Attorneys

Mehron P. Azarmehr

Mehron P. Azarmehr obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of North Texas. After his master’s degree, he worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Later, he attended St. Mary’s University School of Law and the University of Texas Law School. During law school, he served at the Texas Supreme Court as briefing intern.

 

Mehron P. Azarmehr has been practicing law in Texas since 1992. He first served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General’s office in Austin, Texas; then from 1996 to 1998, he practiced immigration law at Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.

 

In 1999, he founded Azarmehr Law Group, an exclusively immigration-based practice. The law firm is based in Austin with strategic partnerships in Monterrey, Mexico; London, UK; Shanghai, China; and São Paulo, Brazil.

 

Mehron is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas.

Wei Zhao

Wei Zhao earned her Bachelor and Master of law Degrees from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, and received her Master in Laws degree (LL.M.) degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Zhao gained experience in various fields of law through her clerkships, and taught International Financial Law during her Master’s study, which provided her with the ability to analyze and synthesize voluminous documents, and shaped an understanding of her client’s needs.

 

Ms. Zhao’s legal practice focuses on business immigration law. She assists clients in obtaining various visa classifications including H, L, O, E and TNs and employment based permanent residency. Her commitment to clients stems from her own immigrant background, which motivates her to handle each client’s situation with care and compassion.

Jessica Rose Faulkner

Jessica Rose Faulkner

Jessica Rose Faulkner, Esq. graduated with her B.A. in International Studies from Texas A&M University and her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

 

Prior to joining ALG, Ms. Faulkner worked at the Philadelphia based immigration law firm Getson & Schatz, P.C. as an Associate Attorney. While in pursuit of her J.D., Ms. Faulkner also worked at the Nationalities Service Center, Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice, and for a U.S. Immigration Attorney at a collaborative Japan-U.S. legal organization in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Faulkner studied abroad at Osaka University (大阪大学) and Temple University Japan (テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス), and speaks basic Japanese.

 

Ms. Faulkner is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and practices business, family and investment immigration law.

Javier N. Maldonado, Of Counsel

Javier N. Maldonado is a lawyer in private practice in San Antonio, Texas who specializes in representing individuals in complex federal and state litigation in the areas of immigration, employment disputes, criminal, and civil rights law.

 

He attended Columbia University for both undergraduate and law school and then clerked for the Hon. George P. Kazen in Laredo, Texas. Mr. Maldonado was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to work at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and then joined the legal staff at the end of his fellowship. He was subsequently employed as a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and then became the executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of Texas where he litigated several class action and individual civil rights cases on behalf of immigrants. Since March 1996, Javier N. Maldonado has been in private practice and regularly presents at state and national conferences on civil rights and immigration matters.

Ashley Crohn, Of Counsel

Ashley Crohn graduated from Brandeis University in 2003 with a B.A. in Politics and American Studies, and a minor in Legal Studies. She earned her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2009. Previously, Ms. Crohn worked at Akst & Akst, a boutique immigration law firm in New York specializing in business- and family-based immigration.

 

Prior to joining Akst & Akst, Ms. Crohn worked at several immigration firms in New York, as well as the General Counsel’s Office at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State, Visa Office. Ms. Crohn currently specializes in business immigration.

Allison Leigh Ouvry, Of Counsel

Ms. Ouvry joined Azarmehr Law Group in 2000, and has been working in the field of U.S. immigration law since that time. She also has experience in the fields of medical malpractice and real estate and contracts law. Her pro bono work has included artists, assistance with the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and continuing related issues, legal assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS, and immigration assistance to refugees.

 

She moved to London in 2009, concentrating her US immigration practice on consular processing issues and business-related visa issues including artist visas, exceptional ability, professional worker, intra-company transferee, and investor visas. Ms. Ouvry advises a broad range of individuals and companies, including small, and medium-sized and multinational corporations, individual investors, scientists, businesspersons and artists with exceptional ability, as well as family-based visa applicants.

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