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Andres Yoav Mejer

Practice areas:

Immigration, DUI & DWI

About Me

I was born in Santiago, Chile, as was my mother.  My father is from Rosario, Argentina.  I grew up in a Spanish speaking home.  

 

We first entered the United State as tourists and overstayed our visas in 1981.  We were undocumented for until President Reagan passed a law allowing us to become legal residence.  For nearly a decade we had no legal status.   Meaning my parents could not legally work or get a driver's license.  

 

When the law changed, my parents went to someone they thought they could trust to help them achieve legal status.  They were wrong.  They paid thousands of dollars and got nothing.  They were the victims of fraud, like so many others. 

 

We finally did get our green cards in 1989.  Then in 1996, we left the United States never having filed for our Citizenship.  We thought we could do it from our home country.  After so many years living in the U.S., of course they wouldn't deny us.  We were wrong.  I nearly lost my green card.  In 1998 I returned to the U.S., and in 1999 I became a Citizen.  My father and sister were not so fortunate and they lost their green cards.  

 

I became a speaker, author, and attorney to  help others avoid our mistakes.  Education is your best defense.  You must know your rights.  If you qualify for a legal benefit, don't wait apply today.  

 

I graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.  I went on to Brooklyn Law School where I met my wife.  We have two beautiful kids and live in Long Branch, New Jersey.   I am a Commissioner of the Long Branch Housing Authority, a member of the Board on the Monmouth Family Health Center, and a member of the Board of Brothers of Israel.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, English, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    3 years
  2. Immigration: 50%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • Howard A Snader

    I have had the opportunity to meet Andres on multiple occasions over the past year. And although I practice law in Arizona, I know an expert in their field of practice when I see it. I have heard him lecture with passion about immigration law and admire how he has built his practice with his clients in mind. I would not hesitate to send any client that has immigration issues to Andres.

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    Howard Snader Domestic Violence Attorney
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  • Ronald Jay Drescher

    I endorse this lawyer. Andres stays ahead of the curve in all of his practice areas, always willing to go the extra mile for his clients.

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    Ronald Drescher Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Andres Mejer & Associates, LLC

9 Memorial Parkway
Suite B
Long Branch, NJ, 07740

Andres Mejer & Associates

220 Third Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200405/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Wilber Ray AwardBrookdale Community College2014
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarsSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarsSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarsSuperLawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAndres Mejer2010 - Present
AssociateMethfessel & Werbel2008 - 2010
AssociateStout & O'Hagan2006 - 2008
Law Clerk/AssociateWilkofsky, Friedman, Karel & Cummins2002 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Monmouth Family Health CenterBoard Member2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2012 - Present
Long Branch Housing AuthorityCommissioner2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice SectionN/A2010 - Present
Monmouth Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Broooklyn Law SchoolN/AJ.D.2004
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/PiscatawayMiddle Eastern Studies and History/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Long Branch High SchoolDACA and DAPA explained2015
DWI InstituteImmigration Consequences of a DUI2014
Senior Citizen Bldg.- Harrison, NJImmigration Reform Presentation2013
New Jersey State Bar AssociationHow to Get Deported from Municipal Court2013
Misionary Pentecostal Church - Lakewwod, NJImmigration Reform Presentation2013
Latino Outreach of Monmouth & Ocean Counties"Domestic Violence in the Latino Community. Successes & Challenges"2013
La Senda Church - Neptune, NJ"What is Immigration Reform?"2013
La Senda Church- Red Bank, NJImmigration Reform Presentation2013
La Mano de Dios Church - Red Bank, NJImmigration Reform Presentation2013
Iglesia Pentecostal Maranatha - Asbury Park, NJImmigration Reform Presentation2013
DCP & P - Staff In ServiceU-VISAS/ Immigration Reform2013
Camino de Salvacion Church - Long Branch, NJPreparing for The Reform2013
Bethel A G- Lakewood, NJHow to Prepare For Immigration Reform2013
Path to CitizenshipNaturalization2012
Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsPresident Obama's Deferred Action for DREAMers2012