Law Offices of Adan G. Vega & Associates, PLLC    - Immigration Attorneys
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Adan G. Vega
Adan G. Vega

Adan G. Vega (Rice B.A., 1976) has dedicated his practice of law to the area of in immigration and nationality law.

With over twenty-nine years of experience in his field, Adan G. Vega has lectured at conferences of the American Immigration lawyers Association (AILA) and The University of Texas on immigration issues. In August 23, 1988 he presented testimony before a United States House of Representative Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and International Law with regards to the Immigration Reforms and Control Act of 1986 and its effects on the United States; he has served as legal counsel for several foreign governments in the United States including the government of Mexico and El Salvador with respect to immigration issues. The Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Catholic Conference presented Mr. Vega with a special service award in recognition of outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the newcomers in our midst.

In 1985, he was awarded a Certificate of Special Competence from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Texas authorizing the title of Board Certified Specialist. He has been involved with AILA since 1982 and served as Texas Chapter Conference Co-Chairmen in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

Adan G. Vega has acted as legal counsel to multinational companies, and has been active in offering pro bono services to indigents in Texas. He authored a book titled Guide of United States History and Government in 1989. He was one of the founders and an initial director of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 1984, president of Consejo Hispano from 1987-1988, as well as special immigration legal counsel and board director, vice president, and president of the Camara de Empresarios Latinos of Houston (CELH).

Adan G. Vega received his bachelor of arts from Rice University and his doctor jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. Adan G. Vega has been recognized as Top Texas Lawyer since 2004 by the Texas Monthly’s Super Lawyer Section.

Melissa Jaffar
Melissa Jaffar has worked at the Law Offices of Adan G. Vega & Associates, PLLC as an attorney since 2010. She is licensed to practice law by the State of Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University.
Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Jaffar gained extensive experience in immigration law from her time spent clerking for the Chief Counsel with Dallas ICE, working as a research assistant for two years for her immigration professor at Texas Wesleyan, working for a major immigration law firm in Dallas, and, most recently, from her work at another immigration law firm in Houston. She has appeared on Radio Aleluya for Q & A sessions for immigration related legal questions on several occasions and has made an immigration presentation to St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in South Bend, Indiana.

Ms. Jaffar’s expertise includes family-based immigration (including adjustment of status, conditional residence, and immigrant visas), citizenship and naturalization, relief under the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) and humanitarian parole, nonimmigrant visas, and deportation defense (including bond redetermination hearings, cancellation of removal, asylum and withholding of removal).
Melissa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Melissa Jaffar
Carolina Hidalgo
Carolina Hidalgo

Carolina is currently the Business Manager . She has previously worked as a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Adan G. Vega & Associates, PLLC from 2003 to 2008. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston, Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Carolina is bilingual in Spanish and English.