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Ama-Mariya Hoffenden

Criminal defense Attorney at Hollywood, FL

4.6   9 reviews

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Ama-Mariya Hoffenden originally from Kiev, Ukraine is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. Ama-Mariya is the fourth generation of attorneys in her family. Ama-Mariya obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Florida International University College of Law and is duly licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and may practice Immigration Law in any state.

Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

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The Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden PLLC
Presidential Circle
4000 Hollywood Blvd Ste 165 S
Hollywood, FL, 33021-6853

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Posted by Oksana | August 25, 2022
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Professional you can trust
Ama-Maria is a very competent specialist in her field. We cooperated with her on our immigration issues and I am very glad that we made asked her to help us. She is a reliable person and specialist who can be trusted, which is very important in legal matters. I always recommend her to my friends and family, because I know that I can trust her myself, so they can too!
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Posted by Rafael Veloz | September 19, 2019
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Asilo exitoso gracias a Ama Mariya!
Ama Mariya, es excelente. Me ayudo cada paso del tramite y me guio en la mejor manera posible para hacer todo lo mas rapido y efectivamente posible. No dudo en decirme cuando algo estaba malo pero lo mas importante de todo es que arreglo todos los errores que yo habia tenido con mi "abogado" anterior. Gracias a Ana Maria mi proceso de asilo ha sido exitoso. Gracias nuevamente Ama Mariya.
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Posted by Nikolay | February 28, 2019
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High level professionals and amazing person
If you need the help of a honest professional, and decent lawyer, contact the Law Office of Ama Mariya Hoffdenden. I heard about them from my friends, whom they helped to win the cases. Ama Mariya and Olena Green, helped me several times to solve various problems. They are always aimed at successfully solving a problem, regardless of personal gain. They are high level professionals and amazing people. Ama Mariya's phone number is saved in my phone as an emergency contact. Because she is 100% trustworthy!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2018
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Honest & Reliable!
One of the nicest and sincere professionals you would ever come across. She showed me her complete interest in my rather complicated case. Ama- Mariya was very honest in her work and explained me the process we went through step by step. She did her best to make sure my immigration dream came true. I will forever be grateful for the time and efforts Ama-Mariya put in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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Perfect Criminal Defense Attorney
I highly recommend Ama-Mariya Hoffenden. She got all my charges dropped!!! She is the lawyer you can trust and rely upon. Very attentive, detail-oriented. Always in touch. I'm really grateful!
Posted by Iryna | September 22, 2016
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Very professional
"Ama-Mariya is a very attentive and a detail-oriented attorney. She is very responsive and kept me informed about my case from the beginning until the end. She has successfully closed my case and helped me draft a very good post-marital agreement"
Posted by Marina Tkachenko | June 30, 2016
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Very efficient Attorney!
I wanted to take time and to write this review, to recommend Ms. Hoffenden. I am very pleased with her performance, support, determination and professionalism. Throughout my complex immigration case, she was always very quick to respond, made herself available immediately and was very patient in explaining the details of my case and the developments of my case. I was kept informed on every stage of the process about the progress of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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Client
Thank you for doing such a great job!!! Ama-Mariya is very knowledgeable and always was on top of my case. She got all my charges dismissed! She kept me informed on every stage of my case and returned my calls promptly. Really greatful for job she did for me!!!!
Posted by Tatiana | August 11, 2022
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My experience with the Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden has been very unpleasant and very sad.
My experience with the Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden has been very unpleasant and very sad. Olena Green worked with me. She introduced herself as an attorney for Ama-Mariya Hoffenden. Olena Green informed me that the service will cost $10,000 and this cost includes the full opening of a branch (registration of a company, assignment of a tax number and everything related to the registration of a company) and an L1 visa. She asked for documents to be sent to USCIS to form a package for opening a branch and opening an L1 visa. I sent the documents certified with an apostille that she requested from me. The documents were sent by me in time for Olena Green. We have received a response from USCIS. It turned out that Olena Green did not send all the necessary documents to USCIS. Mistakes were made in filling out the documents. We still have not received an answer from Olena Green and Ama-Mariya Hoffenden why Olena Green did not send all the documents that I provided to her.We asked to return the documents to us, but they still ignore our request and do not respond to messages. After paying for services in the amount of $ 10,000, Olena Green changed her behavior. She became very unfriendly in communication, ignored my questions and requests to appoint me a consultation, spoke to me very rudely and irritably. For a long time after paying for the services, she promised to form a package for migration in time and send it. But he didn't do it for a very long time. She came up with new excuses every time. I repeatedly asked to answer all the questions and schedule a video consultation for me, but she ignored me. She wrote that she had no time. Before signing the contract, Olena Green said that after payment, she will provide an additional agreement to the contract, which will indicate all the services that are included in the cost of $ 10,000. We paid the full amount of $10,000. But she never provided us with an additional agreement to the contract. Later, she demanded to pay for a photocopy of documents in her office and demanded payment for services that were included in the contract price of $10,000. For me, this was shocking news. We paid for other services in this company. She also demanded additional payment for these services. Later, the owner of the company, Ama-Mariya Hoffenden, announced in a letter that she was terminating the service agreement. In the letter, Ama-Maria indicated the reason for terminating the contract, that allegedly my representative secretly records the conversations of employees in her company. Elena Green and Ama Maria insulted and humiliated me as a client and my representative with such behavior and attitude. They allow themselves to slander and lie in relation to me and to my representative. Ama Maria never contacted me, never made an appointment. She showed up after I demanded that Olena Green explain what was going on. Olena Green did not inform before signing the contract and full payment for services that they do not receive an L1 visa in the US and do not put an L1 visa in the US in the passport. Olena Green deceived me, she first said that the L1 visa is considered by the migration service for up to 4 months. After that, she said that the L1 visa would be received only after 2-3 years. I demanded to send confirmation of her words. She did not send official information to USCIS, where it is written that the review period has increased to 2-3 years. There is no information on USCIS and there was not that the period for consideration and issuance of an L1 visa, according to Olena Green, is now 2-3 years. An employee Tatiana works in the office, who repeatedly accepted cash payments from us and did not provide payment documents. Ama Maria was not interested in helping me as a client and resolving problems.
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AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Discovery Consultant
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Myron E. Siegel & Associates
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Assistant
  • Robert L. Parks, P.L.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Public Defender
  • Miami-Dade Law Offices of the Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Research Assistant
  • Florida International University College Of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Sherman Law, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • NYC Law Department Manhattan Trial Unit
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Assistant
  • Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, PC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • Talkin Muccigrosso & Roberts, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Florida International University, College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Universidad de Sevilla Facultad de Derecho
  • 2011
  • City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • English

Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • 2010
  • Honorable Mention
  • Model United Nations
  • 2009

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Hollywood Criminal defense Lawyer Ama-Mariya Hoffenden
Ama-Mariya Hoffenden
Criminal defense Attorney
Hollywood, FL
Licensed for 8 years