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Maud Poudat

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Maud

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Practice area
  1. Immigration

    19 years, 600 cases


Maud Poudat was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida in May 2004. She started her career in May 2004 as an associate attorney with the Law firm of Mair, Mair & Assoc., P.A., practicing various areas of law, including civil litigation, criminal law, medical malpractice and immigration law.

In November 2004, she joined the Orlando branch of the reputed law firm of Maney & Gordon, P.A. where she commenced her career in the position of associate attorney. She gained experience representing clients with their green card and immigrant process, through family petitions, employment petitions, marriage visas (fiancée and K-3), naturalization and citizenship, work visas, investment and transfer visas, and gained considerable knowledge in the field of deportation defense and federal litigation. In the year 2008, Maud Poudat became the Managing Attorney for the Orlando Branch of Maney & Gordon, P.A. and in November 2009 the managing partner of its Orlando branch.

Maud Poudat is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Florida, all Florida State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, which covers the jurisdictions of Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Ocala and Fort Myers. She is also authorized to represent all individuals and companies anywhere in the 50 states of the union with their immigration processes since immigration law is governed by federal laws. Maud Poudat is a member of the Florida Bar, the Middle District Court of Florida and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is involved with the French community as a member of the Alliance Française, French American Chamber of Commerce and local French groups and volunteers her time in pro bono programs.


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Vazquez & Poudat, PLLC
401 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL, 32804


5.0 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Karen | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money well spent
The best thing I ever did was hire attorney Maud Poudat to assist me with getting my green card back after a long absence from the country. She knew the process and was able to let me know in advance what the next stage would be. It was a relief to have her deal with immigration and the paperwork and she was able to explain anything I didn't understand. I highly recommend her and her staff
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Posted by Salma | June 21, 2022
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Excellent Practice
I can't say enough good things about this law firm practice. From the very start they have been attentive and helpful. It's great peace of mind knowing that my husband and I can reach our selected attorney Mrs. Maud Poudat promptly via email or phone. I recommend them any time I hear of someone in need of immigration services. These are the attorney's you want on your team.
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Posted by ISMAIL | November 21, 2018
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Excellent Service !
Mrs Poudat helped me with my interview for citizenship application. Her office was very professional , she reviewed my case thoroughly and attended my interview. Her help was essential to successful application. Highly recommended!! Thank you Maud.
Posted by Nicholas | June 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer in Orlando
We contacted Attorney Poudat with regards to helping us with an Adjustment of Status application as we are a Same Sex couple. We spoke to Amarilda (her Legal Assistant and Public Relations Coordinator) and they both assisted us from the beginning. They are absolutely professional and helpful, answered all our questions and were with us the entire way. Our process only lasted 4 months from the time we applied. We felt we could ask any question and always got an answer immediately. Attorney Poudat and her staff are exceptional and we would recommend them to everyone.
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Posted by Sebastien Riss | May 16, 2018
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Maud support me for E2 Visa request and she was excellent. She really understood my field and the request was perfect. Now, I have the E2 Visa.
Posted by Frederick | February 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
E2 visa
We are very happy to have had Maud with us for our E2 visa application. Maud was efficient, fast and very conscientious. Maud listened well and gave us very good advice. I will not look for another immigrant attorney. She and her staff are fantastic! Thank you Maud!
Posted by Rick | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed
I would like to say thank you to Ms. Poudat for all her work in handling my E2 renewal successfully. There are many things that I admire about her level of service that I wouldn’t able to consolidate in just one review. I will say that it’s a real breath of fresh air to be able to personally deal with an attorney who personally answers her phone and promptly responds to ALL your email including the ones you feel may be borderline insignificant. Just this alone makes her service worth it. I was tremendously impressed with her level of care and attention to detail in preparing my application, which of course was taken care of without a hitch. She exudes a character of kindness, proficiency and professionalism that is hard to find these days. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I will be for sure recommending her to anyone who is looking for a highly capable and knowledgeable US immigration attorney.
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Posted by Fabien | September 30, 2016
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O1 visa
My name is Fabien,I'm an actor and I'm so glad because I got my O1 visa with Maud Poudat. She was very patient with me and she was very reactive by responding to all my questions. My case was very well prepared and very carefully. I definitely recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Alexandre | August 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
We highly recommend
Maud Poudat conducted a fantastisque work for our visa application E2. Fast, concise and effective. We have always had quick responses to our questions. Our application has been accepted and validated by the embassy in April 2016. When we read other testimonials French in our case, we become aware that we have been very lucky to have Maud as a lawyer. In summary we highly recommend and we will continue to work with it in the future.
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Posted by Mike | December 17, 2014
Another Success Story
I hired Maud Poudat to helped me & my fiancé with our K1 visa application, she provided the guidance we needed, answered all questions we had in a quick timeframe. If needing an immigration attorney Maud Poudat's vast experience, responsiveness & trustworthiness is the complete package !
Posted by Benoit | August 15, 2014
Perfect and very helpful
Maud cares and it made the difference in our move from Canada to Florida with a big IT corporation. Finding the working solution with TN/NAFTA status and H1B to limit the impact on our 3 kids. I'm strongly recommending her, as told by Canada HR: "She's terrific". Helping to clarify situations and expectations, her hard work allows us to live our dream!
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Posted by Dr. Saxena | February 20, 2014
A very hard working Attorney with Strong Work ethics
Attorney Poudat represented me for my Permanent Residency application under the EB1 category. She did a phenomenal job in preparing my application and completing the due diligence needed for my case. My case was requested by USCIS to be provided with more evidence in first application. Attorney Poudat did all the hard work by preparing a renewed application, which had most up to date and appropriate legal references similar to my cases in the immigration court of USCIS. With her support, my GC application was approved in 4 days of submitting the revised petition. Her constant support, help, regular interactions, unrelenting communication via phone/emails was the key to the success of my petition. I would strongly recommend her to anyone reading this testimonial due to her strong work ethics. Thank you Attorney Poudat for all the help.
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Posted by Robert | June 29, 2013
Green Card Help
I struggled getting my wife her green card after her original card had expired. I am a contractor working overseas and could not get anyone to help. Maud knew all of the answers and did all of the work in getting my wife her new green card. She was excellent and helped us every step of the way.
Posted by Stephen | June 13, 2013
Stephen Hennessey
Ms. Poudat handled our immigration case with professionalism and courtesy.We were applying for an Immigrant Visa. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. I recommend her without hesitation as an accomplished and dedicated legal professional.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2013
Wonderful Lawyer
Maud is a wonderful lawyer. She worked on a very complicated case for me and my husband and got it approved. We have talked to many lawyers and had many discussions but Maud stood out right from the start. She will communicate with you on every detail and will walk you through all the issues. This is the best value for the money we could have possibly gotten. I strongly advice to consult with her and you will be very impressed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2013
Great job and a wonderful outcome!
I would recommend Maud to anyone, over and over again. She has worked on our case very hard. She is a passionate professional and will answer all the questions that you have. She made me and my wife's very complicated case go very smooth at the hearing, which resulted in a granted asylum. GREAT JOB.
Posted by Soumya | August 2, 2012
An Exceptional, Confident and Reliable Attorney
Maud is an exceptional Lawyer. After interviewing several attorneys I luckily found Maud to be most knowledgeable and well-versed with the current law, policies and procedures. She is confident, bright and is very realistic unlike other attorneys that I've hired in the past. Maud was always there to answer my questions and concerns and her paperwork and filing was immaculate and organized. She has personally given me a lot of confidence in my complex case and has been successful coming out with flying colors. I highly recommend that you consult and hire her for your immigration issues/work.
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Posted by Sylvain P | January 17, 2012
Perfect for my immigration to the US
We were introduced by a friend, she explained us all the process from A to Z to have a E1 visa. And everything worked like she said ! So I definitely recommend her !
Posted by Mary K | June 27, 2011
Ms. Maud is the epitome of what a great lawyer should be. She’s extremely knowledge in immigration law and made the painful process painless. My case consisted of 3 applications with over 650 pages and she dug through all the paperwork to present an outstanding case for me. In fact, the immigration judge commended her for a great job on my cancellation of removal application. She was very responsive to inquiries and never once got tired of my many questions. She was very forthcoming and made sure she set the right expectations for me right from the beginning…that was very important to me. One of the things that made me like her a lot was the fact that she cared. They are so many attorneys out there who are out to make money from desperate immigrants…Ms. Maud is not like that. She also respected me regardless of the situation I was dealing. Please do not hesitate to contact this attorney if you are looking for a professional, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and overall a wonderful attorney.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Co-Founder
  • Vazquez & Poudat, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Office of Maud Poudat, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Managing Partner of Orlando branch
  • Maney & Gordon, Pa
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Managing Attorney of Orlando branch
  • Maney & Gordon, Pa
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Managing Partner of Orlando branch
  • Maney & Gordon, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mair, Mair & Assoc., P.A.
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maney & Gordon, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2008
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  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Universite de Droit de Nantes
  • Bachelor's in Law
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • E-2 visa for Paris
  • She obtained an E-2 visa for 5 years.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alliance Francaise
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Board Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Get your immigration questions answered by an expert
  • Employment on F-1 visa, H-1B options and employment sponsorship
  • 2010
  • Background on immigration law
  • Background on immigration law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse Maud
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Maud on some very complicated matters and it is clear that she is incredibly intelligent and creative when approaching immigration cases. I would highly recommend this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Maud. She has experience, superior client service, and is an authority in the field. A true client’s advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Poudat's responses to complicated legal matters. Her thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that she has the utmost knowledge of Immigration law and is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is a great asset to the immigration bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found that Maud was a knowledgeable and caring Orlando immigration lawyer while dealing with deportation matters. She has great work ethics and is willing to go the extra miles for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maud is a Board Certified Immigration lawyer, and has an excellent reputation in the community. She can handle any immigration matter. I highly recommend Maud for immigration law matters."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledge and always stays current on what is happening in immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Ms. Poudat at work and her level of dedication to her clients and finding solutions to complex immigration issues is impressive."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known attorney Poudat since she began practicing as an Attorney in Fort Lauderdale. In court, she is professional, confident and thorough. Attorney Poudat is knowledgeable, creative and passionate about her work in Immigration and Naitonaly Law."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Maud is a talented immigration attorney. She passed a rigorous exam to become board certified by the Florida Bar. That is a worthy endorsement in and of itself. Maud has a good grasp on the often complex issues that present in the practice of Immigration law, I also know she has won some difficult cases in the Immigration court."
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Orlando Immigration Lawyer Maud Poudat
Maud Poudat
Immigration Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 19 years