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Vi Nguyen is a senior attorney at Foster LLP in our Houston office.   Named “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” in 2021, 2022 and 2023, Vi’s practice focuses on assisting clients navigating the employment-based nonimmigrant visa (H-1Bs, TNs, L-1, O-1s etc.) and assisting individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, and multinational executives obtain permanent residence in the United States.  Additionally, she has also extensive experience litigating in both immigration court and federal court.  

Vi graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.    She is licensed to practice in Texas and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association  (AILA), where she currently serves on the 2023-2024 AILA Member Engagement committee and has written articles regarding immigration matters.   She is also a board member of the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce in Houston. 


Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?

As a first-generation child of immigrants who fled Vietnam during the Vietnam War, I understand how the immigration process can change lives for the better. After graduating law school, it was very important to me to practice in a field of law that would allow me the opportunity to help others achieve the American dream – the same way my parents did. The ability to practice Immigration Law allows me to help others achieve that same dream. For me, there is no other field of law that is as gratifying or fulfilling. – Vi Nguyen


  • January, 2022 – Co-presented on “Immigration: Are You Ready for 2022?” in a Foster webinar.


  • Processing Delays and Petition Denials? Consider Litigation! – Foster LLP, August 21, 2020.
  • Oh Baby! Balancing Work with Children, American Immigration Lawyers Association – New Members Division E-News, (AILA Doc. No. 15072101), July, 2015.
  • Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others, American Immigration Lawyers Association – AILA Insight, (AILA Doc. No. 17071163), July 12, 2017
  • Timing is Everything, American Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA Doc. No. 18011630), January 11, 2018


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022)