The Rice Law Firm, PLLC

Houston:  713.855.3060ricelawhouston@gmail.com                                 ​​

The Woodlands: 936.271.1480, ricelawthewoodlands@gmail.com

Attorney Profile for Houston and The Woodlands Lawyer

Attorney, Merita Rice, started her legal career in 2000, when she commenced her paralegal studies which she graduated in the top 1% of her class, and immediately thereafter joined a mid-size law firm in Houston, Texas. She later attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, where she obtained her Degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2007, was included in the Deans Honor List, and received several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.  Upon getting licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas, she was employed as an attorney by a Houston law firm.  In January of 2010, she founded The Rice Law Firm, PLLC, with offices in Houston and The Woodlands.


Ms. Rice is an experienced immigration attorney who handles a wide variety of immigration cases and has a very high rate of success with immigration cases.  She dedicates her success to the fact that she handles each case as if it is her only case, and she treats each client as if that is her only client. Furthermore, she is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), an organization whose members either practice exclusively immigration law, or immigration is a major part of their law practice. By being a member of AILA, the immigration lawyer receives daily updates on immigration law, and learns of any new immigration law the moment such law is passed, enabling her to serve her clients the best.

In addition, Ms. Rice, is an experienced Guardianship and Will Probate lawyer. She is constantly appointed by the Probate Courts of Harris and Montgomery County to handle complex and sometimes contested guardianship/heirship cases. Judges give such appointments to attorneys who have demonstrated their extensive knowledge in practicing in those areas of law. In addition, she is a member of the Probate, Trust and Estate Section of the Houston Bar Association. She constantly attends the meetings held by such Association, and stays current on all the new legal developments affecting guardianship and will probate law.


Furthermore, Ms. Rice is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and The Woodlands Bar Association. When she is not practicing law, she is spending quality time with her family, playing tennis and golf, or learning a new foreign language.​


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To verify that Ms. Rice is a licensed Texas attorney, visit the website for the State Bar of Texas