Richard A. Gump, Jr., P.C.
About Our FirmRick Gump has been practicing law since 1972. In 1993, he formed The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. to concentrate his practice in immigration and nationality law. In 1995, Charla Truett joined the firm with Brent Huddleston joining in September 2002. The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. concentrates its practice in immigration, international, and employment law. We have significant experience in the strategic planning for business and personal visas for international personnel. We represent large and small companies in their efforts to maintain or obtain lawful presence and employment authorization for their employees and manage worksite compliance for the company. We identify appropriate visa strategies and handle all types of business and family visas to ensure employee satisfaction and employer compliance, including E-1/E-2, H-1B, H-2A, H2B, K-1 L-1, J-1, O-1, P-1 nonimmigrant visas and green card applications based upon employment (multinational managers, foreign nationals with extraordinary ability, and Labor Certifications) or family relationship. Additionally, we develop plans for the company and its employees to avoid the harsh penalties relating to fraud, harboring, and unlawful presence imposed by immigration laws.The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. counsels its clients to determine and evaluate the goals of the company and its employees. We help our clients in all phases of employment, including recruiting international personnel, selecting the appropriate visa classifications, maintaining proper employment authorization for foreign personnel, and ensuring compliance with all laws relating to the employment of international personnel. Our clients include those in the industries of healthcare, information management, architecture and construction, telecommunications, hotel and restaurant, engineering and many others.The firm assists employers with worksite compliance representation including I-9 audits and training sessions. We represent employers during government investigations concerning worksite compliance issues. The firm has handled the first worksite compliance case in the Southwest United States and more recently, the largest civil and criminal fine to date.The firm counsels companies to assure compliance with current complicated H-1B laws and regulations. We have extensive knowledge of up to date policies and regulations of the Department of Labor and INS regarding H-1B compliance. The firm encourages clients to audit their H-1B policies and procedures to prevent noncompliance and potential fines for violations of convoluted laws and regulations.The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. provides immigration solutions for foreign nationals who invest in U.S. enterprises. We represent entrepreneurs and investors and assist them with business planning to ensure eligibility for lawful immigration status. The firm constantly reviews the latest regulations and case law interpreting immigration laws and policies affecting investors and entrepreneurs.