Lisa M. Sotelo

Office:  214.442.9006

Mobile: 214.732.1930


Lisa M. Sotelo - Recognized by Best Lawyers, 2020

Partner Lisa Sotelo was admitted to practice law in Texas in November 2004 and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She focuses her practice on Corporate and Investor Immigration. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, and individuals on a variety of business immigration issues. Her clients span across a wide variety of industries, including construction, education, energy, finance and investment, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing and sales, staffing, technology, telecommunications, athletics, and celebrity personalities, among others. Ms. Sotelo also had a breadth of experience in family immigration matters, removal defense litigation, federal litigation, and international adoption.


A.B., Princeton University, 2001

J.D., Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 2004

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

Court Admissions

Texas Supreme Court

Northern District of Texas


  • Athletics
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing and Sales
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Representative Experience

Employment-based nonimmigrant petitions for specialty workers, intracompany transferees, NAFTA workers, trainees, individuals with extraordinary ability, treaty traders and investors, and religious workers

PERM labor certification process for skilled workers, professionals, and educators

Other permanent resident options including: extraordinary ability, multinational managers/executives, outstanding professors/researchers, Schedule A nurses, religious workers, and national interest waivers

I-9 and worksite compliance

EB5 immigrant investor petitions

Professional Affiliations

Texas Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association Immigration Section

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Dallas Hispanic Bar Association

State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Section

State Bar of Texas Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality Committee

Previous Law Firm Experience

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group

Leadership Positions & Awards

AILA leadership positions: current TSC Liaison; past AILA National Advocacy Liaison; past AILA Texas Chapter DFO Liaison; active panel speaker and Conference Planning Chair

State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Section Chair

Dallas Bar Association Immigration Council

Best Lawyers 2019 & 2020; 2019 & 2020 Texas Rising Star Super Lawyers

Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow


Attorneys Serving the Community

Latina Leadership Conference Planning Committee