713 Ayers St., Corpus Christi, TX 78404
361-883-8900 (Main) 361-257-0676 (Emergencies)
rmpllc@debrarodriguez.com

Heather “Erika” Moretzsohn de Castro (Partner)

Texas Immigration Attorneys

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Heather Moretzsohn has focused her practice on the field of Immigration Law. Born in Saipan and raised in Hawaii, she has had a variety of international experiences. Heather has lived and traveled extensively in Europe, Japan, Asia and Latin America. She was a former Fullbright Scholar to Japan, an International Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Austria, and has worked at the U.S. Department of State both in Washington D.C. and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Heather is a former President of the Corpus Christi Sister City Committee where she set up a new Sister City between Corpus Christi, Texas and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Education
2000 – 2004    Japan – Waseda University, School of International Law, Tokyo, Japan
2001                M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa, International Law/PIS
1999                J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa
–                       M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Political Science
1992 – 1993    Japan – Ryukyu University, Japan
1991                B.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1987 – 1988    Austria – University of Salzburg, Austria
1987                Mexico – Goethe Institute, Guadalajara, Mexico

Membership
2013     U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
2013     Corpus Christi Division Criminal Justice Act Panel
2010     U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
2008     U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Community Service Organizations
2010 – Present     Corpus Christi Downtown Rotary Club
2005 – Present     Corpus Christi Sister City Committee

Employment 
2010 –             Rodriguez & Moretzsohn, P.L.L.C.
2008 – 2010    Reina, Bates & Kowalski, P.C., Corpus Christi, Texas
2005 – 2008    Harris & Greenwell, L.L.P., Corpus Christi, Texas
2001 – 2004    Stanton, Clay, Tom, Chapman, Crumpton & Iwamura, Honolulu, Hawaii
2001                Nisihi Law Firm, Tokyo, Japan
1999 – 2000    The Honorable Gail Nakatani, Hawaii State Judge, Honolulu, Hawaii
1994                U.S. Consulate, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1991                U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Russian & Chinese Visa Section, Washington, D.C.
1988 – 1991    U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Washington, D.C.