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Giselle Carson

Immigration Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   19 reviews

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    Giselle Carson practices exclusively in the areas of business immigration and compliance. For over ten years, she has helped businesses and individuals obtain work visas, permanent residency status (“green card”) and naturalization. She also guides organizations on immigration compliance including Form I-9 and government audits.

    19 years

Giselle Carson practices exclusively in the areas of business immigration and compliance.   For over ten years, she has helped businesses and individuals obtain work visas, permanent residency status (“green card”) and naturalization.  She also guides organizations on immigration compliance including Form I-9 and government audits.

As a two-time immigrant, Ms. Carson has experienced the challenges and joy of immigration.   She was born in Cuba, escaped to Canada and later immigrated to the U.S.   She benefited from the advice and guidance of experienced immigration attorneys to achieve her dreams.  Now, she helps others achieve their immigration dreams and goals.  

She is published author and recognized speaker on immigration matters.  In 2010, she authored a chapter in the book, Counseling Clients on Work-site Enforcement (Inside the Minds).  In 2017, she published her book, Beyond the H-1B.

She is passionate about health and fitness.   She is a four-time Ironman finisher and a 15-time marathon finisher.  

In business and in life, she has crossed many finish lines and she helps her clients cross their finish lines and achieve goals.

She is fluent in Spanish, French and English. 

 

 

Licensed for 20 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Marks Gray, P.A.
1200 Riverplace Blvd, Ste 800
Jacksonville, FL, 32207-1805

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Posted by Ally | August 7, 2019
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I couldn’t be happier right now
We worked with Giselle and her Immigration Team on my Green Card process. I was referred to her by a friend who was also using their immigration services. They are experienced, engaged and kept me informed from start to finish. Despite the long delays and challenges of the immigration process, our case proceeded smoothly and fast. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for all of the work the Marks Gray immigration team did, we couldn't be happier right now! THANK YOU!!!!!! to them. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by David | October 4, 2018
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Recognized P-1 athlete for tennis.
It was fantastic to have worked with such a competent team while trying to obtain my P-1 visa. I could not have put together such a successful case without the help of Giselle and her team. They took all the guess work out of my application and knew exactly what needed to be done, with a constant stream of communication between us. They saved me time and frustration. They made the process easy and efficient. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Giselle and her business immigration team in Jacksonville, Florida. Forever grateful.
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Posted by Steven | September 30, 2018
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Immigration with Expert Legal Guidance and Teamwork
Sure, we could have done this on our own but- it would have taken twice the time, a great deal of research and many headaches. Don't waste your time, energy and money doing this alone. We are ecstatic now building our lives together instead of endless waiting without hope and good guidance. Giselle and her immigration law team are highly engaged, caring, supportive and knowledgeable. Because of this immigration team, we have realized our dream of my husband's arrival to the US on a K-1 visa. Giselle always remained positive but also managed our expectations throughout the process. Her immigration team had us expertly prepared at every step. Giselle cared so much she even attended our wedding! We're fortunate to have been referred to Giselle and her team and look forward to working with them on the next step- my husband's permanent resident status! Steven Wentworth and Johan Orrego Castano
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Posted by Lisa | August 20, 2018
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Professional and dedicated, Giselle and her team is amazing!
We engaged Giselle Garson and her team to extend our petition connected with our L-1/L-2 visas. We faced a extremely tight timeline, and with their professionalism and dedication, they were able to help us achieve our goal. Giselle was able to provide us with a very clear explanation of the process and set reasonable expectations. She is extremely knowledgeable on the current immigration laws and amendments, and worked tirelessly to achieve a desirable outcome. Not only is Giselle and her team extremely professional but they are also very personable, which comes through in their work and excellent customer service. We plan on engaging Gisselle’s services again in the future and would highly recommend her to prospective clients.
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Posted by Pradeep | August 9, 2018
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More thorough and careful than a lawyer can be!!
I'm very glad that my company hired MarksGray to submit my H1B visa application, especially this year due to the volatile nature of the visa process. Giselle and her team were very knowledgeable and didn't leave any room for error when creating my petition. The documents I submitted went through multiple reviews by her team and they made sure that we submitted the petition without any mistakes. They were very responsive for any questions/clarifications that I had on this long and complicated visa process. They were with me on every step of the process. Overall my experience with them was seamless. And my application was approved without any hassle of RFE's. Thanks Giselle and Thyra for your dedication and hardwork. Highly recommend Giselle if you are looking for an immigration attorney.
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Posted by Allison | July 17, 2018
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Wonderful Experience
We hired Giselle and her team to help us obtain a greencard for my husband. We chose to use a lawyer because the immigration process is overwhelming and hard to navigate. We were extremely pleased with Giselle's expertise and her communication. She was always accessible to us and we have a wonderful relationship. I would highly reccommend hiring Giselle if you are seeking an immigration attorney, she is aware of the changing landscape and is there to support you and help fulfill your goals.
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Posted by Varun | July 13, 2018
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Professional and thorough knowledge about the entire process.
The company I work for hired Marks Gray P.A. to handle my H1-B case. Their team did a fantastic job in keeping track of all the required documents, regularly communicated, and eventually got everything done way ahead of time. I didn't have to worry about anything because whenever I spoke with them I got the feeling that they know the process really well and they did! Really professional, diligent and completely transparent about the entire process. Giselle and her team conducted a webinar as well which was really helpful. However, it'd be highly beneficial if the webinar happened before the entire process is initiated. Initially, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the documents required for this process but once the webinar happened, all of that made sense. Furthermore, the documents provided should be generalized, as not everyone would belong to the same profile category. They were definitely helpful for me but probably not for someone else who belongs from a different domain. These are my only suggestions. Everything else with Giselle and her team was fantastic and would definitely recommend her!
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Posted by Simon | July 5, 2018
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Incredible experience working with Giselle and her team!
I have been working with Giselle Carson and her incredible team for 5 years now! I came to this country initially on a J-1 work visa, thinking I would be here for just a year. Four months in my employer asked if I would like to stay on longer as an employee with the potential to grow within the business. At the time, it was less than a month until H1-B visa applications were due. My employer knew Giselle and contacted her. Giselle and her team worked tirelessly to get everything ready and thankfully my H1-B visa was approved. Since then we have had a successful renewal of my H1-B and are now in the middle of my Green Card adjustment of status process since getting married last year. During my visit to Ireland last year to visit my family I ran into an unexpected issue at the US Embassy in Dublin. My H1-B application was withheld with the potential of my return to the US in major jeopardy. Giselle and her team worked tirelessly and I was extremely thankful after a very stressful period for me and my family I got the approval I needed to get back to the US. The current Green Card process has been a grind too with the current immigration climate but they have never given up and looked at every option to push my application through the system. Thankfully last week we received confirmation of a successful EAD and now we await the final stages of my Green Card approval. I would highly recommend anyone to Giselle Carson and have done on numerous occasions when people have asked me about my experience. Consistent communication and sharing of information has made this a great relationship and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2017
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Professional & Painless
Giselle and her assistant Thyra worked with my wife and me through the process of getting her green card through my wife's becoming a US citizen. They provided sound advice regarding when and where it was best to get married, then helped us to complete the process without a hitch.
Posted by Florin | July 15, 2017
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Impressive dedication and professionalism
I cannot be more grateful for Giselle and her team’s outstanding work with my green card application in the EB-1 Preference for Outstanding Professors and Researchers. Giselle was always available to address all my concerns, and her strong motivation contributed significantly to the successful outcome of my case. Her dedication and professionalism are impressive. She, together with her team members Thyra and Lisa, prepared a very strong petition highlighting the contributions of my research work in the field of condensed matter-material physics, my international recognition, publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as current employer’s need for my services as a professor of physics. Nothing can express better how ecstatic and grateful I was when my green card petition was approved than the note I wrote to Giselle and her team after they shared the great news with me: “I couldn’t help but ‘turning back time’ almost 12 years ago when a very young, former high-school teacher arrived in the U.S. as a PhD student with only $400 in his pocket but with hope, dreams, academic skills and potential, and determination to succeed: I have to say that I am pleased and very grateful for how things turned out so far. Thank you so very much for your team’s outstanding work with this pivotal green card matter!” I would strongly recommend Giselle to anyone that needs help with an immigration issue.
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Posted by Melo and Jaz Sorita | June 20, 2017
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Most importantly Personal, not just Business.
Atty. Carson and her Immigration Team made us feel comfortable and welcome the very first minute we came to their office. She has warm and friendly demeanor and talks clearly and knowledgeably, which shows how she is truly experienced in the field. Her legal team is very organized, highly efficient, and truly dedicated in their work to get us our immigration documents processed and approved the fastest way possible. The best part is they not only made it possible for us to stay in the U.S. while we were waiting for our Green Card, they also made it possible for us to receive our our Work Visas earlier within the 3-month period, so that we were able to be get back to work in the same job positions we had before. They also arranged for us an affordable payment plan so we can easily pay our legal fees. It was such a relief that we did not have to worry about getting too deep in debt. The Green Card also arrived before the expected time. So everything went so well, if not perfect! We are very happy and will be eternally grateful! Atty. Giselle and her team are a great blessing to us indeed. They are not only the best at what they do, but also -- and most importantly -- they treated us as family.
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Posted by Jean | June 17, 2017
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Experienced, dedicated and efficient.
Giselle and her team successfully helped me get a L1-B visa in 2015. 2 weeks ago, they did it again by having my L1-B upgraded to a L1-A which will create a strong path to get my green card. Giselle and her team were always there for us during and after the whole process. There is no way I can describe the feeling I had when my approval notice came in the mail. Looking forward to work with the team in the near future. Thanks for all you do.
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Posted by Lucas and Family | June 6, 2017
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Beginning our life in USA
Almost three years ago i landed with my wife at Jacksonville to start a new stage in my life as a professional soccer player. Our son was born in Jacksonville so we decided to plan a life together in this great country. To carry out these plans, we first had to change my P1 visa for Green Cards. We found the best advice possible with Dr. Giselle and her team at Marks Gray. The entire process was successful thanks to excellent teamwork. Getting the green card is not easy, sometimes we were nervous, we filled Giselle's email inbox with many questions, but with the help, patience and service provided by professionals like Giselle Carson and her team, you can just rest and be sure that it is definitely very possible receive your documents as a permanent resident of the United States. Thank you Giselle for all your time invested in make our dreams of build a life here, come true.
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Posted by Justin | June 3, 2017
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Giselle and her team are nothing but the best
I started working with Giselle and her immigration team about 5 years ago. I was referred to Giselle by a friend of mine who was another very happy client. After graduating college in the U.S she successfully helped me, a professional athlete, and my sponsor obtain a P1 visa. After five years of being on the P1 visa she recently helped me renew my P1 visa which added another 5 years on to my status. Giselle is also currently helping me with my green card process to become a permanent resident. I feel extremely blessed to have met Giselle and to have her help me through this process. It is an expensive process but every penny is well spent. Hiring Giselle and her team at Marks Grey has been the greatest investment I have made in my life. She has given me the opportunity to live and continue my career in the United States. Her Team are extremely experienced and dedicated to helping all clients meet their goals. The visa process can be complicated at times but Giselle and her team always take the time to reply to any questions right away. Cannot thank Giselle and her team enough for what they have done for me! They are amazing!
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Posted by Ram | May 6, 2017
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A knowledgeable and dedicated business immigration attorney
I have been working with Giselle Carson and her immigration team for a few years and it has been a privilege. She successfully guided and supported us through complex and frustrating immigration challenges, which I will never forget in my life. She responded to questions promptly and educated me and my employer with all possible options. She and her team clearly and effectively worked with us through a difficult H1B extension beyond six years, PERM labor certification and I140 approvals. The services of the Marks Gray Immigration team are not cheap but the value of what you receive is so much more than what they charge. As a result of their work, the course of my life has changed and I have more control of my future. My sincere thanks and gratitude to Giselle and her team for providing such fantastic services. Thanks
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Posted by KGordon | April 28, 2017
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H-1B/Green Card Issues
A few years ago I was on an H-1B Visa working for a consulting company. The company hired bargain, disengaged lawyers with whom I never met to file for my Green Card. These lawyers botched my application resulting in a slew of complications which would have resulted in me having to leave the country permanently were it not for Giselle. I switched companies and lawyers and Giselle personally worked with me and my new employer to transfer my H-1B, resolve the issues from the previous filing, and submit a proper filing for my Green Card. Throughout the re-filing process I was in constant contact with Giselle and her team which was extremely reassuring given the potential for a dire outcome. My Green Card was eventually approved and Giselle then filed for my spouse's. Giselle also worked with my brother, my cousin, and their respective employers to file their H-1B's. I entrusted Giselle with shepherding me through one of the most precarious situations of my life and she came through. I will forever be grateful to Giselle and the team at Marks Gray.
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Posted by Tulio Villarreal Pulido | April 26, 2017
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From Grateful Immigrant
I have mixed feelings now that all the process of obtaining our permanent residence documentation is over. I will miss exchanging emails and follow up call from Giselle and her very professional and warm immigration team. From day one, when we were getting all required academic , employment, travel information and documentation, there was always a structured format/process to follow but very simple at the same time, in our case, that would not impose a heavy load of tasks on my side or that would affect my work or other activities. Effective and clear communications, reasonable expectations of the success of the process, but always with the comfort of the trust transmitted and felt trough the distance, that we were in the right hands, that we were taken care of by a friend. Beyond the normally expected Client/Lawyer professional relationship, Giselle and "The Team", as I call them, made sure we felt that they honestly cared for our case and that they were doing every effort for it to be successful. In closing, I fully recommend Giselle Carson and her "Immigration Team" as the best professional and trustworthy immigration lawyer! Note: Bellow, My email to Giselle and Team when notified about our Green Cards Approval.. “Wow! I'm speechless! Few words left to say and a lot to feel for! Thank very very much for your professional, supportive and sincere efforts that have made the privilege of obtaining an employment green card possible for me and my family! We Will always be deeply grateful to you all!
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Posted by Maria | March 29, 2017
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Best immigration lawyer!!
Attorney Giselle Carson of Marks Gray P.A. and her amazing team whom I call "angels" are an absolute pleasure and honour to work with. I feel so very blessed for having them represent myself and my employer. They never gave up on me and from the start they prepared a strong air tight application on my behalf which benefited my case greatly. I have had a very long journey with my immigration to U.S.A. due to my country of birth being oversubscribed. It has taken "8 years" before my visa number became available. I never though it would happen... Once it did, they were there to guide me step by step and Giselle and her team Thyra Reveron and Lisa Grosskruger-Edler are so knowledgeable with their immigration expertise that I was always at ease with every step that we had to take. They are so friendly and approachable even when we had the 16 hour time difference any questions I had, they answered them as soon as they were able to. Giselle even did a phone conference with me while it was early morning time for her just so that it's more convenient for me. That's so much dedication!i am in awe of her. I only recently immigrated to the U.S.A. Just under a week ago and Already they sent me a welcome to America flowers! I was so touched by their gesture it has brightened the new start to my life tremendously. How do you thank a fantastic team of angels when they have changed your life forever?.. there are no words to express it but know that I am forever grateful to Giselle Carson, Lisa Grosskruger-Edler and Thyra Reveron and the whole of Marks Gray team. You have changed my future. Thank you so much!keep up the fantastic life changing work you do and if you are looking for an immigration lawyer.. please call them it was the best thing I've ever done in my life.. They successfully worked with me from my F1 O.P.T. visa to a consular processed green card in Australia. I feel blessed that they made it happen and that I am here now. I encourage others needing business immigration legal assistance to reach out to Giselle and her team. Her clients are lucky to have them. To the Marks Gray Immigration Team, I say - Keep up the amazing work you ladies do! You are simply amazing.
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Posted by Leandra | February 2, 2017
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love her
Giselle help me to conquer my dreams! something that i thought it was impossibel! the best immigration lawyer ever!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Marks Gray
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Cap-Exempt H-1B Petition for Professor
  • Approved

Associations

  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • International Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • General Counsel
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Immigration Law
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Law Day Activity Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Adjustment of Status (AOS)
  • 2011
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Immigration Law Fundamentals, Law Review
  • 2010
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • H1-B Visas for Advanced Practitioners
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Giselle is an excellent attorney and on the cutting edge of thought leadership for immigration law. She genuinely cares about each client and has the experience and knowledge to help navigate even the most complex situations. Highly recommended!"
Immigration Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Giselle Carson. She is extremely knowledgable in the area of immigration, specifically employment based immigration. She works with a well respected firm. Giselle has also published and lectured on immigration issues, which have been very helpful to other attorneys, including myself."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Carson is an outstanding lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of teaching an immigration seminar with Attorney Carson. I find her to be a highly intelligent, experienced, and concise attorney. She is easy to speak with and very approachable."
Jacksonville Immigration Lawyer Giselle Carson
Giselle Carson
Immigration Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 20 years