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Martins I. Imudia

Immigration Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.8   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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An immigrant himself, attorney Imudia takes pride in protecting the rights of immigrants, whether they relocate for family, asylum, employment, investment, or other reasons. He serves on the board of several organizations, including the Imudia Foundation, a (501)(C)3 charitable entity that focuses on sustainable healthcare and education for the most vulnerable persons in Africa. He has been married for over 20 years to Dr. Anthonia Imudia who was an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University – Tampa Campus before starting her legal practice (Imudia Law). Together they have a daughter and a son. In their off time, they enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures.

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Martins
201 East Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1612
Tampa, FL, 33602
Center for U.S. Immigration Services
345 6th Avenue W
# 12
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Center for U.S. Immigration Services
13575 58th Street North, Suite 122
Clearwater, FL, 33760-3721
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
“Extremely professional, responsive, thorough and detailed oriented”
“Extremely professional, responsive, thorough and detailed oriented” When I was told to contact immigration attorney Dr Matins, From the first interview I felt I finally was in good hands, I found someone who cared about my case and how important this was, not just for me but my family as well. He's extremely responsive, professional, thoughtful in his advice and communication and is always approachable and respectful. Detailed oriented attorney, knowing exactly what he’s doing, Dr. Martins, and his incredible team, prepared my case in the most meticulous way you can expect and the outcome was the result of a job well done, he got it approved! Very knowledgeable explains everything from start to finish. I am completely satisfied with the work that this firm has done for me. I would recommend anyone to this firm because I know they will be well taken care of. The reassurance of knowing you have an amazing attorney going at bat for you is the best feeling made everything very seamless. The responsiveness we experienced from day one was unexpected and very much appreciated. Highly recommended for any of his areas of expertise. Thanks Dr Martins. Kenny.
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Posted by Oseremen Omoike | August 7, 2022
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Excellent
Dr Martins Imudia is not just a lawyer, but a complete personal and professional standard behavior in display at work. You do not need to be told but a trial will convince you. This is not a spurious review but with testimony of what I personally experienced for making become a citizen within a couple of years. He handled my case professionally with a proactive understanding of the issues at hand with equal approach and the result was a success.
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Posted by Alison | April 27, 2022
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Immigration Lawyer
Dr. Martins hand his team have been a dream to work with. They have made this process as simple as it could get. We had heard of horror stories when it comes to hiring a lawyer, and the immigration process itself. Luckily with "Center for U.S. Immigration Services" we did not have any bumps in the road. They were attentive enough to guide us through the process, know our personal story and honor our time and finances. I am now an official Permanent resident without condition due to this team's effort. We will forever be grateful to them for this.
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Posted by Johan | April 11, 2022
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Employment based Green Card
Ensured that I could immigrate to the USA under a Employment Based Green Card. Super professional and knowledgeable. Recommend any 1 to contact Dr Martins for immigration advise
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Gets Results!!!
Martin is a great lawyer with a well thought out process. He and his team educates and empowers his clients through out the process however long that might be. In addition to that, he certainly gets results and an overall job well done. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Help putting a package together for a request for additional information from USCIS
M. Imudia helped me to put together a package to answer a request for questions/additional information that the USCIS office asked of me. I appreciate that he was available when we called and his experience helped us win the case.
Posted by Cristiane | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, Hard-Working, Loyal
I am more than satisfied with Dr. Imudia office's service. Since our first phone interview (Jan 2019) he was direct and clear. He told me every step he would take, the possible outcomes and how he would remedy. He gave me a price, and that never change even with all the back and forth with immigration. It was a team work between his team and myself. He got me a work visa in 3 months and my green card in 14 months. Everything that he said it would happen, happened! I recommend his services with my eyes closed. No counting he is a wonderful human being. Always treated with respect by him and his team! Thank you guys, everything is green now! ;)
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2020
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The best immigration lawyer in Tampa Bay Area!
I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Martins and all the staffs works in the office. They are super professional in the immigration law firms, Dr. Martins helped me through the most difficult time in my life. My case was very complicated and I almost lost hope. I finally got my green card and I can’t thank everyone enough! Especially for Dr. Martins. If you need any legal helps for immigration you have to get yourself a consultation and they will be able to help you out!
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Posted by Crsar | October 30, 2020
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Thank you
He it's there for his clients and stay there to the end thank you Mr martin and your team
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Choice if you need an Immigration lawyer!
I needed an Immigration lawyer to help me adjust my immigration Status in the U.S. And An Angel was sent my way to achieve that.Dr. Martins Imudia is an excellent professional ,kind and efficient.I certainly did not regretted to hire him. Therefore I recommend him ,without a shadow of doubt, that you will be making an excellent choice!!!
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Posted by Mosadoluwa | December 13, 2019
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Excellent Service
We met Dr. Martins and his team at the crucial time when my family needed immigration help. I must say we were confused on the attorney to hire. However, meeting Dr. Martins and his team from the first day changed our perspective. They were understanding and addressed our doubts through the whole process. Also, every expectation was laid out on the table as far as costs, documentation, timeline with no last minute surprise... we can only say "wow" at the service leading to the success of our case and I would recommend him to anyone out there.
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Posted by James | December 9, 2019
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Highly recommend!
From start to successful finish, Dr. Martins and his staff were highly professional and took immediate action on my case. I had a few issues going into my i400 application which he was quickly able to clarify and explain to me and, most importantly, knew what actions to take to correct those issues. Updates and communication was always above standard and a few months later I can happily say I am an American citizen which is mostly in part to the help to the quick work of Dr. Martins and staff. Recommend to anyone in need of immigration services!
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Posted by omowunmi | August 16, 2019
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Mrs abiola
I was initally denied andi came to him and he appealed submitted all necessary documents and my case was revisited called me for interview and i was given my green card
Posted by Kemi | July 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
If there is a god and he is an Attorney, his name is Dr. Martins Imudia
If there is a god and he is an Attorney, his name is Dr. Martins Imudia. I kid you not, this might sound overly exaggerated or farfetched, but I am being serious and sincere. I seldomly write reviews, but I feel I owe it to people who are undergoing immigration challenges (having done everything by the books to be in good standing and sought different Attorney’s advice from both big and small firms) without much success. I can relate with this experience because at some point, I was yet to find an Attorney who could give me any form of hope, not even 10% hope. I must say that hiring Dr. Martins has been one of the best decision I ever made in life and I would recommend him 150%. No doubt my case was a little challenging, but not different from the average immigration case. However, my case became extremely complex before retaining Dr. Martins. Dr. Martins was introduced to me by a friend during the most difficult period of my life. He was referred as the best Immigration and Business Attorney in town, while he stated that there was no case beyond him. I was simply asked to adhere to his advice(s). For me, those words seemed like the normal lyrics I had heard; previously, I sought the likes of big firms like Fowler White Burnett and Buchanan Ingerscoll & Rooney PC etc… and there was no glimmer of hope. My friend mentioned he was once Dr. Martins client and his referral was based on his personal testimonial, hearing this gave me a little hope. Upon meeting Dr. Martins, he made it clear the challenges I would encounter and based on my case evaluation, he was convinced of a positive outcome. I knew my case was not beyond redemption, though he mentioned that I had to do my part as well. The journey was indeed very rough, my only hope was my faith as a Christian and Mr. Martins constantly assuring me to stay positive. He said "hope you are not giving up too easily". Finally, we won! I was mesmerized and ecstatically happy by the outcome. I can categorically say that Dr. Martins is one of the few immigration experts in the US with outstanding result/record. He is energetic, professional and extremely hardworking; of course, he is very empathetic and willing to go above and beyond for his clients. Thank you so much Dr. Martins, you believed in my case and in me when others did not. I am beyond grateful for all the hard work you and your team put on my case.
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Posted by Eloho | June 9, 2019
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Dr
Dr. Martins Imudia provided excellent services to my spouse and I, on our application for green card through the EB2 NIW process. From the onset, he gave us an assurance that other attorneys did not give to us, and one that he eventually delivered on. Dr. Imudia is thorough, meticulous and concerned about the little details, which I think, contributed to the success of our application. He was also very encouraging throughout the process, putting my husband and I at ease when we were in doubt of the outcome of the process. He is great at what he does so I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Clara&Edson | May 7, 2019
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Waiver
Dr Imudia help us I lot in my husband case very good professional ,I recommend 100% thank you very much!!!
Posted by winifred | February 19, 2019
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BEST LAWYER
First of all, let me start by saying that Dr. Martins Imudia is the most loyal and best lawyer you could ever seek advise from. Believe you me if I say loyal and honest I mean it because if you see him on first consultation and he tells you he can or cannot help you, he will let you know upfront and explain the reason why to you. I first met Dr. Martin in 2015 with my immigration problem, he did walk me through what was going to happen from beginning to end. and yes, I know everyone is cautious about money as well but Dr. Martin will tell you all about that as well and let you know upfront also that, its a matter of time dealing with immigration and therefore has to have patience. As stated earlier on, my paperwork began in 2015 with Dr. Martin and office staff taking meticulous attention to every sensitive paperwork and follow ups. I am proud to say that with all the effort and hardwork him and his office staff did, my paperwork is complete and now have my green card and live in peace. I talked to a lot of lawyers in reference to my situation for overstaying my visa and nobody could help me out but Dr. Martin did. Like I said it takes a lot of patience. From 2015 to 2019, and that's how long it took but everything worked out. So, all you people out there looking for a lawyer to represent you on serious and tough immigration issues, please pick the phone up and call Dr. Martins Imudia. that all I can say. Thank you so much Dr. Martins and employees for being the best out there to help me out. You deserve all the effort and hardwork. thank you Winifred
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Posted by Shayah | November 8, 2018
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Petition for family member
We consulted with Centers for Immigration about our immigration journey to legal permanent resident and with the knowledge and experience that they have, we hired them for our immigration issues. They were competent in their ability to File our petition and appeared for our interview and also, comunicate relevant information to us in a timely manner. Their services are greatly appreciated and would definitely recommend them to friends and family or anyone I know seeking a professional attorney to represent them in any legal immigration proceeding.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Dr. Martins Imubia had to take on a very difficult case for my husband and was successful. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and great communicatior. He truly has the best interests of his clients. If Dr. Martins takes your case, you can be confident that he’ll do everything he can to win. Besides being an outstanding professional, he and his staff are very nice and easy to talk to. It’s been a pleasure working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
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Well prepared from beginning to end
He was well prepared to begin with my case and double checked before summiting any paperworks. No mistakes and follow up with every process that I need to do. He showed he care cases that he took in to work. I definitely recommend him to others who need his service. Thank you, Ms. M.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director
  • Center for U.S. Immigration Services
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Martins I. Imudia & Associates, APLC
  • 1997 - 2014
  • Managing Director
  • African Chamber of Commerce
  • 1994 - 1997

Education

  • Walden University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2014
  • Tulane University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • Abo Akademi University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • VAWA
  • Approved

Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Immigration Support Award
  • ONP-USA
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Quest Publications
  • Value chain Development
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • African International Bar Conference
  • US Immigration Law
  • 2017
  • UNO Immigration Conference
  • Hope for Dreamers
  • 2015
  • Taking the Right Step
  • Immigration Options
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (8)
Endorse Martins
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Exceptional! Very creative, great work ethic! His unique skills allow him to tackle any immigration matters from family to business immigration with tremendous success."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent, ethical and responsible attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Imudia is a great attorney who has so many years of immigration experience. He has handled numerous complex immigration cases very successfully. I endorse this attorney as a truly expert in US Immigration Laws."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dr. Imudia as being an excellent attorney who advocates for the rights of his clients. He has dedicated his career to advocating for the immigrant community within Florida but nationally and internationally."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Imudia is a trusted member of the legal community, and his contribution is greatly valued."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Other
"A regular contributor on Avvo, Martins I Imudia consistently gives superb advice demonstrating his excellent knowledge of immigration law. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"Excellent and superb immigration attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martins is a fantastic resource for those who wish to gain legal status here in the United States. He is very experienced, and highly adept at explaining and exploring the options available to anyone wishing to seek temporary or even permanent status here in the United States."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an experienced and knowledgeable member of the legal community!"
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Imudia is a well known immigration attorney who fights hard for his cleints and for that i highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martins is a skilled attorney, and a very well qualified practitioner. Were I to need an attorney, I'd sit down with him first."
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