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~Practicing Complex Immigration Across the Nation since 2001~


For over a decade we have been uniting families, securing visas and protecting employers. We will continue to do so for decades to come.


Attorney Ricci specifically concentrates on complex naturalization, statelessness, delayed birth certificates, National Interest Waivers, I-9 compliance, E-Verify, and LGBT immigration in addition to traditional immigration matters such as investments, marriages, residency and TPS.


Ms. Ricci is very active in the community having won several awards.  She is a political talk show personality and blogger.  You can watch this video about her or read more at read her blog at follow her on Twitter @LizIsNeXt


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    16 years, 3 thousand cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Elizabeth is a consummate professional with extreme knowledge and experience in immigration matters. When lawyers need help with immigration matters they contact Elizabeth.


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    Elizabeth is an excellent immigration attorney and advocate. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Rambana & Ricci, PLLC

2915 Kerry Forest Parkway
Suite 104
Tallahassee, FL, 32309


FLMember in Good Standing200106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Commission on Crime and DelinquencyJudicial Service2015
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Supreme Court2015
Golden DemocratCapital City Democratic Women2014
HonoreeNational Association of Professional Women2014
Golden DemocratCapital City Democratic Women's CLub2014
Woman in Law Corporate ImmigrationLawyer Monthly2014
Outstanding ContributionsAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2014
Zontian of the YearZonta2013
SpotlightPhi Alpha Delta2012
40 under 40 Rising Business Star850 Business Magazine2012
25 Women You Need to KnowTallahassee Democrat Newspaper2012
Volunteer of the YearPineview2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRambana & Ricci. PLLC2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
DWC Leon CountyPresident2014 - 2014
Zonta Club of TallahasseeResources Chair2010 - 2014
Federal Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFormer board member2003 - 2013
William H. Stafford American Inn of CourtInn Member2003 - 2005
Tallahassee Bar AssociationMembership Co-Chair2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
van der LindeResidency
Undocumented AmericanBirth certificate granted
Mario HernandezNaturalized
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Publication nameTitleDate
Conexion NewspeperPreguntas Al Abogado2016
The Veterans VoiceForeign Born Vet's Guide to Citizenship2015
Veterans EnterpriseForeign Vet's Guide to Citizenship2015
AILA South Florida Annual CLEEthically and Zealously Responding to Biolerplate NIW RFEs2014
NSU Law MagazineElizabeth Ricci2012
Will Gay Binationals Get Justice?Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review2012
AILA VoiceDriving While Undocumented2011
The Checkoff, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Check offE-Verify Enrollment2011
Tallahassee DemocratImmigration Reform is Critical to Florida2010
The Federal LawyerWitness Protection : Effectively Representing Jehovah Witness Naturalization Applicants2010
FL Guide for Pregnant TeensCitizens and Immigrants2008
Encyclopedia of the Supreme CourtCitizenshipN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tallahassee Trafficking SymposiumCP, U, T, and VAWA2016
Adult Enrichment ClassModern Slavery & Refugees2016
Webinar Florida Supreme CourtImmigration Options for Victims of Crime2015
Tally DaysImportance of Immigration to the Sunshine State2015
Indian River DWC November meetingUpdate: Executive Action on Immigration2015
DWC Bay CountyConstitutionality of DACA2015
Daughters of the American RevolutionCitizenship2015
American Legion Department of Florida Fall ConferenceHelping Vets Naturalize2015
The Law BoatImmigration, Customs & Deportation2014
Seminaro de DACA y otros asuntos de inmigracionDACA Q & A2014
Lunch & LearnImmigration Practice2014
Florida Association of Tax Collectors Spring ConferenceImmigrant Driver License Issues in Florida2014
February MeetingCuba Travel2014
Drive SafeDriver Licensure2014
Dining and DialogueProtecting Immigrant, Migrant and Other Vulnerable Workers2014
Rotary ClubImmigration Review2013
AILA AL-GA ChapterEB-1 and EB--22013