Harry James 'Harry' Joe

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  • Partner at JMA Firm, PLLC (3 Attorneys)
  • 12655 N. Central Expressway, Suite 275, Dallas, TX 75243
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Harry’s clients benefit from his more than forty years of experience in immigration and nationality law. For corporate clients, Harry provides support and advice in nonimmigrant visa matters, permanent residence filings, immigration-related corporate compliance issues, due diligence review, and immigration program development. Harry also represents employers in Worksite Enforcement proceedings under the IRCA, and in litigation in the United States Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal District Courts and Court of Appeals. In addition, he appears before the United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs and at U.S. Consuls around the world, and the United States Department of Labor and its Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. Harry also brings to bear his considerable experience in assisting US citizen and permanent resident clients seeking to file petitions on behalf of family members.

Awards and Recognition

Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Harry has been recognized among the top immigration practitioners in the United States.

• AV Preeminent rated, Martindale Hubbell
• Best Lawyers in America
• Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly
• International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
• Chambers USA
• Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific Bar Association in recognition of his impressive work in the immigration field.

Education and Admissions

Harry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and his juris doctorate degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Memberships and Community Involvement

Harry is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He previously served as the Texas Chapter Chair, served as a Member of the National Board of Governors, and held National Office within the organization. Harry served as an Adjunct Instructor of Law at SMU School of Law from 1982-1994. He is member of the American Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Asian American Bar Association (President, 1999); National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; and serves on the planning committee of the University of Texas School of Law Annual Symposium on Immigration and Nationality Law.

Harry is also a frequent speaker on immigration-related matters at industry conferences.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Immigration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
855-739-4082  Phone
214-498-2146  Phone
University Attended:
University of North Texas, B.A., Director, University of North Texas Foundation, Inc.; Past President, UNT Alumni Association, 1970
Law School Attended:
Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1978, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1977, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1975, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court

bar & professional association memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Dallas Asian American Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1980. Best Lawyers in America, 20+ years. Texas Super Lawyer AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine

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Reported Cases:
Case History: Motamedi v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 713 F.2d 575 (10th Cir. 1983); Osuchukwu v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 744 F.2d 1136 (5th Cir. 1984); Said v. Gonzales, 488 F.3d 668 (5th Cir. 2007)

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