Lisa Rios Donaldson

Senior Counsel
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El Paso
221 N. Kansas Street
Suite 2000
El Paso, Texas 79901
915-541-9307 tel
915-541-9399 fax

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Lisa Donaldson focuses on immigration and international trade law for individual and corporate clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture and entertainment industries, as well as on family-based immigration, naturalization and removal defense. As part of her practice, she assists multinational clients with family-based and employment-based immigration, consular processing, naturalization, worksite compliance and nonimmigrant trade, investment and employment-based visas.

Lisa’s experience also includes handling complex corporate transactional matters for the domestic and international Fortune 500 clients of one of New York's most prominent law firms.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA")
    • Military Assistance Program- Pro Bono Immigration Services for U.S. Military Personnel, 2008-Present
    • AILA Texas Chapter (including OK and NM), Department of Homeland Security Liaison, El Paso; 2010-2013
    • National Liaison Committee for the Texas Service Center of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
      • Incoming Chair, 2013-2014
      • Vice Chair, 2012-2013
      • Member, 2010-Present
  • The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Leadership El Paso Class XXXIV, Member, 2012
  • El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2010-Present
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member, 2010-2011
  • First Presbyterian Church
    • Deacon, 2009-Present
    • Corresponding Secretary, 2011
  • First Presbyterian Church Preschool Board of Directors
    • Board Member, 2009-2010
    • Co-President and Chair of Outreach Committee, 2013
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • El Paso Women's Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • International Who's Who Legal, Corporate Immigration Law, 2011-2013
  • Shortlisted Nominee for EMMA Award for Immigration Provider of the Year, 2012-2013, by The Forum for Expatriate Management
  • Chambers USA and Chambers Global Band One Business Immigration, 2008-2010
  • Chambers USA Band Two Immigration Practice, 2012
  • Recognition Award from Welcome House of South County, Rhode Island for Pro Bono Representation, 2007
  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Boston University, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1996
Admitted to Practice
  • New York, 2001
  • Rhode Island, 2004
  • Texas, 2009