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Fernando Perez III

About me

As someone who immigrated to  the United States, I know about  the needs and struggles of immigrants. Unlike many other immigration lawyers, my office represents clients in all areas of Immigration Law.   In addition to being Board Certified by the Florida Bar, as a Business Lawyer and former Prosecutor, I bring a depth of knowldege to cases involving business/investment immigration and to cases involving criminal convictions that many immigration lawyers do not possess.

As a result of my expertise and specialization in immigration matters, I am a frequent speaker at law conferences, I am often consulted by the media, and appear on Fox and Univision as a commentator on matters involving Immigration Law.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Martin John Hernandez

    I proudly endorse this lawyer. For nearly 20 years, our firm has been referring Mr. Perez immigration cases. He is well-versed and knowledgeable. Many lawyers say they handle immigration cases, but they quite often do not deliver. This is the lawyer you need. Cuado tu necesitas un abogado para immigracion, este es el abogado que tu tienes que llamar.


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  • Neil F. Lewis

    Fernando Perez is one of the best immigration attorneys in Florida.


    Neil Lewis Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Perez & Associates

1303 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL, 33607-5310


FLMember in Good Standing198206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Tampa Bay's Top LawyersTampa Bay Magazine2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2015
International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2015
Florida Super Lawyer in Specialty of Immigration LawFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Attorneys in FloridaWall Street Journal2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPerez & Associates1998 - Present
PartnerAnderson & Orcutt1996 - 1998
Managing PartnerFernando Perez III, P.A.1992 - 1996
PartnerFotopulos Spridgeon & Perez, P.A.1987 - 1992
AttorneyLima & Elliott1983 - 1987
Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County Office of the State Attorney1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
British American Business Council of TampaDirectorN/A
Hispanic Business InstituteDirector1995 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida ChapterPast President1989 - 1990
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1989 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Treaty Visas: Mastering the Hard To Prove Cases2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Treaty Visas: Did You Know That...2004
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Treaty Visas in the Post-September 11 World2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Treaty Visas2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Georgetown UniversityForeign ServiceBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
26th Annual Immigration Law ConferenceO & P Visas (Advanced Track)2014
25th Annual Immigration Law ConferenceTalk to the Experts: Removal and Post-Conviction Relief2013
2008 Annual Conference on Immigration LawNaturalization2008
Current Issues in Labor and Employment LawImmigration Law Update for Employers2006
26th Annual Immigration Law UpdateThe L and E Visa Categories: Mastering the Hard To Prove Cases2005
25th Annual Immigration Law UpdateIntracompany Transferees and Treaty Traders/Investors2004
24th Annual Immigration Law UpdateIntracompany Transferees and Treaty Traders/Investors2003
22nd Annual Immigration Law UpdateIntracompany Transferees and Treaty Traders/Investors2001