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Stacy Elizabeth Cozart

Immigration Attorney at Independence, OH

5.0   94 reviews

also known as Stacy Cozart Martin


Licensed for 23 years

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I have practiced exclusively in Immigration Law for over twenty-one years and enjoy assisting clients in this area. I focus on business and family immigration throughout the US. Our clients consist of Fortune 500 companies as well as individual families. Our Firm's motto is to be reliable, efficient, and responsive. We understand that the immigration process can be a daunting and stressful time and therefore, take pride in responding to clients concerns quickly. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions/concerns. I look forward to working with you!

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Licensed for 23 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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MJB Immigration- Martin Jolic and Associates, LLC (f/k/a Sharon & Kalnoki, LLC)
6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 250
Independence, OH, 44131

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Stacy received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Pier | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and team
Stacy and Magda handled my green card application. They have been clear in their instructions and fast in responding to any questions at every step. 140 and 485s were approved extremely fast.
Posted by Asadullah | November 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Excellent lawyer with a great paralegal team. My green card approved in less than 4 months.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Stacy is amazing. She took real interest in our AOS and along with her staff made the process so simple. She came with us to the interview. Everyone in the Cleveland field office knows her. I recommend her 100%
Posted by Shade | September 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Stacy Cozart and her team helped me get my Green card approved. Throughout the process, she was readily available, quick to respond to questions or concerns, and was very professional. Magda did great work also. I truly appreciate this team and I highly recommend them!
Posted by Meng | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional work
Stacy is very professional and efficient ! She provided clear guides and presented her professional work performance while helping me throughout the process of my permanent residential card application.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment-based Green card
Stacy and Magda helped me successfully obtain my permanent residency through employment. One thing I truly appreciated working with them is their prompt responsiveness to my questions and concerns. It was also very clear that they are experts in what they do. Although the long immigration process was extremely stressful, I was able to rest assured knowing that Stacy and her team knew to how accurately file the paperwork and provide constructive advice. I highly recommend Stacy and her team!
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Posted by Claudia | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer and team!
Stacy and her team helped me get my Green Card successfully. Every interaction was reassuring, professional, knowledgeable, efficient, provided me with the peace of mind I needed each step of the way. Can't recommend them enough!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Received our PR
Ms. Vlcek is professional, responsive, and wonderful to work with. Highly recommended.
Posted by Sultan | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I worked with Stacy for my permanent residence case, my parents and recently my brother. The experience was great, with little to no any concerns throughout the previous wild couple of COVID years. Special thanks to Magda for her continuous help and support.
Posted by Junsong | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wonderful lawyer
Stacy helped me and my wife got our Green Card successfully. I am grateful to her timely and efficient response, all your diligent and professional work make things move so quickly. Especially, I appreciate that she and Magda are so responsible and so care about my family on this long journey. She definitely derserve 5 star rating
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Posted by sridhar | June 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
five star
great experience with Green card process. it was very smooth process. Stacy and Magda were very professional . Highly recommended.
Posted by S.J. | June 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding experience
Had an outstanding experience with Stacy and Magda throughout the green card process. They are very professional, helpful, extremely knowledgeable and very prompt to answer any questions. I feel very lucky that I found them for my green card process. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Fabian | May 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and knowledgeable
After having worked with Immigration lawyers in various price classes, from LA to NYC (one of which messed up so bad my current visa was cancelled,) I can easily say Stacy and her co-worker Magda are the best we've worked with BY FAR. My wife and I have worked with them for years at this point, and they're always responsive, give great advice, and are also good at reminding you about coming deadlines, documents needing to be submitted etc. and they always fed-ex docs for your records, just in case you don't receive your copy from USCIS etc. Look no further – this the best immigration lawyer you can find as far as I'm concerned.
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Posted by Jose | April 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent dedicated professional
I believe that working on your Greencard is very frustrating and makes you very anxious. I worked with Stacy and her team for my green card and I was just astonished by their commitment and professionalism. They were always there for me, always answering all my questions and doubts. The team is very organized and competent. I highly recommend Stacy and her team for their services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Stacy's office handle all my processes in such an expedited way. She always took the time to explain the details and alternatives in each stage. She was always committed to answering all my questions and doubts. I strongly recommend her services.
Posted by Joyce | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!
When I wanted to get my green card after getting married, my husband and I thought it would be very stressful because of all the stories we had read online. However, Stacy and her legal team did a great job making the entire process stress free by helping us gather the documents and then organizing those documents and preparing the legal forms for us. They also kept us informed of the whole process and were always available to answer any questions that we had. We strongly recommend the attorney Stacy and her team as the best in town!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
quite experienced and nice
She is very experienced and could provide very good clarification or answer to all my questions. Sometimes the question is just here and there for some minor aspects, but she would always responded in details. Also, she could respond to our questions pretty quickly. It always takes less than 1 week and usually 1-2 days then she would reply to any questions I asked.
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Posted by Khoa | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision!
So glad I hired Stacy Cozart and company to help with my K1 and I-485 journey. Her team was very professional and responsive to all of my questions. They were by my side through it all and helped ease any stress associated with the process . Thank you so much Stacy and Magda !!!! Highly recommend this team to assist and take on your next immigration related journey.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid support till the end
Stacy and the team was hired from my employer for my permanent residence applications. Throughout the application process, from the beginning till the end, they were very supportive, and helpful. They were very prompt in answering any questions I had. I really appreciate their outstanding support even when the USCIS was going under huge delays because of COVID.
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Posted by Grace | November 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired attorney
My experience started with a friendly phone consultation. And one of the best parts is that I speak with her personally. She was attentive, thorough, informative, easy to talk to and extremely understanding. She was sure to keep in contact with me at every stage of the case, either by phone or by mail. There was not one question unanswered or decision made regarding my case without a full explanation and my approval. I highly recommend Stacy Cozart !
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • MJB Immigration-Martin Jolic and Associates, LLC (f/k/a Sharon & Kalnoki LLC)
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Margaret Wong & Associates CO LPA
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • John Carroll University
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1996

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee
  • 2022 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Mentor
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Vice-Chair, Pro Bono Committee
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Department of Labor Commitee
  • 2018 - 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Business Immigration Task Force
  • 2017 - 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, 2018 Annual Conference Committee, Business Track
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Ohio Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Pro Bono Commiteee
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Ohio Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Healthcare Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pro-Bono Committee
  • 2010 - 2020
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Ohio Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Ohio Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Super Mentor
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Leadership Academy
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Tier 1 firm in Cleveland for Immigration Law
  • Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” U.S. News & World Report
  • 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2023 in the field of Immigration Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2022
  • 2023 Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2022
  • Tier 1 firm in Cleveland for Immigration Law
  • Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” U.S. News & World Report
  • 2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2020 Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland
  • Best Lawyers®
  • 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the field of Immigration Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • "Best Law Firms" in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers®
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of Immigration Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Immigration Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Immigration Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Achievement as a Pro-Bono Guardian
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio AILA Annual Conference
  • Problem Solving for Mistakes Created by the Government, Your Client and Others
  • 2022
  • Immigration Ohio 2020
  • Dignity in our Immigration Laws & Policies
  • 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter)
  • PERM for Beginners
  • 2019
  • Employer Presentations
  • I-9 Employer Conference
  • 2016
  • AILA National Conference
  • Empowering the Most Vulnerable: The Ethics if Representing Noncitizens Who Lack Capacity
  • 2015
  • Overview of LGBT Legal Rights in Ohio
  • “DOMA and It’s Immigration Consequences”
  • 2014
  • New Lawyer Training
  • Keepin’ It Real: 10 Practical Tips for a Successful Law Practice
  • 2014
  • 2012 Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference
  • The Road to Naturalization and Citizenship: Workshop with the Experts
  • 2012
  • Mentoring Orientation, Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Mentor Training
  • 2010
  • 7th Annual Immigration Law Conference, 2009
  • EB-11, National Interest Waiver and EB-12
  • 2009
  • 2008 New Lawyers Training: Pro-Bono
  • New Lawyer Training
  • 2008
  • 4th Annual Immigration Law Conference
  • Immigrantion Petitions for Physicians
  • 2006
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Updates on H-1B, NIW and EB-11 Petitions
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Stacy
Immigration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacy is an asset to the legal community. Her vast knowledge of immigration law serves not only her clients, but also her pro bono efforts throughout Ohio. She's a dedicated, ethical, and personable attorney who I would recommend without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stacy is an excellent lawyer who truly cares about her clients and works extremely hard to obtain the best outcome possible for them. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly refer potential clients to Stacy because of her expertise in the field of business immigration and experience representing clients before various immigration agencies. I often depend on Stacy for answers and advice to complicated immigration questions. As a fellow member of the immigration bar, I respect Stacy's dedication to improving the profession through pro bono work and leadership in the professional community."
Immigration Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. Stacy is always on top of everything, and is the go to source for Immigration related questions."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse Stacy. She has an amazing command of the law and a common sense application of each client's facts to to the law. Stacy is also a straight shooter. She won't tell a client they're eligible for a benefit when they're not. I've referred cases to her before and will continue to do so in the future. When deciding on an employment or family based immigration attorney, strongly consider hiring Stacy."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stacy is an outstanding business immigration lawyer. In addition to being a hard worker who is always there for her clients, she is extremely ethical and dedicated to her craft. I recommend her services without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Stacy is one of the most experienced, respected, and knowledgeable immigration attorneys around. She is at the top of the field with regard to PERM Labor Certification and Permanent Residency. She is well respected and appreciated by other attorneys and clients. Her efficiency and effectiveness make her an outstanding immigration attorney, whom I enthusiastically recommend."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is ethical, passionate and very intelligent. Stacy has the right personality to balance the needs of the employer and employee and represent the both. She is committed to ethical representation and truly a gem in the community."
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Independence Immigration Lawyer Stacy Elizabeth Cozart
Stacy Elizabeth Cozart
Immigration Attorney
Independence, OH
Licensed for 23 years
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