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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||07/18/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Attorneys (Criminal Defense)||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top One Percent (Criminal Defense)||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|Best U.S. Immigration & Consular Law Firm||Acquisition International||2016|
|Immigration Attorney of the Year-Florida||Global Mobility and Immigration||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Criminal Law)||National Advocates||2015|
|Top One Percent (Criminal Defense)||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Immigration Attorney of the Year-Florida||Global Mobility and Immigration||2014|
|Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award||Dade County Bar Association||2009|
|Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award||Dade County Bar Association||2007|
|Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award||Dade County Bar Association||2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project||Appellate attorney||2015 - Present|
|Immigration Advocates Network||Pro bono counsel||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|AILA Rome District Chapter||Member||N/A|
|U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|AILA Latin America and Caribbean Chapter||Member||N/A|
|National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter)||American Immigration Council (AIC) Committee Member||2016 - 2017|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)||Co-Chair, Congressional Committee (state issues)||2016 - 2017|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter)||American Immigration Council (AIC) Committee Member||2015 - 2016|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida chapter)||ICE Investigations (HSI) Committee Member||2014 - 2015|
|Asylum - Particular Social Group (Honduras)||Asylum granted by USCIS Asylum Office (Miami) and removal proceedings terminated|
|Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) green card||Permanent Resident status granted|
|J-1 (INA 212(e)) Exceptional Hardship Waiver (Venezuela) granted||J-1 waiver granted (positive State Department recommendation and I-612 approved)|
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|Emory University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2002|
|Universidad del Salvador, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas||Sistemas jurídicos latinoamericanos y Derecho penal comparado||N/A||2000|
|Florida International University||French (Modern Languages)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Florida International University||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Coral Gables Senior High School||International Baccalaureate Program and French||High School||1994|
|White-Collar Crime Criminal Defense In 2017: What Every Firm Needs To Know (LIVE Webinar)||Federal White-Collar Sentencing: The Current Landscape Post-2015 Guideline Amendments||2016|
|Detecting, Identifying and Resolving Corporate Crime: What Every Firm Needs to Know (LIVE Webinar)||Corporate Crime Beyond The Borders: A Transnational Perspective||2016|
Posted by Aylec
Kristy is a very dedicated professional. She is always truthful and sincere and fights for your legal rights from the beginning to the end. She studies every single detail of the case to gather all the necessary arguments to get the justice you deserve. When she is in front of the magistrate, she is always confident and well prepared. It was very comforting to have her representing us. I highly recommend Kristy Figueroa as a Federal Crime Lawyer.
Posted by Daniela
We hired Kristy to help us with our immigration case which was not an easy one giving that it was related to a specific visa (J1 type) and it involved some non regular filings and procedures. However, Kristy did a remarkable job handling our case, making all the researches necessary to support it and keeping us up to date at every time.
Since the beginning she was clear with all the complications that could arise but at the same time she always kept us with a positive response.
It is also important to mention that we hired her being us in another state and that was not an issue at all, since all the communications where constant and at the times needed.
After a few months of hard work from Kristy and her assistants, we had a successful case.
We would highly recommend her.
Kevin Landry, Personal injury Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Figueroa-Contreras'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.
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