Meet the Team at Our Immigration Law Firm in Houston, TX

At Toppins Law Firm, P.C., we represent corporations, businesses, employers, and individuals worldwide with U.S. citizenship and immigration services in Houston, and within the United States. We are a trusted firm dedicated to our client’s success, and this is shown in our reputation within the legal community as well as our almost 100% approval rate on our visa applications. Our immigration attorney in Houston works hard to fight for your rights.

Our legal team is 100% multicultural and diverse in background, education, and experience. We speak English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Portuguese. Therefore, we are uniquely well-suited to represent international business clients by offering them the most appropriate and comfortable cultural and linguistic framework for their case. This high standard of communication is what sets our Houston Legal Team apart. We focus on client interaction throughout your entire case to ensure that you understand every matter throughout the process. Contact us today at 713-621-8588 to schedule a consultation at our immigration law firm in Houston, TX.



Ms. Toppins represents domestic and international mostly privately-owned companies and has represented hundreds of individual investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Her client base extends across the globe, ranging from countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Korea, England, Venezuela, Turkey, and Australia.

Brandy Williams

Attorney Brandy Williams is a graduate of Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to working for Toppins Law Firm, P.C., Brandy worked as a legal and corporate consultant for newly formed corporations, in which she assisted in the formulation and organization of corporate infrastructure. She was also an immigration attorney at the Law Office of Sunita Kapoor, PC, in which she represented businesses for both immigrant and non-immigrant benefits, including but not limited to Labor Certification, H-1B, and L-1A/L-1B temporary work visa processing.

Mathilda El Hachem

Mathilda is a law clerk at the Toppins Law Firm, P.C. She brings to Toppins Law Firm, P.C. a wealth of knowledge, skill, and practice. Fluent in French and Arabic, she has an unparalleled level of experience in the field of immigration law, as she has advocated on behalf of her clients both locally and internationally. She has worked on a number of international platforms, lending her proficiency to countless clients, colleagues, and communities across the world.

Mathilda obtained her law degree from Holy Spirit Law School, Beirut Lebanon, concentrating in international law. In 2016, she obtained L.L.M. from the University of Houston Law Center with a concentration in Immigration Law.

Of Counsel


  • Candida Paris
  • (713) 772-2300

Candida Paris has enjoyed practicing immigration law for over 18 years and specializes in both employment and family-based immigration. Ms. Paris’ interest in immigration law stems from her fluency in several foreign languages and passion to assist foreign nationals in contributing to our nation’s economy and cultural diversity. Her business immigration client-base includes but is not limited to oil and gas companies, universities, computer consulting companies, the airline industry, physicians, aliens of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, small business owners and families the world over.

  • Karla R. Prieto

Karla R. Prieto believes the practice of law should be based on commitment, professionalism and honesty. She has built her reputation on these principles and has garnered the trust of clients from all over the world. Karla serves as an adjunct professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law teaching specialized areas such as immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions, consular practice, inadmissibility and waivers for both employment and family-based immigration.

  • Gary J. Ilagan

Gary Ilagan is an immigration attorney with more than 20 years of experience working on employment-based and family-based immigration matters, I-9 compliance and government audits, as well as. He provides innovative immigration solutions to companies and their employees in the oil and gas, engineering, healthcare, biomedical research, media, information technology, telecommunications, education, industrial services and manufacturing industries.

  • William D. Fong

William Fong is the founder and managing partner of Fong & Associates, LLP a firm specializing in corporate immigration law. Fong & Associates’ clients include oil and gas companies (integrated, operations and oil well services), hospitals, medical schools and universities, research institutes, high tech manufacturers, software companies, and international businesses.