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About me

I've been specializing in Immigration law for 21 yrs. Unlike most lawyers, Immigration is all I do.


I am a fighter for my client's and I leave no stone unturned to win my cases. I am not afraid to fight the sytem. I don't back down to the government officials. I am very good in court and I have a very high win rate.


I'm upfront and no-nonsense when it comes to telling my clients what I can do for them. I treat my clients like they are my family. 


Don't believe the hype. Go with an experienced lawyer, not a big firm. Big firms will have the paralegals working for your case, not an experienced lawyer. 


Languages spoken: Turkish

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Contact info

Emel Ersan Law Office

400 N. Ashley Dr.
26th Flr., St 2600
Tampa, FL, 33602

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    22 years, 6 thousand cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gregory Saint Jour

    I endorse this lawyer. She demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law and applies that knowledge with measured practicality. These two qualities, when properly combined, make for an excellent advocate. I've referred numerous immigration clients to her and they are always satisfied with her work and results.


    Gregory Saint Jour Personal injury Attorney
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  • Sema Yildirim

    Emel is an excellent immigration attorney. She has been a practicing law for about 20 years and is dedicated to her clients. She is experienced, thorough, and reliable. I have referred numerous immigration clients to her without any reservations!


    Sema Yildirim Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 199403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Citizen AwardTurkish Olympic Committee1998
Academic ExcellenceTemple Law School1992
Academic ExcellenceState University of New York1990
Entrepeneur AwardState Univesity of New York1990
Outstanding AchievementState University of New York1990
Academic ExcellenceState University of New York1989
Academic ExcellenceState University of New York1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyEmel Navarro Law Office1994 - Present
Assistant ProfessorUniversity Of Maryland Europe2001 - 2003
Assistant ProfessorCag University Law School2001 - 2012
Small Claims ArbitratorNew York City Kings Country Civil Court1999 - 2000
AttorneyBaron & Vessel Law Firm1994 - 1995
Legal InternPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office1992 - 1993
Associate AttorneyDoman Law Firm1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Mediation AssociationMember2012 - Present
Turkish American Cultural AssocAffiliate Member2012 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationAdmitted Attorney1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAdmitted Attorney1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asylum for Sudanese98% asylum approved by Immigration Judge
Difficult Citizenship CaseCitizenship Application Approved
Almost Impossible Green Card ApplicationCase was reopened and granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Textbook- Cag UniversityInternational Law2011
Textbook- Cag UniversityHuman Rights and Democracy2010
Textbook- Cag UniversityCommunications Law2009
Sinir Otesi PublicationsThe Warning Signals of a Bad Man2009
Textbook- Cag UniversityAmerican and British Law2008
Textbook- Cag UniversityEuropean Union Law I2007
Textbook- Cag UniversityEuropean Union Law II2007
Textbook on Human RightsBeing Human2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
State University of New YorkPolitical Science and International RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Military Immigration ExceptionsImmigration Law for Military Members2013
The New Immigration LawsImmigration Law2012
Woman's Rights in TurkeyHuman Rights in the Middle East2011
Sexual Orientation and Human RightsHuman Rights2010
Bar Political ConferrenceInternational Law's Current Issues2009
Bar Community ConferenceDomestic Violence and Women's RIghts2009
LGBT ConferrenceTransgender Issues in International Law2008
Bar Attorney Education SeriesAmerican Law vs. Turkish Law2005
Attorney Education SeriesInternational Law and Israel-Palestine2005
Turkish American Consulate, New YorkChanges in Immigration Law1999