Jacqueline Okwueze, Associate
Biography: Jacqueline Okwueze was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and moved to the United States at an early age with her mother, a native of Ukraine. Following graduation from Cate High School in Santa Barbara, California, Jacqueline received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, cum laude, from Texas Southern University and represented her college competitively as a NCAA Division 1 athlete in Tennis. She excelled athletically and academically and was a recipient of an athletic and academic scholarship.… read more
Thereafter, she received a Master’s in Business Administration and was selected one of four students from her graduating class to be inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She then followed her dream of becoming an attorney and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas. During law school Jacqueline worked at the Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc. as a Research Assistant and published an article in the Institute’s Journal.
She also worked as a Graduate Assistant and taught undergraduate level courses in Business Law. After graduating from TMSL, Jacqueline worked as a law clerk with our Law Firm briefly, and then pursued her passion for immigration law. She worked as an associate for an Immigration Law Firm in Houston where she gained valuable experience in representing clients in Deferred Actions, Employment Based Petitions, Family Based Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications, Naturalization, Waiver of Inadmissibility, Removal Proceedings, Bond Hearings, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Immigration Appeals. Jacqueline is an attorney licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. She is a member of the Texas State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Activities & Affiliations: Member, State Bar of Texas; Member, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Bar Association for the 5th Circuit;
Education and Professional Background: B.A., Texas Southern University (Cum Laude), 2006; M.B.A., Texas Southern University, 2008; Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2011;
Admitted to Practice: State of Texas, 2012; United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2012;