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Dustin O'Quinn counsels individuals, families, and corporations on a full range of immigration issues, including I-9 compliance and audits. Mr. O'Quinn also has significant experience in Outer Continental Shelf issues, Permanent Labor Certification Applications, H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visas, as well as uncommon visas, including investor visas and extraordinary-ability visas.


Mr. O'Quinn is fluent in both English and Spanish, thus allowing him to serve a wide array of clients.  He has experience with DACA, Citizenship, Birth certificates, green cards, and deportation matters. 


Mr. O'Quinn previously managed the Immigration Practice at an interntional full-service law firm, and honed his legal skills as an Immigration Attorney at two leading internatonal Immigration law firms.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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Lane Powell PC

1420 5th Ave.
Suite 4200
Seattle, WA, 98111


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2016
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2015
Associates to WatchChambers USA2015
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
Associates to WatchChambers USA2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2016 - Present
AttorneyThe Dustin O'Quinn Law Firm2015 - 2016
Senior AssociateBerry Appleman & Leiden, LLP2014 - 2015
Of CounselGardere Wynne Sewell2012 - 2014
AssociateBerry Appleman & Leiden, LLP2010 - 2012
AssociateFosterQuan, LLP2008 - 2010
AssociateDeMott, McChesney, Curtwright, Armendariz & Associates, LLP2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Equality TexasBoard Member2016 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationEnergy Counsel Committee2015 - 2016
Houston Metropolitan Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors; Chair of Emerging Leaders Council2015 - 2016
Houston Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)Co-chair, Fall Conference2013 - 2013
State Bar of TexasVP Employment-based Issues Immig. Section2013 - 2014
Human Rights InitiativeBoard of Directors2013 - 2016
J.L. Turner Legal AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)Co-chair - Dallas Section2012 - 2013
State Bar of TexasVP Conference and Publications - Immig. Section2012 - 2013
Business Council for the Arts - Leadership Arts InstituteClass Member 2012 - 20132012 - 2013
Dallas Regional ChamberMember2012 - 2014
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMember2010 - 2014
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Form & Fundamentals (AILA 2012-2013)Completing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization2013
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesHomeland Security Dangers During Mergers and Acquisitions2013
Texas LawyerWorkplace Enforcement at Every Turn2012
Texas LawyerKnow the Procedural Ins and Outs to Avoid Immigration Pitfalls2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Texas System, AustinPhilosophy/SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA Fall ConferencePERM Recruitment, Audits & Updates2015
Texas Chapter Spring ConferenceAdvanced Strategies to H-1B Alternatives2014
SBOT Special Web SessionLGBT Immigration and Asylum: What Has Changed After the Fall of DOMA2014
AILA Fall ConferenceH-1B Medical: Doctors, Nurses & Healthcare Professionals2014
Texas Chapter Fall Conferencepdates on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals & the Defense of Marriage Act2013
Road Dog Trucking Radio News ProgramIncreased Green Card Sponsorship for Employees in the Trucking Industry2013
Public event held at Texas Wesleyan University School of LawEmployment-Based Immigration: Can Our Immigration Policy Foster Business?2013
MeetingThe Immigration Impact of Windsor and the Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act2013
District FairDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals & Immigration Options for Students2013
Texas Chapter Fall ConferencePERM Labor Certifications - Preference Categories, Process and Recruitment2012
National Annual ConferencePERM Labor Certifications—Laying the PERM Foundation2012
MeetingImmigration Practice Dos and Don'ts2012
Annual ConferenceImmigration Options for Students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
Annual ConferenceThe DREAM Act Policy and Immigration Options for Students2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Spring ConferencePERM Labor Certification2011
AILA Texas New Mexico Oklahoma Chapter Fall ConferenceEmployment Visa Updates2011