Rivera & Shirhatti, P.C.

Varsha Shirhatti is a Partner and Attorney at Rivera & Shirhatti, PC. Originally from India, but raised in Houston, Texas, Varsha has lived in 4 countries. Her international background, coupled with her own experience as an immigrant, uniquely allow her to intimately understand the immigrant experience and provide guidance and solutions tailored to individual needs.

She focuses her practice on employment, investment, and family immigration, representing local and national clients to provide legal advice and counsel on U.S. inbound immigration matters. With over 10 years of industry experience, she provides guidance on all types of nonimmigrant visas including H, L, TN, E, O, J, and R classifications, among several others. She also guides clients in their efforts at obtaining lawful permanent residence, including via PERM/Labor Certification, National Interest Waiver, EB-1 petitions, and Adjustment of Status, as well as providing guidance on Naturalization matters. Her family-based immigration practice includes representation on petitions, immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers, and consular processing.

Varsha has represented a range of clients – from companies representing a variety of industries including international O&G corporations and IT giants, Telecommunications, Construction and Engineering, Geophysical Exploration, Accounting, and Software Development start-ups to individuals. Prior to joining Rivera & Shirhatti PC, Varsha practiced with a full-service global corporate immigration firm based in Houston, Texas.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Member (2015 – Present)
  • South Asian Bar Association Member (2019 – Present)


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2023 – Present)