Attorneys

 

Hector J. Lopez, J.D., LL.M.

Managing ​Attorney - Founder



A Texas licensed Attorney with over 18 years of experience practicing U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Substantial experience handling all areas of Employment-Based (EB) immigration, Family-Based (FB) immigration and Non-Immigrant Visa matters. Proven track record of success with a high approval rate of labor certifications cases with the U.S. Department of Labor (hundreds of cases approved), and thousands of combined approvals of various types including both, non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions with USCIS.

As a Venezuelan-American attorney licensed in both jurisdictions, Mr. Lopez has bold experience handling Venezuelan Asylum cases, both, affirmative applications with USCIS and defensive applications with the U.S. Immigration Court. He represents individuals from any nationality facing removal proceedings in the United States.

 

Practice Areas:

- U.S. Immigration & Nationality

- International Investments

- Removal Defense & Bond Hearings

 



Bar Admissions:



- Texas

- U.S. District Court (Southern District of Texas)

- Venezuela



Professional Association Memberships:

- State Bar of Texas

- Texas Young Lawyers Association

- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

- Venezuelan Bar Association

 

 

Education:



University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
LL.M. Master of Laws – International Business Law, 2002


Universidad Santa María, Caracas, Venezuela
LL.M. Master of Laws – Tax Laws, Cum laude, 2000

 

Universidad Santa María, Caracas, Venezuela
Lawyer (J.D. Equivalent), 1996



Languages:



English

Spanish

Roberto E. Quijano, J.D.

Associate ​Attorney



Roberto E. Quijano is an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Hector J. Lopez, PLLC and is dedicated to helping clients with their complex immigration problems. Roberto offers our clients a substantive amount of experience ligating immigration cases before both, detained and non-detained court, USCIS, and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

 

Roberto obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate degree from Thurgood Marshal School of Law. During his undergraduate and law school studies, Roberto volunteered in several immigration community forums. He also participated in several Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions and was a Senior Editor for the Thurgood Marshall Law Review.

As a law school student, Roberto began his career in Immigration Law working as law clerk for a retired immigration judge, where he began his practice as an Immigration Attorney after passing the Texas bar. Soon thereafter, Roberto worked in one of the largest immigration law firms in Houston, which required him to defend Immigrant’s rights on a daily basis in front of several judges, not only in Houston but across the United States.

Roberto does not only have ample experience fighting for his client’s immigration rights, but as a Salvadoran immigrant married to a Venezuelan immigrant, he knows firsthand how hard it can be to move to a new country, learn a new language, and fight for a better future. This, coupled with his experience in immigration defense, guarantees our client a committed and driven advocate for their rights.

In his personal time, Roberto is a Youth Pastor for a Hispanic Church in Houston, and he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his cat named Bruce Lee.

 

Practice Areas:

- U.S. Immigration & Nationality

- Removal Defense & Bond Hearings

- Asylum (Affirmative & Defensive)

 



Bar Admissions:



- Texas

- U.S. District Court (Southern District of Texas)

- U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)



Professional Association Memberships:

- State Bar of Texas

- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

 

 

Education:



Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), 2016


University of Houston, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 2013

Mayor: Political Science

Minor: Religious Studies



Languages:



English

Spanish

Priscilla Mendoza, J.D.

Associate ​Attorney



Priscilla Mendoza is an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Hector J. Lopez, PLLC. She is an attorney who cares about her clients and her community. 

 

Growing up in the border town of El Paso, Texas, as a Mexican-American, Priscilla knew early on that she wanted to help others and advocate on behalf of immigrants. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Our Lady of the Lake University. After, she graduated magna cum laude with her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. 

 

While in law school, Priscilla was a Student Attorney at the Immigration Law Clinic, where she prepared affirmative asylum applications. She also volunteered at immigration community forums to help people prepare their naturalization applications. Priscilla completed various law clerkships with non-profit organizations that focused on civil rights litigation and immigration law. Additionally, Priscilla published her article with Thurgood Marshall Law Review about holding detention centers accountable for immigrant detainees’ due process rights. 

 

Practice Areas:

- U.S. Immigration & Nationality

 



Bar Admissions:



- Texas

 



Professional Association Memberships:

- State Bar of Texas

 

Education:



Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), magna cum laude, 2020

 

Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas 

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice, cum laude, 2016

 

Languages:



English

Spanish

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