Our Firm


The attorneys and staff at John W. Lawit are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to ensure the rights and benefits of the immigrant community. We are also dedicated to protecting the rights of employers, by assisting with I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement. As a team of legal professionals, we provide comprehensive, innovative and competent legal services to our clients to promote opportunities for a meaningful quality of life.

Firm History

John W. Lawit began practicing immigration law in 1980. Over the course of 40 years, John and his staff successfully assisted tens of thousands of clients within the realm of immigration law. The firm has helped clients from nearly every country in the world, within the full spectrum of immigration law. The firm has not only represented individuals, but has also helped with entire families, small business, and some of the state’s largest institutions and corporations.

Our Mission

We will strive to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions for immigration issues, both simple and complex. We will be persistent, industrious and exhaustive as we pursue every avenue of immigration eligibility for our clients. We are here not only to help our individual and corporate clients through the immigration process legally, but also to provide compassion and insight into the difficulty and complexity of immigration issues. We are dedicated to educating the public about immigration law and policy in order to encourage fruitful and respectful discourse.

John W. Lawit
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John Lawit

John W. Lawit is an attorney in Irving, Texas, where he practices immigration law with Lawit Law Firm. He has been devoted to the field for more than 40 years, and he represents the firm’s clients before DHS and consulates throughout the world. He has contributed extensively to the field of immigration law, authoring New Mexico’s Immigration and Nationality Law Practice Act as well as serving on the New Mexico Border Commission. 

After graduating with honors with a B.A. from the University of New Mexico, Mr. Lawit earned his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. From 1983 to 1988, he taught immigration law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Texas Tech. School of Law as an adjunct professor. He was appointed to be a U.S. immigration judge. Mr. Lawit is admitted to practice in Texas, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, and he is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association. 

Mr. Lawit has chaired the Immigration Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico and is active in establishing the Immigration Section of the Dallas Bar Association. John is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He has served on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and, In 2009, he joined the Law Society of British Columbia as a foreign legal consultant. 

Mr. Lawit gives his time to several internationally oriented community organizations, including North Texas Human Rights Initiative (HRI), Healing the Children and the Institute for Spanish Arts. He has won awards for providing immigration assistance to Catholic Social Services and Jewish Family Services of New Mexico in Albuquerque. A frequent speaker at immigration law conferences, Mr. Lawit has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and is also listed in Best Lawyers in America.**

Deepak Ahluwalia – of Counsel

Deepak Ahluwalia – of Counsel

Asma Din - Of Counsel

Asma Din - Of Counsel

Elizabeth Luevano

Elizabeth Luevano

Immigration Specialist

Jenny Park

Jenny Park

Immigration Specialist

Leila Hassan

Leila Hassan