Dallas, TX (Aug. 3, 2020) – Cowles and Thompson is proud to announce that Shareholder Michelle Alonzo was appointed to the District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. Alonzo's term runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.
Michelle Alonzo is a Shareholder in the Immigration practice and focuses on employment-based immigration matters. She began her legal career in 2007 representing families and individuals before transitioning into corporate immigration matters in 2010. Finding solutions and strategies through the myriad of this complex body of law drives her to advocate tirelessly for her clients — whether she is assisting aspiring entrepreneurs, world-renowned athletes, or a family seeking asylum from political persecution.
Active in the legal community and public service, Michelle is Vice Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association and is a regular speaker on immigration-related topics. D Magazine named her to the 2019 list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” and she was part of the inaugural class of the Dallas Bar Association’s “We Lead” initiative. She also provides pro bono services and advising as part of events like the annual Plano Citizenship Day.
The State Bar of Texas Grievance Process
The State Bar of Texas (SBOT) is dedicated to the improvement and advancement of quality legal services to the public, as well as protecting the public through a disciplinary system. The Grievance process affords the public a way to bring concerns and complaints before the State Bar – whether or not the complainant is a client of a particular attorney. (More information on the grievance process is available on the SBOT website.)
The Grievance Committee reviews complaints against Texas attorneys to determine whether dismissal or prosecution are in order. Committee members sit on an administrative tribunal to assess whether professional misconduct was committed and if so, determine an appropriate sanction. The goal of this attorney disciplinary process is to promote quality legal services and integrity and ethical conduct within the legal profession.
Cowles and Thompson
Cowles and Thompson, P.C. is a full-service law firm with offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas. Established in 1978, the firm has long served the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Texas, and the nation. Cowles and Thompson attorneys strive to provide effective, creative, efficient solutions for their clients’ most complex problems, including critical litigation and appeals, employment, business formation and transactions, creditor’s rights and family law.
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