Lance Curtright, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, has practiced immigration law since 2001. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Curtright was selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © by Woodward White, Inc. Under Mr. Curtright’s lead, DMCA’s Litigation Section was awarded the 2013 Best Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer magazine.
Mr. Curtright has successfully represented hundreds of clients in deportation proceedings. His successes include published decisions in Cabrera v. Sessions, 890 F.3d 153 (5th Cir. 2018); Iruegas-Valdez v. Yates, 846 F.3d 806 (2017); Hosseini v. Johnson, 826 F.3d 354 (6th Cir. 2016); Villegas-Sarabia v. Johnson, 123 F.Supp. 870 (W.D. Tex. 2015); Amrollah v. Napolitano, 710 F.3d 568 (5th Cir. 2013); Matter of Lamus, 25 I&N Dec. 61 (BIA 2009); see also Mortera-Cruz v. Gonzales, 409 F.3d 246 (5th Cir. 2005). He has published articles about immigration law in several law magazines and is a frequent speaker at immigration law conferences. He previously served as the Immigration Customs and Enforcement liaison for the San Antonio district. He is currently the Chair for the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Mr. Curtright earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dallas (UD) in Politics. While at UD, he studied in Rome, Italy for a semester. He graduated from UD cum laude in 1998. After college, Mr. Curtright attended law school at the University of Nebraska. He was selected to be on the school’s National Moot Court team. The team competed against teams from other law schools in mock appellate cases. They placed second in their region and were able to advance to the final national rounds. In law school, Mr. Curtright was selected to the “Order of Barristers” based upon his advocacy skills. He graduated from law school with distinction.
Mr. Curtright is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the San Antonio Bar Association. Mr. Curtright is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Western District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas and Texas State courts. He speaks Spanish.