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Gary ILAGAN

Board Certified Immigration Lawyer representing companies, investors & families
  • Immigration Law
  • Texas
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AV-rated, Board Certified, experienced immigration lawyer providing innovative solutions to companies of all sizes and their employees in the healthcare, oil & gas services, engineering, biomedical research, financial services, media, telecommunications, education, entertainment, information technology, industrial services and other industries. Strong emphasis on hospitals, healthcare systems, assisted living centers, home health companies, foreign healthcare recruiters, and their employees, including Physicians, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Medical Technologists. Handle Form I-9 Audits. Represent foreign investors as well as individuals in family-based immigration, Naturalization and complex U.S. citizenship cases.

Education
Texas Tech University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Vanderbilt University
B.A. (1992) | French & Political Science
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Professional Experience
Partner
FONG ILAGAN, LLP
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Shareholder
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
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Principal
Ilagan & Associates, P.C.
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Certifications
Immigration and Nationality Law (since 2000)
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Awards
Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law (Texas)
Best Lawyers in America
Honored to be recognized by my peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Immigration Law.
Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law (Texas)
Best Lawyers in America
Honored to be recognized by my peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Immigration Law.
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Honored to be recognized by my peers for excellence in the practice of immigration law.
Houston's Top Lawyers
Houstonia
Honored to be recognized by a survey of Houston's attorneys for excellence in the practice of immigration law.
Leaders in Their Field, Immigration (Texas)
Chambers USA
Honored to be recognized in the Chambers USA 2021 publication as a leader in the field of immigration law.
Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law (Texas)
Best Lawyers in America
Honored to be recognized by my peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Immigration Law.
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Honored to be recognized by my peers for excellence in the practice of immigration law.
Leaders in Their Field, Immigration (Texas), Ranked Band 3
Chambers USA
Honored to be recognized in the Chambers USA 2020 publication as a leader in the field of immigration law.
Leaders in Their Field, Immigration (Texas), Ranked Band 3
Chambers USA
Honored to be recognized in the Chambers USA 2019 publication as a leader in the field of immigration law.
Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law (Texas)
Best Lawyers in America
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Honored to be recognized by my peers for excellence in the practice of immigration law.
Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law (Texas)
Best Lawyers in America
Leaders in Their Field, Immigration (Texas), Ranked Band 3
Chambers USA
Honored to be recognized in the Chambers USA 2018 publication as a leader in the field of immigration law.
2018 Houston Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law (Texas)
Best Lawyers in America
Recognized in the field of Immigration Law.
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Leaders in Their Field, Immigration (Texas), Ranked Band 3
Chambers USA
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters (as published in Texas Monthly)
President's Award - Co-Chair, Lawyers for Literacy Committee
Houston Bar Association
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Asian Chamber of Commerce
Member, International Business Committee
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Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce Texas
Executive Director (2021-25); State President (2015-17); President-Elect (2014); Past-Chair, South Texas Region (2011-2012); Legal Advisor
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
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Activities: National Healthcare Professionals Committee (2008-2009, 2014-2015); U.S. Customs & Border Protection Liaison Committee-AILA Houston Chapter; Mentor, Healthcare Immigration Issues & procedures at U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines
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Texas State Bar  # 00794008
Member
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Asian American Bar Association of Houston
Board Member
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Mayor's International Trade & Development Council-Asia & Australia
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Languages
  • French: Written
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
FONG ILAGAN, LLP
6588 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77036
Telephone: (713) 772-2300