Stephen O’Connor is a Board Certified attorney that focuses his practice on all aspects of deportation/removal defense and family-based immigration. His experience includes the representation of persons in deportation proceedings due to criminal convictions, lacking an immigration status, and failing to maintain a lawful immigration status. Mr. O’Connor’s family-based immigration experience includes naturalization, claims to United States citizenship, lawful permanent residence, extreme hardship waivers, and visas for victims of crimes.
Mr. O’Connor served as an Assistant Trial Attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. O’Connor also served as a Law Clerk for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Immigration Court in Dallas, Texas. Following his public service, Mr. O’Connor was an attorney with one of the largest immigration law firms in the United States, where he represented clients with regulatory compliance and immigration litigation matters. He also spent five years in private practice focused on deportation defense.
Mr. O’Connor speaks English and Spanish, and regularly represents clients in those languages.
Some of Mr. O’Connor’s eight years of experience includes:
LPR Cancellation of Removal and reapplication for Adjustment of Status in Immigration Court.
Renewing an Application to Remove Conditions on Residence before an Immigration Judge.
Appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Motions to Reopen In Absentia Removal Orders
U Visa. Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident in Immigration Court.
Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal. Bond Redetermination.
Naturalization and Claims of U.S. Citizenship.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
District of Columbia
LL.M., Georgetown University
J.D., Catholic University
B.A., Duke University
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigrant Legal Resource Center