Lance Curtright, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, has practiced immigration law since 2001. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Curtright has successfully represented hundreds of clients in deportation proceedings. His successes include the published decision Matter of Lamus, 25 I&N Dec. 61 (BIA 2009) (Immigration Judge may not deny a motion to reopen based solely upon the government's opposition). He has written articles about the applicability of the unlawful presence bar to immigrating to the United States and has spoken about immigration law related issues at immigration law conferences.
Mr. Curtright earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dallas (UD) in Politics. While at UD, he studied in Rome, Italy for a semester. He graduated from UD cum laude in 1998. After college, Mr. Curtright attended law school at the University of Nebraska. He was selected to be on the school's National Moot Court team. The team competed against teams from other law schools in mock appellate cases. They placed second in their region and were able to advance to the final national rounds. In law school, Mr. Curtright was selected to the "Order of Barristers" based upon his advocacy skills. He graduated from law school with distinction.
Mr. Curtright is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the San Antonio Bar Association.
Mr. Curtright is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Western District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas and all Texas State courts. He speaks Spanish.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2013 Litigation Department of the Year||Texas Lawyer Magazine||2013|
|Top Lawyers||S.A. Scene||2011|
|Partner||De Mott, McChesney, Curtright, & Armendariz, LLP (DMCA)||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||ICE liaison||2011 - Present|
|San Antonio Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||N/A||N/A|
|Amrollah v. Napolitano, 710 F.3d 568 (5th Cir. 2013)||Reversed and Remanded|
|Matter of Lamus-Pava, 25 I&N Dec. 61 (2009)||N/A|
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|Texas Lawyer||IMMIGRATION: Provisional Waivers||2013|
|San Antonio Lawyer Magazine||An Immigration Lawyer's Call for Legislative Reform||2013|
|Texas Lawyer||Immigration Prosecutorial Discretion||2011|
|Texas Lawyer||Practicing Crimmigration Law||2011|
|University of Dallas||Politics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|University of Nebraska College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Texas Lawyer Magazine Interview||Litigation||2013|
|ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law Institute||Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability||2013|
|San Antonio Express News Article Interview||"Lack of progress on deportation cases criticized"||2012|
|ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law Institute||Prosecutorial Discretion||2012|
|ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law Institute||Affirmative Asylum Claims||2012|
|ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law Institute||Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability||2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Conference||What’s Goin’ on Down at the Ranch: Local ICE Offices Updates||2011|
|Legal Presentation||“The Padilla Rule”||2010|
|Legal Presentation||“Padilla v. Kentucky, A New Obligation for Criminal Defense Attorneys”||2010|