As an immigration attorney, I have seen true despair in my clients' faces, and to be able to fix that and make the pain and worry go away with a positive outcome is an unbelievable feeling. Only my three children can top that feeling!
I am the daughter of Filipino immigrants, and I grew up alongside my parents working in our ethnic grocery store, 12 hours a day, when I wasn't in school. It's no wonder I'm an immigration attorney today. All of our grocery store customers were immigrants, and I witnessed first-hand their struggles. All I ever wanted to do since I was 8-years old was to be a lawyer to help my parents and to help the people around me. I didn't know then that meant one day being an immigration lawyer, but I am so fortunate to be in one of the most rewarding areas of the legal profession.
I started my law firm with my husband, John Gardner, over 15 years ago, and when you become a client, you also become part of our family at Gardner & Mendoza.
We look forward to meeting you and serving you.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Tagalog
Licensed since 1998
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Radlyn is thoughtful, prepared, and thorough. She's an aggressive advocate for the immigrant community in Virginia, and provides comprehensive legal services for whatever issues arise. I highly recommend Radlyn.
Katherine Wilcox Carter Child Custody Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1998||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Legal Elite Immigration Law||Virginia Business Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Gardner & Mendoza, P.C.||2000 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||Speaker coordinator||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington, DC chapter)||Norfolk USCIS Brown Bag co-chair||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)||Norfolk United States & Immigration Services Liaison co-chair||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||USCIS Liaison||2013 - 2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Norfolk USCIS Liaison||2009 - 2010|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Hampton Roads Mix Magazine||Immigrants, The New Americans||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Handbook||Love & Marriage: Marriage-Based Immigration||N/A|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Old Dominion Bar Association 75th Anniversary Conference||Immigration Reform Issues||2015|
|BB&T Multicultural Event||Deferred Action (DACA/DAPA)||2015|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Bangkok Chapter Annual Conference||DEALING WITH THE PENALTIES: EXPECTING AND WAIVING INADMISSIBILITY DETERMINATIONS||2015|
|Unit Meeting, League of Women Voters||Immigration Reform||2014|
|Old Dominion University Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote||Hispanic Heritage Month Colloquium: Hispanos/Latinos en Hampton Roads||2014|
|Hispanics In Hampton Roads Open Forum||Impact of Immigration on Hispanics in Hampton Roads||2014|
|Williamsburg Economic Development Authority Business Roundtable Luncheon||EB5 Overview||N/A|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association Continuing Legal Education||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||N/A|
|Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Continuing Legal Education||Immigration Law||N/A|
|National Public Radio Hearsay Program with Cathy Lewis||Immigration||N/A|
|National Public Radio Cathy Lewis Show||Immigration||N/A|
|Local speaker prior to Jeb Busch simulcast interview in NY||Immigration Reform - Impact on Hampton Roads||N/A|
|Liberty Tax Professional Webinar Series||The Fundaments of Immigration and Taxation||N/A|
|League of Women Voters, Annual Meeting||Immigration In America||N/A|
|Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada||Marriage-based "Green Card"||N/A|