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About The Firm

Porter Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to providing legal services to the immigrant community. Because PLG is a family-run business, we treat each of our clients like they are our family. We are based in Dallas, Texas, but have clients who live all over the country and are always 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 immigration process. No matter how complicated your immigration 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


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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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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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/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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Asylum

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
Immigration 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 exclusively handled Asylum and U-visa cases. During her time at Johnson Immigration Law, she also dealt with Marriage and Family Petitions, Inadmissibility Waivers, VAWA, Dream Act, Citizenship cases, and Juvenile Petitions.

Anna relocated to her hometown, Dallas, Texas where she has opened up her law firm to serve the immigrant community in Texas. Porter Legal Group now has clients in California, all over Texas, up and down the east coast, and Georgia.

Anna is fluent in French and Italian and conversational in Spanish.

Anna's New Year's Resolution for 2017 is to become fluent in Spanish!

Lily Toniolo
Paralegal
Education
University of Texas at El Paso
B.S. in Microbiology (1981)

Lily was born in Japan after her parents were forced to leave China after the Communist takeover. She moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil at a very young age and spent most of her childhood years there. She then came to United States and lived in New York City where she attended high school. She went to El Paso, Texas for college but returned to New York City where she met her husband. When she and her husband had children, they moved to Dallas, Texas to raise them. Recently, Lily continued her voyage around the country by living in South Carolina and Washington, D.C. before finally settling back in her favorite city Dallas, Texas.

Lily worked as a Medical Technologist at Children's Medical Center in Dallas for over fifteen years. She taught GED classes in Spanish to foreign nationals seeking their GED in order to qualify for the Dream Act. She also currently teaches English to immigrants from all over the world. She has been through the immigration process in the United States and has dealt with many struggles navigating the complex system therefore, she wants to now dedicate her time and effort to helping those who are currently dealing with the immigration process.

Before joining our team here at PLG, Lily worked as a paralegal at a law firm in Washington, D.C. handling many different types of cases including U-Visa, Marriage and Family Petitions, Asylum, VAWA, Dream Act, Inadmissibility Wavers, and Citizenship cases.

Lily is fluent in Spanish, is a native speaker of Chinese and Portuguese, and is conversational in Italian and French.

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

Randy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He moved to Washington, D.C. for work and lived there for 7 years before returning to the Dallas area.

Randy has worked as a software engineer for the past 7 years. He has worked for several large IT consulting companies, but recently decided to work for a smaller engineering firm. He deals mostly with computer security-related issues and helps businesses secure their clients' data while allowing businesses to utilize some of today's new technology.

Randy has experience as a paralegal assisting clients with their U-Visa, VAWA, Dream Act, Citizenship, and Marriage and Family Petition cases. He also manages everything related to IT here at Porter Legal Group and handles all of our accounting matters.

Randy obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University along with a minor in Mathematics. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Cyber Security from University of Maryland University College.

250

New Clients in 2017

100

Completed Cases
 

20

Different States Served
 

10

Years Combined Experience |
 

Contact Us


+1.972-400-2177

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

Garland, TX 75040

info@porterlegalgroup.com