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AV-rated, experienced immigration lawyer providing innovative immigration solutions to individuals in family-based immigration cases, and corporate clients and their employees in the oil & gas, engineering, healthcare, biomedical research, financial services, media, telecommunications, education, entertainment, information technology and industrial services industries.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Shawn D. Meade

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    Shawn Meade Immigration Attorney
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  • William D. Fong

    Mr. Ilagan is an excellent, very professional, diligent immigration attorney. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has handled extremely complex nonimmigrant and permanent residence petitions. I highly endorse Mr. Ilagan.


    William Fong Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

700 Milam Street
Suite 2700
Houston, TX, 77002-2845


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerThomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly2015
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas magazine2015
Houstonia Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerThomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly2014
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerThomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly2013
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2013
Houstonia Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerThomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly2012
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2010
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly and Law & Politics2010
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2009
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly and Law & Politics2009
Houston's Top Lawyers for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2008
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly and Law & Politics2008
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly and Law & Politics2005
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly and Law & Politics2004
President's Award, Outstanding Service, Co-ChairHouston Bar Association2004
Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce TexasPresident2015 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of HoustonBoard Member2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember - National Healthcare/Physicians Committee2014 - Present
Asian Chamber of CommerceMember, International Business Committee2014 - Present
Mayor's International Trade & Development Council - Asia & AustraliaMember2012 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1995 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce TexasLegal CounselN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals, Second Edition (AILA)Medical Technologist & Speech Pathologist Licensing Requirements2009
Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals (AILA)Speech Pathologist Licensing Requirements2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Vanderbilt UniversityFrench & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
13th Annual Conference on Immigration LawBeat the H-1B Cap2014
12th Annual Immigration Law CourseTemporary Non-immigrant Visas: Beyond the Basics2013
Texas Bar CLE - Immigration Law 101Temporary/Non-Immigrant Visas2011
Critical Updates for Immigration Law Practitioners (Houston, Texas)Employment Immigration Issues2008
15th Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program, Diversity Works! (Austin, Texas)Top 10 Issues in Labor & Employment Law2007
Immigration and Employment: Legal Aspects of Hiring Foreign Nationals (Houston, Texas)What Nonimmigrant Visas Are Available? & Key Facts to Know Regarding Immigrant Visas2006