Meet Our Houston Immigration Attorney
Professor Susham M. Modi
Susham M. Modi focuses his practice on serving individuals who are dealing
with immigration law issues. In addition to his private practice as owner
of The Modi Law Firm, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law and was a Clinical
Supervising Attorney at the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration
Clinic. The clinic helps individuals from all over the globe with their
immigration concerns, providing pro bono services. They have served immigrants
from Mexico, Canada, Iraq, England, and India and beyond, helping them
pursue their own life in America. Attorney Modi is responsible for supervising
and teaching upper-level students working on various complex immigration
cases. He has also co-taught Asylum/Refugee Law.
Before moving to Houston, he worked as an Attorney Advocate at Harvard
Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. During his
time, Attorney Modi worked on complex immigration matters, including asylum,
deportation defense cases, and family-based petitions. He also supervised
Harvard law students in the creation of "know-your-rights" presentation
materials for undocumented students.
Attorney Modi is a frequent speaker about immigration matters and has been
a guest lecturer at various events, including at the Galveston County
(Criminal) Defense Lawyer's Association, Rice University Graduate
Programs' Immigration Law & Policy Course, Catholic Charities,
Joseph A. Vail Workshop, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Houston
Chapter), as well as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services'
Houston Asylum Office. He is scheduled to present to Harris County Criminal
District Court Judges in August 2014. His firm caters to all communities,
including Hispanic, Asian, and European communities.
He received a B.A.,
magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington and a J.D. from Penn State
Experience & Accolades
- Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center
- Previously worked at Harvard Law School
Attorney Modi has
won several immigration cases
- Attorney Modi has trained other attorney's on immigration matters and
has presented to Asylum Officers as well as State Court Felony Judges
about immigration law topics.
- Rated Top 2014 and 2015 Houstonia Magazine's Lawyer
- Selected in The Best Lawyers of America, 2017
- Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018