Attorney

Magali Suárez Candler

LOCATION
Houston (Downtown)
 
EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center (J.D. 1989)

Louisiana State University (B.A. 1984)

 
LEGAL/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Board Certified-Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Head of Litigation - FosterQuan, LLP

Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Southern District

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Vice President - Deportation and Removal Issues, State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section

Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) National Liaison Committee for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

Past Chair of the Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Former Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary)

Asylum Office Liaison for Texas Chapter (1997-2000)

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas Committee for Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality (1998-2004)

Houston Bar Association

University of Houston Law Center Public Interest Law Foundation Board (1999-2001)

Frequent continuing legal education speaker 

Supervising Attorney (1995-2000) and Staff Attorney (1990-1995) of Catholic Charities' Texas Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance

Phi Kappa Phi

Co-counsel on a recent win at the Supreme Court, Umer v. Holder (2012)

Tahirih Justice Center, Advisory Board Member

Houston Early Music, Board of Directors, Immediate Past President

 
PUBLICATIONS

Magali discusses the Obama Administration's Deportation Policy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYJjBaS1t4 (Spanish)

Magali discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDVK8g01I8 (Spanish)

Magali discusses Operation Cross Check:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWzl0ppOAZc (Spanish)

Magali responds to the Obama Administration's new deportation policy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiEUZtUx1tc (Spanish)

Magali addresses the latest ICE proseuctorial discretion policy memo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4KWDgcEWo (Spanish)

Magali discusses employer's duty to investigate once receiving a 'No-Match' letter from the Social Security Administration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkInGcKiujM (Spanish)

Magali comments on new State Department challenges form people entering the U.S. on visitor visas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG3dorsOfn8 (Spanish)

Magali discusses steps that should be taken if an individual is arrested by ICE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZwOPesWAOg (Spanish)

Magali discusses how Texas Driver's License requirements impact immigrants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8oPLG5MDg (Spanish)

 
SPECIAL HONORS

Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law

The Best Lawyers in America 2008 (14th) edition, 2009 (15th) edition, 2010 (16th) edition, 2011 (17th) edition, 2012 (18th) edition

Recipient of the State Bar of Texas J. Chrys Dougherty Legal Services Award for outstanding contributions guaranteeing indigents access to the legal system, 1999

Texas Monthly Super Lawyer: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

H Texas' Houston's Top Lawyers: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

In May of 2001, Catholic Charities of Houston, Texas began the Magali S. Candler Fellowship Trust, which funds an attorney position at Catholic Charities' Texas Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance (now the Cabrini Center).

 
LANGUAGES

English

Spanish

 
 

Magali Suárez Candler

Partner

Main Phone
713.625.9200

Direct Phone
713.335.3943

Main Fax
713.228.1303

Email
mcandler@fosterquan.com
 
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