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Brazilian citizen by birth and American citizen by choice, I am licensed to practice law in Brazil and in the United States. I currently concentrate my practice in the areas of Immigration and Social Security Disability, and my office is located in midtown Atlanta. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about your case and have the opportunity to help you in your legal matters.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
  2. Social Security: 10%



Contingent (25%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • David Nathanial Lockhart

    I have known Fernanda for years, and I know her to be a professional of the highest character. I have referred several clients who were seeking an immigration or social security attorney, and I will continue to do so because of the services she provides. I would recommend Fernanda Hottle to anyone seeking legal advice in the areas of immigration or social security.


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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hottle is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her immigration law services, she is one of the finest immigration attorneys in her state.


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Contact info


1100 Spring St NW
Suite 460
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor ImmigrationAVVO2014
Clients' Choice Award - ImmigrationAVVO2014
Best Georgia-based firm for Family & Immigrant VisasAcquisition International2014
Top Contributor ImmigrationAVVO2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal AdvisorConsulate General of Brazil in Atlanta2015 - Present
Owner/AttorneyTHE HOTTLE LAW FIRM, LLC2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyGEORGE & WALLACH, LLP2010 - 2012
Legal secretary/paralegalGEORGE & WALLACH, LLP2004 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consulate General of BrazilPresident, Citizens' Council2015 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (RJ)Member2000 - Present
Consulate General of BrazilVP, Citizens' Council2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SSDIB & SSIGranted
Citizenship & NaturalizationGranted
Family ImmigrationGranted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Viver MagazineVarious in Immigration2015
Viver MagazineVarious in immigration2014
Viver MagazineVarious in Immigration2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Universidade Federal FluminenseLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MSBNImmigration Reform2014
Mision HispanaVarious in Immigration2014
Mision HispanaVarious in Immigration2013