David A.M. Ware graduated from Yale College, summa cum laude, in 1977. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1981, after spending a year abroad studying Mexican law pursuant to a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship.
He is admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana, but as an attorney whose practice is limited to federal law, may lawfully practice in any state of the Union. He has practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1982, either in solo practice or as a partner. He has diverse experience in representing companies, universities, medical schools and many other entities, and individuals, regarding immigration concerns.
He has for many years been elected to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2000. For 10 years, Mr Ware has been placed among the top immigration attorneys in Louisiana by New Orleans Magazine, and in 2005 and 2008, City Business magazine selected him as one of the top 50 “Leaders in Law” in Louisiana, the only immigration attorney ever so chosen.
Mr Ware is a recognized leader among immigration attorneys in practice areas of interest to higher education and business immigration, and he has for many years served as a mentor in these areas for other immigration attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Mentorship Program.
He currently is serving a third term on the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association’s Liaison Committee to the US Department of Labor, as well as the Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee.
He also has served for several years on the Advisory Board of the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, as well at the Editorial Board of NACUA Notes, a publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
He is a member of IMMLAW, the Immigration Lawyers’ Consortium, a select group of the finest boutique firms in the US.
He serves on the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, dedicated to improving the legal situation of foreign physicians in the US.
Mr. Ware has participated as an expert in several legal proceedings over the decades. Most recently he served as expert in a domestic proceeding where the issue was the nature of Optional Practical Training accorded F-1 students following their studies.
Mr. Ware currently divides his time between his offices in Metairie, Louisiana and Seattle, Washington.
- Louisiana, 1981
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. – 1981
- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, B.A. – 1977
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vice Chair, Committee on International Studies, 1995 – Present
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, TSC Limited Committee, 1999 – 2001
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, NAFSA Region III Liaison, 1992 – Present
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