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Safiya Webber Byars

Safiya Webber Byars

Practice areas:

Immigration, Family, Estate Planning

About Me

Safiya Byars is the founder and senior partner of the firm. As a native of Kingston, Jamaica. Attorney Byars has a unique personal understanding of the immigration process. Attorney Byars entered the United States as an international student to attend college where she was the first international student. Attorney Byars has successfully made the transition from a temporary student visa to permanent immigration status. Attorney Byars now uses her extensive immigration expertise to teach her clients the best ways to get their cases approved the FIRST time, while reducing processing times and avoiding Immigration red flags that result in delays, denials and deportation. 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Immigration: 60%
    12 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    10 years
  3. Family: 20%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Dara Lynn Berger

    I endorse this lawyer. She is professional and gracious. She takes the time to share her knowledge and educate in this area which is rare in an attorney.

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    Dara Berger Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Zulma P. Lopez

    Safiya is a passionate advocate for her Immigration clients. She is also very involved with, and well-respected in the community. I strongly endorse this lawyer.

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    Zulma Lopez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Byars Firm

3720 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Suite D2
Chamblee, GA, 30341

The Byars Firm

3720 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Suite D2
Chamblee, GA, 30341

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200506/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder & Managing PartnerThe Byars Firm, Inc.2010 - Present
Senior AssociateGonzalez & Associates, P.C2007 - Present
AssociateGeerdes & Kim, LLC2005 - 2007
Immigration Law ClerkLaw Office of Yvonne Hall Jones2002 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Georgia (Immigration Section)Vice Chair2013 - 2015
Georgia Association of Black Women AttorneysAttorney Member2012 - Present
Gwinnettt Neighborhood Leadership InstituteAlumni2010 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ImmigrationApproved permanent resident.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Kotch MagazineBest Practices When Applying for Immigration Benefits2015
Kotch MagazineSpotlight Interview on Safiya Byars2015
Light of the WorldImmigration2012
www.jamaicans.comImmigration2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AlabamaLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MontevalloPolitical Science/HistoryBA1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Transition Into Law Practice ProgramGroup Mentoring2015
Immigration WorkshopImmigration Reform2015
Immigration WorkshopImmigration Reform and Family Immigration2015
Family Immigration Law CLEChair (Family Immigration Law)2015
Family Immigration Continuing Legal EducationChair (Family Immigration)2014
Legally Speaking talk showFamily Immigration Law2013
Family Immigration Continuing Legal EducationChair (Family Immigration)2013
Family Immigration Continuing Legal EducationCo-Chair, Family Immigration2012
Diamond in the Rough Speaker SeminarWomen in the Legal Profession2011
Public Interest ConferenceWorking in Public Interest, "Immigration Panel"2008
CLE Mentoring ProgramModel Mentoring Program2006