Harry J. Joe - JMO Firm, PLLC

Harry J. Joe

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 214-389-5700

Harry Joe’s clients receive the benefit of over forty years of experience in immigration and nationality law.  For corporate clients, Harry provides support and advice in nonimmigrant visa matters, permanent residence filings, immigration-related corporate compliance issues, due diligence review, and immigration program development.  Harry also represents employers in Worksite Enforcement proceedings under IRCA, and in litigation in the United States Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal District Courts and Court of Appeals.  In addition, he appears before the United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs and at U.S. Consuls around the world, and the United States Department of Labor and its Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals.  He also brings to bear his considerable experience in assisting US citizen and permanent resident clients seeking to file petitions on behalf of family members.

Harry is a Founding Member of JMO Firm, PLLC and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been since 1980.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Harry has written and presented extensively on immigration law and is a nationally known speaker.


Additional Information

American Immigration Lawyers Association — Harry has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1976 and served many roles within the association including Texas Chapter Chair, a Member of the National Board of Governors and held National Office.
Adjunct Instructor of Law at SMU School of Law — Harry served as Adjunct Instructor of Law at SMU School of Law from 1982-1994.
Best Lawyers in America — Harry has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America since 1990.
Texas Super Lawyer — Harry has been named a Texas Super Lawyer
Who's Who Legal — Harry has been named Who's Who Legal
Chambers USA — Harry has been listed in Chambers USA
American Bar Association — Member
Dallas Bar Association — Member
Dallas Asian American Bar Association

Member, President in 1999

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Trailblazer Award, 2003


University of Texas School of Law Annual Symposium on Immigration and Nationality Law — Currently serving on the planning committee
University of North TexasBA 1970Washington University in St. LouisJ.D. 1975
Dallas Bar AssociationDallas Asian American Bar AssociationAmerican Immigration Lawyers AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationNational Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationUniversity of Texas School of Law Annual Symposium on Immigration & Nationality Law

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Reported Decisions
  • Motamedi v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 713 F.2d 575 ( 10th Cir. 1983 )
  • Osuchukwu v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 744 F.2d 1136 ( 5th Cir. 1984 )
  • Said v. Gonzales, 488 F.3d 668 ( 5th Cir. 2007 ).

Office Location

13140 Coit Road, Suite 315
Dallas, TX 75240
United States

Practice Areas

Immigration Law

Other Information

Gender: Male