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Kari Ann Fonte

Immigration Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

4.8   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kari

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    Board Certified Specialist by the FL Bar in Immigration & Nationality Law. The firm handles all aspects of immigration law, including family-based immigration (including same-sex couples), employment-based cases (including work visas, investor visas and labor certification), and removal defense, including complex cases involving criminal convictions & other issues. We handle appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, the US District Court for the Southern District of FL, & the 11th Circuit.

    28 years

Fonte Immigration Firm handles all aspects of Immigration Law.  

Former partner, Magda Montiel Davis, remains Of Cournsel to Fonte Immigration Firm.

Attorney Kari Ann Fonte is a Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Location

Fonte Immigration Firm, P.L.
901 Ponce De Leon Blvd Ste 601
Coral Gables, FL, 33134-3070

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Mariarita | August 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer
Kari Fonte has been my attorney for many years. She and her group followed my case since I moved to the US. It was a long journey from H1B to naturalization. I could always rely on her knowledge, availability and professionalism. I strongly recommend her and her firm to guide you in your immigration journey!
Posted by Laura Molina | November 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Immigration Lawyer
Kari was awesome to work with. She not only has the legal knowledge but knows how to use it effectively and efficiently to make the process achieve the path I needed as a client. Kari’s Paralegals treated my case with the same professional approach. I highly recommend Kari Ann Fonte, Esq. Fonte Immigration Firm
Response from Kari Fonte December 10, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words Laura. It was our pleasure to help you. Congratulations!
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding help and professionalism!!!
I can't say enough good things about Fonte Immigration!!! They have been outstanding in helping me obtain my Greencard. I can highly recommend them!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2020
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Amazing service and professionalism.
Ms. Fonte and her firm were professional, attentive, dedicated and made us feel like we were the only clients. We really appreciated the way they communicated with us and made us feel valued. Her knowledge made the process of Adjustment much easier and ensured we sidestepped any easily made mistakes. I highly recommend Ms. Fonte.
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Posted by Hope | October 8, 2019
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Highly recommended attorney
Kari Ann Fonte filed my adjustment of status, removal of conditions and also my citizenship applications. She and her team give attention to details and very committed in their job. I am very pleased with her services and Highly recommend her.
Posted by Maxim | August 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Last minute help
Highly positive experience! Contacted the firm last minute, only a few weeks before the appointment, but the office promptly started working on my case and helped me with any questions and concerns i had. I was assited by Alexandra Friz-Garcia, who was highly professional and knowledgebale. Will strongly recommend. Highly positive experience! Contacted the firm last minute, only a few weeks before the appointment, but the office promptly started working on my case and helped me with any questions and concerns i had. I was assited by Alexandra Friz-Garcia, who was highly professional and knowledgeable. Will strongly recommend.
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Posted by Maile & Joao | November 21, 2018
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Best immigration lawyer
We contacted Fonte Immigration and they gave us the accurate information about our case. Thanks to her guidance my spouse was able to receive his green card in a period of a year. They are organized and truly care about their clients. Highly recommendable and will use her services when it’s time to apply for my husband’s citizenship.
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Posted by Linda | June 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Would absolutely recommend!
I first went to Fonte Immigration Firm for a consult about my husband's case and Kari saw the problem immediately. This was the reason why I kept her in mind and hired her and her excellent team when it was time to handle and solve my case, a complicated one. I am very happy to say that thanks to their expertise, patience and caring attitude, I am now living in the USA, Green Card in hand! Thanks Kari, Alexandra and Janelys!
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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Simply Amazing Attorney's!
“Fonte Immigration Firm has handled several different cases for my family throughout the years, and when it came time for my husband to start his process, we didn't even hesitate and we called them. We were greatly impressed by the efficiency with which our lawyer handled our immigration case. Most communication was via e-mail, or Skype since we live in a different state. Yet all of our concerns, however minor, were promptly addressed either by our lawyer or by her paralegal. In addition to their efficiency our attorney provided us with personal support at a time when it was most needed, the nerve-wracking days before the scheduled interview with the USCIS Office! She reassured us and alleviated our fears, rational as well as irrational. Even though it is a lengthy process, our attorney was on top of everything to make sure we didn't have any setbacks, and in the end her guidance made the whole process more efficient and less stressful than it would have otherwise been.” Thank You Fonte Immigration Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
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Thank you
I would like to thank you and all your team for your professionalism. I would like to stress how important it is to have immigration lawyers that really care about their clients. Thank you for all your hard work, for your patience and for communicating with us during our immigration process. It is a relief to count with your firm to handle any future case.
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Posted by Nickos | December 2, 2016
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Excellent Immigration Firm - A Team of True Professionals
Ms. Fonte leads an Immigration Firm with real professionals who do follow her lead. Extremely knowledgeable, confident, responsive, communicative, empathetic and definitely results oriented are the core characteristics of Ms. Fonte and her Team of Associates. All these values they possess when they were applied to my case that was quite complicated did make the difference and now i am a proud USC thanks to them... Would definitely recommend them highly to all my peers as appropriate.
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Posted by Anderson Ouriques | August 18, 2016
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Excellent
She was responsible for both the H1B Visas and the Green Card. The H1Bs (initial and renewal) were granted very quickly and there was no problem at all. The first H1B took about 6 months to get approved and the renewal took another 4 months approximately. Once they were approved she initiated the Labor Certification which was audited, but also approved with no issues, then the I-140 and the Adjustment of Status were filed under the Premium Processing method. Both processes were approved very quickly and I got my Green Card in 2 months after the I-140 was filed. I truly recommend her and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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Excellent and very knowledgeable
My family and friends have been using Kari for the last 15 years with excellent results. She's very knowledgeable of the laws and regulations. She has a very reliable staff, will take time to answer all your questions, and will oversee your case. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Milton | December 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
High professional level with high human sense
Since someone recommended me to hire her, I have had the opportunity to appreciate a high level of professionalism in legal immigration matters with a high human sense to work in the best way possible in every case in which they have worked for many years ago. Definitely, she is part of the kindof firms that will prevail in the future: high expertise about each possible case, a well organized process that makes possible for the people to easy understand what are the main duties we have in order to file our case in the best possible way! Congratulations!
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Posted by Adam | July 21, 2015
Yes, I would hire her 1000 times
I'd like to say that I helped a friend find an attorney that would be a good match for a hard situation in the world of immigration. Kari Ann Fonte was a name that I heard from several attorneys who constantly threw her name in Miami's top immigration attorneys. i reviewed her site and event spoke to her. She has been licensed for 20 years and is 100 percent dedicated to her mission as an attorney in the immigration field. It took several months to finally breathe in the case that she represented a friend and the results were fantastic. I know that in the field of this type of law, she is the attorney I would recommend time after time!
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Posted by Jeffrey | June 19, 2015
Great Immigration Lawyer
I hired Ms Fonte to represent three foreign college students facing having their visas revoked and being deported. The students also needed to travel. Ms Fonte gave excellent advice leading to a successful conclusion.
Posted by Pilar montes | June 18, 2015
The Best Immigration Attorney in The East Coast
Kari Ann Fonte is a dedicated attorney, giving 100% to her clients. When looking for immigration issues, Kari Ann Fonte is the attorney to see. From Miami to NY, Kari Ann is only a phone call away.
Posted by Julian | August 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Generally a good experience
I found the office to be very friendly and willing to help. I have been to other lawyers who seem less caring and more about the money. I always felt well handled and taken care of. Would definitely recommend her and her team.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Bad Experience
1. I made an appointment for an consultation specific with Kari Ann Fonte. When I arrived at the office I was brought to an totally different attorney with less experience and knowledge. 2. At the consultation I got an price in case I want to retain the Law firm. The next day when I called in to Retain them they raised the price a lot more without any reason. Very unprofessional
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Attorney
  • Fonte Immigration Firm, P.L.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Montiel Davis & Fonte, PA
  • 1995 - 2013

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD)
  • 1995
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Certification Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Business Network International (BNI), Pinecrest Chapter
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter)
  • Past President
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Governors; Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Certification Committee
  • Past Chair, Committee Member
  • 2004 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Florida SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms in Florida
  • US News & World Report
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
  • Overview of NIV and IV Waivers
  • 2015
  • 35th Annual Immigration Law Update
  • Citizenship
  • 2015
  • AILA Central Florida Chapter Annual Conference
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • 2014
  • AILA Central Florida Chapter Annual Conference
  • Family Based Immigration - Ask the Experts
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Kari Fonte is without hesitate one of the best immigration attorneys in South Florida and the U.S. She is Board Certified, a speaker at national conferences and a professor on the topic at St. Thomas University. She is admired by her peers as top in the field. Her clients and peers are lucky to count on such a knowledgeable and effective advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Fonte is one of the best immigration attorney in Miami. I can trust her opinion whenever it comes to any immigration matter. I endorse her without reservation."
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Coral Gables Immigration Lawyer Kari Ann Fonte
Kari Ann Fonte
Immigration Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 28 years