Joel B Bennett

Our attorneys and immigration staff represent individuals and families before the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as in various courts to handle matters affecting immigration status. We prepare visa and citizenship applications while giving our clients the personal assistance needed to satisfy language, civic education and interview requirements before the INS. Our attorneys’ experience in family and criminal law contributes to the efficient handling of immigration cases involving divorce or adoption as well as probation or criminal convictions. We handle a wide range of immigration matters which include the following:
* Permanent and Temporary Visa Applications
* Employment Visas
* Family Visas
* Family Immigration issues including divorce, child custody, and adoption
* Removal of Conditional Status
* Employment-based Adjustment of Status
* Family-based Adjustment of Status
* Adjustments of Status involving criminal convictions and parole
* Applications to obtain United States Citizenship
* Deportation
* Asylum
* Assist clients in satisfying language, civic education, and INS interview requirements
* Attend interviews at INS regional office for adjustment of status and naturalization

Founded in 1980 as the private practice of Joel Bennett, JOEL B. BENNETT, P.C. has become established as a small firm focused on providing personal service to our clients in probate, family, immigration, and criminal law. JOEL B. BENNETT, P.C. is a firm devoted to the Austin community and experienced in working with Travis County, governmental agencies, and individuals. The firm also extends its practice to the surrounding counties of Bell, Williamson, Bastrop, Hays, and Bexar.

Joel B Bennett PC
316 W 12th St #101
Austin TX 78701
Tel: 512 476-8595
Fax: 512 476-8834

Mr. Bennett has a wide and extensive experience in the legal profession. After receiving his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas Law School in 1977 and admission to the State Bar of Texas the same year, Mr. Bennett became an Assistant County Attorney for Travis County. In 1980, He founded the firm JOEL B. BENNETT, P.C. as his private practice. He has represented Austin Community College, Capitol Metro, the City of Austin, the State Board of Insurance, and the Texas Department of Insurance in litigation. As a former real estate title researcher and examiner, Mr. Bennett also has a strong background in real estate law in addition to his diverse practice in civil and criminal litigation.

During his term as Assistant County Attorney, Mr. Bennett saw firsthand how many individuals destroyed their lives by the use and sale of drugs. Ultimately, this experience led him to seek an appointment as a Travis County Drug Court Judge in 1993. He takes great pride in serving the community by giving direction and inspiration to those who have fallen prey to the evils of drugs. He has also used his expertise to help other jurisdictions create and effectively operate drug courts. He strongly believes in the positive role a drug court can play in building better communities.
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