Robert H. Gibbs Founding Partner

Robert H. Gibbs

Robert H. Gibbs is a founding partner of Gibbs Houston Pauw. He has practiced immigration law since 1977, handling a wide variety of employment, family, citizenship, asylum and deportation cases. His practice includes federal court litigation to remedy agency decisions or inactions, as well as class actions to obtain relief for thousands of individuals. He has represented entities in a broad range of industries including software, health care, restaurants, manufacturing, agriculture, food processing, forest products, international trade, professional services, construction, sports and the arts. See more.

Robert Pauw Founding Partner

Robert Pauw

Robert Pauw is a founding partner of Gibbs Houston Pauw. Since 1983 he has successfully represented thousands of individuals and businesses in immigration cases. Mr. Pauw has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law and is nationally known for his focus on immigration-related litigation. See more.

Neha Vyas Senior Attorney

Neha Vyas

Neha Vyas joined Gibbs Houston Pauw in 2006 and has over 15 years of experience in immigration law. She focuses her practice on Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), U Visas, asylum, family-based immigration, citizenship, and removal defense, including appeals. See more.

Devin T. Theriot-Orr Senior Attorney

Devin Thierot-Orr

Devin Theriot-Orr joined GHP in 2008. He has over 10 years of experience in immigration law and litigation. Devin’s practice focuses on federal litigation and removal defense; he handles matters related to citizenship and family-based immigration.

Devin is an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at the Seattle University School of Law. He frequently speaks on immigration issues, including presentations at American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) National and Regional Conferences and at the National Lawyers Guild Annual Conference.  Devin dedicates much of his time to public interest service and pro bono representation. See more.

Erin Cipolla Associate Attorney


Erin Cipolla joined Gibbs Houston Pauw in 2010. Her practice focuses on defending individuals in removal proceedings and assisting applicants with family, and humanitarian, based forms of immigration relief. Erin has represented individuals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Administrative Appeals Office, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. See more.

Ralph Hua Associate Attorney


Ralph joined Gibbs Houston Pauw in 2010 following his summer associate position at the firm in 2008. He provides counsel on all major employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, advises employers in the area of workplace compliance, including I-9 audit defense, and represents individuals in removal proceedings. See more.