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Karen Anne Winston

Immigration Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
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Law Office of Karen Winston, LLC
4623 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32205

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Posted by Shoshanna | December 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
US Citizenship, Green Card
The Law Office of Karen Winston is the best! They are worth every penny, they take the time to know their clients and provide excellent service. They helped me through with getting my US Permanent Residency (green card) and my Citizenship. They are professional, knowledgeable and understanding. They got great people working there and I highly recommend using this firm. Attorney Winston knows what she’s doing and she has great Paralegals assisting her. Her Paralegal Flor who helped with my case is wonderful and super helpful. Serious speak to these people and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
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Posted by Michael | November 13, 2023
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Highly skilled, excellent customer service, friendly and reassuring interactions
We had worked with another firm in our hometown that dropped us as a client. Facing a looming deadline, we started a consultation with Ms. Winston's firm. We became clients and worked through the remaining actions and applications over the course of the next four years. The gentle and thorough interactions we had with the firm eased much of the tension in our process. They were there every step of the way. If we had questions or needed time with staff, they were always available to us. Most questions were resolved quickly via email or a quick call. Expectations were set and met. If a deadline looked like it might slip, we were told upfront. When we required additional services not covered by the fee, they explained the requirements for the services and relayed the estimated fees. Our experience with Ms. Winston and her staff empowered us in a way that should be the standard. We recommend Karen Winston without reservation.
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Posted by Blanca | April 10, 2023
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Exelente Abogada
Quiero comentar sobre mi caso con la abogada Karen fueron muy profesionales y todo lo que me dijieron desde el principio hasta el final cumplieron y Gracias a eso pude obtener mi residencia permanente. Definitivamente yo la recomiendo Muchas Gracias Abogada.
Posted by Nixon | December 16, 2020
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Muy buena abogada
Me gustaria recomendar a la aboga Karen, ella me ha ayudado mucho en mi proceso que ha sido muy largo y dificil. La abogada ha hecho muy buen trabajo en mi caso y yo la recomendaria a cualquier persona. La aboga es muy honesta, seria y buena, se preocupa por los resultados de su caso. Yo le estoy muy agradecido por los resultados de mi caso.
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Posted by Chris | October 15, 2020
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Karen Winston and her Team are awesome!
The immigration process is long, complicated and confusing. That is why we hired a professional. Karen and her team have helped us get through the maze and have guided us the entire way. I couldn't imagine trying to do it on our own. We first met with Karen on a recommendation from a lawyer friend. She explained the process and the steps it would take to get where we needed to be. We needed to navigate three steps. The first step was long and involved, but the second step was much more difficult. Karen's team helped us from start to finish. They have been honest and caring. We are currently on the third step and hopeful of a positive result soon.
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Posted by Jose | October 12, 2020
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Best immigration attorney!!
Karen Winston is simply amazing. She went above the call of duty on every occasion for me, and I am so grateful for her and her team! The entire immigration process and permanent residency was expedited thanks to her, and I cannot say thank you enough. Karen, you are a God send to me and I will forever be grateful to you for all you've done for me.
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Posted by Mary | August 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers in the USA, thanks for the great job you did for me.
My lawyer and the team worked hard to see that I get my 10 year green card, infact it didn't take long, they went beyond , I got my card in 4 days after my interview. I would highly recommend, I give them 1000+ stars . And I will say this again and again they are the best immigration lawyers in the USA. Thanks
Response from Karen Winston August 19, 2019
Thank you for your excellent review Mary! It was our pleasure representing you through this process and we are wishing you all the best!
Posted by Lizelle Klopper | May 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service and moral support!
Thank you Karen Winston Law firm for your outstanding service and support during my journey to a green card. You have helped us through the process from the first steps from a K 1 visa till the end. I recommend your firm to anyone who needs guidance and support through the immigration process. With a humble heart, I can say that we made the right choice to choose your firm for this process. I will always be grateful for your service and emotional support during this long journey. Thank you for making it possible for me and Johnny to be husband and wife.
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Response from Karen Winston May 28, 2019
Thank you for entrusting our firm with your case. You were a pleasure to work with and we are very happy for your family. Thank you for the lovely review.
Posted by Hugo | April 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer ever
like to express my profound appreciation for representing me and spending a great amount of time and effort on my deportation issues. Thanks once again for your expertise in resolving my case Your help made a big difference in my life. You were able to get the desired result within a short period of time You really went the extra mile and did more than enough to help me god bless you and your family My family and I will be eternally grateful to you for the opportunities you have allowed us to pursue by your assistance in the immigration process. All of your hard work and your staff have been indispensable during this difficult time. I greatly appreciate your guidance throughout my immigration process you and your office it’s invaluable to us. Thank you for your professionalism and continued support. I really appreciate everything. Sincerely, Hugo Gostaria de expressar meu profundo agradecimento por me representar e gastar muito tempo e esforço em minhas questões de deportação. Obrigado mais uma vez pela sua experiência na resolução do meu caso. A sua ajuda fez uma grande diferença na minha vida. Você foi capaz de obter o resultado desejado dentro de um curto período de tempo Você realmente foi a milha extra e fez mais do que suficiente para me ajudar a Deus abençoe você e sua família Minha família e eu seremos eternamente gratos a você pelas oportunidades que nos permitiram seguir com sua ajuda no processo de imigração. Todo o seu trabalho duro e sua equipe foram indispensáveis durante este período difícil. Agradeço imensamente sua orientação em todo o processo de imigração que você e seu escritório são inestimáveis para nós. Obrigado por seu profissionalismo e apoio contínuo. Eu realmente aprecio tudo. Atenciosamente, Hugo
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Response from Karen Winston May 29, 2019
Thank you so much for your excellent review! It was our pleasure reuniting your family!
Posted by Maria | March 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!!
I chose the Karen Winston office because I saw good reviews on the Internet. When I came to the interview for the first time and communicated with Cassandra Paniagua I was pleasantly surprised, she was a true professional. She asked all the details, was very attentive to me. When we were preparing for my interview in immigration, Cassandra was constantly in touch with me, at any time she was in touch, even on weekends and holidays. She prepared an excellent package of documents, and she worked hard. I felt very comfortable in the Karen Winston office and felt that a team of professionals was working. I am very glad that I turned to these lawyers and recommend to everyone!
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Response from Karen Winston May 29, 2019
I love hearing about your great experience with our office! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Posted by Patricia B | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Está abogada me ayudo con un proceso en el cual pude encontrar justicia de no se despertada y permanece aquí U.S con mi hijo que era lo que más me preocupa tener que vivir sin el. Ella fue mi esperanza y fue cumplienda.
Posted by Tanya | July 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Karen Winston
Karen Winston handled my immigration case with the utmost profession and efficiency. She is the most caring lawyer I have encountered. Karen genuinely has compassion for her clients, something which is not common among lawyers these days. I highly recommend her and will without a doubt use her services in the future.
Posted by Irish | February 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Attorney
I highly recommend Atty. Karen Winston and her team of Law Office of Karen Winston, LLC and would love to give more than 5 stars if I could! She and her team are very thorough and efficient in their work. My case was very complex and difficult. God helped me and directed me to Atty. Karen Winston and her team, they are very kind, passionate, compassionate, friendly and helpful and they made it possible for me here. Now, I have a green card, working as a CNA and my goal is to be an RN someday, God’s will! Thank you very much for all the help for without you all, I couldn’t make it here. May God bless you more!  <3
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Posted by Uffe Walderö | October 22, 2016
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Nice, helpful and professional
I married a US citizen, but I still needed help to apply for my green card, since it a big processes. So that’s why I needed the help from Law Office of Karen Winston with my case. And now I have my green card, so I would say that it was successful. I think they were very nice, helpful and professional, all contact with them went smoothly, so I would definitely recommend them.
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Posted by Manjola.R | June 10, 2016
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Great lawyer!!
Ms Winston is a great attorney. Very helpful and very caring!! Because of her I got my citizenship that I had been dealing with for 10 years in matters of few months and her office staff is very professional and very attentive. I am very pleased and I will definitely recommend her because she is definitely a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
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Review of Excellance for Karen Winston, JD
December 16, 2015 I am pleased to write the following review for Mrs. Karen Winston, attorney. In 2010 a criminal felony conviction handed me a five-year sentence in federal prison, and qualified me for deportation and removal from the US. Close to a year before I completed my sentence, I began research in search of a qualified and competent immigration attorney to assist me with my immigration issue, which was going to be handled in the immigration court shortly after my release from the federal custody. After several written and verbal communications with Mrs. Karen Winston, and a number of other attorneys, I concluded that among all other attorneys interviewed, Mrs. Karen Winston is close to perfect and far from normal. I had a divine peaceful instinct concerning her. I felt exceedingly good about her and as if God has sent her to me. Her credentials were superb and she possessed such a great, caring attitude. Additionally, the fixed fee she quoted me was in-line with other attorneys and she offered a flex pay plan, which was extremely helpful. For all the foregoing reasons, I was honored to bring Mrs. Karen Winston on board to represent me in order to prevent my removal from the US. From the very beginning, I was very impressed with Mrs. Winston’s organizational skills. Immediately after she came on board, she sent me a list of documents that she needed from me and another list that she was going to obtain on her own. She wasted no time! Shortly after she received the documents, she had a full understanding of my particular issue and exhibited fantastic communication skills with me. These qualities that Mrs. Winston exhibited were unwavering. She visited me at the federal prison a number of times to go over the case, wrote to me frequently, and took all my frequent phone calls to keep me informed of the progress we were making in the case. On April 2015 after I completed my sentence, I was released from the custody of Bureau Of Prisons and was taken into the custody of ICE. At that time, Mrs. Winston drove four hours and came to see me at the immigration detention center. She was very caring, nice, and understanding. In our meeting she told me that months of research and painstaking work on my case has brought her to a conclusion. She proposed her solution to my problem and explained very skillfully the only relief available to me. I was extremely impressed with her decision. Shortly after our meeting, Mrs. Winston prepared and submitted all legal documents to the Immigration court. During several months of various court sessions, she adeptly represented my particular case to the immigration judge. Through divine providence, she secured my relief, resulting in my liberation! My family and I are extremely satisfied with the professional legal services provided by Mrs. Karen Winston and appreciate all the care and attention that she and her wonderful staff showered us with during the most stressful days of our lives. It is my honor and privilege to recommend Mrs. Karen Winston attorney to all potential clients. Without a doubt, if there is a way to help a potential client, she will find it, and will skillfully and triumphantly represent them. Again, she is an adept attorney and a wonderful human being. Mrs. Winston is close to perfect and far from normal. Thank you.
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Posted by FIROZ LILYWALA | June 22, 2015
Amazing Attorney
She is an amazing immigration attorney. She helped me through tough times and was very persistent in helping me throughout my case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Karen Winston, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Ruiz Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney/Director of the Baker Defense Project
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid., Inc.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Professor, Immigrant Rights Clinic
  • Florida Coastal School Of Law
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Equal Justice Works Fellow
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid., Inc.
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2010
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)
  • Co-chair of the ICE liaison committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Asssociation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Detention Watch Network
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Creole

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2017
  • The Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2018
  • AILA Central Florida Chapter Pro Bono Champion
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Jerome Kermit Coble Award for Distinguished Public Service
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2010
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Public Service Commitment
  • Florida Coastal Association for Public Interest Law
  • 2010
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Publications

  • The report on Baker was co-authored by Karen Winston of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and Romy Lerner of Americans for Immigrant Justice, and published by Detention Watch Network (DWN).
  • Expose and Close (Baker County Jail)
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the U-Visa for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2020
  • Practice Management Conference
  • Running an Immigration Law Firm
  • 2018
  • Immigration Panel
  • Immigration Update
  • 2018
  • DACA Informational Panel
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • 2018
  • Immigration Presentation for Advocates
  • Immigration Options for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2017
  • AILA Asylum Seminar
  • Asylum
  • 2017
  • 1st Annual CIL Conference
  • The U.N. Convention Against Torture
  • 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter) CLE at Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Surviving the "rocket docket" - strategies for representing detained clients
  • 2014
  • Veterans of the Court IV
  • Immigration Consequences
  • 2013
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Immigration Consequences
  • 2013
  • Advocate Training
  • Introduction to Relief for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Crime
  • 2013
  • Immigration Law Crossroads
  • Immigration related public interest law careers
  • 2012
  • Deferred Action for Dreamers Community Forum
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • "Lunch and Learn"
  • Getting Your Client Releaed from Detention (Humanitarian Parole, Bond, and Deferred Action)
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Winston is an honest, compassionate and professional attorney. She's definitely one of the best attorney's in Jacksonville."
Immigration Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is compassionate and diligent. Very knowledgeable"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen Winston is a very knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer. She is compassionate, tenacious and for a client facing deportation proceedings you can do no better than Karen. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. Highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is an extremely knowledgeable and hardworking attorney. I fully endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a very experienced and extremely caring lawyer who has represented many clients in immigration proceedings. She is knowledgable and a great asset to anyone who needs immigration help."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Winston is a highly ethical and extremely competant immigration lawyer. She has dedicated her work to serving immigrants with serious and complex criminal issues."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is an amazing lawyer. I have had the luck and good fortune to know her as a colleague and a friend. She has impressed me with her dedication and fortitude. Her creative approach to cases, dedication to her clients, and confidence in her knowledge and abilities are second only to her compassion and conviction that everyone, and she does mean everyone, deserves justice. I have learned far more from her than I could ever hope to give back. She has made huge waves in her field already and positively impacted countless lives when others had given up on them - this is because Karen's greatest conviction is doing what she believes is right and what her knowledge and experience tell her is justice. I am thrilled to endorse this amazing lawyer."
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Jacksonville Immigration Lawyer Karen Anne Winston
Karen Anne Winston
Immigration Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 12 years