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
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I have known and worked with Radlyn for years. She is knowledgeable, reliable, creative and dogged in her pursuit of a positive outcome for her client. She cares on a personal and professional level, setting her apart from her peers.
Joy Haynes Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse Ms. Mendoza. She was gracious enough to speak at several CLEs held on behalf of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Immigrant Outreach Committee when I chaired it. I refer all immigration clients to her because I know they will be in excellent hands.
Jamilah Le Cruise Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1998||03/31/2016|
|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||N/A||1999 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||USCIS Liaison||2013 - 2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Norfolk USCIS Liaison||2009 - 2010|
|Same-sex marriage Green Card (Adjustment of Status)||Lawful Permanent Resident status granted|
|See all legal cases|
|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|