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Ryan Joseph Spickard

Immigration Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   20 reviews

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I am an attorney licensed to practice in Tennessee, in all Immigration Courts in the United States, and in the Western District of Tennessee Federal Court.  I primarily practice immigration law but also practice some probate and family law.  I have extensive experience working with deportation defense, immigrant juveniles, naturalization, family immigration, business immigration, probate guardianships and conservatorships, and business formation and LLC management.  

Licensed for 8 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/19/2022

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Spickard Law PLLC
80 Monroe Ave Ste G6
Memphis, TN, 38103

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Posted by Luis | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer.
He is a great lawyer. Really nice and positive he has been my immigration lawyer for years now. And believe me he does a good job I have no words on how much I could say about him but thank God I came across him definitely a great lawyer. Everyone should hire him for their cases. He will definitely help you out.
Posted by Zamen | June 9, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
The Number 1 Lawyer
I can not even describe how great and outstanding Ryan is as a lawyer! I had appointed a lawyer before him who was just plain awful! The previous lawyer had me lose all trust in lawyers. Then I can across Ryan and from the consultation I was put at ease and knew I can put my full trust in him. And he did not disappoint! In no time he had finished all my paperwork! . Him and Nancy make a fantastic team! Compassionate, professional, and work efficient . If you’re looking for a lawyer he’s the one
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Posted by Javier | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional and the best immigration attorney
Ryan was so kind, professional and always responsive through all the process for my green card application. His experience and knowledge made me feel confident and well prepared for my case. My wife and I were so fortunate to count with Ryan as our attorney and we will definitely come back for future aplications.
Posted by Cristina | February 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional and feels like family.
It was a very heartwarming experience. Apart from being extremely professional and thorough, he was friendly, understanding, comunicative. It made me feel as if I had known him for years. I will definitely come back to his office for a couple of other projects.
Posted by Jessica | January 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ryan is awesome
Ryan is awesome he helped us out with my husband's case he had a 10 year bar and he did a great job our waiver was approved and helped us out with our counselor process as well. Thank you very much for all your help Ryan
Posted by Milos | December 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
On point
Ryan guided me through my divorce process without any problems. Everything was explained properly and in concise way. He was there for any and all questions in timely manner. Thank you.
Posted by Jennifer Ryan | September 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jenny and Leo Gutierrez
I was looking for an immigration attorney to help with my husbands case. The few I talked to couldn’t help me. I finally found Ryan and after we discussed the process, timeline and money it would take to get him here I knew we had found the right attorney. . He was always straightforward with both of us and always stayed in contact with us to let us know what was going on and what to expect. He answered emails fast and professional and his office were amazing to work with. . I would recommend Ryan 100% for any immigration needs.
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Posted by Latoya | May 4, 2021
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Awesome Attorney
This is where I say I wish I had met Ryan from the jump. Ryan is an effective, thorough and amazing attorney. His abilities are far beyond my expectations . Ryan is very knowledgeable abs he communicates with his clients in real time. I recommend Ryan I good faith. Ryan’s deliverables are Immaculate! One thing to remember is that all cases are different and the outcome is never guaranteed. However, having a great attorney with an amazing and positive attitude can increase the likelihood of favorable deliveries.
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Posted by Andrea Barragan | November 12, 2020
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The best immigration attorney
Im so grateful with his office. He did an excellent job. He showed me what was the best way to go trough my immigration process. They are so kind so kind professional. They always were so quick to answer all my questions and his office is available in English and spanish!!! ..
Posted by Loseney A Jabateh | November 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Positive, Professional and Quality Service!
It was a wonderful experience working with Atty. Ryan and his staff Miss. Nancy Cuz! Great Firm! I would recommend to anyone in such of professional service. My wife and I weren't just treated as clients, but family and indeed we felt the value and respect given us. Moreover, the entire process from start to finish was transparent, less stressful, and filled with positivity. I got my green card in time and I have been nothing but impressed with the quality and value of the service provided us at this Firm!! You want quality service: Go there You want reasonable service: Go there You want moderate payment arrangements: Go there Honestly, integrity, professionalism and positivity is the haul mark of this firm!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2019
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Ryan is great to work with!
During our consult, he was very thorough and asked lots of good questions. During the time he represented me, he was easy to get ahold of, and I could tell he worked hard on my behalf. I’m glad I chose to work with Ryan!
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Power of Attorney
Ryan crafted a power of attorney for me and was great to work with. I also referred him a prospect who relayed to me they were very satisfied when they retained him for a personal/sensitive legal matter. I will continue to tell my friends and coworkers about Ryan.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing guy to work with
Ryan is a gem of a person to work with. Ryan had come to my help twice for immigration related matters. I had a complicated immigration case to handle and I requested Ryan's help to send a response for immigration RFE for my OPT in 2018. Ryan took a reasonable flat rate to prepare a response with all the documents that was very convincing to the officers. I got my case approved the next day. Earlier this year in 2019, I again retained Ryan to help with my Green card AOS application and he broke down and explained to me the entire process and what to expect. He is very procedural and gave us a checklist of documents to submit and we did it. He gave me a nice discount because i retained his service for the second time and he quoted us a very reasonable price for his service. The overall process went very smooth and we did not receive any RFE's from USCIS which i am very impressed with and got our interview scheduled in 4 months from the application date. The adjustment interview went very well and Ryan arrived ahead of the schedule and stayed with us the whole time and answered some of the questions that came up on the new public charge rule as well other documents that the officer was looking for. We had our case approved on the spot. Right from the beginning, Ryan gave me the confidence on our case which we liked. Ryan has always been very thoughtful on answering any of our questions and very prompt. I highly recommend Ryan for anyone who is looking for an attorney who is professional and know's his stuff and very nice to work on any immigration related matters.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
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Client
He was very prompt in responding to my questions. Very smooth Naturalization process. I was very pleased.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great at communicating, great at his job, and compassionate
My family member was picked up by ICE right before our interview for Adjustment of Status and I was extremely stressed over the situation and hired Mr. Spickard. He took the case, helped get them get released from custody, and helped obtain a Permanent Resident Card. He and his assistant were AMAZING at communicating with me about the case. They both answered questions patiently even if I had previously asked the questions. They called, left voicemails when they were unable to reach me, and even sent email reminders on paperwork that we should send. He communicated every step of the way and I could tell that he truly cared. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Sherri | August 15, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Ryan Spickard who helped me obtain my Permanent Resident Card. From the time I have been Mr. Ryan’s client, he has always promptly responded to all my calls and emails and was always around to answer any questions I had. I have complete trust and faith in Mr. Ryan, and I truly thank him for everything he has done for me. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Ryan as an Attorney to anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you very much for all support.
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Posted by Shadi | July 10, 2019
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Great job
I enjoy working with Mr. Ryan Spickard. He was very helpful and cooperative. I appreciate his efforts and excellent work on my permanent resident card. Please dont hesitate to hire the attorney Mr. Spickard.
Posted by Cathy | June 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney with a passion for his calling
I retained Ryan as my attorney to handle a claim against another person in a case where I had loaned money and the person did not repay the loan. In my first meeting with Ryan he was very attentive and expressed empathy with my situation. This case required 4 court appointments with going to trial before a judge and Ryan was always prepared and his presentation before the court was professional and respected. He arrived early for each court appointment and communicated with me each with time, location and every detail to prepare me with what to expect. Ryan’s representation in the courtroom was with confidence and professionalism that I know earned the judge’s respect and trust in his ability as an attorney. Ryan won my case and I am grateful to have had him represent me in the court of law. He truly represented me well - he has much compassion and empathy for his clients and a passion for his work. Although I did not like the thought of having to pursue a lawsuit Ryan truly made this experience very pleasurable and encouraged me through this 7 month journey. Thankful to have ended our experience with winning our case. I highly recommend Ryan as an attorney and would definitely use his services again if needed.
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Posted by Kristen | April 12, 2018
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Ryan was a part of our miracle, and we will always be grateful we had him as our gladiator.
Meeting - Ryan Spickard has been the most considerate, trustworthy, and highly motivated lawyer I have ever worked with. I came to him with what seemed like and impossible case. What I liked most about Ryan during our first meeting is he wasn’t trying to convince us to hire him. He listened to all the details of our case, asked many questions, and took notes. He then gave us a break down of all possible outcomes, good and bad. He insured me that he would do everything in his power to pursue the best-case scenario. Before visiting with Ryan, we were turned away by many lawyers because of the negative factors in our case. Initially my husband was applying for cancellation of removal based on his US citizen daughter (not mutual) under another firm. We worked with this firm for two years until they pulled out of our case 3 days before his individual hearing. The reason for the withdrawal was that his US citizen daughter was adopted and not biological disqualifying him for COR. The question of his daughter’s paternity never came up in any of our meetings and we didn’t think it was important, as my husband raised his daughter from birth. We immediately married (in removal proceedings), and began our search for the right lawyer. Ryan’s Proposal: 1) File for a motion to continue so we would have time to prepare our case based on our new situation. 2) File an I-130 to bonify our marriage. 3) My husband would need to attend and complete as many rehabilitation functions as possible. 4) I would need to start seeing a therapist and gather as much evidence of my hardships as possible. 5) After getting the I-30 approval, pursue administrative closure on my husband’s case. We were granted a second motion to continue of 6 months. During this time Ryan guided me through the I-130 and gave me a detailed list of evidence to collect. I fell pregnant in during our case. I became a physical wreck as I am a student in college. How would I make it through college without a husband and raise a child at the same time? I began catastrophizing our entire case. Upon an emotional breakdown, I called Ryan and he was nothing but considerate, and supportive. Due to my stress and anxiety of the impending deportation of my husband I eventually miscarried. I became depressed. Everything was going wrong. I began frantically emailing Ryan with questions. He politely and diligently replied to all of emails and phone calls. Outcome 6 months was quickly approaching and still no response on our I-130. Ryan decided the best thing to do was to prepare a packet to be submitted to the judge. This packet would be used to humanize our case to the judge. The packet included include photos of my husband and I, letters (from us, family, therapist, church), I-30 evidence, and rehabilitation efforts. Still no response from the judge we prepared for the court hearing. Ryan filled me in on all the details of the court the morning of our hearing as has many relationships with the judges, and other members of the court in Memphis. During our hearing the judge asked if our prime relief was the cancellation of removal application in which our lawyer replied it was not. COR is very risky and requires more hardship than 601 cases. The judge however seemed to be in a good mood and asked that we proceed the hearing with the COR application with myself being the qualifying US citizen. Ryan advised that we move forth with the hearing and try our chances. Even the application was denied we could still apply for 601. The only evidence we had was from the packet and testimonies provided by my husband and me. During our testimony he asked many questions that highlighted our hardships. I was amazed by how many details he knew of our case. After the testimonies the judge asked the prosecuting attorney (a prosecuting attorney known for opposing everything) her stance. The prosecuting attorney did not oppose, and the judge granted our application.
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Posted by Sana | December 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
We have used Ryan on different occasions with our families immigration status. He has been very helpful and has done everything in a very professional, accurate and fast! He always has an answer and solution along with being very comforting when things don't go as planned. Over the course he becomes family and takes your case to a personal level and makes every effort to keep you happy! He has an amazing and friendly staff.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner/Attorney
  • Spickard Law PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Darker and Associates PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jamie B. Naini
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Norwood and Atchley
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Miles Mason Family Law Group
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Donald Parish
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Union University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • African Political Asylum Seekers
  • Asylum Approved
  • Asylum for Multiple LGBT Central Americans
  • Asylum Approved
  • Unaccompanied Minor from Honduras Granted Asylum Based on Domestic Abuse
  • Asylum Approved
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Associations

  • Community Legal Center
  • Chair of Advancement Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Community Legal Center
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Community Legal Center
  • Member - Pro Bono Committee
  • 2018 - 2018
  • University of Memphis Moot Court Board
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • University of Memphis Law Review
  • Senior Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Psi Chi
  • Senator
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Champion for Justice
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • 2020
  • 2018 Champion for Justice
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Attorney for Justice Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Recognition as a 2017 Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization
  • 2017
  • Completion of Annual Conference - Removal Defense Track
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Recognition for Pro Bono Work in Memphis Community
  • Community Legal Center
  • 2017
  • Completion of Annual Conference, Business Immigration Track
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Property II
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • 2012
  • Herbert Herff Presidential Law Scholarship
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's Award for Best Legal Memorandum
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • 2011
  • Excellence in Academics - Top Psychology Graduate
  • Union University
  • 2010
  • Academic Leadership Award and Scholarship
  • Union University
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Legal Center - CLE
  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents, An Introduction
  • 2018
  • Public Speaking Engagement
  • Status for Immigrant Juveniles
  • 2017
  • Public Informational Sessions
  • Immigration and Removal Defense
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Ryan is extremely dedicated to his clients and the legal community. He is one of the best attorneys that I have had the privilege of working with!!"
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Ryan!"
General practice Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Spickard is a highly respected attorney amongst his peers and his clients. He is professional both in and out of the courtroom. He advocates intensely for his clients and consistently achieves great results for them. I highly recommend Mr. Spickard."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is highly respected in the Memphis community and is a fierce advocate for all of his immigration clients. He truly cares about his clients and tirelessly works to consistently deliver them outstanding results. I endorse this great attorney without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan has consulted with me on many employment-related immigration cases and I frequently refer court-related matters to him. In our interactions, I have personally observed that he is passionate about his work and truly cares for his clients. I recommend him without reservation!"
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