The Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder continues to grow, and newly-hired attorney Lorena Rivas figures to have a big hand in the firm’s expansion. As the firm’s newest attorney, Lorena brings a unique and dynamic skill set to Fry & Elder. In addition to practicing Oklahoma family law, Lorena’s practice will focus on immigration law in Oklahoma.
“I got into family law because of my background in immigration law,” Rivas said. “If you’re practicing immigration law, you’re going to be dealing a lot with family law.”
As the proud daughter of two Mexican nationals, Lorena has a personal connection with immigration law, which she fully embraces.
“I’m a Mexican-American,” Rivas said. “Immigration law is something that is constantly hitting my life, whether it be family members, friends or my clients. In law school, I initially thought I wouldn’t go into immigration law, but I started thinking about it more, and felt like I could make a bigger impact in that area.”
Lorena began making an immediate impact during law school at the University of Tulsa. She successfully prevented a Haitian national from being returned to Haiti, in terrible conditions due to an earthquake and hurricane, and she helped a mother and her two children remain in the United States after being victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Mexico.
A member of both the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Hispanic National Bar Association, Lorena had been in private practice the past three years before joining Fry & Elder. She said the Tulsa family law firm was appealing to her for multiple reasons.
“The thing that really captured my attention was how skilled they were in litigation,” Rivas said. “I’m glad to be part of a team that’s doing good stuff. Hopefully, I will be able to help the firm reach out to a diverse population that maybe hasn’t had a lot of exposure to a real strong litigation firm.”
With Lorena now on board, Fry & Elder now has seven highly skilled and diverse attorneys.
Experience the Fry & Elder Difference
The legacy of excellence at Fry & Elder has roots that date all the way back to 1932 when C. Lawrence Elder helped set the wheels in motion for Fry & Elder to become an established and recognized Tulsa family law firm. Over the years, Fry & Elder has garnered numerous accolades and honors.
The firm was named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Law Firms for 2015. Additionally, Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr. further validated himself as one of the premier Tulsa Divorce Lawyers when he was honored as Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa 2016 by Best Lawyers®. Fellow Fry & Elder attorneys M. Shane Henry, T. Luke Barteaux and Aaron D. Bundy have each received SuperLawyers® Rising Stars™ accolades. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney from an elite Tulsa family law firm.
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