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Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   138 reviews

also known as "Frank"

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Francisco Fraerly

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  1. Immigration
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    Removal Defense Business Immigration Family Immigration Consular Processing Federal Litigation

    16 years

SELECTED AS SUPER LAWYER AND BOARD CERTIFIED EXPERT BY THE FLORIDA BAR AS A SPECIALIST IN IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW

Francisco “Frank” Symphorien-Saavedra
Board Certified Expert



"Frank" Symphorien-Saavedra’s practice is focused on high stakes immigration and nationality law. Board certified in immigration and nationality law, a distinction limited to less than 8% of all Florida lawyers, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra is an expert who is AV rated “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and has been designated a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra has also been a member of The National Advocates; Top 100 and The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40. As of May 2021, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra is the only board certified immigration expert within the State of Florida who is a Venezuelan native as of October 2022.

Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra’s unique practice focuses on removal defense, federal court litigation, and extraordinary ability visas or national interest waivers. He also handles all other aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, including family immigration, asylum and U.S. Citizenship claims. The tenacity which drives Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra’s practice has led him to successfully brief and win cases before administrative and Circuit appellate courts to secure successes for his clients.

A native of Venezuela, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. His father worked 24-hour shifts as a taxi driver in New York City in order to bring his wife and children to the United States. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra attended West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, where he participated in the law magnet program and won a mock appellate brief competition. His promising young career was evident when he presented mock oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court at 16 years of age. Thereafter, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra attended The Florida State University College of Law after graduating with high honors from the University of South Florida. Following a clerkship at the Orlando Immigration Court, his personal experiences and education led him to settle early and passionately on the field of immigration law. Thirteen years later, immigration continues to be Mr. Symphorien’s exclusive focus in his practice of law.

Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra cherishes his Latin heritage and is deeply devoted to this land of opportunity and freedom, which he calls home. He empathizes with the plight of other immigrants, immigrant families, and is passionate about providing opportunities for talented and driven professionals to contribute to the fabric of this great country. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra particularly values opportunities to help thriving businesses collaborate with talented professionals in order to add to the strength and ingenuity of this country.

Currently, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra serves on the Florida Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee and will serve Chair during the 2022-2023 term. Previously, he served in committee leadership roles for the Orange County Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association-Central Florida Chapter, and the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and he regularly provides commentary on Univision, and various local media outlets including Unimas and News13. He is a regular speaker at national and local conferences that equip immigration lawyers and his opinions and analysis on the subject of extraordinary ability visas and federal court litigation have been published in professional journals.

Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra is fluent in Spanish and English and continues to strive to learn Portuguese. He is married to Litty Symphorien, an educator, and they are parents to three young children ages 13, 9 and 3. He is an active member of Horizon West Church. On a leisurely day off, you’ll find him with his immediate and extended family grilling for a hungry crowd.

 

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2014,2013
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Top Contributor 2014,2013
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Location

Symphorien-Saavedra Law, P.A.
189 S. Orange Avenue, Ste 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2014
Gets results
I will definitely recommend Atty. Symphorien to other people seeking legal help regarding immigration issues. He is very knowledgeable and worked hard to get results. Overall we are very satisfied with the efforts he made to get the job done.
Posted by Cath | November 17, 2013
Best Immigration Attorney in Orlando
I contacted NeJame Law few years ago looking for advice on a very complicated Asylum case.. Frank was pointed out to do my consultation.. Right from the beginning Frank engaged with my situation and was prompt to find a way to help, my case is a very particular immigration case on a verge of deportation.. Frank didn't give up and found a way to stop my deportation, my case still far from being resolve due to our broken immigration system although I feel confident by having Frank as my attorney. Frank is not only an amazing counselor, he is very knowledgeable and honest, he's work ethic is impeccable and he will NEVER give up on you.. Frank saved my life and I am forever grateful for that..
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Posted by Jonathan | February 15, 2024
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K-1 VISA Success!
Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra law firm handled my fiancé and I’s case for K-1 Visa. Mr Frank and his law team staff was very professional. One thing that made a impression on me the most was if me and my fiancé had a question or needed help Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra law team was always there most the time they would reply us the day of a question or email. The end result was 100% successful case! My fiancé has been awarded her travel visa so now she can fly to me and we can start the process of our wedding. I’m very happy with the end result Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra law team helped us with our goal and we succeeded. We are great full and very thankful to Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra law firm for making our dream come true.
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Posted by Yanin Rincon / Jose Ortega | February 5, 2024
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Cancellation Of Removal
Expresar el agradecimiento que sentimos hacia la firma de Symphorien- Saavedra y su equipo es dificil expresarlo en unos parrafos. Su Profesionalismo y su Ética de trabajo son unicos; desde el primer momento nos hablaron con la verdad y las posibilidades de que nuestro caso fuera Exitoso, todo el proceso fue excelente Barbara siempre super Atenta. Gracias a todo el equipo que trabajo en nuestro caso para que este Sueño se convirtiera en REALIDAD.
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Posted by GB | January 27, 2024
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El mejor servicio
Desde el momento que llamé supe que estaba en las mejores manos y ayudaría ami pareja en su caso y se que lo seguirá ayudando por que confío en su trabajo y se que saldremos victoriosos de esto
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2024
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Immigration
Pedro Perotti ha sido una representation excellent. Gracias por tus altos service professionals. Estoy my agradecido
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2024
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Caso TPS
Su atención , eficacia y respuesta en mi caso fueron sumamente impecables, agradecida,100% recomendado. Cada uno de sus asistentes y personal a cargo son muy dedicados y comprometidos con su trabajo y relación con el cliente.
Posted by Yolanda | January 18, 2024
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El mejor servicio
No puedo estar más feliz y complacida con el servicio de esta firma. Es personalizado, prestan atención a los detalles, hacen seguimiento, son organizados y tienen estructura. La sinceridad es lo que más valoro de su parte, te hablan del caso, de tus posibilidades, no mienten solo por querer captarte como cliente si no que te dan un escenario real de lo que va ser el proceso. Cuando contratas su servicio inmediatamente sientes que eres parte del equipo, te involucran en cada paso y te mantienen al tanto ! Gracias por tanto! Aún nos queda camino por recorrer pero sigo con la convicción de que estoy en las mejores manos porque así lo han demostrado hasta ahora!
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Posted by Eduardo | January 11, 2024
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The best
I recently enjoyed being represented by Frank and his team in an immigration case. From the outset, they demonstrated the highest professionalism and legal expertise. Their understanding of the law in this area was impressive and gave me confidence throughout my case. What stood out most was their exceptional communication skills. Frank consistently kept me informed about the progress of my case, explaining complex legal terms in a way that was easy to understand. This kept me in the loop and helped ease the stress associated with legal proceedings. Furthermore, their strategic approach was admirable. His attention to detail and dedication to my case led to a favorable outcome, which I am incredibly grateful for. I am thoroughly impressed with Symphorien-Saavedra Law, P.A., and highly recommend them to anyone needing a knowledgeable, compassionate, and results-driven attorney. Thank you, Frank, for your outstanding service and support!
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Posted by Alejandro Espinoza | December 20, 2023
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Cuban adjustment
I recently had the privilege of working with an exceptional lawyer who successfully handled a Cuban adjustment case. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for their expertise, dedication, and professionalism throughout the entire process. From the initial consultation, the lawyer demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the complexities surrounding Cuban adjustment cases. They patiently explained the legal requirements, potential challenges, and necessary documentation, ensuring that I fully understood the process. Throughout the case, the lawyer maintained constant communication through her assistant “Isabelle Zatoni” 120/120 she’s the best, promptly answering my questions and providing updates on the progress. Their attention to detail and thoroughness in preparing the necessary paperwork was remarkable. What truly set this lawyer apart was their genuine care for my situation. They took the time to listen to my concerns and fears, always offering reassurance and support. Their empathy and understanding made a significant difference in alleviating the stress associated with the case. When it came time for the hearing, the lawyer's preparation was evident. They presented a strong and compelling case, effectively advocating for my eligibility for Cuban adjustment. In the end, my Cuban adjustment case was successful, and I owe it all to the exceptional legal representation provided by this lawyer. Their professionalism, knowledge, and genuine care for their clients make them an outstanding advocate for anyone facing similar immigration challenges. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone seeking legal assistance in Cuban adjustment cases. Their expertise, dedication, and compassionate approach make them an invaluable asset in navigating the complexities of immigration law.
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Posted by Katiana | December 13, 2023
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Excelente Equipo de trabajo
Contratamos al abogado Francisco para una apelación de un proceso de naturalización que a mi madre Emigracion le había negado. Salimos victoriosos Gracias al gran equipo y la sabiduría de este abogado. No duden en contactarlos. Les deseo lo mejor.
Posted by Alejandro | November 15, 2023
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Sr.
Un servicio de excelencia, muy profesional estoy muy agradecido por el servicio que me brindaron .
Posted by Demny | October 20, 2023
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Excelente servicio y preparación de casos
Me gusto mucho la atención para mi caso, el compromiso de parte del personal, la preparación tanto de documentos como de testimonios para reforzar la defensa, estoy muy satisfecha por los resultados. Gracias por su excelente trabajo
Posted by Ricardo | September 12, 2023
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5 star Lawyer !!!
Lawyer Francisco Symphorien Saavedra deserves every star! His expertise, dedication, and unwavering support were crucial in my successful immigration case. Highly recommended for any immigration matters. Five stars!
Posted by Haidara Rodriguez | July 29, 2023
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El mejor servicio
Estoy totalmente complacida ,les entregué mi caso el cual estaba un poco complicado ,la atención fue excepcional ,trajo rápido ,eficiente y excelente trato, gracias por todo el servio que me brindó Francisco
Posted by Thomas Sonnery-Cottet | June 28, 2023
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A Review of My Immigration Lawyer and Their Stellar Team
I had the privilege of working with an exceptional lawyer and their outstanding team for my immigration case. From the start, their expertise and professionalism were apparent. They left no detail unattended, ensuring that all aspects of my case were meticulously handled. Communication was clear and open, with prompt responses to my queries and regular updates on the progress. Their strategic planning and efficient execution made the process smooth and successful. The team's dedication and support were unwavering, providing reassurance and guidance throughout. I am immensely grateful for their exceptional work and highly recommend them for any immigration legal needs. Because of them, I got a green card for 10 years.
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Posted by Juan | June 21, 2023
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Reliable and compassionate
Frank and his team have been with no doubt a key piece to a successful case. I really appreciate their professionalism and compassion, they were always available for me during the long waits and encouraged me to not give up hope. I want to thank Pedro and Reynaldo, without them I'm not sure I could have met the short deadlines given at the end of the journey.
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Posted by Hernan | June 8, 2023
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Immgriation case family peticion
The experince was really good they were very respectful with me and about the case, they were very on point with the case by answering any doubts or questions I had, and very active with the case , very charimestic , always put there biggest effort with the case, an excellent team very helpful and thanks to them we are now able to reunite with our family memeber
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Posted by Hermenegilda Gonzalez | May 31, 2023
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Servicio Excelente
El servicio fue excelente y mi proceso fue lo más rápido que pense. Pedro fue de mucha ayuda, la excelencia de su trabajo, dedicación y constante seguimiento. El abogado Frank es una persona muy honesta y profesional. Gracias.
Posted by Maria | May 21, 2023
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Excelente servicio
Mi consulta trató sobre el parol humanitario quiero aprovechar para agradecer el excelente servicio que brindan todo salio muy bien gracias a Dios
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Symphorien-Saavedra Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Director, Immigration Division
  • Martinez Manglardi, P.A.
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • NeJame Law
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stoller & Moreno, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Summer Fellow
  • Community Legal Services Of Mid Florida, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Matter of MR
  • Cancellation of Removal and Lawful Permanent Residence Granted
  • Matter of ODR
  • Adjustment of Status Granted
  • Jane Doe v. U.S. Attorney General, 11th Circuit—15-15003
  • BIA Decision Vacated and Remanded
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Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Immigration & Nationality Law Certification Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • CBP Liaison Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Chair, Executive Committee for Immigration and Naturalization
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Board Member, Bylaws Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Board Member, Public Relations Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • CBP Liaison Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Polish
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Honors and Awards

  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board Certified Specialist- Immigration & Nationality Law
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award for 2013.
  • AVVO
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Sports Immigration Law Conference 2019
  • Fighting the Good Fight – Post-denial Options
  • 2019
  • 2019 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
  • Setting Yourself Up for EB-1 Success: You Can Get There From Here!
  • 2019
  • BOOT CAMP BASICS OF A FAMILY IMMIGRATION LAW PRACTICE
  • Admissibility and Removability under INA 212 and INA 237
  • 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association of Central FL in partnership with Orange County Bar Association Immigration Committee
  • BASICS OF PRACTICING IN IMMIGRATION COURT
  • 2015
  • The Ins and Outs of Consular Visa Processing
  • Consular Processing, Venezuela
  • 2014
  • What's at Stake for the Supreme Court
  • Legal implications of DOMA & Prop 8 Cases for Florida Practitioners
  • 2013
  • Econmic Impact of Immigration Reform
  • Immigration Reform Seminar
  • 2013
  • Should the Sunshine State Become an Immigration Legislation State
  • State Immigration Statutes
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (27)
Endorse Francisco Fraerly
Immigration Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Symphorien and I have co-counseled on litigation of immigration matters in federal court. His expertise in litigation provided the winning edge for our clients. Frank is truly one of the most knowledgeable and competent immigration attorneys not only in Orlando, but in the entire state."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Symphorien's authority in immigration law is unquestioned in the legal community. You would do no better than to look to him for any immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As one of the youngest board certified immigration lawyers, he is aggressive, as well as talented and experienced. If you are in need of an outstanding lawyer in a difficult immigration matter, I strongly recommend Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Frank is a dedicated attorney to his clients. He works hard to address the needs of each party he represents. His knowledge of Immigration Law is supported by the fact that he has attained board certification in the State of Florida at an early point in his career. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Frank does a great job for his clients. He works incredibly hard for their interests and successfully navigates them through very complex situations."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Francisco. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Frank for some time and see him both at Immigration Court and USCIS frequently. I consistently feel that his clients are in good hands as he is always well prepared and extremely knowledgeable. I found out today that he has been board certified for immigration and I do believe he is truly deserving of this honor. I endorse him fully and without reservation. He is an excellent immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable and highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is a tremendous immigration attorney with a mastery of immigration law. When we discuss cases, I can see how much he truly cares for his clients and the deep level of knowledge of immigration law. I fully endure Frank as one of the best immigration attorneys I have ever known."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is a top-notch attorney. We've worked together on both criminal and immigration matters. Frank is very compassionate and caring with his clients. I have also seen him obtain amazing results for his/our mutual clients. I wouldn't have any doubts about hiring Frank for any immigration related legal issues."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the pleasure of working with Frank at NeJame Law. Frank has extensive knowledge and experience in immigration law; this experience is one of the reasons for NeJame Law's success in this area of practice. I highly recommend Frank as an attorney for anyone who may have an immigration case, or a case that has immigration concerns..."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Francisco (Frank) Fraerly is a fantastic immigration attorney who any client in need of immigration assistance would be fortunate to have. Frank is an extremely knowledgeable and strong advocate in all areas of immigration law. I have repeatedly witnessed him achieve tremendous outcomes on behalf of his clients, oftentimes when clients seemed to have had almost no chance of prevailing before they retained him. He seems to have an uncanny ability to know how to approach a situation, whether seeking a favorable resolution from a practical and pragmatic analysis or having to find a creative solution to some of the most challenging cases. Any immigration client of Frank's will indeed be in good, capable and caring hands."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Symphorien-Saavedra takes his client concerns seriously and works zealously to represent them. Moreover, he is a knowledgeable advocate for any client to have on their side."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Frank is an extremely bright and hard working attorney who is passionate about his clients. He is a zealous advocate that seeks creative solutions where none seem to be found. He is well respected in the legal community and I gladly endorse Frank."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Francisco is an excellent advocate for his immigration clients. I have seen with my own eyes the representation his clients receive. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a consultation for an immigration related matter in the Central Florida area."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Frank on several matters. He has a great legal mind and is able to communicate and explain complex matters to clients in a clear and understandable way. Frank's ability to spot issues and develops legal strategies is among the best."
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Orlando Immigration Lawyer Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra
Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra
Immigration Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available