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Attorney Vanessa R. Alonso

Attorney

Vanessa R. Alonso

Vanessa is a passionate advocate with over ten years of experience serving and advocating for immigrants. She grew up in El Paso, TX a city that borders Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. El Paso provides a safe and culturally rich environment. Surrounded by a large family and a circle of friends, Vanessa learned the importance of love, family and community.

Always passionate about helping people and those in need, she was an enthusiastic volunteer in high school and college, where she attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. While obtaining her degree, Vanessa’s desire to help others grew and she decided to apply to attend the University of Toledo College of Law.

While in law school her desire to serve the immigrant community was sparked by a summer internship with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality. She spent the entire summer conducting outreach to migrant farmworkers throughout the state of Ohio advising them of their legal rights and assisting them in seeking relief. Many of their issues were lack of lawful status. While meeting with individuals working picking vegetables in the fields, Vanessa felt she found her calling. Vanessa continued with the non-profit through the remainder of her law school career. After becoming licensed by the State of Texas, she spent the next seven years working at large immigration law firms helping thousands of people to obtain green cards, citizenship and defend themselves from being deported.

In 2017, Vanessa, guided by her passion for those she served, decided to open her own law firm so she can provide the personal and dedicated attention she knew her clients deserved. Vanessa prides herself in making her clients feel at home in her office. In addition to running the law firm, Vanessa also keeps the Latino immigrant community informed of policy changes and availability of relief via Spanish radio stations, Facebook, Youtube, and other social media.

She and her husband Christopher Alonso, who is also practicing partner at the law firm have three wonderful children and go out of their ways to be a resource to their community, their clients and their family. Together they strive to be one family defending the unity of other families.

Vanessa is a passionate advocate with over ten years of experience serving and advocating for immigrants. She grew up in El Paso, TX a city that borders Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. El Paso provides a safe and culturally rich environment. Surrounded by a large family and a circle of friends, Vanessa learned the importance of love, family and community.

Always passionate about helping people and those in need, she was an enthusiastic volunteer in high school and college, where she attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. While obtaining her degree, Vanessa’s desire to help others grew and she decided to apply to attend the University of Toledo College of Law.

While in law school her desire to serve the immigrant community was sparked by a summer internship with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality. She spent the entire summer conducting outreach to migrant farmworkers throughout the state of Ohio advising them of their legal rights and assisting them in seeking relief. Many of their issues were lack of lawful status. While meeting with individuals working picking vegetables in the fields, Vanessa felt she found her calling. Vanessa continued with the non-profit through the remainder of her law school career. After becoming licensed by the State of Texas, she spent the next seven years working at large immigration law firms helping thousands of people to obtain green cards, citizenship and defend themselves from being deported.

In 2017, Vanessa, guided by her passion for those she served, decided to open her own law firm so she can provide the personal and dedicated attention she knew her clients deserved. Vanessa prides herself in making her clients feel at home in her office. In addition to running the law firm, Vanessa also keeps the Latino immigrant community informed of policy changes and availability of relief via Spanish radio stations, Facebook, Youtube, and other social media.

She and her husband Christopher Alonso, who is also practicing partner at the law firm have three wonderful children and go out of their ways to be a resource to their community, their clients and their family. Together they strive to be one family defending the unity of other families.

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Attorney Chris Alonso

Attorney

Chris Alonso

Chris is originally from New York City. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude from Troy University as well as Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.  Chris obtains his Law Degree from Saint Mary’s University School of Law. Chris is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas as well as federally licensed in the Western District of Texas.

Prior to becoming a licensed Attorney, he served as Special Agent for over ten years in federal law enforcement. Chris has investigated countless criminal cases ranging from capitol murders, sexual assault offenses, to organized drug distribution crimes. He has worked jointly with several federal and law enforcement agencies. Chris now uses his vast experience in law enforcement to assist his client in their representation and his advocacy. Chris also served his country in the U.S. Army having served overseas in combat operations.

This country became prosperous through immigration. Immigrants flee to this country for safety and opportunity. Chris fiercely defends his client’s rights in immigration proceedings. Using their experience, Chris and his team work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the best representation and have the opportunity to present their unique stories before the tribunal.

Chris is a fierce litigator who upholds the principle that all his clients deserve 100% of his effort in their cases. Chris understands the clients he is defending are going through the most difficult time in their life and Chris will do everything to ensure they receive the defense they deserve. Chris prides himself on his law firm providing client-focused representation. 

Chris and his wife Vanessa have three beautiful children. Every day they understand what they do in their professional life is to return their clients safely and soundly to their family.

Chris is originally from New York City. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude from Troy University as well as Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.  Chris obtains his Law Degree from Saint Mary’s University School of Law. Chris is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas as well as federally licensed in the Western District of Texas.

Prior to becoming a licensed Attorney, he served as Special Agent for over ten years in federal law enforcement. Chris has investigated countless criminal cases ranging from capitol murders, sexual assault offenses, to organized drug distribution crimes. He has worked jointly with several federal and law enforcement agencies. Chris now uses his vast experience in law enforcement to assist his client in their representation and his advocacy. Chris also served his country in the U.S. Army having served overseas in combat operations.

This country became prosperous through immigration. Immigrants flee to this country for safety and opportunity. Chris fiercely defends his client’s rights in immigration proceedings. Using their experience, Chris and his team work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the best representation and have the opportunity to present their unique stories before the tribunal.

Chris is a fierce litigator who upholds the principle that all his clients deserve 100% of his effort in their cases. Chris understands the clients he is defending are going through the most difficult time in their life and Chris will do everything to ensure they receive the defense they deserve. Chris prides himself on his law firm providing client-focused representation. 

Chris and his wife Vanessa have three beautiful children. Every day they understand what they do in their professional life is to return their clients safely and soundly to their family.

Franja Citas