Welcome to the page of the most experienced immigration attorney in Bryan County!Need a divorce, emergency hearing, or modification of child support and/or custody?Specializing in immigration tactics, family-based and business-based visas.
Status: Currently my own boss with my own practice, with a paralegal and an assistant.
Professionally, I am the Solcitor General for the Municipal Court of Garden City. On an average Wednesday, I handle between 25 and 100 cases, handle preliminary hearings, make plea offers, prosecute, and offer diversion programs to those worthy of avoiding heavy criminal convictions based on sound facts and investigations from my officers.
Because of my position in Garden City, I cannot represent clients in Garden City. However, I represent parties charged with felonies and misdemeanors in Pooler, Bloomingdale, Port Wentworth, Tybee Island, Bryan County, Liberty County, Tatnall County, Chatham County, and beyond. I do not restrict myself and allow clients to hire me no matter the distance. You want me, you got me. Period.
I started as an immigration attorney helping family members bring family members to America. Over the years I have learned to specialize in many areas of immigration law including, tourist visas, visas for those with emergency medical needs, L visas, H1B visas, Asylum and Refugee cases, Extreme Hardship cases, Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA) cases, DACA, DAPA, O visas for those of exceptional talent, and more. This is the area I most care about and have a passion for. And using my criminal law skills I have branched off and specialized in alayzing and assisting those with immigration consequences caused by past criminal convictions. I have the skill and talent to investigate past criminal convictions to determine whether they should be reinvestigated and overturned so that clients can obtain legal status in America.
Immigration is a time consuming practice for me. However when I am asked, I will handle divorce, custody and modification clients. These matters require me to litigate or mediate everything from child custody, child support and visitations issues, to child abuse and alimony support issues. I also work out and draft Settlement Agreements.
Clients from different states with temporary consent agreements ask me to analyze the agreements for weaknesses and arguments to produce better results. And I do this, though my input may not have a significant outcome outside the State of Georgia. I can still offer and honest and objective opinion, based on the evidence and facts provided to me, of the competency of the attorney used by my client.
People trust me. You will too. It is not about the money for me, but about the improvement of a person's life with his or her kids. I have a gift for bringing parties to the table to resolve their issues. I like to eliminate ego and anger and pain, and just get to the life issues, the kid issues, the issues where love and passion preside. In the end, my clients are grateful for my efforts because I work hard and get the best results possible under the circumstances. And if the results I foresee are not to my client's expectations, I am honest enough to say, "You need to be realistic!" This is the best I can do as your attorney.
I am a hard worker and I do not leave all the work to my paralegal. 80% of your work will be done by me, typed by me, thought about by me. From 8am meetings with probation officers to meeting clients at 9pm at a coffee shop, I do not close the window. If you work and need to meet me late, so be it. I care and I am devoted to honest, affordable legal representation. No bullshit. No lies. No ego. Directness and honesty and truth and effort will be all you find with me as your attorney.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2010||04/17/2022|
|Managing Partner||The Jemison Firm||2015 - Present|
|Special Appointed Prosecutor||Bryan County||2013 - Present|
|Assistant Solicitor||Garden City Solicitor||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Tomlinson Jemison & Smith||2013 - Present|
|Public Defender||Municipal Court of Garden City, Georgia||2011 - 2013|
|Owner||Lyon D. Jemison, Attorney at Law, P.C.||2010 - 2013|
|Immigration Paralegal||Balbo and Gregg, P.C. Attorneys at Law||2006 - 2010|
|Immigration and Divorce Paralegal||Randall G. Levine, Attorney at Law||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||member||2010 - Present|
|Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Savannah Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Testifying Better||New Evidence Rules and how they affect police testimony||2013|
|La Voz Latina||Ask a Lawyer||2011|
|La Voz Latina||Ask a Lawyer||2010|
|Whittier College School of Law||Juris Doctor||2000|
|HB87 Townhall Meeting||HB87||2014|
|State of Georgia vs. John Doe (Juvenile)||All charges were dismissed|
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