Mr. Willy is the founder and principal of Willy, Nanayakkara & Associates Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Over the last 35 years, Mr. Willy has built the Houston-based firm from a single attorney practice to a bustling five-attorney firm with a presence in Atlanta, Georgia, Toronto, Canada and Mumbai, India.

Activities, Honors And Community Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Chair of Houston Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council for South Asia, 2013-2014
  • Vice-Chair, Christus Health System of the Gulf Coast Region; 2013-2014;
  • Attendee, White House Briefing to Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leaders, 2012;
  • Board Member, Asian American Justice Center, 2011 – 2017;
  • Board Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs, Houston Chapter, 2011 – 2012;
  • Advisory Board, DAYA, 2009 – 2012;
  • Mayor’s Appointee, Houston Zoo Board, 2006 – 2012;
  • Vice-Chair, United Way Asian Pacific Islander Community Campaign, 2002-2003;
  • Attendee, Conference, Hosted by Vice-President Gore in honor of Prime Minister Vajpayee’s Visit to the United States, 2000;
  • Attendee, President’s Announcement of Appointees to the Asian-American Advisory Commission, White House Rose Garden, 2000;
  • Attendee, White House Briefing on President Clinton’s Trip to India, 2000;
  • Chairman, South Asian Chamber of Commerce, 1998;
  • Participant, Round Table Conference on Asian Issues with President Clinton and Vice-President Gore, 1997;
  • Attendee, White House Briefing on Administration Policies affecting Asians, 1997;
  • Participant, White House Consultation on Immigration Reform Legislation, 1996;
  • Attendee, White House Briefings on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Visits to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, 1995;
  • Attendee, White House Briefing and Consultation on U.S. Policy in South Asia, 1994;
  • Delegate, Delegation of South Asian Leaders to the White House, 1994;
  • Appointee, Trade and Commerce Representative in the United States (by the Provincial Government of the Western Cape of South Africa), 1994;
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1993;
  • Member, State Bar Journal Committee, 1993;
  • Represented Texas Governor in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan to promote Trade with Texas, 1993;
  • Editor-in-Chief, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Journal, 1992;
  • Co-Chairman, International Business Opportunities Task Force at the Texas Department of Commerce, 1991-1993;
  • President, Asian American Bar Association, 1991-1992;
  • Delegate, American Lawyer Delegation to Japan, 1988.

Practice Areas

Founder and principal attorney George Willy, has an exhaustive scope of experience and knowledge in all aspects of immigration law including family, employment, investment and litigation.


  • McMaster University, Canada (B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, double honors, Summa Cum Laude, 1979);
  • South Texas College of Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence 1985).

Professional Awards And Affiliations

  • United States Supreme Court – Admitted to Practice;
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Admitted to Practice;
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – Admitted to Practice;
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit – Admitted to Practice;
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – Admitted to Practice;
  • State Bar of Texas – Admitted to Practice;
  • Certified Mediator, A. A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, 1992.
woman speaking on phone

Schedule A Confidential Initial Consultation

If you would like help regarding business immigration, family-based immigration, and immigration-related litigation, or if you have questions about any other immigration-related issue, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with one of our highly-experienced immigration attorneys in confidence, please call 888-529-5990 or request an appointment online today.