Silvia R. Graves (Houston, Texas)
Silvia R. Graves (Houston, Texas)

Silvia R. Graves

Licensed for 30 years

Practice Area: Immigration and Naturalization Law, Immigration

Awards
AV Preeminent

Silvia R. Graves

Serving Houston, TX view address

Partner at firm Graves & Graves, P.C.

Serving Houston, TX view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Silvia R. Graves

AILA Liaison to Department of Homeland Security, Houston, Texas, 1995-1998 and 2007—. Board Member, Amigos Por Vida Charter School, 2002—. Member: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas; Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform. Advisory Board Member, Mexican Institute of Culture.

Areas of Law

  • Immigration and Naturalization Law
  • Immigration

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 3 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 3 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 06/07/12

    Very thorough and very personal service, from the partners to the receptionist. Clear explanations, no mumbo-jumbo, no sense of being short-changed on time under a fixed... Read more

    Very thorough and very personal service, from the partners to the receptionist. Clear explanations, no mumbo-jumbo, no sense of being short-changed on time under a fixed fee contract. Recommended without any reservations whatsoever. Everybody is in the business to make money, but in my case I strongly felt that everybody at this firm was also really trying hard to help us.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 09/14/10

    I have known Silvia Graves for ten years. She has been advising me and taking care of my immigration matters for this time. I have never met a more prepared and more com... Read more

    I have known Silvia Graves for ten years. She has been advising me and taking care of my immigration matters for this time. I have never met a more prepared and more competent lawyer than her. This is why I have enthusiastically recommended her to my family and friends. They in turn have gone to see her and have had positive results as well.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 04/30/10

    Excellent service. No long waiting for the appointment. Excellent advice. Clear answers. Clear expectations to solve issues. Nice office. I highly recommend her. Read more

    Excellent service. No long waiting for the appointment. Excellent advice. Clear answers. Clear expectations to solve issues. Nice office. I highly recommend her.

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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • AV Preeminent
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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1986, Texas
      Law School Attended
      Catholic University of America
      Class of 1986
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of St. Thomas
      Class of 1981
      B.A.

      Catholic University of America
      Class of 1986
      M.A.
      Psychology
      Associations & Memberships
      Silvia Graves has been practicing immigration law exclusively in Houston, Texas for 27 years. Mrs. Graves has received an AV Peer Rating from Martindale & Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, for the last 10 years. She is a frequent speaker at a number of AILA, NAFSA, Rice University, and Houston Bar Association conferences on consular practice and other immigration issues.

      Professional Associations:

      During her professional practice, she has held the following positions with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) at the National level and at the local State level, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, and with other organizations:

      Trustee for the American Immigration Council, formerly the American Law Foundation (AILF) from 2001 to 2011.
      Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Texas Chapter (2001-2002).
      Liaison between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS in Houston, Texas, (1995 to 1998


      and 2007 to 2009).
      Member of the AILA National Committee with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (2008).
      Member of the AILA Houston Liaison Committee with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) (2005 to 2010).
      Member of the AILA Houston Liaison Committee with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (2008 to 2010).
      Member of the AILA National Committee with the U.S. Department of State (2006-2008).
      Member of the Texas State Bar Committee on Immigration Laws (2002-2005)
      Program Planning Co-Chair for the AILA National Spring Conference in Aruba (January 2009).
      Co-Chair of AILA National Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. 1998.
      Member of the AILA National Program Planning Committee for the 1999 and 2003 AILA Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington and New Orleans, LA.
      Program Chair for the AILA Texas Chapter 2000 Spring Conference in Santa Fe, N.M.
      AILA Texas Chapter Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chair (1998-2000).
      Chair of the Awards Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee for Officers of the AILA Texas Chapter (2003)
      Consular Liaison for AILA Texas Chapter (2003-2007)
      Chair for the 2006 AILA Texas Chapter Fall Conference in Puerto Vallarta
      AILA Mentor on Consular Issues (15+ years)
      Besides being a member in good standing of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mrs. Graves is a member or Board member of the following associations:


      State Bar of Texas


      Advisory Board Member of the Mexican Institute of Culture, Houston, TX
      Mexican-American Bar Association
      American Immigration Council (AIC) Alumni Taskforce
      Member of the Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform
      Board Member of Amigos Por Vida Charter School (2002 to present)
      Board Member for the University of Houston, Legal Clinic, in Houston, TX (2011).




      Languages
      Spanish, English