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Vance Winningham

Immigration Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 57 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1966
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Vance

Learn Vance’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Congratulations on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Immigration Law for the last twenty-three years.

    51 years


Listed for 25 consecutive years in The Best Lawyers in America©. Has the highest possible rating (AV) for both legal ability and ethics from The Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory© past 30 plus consecutive years. Former President of American Immigration Lawyers Association's Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico Chapter.  Member of Founding Board of Trustees for the American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C. Founder of U.S. New and World Report's © Top Listed Immigration Law Firm, Winningham Stein & Basey. Reciepient of Oklahoma State University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award .


Winningham & Stein
50 Penn Tower 14th Floor
1900 N W Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK, 73118


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Posted by Sabrina | September 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Service
I was in a desperate situation and sought legal advice from Attorney Winningham. I was amazed how quick an arrangement was made for me in response to my last minute appeal for help. I found Attorney Winningham full of human compassion as he offered a free consultation due to my debilitating financial condition. I can tell with confidence that Attorney Winningham is very knowledgeable in his field, especially for my case related to student exchange visa. I am still very impressed on how prompt Attorney Winningham came up with a solution to my issue within few seconds. I also received a highly valuable tip that would enhance my chances to succeed in my next actions that was very unique of Attorney Winningham, which demonstrates his deep expertise in the field. I would definitely recommend Attorney Winningham to any client willing to win their case and acknowledge his wittiness and human sense.
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Posted by James | July 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Someone accused me of being an unlawful US resident during the course of a civil dispute. Vance Winningham checked my status and provided an affidavit to the court which stated that I have a green card and SS number without any restrictions. The civil court accepted the evidence without question.
Posted by Merry | May 17, 2014
He didn't fail me/ No me fallo
From the moment I went on line desperately looking for help for my immigration situation until I had my family reunited, Vance, and his office were there for me. From the first meeting I was treated with concern and understanding. I never felt alone during the process. Any time I had a question I knew that I could leave a message or email and Mira or Vance would get back to me. Anytime I had to turn in applications I was always given a thorough list of required documents. I was never worried that it would be incomplete because of their level of professionalism. In the past I have had some bad experiences with attorneys and really don't care or particularly trust them. I even expressed this sentiment to Vance the first time we met. I now can say that Vance Winningham is one attorney that I trust. He went out of his way to help me and my family for no reason other than he saw that a wrong had been done and he wished to fix it. I will never go to any one else for an immigration problem.
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Posted by Ivana | May 16, 2014
Outstanding Immigration Services
I am a legal Immigrant who hired Vance Winningham and his team to help me acquire residency in the United States. Vance and his staff are so professional and efficient, they made the process go very smoothly. After talking with Vance you immediately become aware of his integrity and commitment, and moreover his experience and dedication to his highly recommended immigration practice. His staff is always courteous and attentive, making me feel that I am the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality I was one of hundreds of clients. I feel their fees are very reasonable for the high quality of service received. My family greatly appreciates their help and will always recommend them for legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2014
waiver approved
My family and I do appreciate all your effort during my waiver case.exactly six months my waiver was approved and now having my visa. sooooo happy and cant wait to meet my family, its been ages.thanks so much Mr Winningham and team . i recommend Mr Winningham to you and all your immigration case
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2013
The best of the best when it comes to immigration related help. I recommend him strongly when you need help.
Vance is the best of the best when it comes to immigration law in the USA. I strongly recommend him when it comes to immigration related challenges. US immigration law is very complex. As a client you must obtain the best help you can get and Vance the best of the best. Vance does take care of his clients in the best possible manner.
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Posted by Kate | June 19, 2013
My husband and I deeply appreciate his help during a very difficult time of indeterminacy.
Mr. Winningham treated my case with respect and diligence. We sought his help, when the USCIS requested more evidence for our I-601 waiver application. With his help, our case was approved! My husband and I deeply appreciate his help during a very difficult time of indeterminacy. I highly recommend Mr. Winningham to you and your immigration case.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • E. Vance Winningham & Associates
  • 1966 - 2024


  • University of Oklahoma
  • Juris Doctor (Law)
  • 1966
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1963

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USCIS Administrative Appeal Office Decision - Norman Regional Hospital, Petitioner
  • decision which determined Foreign Medical Graduates are now considered as eligible for Second Preference Immigrant Classification.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Foundation
  • Member of Founding Board of Trustees
  • 1989 - 1991
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Former President - Texas - Oklahoma - New Mexico Chapter
  • 1989 - 1990
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Liaison with Oklahoma USCIS Office
  • 1988 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • A Best Immigration Lawyer in America yearly since 1991
  • U.S. News and World Reports
  • 2019
  • 2017 Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumni
  • Oklahoma State University
  • 2017
  • Immigration Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator for Multiple Immigration Seminars for Oklahoma Lawyers
  • U. S. Immigration Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Vance
Immigration Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Having worked for this good man for almost three years and known him for over 40, I can say without any hesitation that I believe Vance Winningham is without peer in the area of immigration law. His unchallenged expertise and immense level of knowledge after over 50 years of practice in this field makes him the king of the hill and "the" attorney to see if you or your loved one has an immigration problem that needs the hands of a true expert. However, in addition to all of those incredible skills, Vance is one of those people that creates an indelible impression on you, not only for his intelligence and dedication to doing an excellent job for his clients, but because his compassionate nature and great sense of humor makes him a real pleasure to be with. Simply put- if you need an immigration attorney, this is the man to see!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When my clients moved to OK, Vance and his firm picked up the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. Nice work!"
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