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James D. Prappas
BiographyJames D. Prappas has over 25 years experience representing Fortune 500, middle market and emerging companies in U.S. immigration matters and transactions. He has a broad practice in a diverse range of immigration matters and has advised clients on strategic immigration planning and related transactional matters.
Mr. Prappas has extensive experience in nonimmigrant visas including the international transfer of key personnel and treaty trader/treaty investors, employment based immigrant visas, family immigration, I-9 matters, naturalization and derivative citizenship. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Mr. Prappas' career included over 10 years in private practice where he represented domestic and international businesses concerning business, corporate and immigration law.
Mr. Prappas is a member of State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Mr. Prappas serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the British-American Business Council Houston, Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce - Texas Chapter, and The Parish School as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston. He also is an active member in GlobalScot. Previously he served as a Board Member of the Houston Grampian Association, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Houston InterAmerican Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas - Israel Chamber of Commerce. He also has served as a volunteer with the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts and as honorary legal counsel to the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston.
Mr. Prappas is included in the 2011-2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America under Immigration Law.
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Fluent in English, Spanish, and Greek Practice Areas
A.B., with honors, Davidson College (NC)
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
Mr. Prappas also attended the MSc economics degree course at the London School of Economics and Political Science.