About Susan NelsonTexas Attorney representing individuals and businesses in immigration matters, general civil litigation and insurance claims.
I began my career as an attorney handling insurance, personal injury and employment law cases. I got into immigration law when my husband and I adopted a child from Russia. We were two lawyers, and we needed help to navigate the complex immigration process. After our experience with the adoption, I started receiving calls from other attorneys and individuals who knew of my experience. I began practicing immigration law beyond pro bono cases in 2003, and it is now where I spend the majority of my time.
I like immigration law because it allows me to help people unite their families and live the American dream. I am often frustrated by the current state of the law when I see deserving people whose families are being torn apart without remedy or recourse.
- Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Adjunct Professor, Baylor School of Law|
|Attorney, The Nelson Law Firm, P.C.|
|Baylor University School of Law - Baylor University||Law|
|Baylor University||B.S.||Education, Music|
|Section Representative to Board of Directors||State Bar of Texas||2011-Current|
|Details: Representing the State Bar Sections on the Board of Directors (a non-voting position).|
|Member||American Immigration Lawyers Association||2003-2010|
|Board of Advisors||Waco Regional Immigration Center||2007-2009|
|Chair||State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Council||2006-2007|
|Details: Member of the Litigation Section Council 1997-present; Officer, 2003-2008|
|President||Waco-McLennan County Bar Association||2006-2007|
|Details: Member -- 1990-present; Board of Directors -- 1996-2008; Officer -- 2002-2008|
|Member, Texas State Bar|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog
Military Mixed Messages Undocumented family members of military and veterans eligible for parole from USCIS After Uproar, Mock Immigration Sting Canceled by University of Texas Young Conservatives USCIS Issues Memo on Parole in Place for Spouses, Children, and Parents of Members of the Military Visa Bulletin for December brings a bleak mid-winter for Mexico Facing Deportation, Activist Says He Has No Regrets UT/TT Poll: Texans Split on Pathway to Citizenship Honduran refugee playing running back for Harlingen Cardinals football team Are activist immigrants hurting the cause of immigration reform?
Blog: The Nelson Law Firm Blog
@TexasBarCLE Free 0.75 CLE: Casemaker: Free Online Legal Research for Texas Bar Members Join the Native American Law Section and register for free 1.5 hour Texas Bar CLE webcast Like Justice for Chocolate Abbott Faces Questions On Turnabout and Fair Play Lawyers advertising while they are still pulling bodies out of the rubble or before the funerals in bad taste Hoping our friends and clients from West are okay. David Schleicher, Is legislating from the judicial bench suddenly acceptable? The Courthouse Drive: worth getting on I-35 to see Local attorney, Susan I. Nelson, discusses current immigration issues
RT @AILANational: AILA Leadership Blog Post by President Doug Stump: Military Mixed Messages http://t.co/n9w959cGaq— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) 2 days ago
I just signed a petition to make sure Erika's mother doesn't get deported. Keep them together: http://keepustogether.org #keepustogether— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) 2 days ago
RT @nprnews: New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders http://n.pr/1fQ0rGU— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 29, 2013
RT @nprpolitics: Obama Visits Immigration Activists http://n.pr/1fQ54km— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 29, 2013
Let the turkey hit the floor. #Thanksgiving http://t.co/5v68l2TSui— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 28, 2013
Undocumented family members of #military and #veterans eligible for parole from USCIS #immigration http://bit.ly/1fZl14R— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 21, 2013
RT @fronterasdesk: ICYMI: New #Immigration Hope For Military Dependents, But Enlistment Hurdles Remain http://bit.ly/1aGtTKC— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 21, 2013
RT @AP: Young Conservatives group at Univ. of Texas-Austin criticized for "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game": http://apne.ws/1dPuYAH -SS— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 19, 2013
RT @americasvoice: DHS to halt the deportations of relatives of U.S. military members http://t.co/0DFXII9cmH— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 15, 2013
RT @PresenteOrg: Deportation Bus with 40 Detainees Overturns In Texas: [http://bit.ly/188E2Ad] #not1more #immigration #undocumented— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) November 14, 2013