Authorized to Practice Immigration Law And Represent Clients Before all the Immigration Agencies in All States in the US
Licensed Attorney, India (The Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh)
Certified Mediator, Texas
State Bar of Texas
LANGUAGES: Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Gujrati (spoken), and Punjabi (limited)
Attorney , Professional Singer, Radio Personality & Community Leader
Founding attorney at Mantra Law office, is immigration specialist Uma Mantravadi. An immigrant herself, she brings to the table over 26 years of experience . She completed her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston’s prestigious law school, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Mantravadi is highly respected in the field of immigration law and is personally involved in every case that she receives. Her goal is to develop long-term client relationships, based on close cooperation and solid results. She has an outstanding record of achieving successful results for her clients in the areas of immigration & Family Law. She is a tireless advocate for her clients.
Being an immigrant herself, she feels immigration law is not merely a business; it is close to her heart, and has brought her career fulfillment of resolving some of the most challenging cases successfully. She is present for client interviews and attends immigration court with clients to bolster their cases with her innate knowledge. Her work takes her abroad on occasion to meet with senior officials of US consulates abroad, and she is often a delegate at various USCIS service centers in the U.S. to discuss policies and procedures. This enables the Mantra Law Firm to understand the pulse of USCIS and to better serve her clients.
She is considered an expert in responding to RFE’s, NOID for H-1B cases, as well as L-1s, E-2s and also any complex family immigration cases. She also represents employers for any US Department of Labor (DOL) investigations.
Attorney Uma Mantravadi and her efficient support staff hail from diverse backgrounds and industries and are highly experienced with sound knowledge of law.
In addition to managing a wide variety of cases and keeping up to date with the latest changes in immigration law, Ms. Uma Mantravadi is committed to the local Houston community. She provides pro-bono services to numerous non-profit organizations throughout the US and in India, such as the Telugu Cultural Association of Houston, Sneha Hastham, Telugu Association of North America (TANA), ATA (American Telugu Association) and NATA (North American Telugu Association. She also provides pro bono services for temples like Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir, Meenakshi Temple of Houston, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Austin, to name a few. She is also a featured speaker at IT Serve Alliance, in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and other cities in the US. She is currently a Board Member for one of the largest non-profit, volunteer-driven, altruistic organization, “Sneha Hastham”, which literally means helping hand.
Uma Mantravadi hosts a weekly radio show on FM 106.1 every Saturday at 12.00pm – 2.00pm (CST) that educates the public on updates on the current hotly debated issues of immigration, especially under the current administration. She is a regular speaker on several regional television shows and provides updates for BBC Telugu.
LLM: Energy Law, University of Houston
LLM: International Intellectual Property Laws Brunel University, London
LLB: University of Mumbai
Eligible to take Texas and New York Bar
Volunteer with Crisis Intervention Center, Houston
Volunteer Court Appointed Advocate for Child Advocates Org, Houston, TX
LANGUAGES: Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, and Punjabi
Immigration, Contracts management, E-discovery management, IP prosecution
Aditi Datar is a versatile, meticulous, and highly dedicated legal professional with proven research and analytical skills with proficiency in immigration, contracts management, E-discovery management, IP prosecution, docketing, and conflict resolution whilst offering strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritize the diverse range of assignments in a fast-paced legal environment. She has considerable business immigration experience. Her work focuses on non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters for a high-volume account at Mantra Law Office, with a particular emphasis on H-1B, PERM and L- visas. Aditi also manages a large-volume non-immigrant product line for the account, including assessments, case initiations, and protocols.
Aditi Datar offers legal assistance for all stages of the H-1B, L-1s including RFEs, NOID & PERM labor certification application life cycle, including preparation of job description materials, preparation of prevailing wage requests and requests for redetermination, review of recruitment advertisements, preparation of Form ETA-9089 and recruitment results documentation, and maintenance of audit files.
Clients look to Aditi Datar and the rest of the immigration team at Mantra Law Office to navigate this process as smoothly as possible, assemble a strong petition and strategy, and handle responses to additional government requests for information. By pulling together resources from across the firm, across the internet, and across government agencies, she is able to craft solutions to immigration needs which not only adhere to the basic requirements of the petition, but also takes into account information from a vast array of sources, and utilizes lessons learned to constantly improve these processes and strategies.
Aditi Datar is an integral part of a boutique firm with considerable technical, legal, and human resources, and an immigration team rich in talent and experience.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Attorney, India(The Bar Council Of Maharashtra & Goa)- Active Since 2007 To Present
LANGUAGES: Urdu, Hindi, and Sindhi.
Legal Assistant, Immigration Law, Naturalization, Green Card Renewals
Uzma Khichi works as a Legal Assistant at the Mantra Law Office. She is a native of Pakistan and completed her secondary education in London, UK. Uzma has been in the immigration field since 2016. She has experience in areas of immigration law, including family based adjustment of status, Employment based Adjustment of Status, H-4 and H-4 EAD, L-2 and L-2 EAD, Naturalization, green card renewals, F-1 Student visa, B-2 Visas and extensions, COS and Asylum applications. She constantly maintains a database of clients to regularly check the status of pending cases.
Uzma Khichi is highly efficient and a multi-tasker, client-focused and a team player. Uzma is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Sindhi.
Immigration Assistant , H-1B visas, RFE’s, NOID’s and PERMS
A native of India, Geeta Uppada is an Immigration Assistant for the Mantra Law Office. She has a master’s degree in Computer Science. Geeta has been in the immigration field for over 6 years, assisting a lot of IT companies with employees over 150. She handles H-1B visas, RFE’s, NOID’s and PERMS. Geeta Uppada can handle most difficult situations with calm and ease. She is fluent in Telugu and Hindi.