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Scott Douglas Devore

Immigration Attorney at Palm Beach Gardens, FL

4.9   64 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    95%
    I can practice immigration law in all 50 states. I can represent you no matter where you live.

    27 years

  2. Asylum
    5%

    27 years

EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE, HONEST AND FL BAR BOARD CERTIFIED FOR ALL IMMIGRATION MATTERS.

My entire career as a lawyer has been dedicated to the practice of Immigration Law.  In 2002, I became Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by The Florida Bar.  I am only one of approximately 70 lawyers in Florida with that designation.  I represent clients in jurisdictions all over the country and can practice immigration law in any state.  I handle all types of immigration cases such as family petitions, deportation and removal defense, naturalization, business immigration cases such as E, L, H and O visas, labor certifications, investor, student  and religious visas.  I have filed successful battered spouse cases for both male and female victims of domestic violence as well as U visa cases.  I have sued the government in federal court and I have been recognized as an expert witness in state court on immigration issues.  I have been extremely active in the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  I have held numerous postions on their Board and was honored to serve as Chapter President from May 2007 to May 2008.  I won't do anything illegal or unethical (so don't ask) but I am aggressive and committed to giving you the highest quality representation available.  If I can be of service to you please feel free to call me at.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2017,2015,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2017 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Scott D. Devore, P.A.
4440 PGA Boulevard
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410-6542

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  64 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Doug S | November 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer in FL. Don't waste your time or money with a different lawyer, trust me, I've met most of them.
Scott Devore is without a shadow of a doubt the best immigration attorney in Florida, trust me, I've met with most of them. I had one of the most complicated cases that not many other immigration attorney wanted to touch. Scott's experience and extensive knowledge of the immigration law, knowledge of details of individual immigration cases that related to my case made me decide that Scott was the right lawyer for me, and he showed what a true professional he is, he was able to help me obtain my citizenship. Scott took the time to study my case, comb through each and every little detail and use them to help me win. Another quality Scott has that you won't find with any other lawyer is his availability, he always returns the calls, texts or emails in a timely manner. If you need an immigration attorney, I would not just recommend Scott, he would be the only one I would recommend.
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Posted by Yahya | October 21, 2023
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Client
Scott was very helpful and understanding from the beginning. Explained to me step by step what the process is and got everything done quickly and efficiently. No BS with him. Simply the best in Florida!
Posted by Lidia | October 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Proffesional and helpful
I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with immigration attorney Scott Devore during my journey towards becoming an American citizen. Scott's extensive knowledge, personalized approach, and unwavering support were instrumental in guiding me through the citizenship process. His expertise and genuine care made all the difference, and I am now a proud American citizen thanks to his outstanding assistance. I highly recommend Scott Devore to anyone in need of exceptional immigration services.
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Posted by Sonnie D | September 28, 2023
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The BEST
My experience with Scott has been nothing less than exceptional. I highly recommend him as an immigration lawyer. He helped me with some immigration issues I had been facing for many years. I’ve had 3 lawyers before him & none of them went above & beyond like he did. He made the process smooth and stress-free as much as possible. He’s very knowledgeable about the process and was able to answer questions quickly. Communication was excellent and I was well informed throughout the process. I am more than confident that he represented me well and of course very pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate for a second to use his services again and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a GREAT immigration lawyer.
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Posted by tarique | June 6, 2023
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I-130 interview
my best experience ever with Scott D Devore and always in my high recommendation. he help me a lot and understand my case very well and very responsive
Posted by Jonathan | May 23, 2022
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The Best There Is
I was referred to Scott through a family friend that had great success with their immigration case. My mother had gotten her residency denied due to some complications from a third party. Scott said this would be a simple process with a lot of waiting which was out of his control. A little over a year now and my mother is not a permanent legal resident. Scott was always quick about communicating with us and answering any questions we have. Scott is a great friendly person and I would see hire him a million times over if I needed to!
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Posted by Melanie | March 7, 2022
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Best Immigration lawyer
There is not another immigration lawyer that is as good or knowledgeable as Scott Devore! His vast experience and knowledge about immigration law and the process makes it so much easier for his clients. He is also very responsive and thorough - which is very important- we were able to work through all the steps efficiently to get my husband’s green card as quickly as possible. He has a way of breaking things down so it is easy to follow and anticipated all our questions so we were prepared along the way. His reputation is stellar in this field , he came highly recommended and we were so appreciative of the expertise with which he handled our case.
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Posted by Aziza | January 26, 2022
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10/10
Scott is a great person to work with. Very professional and thorough, gives prompt and accurate information. Scott works with your schedule and makes the immigration process fast and easy. My wife and I are super happy we went with him as our lawyer.
Posted by Tarik | January 24, 2022
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As good as it gets
Scott was my attorney for 21 years (yes that is how long it took to process my case). He is very knowledgeable, knows immigration law in and out and if there is one person that can help with a very difficult situation it is definitely Scott. After 2 decades, he has earned my gratitude and brought my case to a positive outcome. He has spent a significant amount of time responding to immigration and immigration courts. He flew from his home office in Florida to meet me in Cleveland for my court date twice. Once in 2010 for the initial hearing and the second for the final hearing in 2020. He even flew 1 day from Florida to Cleveland to hand deliver my file to make sure it gets there on time. You will not find a more dedicated and helpful attorney anywhere else.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
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Excellent lawyer
Scott is been so helpful since the first time I meet him, He help me with my inmigración status, thanks to him I’m still here and I can say that his a excellent lawyer.
Posted by Natalia | June 1, 2021
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Best Immigration Attorney in Palm Beach, FL
Mr. Devore is the best Immigration attorney you can find in Palm Beach, FL. He is a great communicator, very patient, and always available. He eased us right away since the first appointment. He is a true professional. My husband and I loved working with him. Super sweet, efficient, and organized! I would recommend Scott Devore to absolutely anyone who is looking for an Immigration Attorney. Thank you, Mr. Devore, for making this process as painless as possible for us!
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Posted by Anthony C | May 20, 2021
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Attorney that you can rely on
i guess my case is beginner's luck. I was looking for someone who could help me about my wife's immigration process and his name popped up first in my search. I've heard a lot of negative things when it comes to attorney services, but he changed my perspective with his honestly, knowledge and wisdom. All i can say, he definitely know his stuffs. So, when it comes to immigration, this is "the" man you would want to handle your case.
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Posted by Bastian | March 8, 2021
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Best in Class - Always Accessible
Immigration is never easy. Scott has helped me through a very tough time in my life with the utmost professionalism, all whilst making me feel like a friend and calming my nerves - he truly cared about my case and it was evidenced by the way he handled it and his attention to detail. I didn't feel like I was just a file on his desk. Scott has handled all necessary paperwork in the quickest manner and never took more than 30 minutes to respond to an email or a text from me - he has been truly accessible throughout my case and was always on top of things. I could not have done it myself and Scott was absolutely instrumental to my immigration case. Scott understands the law perfectly, has ample experience in the field and has been doing this for so long, he knows everyone from Security to Judge on a first name basis in the West Palm immigration world and beyond. I would recommend Scott 10/10 times for any case/question involving immigration.
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Posted by Kayla | January 26, 2020
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Worth the money
I hired Mr Devore for a family members immigration case. He was very thorough as to letting me know exactly what was going on. He answered my phone calls and text messages any time of day or night. He was very accommodating in every aspect dealing with the case. I would absolutely recommend him 100%. Thank you Scott.
Posted by Shiraz | January 16, 2020
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Honest attorney’s do exist !!!!
I’ve been working with Scott for almost 2 years and it’s difficult to find honest people anywhere in the world most just take you’re money and you don’t get much of a result. He is super efficient very meticulous and pays attention to details, things otherwise I would have overlooked and other attorneys I know wouldn’t bother to take there time on. He does ask a bit more, but the good things as we all know in life never come cheap!! Anyone who is looking for someone to go to bat for them this is you’re man !!! I love you Scott you are the best!!!!
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Posted by Carmen | December 8, 2019
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best immigration attorney
Scott is a great attorney, very zealous and dedicated to his profession.He handled my case with professionalism and diligence. highly recommend law of office of Scott Devore. Greatly appreciate your service!
Posted by Wayne | September 16, 2019
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Professinalism exemplified
My new wife had immigration confusions for two years. Scott was able to clear up everything and now she has a TEN YEAR visa in hand. Scott is clear, concise & compassionate. Speaks "to you" not "at you" and let's you know exactly where are. Highly Recommended
Posted by Wendylyn | August 1, 2019
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An Outstanding Lawyer
Scott is an outstanding, honest lawyer who deals with his client with respect. He is thorough and explains the process with such clarity that makes one feels comfortable. He took our case and within months it was dealt with. I would not hesitate to recommend Scott to anyone who needs an immigration lawyer.
Posted by Carla | April 24, 2019
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Excellent Immigration Attorney
Attorney Scott Devore is very efficient, honest, highly professional and committed, he clearly takes each case very seriously. So glad we found such a knowledgeable immigration expert, we couldn’t have done it without him.
Posted by Nissan attias | October 27, 2018
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Highly recommended !!!
Scott Devord Always available for any questions we have about our case , Best lawyer highly recommended We also filled a case for my father with Scott After we have been used a differend lawyer that he made so many mistakes at my father case my father lost is passport with his visa so he didn’t got the approval for his green card after a meeting with Scott he give us the answer for that case and we was using Scott to filled the case for us , after 4/5 months my father got is green card ! So after spending money and 2 years back and forth Scott did it in 5 months! Thank you Scott devord !
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Scott D. Devore, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Devore & Devore, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2010

Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Florida Bar, International Law Section, West Palm Beach USCIS Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association, Immigration Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter)
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida Chapter)
  • USCIS - West Palm Beach Liasion Committee (Chair)
  • 2008 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)
  • DMV - Liaison Commitee (Chair)
  • 2008 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Florida Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee
  • Member and Chair (2005)
  • 2003 - 2006
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)
  • Board Member, Secretary, 2nd V. Pres., Pres. Elect, President
  • 2002 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Immigration Award
  • Legal Aid Sociery of Palm Beach County
  • 2008
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Martin County Bar Association Immigration Seminar
  • Immigration
  • 2010
  • South Florida AILA
  • Family Based Visa - Affidavit's of Support
  • 2009
  • 2009 AILA Paralegal Conference
  • Naturalization Issues for Paralegals
  • 2009
  • 2008 AILA National Conference
  • K-1 and K-3 visas
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent attorney. One of the best in Palm Beach County, if not all of Florida. As a Board Certified expert in Immigration Law, he is extremely knowledgeable and is a relentless advocate for his clients. He has gone out of his way over the years to answer the occasional question of mine on complex Immigration matters. Someone who I would turn to if I did not know the answer. A great colleague and exceptional attorney, who I appreciate and hold in high regard."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott Devore without reservation. He has given top notch service to numerous clients that I have referred to his office."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Devore has a fantastic reputation here in South Florida. I ended up consulting with him on a legal matter related to a close family member. He was incredibly considerate, respectful and knowledgable. I will always appreciate his advice and wholeheartedly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott for a few years. I just referred Scott to my best friend which made me think to endorse him on Avvo. Scott is amazingly talented as an immigration attorney. In fact, when I think of immigration, I would not send my clients or friends to anyone else."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His detailed, on-point answers on various aspects of immigration law are a real pleasure to read!"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Devore. His answers on Avvo are thoughful and demonstrate his legal skill."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott Devore is simply the best immigration attorney I know. He is board certified in immigration law by the Florida bar association and has been the president of the AILA division in Florida. He has a wealth of immigration knowledge. Enough said."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is the most knowledgable immigration lawyer I know. As a criminal defense attorney, I run into complex immigration issues frequently. When I do, Scott is the first person I call. He has helped many of my clients over the years, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Scott on three immigration matters, all involving high net worth clients who have made significant investments in the US. Scott is one of the most professional attorneys I have worked with. His integrity and ability are without question."
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Palm Beach Gardens Immigration Lawyer Scott Douglas Devore
Scott Douglas Devore
Immigration Attorney
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available