I am an American by choice. Arrived in the US as a child and have lived in places spanning the spectrum...from New York City (Queens) to Hanford, Central California (yeah, try and find it on the map). I have travelled quite a bit and have visited Peru, Ecuador and several European countries.
I think nobody is perfect and we have all done something wrong to somebody at some point in our lives. If you are a good person that made a mistake, then I will defend you. If you were caught driving having had one too many, don't do it again, but I will help you so that one mistake should not destroy your life. The same with drugs. If you got caught smoking some weed, guess what, both President Obama and Clinton did it, but did not get caught. I will defend you.
If you are an immigrant trying to help his family, I will defend you. If you are an immigrant sitting in ICE detention because of a mistake (either by the government or you) then I will help you. If you are someone trying to file an immigration petition for your spouse (gay, straight, blue, purple or otherwise) I will help you.
If you are defending a domestic violence charge, or a protective order, I will defend you. If you need to divorce your spouse, I can help you. If you are fighting with you business partner over that piece of land you both thought was going to make you all lots of money, I can help you.
You will pay a reasonable fee for my help. If I take you on as a client you can count that I will be honest with you and I believe in your case. If there is nothing I can do, I will tell you.
Languages Spoken: Romanian, Spanish
Licensed since 2001
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I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Vine is a conscientious, knowledgeable and diligent attorney who always has his client's best interests in his mind and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure his client's rights are protected and to insure that the interests of his clients are achieved. Whether the case involves a complicated removal proceeding before the U.S. Immigration Court, or a family based sponsorship proceeding before the DHS CIS, Mr. VIne's dedication to his clients are evident in his rate of success. Mr. Vine is willing to take the time and to expend the effort to making sure that his clients understand the legal circumstances of their case and to discuss with them the available options that exist to obtain their desired result.
Michael Schwartz Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Managing Partner||Vine Law Firm, LLC||2002 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office Philadelphia||2001 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Bar Association of Montgomery County||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - 2006|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|California State University, Fresno||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|How to legally stay or work in the US||Immigration||2013|