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Ardian Gjoka

Immigration Attorney at JACKSONVILLE, FL

5.0   165 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Ardian

Learn Ardian’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    We have successfully handled these cases: I-601 and I-601A waivers; Fiancé (e) Visas; U visa; E-2 visas; Family and Employment Green Card;Citizenship; Deportation; Asylum. We are able to represent clients located in all 50 states of USA and overseas.

    13 years

YOUR CASE WILL BE HANDLED PERSONALLY BY MR. ARDIAN GJOKA, NOT BY LEGAL SECRETARIES OR PARALEGALS.

Attorney Ardian Gjoka received his J.D. from Tirana University School of Law, Albania, in 1995.  He worked as an attorney in Albania until he immigrated to the United States in 1999. Upon arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, he volunteered at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, helping immigrants who had arrived in the US as a refugee.

 

In 2003, Mr. Gjoka  received the Degree of  Master of Laws in United States Legal Studies (with honors), from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California. He is now admitted to the New York State Bar Association.

 

From 2002 until 2012, Mr. Gjoka worked for various law firms in Jacksonville, 2012, Mr. Gjoka founded  GJOKA LAW FIRM, PLLC., practicing immigration law. 

 

Native of Albania, Mr.Gjoka has been a passionate and dedicated advocate of the Albanian community for many years by assisting members of this community to find the best legal representation for all of their legal issues.   He is a member of San Jose Refugee Ministry which provides support to individuals who have had to flee their countries of origin due to the tragedies of persecution and war. 

 

MEMBERSHIP

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
  • Albanian Bar Association

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • All Courts of the State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • All Immigration Courts in the U.S.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Social Security Administration
 

Location

Gjoka Law Firm, PLLC

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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Serves His Clients to the Max
Ardian has advised / represented my husband and me for over 18 months for an immigration matter --- my fiancée (now husband) overstayed his tourist visa and I petitioned for him to become a lawful permanent resident. Prior to meeting with Ardian, I filled out the forms by myself but I did not submit the forms to the government. I researched and met with several immigration attorneys in the state of Florida. Out of the three attorneys I met with, I felt most comfortable with Ardian because of his willingness to listen and thoroughness when providing advice. When I initiated the first in-person meeting with Ardian, I wanted to use him as a second level reviewer to the forms that I completed on my own. I quickly realized the value of getting him as our attorney because he identified mistakes that I made on the forms, which could have either delayed the process or rejected our application. He also identified two forms that I did not know I needed to fill out --- to get my husband's work authorization and to get my husband a social security number, which again highlights the importance of getting a creditable, experienced attorney like Ardian. After Ardian filed the necessary forms (August 2019) to petition the status change, my husband and I relocated from the state of Florida to another state. During our transition, Ardian handled the administrative process of updating our address and answering our questions about our new state's Department of Motor Vehicles and traveling by airplane. My husband still received his work authorization and social security card (November 2019) in a timely manner too even after moving. Due to the international pandemic of COVID-19, our state's immigration offices closed from March 2020 to June 2020. In August 2020, we were given notice for our in-person interview with immigration. We interviewed on September 9, 2020 and my husband was approved the next business day to become a permanent resident. All in all, I am happy with our service --- Ardian guided us to ensure our forms were processed without errors and advised us on lawful activities. My advice to anyone who needs to go through the immigration process --- 1. Find an attorney that you feel comfortable having a relationship with over multiple years 2. Find an attorney that is a good listener who gives advice for your specific situation 3. Find an attorney who has multiple years of experience filing these forms for various different immigration matters 4. Find an attorney that is responsive 5. Find an attorney that has the ability to work with you regardless of where you live at in the U.S. 6. Find an attorney that has the technology to ensure that your paperwork, forms, and supporting documentation are secure and can be handled safely over the internet That attorney was Ardian for my family --- he provided all six of the attributes that I listed above. Highly recommended and for the fee that you will pay, it is worth it over the course of multiple years. The immigration process is an investment and requires legal expertise to avoid mistakes. My prayers to any family who is going through the immigration process --- Ardian supported our family's process professionally and I am thankful.
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Posted by Thomas & Iryna Barry | July 8, 2016
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Professional-Courteous-Genuine
This being my first foray into the immigration system, I cannot speak to how an immigration attorney should conduct his business. I can however, share with you our experience with Mr. Gjoka as our legal counsel. From day one Ardian made us feel at ease by calmly explaining what we could expect, laying out the process, answering our myriad of questions and allaying our fears and concerns. As in any endeavor, there are always going to be twists and turns which need to be maneuvered through and it was in these times that Mr. Gjoka's experience and capability shone through! Not only did he handle everything necessary on the legal side, he was also always just a phone call away to answer our questions and put our minds at ease. My wife and I were impressed with the relationships he had built within the immigration services hierarchy as it was evident in the respect they all seemed to have for him. My wife and I are, and will always be, eternally grateful for what Mr Gjoka has helped us achieve...Our American Dream! Now a reality! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Ardian! Thomas and Iryna Barry
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Posted by Jaime | July 2, 2020
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Honest Attorney
I was looking for an immigration attorney, called his number, and he told me: "If you can convince me that your marriage is for real, I will take the case", I said to my self, I Found an honest lawyer, and it was so. He did not ask for money, he wanted to know if he was going to be defending the Thuth. And I really liked that. He represented us very well. We are very grateful to God that He, God, plase Ardian in our way, now he, is in our life also
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Posted by Kristi J. | January 19, 2024
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Professional, dedicated & personable!
Ardian and his team worked diligently and professionally to ensure my husband and I had a smooth process while waiting for his green card. He is always willing to answer any questions or clarify anything. He is very professional and compassionate. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Richard and Mayerling | January 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
FROM START TO FINISH IMMIGRATION
Hired him for our Attorney of record for Immigration, from filing for the Fiance Visa, all the way to Green Card, it's been a great two 1/2 years. Always available, Always returns your calls, always answers your questions to the best of his ability, Extremely Knowledgeable, and capable. We did as he said and INS never questioned anything, He filed everything in a timely manner and always told us what to do and needed for every step of the way. He was in Florida and we are in NC and I was a little worried about that, But he was ALWAYS available and the best. THANKS ARDIAN !!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2023
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Excelente Abogado
me ayudó exitosamente con el trámite de mi Visa de Inmigrante, Muy profesional, responsable, organizado. Muchas Gracias.
Posted by Noor | November 14, 2023
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Highly Recommended Mr. Adrian Gjoka
The Lawyer( Ardian Gjoka ) displayed an exceptional level of knowledge and professionalism, (Ardian Gjoka) and the Team for being incredibly thorough in preparing my case. They meticulously reviewed all the necessary documentation, ensuring that everything was in order and minimizing the chances of any delays or complications.
Posted by Henry | November 8, 2023
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Authentic and Professional
The biggest stress in my life was the process of immigration to the United States. I tried to do some of the work myself but filed the wrong forms and basically had no clue of what to do. One of the biggest benefits to using a Mr. Gjoka's services was the reassurance and relief of knowing how my status is viewed by the govt. and what I can and can't do as someone in the process of immigration. Gjoka is able to tailor the applications (e.g. the best forms for your situation) to your personal needs and is with you every step of the way. He knows every bit of information you need to provide for the system to process your application as fast and efficiently as possible. He is a light in the dark and a great quality person to talk to - you will feel like you have your future in the right hands.
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Posted by Michelle | October 30, 2023
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Highly Recommend, Even if you Have a Difficult Case
5-Stars All The Way. Getting my mother’s Green Card has been a journey for us, and it was kind of a weird case. Suffice it to say we were struggling with it on our own for years, and then we solicited the help of Gjoka Law Firm. They were kind, knowledgable, and incredibly detail-oriented. They provided immediate updates as they occurred, and always laid out our options for the next step in a way that was completely clear to us. Whenever we had a question, Ardian would immediately research and provide us an answer - with the source from which it came. It was such a relief to be able to believe and understand every bit of information provided, and ultimately it completely paid off. My Mom now has her Green Card, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I would highly recommend Gjoka Law Firm, especially if you have a non-typical case. They are knowledgable and they genuinely care. If there is a way, they will find it. Thank you again to Ardian and the entire team.
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Posted by Lizzy | September 13, 2023
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VAWA case
My immigration case was quite challenging. It was hard to get a lawyer who believed me. Gjoka Law firm took their time in reviewing my case and gathering all the evidences required for my VAWA case. It was a long road but we made to an approval. I am grateful to Ardian and his team. Ardian is honest and reliable; above all, he gets the job done. Great immigration law firm.
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Posted by Maria | September 11, 2023
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I couldn't be more pleased with their services.
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Gjoka and his paralegal, Sonila, throughout my immigration process, and I couldn't be more pleased with their services. From the very beginning, I was guided by the Holy Spirit to find them, and it turned out to be an incredible blessing. Mr. Gjoka's professionalism and well-organized approach were evident from the start. He made sure I understood every step of the process and kept me informed throughout. His honesty and trustworthiness were truly refreshing, as I always felt I was in good hands. One of the standout aspects of Mr. Gjoka's services is affordability. Immigration matters can be financially challenging, but he was always mindful of my budget and offered practical solutions without compromising on quality. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have an attorney like Mr. Gjoka who not only possesses legal expertise but also genuinely cares about his clients' well-being. What was once a daunting journey turned into a smooth and positive experience, with my case resolved in record time. Sonila, his paralegal, was also instrumental in providing great assistance. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Gjoka and Sonila for anyone seeking immigration assistance. Their professionalism, organization, affordability, honesty, trustworthiness, and the divine guidance that led me to them make them an exceptional team. I am immensely grateful for their support and dedication throughout my immigration journey.
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Posted by Patrick & Cedric | August 4, 2023
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Forever Thankful to Gjoka Law Firm, PLLC
Gjoka Law Firm, PLLC provided excellent representation in helping my husband and I go through the K1-Visa process. Ardian and his team were wonderfully professional with communicating to us the process, scheduling video call, keeping us updated as we reached each milestone. We 110% recommend couples contact this law firm for assistance getting your K1-Visa process going. Forever Thankful, Patrick & Cedric
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Posted by Jerome | July 31, 2023
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Outstanding Immigration Attorney
My Wife and I were in need of a good immigration lawyer to get her cleared to stay here in the U.S. legally as our previous lawyer was a disaster. We were able to get a consultation with the Gjoka Law Firm and within a few minutes realized this is where we should have started initially. This Firm is fully experienced in all facets of immigration law and highly respected in this field. We had our case resolved quickly and in our favor in all ways. We will Highly recommend this firm to anyone needing a quality immigration law firm.
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Posted by Ansia | June 14, 2023
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Excellent Services
I hope this review helps someone just as the others helped me in making my decision to use this law firm’s services. I live in the Jacksonville area and I was searching for immigration services. I am so glad I made the decision to use Mr Adrian’s service. He was so detailed and gave me such a sense of confidence. He kept abreast on everything we needed to do in a timely manner. And after almost 2 years, we finally got approved for the green card without an interview! Who could it but God! Thanks for all your help Gjoka Law Firm!
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Posted by Jodi-Ann | June 4, 2023
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The MOST AMAZING Attorney
Attorney Gjoka is truly God sent, and I will always say this! When I say he is the most amazing attorney you could ever ask for, I mean it. He genuinely means you well. From timely submissions of your paperwork to assiduously following up when needed. He is just always on point! He took my life out of a very dark place and now all I see are clear blue skies. From a denied case completely messed up by a prior evil attorney to a now approved case!! Yes, you read that correctly. I received my EAD, and my GC ordered - all because of this unbelievable attorney! May God continue to bless you and your team Attorney Gjoka, so that you all may continue to change lives for the better. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart! <3
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Posted by Adrian | May 31, 2023
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To my eternity Adrian Gjoka
I am extremely grateful for all of your help and bearing with me through everything! Dear Attorney- I write today to express my gratitude for your help- thank you. I truly appreciate that you took the time to help me and my wife
Posted by Tierra | May 4, 2023
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The BEST!!!!
The absolute BEST place to assist you with all your immigration needs!!!! The entire process was smooth and prompt for me and my family. He makes you feel very comfortable during the entire process while also maintaining his professionalism and expertise.
Posted by Ana | April 25, 2023
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Excellent immigration services, the best...
The best of the best, Ardian immigration law firm, and his assistant Sonila, have carried out all the immigration processes for my family and I, from residence to citizenship with great responsibility, in record time and with excellent care services, this last service I unify my family with my daughter's residence... thank you very much, I highly recommend you, also for people who speak Spanish... thank you
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Posted by Roxana | March 29, 2023
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Best of the best
Best law firm and layer! Great communication, great professional and experience, top of the top. Thank you all for the service.
Posted by Ben | March 8, 2023
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Goes above and beyond
Excellent immigration lawyer. I had a complex case which he handled flawlessly.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Gjoka Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Golden Gate University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Law School of Tirana, Albania
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Associations

  • Albanian Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Albanian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida
  • https://threebestrated.com/
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ardian Gjoka is one of the best attorneys I have had the privilege of working with since I became a lawyer in 1981. He is brilliant and creative and he is the most hard-working attorney I have EVER met. He will literally work 18 hours a day to get the answer to whatever issue he is dealing with. He is not concerned about how much time a project takes; he is focused like a laser on getting the job done, and getting it done correctly. Ardian is loyal, dependable, honest, and a good person to have on your team. You do NOT want him to be on the OTHER team! Ardian is now working in Immigration Law. I know that he is very well versed in that area of the law and that he has had a great deal of experience assisting foreign nationals who wish to become U.S. citizens. I strongly endorse Ardian. He is an example of what all attorneys should try to be like."
Immigration Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for immigration law. Extremely dedicated and goes the extra mile for his clients. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyndra regularly provides thoughtful and correct answers on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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JACKSONVILLE Immigration Lawyer Ardian Gjoka
Ardian Gjoka
Immigration Attorney
JACKSONVILLE, FL
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
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