Barry Walker

Barry J. Walker was born in Atlanta , Georgia , USA , on December 23rd, 1951 and is admitted to practice in the state of Mississippi . Mr. Walker has been a practicing attorney since 1979. Since 1992, his practice has been concentrated in employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. He practices before the US Department of Labor, US Immigration Service, and US State Department. He represents employers and employees in the processing of H-1B specialty occupations, O-1 visas for persons with Extraordinary Ability, L-1 intracompany transfer, E-1/E-2 treaty trader and treaty investor nonimmigrant visa cases. He regularly represents health care facilities and foreign medical graduates in J-1 waiver cases. He processes labor certification for skilled workers and college graduates. He prepares and processes visa petitions for aliens of extraordinary ability, and outstanding professors and researchers. He has obtained approval of national interest waivers in each of the four Immigration Service Regional centers and has been successful in this procedure in over 100 cases.

Attorney Walker is a regularly invited speaker on immigration matters involving Foreign Medical Graduates and is author of business employment and foreign physician immigration topics.

Barry holds a Master Degree in International Law and Trade from Tulane University in New Orleans , Louisiana where he was a distinguished graduate. His curriculum included the study of Immigration Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University . Mr. Walker is also fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

He has been listed in "Who's Who in Corporate Immigration Law" for the years 2014-2017. Barry has served on the National Ethics Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2014.

Mr. Walker is married to former Holly Parker, and they have two children.

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi (1975)
  • Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Tulane University , New Orleans , Louisiana (LL.M. in International Law of Trade, 1989)
  • University of Mississippi , Oxford , Mississippi (Juris Doctor, 1975)
  • Mississippi State University , Starkville , Mississippi (B.S. , 1973)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (1992)
  • Mississippi State Bar (1975)


  • “Change of Employers by the Foreign Medical Graduate”, 2 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2003-04 Ed).
  • “Chapter 20: Immigration & Naturalization Issues”, Mississippi Employment Law Practice Handbook , University of Mississippi (2003).


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