State President, PACC Texas
Board Member, Greater Houston Region of PACC Texas
Gary J. Ilagan is a Partner at Fong Ilagan, LLP, in Houston, Texas. He is a highly experienced immigration lawyer with over 25 years devoted to employment/business and family-based immigration, Form I-9 employer compliance and audits, and naturalization/U.S. citizenship cases. He has been Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000.
An AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ Attorney, Gary provides innovative immigration solutions to individuals and families as well as companies in many industries, including healthcare, biomedical research, oil & gas services, manufacturing, environmental & industrial services, telecommunications, media & entertainment, and education. A longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and former member of the AILA National Healthcare/Physicians Committee (2014-2017), he is a recognized expert on healthcare immigration matters, having processed nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions for a significant number of healthcare workers, such as Doctors, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists & Audiologists, and Medical Technologists. He speaks frequently on immigration issues at continuing legal education and community and business-related seminars throughout Texas and around the country.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Texas Tech University School of Law, Gary was recognized as the 2018 Houston Immigration “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America. He is also regularly recognized by his peers and clients as one of The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA, Leaders in the Field, Immigration (Texas), Ranked Band 3; and as a Texas Super Lawyer.