Immigration

Our immigration attorneys in Utah and Nevada represent companies that need assistance with legal matters involving United States immigration and nationality law. We assist companies with a variety of efforts ranging from enforcing immigration laws on worksites to securing work visas for their employees.

Our Experience

Durham Jones & Pinegar lawyers have extensive experience and a variety of special knowledge in many areas of law specific to the field of business immigration. We regularly represent business clients in connection with applications for temporary U.S. work visas and permanent worker visas or Lawful Permanent Residency under all of the employment-based categories for their foreign employees. Attorneys in our Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, St. George and Las Vegas offices also advise companies about all aspects of complying with federal and state employment eligibility verification laws, employer sanctions, social security “mismatch” letters, creating and implementing Form 1-9 Compliance Plans and representing companies in administrative and criminal enforcement actions.

Utah and Nevada Immigration Attorneys

Our Utah and Nevada Immigration Law Group is headed by Tim Wheelwright. Tim and D|J|P Shareholder Wayne Swan are active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Tim and Wayne have been named among “Utah’s Legal Elite,” by Utah Business magazine in the area of immigration law. In addition, both have been ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America. Tim has been among the Best Lawyers in America consistently since 2007.

Our Services

  • Advise and assist public, private, and multi-national companies throughout the United States, as well as public universities and other government entities to lawfully employ foreign nationals in the United States on a temporary and permanent basis. We have successfully represented a variety of businesses and individuals to secure temporary employment authorization in the United States in the E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, J-1, L-1A, L-1B, O, P, and TN non-immigrant visa categories. We have also assisted companies and individuals to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident status (“Green Card”) in the United States under most of the employment-based, immigrant visa categories.
  • Guide businesses in developing their corporate immigration policy and in complying with federal and state employment eligibility verification (Form I-9/IRCA) laws. These services include conducting private I-9 audits.
  • Assist individuals with family-sponsored immigration, waivers, international adoptions and citizenship.
  • Our attorneys, both in Utah and Nevada, handle immigration-related matters on a regular basis before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); Customs and Border Protection (CBP); U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); U.S. Department of State (DOS); U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide; U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR); immigration courts nationwide; the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA); United States District Court; and United States Court of Appeals.