Michele Strickland is an Associate Attorney at the Trillos Ballerini Law Firm, PC.
She joined the firm with almost twenty years of employment and family-based immigration law experience. Attorney Strickland developed her passion for immigration law because of her grandparents’ immigration experience and her desire to help others.
Attorney Strickland has extensive experience with all types of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. She represents international investors, academic scholars, multinational corporations, professionals, and persons of extraordinary ability. She also represents individuals with family-based applications and assists individuals seeking to obtain U.S. citizenship.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New Orleans and her Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She is a member of the Connecticut and New York Bars.
She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as co-chair of the AILA Houston Section. She has held leadership positions in the past including chair of the AILA Connecticut chapter, member of the Board of Governors, member of the Vermont service center liaison committee, and chair of the AILA National Day of Action in Connecticut.
Attorney Strickland is a frequent speaker on immigration topics. She has spoken to AILA national conferences, local bar association continuing legal education (CLE) workshops, businesses, community groups, and schools. She has authored several articles on employment-based immigration.
She has previously been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and H-1B Program Manager in the Office of International Students and Scholars at Tulane University.
She often volunteers in the community. Some of her past volunteer experiences include providing pro bono counsel for a refugee resettlement organization, working as an ESL coach, co-chairing an annual fundraiser, working as PTA co-president, and serving on the board of a local theater booster club.
Ms. Strickland resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband and college-age daughters. In her free time, she loves to travel, bike ride, read, and root for the New Orleans Saints.