DMCA - Immigration Law
Attorney/Legal Strategist, Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, helping companies and HR successfully leverage foreign talent with seamless effort and a high degree of communication, giving peace of mind and ensuring continuity of operations. Also, helping foreign companies successfully expand into the U.S. market through short and long-term immigration strategies aligned with their business vision. Helping companies, employees and their families successfully navigate the complex immigration landscape.
Ruth Lozano McChesney, born in Mexico, immigrated to the U.S. when her father took a position as a medical doctor with a Texas Hospital. She was raised in a Spanish-speaking home and has resided in San Antonio since 1994. She has practiced with her firm, DMCA, since 1998 and managed it from 2000-2019. She spearheaded DMCA’s growth from a staff of 10 in one office to its current size in 4 locations and 3 cities. She functioned as the firm’s CEO and Managing Partner through March 2019 when she moved to her current Of Counsel position. She remains an equity partner with the firm and provides counsel on business operations.
Ruth has extensive experience in all facets of immigration & nationality law. Primarily focusing on business immigration, she represents, advises & provides legal strategy to companies ranging from Fortune 100/Global 500 to small local businesses in various industries. Primarily based on her business immigration team’s work, U.S. News and World Report has continually recognized DMCA as a Best Law Firm (2014-2022). She is a 2022 Chambers top ranked attorney.
Ruth is licensed to practice in Texas, is a member of the State Bar, charter member of its Immigration and Nationality Section and a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In 2020, Ms. Lozano McChesney along with her partner Faye M. Kolly were awarded the prestigious national Ohtli award by the Ambassador of Mexico for their work on an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the government of Mexico in support of the rights of DACA recipients from Mexico in the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California (2020) before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been published in professional journals and books and speaks frequently at Continuing Legal Education conferences, universities, and other professional venues.