About Juan Dekruyff Immigration Law Office
When I started my own immigration law practice in 1997, I had a simple mission--help immigrants while charging a reasonable fee. Over the years, I have remained dedicated to this mission, and I have been able to help many immigrants come to and stay in the United States. As part of my mission, I've always tried to give sound and practical advice to clients and help them understand their situation and the options available to them. I do this without trying to scare them or pressure them into hiring me. I do very little advertising because I believe that when you do a good job for someone at a good price, people will eventually find you.
After 18 years, I've been able to make a name and a reputation for myself almost exclusively through customer referrals. Almost 100% of my clients find me through referral from another client. My staff and I see on a daily basis how hard it is to live in the United States as an immigrant, so we do our best to make their lives a little easier. I feel I have a shared responsibility with other immigration lawyers to help immigrants understand their situations and know their rights here. I want every client that comes to my office to leave knowing the work I am doing for them, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. I also believe that it is my responsibility to be available to all my clients in person or on the phone to answer any questions that they have from time to time free of charge. I realize that for many clients this is the most important part of being their lawyer.
Ashleigh Hutchens, Assistant
I was born in Sussex, England and moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts when I was two years old. I attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina where I graduated early in December of 2009 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in Spanish. My work experience includes criminal defense and personal injury, but I fell in love with immigration law while working as a paralegal at the Torres Law Firm in Charleston from 2010-2013.
I moved to Austin in July 2013 for the opportunity to be Juan's paralegal and for a chance to be in Austin! I work on all types of family based cases and manage the office in Juan's absence. When I'm not at work, you can find me spending time with my husband Steven, hanging out with my two Dalmatians at the dog park, or exploring Austin with friends.
Cristina Zambrano, Assistant
Since earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Cristina Zambrano has worked with numerous organizations and firms assisting people through the often baffling legal system and lending them support during important times in their lives.
Although Cristina’s focus has been on family-based immigration, which include initial petitions and waivers, Cristina is able to assist clients on an array of legal matters.
As a member of the Texas State Bar, Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, and American Immigration Lawyers Association, long-time Austin resident, Cristina Zambrano is here to help you. Contact her today to set up an appointment to discuss how she might meet your legal needs.
Juris Doctorate, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2000