|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2010||06/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor Immigration||AVVO||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award - Immigration||AVVO||2014|
|Best Georgia-based firm for Family & Immigrant Visas||Acquisition International||2014|
|Top Contributor Immigration||AVVO||2013|
|Legal Advisor||Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta||2015 - Present|
|Owner/Attorney||THE HOTTLE LAW FIRM, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||GEORGE & WALLACH, LLP||2010 - 2012|
|Legal secretary/paralegal||GEORGE & WALLACH, LLP||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consulate General of Brazil||President, Citizens' Council||2015 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (RJ)||Member||2000 - Present|
|Consulate General of Brazil||VP, Citizens' Council||2014 - 2015|
|Citizenship & Naturalization||Granted|
|SSDIB & SSI||Granted|
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|Viver Magazine||Various in Immigration||2015|
|Viver Magazine||Various in immigration||2014|
|Viver Magazine||Various in Immigration||2013|
|John Marshall (Atlanta)||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Universidade Federal Fluminense||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Mision Hispana||Various in Immigration||2014|
|Mision Hispana||Various in Immigration||2013|
Posted by Lance
My elderly mother is from Chile and had been living and working in Georgia as a resident legal alien, paying taxes for over 10 years. Unfortunately her health deteriorated and she was unable to continue to work and support herself. As her son living in Connecticut, there was little else I could do but to support her financially myself. I did this for several years, but this became a financial burden on me as I make a modest income.
I was advised that my best recourse would be if my mom became a citizen. Unfortunately, my mom’s command of the English language and my command of the Spanish language was poor. Moreover, I did not have the time or knowledge to navigate the legal system in Georgia, remotely from Connecticut, to get her the proper application paperwork for citizenship.
This is when I became extremely fortunate to find Ms. Fernanda Hottle through an online search of immigration lawyers near Atlanta that could speak Spanish. Ms. Hottle, it turns out, is tri-lingual and speaks Spanish and Portuguese as well. I had a consultation call with Fernanda and explained my mom’s situation that she was elderly and needed more hand-holding than usual. Fernanda understood and advised me of our options, timelines, and costs associated with engaging her services.
I was convinced after my consultation call with Ms. Hottle that she was the right attorney that could assist my mom. She met in person with my mother to explain to her in Spanish what she needed to know about the process. She made my mom feel at ease and that was a major requirement I was looking for in an attorney.
Moreover, when faced with the knowledge my mom would have to pass a citizenship exam, I reached out to Fernanda again for any referrals she knew of that could tutor my mom with studying for the exam. Fernanda reached out to her own assistant, Jocelyn, who graciously agreed to tutor my mom for a fee. With Jocelyn’s assistance, my mom passed the exam with flying colors and she became a naturalized US citizen with access to social security benefits that have greatly decreased my monthly subsidy to support her financially.
Lastly, Fernanda dedicated time off of her very busy schedule to provide pro-bono assistance with helping my mom find state-funded housing for disadvantaged seniors. She personally accompanied my mom to visit and help her apply to several communities and is now on a waiting list.
None of the above could have happened without the assistance of Fernanda, and I am incredibly grateful for everything she has done for me and my mother. If you are looking for an attorney that conveys professionalism, attention to detail, patience, and responsiveness, look no further than the Hottle Law Firm.
Posted by Carlos
From the first phone call we knew she would be the one to help us make it happen. With Fernanda's knowledge, organization, patience and charisma, our process was easy, fast and painless. She made sure to keep us informed of our case status every step of the way and was always there to answer any questions. She made us feel very confident and worry free. Our case was a success due to her hard work. She is a genuine individual, very professional and will get the job done. We are very lucky and greatful to have met Fernanda.
What can I say!!?? She changed my life forever.
Posted by Bruno Mello
From the beginning fernanda was there with us to the process. I have the respect of her job and everyone who needs the immigration service from her. Fernanda was with is all the way from the beginning of the process to the end where we went to the interview...I'm so glad she helped us with the process of becoming a US citizen.
Anyone who has an immigration issue should contact her, also I have to say that she's in top of the entire process from forms to completing the interview. Thank you fernanda for making a dream come true.
Bruno and Ashley
David Lockhart, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Howard Lewis, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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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