OUR FIRM
HA H. KUMMERFELD

 

FOUNDER

BIO

Mrs. Ha H. Kummerfeld is the founder of Ha H. Kummerfeld PLLC.  Ha represents individuals and companies in U.S. immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, and naturalization.  Her practice also includes the representation of individuals and companies in global migration matters and corporate immigration compliance.  Prior to founding Ha H. Kummerfeld PLLC, Ha led Potter Minton's immigration practice, served as Of Counsel for immigration matters to a Houston-based law firm, and clerked for The Honorable Judith K. Guthrie, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.

 

Ha immigrated to the United States from Vietnam at an early age.  She was raised in San Antonio and earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  Ha received her law degree from South Texas College of Law.  During law school, Ha interned at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and worked at the J. Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution.

EDUCATION
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

Juris Doctor, 2006


University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Bachelor of Science, 1999

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

All Immigration Courts
Board of Immigration Appeals
State Bar of Texas, 2007 
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


LANGUAGES & AFFILIATIONS

Fluent in Vietnamese and English

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  – Global Migration Section

  – Federal Litigation Section

  – Texas Chapter

State Bar of Texas – Immigration and Nationality Law Section

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Smith County Bar Association (SCBA)

  – Smith County Bar Association Women’s Section

    -- Chair, 2015-2016

    -- Co-Chair, 2014-2015

Tyler Executive Women's Network

  – Board of Directors, 2015-2016

Tyler Junior College Paralegal Advisory Committee

  – Advisory Committee, 2015-2016

Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation 

 

PRO BONO

National Center for Refugees and Immigrant Children

YMCA – Refugee Resettlement Program

Lone Star Legal Aid

Catholic Charities East Texas

Immigration Advocates Network

United Way of Smith County

 

PRESENTATIONS

Speaker, Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About…Immigration

Smith County Bar Association

Tyler, Texas, October 2013

 

Keynote Speaker

Office of International Programs, University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Texas, July 2014

 

Speaker, Immigration 101

Tyler Area Association of Legal Professionals

Tyler, Texas, May 2015

 

Speaker, Immigration Law For Business

Tyler Executive Women's Network

Tyler, Texas, January 2016

 

Speaker, The ABCs of Becoming a USC

Tyler Connections Club

Tyler, Texas, January 2016