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About me

The primary focus of my professional career is the practice of U.S. Immigration Law. What can I do for YOU? It is my goal to smoothly secure the most appropriate type of visa or other immigration benefit that best suits my client's individual need. Promoting my client's understanding of the various types of visas and the manner in which they can be most appropriately utilized is crucial to me.

Having been practicing U.S. immigration law nearly exclusively since August 2003 and being a registered member of AILA, I am experienced and well-trained in U.S. Immigration matters and am competent to answer your questions and handle your immigration situation.


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How am I qualified?

I obtained my license as a lawyer in April 2002, becoming a fully licensed and accredited attorney in Florida, eligible to practice in the highest court of the State of Florida, as well as within the entire federal domain of U.S. Immigration Law, including its agencies.

Consequently, I can represent you or your company worldwide, no matter where you are located. My immigration practice involves virtually all offices of USCIS in the United States, as well as many Embassies and Consulates of the United States across the globe.

Whom do I represent?

The bulk of my cases revolve primarily around business immigration, assisting clients from the world over with working in the United States on various types of business- or employment-based visas. (visas and green cards)

As an experienced immigration attorney, my cases revolve primarily around business immigration, assisting clients from the world over with working in the United States on various types of business- or employment-based visas.

My immigration law practice is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area. My practice focuses heavily on:

    •        business owners,
    •        entrepreneurs,
    •        investors,
    •        managers,
    •        executives,
    •        scientists,
    •        researchers,
    •        academics,
    •        degreed professionals,
    •        specialized workers,
    •        inventors,
    •        artists,
    •        musical performers, and
    •        athletes, to name a few.

I also frequently represent:

    •        casual would-be visitors and prospective tourists to the United States,
    •        foreign/international students,
    •        interns, trainees, exchange visitors, and
    •        short-term business visitors.


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I offer discounted legal fees to non-profit organizations. Read about my fee structure.

While my practice originates from the greater metropolitan area of Tampa Bay, Florida, I represent clients (individuals and businesses) worldwide.

As a unique feature of my practice, I offer in-house or on-site consultations throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

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Keep up with developments in U.S. Immigration Law by subscribing to my immigration blog and/or Lawfirm Facebook page.


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Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    13 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 5%
    13 years, 100 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Marshall C Deason Jr.

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Contact info

Law Offices of Steven A. Culbreath, PA

Plaza Tower, 111 - 2nd Avenue N.E.
Suite 900
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701

On-Site Consultations Available

Over a decade of proven results.
Make Living and Working in the United States YOUR reality.
Pinellas County, FL



FLMember in Good Standing200206/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ProBono Service AwardWilliam Blews, Stetson Univ. College of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Petersburg College2014 - Present
Partner / Sole PractitionerSteven A. Culbreath, PA2004 - Present
Realtor© AssociateColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage2015 - 2015
Associate AttorneyJaensch Immigration Law Firm2003 - 2008
Asst. State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney -- 12th Jud.Cir.2003 - 2003
Various Clerking/Internship PositionsVarious Law Firms2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of RealtorsMember2014 - Present
National Association of RealtorsMember2014 - Present
Florida Division of Real EstateSales Associate2014 - Present
Better Business BureauA+ Rating2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida chapter)Member2006 - Present
Florida Notary PublicN/A2004 - Present
St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Assoc.Member2002 - Present
St. Petersburg RainmakersMember2011 - 2012
Indo-US Chamber of Commerce (Tampa)Member2007 - 2008
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - 2010
German-American Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chief Executive Officer (L-1 ext.)Approved
Restaurant Purchase (E-2)Approved
IT Company Start-up (L-1)Approved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar NewsThe more Bees, the Better2016
Amazon.comComprehensive Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law (2016 Ed.)2016 (online)A Victory for Transparency? EB-5 Visa Attorneys Comment on the Release of Adjudicator Training Materials2011
The Consular Posts BookGuidelines to Consular Processing in FRANKFURT , Germany2009
Florida Sun MagazineIn German.2008
Siete Dias - Spanish NewspaperUpdate on Immigration Reform in light of upcoming elections2008
German-American Florida Pages (2008)Comparison of different ways to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence2008
Florida Sun MagazineIn German.2007
Florida Sun MagazineIn German.2007
Florida Sun MagazineIn German.2006
Florida Sun MagazineIn German.2004
ezinearticles.comMisc Immigration ArticlesN/A
Florida Sun Magazin (German)Various ArticlesN/A
Blog (ongoing)Immigration Law ConnectionN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJuris Doctor / Dr.iur.2000
University of South FloridaPolitical Science & International StudiesB.A. cum laude1998
Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium (Germany)Secondary EducationAbitur1994
University of South FloridaBusiness AdministrationMBAN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar Series -- Germany 2013Immigration Options for Managers, Executives, Entrepreneurs and Investors2013
Webinars (ongoing)Business Immigration Options2011
International Real Estate PanelImmigration Issues of Int'l Home Buyers2009
International Council Update on Immigration Issues for RealtorsImmigration Issues for Realtors2009
Update on U.S. Immigration LawUpdate on U.S. Immigration Law2008
United Kingdom Real Estate Investment Options MissionInvestment options for would-be immigrants2007