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Jeffrey Adam Devore

also known as Jeff Devore

About me

I am one of approximately 60 attorneys Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality law by The Florida Bar (out of over 85,000 licensed attorneys in Florida) and specialize in assisting foreign nationals who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them.  I represent clients throughout the United States and around the world.


I am AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.  I have also been recognized as an expert in immigration law by the Florida Courts, have litigated several cases against the Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security in Federal Court and have written extensively on United States immigration and naturalization matters.


In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar, I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Northern District of Texas, the Western District of Tennessee, and the District of Arizona.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

39 total 

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    Attorney Jeffrey Devore was recommended to me by a law school classmate familiar with immigration law. I also knew Jeff's father who founded his firm when I began practicing in Palm Beach County. As a peer and attorney, I was impressed with Jeff's knowledge, demeanor, and professionalism. I referred him a husband and wife who had struggled to attain legal status in the US for 20 years. Jeff and his able support staff performed admirably. From his initial assessment of the problem, he devised a very risky, all-or-nothing, fast-track approach to a complicated situation. His strategy was entirely successful and thrilling for the grateful clients. Jeff accomplished this legal victory well within the projected cost and timeframe. He and his office demonstrated the value of doing one's homework and total preparation. Combined with astute courtroom presence, and personal non-dramatic lawyerly behavior, the case was literally won before he ever set foot before the judge. I endorse him.


    James Garbose Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott A. Frank

    I referred a good friend and client who was in a significant immigration bind. Jeff was able to work with INS and get everything resolved favorably for the client - and made me look good in the process.


    Scott Frank Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Devore Law Group, P.A.

4100 RCA Blvd.
Suite 110
West Palm Beach, FL, 33410


FLMember in Good Standing199006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Flotrida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Florida Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Immigration Law AwardLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County2008
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Immigration Law AwardLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County1998
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDevore Law Group, P.A.1993 - Present
PartnerDevore And Devore, P.A.1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitMember2014 - Present
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach CountyPresident2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Immigration and Nationality Law Certification CommitteeMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of TennesseeMember2006 - Present
United States DIstrict Court for the Northern District of TexasMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Member1993 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMember1992 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1991 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaMember1991 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1990 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitN/AN/A
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Immigration Law CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2009 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Service Center Liaison CommitteeMember2008 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association National Benefits Center Liaison CommitteeMember2007 - 2008
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach CountyVice President2007 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Service Center Liaison CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)President2004 - 2005
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach CountyBoard Member2001 - 2007
Florida Bar, Immigration and Nationality Law Certification CommitteeChair2001 - 2002
Florida Bar, Immigration and Nationality Law Certification CommitteeMember1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kurapati v. USCIS, ___ F.3d. ___ (11th Cir. 2014)Reversed and Remanded to U.S. District Court
Kurapati v. USCIS, 950 F.Supp.2d 1230 (M.D. Fla. 2013)Dismissed
Dormescar v. U.S. Attorney General, 690 F.3d 1259 (11th Cir. 2012)Res Judicata did not apply and DHS can amend any part of a Notice to Appear
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookTips for Helping Your Client Save Their Green Card2016
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)Who's to Say What's a Perfect Marriage? Cases Involving Brief Cohabitation, Lack of Documents, and Other Negative Factors2016
34th Annual Immigration Law UpdateAdjustment of Status: Is Review in U.S. District Court the Answer?2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)To E or Not to E? That is the Question2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Recent Trends in Adjudications: Where's My RFE?2009
The Palm Beach PostAll immigrants not terrorists; some just want to drive2009
ilw.comThe Basics of Labor Certification Under PERM: What You Need to Know Before You Start2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)K Visas: What's a Lover to Do?2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Priority Dates: More Important Than Ever2008
American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookPriority Dates: More Important Than Ever2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Life Under Life: A Guide to Benefits Under the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Priority Date Gone?2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Bowling Green State UniversityComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2016 Annual ConferenceIt's Complicated: Filing Removal of Conditions in Difficult Circumstances2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2014 Annual ConferenceFederal Court Jurisdiction for Beneficiaries of Immigrant Visa Petitions that are Revoked2016
PERM For ExpertsOvercoming Family Relationship and Other Audits2015
36th Annual Immigration Law UpdateThe L Landscape-Is It Infested with Locusts?2015
Tango in ArgentinaWhat Every Immigration Lawyer Needs to Know about U.S. Tax Laws2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2014 Annual ConferenceTech Tips & Tricks: 50 Technology Tips, Mobile Apps, & Websites for Immigration Lawyers2014
35th Annual Immigration Law UpdateVisas For Temporary Workers2014
2014 AILA Federal Court Immigration Litigation CLE PracticumChallenging Benefits Adjudications in Federal Court2014
South of the Border: Navigating Turbulent SeasRevocation: Proof that There are Black Holes in the Universe2013
FOIA Requests - Searching for TransparencyFiling Freedom of Information Act Requests - Where, When and How?2013
34th Annual Immigration Law UpdateLitigating Business Cases in Federal Court2013
27th Annual AILA CFC SeminarImmigration Litigation Update2013
Immigrant's List 1st Annual ConferenceLitigating I-140/I-360/EB-5 and Business AOS Cases in Federal District Court2012
AILA 2012 Annual ConferenceEmployment Based Immigration: The Preference Categories2012
26th Annual AILA Central Florida SeminarAdvanced Issues in L-1A, L-1B, and EB-1C Petitions2012
AILA 2011 Annual ConferenceThe ABC's of EOIR (Immigration Court and the BIA)2011
PERM For ExpertsProfessional Recruitment : Recent Trends2010
AILA'S 3-IN-1 2010 Fall Multi-Track CLE Conference: Hone Your Immigration ExpertiseEB-5 Investor Applications for Mexican Nationals2010
AILA Audio SeminarH-1B Issues For the Advanced Practitioner2010
31st Annual Immigration Law UpdateConsular Processing, Making the Process as Smooth as Possible2010
AILA Mid-Year ConferenceWhen Good Adjudications Go Bad, Part 1: Recent Adjudicatory Trends in Business Immigration2009
AILA 2009 Annual ConferenceNonimmigrants: Key Concepts to Analyze First2009
6th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law ConferenceService Center Practice2009
30th Annual Immigration Law UpdatePreparing and Presenting the Best Case (Before the Courts and Agencies)2009
23rd Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter SeminarLitigating an Immigration Case in Federal Court2009
2009 AILA Fall Fundamentals ConferenceNaturalization and Citizenship Workshop2009
29th Annual Immigration Law UpdateStrategies For Case Management and Ethical Considerations2008
22nd Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter SeminarIMBRA, the Adam Walsh Act and other thorny issues for fiancées and spouses2008
AILA 2007 Annual ConferenceK-1 and K-3: Utilizing Their Full Potential2007
28th Annual Immigration Law UpdateBusiness Immigration Law for the Court Practitioner2007
Family Immigration: The Long Route From Love to CitizenshipFrom Fiance Petitions to Removal of Conditional Residence2004