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

 

Elizabeth “Lisa” Perez

Lisa is the paralegal at Villegas Law Office, PLLC. She will be working closely with the attorney and you to make sure your case is processed efficiently and at the office’s high standards. Lisa has over 30 years of paralegal experience in immigration, criminal, and civil law.

Lisa was born and raised in Harlingen, TX, and is a graduate of Harlingen High School. She’s also a graduate of Texas Southmost College and Texas State Technical College.

Connect with our team

Ready to meet our dedicated legal team? Contact Villegas Law Office, PLLC to get personalized, one-on-one treatment from us. We look forward to helping you with your immigration concerns.