Oklahoma City Immigration Attorney Steven Langer began his career in immigration law before he even graduated law school. Starting in 1991, Mr. Langer assisted foreign nationals held in detention by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Mr. Langer graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. He received the American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Legal Research. Mr. Langer was also a member of the American Indian Law Review.
For his first five years as a licensed attorney, Mr. Langer spent significant time helping foreign nationals subject to the Cuban Review Plan. He appeared before Cuban Review Panels dozens of times. He also assisted a foreign national with the filing of a habeas corpus complaint in federal court challenging the legality of the alien’s indefinite detention. Just prior to Mr. Langer arguing the case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States Attorney General agreed to release the foreign national from detention giving Mr. Langer his first victory in a habeas corpus case. Since that time, Mr. Langer has obtained the release of three other unlawfully detained foreign nationals through habeas corpus litigation and dozens of others by negotiating with law enforcement agencies.
From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Langer appeared as lead counsel in dozens of jury trials and innumerable bench trials in state and federal court. His clients ranged from Fortune 100 corporations to individuals.
In 2007, Mr. Langer saw a need in the Oklahoma City legal community for an immigration attorney with substantial trial experience and decided to open his own firm where he could use his trial lawyer experience to help immigrants and their families. Mr. Langer’s primary focus is immigration through family, immigration court and the immigration consequences of criminal activity. Mr. Langer is also the leading attorney in Oklahoma and one of the leading attorneys in the United States in the complex area of special immigrant juveniles.
Mr. Langer is a past president of the McClain County Bar Association. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He was nominated to be an Associate District Judge in 2003 by the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission. He is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Oklahoma as well as the the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.