• Immigration Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law (1981)
  • B.S., Economics, University of Oregon (1978)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Oregon (1978)


With over 30 years experience in the field, Jimmy focuses primarily on immigration matters for individuals, families, and businesses. He also does work in the areas of real estate, business, and estate planning. Over the course of his career, Jimmy has worked on a diverse range of unusual and complex matters and has established an outstanding record for going the extra mile to attain the best possible outcome for his clients.

Outside of the office, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family and participating in a variety of outdoor activities, including soccer and skiing.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Multnomah Bar Association
AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Presenter, Employment-Based Visas, Lutheran Family Services (Aug. 13, 2012)
Panelist, District and Field Offices Panel, AILA 2008 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference

Community Activities
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) – Jan 2016 – Present
LCSNW is a 3-state non-profit, human services agency whose mission is to partner with individuals, families, and communities for health, justice, and hope. The agency’s diverse array of programs serves nearly 100,000 people throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho under six broad lines of service:
• Behavioral Health Services 
• Family & Community Support 
• Child Welfare Programs 
• Refugee & Immigrant Services 
• Violence Intervention & Prevention 
• Senior & Disability Services

Languages Spoken

Representative Experience

  • Successfully handled over 1,000 labor certification cases for permanent immigration from initial evaluation and mapping the whole process, to filing and approval of the labor certification application, the employer’s immigrant worker petition, and the employee’s and accompanying family members’ green card applications. 
  • Assisted multinational executives/managers, individuals with extraordinary abilities, those whose work is in the “national interest,” and Schedule A registered nurses obtain green cards without having to go through the labor certification process. 
  • Assisted religious organizations with R-1 temporary religious worker visas and EB-4 special immigrant religious worker permanent resident status.  
  • Represented direct EB-5 investors and family from initial business formation through filing and approval of I-526 petition, two-year conditional green card applications, I-824 removal of condition, sale of business, and naturalization as U.S. citizens. 
  • Helped foreign investors evaluate, qualify, and obtain permanent immigration under alternative green card visa categories other than EB-5. 

Highlights and Examples of Unique Cases

  • Served as corporate immigration lawyer for a U.S. computer consulting company that grew from 25 to 150 computer consultants before being purchased by a national consulting company. 
  • Expedited the naturalization as a U.S. citizen for estate planning purposes for a permanent resident spouse of a U.S. civilian contractor killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. 
  • Obtained certificate of citizenship for a foreign-born adult son, born out-of-wedlock, to move to the U.S. and live in the home he inherited from his late U.S. citizen mother. 
  • Helped a divorced spouse of an abusive U.S. citizen husband obtain lawful permanent resident status under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), based on extreme cruelty, in spite of no evidence of physical harm.