In April 2017, I left this practice to join the Austin Region of Justice for Our Neighbors, a small non-profit organization primarily supported by United Methodist Churches. Happily for me, Victoria Rossi also made the move to Justice for Our Neighbors. There, we welcome immigrants and asylum-seekers by providing excellent, free or low-cost legal assistance. I mostly represent people facing removal (more commonly known as "deportation") while my colleague, Rebecca Rosenberg, works on behalf of children and youth, and Victoria works with both of us. To reach us, please call Yleana Martinez at our office at 512.645.7200, Mondays through Fridays between 1 pm and 5 pm.
I am leaving this website up because it contains important information -- especially in the "Mia Piñon" section -- about the first year of the current chapter of family detention. We in the U.S. have imprisoned families before, but I mean the practice as it started up again in June, 2014.
See you at Justice for Our Neighbors!
The purpose of this practice is to represent clients with dignity and respect as we seek justice together.
Consistent with the original mission of the National Lawyers Guild, we use law in the service of people, understanding that human rights are more sacred than property interests.
Our goals are to:
• Listen carefully
• Arm clients with the information they need to make sound decisions
• Fight ferociously for our clients when necessary
• Understand when fighting is not the best option
• Provide effective representation at a cost that moderate and low-income people can afford
Here is some information about us.