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Michael A Harris

Michael A Harris

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About Me

Michael A. Harris is a Board Certified Immigration Attorney, certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in his field. Mr. Harris received his Juris Doctor Degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law, and spent two years at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English from the University of Florida.  Prior to his admission to the Florida Bar, Mr. Harris spent seven years working for distinguished immigration law firms.  During this time, he was educated and trained by some of the country’s leading experts and authors in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Harris has significant experience taking part in the representation of complicated immigration cases for investors, executives, acclaimed artists and athletes, academic professors, and multinational industry companies, including Eckerd Pharmacies, Accentmarketing Communications, V.Ships Group, Wallem Group, Kindred Healthcare, and the Safra Group. He has experience in nearly every employment-based category, including tempoary nonimmigrant visas for E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors; H-1B Specialty and Professional Workers; L-1 Multinational Visas; O-1 Visas for Extraordinary Ability Persons; P-1 Visas for Entertainers and Athletes; as well as employment-based green cards for EB-1s who are also extraordinary ability persons, multinational managers/executives; EB-2 Advanced Degree, Exeptional Persons, and National Interest Waivers; and other matters concerning Labor Certifications.


Today, Mr. Harris is a specialist in Immigration Law and practices in all matters concerning immigration, with a focus on EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program cases for U.S. companies and investors. Mr. Harris has been the lead immigration attorney many regional center projects in a variety of industries and states around the country. The capital stacks of the proposed projects represented by Mr. Harris have been valued at over $1 billion.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Natascha Maria Aabbott

    I endorse Michael Harris. He is a knowledgeable and trustworthy immigration attorney that I would recommend without hesitation.


    Natascha Aabbott Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Yehuda D. B. Bruck

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a smart and creative lawyer who works passionately for each of his clients.


    Yehuda Bruck Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

HarrisLaw, P.A.

100 SE 2nd Street
Suite 3400
Miami, FL, 33131



FLMember in Good Standing200708/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified - Immigration & NationalityFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselDiaz Reus & Targ LLP2015 - Present
Immigration AttorneyHarrisLaw, P.A.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyKravitz &Guerra, P.A.2007 - 2012
Associate Attorney/Law ClerkLeaf & Associates (formerly, Leaf Koerner)2004 - 2007
ParalegalLatour & Lleras2003 - 2003
ParalegalKalishman & Kaye2002 - 2003
ParalegalLaw Office of Jill Carolyn White2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee Member2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) Committee Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Luncheons Committee Member2014 - Present
IIUSA (Invest In the USA)Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Co-chair, New Members Division2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)New Members Committee Member2010 - 2011
BNI Miami (Business Networking International)Member, Membership Committee2009 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Member2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Member2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
EB-5 Regional CenterApproved

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJuris Doctor2007
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBachelor's of Arts1999
The George Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceNone - Transferred After 2 years1995
Ransom Everglades SchoolN/AHigh School1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
AILA General Membership Meeting and LuncheonEB-5 1012014
EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and DeveloperEB-5 Economist Issues: TEAs, Job Creation Models, Tenant Occupancy Issues2013