|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2005||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mentor of the Year 2012||Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network||2012|
|Senior Associate||Socheat Chea, PC||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Socheat Chea, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Temporary Associate||The Fogle Law Firm||2007 - 2008|
|Staff Attorney||United Stated Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Atlanta chapter)||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2005 - Present|
|Detained Green Card Holder with Criminal Record||Cancellation of removal granted.|
|See all legal cases|
|AILA New Members Division E-News||The Intersection of Immigration, Criminal Law pt. 1||2013|
|The Boston University Public Interest Law Journal||Defining Religion for Constitutional Purposes: A New Approach Based on the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg||2003|
|Boston University School of Law||N/A||law||2004|
|Bryn Athyn College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|YLD Criminal Committee CLE||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2012|
|Fort Stewart JAG Training with AILA||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2012|
|Atlanta Bar Association, March Madness: The Asylum Project||Fundamentals of Asylum||2012|
|JAG Attorney Training and Pro Bono consultations||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2011|
|Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions Seminar||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2011|
Posted by anonymous
My experience with Eli on the phone was exceptional. Even though we have never met or talked on the phone prior to my calling him, he nonetheless took my call, asked the correct questions, followed up via email and was able to assist me with the information i needed from his law firm with the speed of a bullet. ( I request a copy of my I-707 , Notice of action) I contacted him on Friday and got the information on Monday - this is especially noteworthy because he was not involved in handling my petition which was filled long before he joined the firm .
Last words: If you want action taken on your case - Eli is the go-to-man
Posted by SabinaMominAli
Eli Echols is an excellent immigration attorney! He is very personable, honest and set's realistic expectations. He will also be forthright with information and truly cares about his clients. He is well versed in regards to navigating the complexities of immigration law. He worked through the deadlock of numerous delays in bringing my husband back to the US. Most attorney would not even consider our case due to the complicated nature, it took Eli diligent determination! He is my miracle worker and I would very highly recommend him to anyone! Thank you Eli for reuniting my family!
Posted by anonymous
Eli, successfully, lead me through a very difficult immigration process. Two other immigration attorneys told me that citizenship would be unlikely, but were still willing to accept my case and money, but without a clear plan. When Eli's firm accepted my case, they explained the potential pitfall, but were able to articulate a clear plan.
I was naturalized two months ago.
During the entire process, I commended Eli on his efforts and progress. Based on that alone, I was recommending him to others in need of an immigration attorney.
Hiba Ghalib, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Eli for several years, he is a well-known figure in the immigration law community, and he has developed a reputation for caring and quality representation of his clients. He is deeply devoted to helping those immigrants who are most in need.
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