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Jim Arkell

Immigration Attorney

F. James Arkell is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. Jim has over 30 years of legal experience including extensive experience in immigration. In 1998, after 9 years as a trial lawyer, he co-founded Retro Studios and in his capacity as General Counsel handled all immigration matters for the company, including H1-B, TN and applications for permanent residence. Retro Studios was acquired by Nintendo, and after successfully transitioning control to Nintendo, he traveled extensively around the world. Upon his return he joined the Dunn Law Firm as a partner where he, along with Mark T. Dunn and Thomas J. Arkell represented various universities and colleges in the State of Illinois. Mr. Arkell subsequently accepted a position to become a law professor. He spent 11 years as a full professor at Shenzhen University School of Law and also taught courses as an adjunct at Peking University Graduate School. He also spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor teaching Law and Ethics courses at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. During his time as an academic, Mr. Arkell continued to consult with the Dunn Law Firm immigration practice and remained active and current with respect to U.S. immigration law. For the past several years Mr. Arkell  has exclusively practiced immigration law and has successfully handled 1000’s of National Interest Waiver, Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Professor or Researcher matters for clients from top universities and research Institutions from around the world. His many years as a university professor provides him with a unique perspective and he is able to work seamlessly with faculty members, researchers, post docs and graduate students to efficiently complete their immigration matters.


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