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Biography

Liliana Kottwitz is an attorney at Foster LLP in our Houston office. She works primarily with employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant processes, including O-1 visas for aliens of extraordinary ability in different fields.

Liliana graduated from the University of Houston Law Center with a Master of Laws in International Law, and she obtained a Law Degree from la Universidad Católica Del Táchira in Venezuela.

Liliana spoke on U.S. immigration visa options at the National Board of Trial Attorneys (NBTA) All Star Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liliana has been representing high profile musicians including Grammy Award winners, and internationally recognized athletes.

Liliana presented her poem “Immigrant Woman” at the Solo para Mujeres magazine to an event paying tribute to outstanding Hispanic Women.

Liliana is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Bar of New York, and Venezuelan Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston and a Donor of the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?

I decided to become an immigration attorney as I always felt an immigrant myself. I was born in the U.S. from immigrant parents, my grandparents on my paternal side were Dominican and French and my maternal grandparents were Colombian. Growing up in Latin America and having U.S. citizenship made me feel that a part of me belonged and identified with different countries, and at the same time I felt like a foreigner everywhere I lived. I personally experienced the challenges immigrants have to face. – Liliana Kottwitz

Activities

  • March, 2019 – Presented written poem, “Immigrant Woman” at the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston at their Women’s Day Workshop in Houston, TX.
  • November, 2018 – Presenter on visas for entertainers and athletes at the options for entertainers and athletes at the National Board and Trial Advocacy All Star Conference in New Orleans, LA
  • March, 2017 – Presented written poem “Immigrant Woman” at the Solo para Mujeres

Media

  • El Venezolano (September, 2017) “Venezuelan immigrants in the US are affected by the lack of passports”

Awards

  • Universidad Catolica Del Tachira, Venezuela – Poetry Award for the poem “My prisoner friend” (1994)