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Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Practiced immigration & nationality law in Austin since 1978


Appointed by Governor Ann Richards as Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Immigration & Refugees


Chair of the State Bar of Texas’ Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration & Nationality (1990-2005)


Chair of the Examinations Committee on Immigration for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1986-1995)


Served as elected Director on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers

Association (AILA) (1990-1996)


Past Chair of the Texas-Oklahoma-New Mexico Chapter of AILA


Past Chair of AILA’s national Consumer Protection Committee


Past President of the Austin Chapter, Federal Bar Association


Past Board Member of the American Immigration Council (AIC, previously AILF)




Sam Williamson Memorial Award from AILA’s Texas-Oklahoma-New Mexico Chapter for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law


AILA’s national Pro Bono Award for efforts to provide pro bono representation


Outstanding Community Service Award of the Austin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association


Texas-Oklahoma-New Mexico Chapter of AILA’s Service Award for contributions to the practice of immigration law
Paul Parsons has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA:
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide for his expertise in the field of immigration law.
The Chambers guide identifies leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with
thousands of lawyers across the U.S. and their clients. “Paul Parsons is deeply respected
for his immigration practice which covers family-based and employment-based matters.
He is described by interviewees as a ‘conscientious and hard-working attorney.’ ”

Awards & Accomplishments