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Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.8   21 reviews

also known as Joe ThurdeKoos


Licensed for 16 years

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Attorney Joseph "Joe" ThurdeKoos is an Immigration Attorney in Orlando. Originally from Florida, Mr. ThurdeKoos was raised by his South American immigrant parents. After graduating with a degree in political science from the University of Central Florida, he continued his education at Florida A&M University College of Law to earn a Juris Doctor. Today, Attorney ThurdeKoos is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the California Bar Association. In 2010, he joined Maney & Gordon, P.A. in Orlando as the managing attorney where he eventually became a Partner of the firm. In February of 2017, he left his former firm to focus on individual cases. Today, he continues to help clients with any legal issue related to Immigration & Nationality Law. Attorney ThurdeKoos can help clients with immigration issues in any legal jurisdiction including Federal, District, and the Sumpreme Court of the United States. 

In the past, he served as an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County, Florida. He prosecuted felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Today, he uses this experience to help clients in Orlando and the surrounding areas. He launched his legal career by working in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. During this time, he assisted musicians and performers as they pursued O and P visas. Joe ThurdeKoos helps clients deal with a variety of immigration-related issues including EB-5, PERM, EB-1, EB-2 National Interest Waivers, E-3, L-1, E-2, family visas, fiancé visas, waivers, status adjustment, asylum, naturalization, deportation defense and federal litigation. Attorney ThurdeKoos is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Hispanic Bar Association or Central Florida, the Jesuit Bar Association and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. Attorney ThurdeKoos is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/14/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022

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Posted by Luis | February 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Thurdekoos is the best lawyer
Without a doubt he is the best lawyer, very professional, he always answered my questions and my calls, he took care every detail, if you are looking for the best lawyer he is the one!
Posted by Carolyn | January 16, 2013
Great Man and Attorney
One of the best, most qualified attorneys I have worked with.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
This is the firm to choose
We hired RAM and Joe to file and represent our marriage based green card application. Just 10 months later it was issued and while along the way it feels like a long time it was in fact pretty quick! Joe was responsive, professional and, in simple terms, just did his job and did it well! I would not hesitate in recommending RAM to anyone looking for immigration legal advice or help filing. Thanks Joe and the team at RAM!
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Posted by RICARDO | April 20, 2021
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OUTSTANDING LAWYER
Mr Joe is an excellent professional. He was responsible for structuring the process of green card for me and my family. Since the first contact and the beginning of the process, I could see how He was organized and how his knowledge could have made difference. Definitely, he made the difference !!!! I'm very happy to have had Mr Joe and his team with me and my family during this journey. I'm convinced to recommend his services strongly.
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Posted by Helen | February 20, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
Mr Joseph is the best Emigration lawyer, He resolve my husband case, he was the only lawyer in Orlando Fl the accepted my husband case I believe in him a soon I have my first appointment, and he have a paralegal work with him so great her name is Melissa, I really recommend Joseph and Melissa to work in you cases. Thank you
Posted by Elaine | October 26, 2020
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Best lawyer Ever !!!
I have used the services of mr Joe for myself and since I have meet him, he has done my entire family documents , always succeed . Has an extraordinary knowledge of immigration and always there to fight for you .
Posted by Marcela | October 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding professionalism and work ethic
I am extremely pleased with the work provided by The Ram Law Firm regarding my immigration process. Their level of knowledge, promptness, transparency, and attention to details has been incredible and I am so thankful for their work, and what they have assisted my husband and I with. Especially during times like these, what they have assisted my husband and I get accomplished has been absolutely outstanding. Joe Thurdekoos and Melissa Bernal are well qualified professionals. I would recommend them to anyone looking for highly skilled professionals to work with.
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Posted by Efrain | July 23, 2020
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Best immigration attorney
Joe is a great attorney. I’m very grateful for his help with my greencard and citizenship. His paralegal Melissa helped answer any miscellaneous questions we had along the way.
Posted by Khadene | July 9, 2020
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Joseph Thurdekoos SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!
Joseph Thurdekoos and staff is extremely knowledgable, professional and well organized. I interviewed other immigration attorneys in Central Fl for a year and wasn't convinced they had the knowledge and tenacity to handle my husbands complex immigration case. Attorney Joe worked tirelessly on our case for 5 years! Now thats commitment and dedication to the process. Joe is extremely knowledgable in all areas of the law. Our immigration case had a very complexed 20 year old case side which Joe didn't shy away from. Joe and his staff successfully won our case in immigration court and criminal court and got my husband's case overturned (the first in Orange-Osceola county). To say the least we are forever grateful for all the hard work and dedication Joe and staff showed us. For all the support your staff gave us! Many Success you are phenomenal.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2019
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Amazing attorney
I first met attorney Joe when I retained him while at previously firm to take on case. Joe was amazing from beginning straight forward with best interest of clients, due to unknown situation not informed by firm properly Joe left firm but before leaving left everything regarding my case in order. Unfortunately new attorney provide by firm did not have best interest or compassion for clients case was not handled correctly. I then after no other option but the higher power ,found Joe at The Ram Firm P.A I explained what happen retained Joe and from first day he corrected the mistake previous attorney made. I can say Joe and his staff are amazing especially Melissa Bernal with the communication she has for their clients. I never worried even when times looked tough they provided a positive feeling to reassure me everything will be okay and I know they will fill fight for every client. I can confirm that as I today can proudly say I became a proud US citizen , thank you Joe thank you The Ram law firm. Will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Severino | April 15, 2019
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Happy ending...
I am writing and would like to share our wonderful experienced for having Atty. Joseph ThurdeKoos as our immigration defense lawyer. I’m proudly sharing this story for the facts that to live in the U.S without legal documentation is really very hard mentally,physically and emotionally. My wife lives in the U.S for 29 years with out legal papers. She is been hiding,scared and already losing hope, until we met Atty. Joseph. I explained to him about my wife situation concerning asylum case and deportation proceeding. To make the story short, Atty. Joseph work very hard and with his extensive expertise my wife has been granted to become a permanent resident in just 2 court hearings. It was really amazing and unbelievable. I am sharing this story coz for those who has any complicated immigration issue ,you have the idea where to go. The fee is very reasonable too. Lastly, again,thank you so much Atty. Joseph ThurdeKoos you gave us a very happy ending.More power to you & rest of the team...
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Posted by Kedecia | April 4, 2019
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Immigration
Joseph Thurdekoo is one of the most intelligent,meticulous honest and kind immigration lawyers, when my case was neglected by my Lawyers I call Melissa and she explained to Joe what was happening with my case and Joe went out and inquire about my case. If you're looking for a lawyer who is knowledgeable and is here for what he loves Joseph Thurdekoo is the BEST. Melissa his a assistant is the best love her.
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Posted by Suji | February 22, 2019
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Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Mr. ThurdeKoos represented me in my immigration process. He is very dedicated, meticulous and professional throughout this process. I would highly recommend Mr. ThurdeKoos and his law firm. Thank you.
Posted by Liz | January 14, 2019
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Liz
I have worked with Mr. ThurdeKoos and his team for my residency and citizenship process for several years. I'm exceptionally pleased with their professionalism, knowledge and efficiency. I highly recommend his services for all your immigration needs.
Posted by Aiden | September 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I had a long process to remove the condition on my PR, Attorney Josef walked me through the process and I’ve got approved, He was always there to answer my questions very helpful, Excellent service and highly recommended.
Posted by Francisco | August 3, 2018
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RECOMIENDO A JOE COMO ABOGADO PARA CASOS MIGRATORIOS
Por recomendación de mi abogado en Naples busqué al abogado Joe ThurdeKoos para aplicar por mi ciudadanía, fue la mejor decisión porque el mío no era un caso sencillo. Joe ThurdeKoos es un abogado muy profesional que se enfoca en tu tema, es muy acertado, desde la primera cita te da toda la confianza y te hace sentir seguro, el revisa personalmente todo tu caso y hace un seguimiento personalizado con dominio de la Ley. Algo muy importante es que te habla perfectamente en tu idioma . Me acompaño a la entrevista y su participación fue muy importante. Mi solicitud de ciudadanía fue aprobada. Estoy muy satisfecho con su trabajo y el de de todo su equipo, especialmente de Melissa que es una excelente colaboradora. For recommendation of my lawyer in Naples I looked for the lawyer Joe ThurdeKoos to apply for my citizenship, it was the best decision because mine was not a simple case. Joe ThurdeKoos is a very professional lawyer who focuses on your topic, it is very successful, since the first appointment gives you all the confidence and makes you feel safe, he personally reviews all your case and makes a personalized follow-up with the Law. Something very important is that it speaks perfectly to you in your language. He accompanied me to the interview and his participation was very important. My application for citizenship was approved. I am very satisfied with her work and that of her entire team, especially Melissa, who is an excellent collaborator.
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Posted by Son | July 17, 2018
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Excellent help from Joe
I worked with attorney Joe for my naturalization. He did a wonderful job on helping me with all the forms and paperwork. Rather than that, he is very friendly and knowledgeable. I really appreciate for what he did.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great professional
This office really is formidable !!! I had my Green Card process to finish in Orlando and the entire team gave me all the support I needed to make my interview go well. I was struck by the knowledge of Attorney Joseph about immigration. My Green Card and of my family was approved !!! Thank you for the efficien and professionalism !!! I will always indicate he.
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Posted by Davi | October 26, 2017
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An exceptional attorney, Joseph ThurdeKoos
Due to Joseph ThurdeKoos's extensive knowledge of immigration law and his diligent work, my removal proceeding case was dismissed and therefore we are currently in the process of applying for my U.S. citizenship. This successful outcome would not have been possible without the exceptional job done by Joseph ThurdeKoos. We highly recommend attorney Thurdekoos and his law firm for any of your legal needs especially immigration.
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Posted by Brittany | April 15, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Joseph Thurdekoos is an outstanding lawyer . I came to him at a very difficult time when my fiance's visa was denied after a year and a half long struggle of attempting it on our own. With the support of my family, I decided to seek out help. Joseph was recommended to me by a family friend who had gone through a similar experience. I do not say this lightly; I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Joseph to anyone looking to hire a lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and professional, and truly made me feel his determination and commitment. There are not enough ways for me to convey how happy I am with the services that Joseph provided. He answered the many questions I had and also asked me questions to have a full understanding of our situation, and how to best approach overcoming the obstacles that had prevented my fiance's approval in the first place. Joseph always made me feel that my questions and concerns were his top priority. My fiance was finally granted his visa to the United States because of Joseph's knowledge and skills. My fiance and I were married several months ago and we are determined to continue to seek out Josephs expertise in the next phases of my husbands journey to becoming a United States citizen. My husband and I are so grateful that we have finally realized our dream to begin our lives together. If you are looking for a lawyer, you will not find a better one with more integrity and commitment than Joseph Thurdekoos.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ram Immigration Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner, Orlando Managing Atty
  • Maney & Gordon, PA, Orlando
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Landry & Vawter
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Orange County State Attorney Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Affairs
  • Trans Continental Entertainment
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Menchaca-Ramirez v. State, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D13a (12/17/14)
  • Defendent's appeal granted

Associations

  • Central Florida AILA Customs and Border Patrol Laision Committee
  • Liaison
  • 2015 - Present
  • Central FL AILA Executive Office for Immigration Review Liaison Committee
  • Presenter
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orlando LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jesuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Addy Award
  • American Advertising Federation
  • 2006
  • Community Service Award
  • Tampa Jesuit
  • 1992
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • So you Have an Immigration Client
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Immigration Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a hard-working attorney who knows the law. He has ten years of experience in the courtroom as well."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe Thurdekoos is highly regarded as an outstanding immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having worked with Joseph Thurdekoos for over a decade, and known him personally for even longer, I can wholeheartedly and without reservation endorse him as an immigration attorney. Joe is dedicated to his clients, and his philosophy ensures that his clients will receive the absolute top advice and representation possible. He is very experienced and has gone out of his way to cultivate solid relationships with the government, which is essential in any immigration practice. If you are looking for an attorney in the immigration field, it is unlikely anyone will find a better one than Joseph Thurdekoos."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joseph Thurdekoos for several years. Throughout the time I have known Joe, he has always shown a striking passion and dedication to his work. He has an impressive knowledge and understanding of immigration law, something it take many years to cultivate. I not only endorse him but I also recommend Joseph Thurdekoos to any person who seeks the counsel of a top immigration attorney. Your work and family life are incredibly important, so it is vital that you put your life's outcome in the hands of people who are top of their field."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Friend
"Joe is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Immigration Law. I encourage and refer clients, friends and relatives of mine who have immigration matters to Joe because his expertise and genuine nature to help others."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe and I worked together on a legal matter. He is very knowledgeable in the area of immigration law. Additionally, he is a very pleasant person to work with."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Joe for a number of years and found him to be an outstanding attorney, winning cases that only a brilliant legal mind could do. Joe is exceptional in his client relations and his knowledge of immigration and criminal law. Besides that, he is just a great person to know."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for over 10 years. He is very bright and talented but more importantly he takes a personal interest in his clients and provides top notch service to all. Not only is Joe a brilliant attorney, he is also very likeable and relates well to everyone he meets. Great guy and attorney – you won’t go wrong utilizing his services!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Friend
"Few people I know put as much passion and heart into their work as Joe ThurdeKoos. He has accomplished significant victories for his clients and those victories as just as sweet to him, as they are to the families whose lives depend upon the rulings. Trust that Joe will represent clients to the best of his ability and never give up fighting to ensure the desirable outcome."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. ThurdeKoos has a true passion for immigration law. He truly cares about his clients and has an excellent reputation in the community. It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledge, detail oriented and will never gives up until he gets the result for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse Joseph Thurdekoos without hesitation. Joe is an outstanding immigration lawyer who also is a champion for his clients. He is the son of immigrant parents from Columbia and Ecuador and therefore fully understands the hopes, dreams, and worries of his clients. Joe is a true gentleman, and treats his clients with dignity and respect. He fights for the rights of his clients, and his compassion for his client’s plight makes him an unstoppable advocate. Joseph is truly one of the finest lawyers, and one of the finest individuals, I have had the pleasure of knowing."
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Orlando Immigration Lawyer Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos
Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos
Immigration Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 16 years