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We are a law firm specializing in U.S. Immigration & Nationality law. We represent people who need such assistance throughout the United States and around the world. We are firmly committed to the principle that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we are proud of our role in defending and preserving such principle.
Imran Beg Mirza was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Mirza is Board Certified in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995.
He earned his Bachelor degree from the University of Houston in 1985 and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1988.
Mr. Mirza served on the Examination Committee of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) for Immigration & Nationality Law from 2006 through 2012, serving as Chair from 2011-2012. The Examination Committee assists the TBLS in writing, administering and grading the examinations of attorneys seeking board certification in Immigration & Nationality Law in Texas.
Mr. Mirza served on the TBLS Advisory Commission for Immigration & Nationality Law from 2005 through 2011, serving as Chair from 2010-2011. The Advisory Commission assists the TBLS in determining the appropriate criteria for Board Certification in Immigration & Nationality Law in Texas, and for reviewing the qualifications of applicants wishing to take the board certification exam.
Mr. Mirza is also an Adjunct Professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. This course is designed to teach law students the immigration consequences of crimes, the tools to craft effective defenses, and the opportunity to analyze new trends as new statutes take effect and are interpreted. This lessons of this course have taken on a new urgency in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. (March 31, 2010), a holding that addresses the constitutional responsibility of criminal defense attorneys to properly advise their clients of the immigration consequences of their guilty pleas.
Mr. Mirza served on the State Bar of Texas Ethics/Disciplinary Committee from 1994 until 1999, serving as Panel Chairman from 1998 until 1999.
Mr. Mirza has previously served as the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) co-liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Texas Chapter from 1995-1996.
Mr. Mirza has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Asian-American Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.