Barry L. Frager

Immigration Attorney

Barry L. Frager, a managing partner of the Frager Law Firm, has been practicing immigration law since 1990 and has previously served as a trial attorney for the Immigration & Naturalization Service in Los Angeles, California through the Honors Law Graduate Program of the U.S. Department of Justice.

From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Frager served as the national chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. For his service, he received recognition in September 2007 with the Outstanding Section Chair award by the FBA. Mr. Frager has successfully planned CLEs for the FBA to offer training to other lawyers in the immigration law field and holds an annual immigration CLE in Memphis in May each year.

Mr. Frager has experience handling matters not only in the Mid-South, but also in the following jurisdictions: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Newark, Oakdale, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen and other DOJ immigration courts across the United States. He returned to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to establish his immigration and general law firm there in 1994. In 2003, he opened a second office in Nashville, Tennessee which was expanded in 2007.

The Frager Law Firm assists clients in certain criminal matters due to the important immigration consequences that certain criminal convictions may have on an individual’s ability to remain in the United States. Our immigration attorneys handle family immigration matters, such as marriage petitions and immediate family members sponsoring other immediate relatives. Our immigration lawyers also represent people who appear before an immigration judge in removal or deportation proceedings when the Department of Homeland Secuity (DHS) has determined that an individual(s) should be removed or deported from the United States.In proceedings before an immigration judge, an individual has a right to retain legal counsel at his or her own expense (so long as it is not at the expense of the U.S. government). When individuals want to apply for asylum in the United States, the Frager Law Firm can assist them in evaluating their eligibility for asylum or refugee status in the United States.

Our immigration attorneys at the Frager Law Firm can also assist clients in obtaining employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The firm assists professionals in obtaining H-1B visas as well as other skilled and unskilled workers who need to apply for their green cards through the labor certification process.

The Frager Law Firm prides itself on advising clients through a private consultation, for a minimal consultation fee, in order to evaluate whether there are any benefits available for non-U.S. citizens who are either living in the United States or abroad.

Areas of Practice

Immigration Law

Litigation Percentage

25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 1990
District of Columbia, 1991
Arkansas, 2012


University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 1989 J.D.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1984 B.A.

Past Employment Positions

Immigration & Naturalization Service, Los Angeles, California, Attorney