Sean James

An immigration attorney with no time for rest. His clients are of the topmost importance, and he is dedicated beyond what’s necessary to accomplish his clients’ requests.

Sean M. James, Esq.
A fight is won when the case is ready for the courtroom.

No area of immigration law is off limits for Sean M. James. In his decade of practice, he has handled an expansive and ever-evolving range of legal matters – from removal, deportation, and naturalization to family-based petitions, employment-based visas, and appeals.

A proud humanitarian and Lincolnite at heart, James fervently defends the local immigrant and refugee communities. While his current focus lies in removal court cases, appeals, waivers, and consular processing, his previous roles at various immigration law firms have provided him big-picture knowledge of all other aspects within the area of practice, making him a versatile and zealous advocate for both his clients and nationwide immigration reform.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, James is a true “student of the world” who’s lived in Spain and visits Mexico regularly. His initial dream of becoming a United Nations interpreter pivoted to the legal field after he realized his talents and skills would best be exemplified through hands-on immigration defense. James received a J.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014 and has since successfully helped countless clients realize their American dream.

Practice Areas

  • Removal/Deportation Defense; Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability

  • Family-Based Petitions and Adjustments

  • Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Relief Under CAT

  • U&T Visas, VAWA, Special Immigrant Visas, TPS, Humanitarian Relief

  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2014

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court


  • J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014
  • B.A., Spanish and International Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002


  • English

  • Spanish

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