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Joanne Marie Fakhre

Immigration Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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I have personally gone through the immigration process so my clients and prospective clients can expect, not just an experienced attorney zealously advocating their needs, but an individual, like themselves who firsthand understands, their hopes, fears and confusion in their journey through the complexities of the immigration process. 

I migrated to the United States from the small Caribbean Island, Grenada, after I graduated high school. I was born in Lebanon, but grew up in Grenada, and as a result have been fortunate to have been exposed to different cultures, peoples, and ways of lives - an education within itself. 

I entered the United States on an F-1 student visa to attend college where I acquired a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology, and a Master’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice. I then attended Florida Coastal School of Law and graduated with honors in 1999. After graduating I applied for an H-1B non-immigrant work visa, and worked as a domestic violence counselor.  I later went through the tedious Labor Certification process, US Legal Permanent Resident process, and finally, this year on January 12, 2010, became a proud United States Citizen. 

The oldest of five, I am well traveled, enjoy politics, world affairs, and have lobbied at the United Nations, Department of State, and Department of Defense on issues surrounding the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon.

What My Clients Can Expect:
To adequately practice law, one cannot forget the human aspect of it. My clients can expect promptness, understanding, determination and a commitment to excellence in the services I provide.  I treat each individual case as though it was my own or a family member’s.  Having gone through the process myself, I know that dealing with immigration can be both intimidating and confusing.  Therefore, I thoroughly prepare my clients through each step of the process, addressing each of their needs with professionalism and high ethical standards. 


The Law Office of Joanne M. Fakhre, P.A.
1930 San Marco Blvd
Suite 203
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

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Posted by Shakti | July 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best Immigration Attorney you can get
Joanne helped me in my N-400 with some legal complications. She will understand your case in detail and she will come up with thorough plan to handle the situation. Best part is she is always very calm and will explain challenging situation in very simple terms so you understand it. She advices/guides you through whole process and she is very approachable and quick to respond any queries. I became proud US Citizen without any challenges due to all the help and guidance I received from Joanne. Highly recommended Immigration Attorney !!!
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Response from Joanne Fakhre August 23, 2017
Thank you very much. Congratulations on becoming a United States Citizen
Posted by mh&naj | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
in simple words, she is an excellent immigration attorney
Joanne is really professional and knowledgeable, she is deducted to her clients and she knows what she is doing. There are many others who will make errors in your cases, but she is really different. An excellent attorney.
Response from Joanne Fakhre May 8, 2017
Thank you
Posted by Ahmed | February 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Remove Condition on my Green Crad based on marriage I-751 Application
I just moved from Texas to Florida and I stayed in Jacksonville, FL. I was looking for an experience lawyer to handle my case. My case was hard because I was married and have a Conditional green card and my wife applied for divorce and I stick with that. I found her on this website and went to her office and I explained my case for her. She expected what's going to be the outcome of my case and I did all things and brought all documents that she needs and she was so honest and make everything clear about it. Meanwhile, I moved to Tampa area and I got interview there. She couldn't join me on my interview and she has assumed to find another lawyer to go with me and manage my interview and she did. I went with her lawyer and I got approved on my case and I got my permanent resident card (Green Card) and I won't forget what she did for me because I can live in United State without any problem as a resident and apply to join school and build my life here........Thank you so much Joanne Fakhre for everything you did for my were amazing.
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Posted by Praseena | September 13, 2011
Excellent Immigration Service
Thank you very much for your exceptional service. It has certainly been a pleasure working with you. Your service is absolutely outstanding and everything went very smoothly.Your work has been very efficient and you made this entire long journey very smooth for both my employer and me. Your responses were very prompt and things were taken care of within a day. I am very happy for this successful outcome and I will highly recommend your immigration services to any friend or family member that needs it.
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Posted by Franklin | December 8, 2010
Inmigration Service
Very proffesional,communicative, knowledeable, goes beyond the normal duty to resolve the case and give alternatives. Makes you feel secured and protected.
Posted by Sherry | October 25, 2010
Excellent Immigration legal services here in Jacksonville
Throughout the time I used Ms Fakhre's immigration legal services, the firm has always been well-prepared with prompt and tailored services. The attorney is very knowledgeable, professional yet personable. I was kept informed with status update during the waiting period. Mr. Fakhre has shown wonderful professional ethic when helping me with my immigration needs; she studies each case carefully and seeks the best interest for her clients. The services I received involved with visitor visa (B2), work visa (H1), student visa (F1), Labor Certificate petition, and finally the petition of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. All visas, certificate and petitions were handled smoothly. I still remember the life-changing moment, holding green card in my hand; words simply cannot express enough my gratitude to what Joanne Fakhre’s law firm has done.
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Posted by JK | October 13, 2010
JK of Quad Nova Inc.
In my history of coming to the country 12 years ago, getting the greencard and finally become US Citizen I had to deal with some immigration lawyers. None could match up to Joanne. Her love for details - her deep understanding how immigration works makes her the primary choice work anyone how needs help on the matter. She got an H1B for our employee in record time and without any complication. I will use her anytime.
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Posted by Richard | October 7, 2010
Professional opinion of Joanne Fakhre .... Attorney at Law
Joanne Fakhre was tasked with obtaining L1 Immigration Visa's for two of my company's senior personnel , one British & one Australian subject & their respective families . The main requirement for this brief was that both lots of Visa's needed to be expedited as soon as humanly possible . The speed & efficiency of service offered by Joanne Fakhre & her office was exceptional in both instances . The time frame for the expediting of both the British & Australian Visa's and all associated paperwork was extremely fast . And as a result I was able to cement my US management team in place over 6 months quicker than first envisaged .
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Posted by Edelyn | October 7, 2010
Joanne is an excellent lawyer. Joanne exemplified the characteristics of good lawyer that I never observed and experienced from others: Experience: She had been in the practice of immigration for several years to date & is knowledgeable with the current immigration issues. Reasonable fees: Legal immigration fees, in general, are not cheap. However, her fees are offered at a comparative reasonable rate. Accessibility: In my experience, Joanne had always been easily accessible and she values the importance of an open flow of communication which is important to “attorney-client relationship”. Compassionate and respectful: Joanne gave me and my family her full attention and conveyed compassion while offering a realistic, big picture outlook on our situations. I understand that immigration processes are not always a rapid one and may take a while and working with a lawyer who I am comfortable with was very big relief. I am grateful to Joanne for her outstanding and honest legal support. Having a qualified immigration lawyer who you can trust and can call when you have some questions or a problem, can indeed, provide a great deal of peace of mind. I highly recommend Attorney Joanne Fakhre without any reservations.
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Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Joanne M. Fakhre, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ludwig and Bunn, PA
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Counselor
  • Hubbard House
  • 1994 - 2007


  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of North Florida
  • MS-Masters
  • 1995
  • University of North Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of St. Augustine
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Navy League of the United States
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North East FLorida Womens Vererans
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the year award
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
Endorse Joanne
Immigration Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joanne is caring, passionate immigration attorney who will go the extra mile for her clients and handles her cases with the utmost professionalism and care. I fully recommend her and have great confidence in her skills!"
Immigration Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joanne Fakhre is very knowledgeable and diligent in her immigration practice and services her clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joanne is my go to for immigration issues. I don't hesitate to send my clients to her, as she always provides timely and quality advice."
Immigration Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joanne Fakhre. She is a passionate advocate for her immigration clients who goes above and beyond the call of duty."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fakhre is an exceptional immigration attorney because she is, herself, an immigrant. She is also very aware of the issues facing those of particular ethnicities and nationalities given her own diverse background and upbringing. With Attorney Fakhre you will have a highly intelligent attorney with many years of experience, who will work hard for you. But most importantly, Attorney Fakhre genuinely cares about all her clients and their families. That genuine empathy she feels for her clients make an otherwise good attorney, great. It is the attorney who believes in her clients who will work and fight the hardest for them. Attorney Fakhre has my strongest endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joanne had incredible knowledge on immigration issues and gives her utmost in representing clients. I have consulted with Joanne in regards to immigration issues on cases and she is very helpful. Very hardworking and reliable."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joanne cares about getting it the right for her clients! She is through and prepared. She is extremely knowledgable about her area of law."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joanne is a terrific immigration attorney who handles her cases with the utmost professionalism and care. I endorse her work."
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