Established in Galveston in 2002, the Law Offices of Elie AlChaer maintain the highest and strictest standards when it comes to our clients and the law. In 2006, we announced the opening of our new offices in Dallas, dedicated to serving the needs of employers and foreign nationals in the field of citizenship and immigration law. 

We have a solid reputation for being responsive, dedicated, and thorough which stems from an unyielding work ethic and thirst for knowledge. The more we know, the better an asset we are to you. It is not a stretch to say we live and breathe the law. Nothing is more important to us than playing a role in upholding your rights and the rights of the community.

It's not a secret that planning and preparation pays off. At the Law Offices of Elie AlChaer, we place an emphasis on details, as that is what allows us to provide you with the best legal advice and build the best strategy. Whether helping file for the dissolution of a marriage or preparing for an out-of-court mediation, we prefer to take a cooperative approach and cover all the bases.

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

How Plaintiffs Approach Lawsuits &
Mediation - June, 2021

Defense Attorney Strategies

The Failures of Poor Legal Strategies
- July, 2019

Forgotten Rights

How European Laws Influence America's
Laws - July, 2020


As a full-service law firm, our goal is to provide you with guidance and solutions, regardless of the legal situation. We make it a point to pair you and your case with the most skilled and experienced attorney. This is our way of ensuring your case gets the proper attention and you get the closure you deserve.


Founding Attorney & Counselor

Elie Al-Chaer was born on April 27, 1968 in Beirut, Lebanon. He grew up in Beirut, speaking English, French and Arabic, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics, 1988) and his Master of Science Degree (Physiology, 1991) at the American University of Beirut. He came to the USA in 1992, and attended graduate school as an F-1 Visa student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he earned his Ph.D. (Neuroscience, 1996). Following his graduation he qualified for a National Interest Waiver as an outstanding Scholar with Extraordinary Ability and became a Permanent Resident (1998). 

As an immigrant exposed to some high profile legal cases in the 1990s, he became fascinated with the law and attended law school as a permanent resident (Green Card) at South Texas College of Law in Houston and received his J.D. in 2002. In that same year he passed the Texas bar examination and was sworn as an Attorney and Counselor at Law before the Supreme Court of Texas on November 6, 2002. His primary practice areas initially focused on professional and business immigration. He has also worked professionally as a mediator and a consultant on business planning, home health law, international law and immigration. With time, the practice expanded to include family law, professional and academic grievances, civil litigation, and over the past few years decentralized finance and blockchain cryptocurrency.

Elie Al-Chaer is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA); he is admitted to practice in the State of Texas (2002) and the District of Columbia (Washington DC; 2006). He has appeared as a guest speaker at professional meetings in the United States and throughout the world. His dedication to serving the legal needs of his clients, as well as his polymath approach to issues, assures his clients will always receive the best comprehensive and reliable legal service.

To learn more about Dr. Al-Chaer, check his Résumé or read his Executive Curriculum Vitae (CV).