Eugenio Cazorla, the first attorney to practice immigration law in North Texas and Oklahoma, was born in Spain.  Earning a law degree from Universidad de Sevilla, he began practicing law there in 1948. After moving to the U.S., he completed a Master of Comparative Law in 1959, and a Juris Doctor degree at Southern Methodist University in 1962. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified him in Immigration and Nationality Law since 1979.

Mr. Cazorla is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Courts in the Northern and Western Districts of Texas. His successful federal court cases are often cited in alien labor certification and suspension of deportation cases.

He has been a member of the Dallas Bar Association since 1964, serving as Chairman of the International Law and Foreign Visitors Committee in 1981 and 1982. As a member of the State Bar of Texas, he served on the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Committee for many years. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, of which he was Chairman of the Texas Chapter in 1978 and member of the Board of Governors in 1980. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas and Dallas Bar Foundations.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1964
  • Spain, 1948
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. – 1962
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • M.C.L. – 1959
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
    • Licenciatura en Derecho – 1948

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member