Liset Lefebvre Martinez
Liset Lefebvre received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. While in law school, Mrs. Lefebvre studied in England at the University College of London, Faculties of Law where she focused her legal studies on Comparative Law and Transnational Litigation. She clerked at Bacciardi & Partners, an international corporate law firm, in Italy. Mrs. Lefebvre also clerked for the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel in Denver, Colorado and upon graduation for the 383rd District Court in El Paso, Texas.
Prior to joining Chavez & Valko, Mrs. Lefebvre worked at a full-service immigration firm in Dallas where she successfully litigated removal cases including adjustment of status with section 212(h) waivers and cancellation of removal cases before the immigration courts throughout the United States.
Her immigration practice has included detention and removal, consular processing with waivers, adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization, and deferred action (DACA). Mrs. Lefebvre has assisted immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes obtain legal status in the United States. She has experience successfully drafting and filing motions to reopen and appeals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
In addition, Mrs. Lefebvre takes a particular interest in volunteering her time with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program to assist indigent families in the Dallas Metroplex with dissolution of marriage cases and mentoring high school students at WW Samuell High School through the Dallas Bar Association E-mentoring program.
Mrs. Lefebvre served as the AILA Dallas Section Co-Coordinator (2011-2012), is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. Mrs. Lefebvre is fluent in Spanish, and proficient in Italian.
*Not licensed to practice law or represent clients in matters of State law in Louisiana; But Authorized by Federal Law to advise and represent clients only in Immigration matters in Louisiana and throughout the United States.
- Supreme Court of Texas, 2006
- University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
- Juris Doctorate
- University College of London, Faculty of Laws, London, England
- Major: Comparative Law and Transnational Litigation
- University of Texas at El Paso
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Speaker, Immigration Options for Victims of Domestic Violence, Mexican Consulate General in Dallas, TX, February 29, 2012 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The Supreme Court of Texas
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Spanish (Primary)