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Melissa Dominguez

Immigration Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 13 years
    Florida - FL 15 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    Immigration and Nationality Law including Family Petition, Adjustment of Status, Cuban Adjustment Act, TPS, Waivers, Asylum, U-Visa, VAWA for Domestic Violence Victims, Removal Defense.

    13 years

Ms. Melissa Dominguez, Esq. is the founder of Dominguez Law Firm, PLLC. As the daughter of Cuban Immigrant parents, she was born and raised in South Florida and educated here as well.  Her upbringing in Miami’s diverse community as well as her own immigrant household has influenced her dedication to helping immigrants achieve their dream of obtaining lawful status in the United States.

Ms. Dominguez has over six (6) years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law. She also previously practiced in the area of Bankruptcy Law helping those going through one of the most difficult times move forward. Through her work she has helped many families facing deportation remain together in the United States and many others obtain their green card or citizenship. Ms. Dominguez began her career as an Immigration Attorney in Miami, FL where she gained experience as an Associate Attorney assisting clients with their various Immigration needs including Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, TPS, Cuban Adjustment Act, U-Visa, VAWA, Asylum, Waivers of Inadmissibility, Naturalization, Removal Defense, Bond Proceedings and more. She later relocated to New York City where she gained further experience as an Immigration Associate Attorney and helped supervise the family based petition, U-Visa, DACA and Naturalization department for the firm. Working in the fast paced and diverse Immigration Court in New York City served to strengthen Ms. Dominguez’ dedication to serving the immigrant community. She later returned to Miami, FL to found Dominguez Law Firm, PLLC. This has given her the opportunity to serve the immigrant community both in her home town and all over the United States and provide them with the efficient, compassionate and one on one service they deserve.

 Ms. Dominguez earned her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. She also possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is admitted to the practice of law in both Florida and New York.

Location

Dominguez Law Firm, PLLC
2332 Galiano Street
2nd Floor
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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Reviews

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Posted by Lazaro | January 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Qualified and Recommended Attorney
Melissa Dominguez is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. We are totally pleased with the optimal work and results of our case. We highly recommend her services.
Posted by Melody la rosa | February 24, 2022
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Abogada
Excelente en su trabajo. Muy eficiente. Para todo lo recomiendo Ami me ayudo mucho. En los dos jucio con mi esposo. Y. Cerró el caso muy rápido
Posted by JC | July 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
K1 visa process
I had started the process of bringing my fiancé over on a K1 visa. We had found an attorney who got us through the initial application process but they were non-responsive; often taking multiple emails, voicemails and weeks before getting an answer. We parted with the firm when my fiancé arrived in the US. We decided we could rely on our own research and submit the final paperwork on our own. We diligently organized all the required documents and steps and submitted our applications. Due to a technicality the applications were rejected. It was then we found Melissa at the Dominguez Law Firm. She was attentive, responsive and extremely knowledgeable about immigration policies and procedures. She cut through all the verbiage and simplified the matter for us. She stayed on top of our case and often advised us of any changes before we even knew. She also accompanied us to our final interview and was a calming influence on us. We are now proud recipients of a permanent resident alien status and we have Melissa to thank for making the process easier for us.
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Posted by Juan Carlos Hidalgo | March 20, 2021
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Professional, to the point...a winner!
Very professional and straight forward. Melissa took our case and guided us every step of the way. No hidden fees, no BS, simply straight forward professional consulting. Highly recommended.
Posted by Justa Castillo | January 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I am glad I found Melissa to represent me during my removal proceedings, she did an amazing job during my hearing in front of the immigration judge and DHS Attorney. Melissa is responsive if you have any questions, knowledgeable and professional. Once again thank you so much for your services! I give Attorney Dominguez 5+ Stars.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I become a US citizen because of Melissa, Thank you.
Melissa Dominguez! is truly great Attorney, successfully and promptly helped me to complete a crucial step on my US sitizen Naturalization. Always responsive when you have a question or assignments. Definitely recommend to anyone that need assistance on this application. She was early with me at my appointment and always beside me until the end of the process.
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Posted by Aaron | August 29, 2019
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Excellent
Melissa es realmente una gran mujer, ayudó a mi esposa a salir de la custodia de ICE en poco más de una semana. Siempre receptivo cuando tenga una pregunta o inquietud. Definitivamente lo recomiendo a cualquiera que enfrente un caso de inmigración en Florida. Melissa is truly great woman, she helped my wife get out of ICE custody in a a little over a week. Always responsive when you have a question or concern. Definitely recommend to anyone facing an immigration case in Florida.
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Posted by Juan | June 4, 2019
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Superb service!
Attorney Dominguez successfully and promptly helped me to complete a crucial step on my immigration journey. I can only say I’m very happy about how she handled all the paperwork and accompany me to the interview. She always followed up on the case and guided me throughout the process. Five Starts Service. I’m very happy I found her.
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Posted by Lu | November 13, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Very happy that I found Ms Dominguez. She did an excellent job on my case, obtaining a favorable resolution for me in only 2 months’ time. I found her to be very thorough and detail oriented. Additionally, she communicated clearly, always returned my calls or emails and charged reasonably for her services. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a professional, competent, reliable attorney.
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Posted by Ramona | October 24, 2018
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Imigration Attorney
Excellent attorney, assisted with my immigration status. Highly recommended, very courteous and professional.
Posted by Alex | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My review
Very good and professional lawyer. She listened my demands and I definitely recommend. Thank you!
Posted by Mohinder | November 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A+ lawyer
Glad to have found Melissa. Excellent service and reasonable in charges: a very rare combination. She is so easy to communicate with. Does excellent research, covers the basics, and answers the email/ phone( or calls back). My deportation case was pending before the judge, and the other attorney had dragged it out for so long. Melissa helped me get the case terminated in no time. Would recommend her without hesitation
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Posted by kobu | October 8, 2017
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prompt responses
Melissa Dominguez explained the things I need to know. I can tell that she was patience as her explanation very thorough. I'm very happy that she responded. I will recommend her to my friends and family.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Youman, Madeo and Fasano
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Robert Sheldon, PA
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2004
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Termination of Proceedings in Immigration Court
  • Case Terminated

Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Miami-Dade County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
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"I endorse this lawyer. Melissa is knowledgeable, professional and offers her client's personalized attention."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
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"Melissa is a very passionate and capable attorney. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
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"Melissa is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
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"Melissa is a dedicated advocate for her clients who is passionate about her work. I endorse her without reservations."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
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"Melissa is both dedicated and hardworking- she comes highly recommend!"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
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"I endorse Melissa. She is a professional and dynamic attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Melissa. When I need an immigration attorney in FL, I will definitely call her."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional, hardworking, and respectful. I highly recommend Melissa!"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
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"I endorse Melissa!"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 25
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"I hope we can help eachother! :)"
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