RONDA BUTLER HARKEY
Partner since 2008
Ronda Butler Harkey focuses her practice primarily in the areas of
immigration, construction, and personal injury defense.
Ronda has experience in corporate immigration
compliance, corporate and employment-based immigration filings, and
individual or family-based immigration filings.
She is experienced in drafting corporate immigration
compliance plans and is the author and presenter of “Who’s Who in
Immigration Today,” a paper discussing immigration compliance law
In 2005, the President of the State Bar of Texas
appointed Ronda for a three year term as a member of the State Bar
of Texas’ standing committee on Laws Relating to Immigration &
Nationality. As a
committee member, Ronda quarterly meets with representatives from
the Department of Homeland Security’s Texas offices to discuss
immigration issues and improvements to the governmental policies and
procedures affecting immigration.
Ronda was named a Texas Rising Star in the area of
Civil Litigation Defense by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics for
2006. In 2007, 2008, and
2009, Ronda has been named a Texas Rising Star in these publications
in the area of Immigration and Nationality.
She has experience in handling cases involving construction,
railroad, refinery, and petrochemical accidents from post-accident
investigation to case defense.
Ms. Harkey has handled a
variety of personal injury cases, including slip and fall,
automobile accidents, and premises liability.
Ronda attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned
her B.A. in English with emphasis in Spanish in 1999, graduating
with highest honors. Ronda graduated from The University of Texas
School of Law, J.D. in 2002.
Ronda is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity,
the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar
Association, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, Defense
Research Institute, Jefferson County Bar Association, Jefferson
County Young Lawyers Association, Southeast Texas Human Resources
Association, and Montgomery County Bar Association.
She has been admitted to practice in all Texas state courts,
as well as Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern,
Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.
Ronda practices in the firm's offices in Beaumont and Houston - The Woodlands.