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John Patrick Pratt

Immigration Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 8 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 24 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    BA in Philosophy-Florida State University; JD-Tulane University; admitted to Bars in Florida, D.C., US D.Ct. S.Dist. of Fl., 11th Cir.Ct. of App., 9th Cir.Ct. of App., & US Supreme Court; member of AILA & serves as 1st VP of AILA, S.Fl.; Florida Bar Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law, & serves in the Florida Bar’s Immigration & Nationality Law Cert. Comm.; concentrates in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including corporate, removal, & federal court litigation.

    26 years

  2. Appeals
    10%

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    5%

  4. Employment and labor
    5%

John Patrick Pratt received his Bachelors of Arts from Florida State University with honors in 1994. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Pratt also studied abroad at the University of Paris, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Pratt is admitted to the bar of the State of Florida, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Pratt has appeared numerous times on local, national, and international television as a commentator analyzing immigration and nationality law matters. He is a frequent speaker in immigration matters in national and local conferences. In addition, Mr. Pratt's biography has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and the South Florida Legal Guide selected him as an Up-and-Coming Attorney. Furthermore, has been selected as one of the top attorneys in Immigration and Nationality law by the publication Best Lawyers in America and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell that indicates the highest level of legal ability & ethics.

Mr. Pratt concentrates in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, deportation or removal, and federal court litigation.

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Location

Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt PA
131 Madeira Ave
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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33%
Posted by Jose | March 5, 2015
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Pratt was very professional, Hi explain to me very well the entire process. I’m very satisfy and happy with his service. My case was finished successfully. Definitely I will recommend to my family and friends. Thank you.
Posted by Rachel | February 25, 2010
Peace of Mind
I titled my review Peace of Mind, because as anyone who has had to deal with an immigartion case can tell you, it it nerve racking and the only thing that gave us some sense of sanity, was knowing Mr. Prat, with his comprehensive knowledge, his passion for what he does and aggressive approach to our case, was determined to resolve our difficult case before the Federal Government once and for all. In addition to that, he never forgot that the client's sitting in front of him are real people with a familiy, and that the reprecussions of his representation could impact many innocent lives. Thank you for winning case. Thank you for caring.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Charges you when you are sitting in the waiting area already!
This guy was SUPER negative. We went to inquire about immigrating to the USA, as highly educated European Citizens and entrepreneurs with investing money, but he said NO to everything and gave us NO options. However, he was VERY eager to charge the consultation fee of $150,- already while we were sitting in the waiting room! Go somewhere else!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger & Tetzeli, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Leaf & Associates, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Montiel Davis & Woodward, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate Attorney
  • Zyne, Saleeby & Saleh, P.A.
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Tulane University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • AILA South Florida Chapter
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, S. Fla. Ch.
  • President-Elect
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • First Vice President, South Florida Chapter
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Second Vice President, South Florida Chapter
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Secretary, South Florida Chapter
  • 2006 - 2007
  • The Florida Bar - Immigration & Nationality Law Certification Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer - 2010
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • The Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board
  • 2010
  • Who's Who In America
  • The Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers In America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers In America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers - Immigration and Nationality Law
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • The Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board
  • 2009
  • Top Up & Comers - Attorney
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in America
  • The Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board
  • 2009
  • Top Up and Comers - Attorneys
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2008
  • Florida's Top Lawyers
  • Florida Monthly
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Who's Who Legal-Official Research Partner of the Int. Bar Assoc.
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rated - Preeminent Rating Ethics & Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Board Certification in Immigration & Nationality Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • The Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America - Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Who's Who In America
  • The Marquis Who'sWho Publication Board
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2008-09 Ed. - AILA
  • A Closer Look at Motions to Reopen and Rescind In Absentia Orders
  • 2009
  • 30th Annual Immigration Law Update
  • Update on Relief from Removal: 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H), and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Interactive Immigration Workshop
  • A Guide to Handling Immigration Court Cases
  • 2010
  • 31st Annual Immigration Law Update
  • Litigating Applications for Removal Relief: 212(c), Cancellation, 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers
  • 2010
  • AILA National Web Seminar
  • Access to Information: FOIA & FBI Request
  • 2009
  • 30th Annual Immigration Law Update
  • Update on Relief from Removal: 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H), & Cancellation of Removal
  • 2009
  • 2009 AILA Annual Immigration Law Update
  • Motions to Reopen & Reconsider: Strategies that Work
  • 2009
  • AILA National Web Seminar
  • Freedom of Information Act Update
  • 2008
  • 29th Annual Immigration Law Update
  • Applying for Relief before the Courts, USCIS, or Consulates
  • 2008
  • 28th Annual Immigration Law Update
  • BIA & Federal Court Update: Strategies for Dealing with Bad Precedent - Business & Enforcement
  • 2007
  • 2007 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
  • I-601 Waiver Workshop: How to Prepare & File Documentation
  • 2007
  • AILA Fundamentals Conference
  • The Road to Naturalization
  • 2005
  • 2003 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
  • Naturalization or Derivative Status
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (1)
Endorse John
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I not only endorse this immigration lawyer, but I recommend that you call him if you have any questions about any facet of the law. His AVVO rating says it all. He's a 10."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Best immigration attorney in town. I can trust his opinion whenever it comes to any immigration matter. I endorse him without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr Pratt for many years and he practiced before me when I was an immigration judge. I always found him to be a knowledgeable, effective and well prepared advocate for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"John Pratt is a lawyer's lawyer. He is well-versed in immigration law, has astounding commitment to his clients, and brings a fierce intensity to his cases. I worked with John on many matters for several years. I can say he is truly one of the best and brightest in the immigration field."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Pratt is a superb attorney, offering both superior knowledge of immigration law and creative solutions for the most complex matters."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pratt is a highly experienced immigration attorney affiliated with a top notch law firm who understands complex and technical issues. He is able to litigate immigration issues before the federal courts. This is an uncommon characteristic but is becoming more and more necessary in today's hostile environment with regards to immigrants - both legal and illegal."
Immigration Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is one of most knowledgeable and competent immigration lawyers in Florida. I endorse him without hesitation."
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Coral Gables Immigration Lawyer John Patrick Pratt
John Patrick Pratt
Immigration Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 26 years