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Meet Attorney Lisa McBee

Lisa McBee, who has practiced in the field of immigration law for over 13 years, is a compassionate attorney who treasures social justice, fairness, and integrity. Lisa considers cultivating such characteristics of “reliability, efficiency, responsiveness and consistency,” as of paramount importance in her representation of clients.

Lisa has recently been fortunate to have experienced excellent opportunities for growth and her practice of law has expanded into several new areas, including family law, estate planning, and business entity formation —  although her passion remains focused on serving clients in the field of immigration law, including both employment-based and family-based.

Admitted to the bar in Missouri and Texas, Lisa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), the TX chapter of AILA, the MO/KS chapter of AILA, Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association (ABA).  As the federal nature of immigration laws allows Lisa to represent clients from all over the U.S.  and abroad, she has represented immigration clients in almost every state in the U.S. and in countries throughout the world.

A native of Texas, Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Kansas in 1991, following her family’s relocation to the state of Kansas.  Lisa subsequently relocated to Missouri where she received a Juris Doctor Degree from the School of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006.  She practiced law in Kansas/Missouri offices for over 11 years where she was admitted as a member of the Missouri Bar and served as a member of Missouri’s Immigration Law Panel.   Prior to her role as an immigration attorney, Lisa served as a paralegal in the field of immigration for over 11 years for Howard Eisberg, who Lisa continues to consider her mentor and guru.

In 2017, following several decades away from her native homeland, Lisa relocated back to her home state of Texas.  She was born in Tarrant County, Texas and grew up on the coastal canals and beaches of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her mother and two of her sisters now live in the DFW area, so she was glad to come back home near her family.

Lisa has 3 grown children, daughter Taylor, son Ryan and son Dylan.  She also has 2 beautiful grandchildren, grandson Julian and grand-daughter Kami.  Her son Dylan’s Siberian Husky, Rocky, currently resides with Lisa while he serves as a Marine in North Carolina.

Lisa primarily practices employment-based immigration law and has a particular passion working with regional, national and international clients including Fortune 500 companies,  multi-national corporations, small businesses, and colleges & universities, serving and shepherding them through the complexities of immigration processes and requirements.

Lisa appreciates the opportunity to work with diverse clients from all around the world, encountering and discovering individuals from different cultures, religions, experiences and backgrounds. Working in collaboration with human resources personnel to develop innovative immigration solutions for meeting emerging hiring needs and maintaining ongoing relationships, Lisa enjoys  working with U.S. businesses/colleges/universities and foreign nationals to determine options and eligibility for U.S. immigration status.

Beginning with her first consult with the U.S. employer personnel and foreign national, where she ascertains whether there are any classification eligibility or admissibility issues, Lisa manages all legal matters from case intake through the final disposition/decision, including performing relevant research, strategizing based on specific immigration issues, including analyzing and interpreting complex immigration laws, rulings, memos and regulations.

A primary component of her responsibilities includes creating evidentiary documents (immigration petitions/applications, support letters, affidavits and memoranda of legal analysis etc.), as well as analyzing and advising clients on probable outcomes of cases using her familiarity of comprehensive immigration regulations, policies, memos, precedents, and rigorous procedures.

Lisa also advises corporate clients on compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor and USCIS regulations; and assists HR personnel/business executives with developing comprehensive hiring practices with respect to immigration.

Lisa works hard to maintain communication with clients throughout the stringent immigration process, providing advice and addressing all questions/concerns.  She also often accompanies and represents clients at the local USCIS office for permanent resident and naturalization interviews.

Lisa loves living in Southlake and actively engages in her community and in international service projects, serving as a Board Member (Club Services) of the Southlake Rotary Club, Rotary International.  She appreciates being a part of Rotary International, an organization whose motto is “service above self,” and whose pursuit of international harmony, kindness, peace and goodwill enhances unity and diversity within an often divisive world. Lisa is proud to serve for a Club that has been recognized as the “Rotary Club of the Year” for small clubs in Rotary District 5790.

Through Rotary International, Lisa volunteers her time and resources participating in various charitable local and international service projects including:

  • DPS Appreciation Day;
  • DPS Officer of the Year Award;
  • DPS Scholarships for the children of Southlake DPS police officers and firefighters;
  • Quarterly Trash Pick Up for the City of Southlake’s ‘Adopt a Street Program’;
  • Dictionary Distribution to area elementary children;
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing;
  • GRACE Christmas Cottage Toy Drive;
  • GRACE food drive;
  • Providing resources/support to the Community Storehouse & Metroport Meals on Wheels;
  • delivering winter garments to area Homeless Shelters;
  • feeding the community;
  • sponsoring a Global Scholar whose scholarly focus is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution;
  • sponsoring a foreign exchange student;
  • sponsoring a dental clinic in Costa Rica; and
  • fighting to end polio worldwide, which is rapidly approaching total eradication.

Lisa also serves as a Board Officer/Secretary for the North Texas Shield Foundation, Inc. (NTSFI) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which provides the Department of Public Safety or the police officers and firefighters of a particular community ‘Peace of Mind.’  Founded by local renowned jeweler Pieter Andries and retired police chief officer of Southlake Marlin Price, NTSFI works with families to help with any costs that the family may not be able to afford.   Specifically, NTSFI provides the Chief of Police or Fire Chief of an area community a check for $5000-$10,000 at the first request, instantly and immediately,  to  help  with  the needs  of a fallen police officer’s or firefighter’s family, such as airline/travel costs to bring in family members.

Lisa is also a member of several area women’s professional support and networking groups, including Grapevine’s Women Who Wined Down on Wednesdays (WWWDOW) where she enjoys forming friendships and assisting other members with support and opportunities.

Lisa is also a member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration (Employment-Based & Family-Based)
    • H-1B visas
    • L-1A/L-1B petitions
    • TN petitions
    • PERM/Labor Certification Applications
    • I-140 petitions/I-485 applications
    • I-130 petitions/I-485 applications
    • I-140 petitions under Extraordinary Abilities/Outstanding Professors & Researchers/ National Interest Waivers
    • DACA
    • N-400s
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Family Law

 Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2006
  • Texas, 2018

Bar Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)
  • TX chapter of AILA
  • MO/KS chapter of AILA
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Texas Family Law Foundation

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2006
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.A. in History – 1991

Professional History

  • Associate Attorney, Law Office of Dana L. White, PLLC – 2018 to present
  • Managing Attorney, Law Office of Lisa McBee, LLC – 2014 to 2018
  • Associate Attorney, Roberta F. Farrell, LLC – 2013 to 2014
  • Associate Attorney, Law Office of Howard Eisberg – 2006 to 2013

Interesting Fact: Dana & Lisa are sisters

Recognition/Awards

  • Featured as a “Top Attorney” in Tarrant County, based on peer votes,  360 West Magazine
  • Recipient of Outstanding Achievement Award in Juveniles & the Law, UMKC, School of Law/ May 2006
  • Recipient of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Higher Education Scholarship based on academic achievement, UMKC, School of Law (Fall 2002 to Spring 2006).
  • Final Paper/Symposium: International Human Rights Law and Post September 11, 2001 Counter-terrorism Policies
  • Recipient of the Robert L. Greaves Memorial Prize for outstanding undergraduate work, University of Kansas, 1991
  • Member of the Alpha-Omicron Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society based on academic record in history, University of Kansas
  • Member of the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, University of Kansas

Community Service & Community Associations

  • Southlake Rotary Club Board Member (Club Service/Club Membership)
  • Board Officer/Secretary of the North Texas Shield Foundation (March 2019-present)
  • Grapevine’s Women Who Wined Down on Wednesdays (WWWDOW) (2017-present)
  • Member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church

Volunteer Experience

  • Board Member (Club Services/Club Membership) of the Southlake Rotary Club, Rotary International, Rotary District 5790.
    • DPS Appreciation Day;
    • DPS Officer of the Year Award;
    • DPS Scholarships;
    • Quarterly Trash Pick Up for the City of Southlake’s ‘Adopt a Street Program’;
    • Dictionary Distribution;
    • Salvation Army Bell Ringing;
    • GRACE Christmas Cottage Toy Drive;
    • GRACE food drive;
    • Community Storehouse & Metroport Meals on Wheels;
    • “Toasty Toes/Artic Blast” Project for area Homeless Shelters;
    • Global Scholar Project;
    • Foreign Exchange Student Project;
    • Dental Clinic Project in Costa Rica; and
    • Eradication of polio worldwide.

Personal/Hobbies

  • Daughter of the King of Kings, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, & friend.
  • Traveling the world
  • Reading/Writing
  • Movies
  • Spending time with family/friends/Rocky (Siberian Husky)

Lisa’s favorite quote is from the Bible, a verse that her late husband & soulmate, Eric McBee, cherished:

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  –Isaiah 40:3