Alex Farquhar Senior Associate Attorney
As a Senior Associate Immigration Attorney at David Swaim & Associates, Alex Farquhar understands how important his role is in helping people pursue their dreams and achieve their goals – whether it’s assisting individuals wanting to come to the United States, those wishing to remain here, or helping companies with their unique immigration issues.
Since earning degrees from the University of North Texas in Denton and The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Alex has gained substantial experience across all levels of immigration law, specializing in employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications. Alex is also well versed in the federal court review of adverse decisions made by the Immigration Service and other related agencies.
Alex is motivated by achieving positive results for those he serves, in and out of the office. Alex regularly volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and has participated in several week-long mission trips throughout Texas and the southern United States. Beyond that, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife, young son, and family and–when he can find the time–hunting and fishing.
“My goal is to always ensure that my clients know what documentary evidence and information we need to support their case – ensuring that all of the necessary details are presented to the Immigration Service in a persuasive manner to give them the best chance for success.”
Professional Recognitions / Associations / Memberships
- Bar Admissions: State Bar of Texas, 2015
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2019
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
- Juris Doctor, 2015
- University of North Texas, Denton, TX
- B.S. magna cum laude, Construction Engineering Technology
- B.A. magna cum laude, English, 2012
- Assisted with Sylejmani v. Sessions, No. 16-60556, 729 Fed. App’x. 317 (5th Cir. 2018) (per curiam).
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the denial of a Motion to Reopen filed with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) due to the BIA’s abuse of discretion, and the BIA subsequently granted the Motion to Reopen.
- Assisted with Eguchi v. Kelly, No. 3:16-CV-1286-D, 2017 WL 2902667 (N.D. Tex. July 7, 2017) (mem. op.).
The federal district court overturned the denial of an I-140 petition under the EB-1(1) Extraordinary Ability category, and the Immigration Service subsequently approved the petition.