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Attorney Profile – Vi Nanthaveth

Whether you have come to the United States to unite with family, flee persecution, compete in a sport or further your career, Immigration Attorney Vi Nanthaveth can help you achieve your goals. As a young child, Ms. Nanthaveth first entered the United States as a refugee from Laos.   She has personally experienced the complications of the immigration process.  Like other immigrants, she and her family came to the U.S. to seek a better life and better opportunities.  
Ms. Nanthaveth graduated from Louisiana State University in 1999 with a BA in Mass Communications. She then received her Master’s degree in Photojournalism in 2000 from Southern University. After working as a news anchor and reporter for a WB affiliate, the Louisiana Secretary of State, Fox McKeithen, hired Ms. Nanthaveth as a Public Relations Specialist. In 2003, Ms. Nanthaveth returned to Southern University where she received her J.D. degree. Prior to forming the Law Office of Vi Nanthaveth, P.C., Ms. Nanthaveth was an associate attorney at two other law firms in Austin, Texas and she was a managing partner at Bus & Nanthaveth, PLLC.  

Ms. Nanthaveth has built her practice on the foundations of:
  • Advanced expertise in the field of immigration
  • Compassion for her clients
  • Thorough preparation
  • Creative strategies for challenging issues
  • Willingness to help people with difficult and challenging cases
  • An ethical and responsible practice
Ms. Nanthaveth is an experienced attorney, who practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization law, with a special emphasis on Marriage/Family-Based Green Cards, Waivers, Removal Proceedings, Consular Processing, Fiance Visas, Work Visas, Employment-Based Green Cards, and U.S. Citizenship. In order to minimize any potential stress, and to prevent unforeseen legal problems, all options, issues and procedures will be discussed up front at your initial consultation with Ms. Nanthaveth.  Her law office achieves a very high success rate on behalf of clients, and all aspects of each case are handled directly by Ms. Nanthaveth.

Ms. Nanthaveth has a proven track record of developing creative and effective solutions to complex immigration situations, even when other attorneys have told clients there were no options. Her personalized service, careful, comprehensive analysis, and attention to detail are what set her apart from other law firms and solo practitioners. For this reason, Immigration Attorney Vi Nanthaveth has clients across the United States and internationally. She is also fluent in both Lao and Thai languages.

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Of Counsel - Dallon Bush

In 2001, Mr. Bush earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His degree was awarded in economics with heavy emphases in the fields of computer science and mathematics.  During his college career, he was a University of Illinois President’s Award Scholarship Recipient, became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., volunteered with the Champaign area Boys and Girls Club and tutored fellow students through the Black Student Union. His knowledge and experience in the field of computer science presented him with the opportunity to work two consecutive summers at “The Boeing Company” as an INROADS intern in computer software development.

Immediately following college, Mr. Bush began the study of law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University, and in 2004 earned a Juris Doctor degree as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law degree.  During his time at LSU, Mr. Bush was an active student who was chosen for several leadership positions, including, Chairman of the Moot Court Board and Parliamentarian of the LSU chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA).  While in law school, as a result of his scholastic efforts, Mr. Bush earned a position on the Chancellor’s List and was also employed as a research assistant to Professor John V. White, who is now the Dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada Las Vegas.  After graduation, Mr. Bush was fortunate enough to receive the honor of having been selected as a member of the Chancellor’s Young Alumni Leadership Council for the LSU Law Center, which is comprised of at most two alumni from any given graduating class.

After passing the Louisiana Bar Exam, Mr. Bush accepted a position as an associate attorney with the law firm of “Percy & Percy” in Ascension Parish, Louisiana and became a named partner within five years.  Attorney Bush later founded “The Bush Law Firm, L.L.C.” (f/k/a “Dallon Bush & Associates, LLC.”) and has practiced in the fields of  criminal defense, personal injury, general civil litigation and deportation proceedings.  Aside from his active private practice, Attorney Bush has been actively engaged in public service throughout his career.   As a city attorney for St. Gabriel, Louisiana, Mr. Bush was the lead attorney in sales tax litigation which will result in the City receiving an annual revenue increase of over half a million dollars, as well as a lump sum receipt of sales and use tax revenue of over 1.6 million dollars.  Recently, Mr. Bush disengaged from his criminal defense practice due to having accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd JDC District Attorney’s Office for Ascension Parish, Louisiana and now focusses primarily on prosecution of felony criminal matters, private personal injury litigation, family and immigration law.

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Daniela Lam, Legal Intern

Daniela Lam is originally from Peru and grew up in Houston, Texas.  She too had to go through the immigration system with her family and therefore, understands the complications involved with the visa process. She is currently attending the University of Texas and majoring in Global Studies. Her goal is to attend law school after she graduates from college.   Daniela joined the Law Office of Vi Nanthaveth as a legal intern in August 2014 and has proven to be a great asset to the firm.  Daniela is fluent in Spanish.

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