Esther S. Noh passionately practices immigration and nationality law. Ms. Noh has a diverse background — She is a KoreanAmerican who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her parents immigrated from South Korea and she grew up helping family members immigrate to the U.S.
From an early age, she became the go-to person in immigration matters at her Korean-American church and continued to translate for many Koreans at USCIS interviews. She developed a passion to become an immigration attorney and assist people in their immigration journey. Today, she is living her dream of helping immigrants as an immigration attorney.
Ms. Noh counsels her clients to navigate the challenges and risks of the immigration system and ensures her clients are well informed by offering clear, concise, legal counsel.
Ms. Noh focuses her practice on defending immigrants in complex removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), who face the threat of deportation and advocating for immigrant’s rights. She has successfully sought bonds for clients from ICE detention facilities and defended clients in removal proceedings.
Ms. Noh also counsels domestic and foreign businesses and investors in obtaining business related visas for their workforce. Ms. Noh specializes in E-2 nonimmigrant investor petitions, L-1A intercompany transferee petitions, O-1 extraordinary ability alien petitions and EB-1 extraordinary visas. She has vast experience with clients across diverse industries including consumer goods, technology, engineering, oil and gas services, manufacturing, and transportation.
Ms. Noh received her Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern School of Law. Additionally, Ms. Noh studied immigration law abroad at the University of Puerto Rico Law School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While in law school, she was selected for a fellowship at Equal Justice Works of America serving indigent clients at the Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston, Texas. She was also selected by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund to join the Immigrant Access to Justice Department in New York, New York.
Ms. Noh co-founded the first Korean American Bar Association of Texas, serves as legal counsel for the Board of Directors for the Korean Language School in Houston and serves as the community liaison for the Korean American Society of Houston. Ms. Noh enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling.