Enrique A. Maciel-Matos hails from McAllen, Texas, as a proud fighting Mustang and graduate of McAllen Memorial High School. He is also an honors graduate of the University of Texas, an honors graduate of the University of Denver with a Masters in Global Trade, Finance and Economic Integration, and an honors graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Staff Writer for The Scholar during his tenure there. Thereafter, he passed the state bars of both Texas and New York.
Enrique A. Maciel-Matos brings to his practice a remarkable degree of knowledge and energy in the fields of business immigration, family-based immigration, employment, and business formation.
Not only has he excelled as a scholar and student, Enrique possesses very meaningful and practical hands-on experience, having served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Alia Moses, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas from 2010 through 2012, and more recently in private practice emphasizing business immigration, family-based immigration, employment, and business formation.
When not fiercely representing his clients, Enrique is equally committed to serving others less fortunate and in need. He generously donates his time to a wide array of local nonprofit associations and legal clinics in his areas of expertise. He particularly enjoys helping investors, entrepreneurs, businesses and international performing artists–an interest stemming from his passion for music.
Fluent in Spanish and an accomplished published fiction author, Enrique notes that he enjoys spending his free time in Austin, Texas–the live music capital of the United States–pursuing his hobbies of playing indoor and outdoor soccer, working on his subsequent fictional novels, and photography.
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2009
Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Dean’s List, Fall 2007
Member of Phi Delta Phi
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues, Volume 11 Staff Writer
Publication: Beyond the Shackles and Chains of the Middle Passage: Human Trafficking Unveiled, The Scholar, 2010
National Hispanic Moot Court Team Member
Jessup Moot Court Team Member
M.A., University of Denver, 2004, Masters in Global Trade, Finance and Economic Integration
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2002
One of fifty (50) students selected to attend the Mission in Diplomacy Program
Phi Beta Kappa
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New York
Board Member, Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
Board Member, Mainsprings Schools
“Helping every kind of first-generation American is what I gladly do, anywhere and anytime.”
A first-generation American himself, Enrique gives generously to citizens of many countries and cultures, some battered, many homeless. Here however, Enrique takes a break to speak to the Chinese Dragon and Lion at Asian Family Support Services 2015 Gala.