Immigration law is Federal law and is therefore the same in all 50 states. Thus, the location of your attorney is not necessarily of great importance in many cases
You can hire an immigration attorney licensed in any state to handle an immigration case in another state. For example, a Florida licensed immigration attorney can represent clients who reside in California before USCIS in California. I represent clients all over the country, initially conversing with my clients via telephone, Skype and email, and then flying in to attend the client's interview/hearing.
Some immigration attorneys do not like to travel so be sure to ask any attorney that you consult with how this issue will be addressed.
Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Devore Law Group, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: (561) 478-5353
Facsimile: (561) 478-2144
Immigration law being Federal means attorneys can practice anywhere in the country, so yes you can hire a lawyer from Texas. It is up to the attorney to determine whether they will travel to interview, if they are paid for time and expense , they likely will
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Why would you want to hire a lawyer in Texas when the interview will be in California?
Of course, you could pay the lawyer in Texas his fees and travel expenses to come to California or he could retain local counsel. This is often done but is not cost effective. Lawyers usually expect to be paid their hourly rate (or fixed fee) for the time they are away from their office and all their travel expenses.
However, if you dont already have an immigration case being handled by the lawyer in Texas you would be far better off with a competent lawyer who is familiar with the local procedures and staff of the CIS field office where you and your wife will be interviewed.
You can hire anyone you want but I can tell you that normally hiring a lawyer out of town is not the best move since they do not know the area etc... Also, the cost is higher when the lawyer has to travel. I do go to interview in California and Arizona but that's as far as I travel. There are plenty of good lawyers in LA, I would suggest speaking with one.