James D. Cypert

James works with large, mid-size, and small companies in the energy hub of the world. He assists businesses to develop strategic immigration compliance policies and achieve their immigration goals by utilizing the full suite of employment-based non-immigrant visa classifications.

For companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico, he advises on the U.S. manning requirements and its exemptions to ensure foreign personnel are properly authorized to work offshore by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Additionally, James counsels clients on obtaining lawful permanent residence via employment and family-based sponsorship, including PERM labor certifications, I-130 and I-140 immigrant petitions, adjustment of status, immigrant visas, and removal of conditional permanent resident status.

He guides his permanent resident clients through the naturalization process to become U.S. citizens.

When he is not creating innovative immigration solutions for his clients, he enjoys spending time outdoors at the family farm.


University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (2012)
Texas A&M University, B.S. Political Science with honors (2007)


Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (2012)

Awards/Professional Associations

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, State Bar of Texas’ Immigration & Nationality Law Section

Invited Talks

UT Law CLE’s 40th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law (2016) “Immigration Consequences of Downsizing, Rightsizing, and Similar RIFs”

UT Law CLE’s 41st Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law (2017) “Business Immigration Math 101”

UT Law CLE’s 42nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law (2018) “NIVs”

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