Sophia is a Senior Associate in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She has experience in a broad range of immigration law, with a focus on employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. Sophia counsels corporate clients on immigration matters and represents companies and individuals before US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the US Department of Labor, US Department of State, and the US Coast Guard.

Prior to joining BAL, Sophia worked at a boutique immigration law firm and full-service national immigration firms in Houston.

Education & Admissions

Texas Tech University, Juris Doctorate, cum laude
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science, International Studies, summa cum laude
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigration and Nationality Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Past Member, AILA National Pro Bono Service Committee (2012-2013)
Member, AILA National Pro Bono Service Committee (2017-2018)
Houston Young Lawyers Association (2016-2017, 2018-2019)
Committee Member of Houston Young Lawyer Association Diversity - Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Professional Accomplishments

AILA Pro Bono Star, 2011
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters 2018-2019
Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc. 2018-2019