J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1989
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME), University of Delaware, 1984



Selected as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2015-2018


Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement by Martindale-Hubbell, 2016


Ann Badmus is a Partner in the Immigration Law Section of Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. with her practice focusing on employment and business related immigration matters. Ms. Badmus represents employers and their employees before the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Labor, and various state and federal agencies with immigration oversight. Ms. Badmus has extensive experience with employment-related temporary worker petitions for H-1B professional worker visas, L-1 transfer visas, E-1/E-2 treaty investor and trader visas, O-1 extraordinary ability visas, and others. She has processed numerous two year foreign residency waiver applications for physicians, and permanent residence (green card) applications based upon labor certification, extraordinary ability, national interest waiver, outstanding researcher , and multinational managers and executives. Ms. Badmus also assists employers seeking to insure compliance with state and federal immigration rules regarding employment eligibility verification (I-9) and anti-discrimination.

Ms. Badmus is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer who has been featured prominently in numerous business publications, including an award and recognition as a 2009 Outstanding Minority Business Owner and 2012 Top 25 Women in Business in the north Texas area. She is a sought-after speaker on immigration law to such interested associations as chambers of commerce, universities, professional associations, community organizations, and other groups. She has taught continuing legal education courses for attorneys on immigration law since 1999. Ms. Badmus has written numerous published articles about immigration, has hosted a television program called “Immigration Matters,” has been interviewed several times on the national and local radio, and has written a book on immigration for physicians entitled “Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to US Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.”

Ms. Badmus is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the College of the State Bar of Texas. She received a BME (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering) degree in 1984 from the University of Delaware and her J.D. degree in 1989 from Widener University School of Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas

Speaking Engagements

Nuts and Bolts of Immigration (CLE) –Delaware Bar Association – 1999

Ethical Issues in Immigration Law (CLE) – Bench & Bar Conference, Collin County Bar Association 2004

H-1B and Employers – The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) – 2005

Visa Options for Foreign Students – The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) – 2005

Immigration for Foreign Students – National Association of Black Accountants Student Conference 2005

Ethical Issues in Immigration Law(CLE) – National Bar Association, National Conference 2005

Strategies for Success: How to Win the Race to Secure H-1B Visas – Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C., Tele-seminar, February 2006

Life after Residency – Immigration - American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, 2006

Immigration Prescription – Physician Teleseminar series – 2006, 2007

Immigration Issues in Family Law – Collin County Paralegal Association, 2006

Protecting your Practice: Immigration Pitfalls to Avoid (CLE) –Dallas Bar Association, 2006,

Minority Development Program Immigration Issues in Construction Law – Building Workable Solutions (CLE)–Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, 2006

Critical Immigration Issues for Business (CLE) – Badmus Immigration Law Firm, 2007

Immigration for the Construction Industry – Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of North Texas, January 2007

Immigration and Healthcare Hiring (CLE) – Dallas Bar Association, Health Lawyers Section, 2007

Human Rights and Immigration Panelist –Dallas Public Library, International Day, 2007

Immigration Law: Latest Compliance Issues and Strategies for Corporate Counsel(CLE) – Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, 2007

Researchers and Professors Expert Panelist (CLE) – American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Conference 2007

I-9 Compliance Webinar for Employers - November 2007

I-9 Rules and Social Security No-Match Letters-Employment & Labor Law Check-up - Conference with Urban League of Dallas, 2008

“How To Choose An Immigration Attorney” - Citizenship Information Meeting sponsored by Plano Multicultural Research Roundtable, May 31, 2008

E-Verify for Immigration Compliance: Safe Harbor or Trap? - seminar for employers, July 17, 2008

Lawful Immigration Forum for Businesses – Seminar sponsored by U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce, October 30, 2008

10 Immigration Facts Every Physician Recruiter Must Know – webinar, February 4, 2009

Panel Discussion – Revisiting H-1B visas- Hosted by Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, March 17, 2009

10 Immigration Pitfalls To Avoid In The New Age Of Enhanced Enforcement – East Texas Human Resource Association and the Tyler & Longview Area Chambers of Commerce Symposium – Protecting the Interest of Employers in a Time of Change, April 9, 2009

Immigration Updates Every Employment Lawyer Must Know – Dallas Bar Association CLE, Labor and Employment Law Section, May 18, 2009

Multicultural Outreach Roundtable Citizenship Workshop, 2009, 2010, 2011

10 Immigration Facts for Medical Practices- webinar, July 23, 2009

I-9 Audits and Avoiding the High Cost of Noncompliance (CLE)- hosted by Badmus Law Firm, September 16, 2009

Immigration for Physician Recruiters teleseminar - hosted by National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters, March 2010

Immigration Law updates for National Association of Physician Recruiters School of Recruitment, April 2010

What You Really Need to Know About Immigration & Citizenship in 2010 - hosted by Badmus Law Firm, Saturday, August 28, 2010

What Every Lawyer Must Know About Immigration - Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association CLE, September 22, 2010

Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws - Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas Human Resource Checkup Conference, 2009

9.5 Immigration Rules You Must Know to Hire International Graduate Physicians Fast - webinar, November 9, 2010

9 Costly H-1B Visa Mistakes Employers Make and How to Avoid Them - webinar, November 18, 2010

Immigration Jeopardy! Avoiding Trouble for Your Clients and You – JL Turner Association CLE, February 22, 2011

EB-5 Immigrant Investor - webinar, May 19, 2011

13th Annual African Economic Forum and Heritage Festival - guest panelist for Women in Business Panel, July 13, 2011

9 Critical Immigration Rules IMG Residents/Fellows Must Know to Practice Medicine in the U.S., July 23, 2011

Citizenship and Legalization Workshop 2011 - Hosted by Badmus Law Firm, August 13, 2011

The Immigration Prescription: What Medical Practices & IMG Physicians Must Know about U.S. Immigration - CrossRoads in Clinical Care Conference, CME Course, August 20, 2011

H1B and LCA Compliance Advisory for Employers - Lawline Continuing Legal Education video, September 29, 2011

Immigration for J-1 Physicians Webinar - American Academy of Neurology Career Week, October 10, 2011

7 Secrets You Must Know to Win a Green Card Through PERM Labor Certification - webinar, November 10, 2011

H-1B Visas: Proving Your Case in 2012 – webinar, January 25, 2012

Practice Tips Panel Discussion – Continuing Legal Education course, Advanced Immigration Law, Texas Bar Association, February 2012

Immigration Pitfalls You Must Avoid to Protect Your Client and Your Practice – Continuing Legal Education course for JL Turner Association, July 12, 2012

North Lake Community College (South Campus), DREAMers Immigration Workshop- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), October 20, 2012

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church ESL Immigration Workshop: Deferred Acton, September 26, 2012

El Centro Community College, DREAMers Immigration Workshop- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Advance Parole, and Legalization, February 20, 2013

Immigration Workshop – Immigration Reform, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Family Unity Waivers, March 23, 2013 and March 27, 2013

H-1B Compliance: 9 Costly Mistakes Employers Make webinar, June 2013

What Employers Must Know About Immigration in 2013 - ACEC, April 2013

Immigration for Medical Recruiters webinar - NAPR, September 2013


Co-Author of the book chapter, Immigration: Everything You Need to Know, of the 2015 Physician Practice Search Guide, 2nd Edition, published by National Association of Physician Recruiters

Author, “Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians”

Guest Columnist, Asian Beat newspaper

Guest Columnist, Dallas/Fort Worth Construction News

Author, “How to Hire IMG Physicians with Ease,” FOCUS Physician Recruitment Newsletter May 2011

Author, “J-1 Waivers for Neurologist,” American Academy of Neurology Career Week September 2011

Author, "What Every Recruiter Needs to Know About Recruiting a Visa Candidate,” National Association of Physician Recruiters Pulse Newsletter, Summer 2013 edition

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