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John Patrick Pratt

John Patrick Pratt

Practice areas:

Immigration, Appeals, Corporate & Incorporation, Employment & Labor

About Me

Admitted to Practice in the following Jurisdictions:



1. State of Florida, 1998.


2. District of Columbia, 1999.


3. United States Supreme Court, 2001.


4. United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1998.


5. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2002.


6. United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998.


 


Mr. Pratt concentrates in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including corporate immigration matters, employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, family based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, deportation or removal, and federal court litigation.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Immigration: 80%
    17 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Employment & Labor: 5%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jose A Guerrero

    Best immigration attorney in town. I can trust his opinion whenever it comes to any immigration matter. I endorse him without reservation.

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    Jose Guerrero Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Pedro A. Miranda

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr Pratt for many years and he practiced before me when I was an immigration judge. I always found him to be a knowledgeable, effective and well prepared advocate for his clients.

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    Pedro Miranda Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.

2650 S.W. 27th Avenue
Suite 200
Miami, FL, 33133-3003

Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park, Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL, 32256-4846

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199905/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Florida Super Lawyer - 2010Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Who's Who In American LawThe Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board2010
Who's Who In AmericaThe Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board2010
Best Lawyers In America - ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2010
Top Lawyers - Immigration and Nationality LawSouth Florida Legal Guide2009
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board2009
Top Up & Comers - AttorneySouth Florida Legal Guide2009
Best Lawyers In America - ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2009
Who's Who in AmericaThe Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board2009
Top Up and Comers - AttorneysSouth Florida Legal Guide2008
AV Peer Review Rated - Preeminent Rating Ethics & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyers in America - ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2008
Who's Who Legal-Official Research Partner of the Int. Bar Assoc.Law Business Research Ltd.2008
Florida's Top LawyersFlorida Monthly2008
Best Lawyers in America - ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers in America - ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2006
Board Certification in Immigration & Nationality LawThe Florida Bar2005
Best Lawyers in America - ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2005
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board2005
Who's Who In AmericaThe Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.2010 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyKurzban, Kurzban, Weinger & Tetzeli, P.A.2001 - 2009
Associate AttorneyLeaf & Associates, P.A.2000 - 2001
Associate AttorneyMontiel Davis & Woodward, P.A.1998 - 2000
Associate AttorneyZyne, Saleeby & Saleh, P.A.1997 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
AILA South Florida ChapterPresident2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, S. Fla. Ch.President-Elect2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFirst Vice President, South Florida Chapter2008 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSecond Vice President, South Florida Chapter2007 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSecretary, South Florida Chapter2006 - 2007
The Florida Bar - Immigration & Nationality Law Certification CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2006

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2008-09 Ed. - AILAA Closer Look at Motions to Reopen and Rescind In Absentia Orders2009
30th Annual Immigration Law UpdateUpdate on Relief from Removal: 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H), and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents2009
29th Annual Immigration Law Update - Florida BarThe Affidavit of Support Creates a Legally Enforceable Contract by The Sponsored Foreign National2008
28th Annual Immigration Law Update - Florida BarBoard of Immigration Appeals & Federal Court Update2007
Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook - AILAGetting the Facts on Your Client: FOIA & Criminal Records Searches2005
26th Annual Immigration Law Update - Florida BarNon-Immigrant Waivers Under Section 212(d)(3) of the Immigration & Nationality Act2005
Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook - AILACancellation of Removal of Non-Lawful Permanent Residents2004
24th Annual Immigration Law Update - Florida BarNaturalization & Denaturalization2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Florida State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Interactive Immigration WorkshopA Guide to Handling Immigration Court Cases2010
31st Annual Immigration Law UpdateLitigating Applications for Removal Relief: 212(c), Cancellation, 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers2010
AILA National Web SeminarAccess to Information: FOIA & FBI Request2009
30th Annual Immigration Law UpdateUpdate on Relief from Removal: 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H), & Cancellation of Removal2009
2009 AILA Annual Immigration Law UpdateMotions to Reopen & Reconsider: Strategies that Work2009
AILA National Web SeminarFreedom of Information Act Update2008
29th Annual Immigration Law UpdateApplying for Relief before the Courts, USCIS, or Consulates2008
28th Annual Immigration Law UpdateBIA & Federal Court Update: Strategies for Dealing with Bad Precedent - Business & Enforcement2007
2007 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawI-601 Waiver Workshop: How to Prepare & File Documentation2007
AILA Fundamentals ConferenceThe Road to Naturalization2005
2003 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawNaturalization or Derivative Status2003