Juan Antonio Lozada

Juan Antonio Lozada

The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada
  • DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

he Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada was founded with one goal in mind - to provide high-quality legal services to clients needing assistance with matters of immigration, personal injury and criminal law in the Austin, San Antonio and surrounding counties. Customer service and zealous representation are essential to our practice.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigration Law
  • Military Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada
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y law practice focuses on immigration, personal injury and every type of criminal case, in federal and state court. I am an experienced trial attorney, with a commitment to my clients and their rights. I am a former state and federal prosecutor. I also worked as an immigration law attorney for the United States Army and as a trial attorney for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Duties: Represent high profile cases and develop good working relations with government counsel - Develop and coordinate Continuous Legal Education programs - Develop and conduct legal presentations to the community - Argue cases and represent clients before state and federal criminal and civil courts as well as immigration courts/immigration service - Research and write opinion letters - Research and write briefs to appellate courts - Work with community organizations and government entities - Represent clients in mediation - Conduct Independent Reviews of Anti Money Laundering Programs for Money Service Businesses
Sr. Manager Compliance Anti Money Laundering
MoneyGram International
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I led a team of accomplished AML professionals that served as a primary compliance resource with responsibilities of: measuring Agents’ Compliance and Anti-Fraud programs; driving training and awareness initiatives and, providing guidance and support to authorized MoneyGram Agents in the United States. I served as Subject Matter Expert on compliance issues for the company’s operations in the US region and in other regions as necessary. I monitored and assessed regional compliance risks to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability. I evaluated issues raised by other regional compliance managers and business representatives to determine corporate action plan. My team was responsible for assisting with design and implementation of the company’s automated due diligence program and review and evaluate due diligence files for approval; we also reviewed and approved requests for suspension and termination of agents. My team worked closely with the Financial Investigation Unit to conduct investigations of proposed high-risk third parties and collaborated with Internal Audit, HR, Security, IT, Finance and Operations as necessary. I also managed the application of the company’s ethics and compliance policies, including the Code of Ethics, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Trust, Gifts, Meals and Entertainment, Travel and Hospitality, Charitable Contributions, Facilitating Payment, Social Media, and Trade Restrictions and Sanctions for a team of nine. I regularly reviewed and approved requests related to the application of the company’s ethics and compliance policies and assisted in the development of classroom and web-based training on FCPA, trade compliance, anti-trust, code of ethics, and fraud recognition training in high-risk countries (English and Spanish). We developed and delivered specialized training to executives, middle management, and high-risk business functions.
Trial Attorney
Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Used Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters. Conducted necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researched the law applicable to cases or matters; drafted legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. Conducted settlement negotiations in dozens of cases. Advised, communicated and conferred with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally met with, and maintained good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required. Remained current with developments in the law; understood medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters. Prepared and conducted training sessions for Legal, Claims or other departments as required. Provided daily direction and guidance to junior attorneys. Understood and creatively used technology; applied technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Acted as a team or group leader for an assigned group within the office. Interfaced with Home Office Legal department.
Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice
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Federal prosecutor in one of the busiest jurisdictions in the United States. As an AUSA, I worked in the investigation and trial preparation of a wide variety of federal crimes, including a large number of drug and human smuggling and illegal reentry cases. I assisted DHS and DOJ departments involved in the investigation of serious federal crimes and provided legal support and direction during their investigations.
Military Prosecutor/Defense Attorney
US Army
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US Army Officer/Attorney - Served as military prosecutor, defense attorney, administrative law attorney, international law chief and legal assistance attorney
Assistant District Attorney Polk County
State of Texas
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Responsible for general criminal prosecutions. Performed legal functions related to the investigation and prosecution of misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, conservation and other types of cases. Reviewed police reports and determined criminal charges for arrest and non-arrest cases daily, secured additional information from law enforcement personnel when required. Prepared state cases and scheduled trials. Formulated trial strategy, determined sentence sought, conducted plea negotiations, investigated case data and researched applicable case law. Secured and interviewed witnesses to ascertain facts of case. Secured expert testimony, prepared witnesses for trial, assembled case files, attended pre-trial hearings and filed or responded to pre-trial motions. Communicated information on case status to all involved parties such as defense attorneys, police officials and victims. Prepared and responded to post-trial motions and represented the County at sentencing hearings. Responsible for prosecution of specific types of crime such as illegal drug use, child abuse and/or neglect, violent crimes. Performed legal functions related to the investigation. Responsible for maintaining certification and reviewing criminal history checks prior to criminal case charging. Screened and prosecuted cases in juvenile court and determined need for protective custody. Filed petitions for termination of parental rights, litigated cases of child molestation and conferred with various professionals and social agency staff on issues of abuse and/or neglect. Determined if child victims were able to provide testimony and prepared witnesses for court. Worked with social service staff on initiating or terminating parental custody, prosecution of neglect areas and allowance for adoption procedures.
Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
LL.M. (2016) | International Law
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St. Mary's University School of Law
M.A. (2015) | International Relations
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Honors: Distinguished Graduate
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Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Honors: Public Service Fellow with the Dean's Highest Honors
Activities: Founder, Ohio State Law Students for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (2001) | Latin American Studies
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Honors: With Honors
Activities: Texas Rugby, volunteered at the Project of Political Asylum of Texas
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Awards
Meritorious Service
US Army
Meritorious Service
US Army
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
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Iraq and Afghanistan's Veteran Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Bridge Builder
All Rise
Speaking Engagements
Private Security Companies and International Law, International Humanitarian Law Institute, San Remo, Italy
IHLI
Certifications
Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist
ACAMS
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm's website
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. If I have a family manager that lives in Mexico but is a U.S citizen but lost her original birth certificate
A: When crossing the border back and forth between the US and Mexico, she’ll need to have a valid passport or other acceptable identification handy. When entering the United States, U.S. citizens are required to show passport, U.S. passport card, Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST) or an Enhanced Driver's License. Knowing which ID to bring depends upon your method of travel (air, land, or sea). Voter's registration card, military ID, driver's license and social security cards are not considered valid forms of citizenship identification. If she has ever hold a US passport, she could go to the nearest US consulate and try to get a replacement, she can probably get an emergency passport pretty quickly see requirements here: https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/emergency-passport/. She will probably need to make an appointment by going to https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/making-an-appointment/ If she has never applied to a US passport, she may still be able to apply for one there but the process may be a bit longer and she will probably need her birth certificate, a family member may need to go to the county where her birth was registered and get a copy of her birth certificate.
Q. If I am applying for citizenship and I put down that my son was not living with me and that i pay child support
A: I don't think that this is going to be a problem, changes like this are not uncommon, you simply need to explain the change at the interview. You can also amend your N400 application before the interview. As long as you don't owe any child support from the time your son didn't live with you, you should be okay. Also remember taxes and no criminal convictions as Good Moral character is a requisite for naturalization
Q. Will I need to retain a lawyer if my husband and I are divorcing and he is active military and deployed overseas?
A: If you and your husband agree on everything (custody of children if any and division of assets) and you have a military legal assistance office nearby you may be want to consult with them, sometimes, they offer assistance with uncontested divorces. Having your husband deployed will certainly make things harder, if you need to hire an attorney, try to get an attorney that has been in the military or is familiar with the military system, it is not always something that most civilian attorneys understand very well and not knowing about retirement benefits and other unique features of the military compensation packet could cost you.
Q. Hello, I am a permanent resident in US and I was wondering if I can get married in Canada with a visitor?
A: As a U.S. Green Card holder, you do not need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. However, you are expected to have an eTA if you plan to fly to or transit through Canada. When flying to Canada, you will need to present: proof of status in the U.S. (such as a valid Green Card), and your valid passport that you used to apply for your eTA. The border services officer will verify your eTA when you arrive in Canada. When travelling by land or sea directly from the U.S., you will only need to provide proof of your U.S. lawful permanent resident status (such as your Green Card). http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=593&top=16 As of the issue of getting married, each Canadian province is a bit different but for Alberta, you may be able to purchase a marriage license even if you are a foreign visitor. I would encourage you to contact the local government office of the town where you plan to marry or reach out to a registered agent for assistance. Also, note that I am a US trained lawyer, licensed in the US and not a licensed attorney in Canada. My comment should not be construed as legal advice, I simply searched the information from publicly available sources, including a site for the Canadian Government Immigration Service. http://www.law-faqs.org/alberta-faqs/family-law/marriage/ http://www.servicealberta.ca/find-a-registry-agent.cfm
Q. My daughter's father is a marine, finishing training in California, I'm curious how would a child support case proceed?
A: You may not need a lawyer to ensure that your daughter's father pays child support as long as you know his unit of assignment and have a phone number to his commanding officer. Under Navy regulations (see link below) military personnel has an obligation to pay adequate support to any a dependents. You must contact his chain of command and cite the regulation below, within a week, they should call him and read him a counseling about his family obligations, during that counseling session, he will be given an order to start paying support and his chain of command should request proof of payment. If the first officer in his chain of command is not responsive, raise up to the higher HQ, if that still does not work, contact the office of the Inspector General of the Navy and let them know that the chain of command is being unresponsive. http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/milpersman/1000/1700Morale/Documents/1754-030.pdf
Q. Is it legal for a private US citizen never been employed by US gov or US corp to work for foreign military say China?
A: You will probably need an export license to be able to transfer military technology to China. Under the U.S. Export Control System, our government controls exports of sensitive equipment, software and technology as a means to promote our national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Through our export control system. Under the current export control system, three different USG agencies have the authority to issue export licenses: the Departments of State, Commerce, and the Treasury. In some cases, exporters were required to apply for multiple licenses from separate departments. Hire an experienced import/export legal professional to help you with this and simply talking to a Chinese national in the US about this technology could be considered an export.
Q. I married my wife in Mexico. In 2015 she came in 2016 as thrust and we got married here in Texas and she wnt back to me.
A: One of the conditions of the tourist visa is an intent to return to the home country after a short visit. If a person enters the US with a tourist visa and already have an intent to immigrate, this would be considered fraud and could create a lot of problems when times comes to adjust her status. Assuming you are already a United States Citizen,I would recommend that you file the petition for alien relative I-130 and request consular processing. I don't know your wife's immigration history so I will need to inquire into that before I can tell you if she would be eligible for adjustment. I hope this helps.
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