MCLE Credits: 1.00 including 1.00 MCLE, 1.00 Ethics
Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association's Immigration Law Section.
Noaman’s legal practice is primarily devoted to Immigration and Nationality Law where he focuses a significant portion of his time handling employment and family immigration matters. Noaman often serves as lead counsel for trial related matters at Azhar & Azhar Law Firm and has earned petition approvals for his clients in almost every single visa category. He was selected as a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014, 2015, and 2016 – an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Texas receive the distinction.
Noaman regularly advises large and small companies on proper Department of Labor procedures and guidelines for labor certification filings. As a former athlete himself, Noaman works closely with many professional athletes in securing O-1 visas and permanent residency (EB-1A) based on their extraordinary athletic ability.
In Federal immigration court, Noaman has secured Asylum and Withholding of Removal for many of his clients, including those from Albania, Eritrea, Pakistan and Iran. He has also successfully argued many complex legal issues in immigration court including admissibility, deportability, eligibility for immigration relief and waivers. His advocacy and superior trial skills have earned him the praises of multiple immigration judges in Dallas, TX.
Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in Government, 2004)
State of Texas, 2007
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2010
Monica Lira Bravo is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is the owner and managing attorney of Lira Bravo Law, PLLC. She has been recognized as a Rising Star in Immigration Law by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, as well as named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2016 and 2017. Her practice focuses on family based visa petitions, citizenship, deportation and removal defense in the Dallas Immigration Court, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, waivers, deferred action and other humanitarian forms of relief.
Monica was the first in her family to be born in the United States. A daughter of immigrants from Guanajuato, Mexico, Monica, understands the plight and struggles of her clients and thus strives to ensure they all get treated fairly and with integrity. When her parents first attempted to become legal permanent residents in the early 1980s, they were cheated out of thousands of dollars by an immigration attorney. Her parents eventually gained legal permanent resident status, however that experience stayed with Monica throughout her life. Her first client was her father, who she helped apply for citizenship. Monica knew that she had a calling to help immigrants, because she experienced first-hand the long process her parents went through and as a result could relate to her clients.
Monica Lira Bravo was elected to the Dallas County Community College Board of Trustees in June 2016. Her district covers East Dallas, Mesquite, Pleasant Grove, Seagoville and Sunnyvale. She currently serves as the chair of the Dallas Bar Association Immigration law section, as well as the President of the Emerald Isle Homeowners Association and on the Advisory Board for the Dallas Women Lawyers Association. She is a Past President of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, as well as a past fellow of the inaugural class of Latino Center for Leadership Development.
Monica received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French from Southern Methodist University and her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Isaul Verdin, a Texas Board Certified Immigration Lawyer, has over 18 years of federal trial experience.
He established VERDIN as a specialist boutique immigration law firm; serving the needs of immigrants nationwide.
Mr. Verdin has testified as an expert in federal criminal cases, as well as testified in state bar grievance cases.
He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army; and has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney; prosecuting federal criminal cases.
Mr. Verdin has extensive experience advising multinational companies and entrepreneurs on complex US immigration matters involving investments. He focuses on advising companies on structuring entities, acquisitions, and strategic expansion to satisfy US immigration E-1, E2, L1A, L1B, or EB-1 objectives in a variety of fields. Business opportunities in the U.S. include real estate, aviation, technology, manufacturing, retail, luxury goods, and professional services.
Additionally, he litigates deportation defense matters throughout the US.
State Bar of Texas (1999)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D.) (1999)
Pepperdine University, Malibu (B.A.) (1996)
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