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Jameel Manji

Immigration Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.8   23 reviews

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About Jameel

Learn Jameel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    Removal Defense, Green Card Applications, Citizenship, Consular Processing, Waivers, VAWA, U-Visas, EAD, Asylum, BIA Appeals, and More.

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Misdemeanors in Georgia - Primarily in Metro Atlanta Counties.

  • Removal and Deportation Defense
  • Family Based Greencard
  • Naturalization/Citizenship
  • Non-immigrant Visas
  • Removal and Deportation Defense
  • VAWA and DACA Applications
  • Asylum and Refugee Application
  • Criminal Defense - Misdemeanors in Metro Atlanta.

I am the son of refugees who fled Uganda in the 70s.  Along with my older sister and brother, I was born in Ontario, Canada before my family immigrated to Georgia when I was a child.  I grew up in Marietta, GA and earned my undergraduate, masters, and J.D. degrees in Atlanta.  I worked for a few years in Toronto before coming back to Atlanta. 

I am an avid traveler and have been fortunate enough to travel to almost 40 countries so far.  I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds and getting to know my clients on a personal level.  My office is in downtown Decatur, which is 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta.  I would be happy to discuss your case.  Please let me know how I can be of service and I look forward to speaking with you.  

Licensed for 11 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/03/2023

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

Contact Jameel

Manji Law, P.C.
315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Suite 400
Decatur, GA, 30030

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Denise | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer
We went to Manji Law with a very difficult case , my spouse was about to be deported He reviewed the case an determined it was going to be a challenge, but he would give it a try. He did his research and found a waiver that would apply. He was always honest with what was going on good or bad. He did an excellent job of representing the case before a judge that had a representation of being very strict. He presented the case and won!! He is an excellent attorney!! I would recommend him highly! He is going to give you 100%. I can’t say anything more, but if you want an attorney that’s going to work for you and give you his all get Jamel Manji I am glad I did!!
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Posted by Scott | July 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clarified Complex Decisions
Knowledgeable and very helpful through out the process of navigating complex decisions.
Posted by Doniella | June 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client friendly, eager to assist
I phoned him at the last minute with an immigration emergency. He took my call, gave me an appointment and at my consultation took the time to explain my situation to me going thru the paperwork i came with. He explained my options, was honest and hopeful with his advice and I appreciated that he didn't take advantage of me.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience
Jameel is a great attorney who truly understands the law. He was extremely helpful in guiding me through the process of becoming a naturalized citizen!
Posted by Coop | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Jameel after meeting with him regarding an immigration issue I had concerning a family member. He genuinely wanted to help me and my family. Jameel made sure that we understood every detail of our case and the process that it would go through. He took the time to answer all of our questions and address our concerns. Our case had a problem that was not immigration based in nature, but could have been an issue. Jameel researched and cross referenced the issue so that he could give us the best possible legal advice. He was always accessible to answer our questions and kept us updated throughout our entire case. I will definitely use him again should the need ever arise.
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Posted by Karen | June 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stellar Attorney!
After looking and researching for attorneys in the area, I came across Jameel and I could not have made a better choice. Other than being very professional and helpful, his knowledge on Immigration and willingness to go above and beyond for me as his client stood out the most to me. 10/10 recommend.
Posted by Genobeva | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Services
Jameel is a great lawyer with great knowledge in immigration. He was able to advise and inform me with all the questions I had in regards to DACA. I would definitely recommend him as he always attends to any issues and questions that I have.
Posted by Coop | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Jameel after meeting with him concerning an immigration issue with a family member. He genuinely wanted to help. He really went out of his way to see that I was comfortable and took the time to explain my case. He made sure that I fully understood all the details and processes involved. Since my particular case had an issue that was not immigration based, but could have had an effect on it, Jameel took the time to research the issue in order to give me the best possible legal advice. He was always accessible for any questions or concerns I had, and kept me updated and informed for the duration of my case. I will definitely use him again should I ever need to.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Hello My name is Kelvin... If there are three words I would describe Jameel. I would be excellent, excellent and excellent. Very professional and precise individual. One thing I noticed in the whole process of my journey. With him helping me obtain my green card. Was his ability to genuinely want to help another fellow human being. I could never thank you enough. But I will forever be grateful. I would definitely recommend Jameel in a heart beat. Best experience I have had with a attorney Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest attorney
I have call him regarding my case, even though I am not his client but he gave me sincere advise. Defiantly I will recommend him for your case.
Posted by Dileep | April 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration process and filing.
Jameel is very knowledgeable about immigration and is also very prompt in his work. Had him file for my H4 and EAD and also had reached out to him multiple times for various questions. He was very prompt in clarifying things to me. Would definitely reach out to him for any future needs regarding immigration.
Posted by Pedro | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration services
I hired Mr. Jameel Manji so he could help me with my immigration situation. He was always on point, helpful and manage to keep contact with me in whatever hour I was available. Really honest and trying to solve my problems in the best and fastest way possible.
Posted by Fidali Manek | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved me from deportation
He saved me from being sent back to Pakistan. I opened a paan parag stand on Church street and the Police raided it and referred me to ICE. Didn't know it was illegal. Anyhow, it was. Thanks to Jameel who uncovered a technicality in the case, it was dismissed. The ICE official admitted to not giving me orange juice during captivity.
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Posted by Lucy | July 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic and Experienced Attorney
I had the opportunity to consult with Jameel on a case that had a few tricky tax issues. I found him to be super knowledgeable with Tax and Immigration law. Jameel is wonderful at explaining legal issues to clients/colleagues who may not have extensive experience in a particular field. I would highly recommend him for your Tax, Immigration, and Personal Injury needs. He is makes himself super accessible and is great at promptly returning phone calls and emails.
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Posted by Raymond | May 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Well-rounded with a sense of urgency
I've known Jameel socially for several years and have recently had the opportunity to work on a couple of projects with him as our business lives have begun to cross. Jameel has an extensive educational background in law and tax, business background with Big 4 accounting and consulting, and personal business and immigration experience through various family-owned enterprises. As a person who values work more than resume, I have always been impressed by the sense or urgency and amount of effort Jameel puts into all of his undertakings. He's incredibly intelligent, but also approachable. If he doesn't know an answer, he tells you, then he goes and finds experts to help figure it out. He follows through on his promises. All of these qualities make him a person you can trust personally and professionally, and I have made a number of introductions to business partners that served to justify my level of trust in him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
I was looking for guidance on a few things relating to my parents' US immigration and tax matters, which included the re-filing of Form W-7 (ITIN application). Jameel was one of the first lawyers to have reached out to me. Not only did Jameel answer all my questions on Avvo, but he also offered to speak with me over the phone to address additional queries I had. We spoke a good 90 minutes, and exchanged a dozen emails... all before any fees were brought up. Jameel genuinely cares about his clients. He thoroughly reviewed all my tax documents and provided timely comments to rectify data. He provided appropriate tax literature to support his findings, which helped me better educate myself. As young a lawyer Jameel is, he has been truly professional and knowledgeable from start to finish. I have no hesitation recommending Jameel to anyone that may need professional legal advice.
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Posted by Travis Shaw | May 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I have consulted Mr. Manji on various topics he specializes in, and every time he has displayed an understanding and expertise in the scope of practice.
Posted by Asif | April 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great visit
Mr.Manji was very punctual when it came to our appointment. He talked to me about the choices we had to make to see the results we wanted. Though it wasn't exactly in his field he was able to help and if needed suggest another lawyer for future needs.
Posted by Zach | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely and involved
Jameel seemed not only legitimately interested in my problem but, concerned with the outcome and my grasp of the situation. He explained everything before, during and after the outcome. My job gets me involved in legal situations sporadically and as such I have utilized several attorneys in the past few years. What sets Jameel apart in my eyes was his concern and, the fact that he was never more than a phone call away. In the instance that he was not able to take my call, he returned it as soon as he could. In contrast, I have used attorneys before to whom I was nothing more than a paying client and who took days and sometimes weeks to return a call.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
honest and professional
I consulted with Jameel last month about an immigration concern regarding employment and he was incredibly helpful. He took the time to listen to my concerns, acknowledged how stressful the situation is and empathized with me and then provided me with multiple options. Throughout the consultation, I felt comfortable with Jameel and truly believed that he was providing suggestions that were in my best interest and not for some financial gain on his end. I will be going back to Jameel for additional help in the coming months and would recommend him without hesitation to any of my friends or family!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Pro bono 20 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Manji Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • KPMG LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate
  • PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • ACLU of Georgia
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Family Mentor
  • International Rescue Committee
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Georgia State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2011
  • Georgia State Univeristy
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • CIMBA - Paderno del Grappa, Italy
  • N/A
  • Bahcesehir Universitesi - Istanbul, Turkey
  • N/A
  • Universidade Candido Mendes - Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Decatur Business Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Taxation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • AILA
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Tax Certification
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Button Immigration Issues
  • Hot Button Immigration Issues
  • 2016
  • How SCOTUS Decision on DAPA Can Affect You
  • DAPA Decision
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (52)
Endorse Jameel
Immigration Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is a very talented and dedicated lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in both immigration and tax matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is sharp, witty, and most importantly very talented. He goes the extra mile for each of his clients. He is a very well-respected in the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is without question one of the brightest and knowledgeable guys around. I highly recommend him to any client and especially to any attorney who has clients with tax issues."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholly endorse Mr. Manji as an exceptional attorney and a colleague. Jameel is an upstanding and honest, professional and outgoing. You will feel at ease with his depth of knowledge and passion for assisting clients with their problems. You will not find a finer attorney and client-advocate."
Tax Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to recommend Jameel Manji. He has years of big firm experience in tax. In addition to having a solid understanding of legal principles, he will go the extra mile for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is an incredibly smart and dedicated attorney. He has an uncanny understanding of two of our most complex areas of the law: tax and immigration, yet he remains able to distill even the most complex legal problem in to terms even I can understand. I wholeheartedly endorse Jameel."
Tax Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Friend
"Jameel has had a reputation among his peers as our go-to tax guy ever since law school. He really knows his codes and is easy to talk with about complex topics. Great listener, entrepreneur, friend, and lawyer. I highly endorse Jameel Manji."
Tax Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Jameel since law school. He is a highly intelligent and compassionate attorney- two qualities you hope for in an advocate. He will stand by you in your time of need. I highly endorse Jameel without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is without question one of the brightest and knowledgeable guys around for both tax and immigration (two very detail orientated areas). I highly recommend him to any client and especially to any attorney who has clients with tax or immigration issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jameel since law school. Jameel is a sharp and compassionate attorney who will take the extra step to provide the best possible representation for his clients. I am happy to endorse Jameel."
Tax Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jameel in Tax Law for a number of years. Jameel is a brilliant tax lawyer that will ensure you are taken care of. In addition to being a great lawyer, Jameel genuinely cares about his client and can relate to them on a personal level. Without hesitation, I fully endorse Jameel!"
Tax Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Manji is a competent and trustworthy attorney who is dedicated to achieving the best results possible for his clients. I have, and will continue to refer clients to Mr. Manji. In addition to being a fantastic attorney, Mr. Manji's personality helps him relate to clients on a personal level, which creates comfort in the attorney/client relationship. I full endorse Mr. Manji and would recommend him to prospective clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jameel Manji. Hard working, skilled, and dedicated to his clients. A respected member within the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable attorney working hard for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is a great lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jameel for over ten years and he is the consummate professional. He uses his technical background to find innovative and creative ways to find resolutions for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Manji is extremely competent in immigration matters. He is a compassionate attorney that treats his clients with understanding and respect."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jameel is a dedicated and hard working attorney who cares about his clients and will provide each one with the care and personal attention that they deserve. I highly recommend Jameel and know that you will not be disappointed in your choice of attorney."
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Decatur Immigration Lawyer Jameel Manji
Jameel Manji
Immigration Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 11 years