Jaime is a Staff Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, where he focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for corporate clients. 

Prior to joining Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, Jaime was an associate at a Dallas immigration firm. There he handled a broad range of immigration matters, and represented clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Before going into private practice, he was a Program Manager for Catholic Charities of Dallas where he helped children and others in need with immigration matters. Jaime has also been an invited speaker at several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to train other attorneys in immigration law. 

Education & Admissions

Pace University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
Admitted to the State Bar of Texas
Admitted to the New York Bar (Third Department)


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Professional Accomplishments

Panel Speaker, Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Court Update, DBA, Dallas, TX 2014
Panel Speaker, Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa Status, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, TX 2014
Panel Speaker, Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors, Poverty Law Conference, Austin, TX 2015
Panel Speaker, Representing Unaccompanied Children & Families, DBA, Dallas, TX 2015
Panel Speaker, Unaccompanied Minors Symposium, American Bar Association, Austin, TX 2016
Speaker, “Immigration Bonds” Legal Orientation Program, Catholic Charities Dallas, Dallas, TX 2018
Panel Speaker, Mental Competency and Legal Representation Issues, DBA, Dallas, TX 2018