Lauren Wallis focuses her practice on immigration law, including solutions for businesses and families. She works with corporate clients who wish to sponsor foreign employees, aids in investment projects through the EB-5 Program, and advises individuals on the vast array of employment visas. Her experience also includes deportation defense; asylum law; applications for citizenship, naturalization and residency; assisting immigrant survivors of domestic violence and crime in obtaining legal status through the U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); and advising clients about DACA and DAPA.
She has represented clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in deportation proceedings; the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in asylum proceedings and applications for citizenship and residency; Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) in applications for stays of removal; and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas in mandamus actions to compel adjudication of client’s cases after years of delay by the government. After the surge of unaccompanied minors to the U.S., she also defended numerous juveniles against deportation.
Lauren is passionate about assisting and educating the community, and has participated in Know Your Rights sessions, DACA workshops through the North Texas Dream Team, and outreach programs through the Dallas Bar Association’s Pro Bono Activities Committee.
Texas Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2012
Editor, SMU International Law Review
BA, Goverment and Business, University of Texas, Austin TX, 2009
Intern, Office of Congressman Pete Sessions, Washington, D.C.
Intern, Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor
Intern, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)