Location: Houston, Texas
Kanishka Bhagia was born in Vancouver, Canada and grew up in McAllen, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she spent a semester in Spain teaching children English. From there, Kanishka went on to earn her J.D. and graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston.
During and after law school, Kanishka had the opportunity to work in many different areas of law before discovering her passion for immigration and family law. She worked at a Fortune 500 company with their in-house counsel for a summer, and she also worked at a personal injury law firm for over a year. Kanishka had the honor of interning with state appellate judges at the First Court of Appeals and with a federal district judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Additionally, she did a lot of pro-bono work while working at the Texas Civil Rights Project for a semester, and through representing clients in the family law and estate planning clinics at her law school. Kanishka was also an associate editor for the Corporate Counsel Review, and she also earned her certification in mediation.
Since discovering her passion for immigration and family law, Kanishka has worked on many different types of cases in these areas. The cases in family law that she has worked include divorce, custody, modifications, terminations, property disputes, child support, and paternity cases. She is passionate about helping people with familial issues and is dedicated to helping them achieve the best outcome. The cases in immigration law that she has worked on include, family visa petitions, student visas, fiancé visas, employment visas, special immigrant juvenile cases, DACA renewals, and more. She has also worked on immigration removal proceedings cases such as bond hearings, cancellation of removal, asylum, and withholding of removal. Kanishka is passionate about helping the immigrant community especially since she comes from a family of immigrants herself. She is dedicated to helping immigrants achieve the best outcome for their case.
Areas of Practice
- Immigration Law
- Family Law
- South Texas College of Law Houston – J.D. cum laude
- University of Texas at Austin – B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association