Monica Lira Bravo, a native of Dallas, Texas is the first in her family to be born in the United States. Monica decided that she wanted to be a lawyer as a young child, her motivation to pursue immigration law was her parents. Monica’s parents are immigrants from Guanajuato, Mexico.
When her parents first attempted to become legal permanent residents in the early 1980s, they were cheated out of thousands of dollars by an immigration attorney. Monica’s parents eventually gained legal permanent resident status however that experience stayed with Monica throughout her life.
Monica knew that she had a calling to help immigrants because she knew first-hand the long process her parents went through and could relate to her clients.
After graduating from The Hockaday School, Monica received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French from Southern Methodist University and her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. She practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Her practice primarily focuses on helping people in deportation/removal proceedings, securing immigration bonds from ICE and representing individuals before the Immigration Court. Monica also helps immigrants become Legal Permanent Resident and United States citizens.
Monica is fluent in Spanish and French and is member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She serves as the Pro Bono/Public Service Committee Chair for the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and 2011 Annual Event Co-Chair.
In November 2011, she was awarded the first ever Estrella Award by the Dallas Hispanic Bar. The Estrella Award is awarded to an up and coming lawyer that has exhibited great leadership skills.
A daughter of immigrants, Monica, understands the plight and struggles of her clients and thus strives to ensure they all get treated fairly and with integrity.