- Managing Partner
Hugo Pina is a managing partner at Law Offices of Hugo Pina. He focuses on all immigration matters as well as state and federal criminal defense. He was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley by hardworking parents from Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Prior to his current position, Mr. Pina was a Partner at Garcia, Ramirez & Pina. Mr. Pina was also an Assistant District Attorney in Cameron County, Texas before joining Garcia, Ramirez & Pina. As a prosecutor, he went to trial on many misdemeanor and felony cases.
Mr. Pina is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in Political Science. As a college student he participated in the Ronald E. McNair Scholar's Program and was an intern at the Criminal Justice Clinic at Georgetown Law School in Washington D.C. He received his law degree from St. Mary's University where he was a student and research assistant at the St. Mary's Immigration Clinic under Lee Teran, one of the leading experts in the immigration field. After law school graduation, he went on to work as an Associate Attorney for Tidwell, Swaim & Associates in Dallas, Texas.
Currently, Mr. Pina supervises many cases arising out of the McAllen and Harlingen law offices. He represents his clients before the Immigration Courts, USCIS District Offices, County Courts, District Courts, and the U.S. Federal Courts. Mr. Pina also files appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, and the Texas 13th Court of Appeals.
Areas of Practice
- Texas, 2003
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2007
- St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
- J.D. - 2003
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
- B.A. - 2000
- Honors: Dean's List
Honors and Awards
- Ronald E. McNair Scholar's Program
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2007 to Present
Past Employment Positions
- Cameron County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2004 to 2007