Managing Partner & Attorney

Ms. Pegah Rahgozar is a fierce immigration advocate and has won complicated immigration cases such as immigration adoption cases, complicated marriage cases and appeals, naturalization cases with previous criminal charges, motions to reopen family-based petitions, motions to reopen and terminate old removal orders, and much more…

During her time at University of Houston Law Center, her concentrations included:

Immigration and Business, Contracts, Real Estate Transactions, Oil and Gas, Employment and Labor Law. She is authorized to practice law before all Texas courts by the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Rahgozar has successfully represented clients in various corporate transactions and immigration matters.

Accomplishments

During her time at the University of Houston Law Center, Ms. Rahgozar was a member of the Joseph A. Vail Immigration Clinic where she represented clients in many complex cases in the area of Defensive Asylum and Cancellation of Removal before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).

While in the Immigration Clinic, Ms. Rahgozar drafted and submitted motions before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

She has also assisted clients with processing Affirmative Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Special Immigrant Juvenile, U-Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cases before various governmental agencies.

Additionally, Ms. Rahgozar’s professional work experience includes representing family and employment-based petitions (immigrant and nonimmigrant cases) before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the National Visa Center (NVC), various U.S. Embassies abroad, and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Rahgozar served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Tracy Christopher of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas.

She also gained experience as a Law Clerk, doing compliance work for the Office of the General Counsel of the University of Houston Systems. Additionally, Ms. Rahgozar is also fluent in Farsi (Persian).

In her free time, Ms. Rahgozar provides pro bono assistance and legal help to indigent clients. She routinely volunteers with non-profit organizations such as Baker Ripley, Own the Dream, and Catholic Charities.

Education, Degrees, Awards, and Certifications

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University of Texas at San Antonio (Bachelors of Arts Degree)

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University of Houston Law Center (Doctorate of Jurisprudence)

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University of Houston Law Center, A.A.White Dispute Resolution Center (Certificate in Advanced Commercial Arbitration, both Domestic & International)

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State Bar of Texas, Guardian Ad-Litem Certification

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