Karla R. Prieto
Karla believes the practice of law should be based on commitment, professionalism and honesty. She has built her reputation on these principles and has garnered the trust of clients from the world over.
Karla serves as an adjunct professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law teaching specialized areas such as immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions, consular practice, inadmissibility and waivers for both employment and family-based immigration.
Karla was born in Houston, Texas and spent part of her childhood and her teenage years living in Mexico. She returned to the United States, began working in an immigration law firm and quickly developed an interest in the American legal system. She worked as a legal assistant while attending the University of Houston and completed her under-graduate studies at the University of Gloucestershire in England. After returning to the United States, she attended South Texas College of Law, and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Karla regularly volunteers at phone banks and other community events.
Areas of Expertise
- Employment-based nonimmigrant petitions including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1 & E-2
- PERM labor certifications
- Employment-based permanent residence
- Family-based permanent residence
- Consular processing
- DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
- VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
- I-601 Waivers of Inadmissibility