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Daniel Mark Kowalski

Immigration Attorney at Austin, TX

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 13 years
    Washington - WA 23 years
    Colorado - CO 39 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Voluntary Resignation No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1985
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Full service, though focused on appellate work and deportation defense / removal resistance. Editor-in-Chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin; Online Editor of Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition,

    39 years

Born Denver, Colorado. University of Texas at Austin (B.A., with high honors, 1977, major: Spanish). Phi Beta Kappa (1978). St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas) School of Law (J.D., 1984). Editor-in-Chief, Bender's Immigration Bulletin; Editor, Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition (LexisNexis Matthew Bender). Past Member, Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association. Past Chapter Chair, Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Admitted to practice: Colorado, Washington, United States Supreme Court, U. S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits, United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the Western District of Washington, and the Western District of Texas . Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (1998). Pro Bono Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association (1993). Special President's Award, Denver Bar Association (1988). Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1997-2007). Language: Spanish. Online editor, Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition.


The Fowler Law Firm
919 Congress Avenue.
Suite 900
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Poor communication and baffling instructions
My advice: look elsewhere for your needs as this firm's public representsrives are condescending, seemingly succeptible to mass hysteria and provide instructions that are truly baffling. I can't speak with regards to their legal services, my experience with this firm does allow me to speak to the overall professionalism and decorum of their firm. My wife and I had an appointment with Daniel M. Kowalski at the centennial office in order to review and ask questions about her immigration case. We were quoted an hourly rate to talk to Mr. Kowalski in person so that he could review our documents and provide feedback/guidance. However, the morning of the appointment we received a call stating that due to a fear of coronovirus (Colorado only has 16 cases as of this writing) they would no longer be conducting in-person meetings. However, they were charging the same rate and has these additional stipulations: 1) We could try asking the attorney for a video conference but it would be up to him to decide during the call if he wanted it 2) they wanted us to go to the office and drop off the documents, then leave and speak with the attorney on the phone while at the car I wasn't sure how to react to such stipulations since they didn't make much sense. I understand that the entire world is freaking out about COVID-19 but asking clients to go to their office and then walk out to talk to the attorney while at the parking lot seemed both demeaning and highly irrational. When I tried asking their front office about this, I was told-in a truly condescending tone- that I didn't seem to understand that there was a virus as if I wasn't aware of what's literally the biggest news in the world. After that conversation, we felt this firm cares more about churn than actually having a personal relationship with their clients. We wanted someone to review our documents and guide us and not give us convoluted instructions and change our appointment last minute.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Matter of Sanchez-Avila
  • Successfully reversed INS "repulsion" policy
  • Hassan v. INS
  • JRAD validity upheld; discretionary relief denied

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Endorse Daniel
Immigration Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kowalski is one of the most well-known and highly respected immigration attorneys. In addition to being a very successful practitioner, Mr. Kowalski has been writing very informative in-depth articles about different aspects of immigration law for many years. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan Kowalski is a tireless and extraordinarily effective advocate for his clients. I've worked with him on several matters and have known him for more than a decade, and he's the person to whom I turn when I want accurate information on any complex immigration issue."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Friend
"Dan Kowalski is trustworthy and fantastic! I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel Mark Kowalski is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan Kowalski has an excellent reputation. He is known for first rate legal work and the highest ethical standards. I highly recommend Mr Kowalski to anyone seeking an immigration lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Kowalski is a legend in the making! You will not find a more experienced and capable immigration attorney in the Central U.S. Moreover, there are few immigration attorneys in America with the presence and topical knowledge of Mr. Kowalski. Would I send our clients with immigration concerns to any other specialist such as Dan? I don't think so. He is the "Gold Standard.""
Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Kowalski is a great lawyer, especially when it comes to complex issues involving removal. He's amazingly resourceful, which perhaps is why he's the Editor for Bender's. I wouldn't hesitate to ask his advice and then follow it without hesitation. What's more, Dan has soul and compassion. And his his line of work, it really makes a difference."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has a vast aray of knoweldge in immigration law and is widely respected for his advocacy. You will not go wrong in deciding to work with Dan."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an extraordinarily talented immigration attorney. Lexis chose him to edit the Immigration Bulletin, which is quite an honor. He has won many well deserved accolades from those in the profession. His exploits and experiences over the years demonstrate to me that he is extremely capable and a tremendous advocate to the Texas Immigration Bar and those that can hire him."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the great pleasure to work for Dan. He is a great mentor and extremely knowledgeable immigration attorney. Hands down, one of the best in Texas. I endorse him without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Daniel is one of the best removal defense attorneys in the country, though he's currently focusing more on his editorial pursuits now. He was a great boss to work for, and a great colleague to know in subsequent years."
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Austin Immigration Lawyer Daniel Mark Kowalski
Daniel Mark Kowalski
Immigration Attorney
Austin, TX