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Joseph B. Demott

Joseph B. Demott

also known as Joe De Mott, Joseph B. De Mott

About me

Joe obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He was licensed to practice law on January 5, 1976, and was certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in December 1981. Joe is the founding partner of the law firm. Over his career Joe has helped many thousands of immigrants with all aspects of Immigration Law including deportation hearings, employment and family based immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas, citizenship, asylum, labor certifications, bonds, paroles, removal of conditions,  etc.

Joe is licensed in Texas State Court and in Federal Court. Joe is a Member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association and is frequently asked to speak at their national convention and at their nationally broadcast teleconferences and internet seminars. Joe is a charter member of the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section and served as the section’s first Vice President for Family Based Immigration Law. Joe wrote a bi-weekly column on Immigration Law for San Antonio’s Spanish/English newspaper, La Prensa. Joe is fluent in Spanish and also speaks some Italian, French, and German. He does many of the law firms client consultations and draws on his years of experience to find a winning strategy for clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    40 years, 13 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz, LLP

8930 Fourwinds Drive Suite 106
San Antonio, TX, 78239


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197601/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Immigration Litigation Department (DMCA)Texas Lawyer Magazine2013
Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerDe Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz, LLP2001 - Present
Founding PartnerJoseph B. De Mott & Associates, LLP1981 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionExecutive Council2012 - 2014
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionCharter Member2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1976 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
La PrensaEs posible que tenga que quedarse en Mexico2012
La PrensaAbrogado, he sido victima de un crimen2012
La Prensa"Inmigracion ha puesto un 'detainer' contra mi marido"2012
La PrensaRegular column in La Prensa - 2007-20122011
La PrensaPuede continuar con la aplicacion aunque se murio su padre2011
La Prensa"Tiene que esperar un cambio en la ley"2011
La Prensa"Mejor por el agua que por mentiras"2011
La PrensaEn la ley de inmigracion no hay nada mas fuerte que un matrimonio con un ciudadano2010
La Prensa"Dice que si no voy hacer todo lo que ella quiere me va deportar"2010
La Prensa"Abrogado, he sido abusada por mi esposo indocumentado."2010
La Prensa"Mi esposo no quiere renovar mi tarjeta de residencia"2009
San Antonio Express NewsQuote in article "New Americans find Success"2009
La Prensa"Estoy preso por posesion de drogas"2009
La Prensa"No puedo escribir ni en espanol"2009
La PrensaYo cruce con visa del rio2008
La PrensaNo es crimen 'manejar moreno'2008
La Prensa'Yo dije la verdad'2008
La PrensaEl proceso de inmigarar a los Estados Unidos2007
La PrensaYo cruce solamente con la ayuda de Dios2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Table Talk with Congressman Lloyd DoggettImmigration2013
Radio InterviewMarrying an Immigrant--Affidavits of Support2013
Radio InterviewTexas Divorce & Immigration2013
Professional Development for TeachersImmigration Writing Contest: "Why I am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants."2013
People's Law SchoolCitizenship2013
Naturalization CeremonyCitizenship2013
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteThe Role of the Immigration Advocate and Client Interviewing Skills2013
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteOverview of Immigration Law2013
KENS 5 InterviewAmnesty and the Value of U.S. Citizenship2012
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteThe Role of the Immigration Advocate and Client Interviewing Skills2012
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteOverview of Immigration Law2012
Church Service SpeakerImmigration as a Moral Issue2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association Teleconference WebinarABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: Family-Based Immigration2012
18th Annual People’s Law SchoolCitizenship2012
People's Law SchoolBeing Knowledgeable About Citizenship2011
KTSA Radio show with Chadd BensonImmigration Law2011
Immigration Law PanelImmigration Law2011
"Immigration Issues in Texas and the United States"Moderator--"The Great Debate"2011
State Bar of Texas Annual MeetingFAMILY: KEEPING THE FAMILY TOGETHER2010
People's Law SchoolBeing Knowledgeable about Citizenship2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceFamily-Based Immigration: How It Works2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceNon Employment-Based Immigrant Visas2006