The University of Texas at Austin
(Bachelor of Business Administration 2013)
The University of Houston Law Center
State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court
Michelle Goodman focuses her immigration practice on humanitarian relief and removal defense for detained, and non-detained individuals. She is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Goodman has represented clients from eighteen different countries before USCIS and before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), or immigration court. Prior to joining Quan Law Group, Ms. Goodman worked several years as an attorney for nonprofit organizations devoted to helping indigent clients facing removal. She has direct experience representing individuals seeking asylum, the Convention against Torture, cancellation of removal, special immigrant juvenile status, adjustment of status, motions to reopen, release from detention under bond or parole, case appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and case appeal before the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Goodman has also represented unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. In this role, she presented cases before USCIS, before the immigration court, and acted as friend of court for detained child court dockets.
Ms. Goodman is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, she participated in the Law Center’s immigration clinic and interned with an immigration legal services provider assisting with crime victim cases – U and T visa applications. Ms. Goodman received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, with a focus on international business.