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Ruth McChesney

De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz, LLP - Immigration Attorneys
  • Immigration Law
  • Texas
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Biography

Ruth Lozano McChesney, born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States as a child when her father took a position as a medical doctor with a Texas hospital. She was raised in a Spanish speaking home and has resided in San Antonio since 1994. She has practiced with the firm since 1998 and has managed it since 2000.

Ms. Lozano McChesney has extensive experience in all facets of immigration and nationality law. Primarily focusing in business immigration matters, she represents, advises and provides legal strategy to companies ranging from Fortune 200 to small local businesses in various industries such as healthcare, restaurant, petroleum, construction, research, religion, technology, and education. Providing comprehensive legal representation for over a decade, she has obtained temporary work visas (E1, E2, E3, H-1Bs, H-2As, H-2Bs, L-1As, L-1Bs, Os, Ps, Qs, R-1s, TNs) and lawful permanent residency (EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4) for individuals and their families, and has provided corporate counsel on issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions to Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits. She has successfully represented clients in an array of professions including researchers, professors, international executives and managers, investors, engineers, IT professionals, accountants, priests, Hebrew instructors, national security experts, medical doctors, nurses, physical therapists, athletes, circus performers, construction workers, airplane mechanics, landscapers, and chefs.

Ms. Lozano McChesney obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso and earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law. Licensed to practice in Texas, she is a member of the State Bar, charter member of its Immigration and Nationality Section, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Lozano McChesney is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Additionally, she is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She has been published in professional journals, has been a speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars and an invited speaker at universities.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance and is on the Immigration Legislation Sub-Committee of the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. She served as the Liaison to the Texas Workforce Commission for the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2004, and as co-liaison in 2005.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24004806
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz, LLP - Immigration Attorneys
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MANAGING PARTNER OF TWELVE-ATTORNEY IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW FIRM (formerly known as De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Associates, LLP) (Immigration attorney, immigration law) MANAGING ATTORNEY - BUSINESS IMMIGRATION PRACTICE AREA (Immigration attorney, immigration law) Handle and oversee the firm’s business immigration related cases such as: Nonimmigrant work visas: E Treaty Traders/Investors E-3 Australian Workers H-1B Professionals H-2 Temporary Workers J-1 Waivers L-1 Multinational Executives, Managers, Specialized Knowledge workers O-1 Extraordinary Ability Professionals P Visas (Athletes, Artists and Entertainers) TN NAFTA Workers R Religious workers Immigrant Visa Petitions ("Green Card"): EB1 Persons of Extraordinary Ability EB1 Outstanding Professors/Researchers EB1 Multinational Executives/Managers EB2 Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees EB2 Persons of Exceptional Ability EB2 National Interest Waivers EB3 Professionals, Skilled and Other Workers EB3 Schedule A Nurses EB4 Religious Workers EB5 Employment Creation (Investors) Labor Certifications - Permanent and Temporary Workers Department of Labor and ICE audits and investigations.
Managing Attorney (Immigration attorney, immigration law)
Joseph B. De Mott & Associates, LLP
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Managed immigration and nationality law firm. In January 2002, became Joe De Mott's first law partner. Represented individuals and corporations before U.S. federal agencies including the former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, and the Administrative Appeals Office.
Associate Attorney (Immigration attorney, immigration law)
Joseph B. De Mott & Associates, LLP
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Handled all immigration and nationality law related cases including: removal (deportation) defense, immigration bond hearings, asylum, Violence Against Women Act cases, INS (now USCIS) citizenship and adjustment of status to lawful permanent residency interviews, labor certifications, non-immigrant work visas, immigrant worker petitions. Represented individuals before U.S. federal agencies including the former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS; now known as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, and the Administrative Appeals Office.
Education
St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Activities: Moot Court
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar
Member
Current
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San Antonio Bar Association
Member
Current
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San Antonio Free Trade Alliance
Member, Board of Directors
Current
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San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Member
Current
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Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas - Immigration and Nationality Section
Charter Member
Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
Member of the Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: The Free Trade Alliance was created in 1994 to lead the development of San Antonio as a multi-modal and competitive international trade center. The Alliance brings together the resources of its members and focuses them towards the promotion, development and facilitation of international business and trade for the entire San Antonio region.
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Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
Member, Education Outreach Committee
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Activities: Future Global Business Leaders - Business Plan Program was created in partnership with corporate and educational partners with a global perspective in mind, and to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of students. Organizations must also increasingly develop and utilize technology which fosters sustainability, utilizes renewable resources and addresses disposal of its product and packaging after consumption, all while fulfilling a market need, creating consumer demand, and remaining price competitive. Working with mentors from a variety of global corporations, participating students will address these issues while gaining experience from cross-cultural and cross-functional teams.
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Texas Chapter - Immigration Legislation Sub-Committee
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Texas Chapter - Co-Liaison to the Texas Workforce Commission
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Texas Chapter - Liaison to the Texas Workforce Commission
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78239
Toll-Free: (866) 690-1844
Telephone: (210) 590-1844
Fax: (210) 590-1845