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Charles Andrew Smith

Immigration Attorney at Lake Mary, FL

5.0   66 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Charles

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I am a passionate and experienced attorney with broad and practical experience in the field of U.S. Immigration law.

Location

CASLAW, PLLC
255 Primera Blvd
Suite 160
Lake Mary, FL, 32746

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Reviews

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Posted by Lopez | October 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Profesional and Promt
Charles helped me with my mothers Resident status adjustment. He was very professional and quick to respond to my questions and concerns. Always replied within 24hrs even on weekends. He was straightforward from the beginning and respectful.
Posted by Tomas Krupicka | September 30, 2023
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If you are seeking the best lawyer to support your immigration case(s)
Charles Smith is an excellent, very experienced, genuinely professional immigration lawyer. He did a phenomenal job working with my family on all our immigration cases up to the final one. He has always been open, responsive, knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive at every step of our journey. We have been honored to work with him on our way through the immigration process to proudly becoming naturalized U.S. Citizens.
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Posted by Sunny | August 8, 2023
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Best decision we made for our green card case!
My husband and I hired Charles for our marriage-based green card application. We were new with the process and really had no idea what to do or where to start but with Charles's help, we were able to gather all the evidence and completed the concurrent filing within a week. Charles was incredibly helpful and skilled with his expertise. He provided us with concise answer anytime we had questions and he always offered to spend time with us on issues explanation. We received RFE and NOID along the way and it was terrifying but Charles reassured us and quickly assisted us with responses. Being unfamiliar with the process and served with notices, we were under a huge amount of stress but Charles really took that off that our shoulders and gave us our peace of mind. Our case got approved in no time and we're absolutely grateful for what he had done!
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Posted by Aleksandar | May 13, 2023
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Great lawyer
I found Charles Smith to be an outstanding lawyer who went above and beyond, was patient, and was transparent since the initial consultation. Charles exhibited a strong understanding of immigration law and provided clear guidance on the best course of action. They patiently listened to my concerns and addressed each with expertise and empathy. Communication was another area where Charles was prompt in responding to my inquiries, whether through emails or phone calls, and kept me well informed about the progress of my case. I am delighted with the services provided and would highly recommend him to anyone needing an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Anna Esther | October 18, 2021
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Immigration attorney - knows what he's doing!
He helped me with the citizenship case. My citizenship interview and ceremony went smoothly, thanks to Charles. Reasonalbe, responsive, attentive.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
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Very helpful!
Charles was our lawyer for a GC case. He is very knowledgeable about the process and provided support throughout every step of the case. Our case was carefully prepared and well presented.
Posted by David | January 12, 2021
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Simply Outstanding !
Charles Smith was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Not only was he able to help us on our case, but his aid was also critical to our success in receiving a permanent residence status card for my family. My family and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Smith without reservation.
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Posted by Shawn | January 11, 2021
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Shawn V
Very Knowledgeable, humble and easy to talk to. Extremely prompt with responses. I didn't feel like I was talking to a lawyer. It felt like I was talking to a family member. Highly recommended. He takes the stress level down for you by communicating and explaining the process.
Posted by Michelle and Carl | April 5, 2020
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Great Lawyer!
Mr. Charles Smith is personable and very knowledgeable of the laws. His price was very reasonable in our searches for a good lawyer. Mr. Smith was always available to answer our questions and explained to us great detail. He was very efficient in having our case filed and in the end it was a success. Carl and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Anthony | March 25, 2020
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Money well spent!!!
We hired Charles to handle our immigration case and from the beginning Charles was the ultimate professional while at the same time friendly and extremely thorough in handling our case. He is responsive, met all his service level agreements and pretty much exceeding our expectations every step of the way. I would recommend Charles to anyone who is looking for a professional with compassion who is efficient,extremely knowledgeable and produces results.
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Posted by Ian & Lisa | March 14, 2020
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Immigration
We decided to hire Charles on the basis of stellar reviews online, and those reviews were not wrong. Our experience with Charles was exceptional. From our initial meeting, we could tell we were in good hands. He explained each step of our case thoroughly and walked us through the process efficiently, timely and professionally. All fees and charges were explained fully so there were no surprises. We could not be more pleased with our decision to hire Charles Smith for our immigration case.
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Posted by Robert & Dorothy | December 4, 2019
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The Best!
Look no further! This is the lawyer to handle your immigration needs!!! Very down to earth, professional, and knows his stuff! My wife received her permanent resident card with absolutely no issues!!! He makes it easy!
Posted by Kevin | November 18, 2019
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Great lawyer to help with immigration needs!
Charles helped my wife and I every step of the way to submit paperwork required and prepare us for our interview. He came to my house on the weekends as it was what worked best for us. Everything was approved in the timeline he laid out for us. Thanks again Charles!!
Posted by Frank | October 3, 2019
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Excellence In The Practice of Law
It is very important to hire the right attorney to take of your business. My wife and I hired Mr Charles Smith to work on our case of adjustment of status. Mr Charles Smith is a great example of dedication and professionalism going above and beyond. He was impeccable doing his job combined with an outstanding follow up. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Ritzy | August 24, 2019
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Great lawyer
Charles, does a great job in making the immigration application a smooth process, in each step, he would notify us, Im so grateful that we chosed him to be a representative for our naturalization process. If you need assistance with immigration, please call him, you won't be sorry.
Posted by Jesus | July 2, 2019
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Well Seasoned Attroney
Excellent experience from the beginning. Mr. Smith is a well seasoned attorney making the whole process less stressful. Mr. Smith is very experienced, diligent and competent. He was always available to answer any question, provide guidance and advice whether it be via phone or email.
Posted by Michael | May 13, 2019
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Great experience
He did a very good job for my case (me and my family), excellent customer service, fast respond and answer all the questions, I was lucky to hired him and we got our citizen ship with his help Thank you Mr. Smith
Posted by Sara and Marco | March 6, 2019
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Excellent Experience with Charles Smith
My husband and I were faced with some very a intimidating, and a seemingly complicated immigration situation (to us), when we were referred to Charles Smith by a close friend of ours. He was completely honest; he explained the good, the bad, the easy, and the difficult. He was able to lay it all on the table and explain to us the process we would need to take, the risks that it might include, and the potential outcomes that could occur. We will forever be so grateful for his help. We needed someone who was patient, honest, thorough, proficient, and sensitive to our fears. We got all of that, and more, with Charles. He was also upfront about the fact that in some cases no amount of lawyering could change certain immigration situations, and if we were in that situation, he would tell us upfront and not just take our money to take it, like some lawyers in immigration work do. Luckily, we were in a situation that was more intimidating for us, but not without a path to be be taken. He practically held our hand through the process. We plan to continue working with him as my husband's greencard comes up for renewal and again when it is time to pursue becoming a US Citizen. We deeply appreciate his work and have, and will continue, to refer him to anyone seeking Immagration guidance and help. Sincerely, Sara and Marco
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Posted by Tomas | September 14, 2018
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Working great with Charles Andrew Smith on my Permanent Residency justification
I would like to use this opportunity highlighting very professional and highly customer oriented guidance provided by Charles Andrew Smith when working on my Permanent Residency justification. His full understanding to the situation of strangers with low to no experience with immigration procedures is extremely helpful. Charles worked with me very diligently in order to make sure that my case contains all required data and responses are provided in right way. Somebody may think working with forms and questionnaires should be an easy business in general, but frankly speaking with no former experience the process require highly professional support, which Charles provides as his routine customer service, I would say. He led me and my family through all stage gate reviews, always explaining me and my relatives what is the purpose of questionnaires, interviews or other events we had to go through. The detail and clear understanding is key for every applicant, it helped me and my family to feel convenient and ready to respond to the requests, which were step by step coming, when following the procedure for adjustment of Permanent Residency. Charles is alway able to clearly describe an options how the customer (applicant) can respond to the request, which is extremely helpful. Base on my very positive experience when working with Charles, my family and I can highly recommend consider him for anyone who plan to work on own immigration issues.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
I had a citizenship case. He was very informative and secure. I had a misdemeanor and I didn't know if I qualified for the application. He reviewed the laws and prepared me for the interview. My case was a success even though immigration make me wait a little while. He supported me through the whole process with all my questions and concerns. I will totally recommend this lawyer. Also price was reasonable
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • CASLAW, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Managing Associate
  • Fisher & Frommer, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2015

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • George Mason University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion to Reopen
  • Case Reopened
  • Cancellation of Removal for Non Permanent Resident (EOIR-42B)
  • Granted
  • Cancellation of Removal for a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Cancellation Granted
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Associations

  • Federal District Bar, Middle District, Florida
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Equal Opportunities Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rated: Immigration Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated: Immigration Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Hospital Nursing Department
  • Navigating EB2 and EB3 Petitions in the Health Care Industry
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Charles
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Andrew Smith is a lawyer with boundless energy and great integrity. You can't go wrong with him defending you."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is a great peer to have in the community. He has a vast knowledge of the law, is very professional, while still personable with his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a highly competent, ethical, and passionate attorney in the Immigration field. He is dedicated to getting his clients the best results under each client's unique set of circumstances. He will give you honest answers about your individual immigration issue and will never promise results he cannot deliver on. This separates him from many other attorneys in the Central Florida area, who often mislead clients and then later do not get the client the desired result. If you want an honest, hard-working, ethical attorney to represent you in any immigration matter, I highly recommend going to Charles for a consultation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles Smith is a skilled lawyer who cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is an excellent attorney. He truly cares about his clients and does everything in his power to get them the best results. I highly recommend Charles Smith."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He cares about his clients and does an excellent job for them. I worked with him on a case and cannot say enough great things about him."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Smith is a consummate professional, a rising star, and a future leader in Immigration Law. In addition to extensive knowledge and experience, he takes a client-first approach, working tirelessly to create positive outcomes and build high levels of client satisfaction. I cannot speak highly enough of his ability, integrity, and professional demeanor."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is one of the best lawyers in the business. Immigration matters require an Attorney to be emphatic, patient, and caring and Attorney Smith has all of these qualities. Attorney Smith is also a great teacher and Supervisor of younger Attorneys and is always willing to answer any questions. I highly recommend this Attorney to anyone looking for Immigration services as he is one of the best in the field."
General practice Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Smith works hard to fight for the outcomes that his clients are looking for and he diligently and thoroughly prepares for each and every case. He is always quick to contact his clients and make sure they are well aware of how their case is proceeding. Mr. Smith is not only a professional but he is also a compassionate attorney who cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases. He is straightforward and honest about possible case resolutions so that his clients know fully what to expect. Mr. Smith is not only an attorney I would recommend but an attorney I do recommend and respect."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is a tremendous asset to the firm of Fisher & Frommer. He is passionate about his profession, has a tremendous amount of legal knowledge and is aggressive in fighting for his clients. Attorney Smith consistently takes on extremely difficult cases and counsels his clients through the process with compassion and ultimately guides them through to positive outcomes."
General practice Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Smith is a rare breed who can practice in many different areas of law competently. He is committed to customer service and making each of his clients a priority. Mr. Smith is a true client advocate and tireless in his resolve to achieve his clients goals."
General practice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is extremely knowledgable in mulitple areas of law and sets forth maximun effort on every case he works. He is reliable, caring and communicates with clients in the manner that should be expected from all attorneys. He handles himself well in court and is extremely efficient with his time. You could not ask for a better attorney to represent you in a time of need."
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