Elizabeth Villalpando Reed
Elizabeth Villalpando Reed is an experienced and highly sought-after immigration attorney in a wide variety of highly specialized areas within the immigration law field. Her clients range from large corporations to start-up enterprises, celebrities, and other individuals. Ms. Villalpando Reed has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and businesses in nonimmigrant petitions, including the B-1, TN, E-1, E-2, L-1A, H-1B, H-2B, R-1, O-1, and in immigrant petitions in all five categories, including waivers, appeals, motions to reopen and/or reconsider, permission to re-apply, and all consular application; PERM process, and appeals with BALCA.
Ms. Villalpando Reed’s international career commenced in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she became a founding partner at Sánchez, Villalpando & Asociados. While there, she specialized in immigration law and handled immigration and naturalization cases for business visitors, investors, students, athletes, entertainers, religious workers, and temporary workers. She also represented individuals in family based visas. After leaving Sánchez, Villalpando & Asociados, Ms. Villalpando Reed joined M.A. Ramos & Associates, P.C., where she was named the Business Visa Manager. While at M.A. Ramos & Associates, Ms. Villalpando Reed quickly rose through the ranks and began receiving recognition for her international expertise in immigration law.
Ms. Villalpando Reed earned a double Masters in Law from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she focused her studies on American Legal Studies and International and Comparative Law. While at St. Mary’s University School of Law, Elizabeth was a student attorney at the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where she attended Master Calendar hearings at the Immigration Courthouse and conducted extensive legal research. Before earning her double Masters in Law, Ms. Villalpando Reed graduated from the ‘Universidad Panamericana’ School of Law in Guadalajara, Mexico. Ms. Villalpando Reed is licensed to practice law in Mexico.
When Ms. Villalpando Reed is not representing clients, she is often speaking about issues of immigration law and offering pro bono assistance to individuals from the Battered Women’s Shelter in Laredo and San Antonio, filing Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) petitions. Additionally, Ms. Villalpando Reed offers employment based training to the Immigrant Hope – Immigrant Pathway Institute. In her spare time, Ms. Villalpando Reed enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she is fluent in both English and Spanish and previously lived in Mexico for over two decades.
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