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Mr. Rios practices in the Immigration and International Trade Law area focusing on immigration strategies for multinational companies, healthcare, research, and academic institutions, as well as sports and entertainment agencies seeking to transfer key personnel to the U.S.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
  2. International Law: 5%

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Contact info

Cox Smith Matthews, Incorporated

221 North Kansas
Suite 2000
El Paso, TX, 79901-1472


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who - International Corporate ImmigrationWho's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2010
Best Lawyer, Immigration and International Trade 2011Best Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers for 2010Best Lawyers in America2009
Hero AwardBoys & Girls Club of El Paso2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas ChapterDepartment of Homeland Security Liaison2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Executive CommitteeTreasurer2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association National Healthcare Workers CommitteeMember2008 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCustoms and Border Protection Liaison2006 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas State Bar Association Asian Pacific Interst'sLegal Issues of the Workforce in the New Economy2009
Brown McCarroll Healthcare SeminarHealthcare Workers and Immigration Law2009
Austin Bar Association Health LawHealthcare Workers and Immigration Law2009
AILA Texas Chapter Spring ConferenceCurrent Department of State Issues2009
AILA Annual ConferenceConsular Processing Interviews: The Closest You Might Ever Get to the Inside of a Consulate2009
Texas State Bar Association Dallas ChapterHealthcare Workers and Immigration Law2008
Texas Bar Association Minority CouncilCounsulate Processing2008
Lorman SeminarEmployer Santions and I-9 Compliance2008
AILA Texas Chapter Spring ConferenceNonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Waiver Processing2008
AILA Spring CLECurrent Department of State Issues2008
AILA Fall CLEConsular Processing2008
AILA AnnualConsular Processing and Admissions Issues2008
Texas State Bar AssociationLabor and Employment Law2007
El Paso Bar AssociationEmployer Santions and I-9 Compliance2007
Council on Education in ManagementConsular Processing2007
AILA Web SeminarAdvanced Issues in Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing2007
AILA Spring CLE ConferenceDoes CBP Know Your Client2007
AILA Southern California MeetingNIV TCN Processing in Mexico2007
AILA New York Chapter Corporate Practice CommitteeConsular Processing2007
AILA Fundementals of Immigration LawAdjustment of Status and Consular Processing2007
AILA Fall CLE ConferenceConsular Applications & Admissions to the U.S.2007
AILA Annual ConferenceConsular Processing2007