Hai Bui Ford

Trial Attorney, Head of Immigration

The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC

Hai Bui Ford

Hai Bui Ford is a bilingual trial attorney at The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC. She is fluent in Vietnamese and English. Hai held citizenships in Vietnam and Thailand, and is now a U.S. citizen. Her practice primarily focuses on removal proceedings, employment-based immigration, and asylum, withholding of removal, and the Convention Against Torture.

She earned her B.A. in Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University and her law degree at the Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School. During law school, Hai dedicated her time to international studies acquiring Dean’s List recognition in international business law, as she studied abroad in New Zealand, Australia, and London.  She went on to present her thesis at the Harvard National Model United Nations, where she was first introduced and inspired by the diversifying work of immigration law.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at the City Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas, and the District Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas, and was responsible for providing lateral research for the White-Collar Crime Unit and Contracts department. Her research has supported cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Hai has over five years of transactional law experience in areas of immigration, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and criminal defense. She strives to deliver first-class results while educating her clients on their unique immigration process from start to finish. In her experience, complex immigration can be made simple through zealous advocacy, determination, and a healthy amount of empathy. In her free time, she enjoys sand volleyball, crosswords, distance running, and serving the youth and young adults ministry at her church.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Alabama, 2020


  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Dean’s List
  • Pennsylvania State University – Merit’s Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Asian American Bar Association (‘MAHBA”)
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Houston Rodeo Committee


  • English
  • Vietnamese