Immigration Attorney

The Law Firm of Matt Trevena was founded on July 1, 1993.


Board Certified – Immigration and Nationality Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Education

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law – 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Arizona State University – 1982

Awards

  • President’s Commendation:
    American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), “For Tremendous Advocacy on Behalf of Immigrants and Your Outstanding Contributions to the Association.” June 21, 1997

Positions Held

  • Member USCIS Texas Service Center Liaison Committee, AILA, 2015-2016
  • Member of AILA National Finance Committee, 2003-2004
  • Vice President – Family Law – Immigration & Nationality Law Section – State Bar of Texas – 2012-2013
  • Editorial Advisory Board- AILA’s Immigration Law Today, 2004-2008
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2002-2003
  • Chair, Texas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2002-2003
  • Vice Chair, Texas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2001-2002
  • Treasurer, Texas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2000-2001
  • Secretary, Texas Chapter American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1999-2000
  • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, 1997
  • Member Texas State Bar Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality, 1993-2004
  • Maintaining Member of The College of the State Bar of Texas, 1998-2006; 2008; Fellow 2009
  • Chair, Examination Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2008-2011
  • Member Examination Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006-2008
  • Chair, Advisory Commission on Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005-2007
  • Vice Chair, Advisory Commission on Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004-2005
  • Member, Advisory Commission on Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001-2004
  • Assistant Texas Attorney General, 1988-90
  • Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Bob Gammage, Associate Justice, Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District, 1987-88
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas, licensed to practice law, November 6, 1987

Continuing Legal Education

  • Co-Chair, Arrangements Committee, Spring 2008 Conference of the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Spring 2008, Kerrville, Texas
  • Chair, Family, Asylum, Removal Committee, AILA Annual Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Chair, AILA Fall Conference 2003, San Antonio, Texas
  • Speaker, Spring 2002 Conference of the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22, 2002
  • Speaker, Fall 2001 Conference of the Texas Chapter American Immigration Lawyers Association, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, November 9, 2001
  • Speaker, 2000 Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL
  • Chair, Spring 2001 Conference of Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Austin, Texas, April 26-28, 2001
  • Moderator, Washington Spring Forum, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2000
  • Ethics Coordinator, 1998-99, Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Fall 1998, University of Texas at Austin, 22nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality
  • Member Planning Committee University of Texas at Austin 22nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality, San Antonio, TX 1998
  • Speaker, Spring 1997 Conference of the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Padre Island, Texas, April 11, 1997
  • Co-Chair Fall 1996 Conference of the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, October 31, 1996

Languages

Spanish and English