As an up-and-coming Tulsa immigration law attorney, Fry & Elder’s Lorena Rivas got into law so that she could make a positive impact on her heritage and her community. While at the University of Tulsa College of Law not only did Rivas graduate with honors, she successfully prevented a Haitian national from being returned to Haiti, in terrible conditions due to a recent earthquake and hurricane. If that weren’t enough, she also helped a mother and her two children remain in the United States after being victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Mexico.
Four years later, Rivas’ impact continues to be felt. Rivas appeared on the popular Tulsa Hispanic radio station Que Buena (1530AM & 100.3FM) Friday morning to discuss how the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about the recent executive action on immigration by President Obama. A video of Rivas’ appearance on the station’s Pico de Gallo Morning Show can be viewed by CLICKING HERE. The video is in Spanish, and those wishing to view the Fry & Elder website in Spanish now have the option to do so on any page.
Rivas followed up Friday’s performance on Saturday by bringing in the Union Alternative High School mock trial team to the recently opened Robert G Fry Jr. Center for Trial Studies. Rivas coaches the high school’s mock trial team to provide further evidence that she is a community-driven Tulsa immigration law attorney.
“I’ve always been proud of my Mexican-American heritage and the Tulsa community that I live in,” Rivas said. “I know all the attorneys at Fry & Elder and I feel strongly about giving back to the community and being involved in it. For me, it’s important to educate the Hispanic community on their rights.
“Immigration law is something that is constantly hitting my life, whether it is 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.”
An accomplished Tulsa immigration law attorney
While Rivas is only in her fourth year practicing law, there is little doubt that she is a rapidly growing star in the world of immigration law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA).
“She’s definitely a rising star,” Fry & Elder partner M. Shane Henry said. “She brings a unique skill set and a lot of diversity to our firm. She has only helped us grow and has further enhanced our reputation.”
Rivas’ practice focuses on individuals who are in need of legal counsel with complicated U.S. immigration laws in affirmative and defensive immigration policies before the Department of Homeland Security. Rivas’ practice areas at Fry & Elder include:
- 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
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Whether you are in need of a Tulsa immigration law attorney or experienced and highly-regarded legal counsel in Tulsa family law, criminal law personal injury law, Fry & Elder will ensure that your specific needs are meant. In addition to being recognized as one of the premier Tulsa law firms, Fry & Elder has garnered national recognition. The U.S. News & World Report has named Fry & Elder to its list of U.S. Best Law Firms from 2014-2016. Additionally, firm attorneys Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., James R. Elder, M. Shane Henry, Aaron D. Bundy and T. Luke Barteaux have all earned multiple accolades. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a consultation with a proven and experienced Tulsa trial lawyer.
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