Adan G. Vega (Rice B.A., 1976) has dedicated his practice of law exclusively to the area of immigration and nationality law. With over forty (40) years of experience in his field, Mr. Vega has lectured at conferences of the American Immigration lawyers Association (AILA) and The University of Texas on immigration issues. On August 23, 1988 he presented testimony before a United States House of Representative Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and International Law with regards to the Immigration Reforms and Control Act of 1986 and its effects on the United States; he has served as legal counsel for several foreign governments in the United States including the government of Mexico and El Salvador with respect to immigration issues. The Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Catholic Conference presented Mr. Vega with a special service award in recognition of outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the newcomers in our midst.
In 1985, attorney Vega was awarded a Certificate of Special Competence from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Texas authorizing the title of Board Certified Specialist. He has been involved with AILA since 1982 and served as Texas Chapter Conference Co-Chairmen in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2004. Mr. Vega has acted as legal counsel to multinational companies, and has been active in offering pro bono services to the indigent community in Texas. He authored a book titled Guide of United States History and Government in 1989. He was one of the founders and an initial director of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 1984, President of Consejo Hispano from 1987-1988, as well as special immigration legal counsel and board director, vice president, and president of the Camara de Empresarios Latinos of Houston (CELH). Adan G. Vega received his bachelor of arts from Rice University and his doctor jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. Adan G. Vega has been recognized as a Top Texas Lawyer since 2004 by Super Lawyers.