Joe obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He was licensed to practice law on January 5, 1976, and was certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in December 1981. Joe is the founding partner of the law firm. Over his career Joe has helped many thousands of immigrants with all aspects of Immigration Law including deportation hearings, employment and family based immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas, citizenship, asylum, labor certifications, bonds, paroles, removal of conditions, etc., etc.
Joe is licensed in Texas State Court and in Federal Court. Joe is a Member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association and is frequently asked to speak at their national convention and at their nationally broadcast teleconferences and internet seminars. Joe is a charter member of the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section and served as the section’s first Vice President for Family Based Immigration Law. Joe writes a bi-weekly column on Immigration Law for San Antonio’s Spanish/English newspaper, La Prensa. Joe is fluent in Spanish and also speaks some Italian, French, and German. He does many of the law firms client consultations and draws on his years of experience to find a winning strategy for clients.