Veronica Garza earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. She did her undergraduate studies at Texas State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. Ms. Garza, a US citizen born in Mexico, to a Mexican mother and an American father, has experienced first-hand the complexities of the US immigration system and is always able to relate to her clients’ plight.
Her passion for immigration law started in her law school years, when she was awarded a coveted fellowship that allowed her to spend an intensive summer immersed in the practice of immigration law. After graduation, Ms. Garza was hired by a large local nonprofit organization to be their immigration attorney on staff. Ms. Garza spent over six years being an essential piece in the development and growth of the immigration department at that agency.
She started as the only attorney on staff working on waivers of inadmissibility, a craft that she developed to a point of expertise that has taken her to national conferences to teach on the subject, and to have some samples of her work published as a guide for newer practitioners. Ms. Garza developed a profound knowledge in all areas of immigration law including family based, humanitarian relief, citizenship, and removal defense. She handled many cases related to U visa, VAWA, and asylum.
Ms. Garza headed a large local full-service operation of services to clients seeking to benefit from DACA since its inception in the summer of 2012. Her thoroughness in preparing her court cases has earned her the appreciation and respect of the courts where she practices. Ms. Garza’s passion and devotion to her work took the small immigration program to flourish into a robust immigration department. She was involved in all major decisions and the development of systems that guaranteed that clients always received the best service and the most accurate information regarding the law and the status of their particular cases.
Ms. Garza has taken her passion of immigration law to her own practice, The Law Offices of Veronica Garza, PLLC, where she continues to provide help and guidance to individuals and families in need. She is a member of the Texas State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Tarrant County Bar Association where she served as Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section for six years and Chair of the Diversity Committee for two years. She has provided countless presentations in all areas of immigration law and has been part of immigration panels and discussions for the general public as well as in legal and academic settings. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is involved in several community organizations and she is an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M School of Law.
- Garza & Morton, PLLC, Managing Partner, 2015 to 2016
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth, Supervising Attorney, 2009 to 2015
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2011 to Present
- Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present
- Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Member, 2011 to Present
- TCBA International & Immigration Law Section, Chair , 2012 to 2018
- TCBA Diversity Committee, Chair , 2018 to 2020
- Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
- Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Honors: Dean's List
- Major: Political Science
- Texas, 2009
- Larry Margolies Memorial Fellowship