Barry L. Frager

Barry L. Frager

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Memphis, TN

The Frager Law Firm, P.C.
 | 80 Monroe Ave, Suite 225
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-763-3188
Fax: 901-763-3475
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
    Attorney Profile

    Upon graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia, I was fortunate to work in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill as a staffer for Albert Gore, Jr. while he was in the House, Senate, and as a national presidential candidate in 1988.  This legislative experience was of great benefit to me when I entered and completed law school.  Upon earning my law degree, I was fortunate to complete an Externship at the US Attorney's Office in the Western District of Tennessee and was offered a job with the INS through the Justice Department's Honor Law Graduate program as a Trial Attorney in the INS Office of the District Counsel in Los Angeles, CA.  After two years, and having gained extremely valuable experience and insight regarding Immigration Law from the government's standpoint, I decided to return home in 1994 and begin my private practice. It wasn't long before I began experiencing a profound sense of satisfaction in utilizing my law degree to help people address their immigration issues. My practice developed from being a sole practitioner to a firm of over 15 employees in two cities.  I have traveled abroad and helped clients at many US Embassies and Consulates abroad.  I have appeared in Immigration Courts across the United States and it is a source of great personal satisfaction that clients have such confidence in my ability to resolve their issues that they consider it worthwhile having me travel outside of Tennessee on their behalf. In the final analysis, it is about winning cases on behalf of one's clients, and I have triumphed in countless cases where other lawyers, with less experience and finesse, may have been less successful. Within the field of Immigration Law, I have developed a broad network of lawyers to help me with Immigration cases nationwide.  Many of these associates are experts in specific areas of Immigration law and have become not only my friends but my mentors in those areas.  I have invited a number of these associates to speak at the Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration CLE, which I have coordinated over the years, when it was held in Memphis, Tennessee.  At the suggestion of the Immigration Court, we used this program as a way to share knowledge and expertise with newer practitioners in the immigration legal field.  I firmly believe that part of being a great lawyer is maintaining the humility to always be open to learn from others.  While I know that I do not know everything in my field, I am constantly reaching out to learn and grow and expand my expertise in Immigration Law, and it is precisely for that reason that I feel confident to serve as a mentor to others.  It is very satisfying tohear clients I have had inthe past 25+ years remind me how the work we did for their family has changed their lives in such meaningful ways.

    About Barry Frager

    Admitted: 1990, Tennessee

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    • For his service as FBA ILS Section Chair, Mr. Frager received recognition in September 2007 as Outstanding Section Chair award by the FBA.  Mr. Frager has successfully planned many CLE's for the FBA to offer training to other lawyers in the Immigration Law field and holds an annual Immigration CLE in May of each year., Outstanding Section Chair, Federal Bar Association, 2007
    • Hired to be a Trial Attorney in Los Angeles through the Honor Law Graduate program of the US Department of Justice, Honor Law Graduate Hire, US Department of Justice - INS, 1990
    • Criminal Law Section - President, Memphis Bar Association, 1997
    • From 2005-2007, Mr. Frager served as the National Chair of the Federal Bar Association's Immigration Law Section. , National Section Chair of the Immigration Law Section, Federal Bar Association, 2005

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Wrote a weekly column on Immigration Law issues for the local Spanish newspaper for many years before ending that volunteer work in September 2008.  Now writes the column for the weekly Spanish newspaper, La Prensa Latina, as requested by the publisher., La Prensa Latina Newspaper, Local Spanish Newspaper, 2000


    • Has represented aliens in more than 1000 USDOJ Administrative Immigration Court Deportation & Removal Proceedings before Immigration Judges in Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Dallas, Arlington, Harlingen, Memphis as well as other Immigration Courts (Executive Office for Immigration Review) across the United States.  Has had successful outcome on many cases that have been considered unwinnable at the time of taking the case.  (please request examples, if necessary, within the confines of the "Attorney-Client privilege.", 1991

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Hired by the US Department of Justice through the "Honors Law Graduate" program to work for INS in Los Angeles as a Trial Attorney., 1990
    • Recognition from peers and collegues for planning more this years National FBA Immigration Seminar  CLE programs in Memphis, Tennessee.  It is scheduled for May 14 & 15, 2010 at the University of Memphis School of Law in downtown Memphis.  The seminar is expecting between 200-250 participants from across the US throughout the public and provate   wand this year's National sector.  This FBA Seminar which will help train Immigration Lawyers from across the United States.  See link, 2010
    • Recognition for planning more than 12 annual regional Immigration CLE programs in Memphis, Tennessee, which will help train Immigration Lawyers in the tri-state area. This has led to special recognition from the FBA National HQ for the outstanding service to the FBA. It was also part of serving the Section as Chair for the following years:  2005, 2006, 2010, & 2011.  The Immigration Law Section of the FBA named it highest award given at the ILS Annual Award "the Barry Frager Award" for Service to the ILS., 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated with a JD at Memphis State University (now known as the University of Memphis.), 1989
    • Graduated with a BA in Political Science at the University of Missouri at Columbia., 1984
    • Young Judaea Year Course Study Abroad Program - This is a Hadassah-sponsored program.  Learned history and language during the six month period living  in Jerusalem.  Spent 1 month on a Moshav (Agricultural Settlement) working on a farm, milking the cows, feeding the chickens and picking fruit., 1980

    Industry Groups

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Memphis Bar Association
    • Memphis Better Business Bureau
    • Memphis Chamber Of Commerce
    • Tennessee Bar Association
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    Office Location for Barry L. Frager

    80 Monroe Ave
    Suite 225
    Memphis, TN 38103

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