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Sonya Anastasia Peterkin

Immigration Attorney at Clermont, FL

4.9   16 reviews

About Sonya

Learn Sonya’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    We have successfully helped individuals to navigate our country's complex immigration process and laws. With Attorney Peterkin, you know you are getting a knowledgeable, honest, and experienced attorney guiding you every step of the way.

    7 years

  2. Family
    10%
    Family Law matters are often very sensitive and emotional. You will need an attorney who will not only stand for you but will also give you the personal attention you need and deserve. At the Law Office of S.A. Peterkin, we value people and approach family law issues with sensitivity and understanding.

    7 years

Sonya Peterkin is a Florida licensed attorney and the Founder and Managing Attorney of the Law Office of S.A. Peterkin. 

 

Sonya Peterkin earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and later earned her Juris Doctorate law degree at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, the Middle District of Florida, South Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Caribbean Bar Association. She is fully licensed to represent clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Court .

Her passion for immigration law originates from her experience as the child of two immigrant parents from the island of Jamaica, and growing up in an immigrant community in South Florida. Due to her experiences, Attorney Peterkin personally relates to immigrants and their families.  She is able to draw from her experiences to provide her clients with legal representation that is honest and personally-tailored to meet the client's needs.  

 

As a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, she has worked with many domestic violence victims in Central Florida to obtain protective orders against their abusers in court. She also provides legal representation in domestic violence related asylum cases and green cards under the Violence Against Women Act. 

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Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sonya

The Law Office of S.A. Peterkin, PLLC
835 7th Street, Suite 7
Clermont, FL, 34711
Sonya Anastasia Peterkin
6810 N State Rd 7
Coconut Creek, FL, 33073
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Matthew | March 1, 2022
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Best immigration lawyer
Attorney Peterkin has handled all my immigration matters, including my application for citizenship successfully . Attorney Peterkin was patient and diligent . She will go the extra mile to help you. I strongly recommend her services:
Posted by Sonya | February 26, 2022
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Best Immigration Attorney
Attorney Peterkin and Staff have been instrumental to keeping my family together. I did my research on her track record and she hasn’t disappointed one bit. Attorney Peterkin was very responsive, insightful, polite, and overall an amazing Attorney. Our circumstance had some complications, all of which were no challenge for this expert Immigration attorney. After filing in August 2021, we were able to get an interview by December. Shortly after, Attorney Peterkin was able to send me confirmation that my husband was approved for his permanent residency card. Best news we could’ve gotten during the holidays! From the initial consultation to our approval notice Attorney Peterkin was very prepared and realistic. My family and I will continue to recommend the Law Office of S.A. Peterkin to all our friends and family for immigration or family law matters.
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Posted by Jordanna | June 7, 2021
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Excellent Attorney for all your Immigration Needs !
Attorney Peterkin was very professional and handled our case well. Even in the midst of this pandemic she was always available to answer any questions my fiancé and I had. My fiancé’s visa was approved and we are very grateful for her help. She kept us informed of the wait times and let us know everything we would need. I recommend attorney Peterkin for all your immigration needs.
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Posted by Halesha | May 12, 2021
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Adjustment of Status
Attorney Peterkin was a pleasure to work with from the initial consultation until the day our case was approved and green card was in hand. She was always very accessible, responsive, and reliable, and was an extremely knowledgeable resource on timelines, procedures, current immigration laws and what to expect from the process from start to finish. She is efficient and timely in preparing the paperwork and forms for every stage of the application and was diligent and thorough in creating a comprehensive case file to ensure we were providing all information necessary for a successful adjudication of our case. Without hesitation i recommend the Law Office of S.A. Peterkin
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Posted by Mandy | March 21, 2021
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The Best Legal Advice I have received in the States
She offered personalized legal advice, tailor-made to my unique circumstances, and ensured a speedy conclusion to the matter. I would highly recommend this Immigration attorney and hope she expands in South Florida
Posted by Kerryann | March 31, 2020
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Great team
She is honest and understanding she listen, pray and then does her research. She makes you feel like family from start to finish. Because she is so diligent, I am caring for a child that is now a legal permanent resident. There seemed to be no hope for him. Because she was able to carry us through the legal process of gaining residency, he now has big dreams. We are grateful to Attorney Peterkin because she listened to us and provided dedicated help!!!!
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Posted by Fu Young | February 5, 2020
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Amazing Lawyer!
The Law Office of S.A Peterkin has your back 100%. From the start of my case to the completion I was greeted kindly and notified about everything going on with my case. With prompt emails I was able to respond to any requests or questions so that my case could run smoothly. The fact that I was outside of the state of Florida was amazing, I did not have to attend any court hearings nor meet up with my Lawyer. I was able to conduct my business over the phone and through Emails, which is perfect for my Job. The pace at which my case was conducted was perfect, from start to finish it was completed in just under two months. The professionalism of my lawyer and her staff was 10 out of 10. Even whenI became a little upset about certain things, i was given sound, calming, educated options and advise so that I could make the right decision on my matter. To me this process was easy and I highly recommend this Law Firm to represent me an any further matter. Thank you so much!!
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Posted by Sandra | July 5, 2018
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Wonderful Experience!
Mrs. Peterkin, was so great throughout my whole experience. She wasn't just my Attorney, but I also felt like she was a friend. I always felt like I could reach out to her if I was having a stressful day and she was always able to put my mind at ease. She is such a great Attorney and just a great person all around. I would recommend her to anyone no matter the situation. Thank you Mrs. Peterkin. You were my Angel at my time of need.
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Posted by Mr.Samsoondar | June 28, 2017
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Sonya Peterkin Immigration Services
Very experienced and very helpful with getting all our needs met with cutting edge information and top class customer service. Sonya helped me get my citizenship. She guided me thru the process and told me what to expect. She filled out my paperwork and helped me solve any issue which might cause a delay in getting my citizenship. I would highly recommend for anyone who would need these services. Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Yash | June 23, 2017
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Consummate Professional
The law office of SA Peterkin are the best!! I went to Sonya for a family law case. Sonya was very attentive and extremely easy to work with. Sonya took a process that was very difficult and turned it into a no hassle experience. I loved the whole website and how easily it was to conduct business and send/receive communications and paperwork through. I would highly recommend the Law Office of S.A. Peterkin for anyone looking for legal representation!
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Posted by keith farmer | February 27, 2017
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Moral, Ethical, and Professional
Attorney Peterkin embodies the professionalism and values of a great attorney. Her ethical and moral standards are warranted and praiseworthy. She has shown great empathy for the plight of her clients by establishing a rapport of understanding, while also creating an atmosphere which emboldens her clients to seek a just result for their cause. She has strongly held to her beliefs and the rules of professional conduct through a tumultuous period and shows great respect as evidenced by her reputation in the legal community and the satisfaction rating of her clients.
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Posted by Claribel | February 15, 2017
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Individualized, Personalized Legal Services!
Attorney Peterkin is not only knowledgeable, but she is a zealous advocate for each of her clients. She is also empathetic and accessible. I highly recommend Attorney Peterkin!
Posted by Tyrone | May 10, 2016
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Phenomenal lawyer
Sonya is very proficient & professional courteous all about the client's needs and wants very punctual. She really assisted me in my family law situation resolved the matter and I'm super happy I would recommend her for anyone who needs law assistance
Posted by sonya | April 30, 2016
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Excellent
Working with Attorney Sonya Peterkin was a wonderful experience she was very prompt with addressing all concerns that I had. She was very friendly and professional, I was confident with my decision to have her assist me with my legal matters
Posted by Marlon | April 29, 2016
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Friendly and personal customer service
Sonya Peterkin was very friendly in her dealings with us. She also went the extra mile to make sure we got all the information that we needed. Always available to answer our questions, she showed kindness in her professionalism. We would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of the services that she provides.
Response from Sonya Peterkin April 29, 2016
Thank you.
Posted by Gaby | May 8, 2017
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Immigration
Sonya helped me get my citizenship status. She guided me thru the process and told me what to expect. She filled out my paperwork and helped me solve any issue which might cause a delay in getting my citizenship. I knew all the forms I needed to bring to my interviews. Helped prepare me for my interviews and made the process as painless as can be. Thank you for your help.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • The Law Office of S.A. Peterkin, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Research Assistant to Law Professor and Author
  • Famu College Of Law
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Harbor House of Central Florida
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Independent Legal Intern
  • The Law Office of Suzanne E. Vazquez, PA
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Bachelors
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Post-Deportation Order Relief
  • Client was granted an Order of Supervision for a period of one year and allowed to apply for work authorization.

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Florida)
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Caribbean Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Certified Domestic Violence Advocate
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Ten Immigration Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association CFC 34th Annual Immigration Conference
  • Marriage, Separation, and the I-751 Dealing with Difficult Issues
  • 2020
  • Stand Up For Survivor Annual Banquet
  • Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2019
  • Practicing Immigration Attorney Panel
  • Working With Immigrant Communities
  • 2019
  • Legacy of Greatness
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2018
  • Immigration Discussion
  • ICE Arrests and Detention
  • 2017
  • WOKB Back 2 Basics Radio Show
  • New Trump Immigration Policies
  • 2017
  • Guest Speaker on GospeLIVE365 Radio
  • Naturalization Discussion
  • 2016
  • Guest Speaker on WOKB 1680 AM
  • Naturalization Discussion
  • 2016
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (26)
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with her and the past and would work with her in the future!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peterkin is a very knowledgeable attorney and a fantastic advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Other
"Immigration law is very complex. Understanding the intersection between immigration law and domestic violence takes someone that focuses on it and is passionate to help people in those situations."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Sonya for many years and believe she is a wonderful advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sonya is a true advocate for her clients. She works diligently to achieve results for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peterkin is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonya has been a role model for me since my time in law school. Attorney Sonya Peterkin serves the community in both immigration and family law matters with a passion for justice. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Peterkin is passionate about helping people. Her commitment to the area of immigration is impressive."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I do not do immigration law myself so I am happy to confidently refer my clients to her for their immigration law needs."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Peterkin is knowledgeable and passionate about her clients' cases."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonya is a passionate advocate for her clients! Her hard work and dedication are a testimony to the many immigrants she has helped in our community!"
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very happy to endorse this attorney. Ms. Peterkin is dedicated to helping her clients and works hard to achieve the best possible result for them. In addition, she is personable and professional. I do not hesitate to endorse Ms. Peterkin!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonya is a passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable immigration and family law attorney. She's personable and would be a valuable asset to have on your side."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sonya is a very hardworking lawyer, who spends time educating and advocating in the community. Sonya cares about her clients, and will do whatever it takes, to make her clients happy."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on her contributions in the Avvo forums and the personal recommendation of my law partner."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Peterkin is a bright, caring, and diligent attorney, who is committed to putting in the effort to get the best possible outcome for her clients. I endorse her without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has experience in the field."
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