Lisa Tehlirian is an experienced immigration attorney, who has been practicing exclusively immigration law since 2004. Lisa enjoys the complexities of the immigration practice, and is passionate about assisting clients achieve their immigration objectives.
Since 2009, Lisa has worked with Ellis Porter, PLC, one of the largest boutique immigration law firms in the State of Michigan. Her immigration law practice encompasses family-based immigration matters, including fiancé(e) visa petitions, immigrant visas, adjustment of status, conditional residency; inadmissibility and removability issues; nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers; criminal immigration issues; naturalization and citizenship; and employment-based immigration, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions.
Prior to her work with Ellis Porter, PLC, Lisa worked as an Associate Attorney at Kennedy Riordan & Associates (KRA Immigration Law), where she had a lead role in managing the firm’s individual and family services group. She also gained experienced through a post-graduate clerkship with the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program, where she worked as a Judicial Law Clerk and Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Immigration Court in Detroit, Michigan.
Lisa earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, in 2004. She also earned her Bachelor’s in General Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2000. Lisa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Bar of Michigan, Women's Bar Association, and the Armenian American Bar Association.
Heather L. Garvock is a lifelong resident of Michigan and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (B.S. summa cum laude, 2005) and Wayne State University (J.D., cum laude, 2008).
Heather is currently affiliated with Ellis Porter, PLC. She devotes her entire practice to immigration law including family-based immigration and deportation and removal. Heather has successfully represented numerous individuals with complex immigration issues such as those facing deportation or removal; individuals with prior criminal convictions, unlawful presence, illegal entry, and/or removal orders; and persons seeking protection in the United States. Heather prides herself on providing all clients with complete, honest, and accurate information so that they can make informed decisions about their immigration situation, and more importantly, their lives.
Prior to joining Ellis Porter, Heather was an Associate Attorney with Legalquest Network, PC. As an associate attorney she would prepare petitions for alien relatives, applications for adjustment of status, removal of conditions of residence, naturalization, and waivers of inadmissibility; prepare appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and counsel foreign nationals in criminal proceedings regarding the potential immigration consequences of criminal conviction.
Heather is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) and the Washtenaw County Bar Association.