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Richard A. Gump Jr.

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Dallas, Texas

Rick Gump concentrates his practice in the human resource area of international law, with particular emphasis on immigration and authorized employment. He has significant experience in strategic planning for business and personal visas for international personnel and immigration related compliance and risk assessment. Client work includes non-immigrant and immigrant visas related to investors, professionals, and technical personnel, and immigration due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.

He has been selected by fellow attorneys across the state as a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of immigration, as featured in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past nine years and is recognized in the International Who's Who of Business and Corporate Immigration Lawyers and Chambers America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Immigration Law. Mr. Gump is also listed in the Texas Lawyer's Go-to-Guide for top-notch lawyers.

Mr. Gump, an active speaker and published writer, is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the International Bar Association, the International and Labor Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Federal Bar Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Gump handled the first employer sanctions case filed in the Southwestern United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA"), and was co-counsel in one of the largest civil/criminal settlements in worksite compliance history.

Mr. Gump has practiced law in Dallas since 1972 and has served his profession as:

►AILA Liaison Committee Chairman, Texas Service Center for USCIS
►Texas Chapter of AILA, Chairman
►Member of AILA's Compliance Audit Standards Committee
►Planning Committee Chairman for the State Bar of Texas' Advanced Immigration & Nationality Law Conference
►Planning Committee Member of University of Texas' Immigration and Nationality Law Conference
►Past member of AILA's Worksite Enforcement Conference Committee
►Member of the World Affairs Council
►Member of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
►Member of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University

He has served as an expert witness in various immigration cases and has been a faculty member for numerous immigration conferences.

Mr. Gump received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi. He is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and all federal immigration related agencies and courts.

Very active in Dallas community affairs, Mr. Gump has served as President of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, the Downtown YMCA, and the Dallas Texas Exes. He was a recipient of the 2005 Dallas Texas Exes Outstanding Alumnus Award.  Currently, Mr. Gump is a member of the Salesmanship Club and is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1972
    • Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: Government

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association "AILA", Member
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, International and Labor Employment Law Sections, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, International and Labor Employment Law Sections, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member


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