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Hon. Stuart F. Karden is an Immigration Judge with the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Orlando, Florida.  EOIR is part of the Department of Justice.

Judge Karden is a past-president of the South Florida Chapter of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) and past Chair of the Florida Bar Immigration and Naturalization Certification committee. 


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  1. Immigration: 100%

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Karden is one of the leaders in the practice of Immigration law. He is known to provide excellent representation for his clients. His caring manner has won him gratitude of his clients and the esteem of the judiciary and bar. I recommend him for any immigration issues.


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Contact info

Executive Office for Immigration Review - EOIR

3535 Lawton Road
Suite 200
Orlando, FL, 32803-3743


FLMember in Good Standing197606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami School of Law1976
Graduated cum laudeUniversity of Michigan1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration JudgeExecutive Office for Immigration Review2010 - Present
AttorneyTidwell, Swaim & Associates2009 - 2010
PartnerDevore, Devore, Karden & Hernandez, P.A.2009 - 2009
AssociateDevore & Devore, P.A.1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of TennesseeMember2007 - Present
United States 11th Circuit Court of AppealsMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1977 - Present
Immigration and Naturalization Certification Committee of the Florida BarPast Chair2006 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Past President2004 - 2010
Florida BarAttorney1973 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bolivar Soler v U.S. Attorney GeneralOrder or Removal Vacated and Client Granted Asylum
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Publication nameTitleDate
30th Annual South Florida AILA Immigration SeminarAnalyzing Cases Under the Catergorical Approach, Modified Catergorical Approach, and CIMTs Under the "Realistic Probability" Approach2009
Palm Beach County (FL) Assoc of Criminal LawyersImmigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction2009
29th Annual Immigration Law UpdateCrimes of Violence2008
Florida Bar 27th Annual Immigration UpdateRemoval of Marital Conditions — I-751’s2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Palm Beach County, FL Assoc of Criminal Defense LawyersImmigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction2009
30th Annual South Florida AILA Immigration SeminarIs Your Client Removable?2009
29th Annual Immigration Law UpdateDealing with the Effects of Client's Criminal Activity on their Immigration Status2008
28th Annual Immigration Law UpdateRespondent's Counsel for Mock Trial2007
28th Annual Immigration Law UpdateContesting Removability and Aplying for Waivers2007
27th Annual Immigration UpdateEverything you Always Wanted to Know about Waivers and Didn’t Know Enough to Ask2006
26th Annual Immigration UpdateFamily Law Issues2005
19th Annual Central Florida AILA seminarAppellate Issues2005