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IMMIGRATION, FAMILY &
CRIMINAL DEFENSE

About The Firm

Porter Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to providing legal services to clients who are in need of any immigration service whether that be businesses seeking foreign talent or families in need of guidance through the immigration process. We also handle divorce and child custody matters, as well as criminal defense. We are based in Dallas, Texas, but have clients who live all over the world and are willing to travel to meet our clients' specific needs. We are here to help solve your problems and help guide you through the sometimes confusing and tricky processes. No matter how complicated your situation may seem, we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us! Click below to read more about the specific areas we specialize in!

Practice Areas


Business Immigration

Business Immigration

Foreign nationals who have come to the United States and have lived here for a long time, who...

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Deportation Defense

Deportation Defense

When hiring a new employee, the company must verify that the employee is legally authorized to...

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Family Immigration

Family Immigration

Individuals who have already entered the U.S. who are either at the border or entered without...

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Victim-Based Immigration

Victim-Based Immigration

If you are a permanent resident, you will be eligible to apply for citizenship if you meet these...

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Divorce/Child Custody

Divorce/Custody

In order to be eligible for a U-Visa, you must have been a victim of one of these crimes in the...

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Criminal Defense

Asylum

In order to be eligible for a U-Visa, you must have been a victim of one of these crimes in the...

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Our Team


Anna T. Porter
Attorney, President
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law J.D. (2013)

Texas A&M University
B.A. in English Literature (2010)
B.A. in French (2010)
Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas (2013)

Anna was born in New York City but raised in Dallas, Texas. Her father is from Italy and her mother is from China, which sparked her interest in immigration from an early age. She also lived in France with her family where she attended elementary and middle school.

Anna has always wanted to be an attorney because she enjoys helping others. She grew up hearing about her mother's and other relatives' struggles with the immigration system in the U.S. so, she developed a passion for immigration law early on and studied it as her focus in law school.

While in law school, Anna clerked for the Attorney General's office and worked for a women's rights non-profit organization lobbying in Washington, D.C. to shut down sites where sex traffickers sold women and children. For her post-graduate fellowship, she worked for the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland pushing the issue of the sale of children in the United States.

After returning to the U.S., she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked as the Legal Director for Mil Mujeres Legal Services, a non-profit organization which provides immigration legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She then moved on to a managerial position with a law firm in the D.C. area, Johnson Immigration Law, PC. As managing attorney, she handled almost every type of immigration case.

Anna relocated to her hometown, Dallas, Texas where she has opened up Porter Legal Group to serve the immigrant community in Texas. Porter Legal Group has since helped serve over 1,000 clients and expanded its practice areas into business immigration, divorce and child custody and criminal defense.

Anna is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian and uses her language skills every, single day with her clients. She is planning to learn Chinese next! In her free time, she enjoys quality time with family, travel, dancing and spending time with Randy and their 6 rescue pets!

Adrianna Martinez Goodland
Attorney
Education
Harvard University School of Law, J.D. (1991)

Harvard University/University of Texcas at San Antonio B.S. in Biology
Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas (1991)

Adrianna Martinez Goodland is the newest member of the Porter Legal Group, PLLC (PLG). She was born in Española, New Mexico, and spent her childhood living in a number of US cities. After graduating high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she attended Harvard University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, studying Biology and earning her bachelors’ degree in Psychology. College brought many surprises, including a passion for justice, and a desire to study law instead of medicine. Her mother attributes this career choice to Adrianna’s “life-long talent for arguing.”

Adrianna returned to Cambridge, Massachusetts and Harvard Law School, where she earned her law degree. She then moved to the Dallas area to begin her legal career. Prior to joining PLG, Adrianna practiced in the areas of criminal, family, juvenile, and personal injury law. She has worked in large law firms, as well as a solo practice. She was once a public defender, and she served as a Municipal Court Judge for the cities of McKinney, Princeton, and Frisco, Texas.

During her time working in municipal court, Adrianna became interested in the large population of students who appeared before her time after time. Although their offenses were misdemeanors, Adrianna knew these students had the ability to make better choices. Determined to influence students to show their good character and exercise better judgment, Adrianna took a break from the practice of law in order to work directly with them. She spent over a decade as a biology teacher in several local school districts, working to enhance student self-esteem and character, and to expose them to various career options.

Now, having returned to legal practice, Adrianna is excited to bring her 17 years of experience to PLG, to help clients navigate the complexities of our legal system during some extremely stressful life circumstances. When experiencing the US legal system for the first time, it is easy to find it to be impersonal and dispassionate. Adrianna’s compassion and empathy helps to put clients at ease, and lets her clients know that she is in their corner. When not working for her clients, Adrianna enjoys spending time with her family. She has three daughters, a son, and a son-in-law, all of whom keep her busy. She is also proud to say that she has been adopted as the parent of three rescue dogs. While she may sometimes be found watching reality TV cake decorating competitions, she also loves the beach, fishing, hiking, reading, painting, and a host of other art projects.

Randy Porter
IT/Paralegal
Education
Texas A&M University
B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2010)

Randy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University along with a minor in Mathematics. He moved to Washington, D.C. for after graduating and lived there for 7 years before returning to the Dallas area.

Randy has worked as a software engineer for his entire career for several large IT consulting companies. He deals mostly with computer security-related issues and helps businesses secure their clients' data while allowing them to utilize some of today's new technology.

In addition to managing all of Porter Legal Group’s IT and marketing needs, Randy manages the work our firm does to help our businesses with all of their employment immigration needs.

In his free time, Randy enjoys golfing, coming up with new culinary creations, and traveling with his wife, Anna.

Cassandra Cruz
Receptionist/Paralegal
Education
Sul Ross State University (2018)
B.A. in Political Science
Minor in Communications

Cassandra was born in and raised in Dallas, Texas. She is the middle child of three. Her parents are both immigrants from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Cassandra witnessed the struggles of immigrants throughout her life and that inspired her to want to become an Immigration attorney. She attended Sul Ross State university in West Texas, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in only three years. Cassandra excelled in her academic achievements, she was a regular Dean’s list recipient and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her dream is to one day become a judge. Cassandra is the heart of Porter Legal Group, as a Receptionist/ Paralegal she will greet you with a smile. She is engaged to her high school/college sweetheart, Officer Eric Flores with whom she has a beautiful basset hound named Jebbie.

Ana Esmeralda Moran
Paralegal
Education
Texas A&M University-Commerce (2019)
B.A. Political Science
B.A. Paralegal Studies
Minor Legal Studies

Esmeralda was born in Dallas, Texas, the youngest of three. Her parents both immigrated from Guatemala before she was born, and her husband is originally from Mexico. Esmeralda has experienced living in the shadows as the daughter of immigrants which pushes her to help others in situations like she was in for so long. Esmeralda has a young daughter whom she adores! As a wife and mother, Esmeralda knows the importance of keeping families together.

Esmeralda enjoys helping others and standing up for the Immigrant Community. She attended Texas A&M University-Commerce on a full scholarship, where she Double Majored in Political Science and Paralegal Studies with a minor in Legal Studies. She was a regular Dean’s List & President’s List recipient. Esmeralda is very drawn to the legal field and hopes to go to Law School and become an Immigration Attorney. Esmeralda believes people can have more than one interest; she became a board licensed phlebotomist at the age of 19. Esmeralda is the first in her family to attend college and as such is constantly encouraging people to aim for higher education. She mentors high school seniors on her free time and helps them with their college application process. Esmeralda dreams of someday exacting change at a congressional level. Esmeralda is fluent in English and Spanish and hopes to someday learn Arabic.

Lucia "Lucy" Morales
Paralegal
Education
University of Texas at San Antonio
Legal Studies


Lucy was born in North Carolina but was raised in Brownsville Texas, she is the youngest of three. Her parents came from Tamaulipas Mexico before she was born. Lucy lived in Mexico when she was younger for just 2 years then moved to San Antonio, TX. Lucy has spent a big percentage of her life surrounded by Mexican culture and other immigrants. She has grown compassionate to others needs and struggles having seen their living situations so closely. Lucy knows not everyone is as lucky as her parents were in obtaining a path to citizenship, this pushes her to be the best paralegal she can be in order to help the less fortunate. Lucy is fluent in both Spanish and English, she uses these skills on a daily basis in her current job. Lucy’s role at Porter Legal Group is Family Law and Immigration Law paralegal, she has experience in other civil laws due to her past employments. In her free time, Lucy enjoys photography, hands on projects and movies.

Osiris Chacon
Paralegal
Education
Sam Houston State University (2019)
B.S. Criminal Justice
Minor in Psychology

Osiris was born in Acuna, Coahuila; a small town in Mexico. She has been here in the United States since she was 6 years old and considers Dallas her home. Osiris understands firsthand the struggles that come with coming to the United States looking for the American Dream and having to push themselves to new limits. She learned English when she was 7 and eventually became key in her family’s life, she made sure that her sisters were well taken care of and became a very responsible person at a young age. From translating important documents to attending her sister’s school meetings, Osiris was always there to lend a helping hand.

Her parents came here to make sure she had a good life and she was not going to let them down. She went on to become the first in her family to attend college and graduate. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology in May 2019. She hopes to one day attend Law School and become the District Attorney for Dallas County. She is a proud member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated and has participated in many events that help the Latin Community. She loves to spend time with her friends and most importantly she is a proud mother of a dog.

Osiris is thrilled to have this amazing opportunity to help others and have a huge impact on peoples lives. Immigration law has not only been important to Osiris, but it has shaped her way of living. She hopes to help others and make their own American Dream come true.

400

New Clients in 2019

500

Completed Cases
 

30

Different States Served
 

30

Different Countries Represented
 

Contact Us


+1.972-400-2177

Porter Legal Group, PLLC
1111 Belt Line Rd,
Suite 207

Garland, TX 75040

info@porterlegalgroup.com