Steven Quezada is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. He represents Fortune 500 companies throughout Silicon Valley and advises them in matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of State. He focuses his practice on employment-based immigration matters in the United States and is involved with management of the PERM program for one of the firm’s largest clients in the technology industry. He has experience in immigrant and nonimmigrant matters including: TN, H, and L visas, PERM-based and EB-1 multinational manager immigrant visa petitions, and adjustment of status applications. He also handles family-based immigration matters including I-130 petitions and petitions to remove conditions.

Prior to joining BAL, Steven represented oil & gas corporations in the upstream and downstream sectors including land title and royalty disputes, right-of-way easements, and hydraulic fracturing regulation in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the Permian Basin shale play in Texas and New Mexico. During law school, Steven clerked for the 371st District Court of Texas reviewing criminal post-conviction writs of habeas corpus and volunteered at the Innocence Project of Texas that provided representation to wrongfully convicted individuals and sought to obtain exonerations through DNA testing.

Education & Admissions

Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Harvard Business School, Ex. Ed. Business Administration, with honors
Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Harvard Immigration Initiative
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers