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Attorney Lena Korial-Yonan, who is herself an immigrant from the Middle East, founded our law firm. Lena came to the U.S. when she was only seven years old from Iraq. She did not know any English at all. Upon coming to America, Lena grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where she eventually attended Bishop Kenny High School. She is the daughter of hard working immigrant parents who instilled in her the “immigrant” work ethic. Her parents, both over the age of 65, still work full time operating their businesses.  Lena knew she wanted to be an immigration attorney since she was 12 years old, inspired in her because of her own personal experiences of immigrating to this country.

Lena graduated Magna Cum Laude with both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and also a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. Lena then attended the University of Florida, Levin College of Law located in Gainesville, Florida where she graduated law school in the year of 2000 with Honors. She was a member of the Journal of International Law in law school.

After working for an immigration law firm in Tampa, Florida, she returned to her home town of Jacksonville, Florida to start her own immigration law firm. Lena is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar since 2000 and is licensed to practice Federal immigration law throughout the United States. Lena is also a member of the American Bar Association and AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association), the foremost professional organization for immigration lawyers.

Lena represents clients all over the U.S. and around the world in all aspects of U.S. immigration law. She speaks Arabic.


Languages spoken: Arabic, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lena Korial-Yonan, P.A.

9425 Craven Rd #5
Jacksonville, FL, 32257-5087


FLMember in Good Standing200006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients choice award 2013AVVO2013
Graduated with HonorsUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2000
Children's Book AwardUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law1999
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, B.S. degreeLoyola University of Chicago1997
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, B.A degreeLoyola University of Chicago1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration LawyerLena Korial-Yonan, P.A.2001 - Present
Assistant professorFlorida Community College At Jacksonville2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic Bar Association of Northeast FloridaMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association (ABA)Member2011 - 2012
Florida Coastal School of LawAttorney on Naturalization Day2011 - 2011
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Univ. of Florida Journal of International LawMember1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fraud WaiverImmigration Judge granted the case
Adjustment of Status through marriageN/A
Motion to ReopenN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogNew Immigration Reform2013
http://www.ezinearticles.comAsylum Law: Is a Ban on Homeschooling Considered Persecution?2013
http://www.hg.orgHow Do I Extend My Visitor's Visa Beyond 6 months?2013
www.needimmigrationhelp.comFee Waiver Form Explained2011
JD Supra Law NewsUSCIS Strongly encourages filing change of address form online2011
JD Supra Law NewsGood News For Fiance Visa Holders2011
www.actionnewsjax.comJSO Finds "Undocumented Aliens" (citing me)2010
www.ezinearticles.comHow to Avoid the Great Immigration Myth of 20102010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comImmigration Bond: The requirements and Documents Needed2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comUSCIS NEWS: B-1/B-2 Visitors Are Not Allowed to Enroll in School2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comNew procedures for Immigrant Detainees under Section 287(g)2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comThree Ways Green Card Holders with Previous Arrests Get Caught by USCIS2010
www.ezinearticles.comChecklist of 10 Basic Immigration Documents You Should Keep on Hand2010
www.ezinearticles.comUS Citizenship Options For Elderly Applicants - Medical & Exam Waivers2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about US Citizenship2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) at the US Immigration Law Office of Lena Korial-Yonan, P.A.2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.com6 Tips on How to Choose the Best US Immigration Lawyer for your Case2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comVisa Waiver Program: New Eligibility Rules2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comOrlando, FL Immigration Office (USCIS) Updates regarding Marriage Green card Cases2010
www.needimmigrationhelp.comHow to Find a Detainee: Online Search Tool2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Loyola University ChicagoPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Loyola University ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Action News JaxJSO finds Undocumented Aliens2010
First Coast News ArticleLawsuit filed Against D R Horton Homes2004
Syrian conventionReligious visas and green cards2002
LIFE ACT conferenceThe Life Act of 20012001