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I have been an immigration attorney for more than fifteen years. I worked as both a solo practitioner and as an associate with a large law firm of more than 350 attorneys.  I have also been the head of the Immigration Department at several large corporations. I am experienced in virtually all areas of immigration law including business and family immigration, deportation defense and appeals.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    18 years

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Contact info

Law Office of James D. Mills

2416 Caraway Drive
Venice, FL, 34292-4177

Mills Immigration Law Firm

2416 Caraway Drive
Venice, FL, 34292



PAAdministrative Suspension199804/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supervising Immigration AttorneyCatholic Charities, Diocese of Venice2007 - Present
OwnerMills Immigration Law Firm2002 - Present
AssociateMcElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateAnthony Olson, P.A.2004 - 2006
Senior In-House CounselNet Access Corporation2002 - 2004
Immigration ManagerIndotronix International Corporation2001 - 2002
Immigration Manager/AttorneyCognizant Technology Solutions2000 - 2001
General CounselConstellation Systems, Inc.1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
H-1B ApplicationsAbout a 99% success rate
L-1 ApplicationsNearly 100% Approval
PERM ApplicationsApproximately 98% Certified
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalAlternative Visas2007
ABA Immigration & Naturalization Committee NewsletterAttacking the NTA - Strategies for Apparently Hopeless Cases2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Maryland, University CollegeManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1993
City Colleges of ChicagoAccountingAssociates1992