Mr. La Fratta concentrates his practice on assisting those seeking to enter the United States on family-based and employment-based immigrant visas. He regularly handles immigration petitions for clients across the Untied States and Canada, and businesses and families around the world.
Prior to joining OccamLegal Immigration, Mr. La Fratta was a successful criminal defense attorney who defended clients charged with all levels of criminal offenses, including those with serious immigration consequences. He employs his experience to counsel defendants on immigration consequences of convictions, and defends clients in criminal removal proceedings.
At the University of Richmond School of Law, Mr. La Fratta was a leader and voice of the student body as Vice President of the Student Bar Association, and was a prominent member of the Trial Advocacy Board. He was also a member of the International Law Society.
Mr. La Fratta also studied at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland, the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, and earned his BA in Political Science at North Carolina State University, where he took a particular interest in International Business.
While living in Geneva, Mr. La Fratta worked at the U.S. Embassy to the United Nations, and at the World Health Organization, where he contributed to writing "T.E.A.C.H.-V.I.P. II," a training manual for national governments to educate their authorities on violence and injury prevention.
Mr. La Fratta has spent significant time abroad learning about various cultures through travel in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central America. In addition to English, he speaks French and some Spanish.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Licensed since 2011
Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2011||03/11/2014|
|Attorney||OccamLegal Immigration Attorneys||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Main Street Law Office||2012 - 2015|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||Member||N/A|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||N/A||Health Sciences Certificate||2007|
|North Carolina State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|International School of Geneva||N/A||Unknown||N/A|
|The King's School Tynemouth||N/A||Unknown||N/A|