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Joseph Reina

Joseph Reina

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Joe is an avid technical and trimix SCUBA diver, a Professional Divemaster, and a Licensed Pilot.  His marine photography appears at http://www.fluctuat-nec-mergitur.com/

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Languages Spoken: English, French, Italian, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Immigration: 100%
    28 years

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Fixed (Always)

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Contact Info

Joseph Reina

1140 Empire Central Drive, Floor 3
Suite #300
Dallas, TX, 75247

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 198907/18/2014
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198705/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerN/AN/A
The Texas LawyerThe Texas LawyerN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
President, Managing PartnerReina & Bates1991 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChairman2005 - 2006
Consulate of MexicoCounsel2005 - 2006
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationChairman2003 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Liaison Committee2003 - 2004
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Matter of Deanda-Romo, 23 I&N Dec. 597 (BIA 2003)Successful outcome
Matter of Quilantan, 25 I&N Dec. 285 (BIA 2010)Successful outcome

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Law Practice, 103 (2011).Waivers of Misrepresentation or Fraud in Procuring Visa or Entry2011
14 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin 672Coming to America: The “Immigration Dartboard” A Graphic Presentation of Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Avenues into the United States2009
AILA Texas Chapter Winter ConferenceTo Your License - Hang on For Dear Life: Zealous Representation Before an Increasingly Hostile Agency2009
Advanced Removal Issues: Dealing with the Thorny Problems, AILA Texas Chapter Winter Conference, (Nov. 2009).Advanced Removal Issues: Dealing with the Thorny Problems, AILA Texas Chapter Winter Conference, (Nov. 2009).2009
34th Annual Criminal Law Course and Criminal Law Boot CampImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, State Bar of Texas2008
State Bar of Texas Immigration Law InstituteBecoming a Permanent Resident of the United States: Consular Processing vs. Adjustment of Status2008
34th Annual Criminal Law Course and Criminal Law Boot CampImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, State Bar of Texas2008
Advanced Family Law Seminar and Boot CampDivorce in the Immigration Context2008
AILA Texas Chapter Winter ConferenceWaivers in Removal Proceedings, Fighting the Decline of Discretion2003
27th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law"Hyperequities" II: The Removal Case in Detention2003
Bender's Immigration BulletinCancellation of Removal After Matter of Jean2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Georgetown UniversityN/AB.S.F.S.1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AILA 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCEAggravated Felonies: Holding the Government to Its Burden2012
CLEFundamentals of Immigration LawN/A