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Roy K Petty

Immigration Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.7   28 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 9 years
    Texas - TX 19 years
    Arizona - AZ 32 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Roy Petty is in his 19th year of hosting "La Hora Legal" (Legal Hour), a Spanish language radio program advising immigrants on important issues in immigration and consumer rights. The program airs in the Dallas metroplex.


Roy has worked to stop those who illegally practice immigration law and have defrauded immigrants. He has obtained restitution for his clients from illegal immigration consultants and from unscrupulous lawyers.


Roy has testified in federal court as an expert witness in immigration matters on behalf of the Texas Attorney General and the Federal Public Defenders Office.


He has litigated complex immigration cases in federal court and the Courts of Appeals. Through his cases, the Dallas Immigration Office no longer may deny naturalization because of one or more DWI offenses.


With 26 years of experience, Roy Petty is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has litigated naturalization and citizenship cases in federal courts; and through his litigation, has overturned residency and naturalization denials.


Petty & Associates, PLLC
8700 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 101
Dallas, TX, 75247

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Posted by Mario Chavez | May 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend him
His office is busy but he always is available for us. My granddad and aunt were his clients. He worked my 2 year green card case. They mailed me a work permit and travel card, after I got the interview and the 2 year card came the week later. he did the paper work fast and everything happened like he said it was going to. We recommend him and will go back for the 10 year card.
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Posted by David Kuehner | April 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
Very good straight up with the situation.Nothing was hidden told me from the worse to greats on how my situation could go.He has been kind enough to patiently listen and provide his expert guidance.all due appreciation and gratitude for all what he did for my US Citizenship
Posted by Ryan | June 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
We urgently required a professional lawyer to help us with our investor visas as they are all expiring. We are grateful to have found Mr. Petty; with his knowledge and wisdom of this area, he negotiated our investor visas with excellent results. Mr Petty made changes to our subsidiary in Florida and reapplied the visas for us. Each one of us is thankful for his amazing pull off as we approached him in the eleventh hour and yet he managed to secure the interviews fast. At the embassy appointment, our visas got approved. Thank you Mr Petty for going the extra mile and burning midnight oil just to help us with this matter. Highly Recommended lawyer, professional and sincere with helping us; he took time to explain and answer all our questions. Thank you again!
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Posted by Robert | November 29, 2015
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I met Roy at his office in Medellin Colombia in March of 2015 to get my fiancée and her daughter into the United States. I shopped around and found that no other lawyer was as knowledgeable as him. We started with him in June. He did the paperwork himself and filed the documents fast. He told me we will get out interview in February but we finished it up Friday and they were approved. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2015
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He is the Best
He is the best. I highly recommend this attorney for help with any immigration case. I hired Mr. Petty to help with my husband's deportation case, and he won the case. I'm so grateful to him! He was very nice, very professional in his manners and very competent. He charged a reasonable amount of money for the case, about the same amount that three other lawyers wanted to charge me, After the trial the judge told Mr. Petty that he did a terrific job with the case. The judge admired his arguments. Mr. Petty argued with the government attorney, and the judge agreed with Mr. Petty on each point. After the trial was over and my husband was released, we hired him to help my brother in law immigrate from the Philippines. He gave us a discount in his price because we were returning clients. Again, he did a great job. He guided us through each step in the process, and the whole thing went very smoothly. His green card was approved, and it arrived earlier than we were told. I highly recommend Mr. Petty to everyone who needs immigration help.
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Posted by Lena | July 19, 2015
Todo el personal es muy amable y servicial
Conocí al Sr. Petty hace 8 años, cuando ayudó a mi mamá y papá a obtener la residencia. Él me dijo, en su momento, que yo no era elegible. Fui con otro abogado que me cobro muy caro y al final me dijo que tenía que esperar hasta que se produjera un cambio en la ley. Pagué miles de dólares para oír lo que el Sr. Petty ya me había dicho de forma gratuita. Hace cuatro años me robaron a mano armada en una gasolinera. El hombre me apuntó con una pistola y se llevó mi bolso y teléfono celular. Me acordé que el Sr. Petty dice en su programa de radio que las víctimas de delito pueden conseguir permisos de trabajo y tarjetas de residencia. Hablé con el Sr. Petty y él tomó mi caso y me dieron un permiso de trabajo por seis meses y el año pasado me dieron mi tarjeta de residencia. Todo el personal en su oficina es muy amable y servicial. Me gusta que el personal siempre me devuelve las llamadas y siempre puedo hablar con el Sr. Petty sin cobro adicional. Él tiene una excelente reputación por decir la verdad y luchar por sus clientes. Él no es un abogado que cobra y no da resultados, como otros abogados. Lo he recomendado con más de veinte personas y todos ellos han quedado satisfechos con su servicio. Recomiendo al Sr. Petty a todos los que necesiten ayuda con cuestiones de inmigración. Voy a requerir de sus servicios para tramitar mi ciudadanía cuando sea el momento.
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Posted by Martin | July 15, 2015
Thank you
mr.petty I forgot to say thank you for today. I didn't think the prosecutor was going to stop picking at me. you objected like 9 times until he gave up. thank you for everything you did for me in court today. it was by the grace of God and your hard work that the judge approved my waiver. you fought hard and convinced the judge. my wife and daughter cried when we got in the car to go home. I am so thankful that I met you and I still have a home to go to. I am your friend forever. Martin
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Posted by Brenda | July 14, 2015
the best and honest lawyer.
All my family has get legal document true Roy Kevin Petty. All the above is his job. he has a lots people working for him and that why he pay attention to every case. For me all the things that I have said are good. thanks God that we still have honest persons in this world. He really have compassion for others. I keep recommending him with every people that need ins documents. Some cases probably will take longer than others but he will tell you right away if possible or not he won't lie to you, he won't take your money just because. Thanks Roy Petty.
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Posted by Adolphus | July 14, 2015
Desde su primera conversación con Roy, que se convierten inmediatamente en conocimiento de su integridad y compromiso, y por otra parte, la pasión que emana de trabajo. Las llamadas telefónicas fueron contestadas de manera oportuna. Información que solicitó sobre el proceso fue remitido sin demora. Su genuina calidez y amabilidad que sea casi imposible no llegar a ser su amigo. Una vez que su caso ha sido resuelto, usted probablemente todavía va continuar con el conocimiento de Roy.
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Posted by Ajeet | June 5, 2015
the lawyer is good
Mr Roy in two months helped me get my e2 visa and visas for my wife and the kids, I have a well situated gas station with a stable flow of customers and good location. he doesn't charge too much and is the first honest lawyer i have met, he will tell you like it is and he wont try to take your money, i dealt with another lawyer for 8 months who has really big problems now and Mr Roy did all the documents for me in 2 months.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2015
Es bien conocido por todos los jueces de inmigración
Acababa de archivado para mi tarjeta verde de nuevo en enero con el y yo tengo mi tarjeta de residencia en los tres meses sin ningún problema en absoluto. Estoy muy contento con los servicios que ellos me habían proporcionado.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2015
Thank you for supporting me and paying for me
Thank you for freeing me from my manipulative and controlling husband.I dont have any money and was afraid he was going to kill me when he was on a drunk. I heard Mr. Petty helps people even if they dont have money. Mr. Petty and his wife freed me from my husband and paid for my ticket to California and for my motel. I've been free of my tormentor for 2 months. Mrs. Petty went with me to the police and convinced the policeman to sign the papers letting me to get a U visa. It takes a year and I hope I will get the visa. Even if I don't I am grateful I have daca and for Mr. Petty and his wife. I have no money to pay them and I pray that God will bless them.
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Posted by jefftipton512 | April 17, 2015
2 phones calls is all it took
the immigration service is screwed and backward. my wife is clean and i went to the irs office to get the forms and filled them out to bring here from ireland. I wanted my baby born her so after 8 months of hearing nothing and not getting any answers from immigration i went and got her. i get to Newark and a rude security office with a badge and no brains deported her. i hired the man and he made 2 calls and got the deportation taken back. my wife go her on the last day the doctor let her travel and my son was born here. it all should be easier if you are an American but hire him and he will get the job done fast
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
He is the reason I am able to live my life fully as a mother
Roy Kevin Petty was and remains the reason I am able to live my life fully as a mother and a single one at that. My marriage was difficult and the details were painful. My parents brought me illegally to this country when I was a baby and left me with my aunt. I was arrested and ice took me and Roy convinced the lieutenant to release me. Roy kept me grounded, focused and determined as a human being, which gave me the confidence boost I needed to move on. This confidence is why I am the best mother possible. I am thankful and grateful to him because my ex tried to have me deported. I am in a good place to parent my child, which never would have happened with another lawyer. He made the experience that much more human. I will always refer him to others.
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Posted by Omar | February 5, 2015
Best attorney in my 20 years of dealing with US immigration
Roy is not just a great attorney with great results, but he is also a compassionate and caring human being. I had a complex "Writ of Mandamus" case and had talked to 5 other top-rated DFW area immigration attorneys. Other (top-rated) attorneys either didn't have enough knowledge of the law, or were chickened-out to take on a case against US DOS. Roy took on the challenge, treated me with utmost respect, spent as much time as needed during our face to face meetings and then kept me in the loop via emails. When I asked a question or had an update, he replied to me personally within a day or so. The whole experience of working with him was like working with an old friend... Thanks! Roy
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Posted by VIANEY | January 8, 2015
Posted by Cristian | May 18, 2014
My company is very satisfied
the lawyer will meet with you on saturday and sunday if you ask. ask for vicky to see him faster. our employees use him and he gets them documents to work.
Posted by Aquivaldo | May 4, 2014
Hes helped our community for 20 years
I came to the United States in 1992 with my mom and dad and got our status and citizenship with the help of Roy Petty.We have seen his law firm grow and I am impressed that he has not forgotten us since he has thousands of clieents. He treats me like his brother and treats my parents like they are his parents. He will tell you the truth even if you dont want to hear it.
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Posted by Leslie | March 24, 2014
Good Attorney
My husband and me talked with 4 lawyers that I couldn t fix his papers cuz he was deported several times. Mr Pety told us there was a way to get him a a permission to work and that in a few years he could get citizenship. I went back to one of the lawyers who has a big law firm and told him what Pety said cuz i wasnt sure since so many lawyers told me nothing could be done. that lawyer said Pety was a good lawyer so i went back to him. he got the permission and a driver license. i hope in a few years he can get his citizenship.
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Posted by Andres | November 24, 2013
Mr. Petty is a Miracle Worker
Other lawyers told me that my dad never will come back to the US. Thank you for doing a miracle. He got back Tuesday after being deported 2 years ago. I hired Mr. Petty last year. Mom and I are very happy that my dad got his resident visa. He was deported for something he did many years ago and paid for with time in jail.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Roy Petty & Associates, PLLC
  • 1991 - Present


  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rangel v. Barrows, No. 4:07–cv–279, 2008 WL 4441974 (E.D.Tex. Sep.25, 2008)
  • Granted


  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A

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Immigration Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roy Petty thinks outside of the box to find the best possible results for his clients. He is detailed, tenacious and creative, bringing a unique perspective to every case and formulating practical legal strategies for every client, regardless of the circumstances. I highly recommend this attorney."

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Dallas Immigration Lawyer Roy K Petty
Roy K Petty
Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 32 years