John Lemacks II
555 W. Fifth Street, Suite 4510, Los Angeles, CA 90013
John is a Partner in our Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on employment-based immigration and he handles many of the firm’s inadmissibility/removal cases. John is also the Partner in charge of the firm’s Pro Bono practice and in this capacity he leads the firm’s commitment to community outreach efforts by handling asylum, SIJS, DACA, and U-visa matters. He regularly partners with non-profit organizations such as domestic violence shelters and organizations that help unaccompanied minor children.
Prior to joining T&S, John was a Senior Associate at a large international immigration firm where he focused on all aspects of employment-based immigration, removal and inadmissibility matters, naturalization cases, and family-based cases. He also handled many of the firm’s EB-5 matters, including successfully designating several Regional Centers and successfully representing both individual investors and Regional Center investors. John also has extensive experience with matters involving immigration litigation before the EOIR, BIA as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
John is certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.
On any given Sunday, you can likely find John riding his dirt bike in beautiful Southern California. John is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys collecting and slapping electric basses in his spare time. John spent his formative years playing in the beaches of Panama and is fluent in Spanish.
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J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
B.S., California State University, Chico
American Immigration Lawyers Association
State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
Publications and presentations
- Shaping the Future of PERM – 3Q (2017), 22 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin 1301 (2017)
- Shaping the Future of PERM – 2Q (2017), 22 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin 933 (2017)
- Practical Tips for Helping Entrepreneurs Navigate Employment-Based Immigration – 26th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference Handbook, November 2013
- Tackling Advanced H-1B Issues – American Immigration Lawyers Association, Southern California Chapter
- F‐1 Visas: Basics of Student Visas and Beyond – State Bar of California, International Law Section
- Business Immigration Law Trends and Topics ‐ State Bar of California, International Law Section
- Practical Tips for Helping Entrepreneurs Navigate Employment‐Based Immigration – 26th Annual AILA California Conference
- U.S. Immigration Laws – 2010 Update: A Crystal Ball Look into Year 2011, Orange County Bar Association, International Law Section
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road – EB‐5 Opportunities & Challenges, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
- You Can’t Handle the Truth – Ethical Considerations for Immigration Practitioners, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
- Green Cards for $1 Million or Less – EB‐5 Investor Program and Updates, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section