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Neil Dhawan

Insurance Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   12 reviews

About Neil

Learn Neil’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    40%
    Obtaine green cards, family-based immigration petitions, which include marriage-based, fiancé(e), parents, children, and siblings visas and green cards; waivers business and investor visas and green cards citizenship and naturalization.

    13 years

  2. Insurance
    40%
    Aggressively litigated first-party property insurance claims where original claims were denied, underpaid, or undervalued. Handled thousands of contested hearings, mediations, settlement and conciliation conferences, depositions, and evidentiary hea

    13 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Handle Litigated matters, and purchase and sale of commercial and residential real property. Thousands of cases resolved from the filing of and defending lawsuits, negotiated settlements, and trials.

    13 years, 10,000 cases

Neil focuses his practice on immigration throughout Florida and the United States.  Originally from Canada, Neil had a dream to immigrate to the United States like many of his clients.  Having immigrated himself, Neil understands not only how to navigate the United States immigration system, but also understands the challenges faced by his clients seeking to integrate into the United States. 

The practice of law happens to be Neil’s second professional career.  Neil was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and comes from a family of entrepreneurs.  Neil’s hobby and love for computers became his educational focus and Neil combined his love for technology and business into a career.  Neil excelled in his education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, magna cum laude, a diploma in Computer Programming, and by earning highly coveted certifications from Microsoft as a Systems Engineer and Certified Professional.  Neil’s unique skills propelled him quickly up the corporate ladder while working at companies such as Fidelity Investments, Siemens, and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. 

After achieving success and receiving multiple awards and accolades in the workforce, Neil felt it was time to pursue another love—The Law—and relocated to Florida to begin his pursuit of a law degree. Neil was exposed to all areas of the law and legal system through educational and professional work, but was immediately fascinated with immigration and litigation and tailored his curriculum to help develop his skills while attending Florida Coastal School of Law.  He completed his legal education as a visiting student at the University of Miami and is currently licensed in Florida and Illinois.  Neil immediately began his legal career as a litigator in South Florida working in consumer collections. Neil took on more responsibility by expanding his practice areas to include consumer and commercial collections and began honing his litigation skills.  Thanks to his mentors, Neil quickly found himself excelling and receiving glowing praises from his clients, the partners at the firm, and his mentors. 

After closely watching legal trends, Neil utilized his litigation skills and branched out into Litigation.  He quickly gained a reputation as a successful trial attorney and was competently handling highly complex trials.  An unexpected opportunity then presented itself for Neil, who was offered a position to handle all the litigated matters for a Chicago law firm.  Neil successfully handled all the contested matters in Chicago and gained a favorable reputation within the entire firm.  Almost a year later that firm had an urgent need for a qualified attorney with Neil’s skills, positive attitude, and leadership qualities and relocated him back to South Florida. 

 

Neil is currently partner at Shupe Dhawan and helps clients immigrate to the United States from all over the world.  He will guide you through the process of seeking Family and Marriage Petitions, Green Cards, Business and Investor Visas, Citizenship, and Naturalization. 

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Licensed for 13 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/23/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Neil

Shupe Dhawan
200 SE 6th St.,Suite 601
954-507-7220
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Neil assisted me with obtaining a green card through USCIS. He made the process very simple and I felt I was in good hands throughout the entire procedure. If I had to do it again, Neil would be my first pick for an immigration attorney. He is smart, diligent and truly cares about your circumstances.
Posted by Walter | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green card approved
Me and wife hired Neil to help us apply for my permanent resident card. Everything happened as Neil described since the beginning. He guided us and kept us up to date during the entire process. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Rare | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
Neil is exceptionally one of the best lawyers we’ve worked with. His dedication, professionalism and compassionate set him apart from rest of the crowds. He’s always been approachable since day one we’ve hired him for our litigation matters. My family and I truly satisfied with his firm and outstanding services. We will definitely hire him In the future.
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Posted by Mylett | March 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing results, excellent attorneys!!!
Don't do it yourself!!! Hire a professional. You always get what you pay for. I consulted with both Neil and Michelle to help me with my issue. Both of them were quick to respond and provided excellent legal advice. I had a fairly complex issue, which I thought was easy. After meeting with them and discussing strategy I was shocked to realize how many problems I had overlooked. I price shopped other lawyers but realized I wanted a professional with experience to handle my case. I wanted the best lawyer. I hired Shupe Dhawan and couldn't be happier. The difference in quality and professionalism you get with an experienced lawyer can't be beaten. Don't try to do it yourself or hire some paralegal or notary. Hire a real lawyer to get it done right the first time!! My life has changed because of these attorneys. I recommend them to everyone I know now, even my own mother!
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer!
I hired Neil to represent me in a lawsuit. He always responded to my emails throughout the process and was always available to speak to me and answered all my questions. He won my case at trial and got me more than I even knew was possible in my case. He's the best lawyer ever!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!!!
I have had the pleasure of retaining Neil for several matters. His knowledge and skill set in the immigration arena is second to none. Additionally, Neil is very ethical and always puts the interest of his clients first. There is not a finer immigration around, you cannot go wrong with hiring Neil.
Posted by Manpreet | October 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Neil Dhawan knows immigration law inside and out---from everything to extending a visa to applying for a green card / citizenship. I would recommend any of my family/friends with the utmost confidence to Neil. If you have any questions regarding immigration, you should speak with Neil!
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Matters and non-Immigrant Visa
I just meet him but not in person over the phone, seems to be an excellent Attorney and very helpful to me so far, I think that I would be using Mr. Dhawan as my legal Attorney , he was very -pleasant to me over the phone,
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney very kind and efficient
I used this attorney for my immigration into the USA. He provided outstanding support and was able to answer all of my questions, I feel very comfortable to recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
canadian family immigration
Neil Dhawan was my attorney and helped me and my family file paperwork so we could move to the US. Neil is a Canadian as well so he was very familiar with the process and handled all the paperwork. I never had to worry and was excited everything went smoothly! I will be using Neil again when we are ready to apply for citizenship!
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
US Business Visa
I used Mr. Dhawan to handle all my immigration paperwork so we could start our business in the United States. I was approved and have relocated my entire family here and my business is flourishing! Thank you for all your help with the process and easing our concerns.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration attorney
Excellent attorney. Handled my immigration issue quickly and at a fair price. I was very happy and will use him for any future matters.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shupe Dhawan
  • 2013 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Weltman Weinberg & Reis
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Law Offices of Marshall Watson
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Sprechman & Associates
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • United States District Court For The Middle District of Florida
  • 2010
  • United States District Court For The Southern District of Florida
  • 2009
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2008
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology
  • Technical Associates
  • 2001
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Legal Cases

  • BANA v. Quick Change
  • Pending, and stayed
  • US BANK, NA v. Juan Beltan
  • Settlement and Voluntary Dismissal predicated on my motion for sanctions
  • Countrywide Home Loans
  • Protective Order Granted

Associations

  • Business Network International
  • Immigration Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)
  • Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Real Estate Commission
  • Realtor / Sales Associate
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Old Republic / Attorney's Title Insurance Fund Inc.
  • Title Agent
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward Bar Associaiton
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Notary Public
  • Notary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Awards

  • Rising Star 2018
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Immigration Law Attorneys in Florida
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • High Ethical Standard
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top attorney in Florida Rising Star
  • Showmark
  • 2018
  • High Ethical Standing
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • America's Top Lawyer
  • American Law Society
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor 2016
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Serman
  • Immigration Options for Illegal Aliens
  • 2016
  • Business Professionals
  • US Immigration
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Neil
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of litigating against Neil and Michelle at Shupe Dhawan for several years now. I can see why they have so many positive reviews and testimonials. They are both extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would happily refer cases to both of them as I know clients would be in great hands. Do not waste your time with inexperienced attorneys. They will help you every step of the way and be on your side. Take the stress out of the legal process and hire the best!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Neil is extremely an extremely professional, aggressive advocate for his clients. He's willing to go the extra mile to ensure his client's interests are best represented. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A complete lawyer who understands the dynamics of the courtroom just as well as the business."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Neil at a recent conference for lawyers. He was really approachable and nice. In talking with him, I was impressed with his experience actually trying cases. A lot of attorneys talk about being a litigator, but Neil actually does it. If you need an attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, I'd recommend giving Neil a call."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dhawan works hard for his clients and to ensure that he goes above and beyond for each and every client. I have no problem sending clients to him for assistance. He's very professional and does a great job for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Lauderdale Insurance Lawyer Neil Dhawan
Neil Dhawan
Insurance Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 13 years