pride in working at Villegas Law Office, PLLC along the attorney Ana Villegas and being part of helping families secure their status, stay together and protect their futures.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Forensic Investigation Concentration), The University of Texas at Brownsville, May 2015 
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies, The University of Texas at Brownsville, December 2012

Professional Development:

       Forensic Investigation:

  • NIJ, What Every Investigator & Evidence Technician Should Know About DNA Evidence, 2013
  • NIJ, Crime Scene & DNA Evidence, 2013
  • NIJ, Law 101: Legal Guide for the Expert Witness, 2014
  • NIJ, Communication Skills, Report Writing, and Courtroom Testimony, 2014
  • NIJ, Forensic Fingerprint Analysis Basics, 2013
  • RTI, Forensic Anthropology: Measurement & Recovery of Clandestine Graves, 2014

       Emergency Management & Homeland Security: 

  • DHS/FEMA, Incident Management System: An Introduction, IS-100, 2014
  • DHS/FEMA, Single Response & Initial Action, IS-200, 2014
  • DHS/FEMA, National Incident Management System: An Introduction, IS-700, 2014
  • DHS/FEMA, National Response Framework, An Introduction, IS-800, 2014
  • DHS/FEMA, Special Event Planning for Public Safety Agencies, IS-15, 2014
  • DHS/FEMA, Introduction to Homeland Security Planning, IS-453, 2014
  • TAMU/TEEX, Basic Emergency Medical Services Concepts for CBRNE Events, 2014
  • TAMU/TEEX, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Personnel, 2014

Languages 

  • English
  • Spanish