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Michael Andrew La Fratta

Michael Andrew La Fratta

Practice areas:

Immigration, Criminal Defense

About Me

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

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Immigration: 85%
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • John Matthew Weiland

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Weiland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mary Napier

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    Mary Napier Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

OccamLegal Immigration Attorneys

1701 W Main St
Richmond, VA, 23220



VAAuthorized to practice law201103/11/2014
DCInactive 201207/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyOccamLegal Immigration Attorneys2015 - Present
AttorneyMain Street Law Office2012 - 2015


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)MemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityN/AHealth Sciences Certificate2007
North Carolina State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
International School of GenevaN/AUnknownN/A
The King's School TynemouthN/AUnknownN/A