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|
|Activities: Representing the State Bar Sections on the Board of Directors (a non-voting position).|
|Member, Texas State Bar # 14905700|
|Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association|
|Board of Advisors, Waco Regional Immigration Center|
|Chair, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Council|
|Activities: Member of the Litigation Section Council 1997-present; Officer, 2003-2008|
|President, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association|
|Activities: Member -- 1990-present; Board of Directors -- 1996-2008; Officer -- 2002-2008|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog
Medical Clinic seeks to deport immigrant woman seeking care Visa Bulletin change allows filing before priority date current, begins October 2015 Baylor Law School receives 2015 ABA pro bono award US immigration detention policies incompatible with basic principles of justice In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texas 5th Circuit keeps DAPA and expanded DACA on hold Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607 Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.
Blog: The Nelson Law Firm Blog
Baylor Law School receives 2015 ABA pro bono award "To Kill a Mockingbird" read by Sissy Spacek released as audiobook Baylor Law School Receives Prestigious State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Award Kilgore ISD settles case of gay teenager "outed" by coaches Royal Furgeson: Federal court vacancies imperil Texas justice When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue Attorney John Raley to speak on the Michael Morton case at Atticus Finch Day in Brazos County Road to the courthouse could prove challenging for West residents @TexasBarCLE Free 0.75 CLE: Casemaker: Free Online Legal Research for Texas Bar Members
RT @gsiskind: Big big story! - Incorrect Count on Visas Disrupts Lives of Highly Skilled Immigrants http://nyti.ms/1O6su4o— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) 3 days ago
Medical Clinic seeks to deport immigrant woman seeking care #immigration @GregAbbott_TX http://sinelson.typepad.com/susan-i-nelson-immigrat/2015/09/medical-clinic-seeks-to-deport-immigrant-woman-seeking-care.html— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) September 18, 2015
Immigrant women afraid to go to the doctor is not good for #Texas. #immigration https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/643886188751785986— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) September 16, 2015
RT @ImmPolicyCenter: First Step in Visa Modernization: Making the Wait More Palatable ? http://bit.ly/1VSg1E1 #immigration— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) September 12, 2015
RT @TexasTribune: Cubans flood #Texas ports after thaw in relations | @nachoaguilar reports: http://trib.it/1UCbSHc http://t.co/cXxMADzuFW— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) September 10, 2015
Visa Bulletin change allows filing before priority date current, begins October 2015 http://sinelson.typepad.com/susan-i-nelson-immigrat/2015/09/visa-bulletin-change-allows-filing-before-priority-current-begins-october-2015.html http://t.co/omtNRUJLve— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) September 9, 2015
Visa Bulletin change allows filing before priority date current, begins Oct 2015 #immigration http://sinelson.typepad.com/susan-i-nelson-immigrat/2015/09/visa-bulletin-change-allows-filing-before-priority-current-begins-october-2015.html— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) September 9, 2015
RT @ImmPolicyCenter: #Immigration Courts Desperately Need More Judges ? http://bit.ly/1KnZ5lj— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) August 27, 2015
RT @thehill: "Serious Republican candidates shouldn’t embrace fringe birthright citizenship theory" http://hill.cm/fXaachd http://t.co/l2xxqikJ7q— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) August 24, 2015
RT @ImmPolicyCenter: Trump's #immigration plan could leave over 4 million U.S.-citizen children without at least one of their parents ? http://bit.ly/1HSvpGS— Susan Nelson (@TexImmLaw) August 18, 2015