Claudia Porras Hanzlick, ESQ.
Claudia Porras graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Kentucky University on
a full tennis scholarship, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science and a minor in History. While at Eastern Kentucky University,
she was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award in Political Science and
was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Student-Athlete of the Year
for her outstanding performance as a student and her winning contributions
to the tennis team. She was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha and Phi Alpha
Theta Honor societies. While in college, she also clerked for former United
States Senator Paula Hawkins.
Ms. Porras earned her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University,
Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio and studied comparative law at
Oxford University in England. During law school, she also clerked for
the Honorable George C. Smith, United States District Court Judge for
the Southern District of Ohio.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Porras practiced a mix of litigation
and insurance defense law at a California law firm. Since then, she has
brought her extensive litigation, defense and language skills to the practice
of immigration law at boutique immigration firms in California and Virginia.
At Fayad Law, she handles family and business based immigration cases,
as well as removal defense cases.
Ms. Porras is admitted to practice law in California, Washington State
and the District of Columbia. She is also fluent in Spanish.