Nicholas D Gordon

De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz, LLP
  • Immigration Law
  • Virginia
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Nicholas joined DMCA in January 2012 after practicing immigration and family law in the Washington, D.C. metro area for a couple of years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Utah State University where he graduated summa cum laude and was honored as the valedictorian of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. He earned his law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. As a student, Nicholas served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy and co-founded and served as president of the law school’s student chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Nicholas also interned with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ) within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Nicholas’s time at DOJ provided him with valuable insight that he uses to prepare winning strategies at the trial and appellate level of immigration proceedings. Nicholas is an accomplished writer and drafted the appellate briefs in the case of Prudencio v. Holder, 669 F.3d 472 (4th Cir. 2012) (available online at http://pacer.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinion.pdf/102382.P.pdf), where the Fourth Circuit overturned the Attorney General’s procedural framework in Matter of Silva-Trevino for analyzing whether an alien has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude. He is also the author of Legal Insights: Arizona Immigration Law Negatively Impacts Border Security, The CIP Report, Vol. 9 No. 3 (Sept. 2010), available online at http://cip.gmu.edu/archive/CIPHS_TheCIPReport_September2010_BorderSecuri..., where he argued that many of the provisions contained in Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill (S.B. 1070) would improperly divert the federal government’s limited resources away from its top enforcement priorities and result in a less-secure America. Nicholas is admitted to practice law by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his practice in Texas is limited to immigrat

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
4th Circuit
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Education
George Mason University School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Activities: Sr. Articles Edtor, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy (JLEP) President, Student Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association President, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Utah State University
B.A. (2005) | Political Science (Spanish Minor)
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Honors: Valedictorian, College of HASS
Activities: ASUSU Sigma Phi Epsilon
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar # 79435
Member
Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Current
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
BIA MOVES TO "SOCIAL DISTINCTION" TEST IN SOME ASYLUM CASES
DMCA Blog
Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
Texas Lawyer
Arizona Immigration Law Negatively Impacts Border Security
The CIP Report
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Website
DMCA, LLP
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800 Dolorosa Street
Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78207
USA