Lorena Rivas already has proven herself to be one of the top Tulsa immigration attorneys; she’s now rapidly building a reputation as being one of the best U.S. immigration lawyers.
The Fry & Elder partner and decorated immigration law attorney recently traveled to Kansas City to serve as a faculty member for the Immigration Court Trial Advocacy Defensive Asylum conference.
Held April 25-27 at the Johnson County, Kansas District Courthouse, the 3-day intensive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar’s faculty featured some of the very best U.S. immigration lawyers.
Along with Rivas, the lineup included experienced immigration law practitioners from New York (Lindsay A Curcio), Washington D.C. (Lory D. Rosenberg) Texas (Lindsay Gray), Southern California (Munmeeth Kaur Soni), Wisconsin (Erich C. Straub) and Kansas (Genevra Alberti).
“It was an incredible seminar which really did feature a who’s who of some of the absolute best U.S. immigration lawyers,” Rivas said. “To be able to have the opportunity to collaborate, observe and work alongside some of the sharpest legal minds in immigration law was a tremendous honor for me.”
The Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College Defensive Asylum conference differed from most immigration court practice programs due to the fact that it employed a one-on-one, hands-on training experience designed to make participants “fearless in the courtroom.”
Best U.S. Immigration Lawyers Display Common Traits
It could easily be said that possessing a burning desire to learn and a fierce passion to advocate and fight for those in need are common characteristics of elite immigration attorneys.
Rivas exemplifies those traits and has proven herself to be a dynamic immigration law attorney throughout her standout career.
She was chosen as the 2018 Fern Holland Award Winner, an honor annually given to a lawyer who advocates for human rights or the empowerment of women.
Rivas also was honored as a 2018 Super Lawyers® Rising Star and was named to Leadership Tulsa Class 60 and to the Tulsa Business & Legal News’ 2016 Women of Distinction Awards.
Fry & Elder’s decorated immigration trial lawyer has even visited Washington D.C. multiple times to meet with state and national legislators to discuss and advocate for immigration law reform as a top national immigration law attorney.
More recently, Rivas traveled to Southern California to attend the 2019 American Immigration Lawyers Association Midwinter Conference in Indian Wells, California where she served as one of the featured speakers and teamed up with Kate Jastram to present on strategies and practices to help overcome the controversial immigration law decision “Matter of A-B-.”
“It was a tremendous pleasure presenting at the AILA conference with Lorena,” said Jastrom, who serves as the Senior Staff Attorney and Gender Asylum Campaign Director with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. “She’s clearly extremely knowledgeable about asylum law, and she made an excellent contribution to our AILA practice advisory, showing attorneys the concrete steps they need to take to effectively represent their clients.”
With Fry & Elder since 2015, Rivas’ practice features comprehensive legal services in the following immigration law areas:
- Business Immigration
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Deportation/Removal Defense
- Family Immigration
- Fiancé Visa
- Humanitarian Relief
- Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with one the best U.S. Immigration lawyers.