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Biography

Matthew Myers is an attorney at Foster LLP in our Austin office. He works primarily with inbound U.S. and outbound global employment-based immigration law, as well as Form I-9 compliance and employer sanctions.

A graduate of Baylor University School of Law with an undergraduate degree from Austin College, Matthew served in law school as the President of the Student Bar Association as well as the American Constitution Society.  He was appointed to the Order of the Barristers and also served as a student attorney in the Baylor University School of Law Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Immigration Clinic.

Matthew is admitted to the State Bar of Texas on which he currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Immigration & Nationality Law Section Board. He is active in the startup community in both Austin and San Antonio, and he serves on the Host Committee of the Baylor Lawyer Network in San Antonio.  Matthew often writes and presents about business immigration, and his work has been published in both English and Spanish. 

Prior to receiving his law degree and joining the firm, Matthew interned with multiple well-known organizations. Matthew worked with Catholic Charities of Dallas in their Immigration & Legal Services department, clerked for United States Chief Judge Orlando L. Garcia for the Western District of Texas as well as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Chief Counsel, including at the Texas Service Center in Dallas and Field Office in Irving, Texas.

Matthew is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Global Migration Section, and the State Bar of Texas, Immigration & Nationality Law Section.

 

Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?

I love advising and interacting with different cultures and backgrounds, benefitting the great American melting pot and economy. – Matthew Myers

Activities

  • September, 2019 – Presented “Buy American and Hire American: U.S. Immigration under President Trump” at the Center for Southwestern & Mexican Studies (CSMS) Fall Symposium at Austin College in Sherman, TX. 
  •  May, 2019 – Presented “Global Immigration Update” at the 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston, TX. 
  • January, 2018 – Presented “Think Global: Fostering International Collaboration, Investment, and Expansion” at the Geekdom business incubator in downtown San Antonio, TX.
  • July, 2017 – Presented “Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs” at the 3 Day Startup Global Roundup at the Capital Factory in Austin, TX.
  • June, 2017 – Presented “Hot Immigration-Related Issues in the Construction Industry” to the Central Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Media

Awards

  • Austin Monthly, Top Attorney in Immigration Law in Austin, TX (2019)
  • Baylor Law School Pro Bono & Public Service Program, Public Interest Scholar