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Hugo Valverde

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Hugo's passion for immigration law stems from his own family's immigration experience. His father and mother came to the United States from Peru fleeing political persecution, and as he grew up, Hugo spent many summers in Peru. Hugo uses his experience growing up in an immigrant family and time abroad to understand the conditions where his clients or their employees may have come from and the challenges they face when they come to the United States. He uses this understanding to provide better service to his clients.

Hugo is a firm believer that immigrants make America great! He has served the immigrant community through the practice of law since 2005. He managed the successful law firm of Valverde & Rowell P.C. for more than 12 years and recently in 2019 started Valverde Law, a law practice dedicated exclusively to immigration law.

Hugo loves to teach and share his passion for immigration law. He has taught immigration law at Regent University School of Law since 2009. He also teaches an immigration law practicum at Regent, allowing law students to provide needed legal services to asylees, victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking.

Hugo also hosts a live radio show on the local La Selecta radio station on 103.3 FM and regularly appears on a local bi-lingual television show on the local Cox cable channel.

Hugo served as an attorney advisor to the Immigration Courts in Oakdale and New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee. The U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review selected him for this position under the highly competitive U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program. As a law student, he volunteered with the local office of the Diocese of Richmond's Catholic Refugee and Immigration Services.

Hugo graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, where he served as a senior editor of the Regent University Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he earned a master's degree in environmental management from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary. Hugo has published articles in the Journal of Coastal Research and the Journal of Coastal Management.

In the past, he served as co-chair of the Immigrant Outreach Committee of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference and a legal advisor to the Illegal Immigration and Crimes Task Force of the Virginia Crimes Commission. In 2008, Hugo received the R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference. . Before attending law school, Hugo worked for several years as an environmental planner with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. At the Commission, he represented local governments on state advisory committees, analyzed the impact of proposed federal and state regulations on local governments, and assisted the local governments of Hampton Roads develop municipal and construction stormwater runoff programs and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act programs that complied with federal and state environmental laws.

Hugo is admitted to practice law in Virginia but serves clients with immigration law matters nationwide. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Hugo is proud to call Virginia Beach home where he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, surfing, and playing and watching soccer.

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  • Raquelita Susena Recommends Hugo Valverde

    Excellent lawyer! Got Results. Good and timely communication.
  • Isabel Guzman Recommends Hugo Valverde

    Valverde is the real deal, he help us with two different cases and got absolutely positive results. I recommend him with all my trust and faith. Actually we will be bringing another family member to his representation pretty soon. He is the one to see!
  • Immigration Client Recommends Hugo Valverde

    Atty. Hugo is very kind to help us in the processing of our green cards. From extensions to conversion of status (working visa to green cards). Me and my family were able to get our green cards through his ability and knowledge. He is always there to respond to any questions. He has given us a ve...
  • Immigration Client Recommends Hugo Valverde

    Hugo Valverde was able to get removal proceedings dissolved so that I am now a permanent resident, something I have not been able to attain for over a decade with other lawyers. Very quickly we achieved so many steps in the right direction and I knew finally, good things were going to happen with...
  • Immigration Client Recommends Hugo Valverde

    My husband and I were so glad to have had Mr. Valverde assist us in our marriage filling process as well as my political asylum status. We hear tons of horror stories of how people have hard time understanding their lawyers and lack in communication with them, but our whole process was very smoot...
  • Immigration Client Recommends Hugo Valverde

    “I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to go with Hugo. My case involved removal proceedings but with his law knowledge and thorough preparation for master hearings and trial he was able to remove this condition and I was granted a green card. Very helpful and positive, knew right away whic...
  • Immigration Client Recommends Hugo Valverde

    Atty. Hugo is very kind to help us in the processing of our green cards. From extensions to conversion of status (working visa to green cards). Me and my family were able to get our green cards through his ability and knowledge. He is always there to respond to any questions. He has given us a ve...
  • Immigration Client Recommends Hugo Valverde

    I am a permanent resident and has been charged with a felony. My criminal defense lawyer has teamed up with Atty. Hugo with regards to the impact of my case on my immigration status. Atty. Hugo is a very excellent resource for immigrants who are involved on legal cases. He is very knowledgeable o...
  • Stephen Ervin Recommends Hugo Valverde

    We have had excellent lines of communication and service from Hugo Valverde and would highly recommend him for your legal needs, especially in the area of immigration matters.

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