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I have practiced immigration law since 1993 and  have   processed hundreds of  H1B, L1, E2, O1 and other temporary visas, J-1 two year foreign residency waiver applications for physicians, and permanent residence applications based upon labor certification, extraordinary ability aliens, national interest waivers, outstanding researchers, and multinational managers and executives.  I also represent clients in family-based immigration cases.  I enjoy speaking to various groups and organizations on issues of immigration. I have published numerous articles on immigration and has authored a well-received book entitled “The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to U.S. Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.”  To keep my clients well-informed about changing immigration laws that affect their businesses and livelihood, I conduct periodic seminars and teleseminars and publish a free monthly newsletter.


Although I  live in Dallas, Texas, I  provide immigration services nationwide. 


I'm married with three children.  I love to travel and have visited five continents - Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America of course!  


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Shawn D. Meade

    Ann is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. She is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend him.


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    Ann Massey Badmus, has been practicing immigration law for over 20 years. She is very knowledgeable and highly skilled in immigration laws. I highly recommend Attorney Badmus.


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Contact info

Cowles & Thompson, A Professional Corporation

901 Main Street
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX, 75202


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199901/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Minority Business OwnerDallas Business Journal2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBadmus Law Firm1993 - Present
AssociateAshby & Geddes1989 - 1993
EngineerDelmarva Power & Light Co.1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Collin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
J. L. Turner Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Attorneys Serving the CommunityMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Getahun v. OCAHOJudgment for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of DelawareMechanical EngineeringBME (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering)1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarE-Verify Do's and Don'ts2008
SeminarLawful Immigration Forum for Businesses2008
Employment & Labor Law Check-up ConferenceI-9 Rules and Social Security No-Match Letters2008
Citizenship Information MeetingHow To Choose An Immigration Attorney2008
WebinarI-9 Compliance Webinar for Employers2007
MeetingImmigration for the Construction Industry2007
MeetingImmigration for the Construction Industry2007
Continuing Legal EducationImmigration Law: Latest Compliance Issues and Strategies for Corporate Counsel2007
Continuing Legal EducationImmigration and Healthcare Hiring2007
Continuing Legal EducationCritical Immigration Issues for Business2007
Continuing Legal EducationCritical Immigration Issues for Business2007
ConferenceResearchers and Professors Expert Panelist2007
ConferenceHuman Rights and Immigration Panelist2007
TeleseminarStrategies for Success: How to Win the Race to Secure H-1B Visas2006
SeminarLife after Residency — Immigration2006
MeetingImmigration Issues in Family Law2006
Continuing Legal EducationImmigration Issues in Construction Law — Building Workable Solutions2006
Continuing Legal EducationProtecting your Practice: Immigration Pitfalls to Avoid2006
SeminarVisa Options for Foreign Students2005
SeminarH-1B and Employer Obligations2005
Regional Student ConferenceImmigration for Foreign Students2005
National ConferenceEthical Issues in Immigration Law2005
Bench and Bar ConferenceEthical Issues in Immigration Law2004
Continuing Legal EducationNuts&Bolts of Immigration1999