St. Louis Immigration attorney builds growing practice from 'undeniably broken' system

When James Hacking III decided to start his own law firm focusing on immigrants, it was news to his wife, Amany Ragab Hacking.

“One day, he says, ‘This is my dream. I’ve always wanted to do this.’ I said, ‘Honey, I’ve been with you for years. I went through law school with you. I have three children with you. Now, you’re telling me for the first time that this is your dream to open your own law firm.’ I had never heard of this,” she said.

Hacking moved forward and 14 years after opening its doors, Hacking Immigration Law has grown to 51 employees and contractors. The firm is based in St. Louis and has two-person offices in Washington, D.C., and San Diego, as well as contractors in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Read more here.