Ruth Lozano McChesney, born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States as a child when her father took a position as a medical doctor with a Texas hospital. She was raised in a Spanish speaking home and has resided in San Antonio since 1994. She has practiced with the firm since 1998 and has managed it since 2000.
Ms. Lozano McChesney has extensive experience in all facets of immigration and nationality law. Primarily focusing in business immigration matters, she represents, advises and provides legal strategy to companies ranging from Fortune 150 to small local businesses in various industries such as healthcare, restaurant, petroleum, construction, research, religion, technology, and education. Providing comprehensive legal representation for over a decade, she has obtained temporary work visas (E1, E2, E3, H-1Bs, H-2As, H-2Bs, L-1As, L-1Bs, Os, Ps, Qs, R-1s, TNs) and lawful permanent residency (EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4, EB5) for individuals and their families, and has provided corporate counsel on issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions to Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) I-9 and employer compliance audits. Ms. Lozano McChesney has cultivated expertise in advising foreign national investors and U.S. corporations in all areas including the establishment of EB-5 regional centers.
She has successfully represented clients in an array of professions including researchers, professors, international executives and managers, investors, engineers, IT professionals, accountants, priests, Hebrew instructors, national security experts, medical doctors, nurses, physical therapists, Olympic athletes, circus performers, construction workers, airplane mechanics, landscapers, and chefs.
Ms. Lozano McChesney obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso and earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law. Licensed to practice in Texas, she is a member of the State Bar, charter member of its Immigration and Nationality Section, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Lozano McChesney is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Additionally, she is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (San Antonio, Austin, Houston, The Woodlands). She has been published in professional journals, has been an invited speaker at Continuing Legal Education conferences and an invited speaker at universities.
She is currently on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance, is a Member of the Latin America & Caribbean Committee of the FTA, is on the Immigration Legislation Sub-Committee of the Texas Chapter of AILA, and is the elected Vice President of Employment Based Immigration of the State Bar of Texas Immigration Section. She served as the Liaison to the Texas Workforce Commission for the Texas Chapter of AILA in 2004, and as co-liaison in 2005.