Connecting Borders, Building Relationships, Uniting Families
Founded over forty years ago in Amarillo, TX by brothers, George and Mack Whittenburg, the Whittenburg Law Firm has grown to what it is today by understanding the complexities of law and by finding the best talent coming out of law school. Our Attorneys are experts in their respective area of practice, and no matter what type of case you have, you will be paired with someone who knows the law, and has experience in that area.
Immigration and Nationality Law
Whittenburg Law Firm specializes in U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law and have several convenient offices for you to visit, or if you prefer, most of your case can be handled by telephone and the Internet so no matter where you live, you are close to Whittenburg Law Firm.
At Whittenburg Law Firm we know that U.S. Immigration law is complex, and we have worked hard to become experts in this area. Our staff of attorneys includes an adjunct Professor of Law who is teaching immigration law, so you can be assured that the attorneys at Whittenburg Law Firm are knowledgeable.
Why is it important to choose a firm with Board Certified attorneys on staff? Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.
There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified, and only 138 are certified specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law! They know how to deal with the various procedures by which foreign citizens may remain in, or become citizens, of the United States. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
Board Certification can only be achieved after years of practice in a particular area of law, and is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.
Why is it important to choose a firm with AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) members on staff? There are a lot of people who claim that they can help you with your immigration case, however only a U.S.-licensed lawyer or accredited representative is authorized and qualified to assist with your immigration case. Lawyers have the extensive education and training required to be licensed to represent clients. Lawyers are also required to maintain high ethical standards. If a lawyer does not act in accordance to the standards that the law requires, you can go to the State Board for help resolving your problems. When a consultant promises to help—but doesn’t deliver—the damage may not be fixable, and there may be no one to turn to.
Also, it is against the law for “public notaries” or even foreign lawyers who are not licensed in the U.S. to provide immigration advice—even “just” filling out forms is something that only a licensed, properly trained lawyer or accredited representative should do.
Don’t trust your case to just anyone. The attorneys at Whittenburg Law Firm have the experience and knowledge you need.