Griselda Ponce

Griselda Ponce

Visas, Release from Detention, Work Permits- Attend cases throughout the U.S. &a
  • Family Law, Immigration Law
  • Texas
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Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997 with a Bachelor in Social Work and soon thereafter, worked with the immigrant community as a social worker at a local middle school. In my work, I saw first-hand, the difficulties the undocumented confronted and decided to pursue law school to assist the immigrant community and have a greater impact on their everyday lives. Immediately upon enrollment in St. Mary's School of Law in 2000, I began assisting immigrants obtain legal status as a student attorney through the St. Mary's Immigration Clinic. I obtained my Juris Doctor in 2003 and began my career as an immigration attorney at a local nonprofit where I attended asylum cases and represented the detained immigrant population. I have been in private practice since 2006 and have successfully assisted thousands earn peace of mind in the United States. My clients have obtained waivers, visas, employment authorization and citizenship. I am humbled by their successes & pleased to say we have kept families together by winning asylum cases, Cancellation of Removal cases, Convention Against Torture cases and adjustments before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Department of State.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Ponce Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Lead Attorney: Immigration Removal Defense, Bond Hearings for Release from Immigration detention, Family Petitions, Asylum, Board of Immigration Appeals & 5th Circuit Appeals,
Staff Attorney
Political Asylum Project of Austin - PAPA
Removal Defense, BIA Appeals, 5th Circuit Appeals
ST. MARY'S University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (2003) | Jurisprudence
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University of Texas - Austin
B.S.W. (1997) | Social Work
Honors: Dean's Achievement Award
Activities: Social Work Council
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Professional Associations
Bernardo Kohler Center
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Since 2001, the Bernardo Kohler Center has worked to bring legal services to Texas immigrants. Our mission is to provide education and assistance to immigrants and legal professionals in immigration issues. BKC focuses on helping those most in need, such as abandoned children and human trafficking victims.
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Texas State Bar  # 24046645
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
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Ponce Law Firm, P.C.
11900 Metric Blvd
Ste. J-167
Austin, TX 78758
Telephone: (512) 454-7700
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