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I know immigration law, and I have the experience and the team to help you achieve your immigration dreams.  We fight for our clients in immigration courts, at the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"), and in federal courts across the United States.  Our corporate clients count on us to help them hire and retain the brightest immigrant employees.  We reunite families from across the globe.  We help our clients become citizens.  And if you have made a mistake in the past, we are the immigration attorneys you should call to fix it.  


Languages spoken: Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, French, Urdu, Creole, Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Alfonso Caprara

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I consider John a friend, as well as a colleague. I can endorse this attorney from a different perspective. Many of his endorsers are his contemporaries, or even younger lawyers which in no way diminishes the worth of their praise and esteem. I've known John from his Law School days,while serving as an Officer in the local AILA Chapter. I've seen him develop from a law student with a deep interest in immigration law, though young lawyer working for his clients and actively participating in Bar events through to the Partner in the respected immigration law firm that he is today. He now serves the local Immigration Bar as an Officer in our Immigration lawyers association. John is an intelligent, compassionate and creative attorney and nice guy.. Thus, no surprise for the high regard which he has rightfully earned. I am relatively new to this AVVO, about a month (generational, I guess), or I would have given this high endorsement much sooner than today.


    Alfonso Caprara Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ashraf Sami Salem

    Probably the best attorney in PA, Andy is quick and gets the job done. He is expert at what he does, and he doesn't charge an arm and a leg. Not only is he a amazing profoessional but he is also a good man and he has a great sense of humor. As an attorney he has always won cases! As a person he is always there for you.


    Ashraf Salem Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hogan & Vandenberg LLC

1520 Locust St.
Ste. 804
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - ImmigrationSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising Star- Immigration LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Matthew Baxter Award for MentorshipAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association - Philadelphia Chapter2012
Best Immigration Attorney on the Main LineMain Line Today Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHogan & Vandenberg, LLC2006 - Present
Adjunct Lecturer in Law, Transnational Legal ClinicUniversity Of Pennsylvania Law School2012 - 2012
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of David E. Piver2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nationalities Service Center (NSC)Board of Trustees2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Vice-Secretary/Committee Liaison2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Philadelphia ChapterUSCIS Liaison Committee Member2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
National Association of Muslim LawyersMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fiadjoe v. Ashcroft,Petition for Review Granted
Shah v. GonzalesPetition for Review Granted
Thu v. Attorney General USAPetition for Review Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Employment Law Update (Aspen)Consular Processing for Employers Seeking Foreign Employees2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Immigration Council/American Immigration Lawyers AssociationLitigation InstituteN/A2010
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Texas System, AustinMiddle Eastern StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fall 2013 Immigration Law ConferenceStaying Alive: Ethics for Immigration Practitioners2013
AILA Philadelpha Chapter Annual CLE ConferenceLozada Claims & Ethics: Everybody Wins: How to Effectively and Professionally Use Lozada2013
New Member Division - AILAFamily-based Immigration2012
Immigration Law ForumDefensive Applications in Immigration Court2012
AILA Philadelphia Chapter Annual CLE ConferenceThe Ethics of Fees: Referral Fees, Fee Splitting, and IOLTA Refresher2012
Annual ConferenceEffectively Dealing with ICE: Anatomy of Removal Proceedings & Overview of Key Defenses2011
Issues in Family-based Immigration Law, AILA Philadelphia Chapter Annual ConferenceFamily Based Oddities (VAWA, Special Rule Cancellation, U visas for Domestic Violence, Non-traditional marriages and divorces in the adjustment context, marriages in removal proceedings)2010
Third Annual Muslim Law Career ConferenceLegal Issues Confronting Muslim Americans2009
Know Your Rights for Immigrants, Muslim Associate of Lehigh ValleyKnow Your Rights for Immigrants2007
Know Your Rights for Immigrants, Islamic Society of Greater Valley ForgeKnow Your Rights for Immigrants2007