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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

Contact info

De Mott, McChesney, Curtright, & Armendariz, LLP

800 Dolorosa, Ste. 100
San Antonio, TX, 78207

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    3 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Amber Lea Weeks

    Lance Curtright is an outstanding attorney who is at the forefront of deportation defense in Texas and the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Curtright presented on a panel with me at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) national conference, and I was impressed by his comprehensive knowledge and experience in deportation defense. I highly recommend him.


    Amber Weeks Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amy J. Thomas

    I highly recommend Lance Curtright. He is a brilliant attorney who is passionate about advocating for his clients.


    Amy Thomas Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Litigation Department of the YearTexas Lawyer Magazine2013
Top LawyersS.A. Scene2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDe Mott, McChesney, Curtright, & Armendariz, LLP (DMCA)2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationICE liaison2011 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of CommerceN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerIMMIGRATION: Provisional Waivers2013
San Antonio Lawyer MagazineAn Immigration Lawyer's Call for Legislative Reform2013
Texas LawyerImmigration Prosecutorial Discretion2011
Texas LawyerPracticing Crimmigration Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DallasPoliticsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Lawyer Magazine InterviewLitigation2013
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteGrounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability2013
San Antonio Express News Article Interview"Lack of progress on deportation cases criticized"2012
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteProsecutorial Discretion2012
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteAffirmative Asylum Claims2012
ISAAC Summer Basic Immigration Law InstituteGrounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter ConferenceWhat’s Goin’ on Down at the Ranch: Local ICE Offices Updates2011
Legal Presentation“The Padilla Rule”2010
Legal Presentation“Padilla v. Kentucky, A New Obligation for Criminal Defense Attorneys”2010