Our Team / Sophia Johnykutty

Sophia Johnykutty

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9700 Richmond Ave.,
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Houston, Texas 77042
Our Team / Sophia Johnykutty

Sophia Johnykutty

Immigration Attorney

Prior to joining the Giron Kirby Law Group, Sophia worked as an attorney with two of the nation’s largest immigration law firms practicing solely in the area of immigration law. Sophia believes in diligently helping others achieve their immigration goals in a transparent, reliable, and cost effective manner. She provides companies with long term solutions to retaining contributing employees. She is a strong advocate for immigration reform. Sophia is proud to continue her life’s passion of representing all clients with the Giron Kirby Law Group.

Sophia focuses her practice on U.S. family and business immigration law. Sophia provides advice pertaining to nonimmigrant visa petitions, including B-1 OCS for employees working in the Gulf of Mexico (Outer Continental Shelf); Treaty/Trader Investor: E; Specialty Occupations: H-1B; Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers: H-2B; and Intra-company Transferees: L-1. Sophia also advises on permanent residency applications, including PERM labor certification applications, multinational manager/executive priority workers, outstanding researchers, and National Interest Waivers. She partners with corporate clients of all sizes, from small and medium sized companies to Fortune 500 corporations, across a variety of industries including the energy and information technology sectors. Sophia also represents companies seeking exemptions from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Outer Continental Shelf manning requirements.

In addition to practicing immigration law, Sophia loves traveling and spending time with her wonderful husband, son, and two active rescue dogs.

Education

Texas Tech School of Law, J.D.
University of North Texas, B.A.

Admission

State Bar of Texas

Memberships/Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
South Asian Bar Association of Houston
Texas Women Lawyers
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce

Community Activities

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Volunteer
Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Volunteer
AILA Probono Committee, Member
United Way of Greater Houston, Company Campaign Coordinator

Awards

AILA Pro Bono Star, 2011
Texas Tech School of Law Dean’s List, 2007-2009
Texas Tech School of Law Jurisprudence Award, 2009
Rothwell B. Pool Scholarship, 2008-2009
Dax Cowart Endowed Scholarship, 2008-2009
Brad Crawford Memorial Endowed Scholarship, 2008-2009
Student Public Interest Grant, 2009

Languages

English
Malayalam