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Sheridan Green



Sheridan Green is an award-winning immigration attorney whom H Texas Magazine has called "remarkably accomplished" with notable victories before some of the most powerful courts in the country.  Among other things, he convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to make the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals review denials of untimely filed motions to reopen immigration proceedings, convinced the Fifth Circuit that assault is not a crime involving moral turpitude, convinced USCIS that professional wrestling benefits the nation, and convinced the U.S. State Department to forgive a reformed heroin trafficker.  Mr. Green is both a business immigration lawyer and an immigration litigation appeals lawyer.  He particularly enjoys developing Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A) petitions for individuals whose work is important but kind of tough to explain.  Mr. Green obtained a bachelor's degree in classical studies from Brigham Young University and his law degree from South Texas College of Law.  He loves his job and treats his clients like family.


See blog post "Cool Stuff We Have Done" to see a list of cases where we have been successful for our clients.

Mr. Green had the honor of presenting "U.S. Supreme Court update--Mata v. Lynch" at the AILA Texas Chapter Fall Conference 2015 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as well as the "Litigation Update" at the 2017 State Bar of Texas Advanced Immigration Law conference in Houston, Texas.



JD, cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 2012
BA, Brigham Young University



State Bar of Texas
Bar Number: 24083103



2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms

Tier 1 ranking (Houston) (highest possible regional ranking)

Super Lawyers 2021 "Rising Star"

Super Lawyers 2020 "Rising Star"

Super Lawyers 2019 "Rising Star"

Super Lawyers 2018 "Rising Star"

Super Lawyers 2017 "Rising Star"

Avvo Client's Choice Award, 2016

Houston Top Lawyer--H Texas Magazine 2016

Lyndon Baines Johnson Human Rights Award, 2012



Admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Federal Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association

Matthew Lively



Matthew Lively is the senior clerk at Sheridan Green Law PLLC and has been with our firm since June 2020. Mr. Lively has years of experience in writing and legal research, has written commercial documents for healthcare companies and the U.S. Air Force, and has presented his legal research at the University of Chicago. He works closely with Mr. Green on many cases and oversees other personnel. Mr. Lively's research and writing abilities bring a competitive edge to our firm and to your representation. Mr. Lively obtained a bachelor's degree with high honors in government and history at the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree in social science from the University of Chicago, and is currently in the process of applying to law school. He is passionate about helping the community, volunteering regularly at the Houston and Central Texas Food Banks and serving our clients to his utmost.


MA, University of Chicago, 2020

BA, high honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2019


2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms

Tier 1 ranking (Houston) (highest possible regional ranking)

Maroon Scholar Research Scholarship, University of Chicago, 2019


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