At Salmon & Haas, we pride ourselves on getting to know all of our clients personally. When you work with us, you do not go through paralegals, secretaries or legal assistants. We work directly with all of our clients from the first meeting to the final resolution of the case. When you call us about your case, we answer the phone or call you back as soon as possible. We take the time to explain your case to you every step of the way. When you work with us, you are not a number or a file in a cabinet. We are a small, family-run firm, and we know all of our clients.
Knowledge and Experience
We are experienced attorneys with the knowledge and background to fight your case. Aaron Haas is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a professor of law. He has been lead counsel on hundreds of cases in the areas of immigration, property, and consumer law. Shannon Salmon-Haas has been lead counsel on hundreds of cases in the areas of criminal, family, and immigration law. She is a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s Law School, where she was president of the Christian Legal Society. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Aaron Haas, a 2006 graduate of Harvard Law School, is board-certified in immigration law. He is also experienced in consumer law and civil litigation.
He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, but now makes his home in San Antonio. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2000. From 2003 to 2005, he was a volunteer in the Peace Corps, where he served as a teacher in Bulgaria. He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, in 2006.
After finishing law school in 2006, he started working for the indigent as a staff attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), the primary legal aid organization in South Texas. At TRLA, he served on the Immigration Team, and handled a wide variety of immigration cases, including family-based petitions, deportation defense, and assistance to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
In 2010, he was awarded the Oliver Hill law fellowship at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia –ranked the 24th best law school in the country by U.S. News and World Report. As part of this fellowship, he founded a new immigration clinic and directed the clinic for three years. This clinic handled a wide variety of immigration cases, with many involving juveniles or refugees. He also published several articles on immigration law that were accepted for publication at academic law journals, and has spoken at conferences at several universities around the country.
He has presented oral arguments at the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, and before all immigration courts and agencies in the country. He has been qualified to testify as an expert in immigration law. In 2010, he was appointed a member of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality.
In 2013, he returned to San Antonio and opened this law practice with his wife, Shannon Salmon-Haas. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two children.
Shannon Salmon-Haas is an experienced litigator focusing on family law and criminal defense in San Antonio, Texas. Shannon Salmon-Haas has handled hundreds of family-law cases over almost a decade of practice. Her experience includes contested and uncontested divorces, motions to modify and enforce custody and visitation, protective orders, child protective services cases, adoptions, child support, spousal support, grandparents rights and property divisions.
She has handled hundreds of criminal cases, in both state and federal court, including DWIs, drug offenses, violent crimes, sex offenses, and immigration-related offenses. She has experience in all stages of the criminal process, from plea negotiation to jury trial and appeals.
She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in 2006. In law school, she was the president of the Christian Legal Society and was a student-attorney at the Criminal Law Clinic. She also participated in the Border Clinic, in which she would travel to the border area to help people with legal problems.
She practices before the juvenile, county and district criminal courts in Bexar County, and surrounding counties, including Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Uvalde, Medina, Atascosa, Wilson, Kerr, Gonzales and other counties in South Texas. She is licensed to practice in federal court in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.
Shannon Salmon-Haas is a member of the Pro Bono College for her commitment to helping people who cannot afford to pay a private attorney. She also belongs to the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the San Antonio Bar Association. She is fluent in Spanish. She lives in San Antonio with her family.
Lawyers Who Care
We care about our clients. We became lawyers to help people with their problems, not just to make money. Aaron Haas worked as a lawyer for the poor at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria, and was a fellow at Washington and Lee University, where he started a new immigration clinic for people who cannot afford attorneys. Shannon Salmon-Haas was the president of the Christian Legal Society in law school and is a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas for her work with the poor.
Call us if you feel we can help you. We will talk to you on the phone about your case and will arrange a time to meet you. This first meeting and consultation is free. You can walk away and you will not have to pay anything. If you hire us, we will explain clearly how we will bill for your case. For most cases, there is simply a flat fee so there are no surprises. We will enter a payment plan with you to make sure our costs are affordable. We charge a fair price and work hard to earn every penny.
Our office is located in San Antonio, Texas, but our clients come from all over. We work with immigration clients from throughout the country and around the world. We are licensed to practice in front of all immigration courts and offices in the country. Our other clients come from Texas, particularly the San Antonio area. We serve the following counties: Bexar, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Kendall, Blanco, Frio, Wilson, Karnes, Atascosa, Medina, Bandera, Kerr, Uvalde, Gonzales, and Travis. We often travel to meet our clients closer to where they live and many of our clients do not live in Bexar County.
If you think we can help you and want a free consultation, call us at 210-305-4662 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.