Welcome to my website! And thank you for your interest in the legal services my firm provides. A little background about myself:
I’ve been practicing employment-based immigration and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1999, and have in depth experience in non-immigrant visa processing (H-1B professional workers, L-1 intracompany transferees, TN, O visas for artists and entertainers, etc.), and permanent residence through PERM/Labor Certification, as well as Multinational Managers, Outstanding Professors/Researchers and National Interest Waivers. My firm also provide our clients services with I-9 compliance, including self-audits and responding to audits by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In addition to practicing immigration law, I am an advocate for employment-based immigration reform, an AILA National Spokesperson and Member of the Media Advocacy Committee, and a frequently invited speaker on topics related to employment-based immigration.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and continued on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, graduating in 1999. During law school, I competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court of the American Arbitration Association, held in Vienna, Austria which laid the foundation for my interest in international law, and ultimately, immigration law.
Admitted to practice:
Texas-Licensed since 2006 #24052688
Missouri-Licensed since 1999 #48887
Kansas-Licensed since 2000 #19738 (inactive status)
Federal Court Admittance: Western District of Missouri
American Immigration Lawyers Association/AILA since 1999
AILA Federal Court Litigation Section since
Federal Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association, 2016-2017 Secretary – Immigration & Nationality Section
Texas State Bar Association, 2015 Vice President, Employment-Based Issues – Immigration & Nationality Section
Dallas Bar Association Section Member: Labor & Employment Law, Corporate Counsel, Sports & Entertainment
Speaking Engagements and Committee Work
AILA National Media Advocacy Committee, National Spokesperson 2016-2017
AILA National 2015-2016 Membership Committee