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John Ashley Broyles

Immigration Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.8   54 reviews

also known as John A. Broyles, John Broyles

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1997
    Active In Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    I assist families nationwide facing complex immigration challenges from removal defense to adjustment of status and consular processing cases, including those needing waivers.

    26 years

  2. Litigation
    I mainly assist foreign nationals facing litigation challenges find the right resource to help them. Whether you are facing a serious personal injury, work place injury, or have been the victim of medical malpractice, I can help you.

    26 years


Immigration Attorney - 18 years in practice

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I handle complex immigration cases involving Family and Employment based immigration matters, waivers of grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence (I-601), prior removal orders (I-212), allegations of fraud/misrepresentation (INA 212(i)) and prior criminal acts (INA 212(h)), as well as 245(i) Adjustment of Status cases.   I also have experience with U-Visas, removal of conditions (I-751) and litigating immigration cases before the Court (Cancellation of Removal, Bond and Detention issues). If you are in pursuit  of a non-immigrant visa such as an E, H, L, P or O visa, or have had a case denied, I am available to help.  I also have a great deal of experience representing University Professors and Researchers, Athletes and persons of Extraordinary Ability pursue their green cards.  Please email me () to determine if we can schedule a free consultation with regard to your immigration matter.


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Broyles, Kight & Ricafort, LLP
8250 Haverstick Road
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN, 46240


4.8 / 5.0
  54 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ruth | November 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ruth Jopson
By FAR the best immigration lawyer we've ever dealt with- and we've dealt with a few! He & his partner are the first lawyers we've consulted who were able to give us options on our complex immigration situation. John listened well, communicated clearly, was clued up and up-to-date on his information. It was clear they've dealt with a wide variety of nationalities and I HIGHLY recommend John & his team to anyone.
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Posted by Rob | April 17, 2015
Great lawyer, fantastic human being!
I went to see Attorney Broyles not too long ago when I had to prepare to respond to immigration following an unsuccessful interview. He’s a great listener; he took his time to follow my very peculiar chain of events and was able to understand and analyze my case. He then engaged me in an open and sincere conversation about what my options were. He patiently responded to all my questions, even the dumb ones, and I thought he was very deliberate in the way he arrived at his decision on the best course of action to pursue. He was very personable overall; great lawyer, fantastic human being!
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Posted by Thet Tin | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally get Green Card with the help of John
Stuck on immigration case for so long with other lawyer.. so I was searching for best immigration Lawyer in Avvo .. found John .. He is one of the best and know what he needed to do and solved my complicated case and finally get my Green Card.. His assistant Luis Navarro also helped me a lot and explained everything thing what I needed to do step by step.. All of the people are really nice from BKR law office and recommended to everyone who really need help with immigration..
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Posted by Eric | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic immigration attorney
My husband and I hired John to guide us through the process of getting my husband’s green card. John is a graduate of the university where I teach, and came highly recommended. My late father was a lawyer, and from him I learned that expert advice was well worth the investment. As usual, my dad was right. John made sure every form was filled out correctly. He promptly answered emails. He told us what we should include (photos, bank statements, etc.) and what we didn’t need. He made sure we knew what to expect at the interview. And he was there with us for it. The interview itself went very smoothly. His fees were reasonable and the peace of mind we had from being in his expert hands, rather than trying to do this on our own, would have been worth much more than we paid. This is the sort of thing you don’t want to risk messing up. Highly, highly recommended.
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Posted by Nate | September 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, quick, and helpful!
My husband and I were referred to John and his firm by an attorney friend to handle my Green Card application. We were both impressed by his thorough knowledge and friendly yet professional manner. The same applied to his staff associates as well. Whenever we had a question, we'd email him and get a response back in 24 hours or less, usually the same day, within a couple of hours. He gave us clear guidance on what supporting materials to include, as well as what to expect at the interview. He was there with us for the interview, but with all our material in such good order, the interviewer had only a few questions for us and told us she was approving my application while we were there. We can't think of any way in which the work he did for us could have been better.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Naturalization consult
He was very responsive and provided the much needed information I was asking for.
Posted by Santhi harmon | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
My previous lawyer failed my case and after months searching for the best lawyer who could help me with my complicated case we finally found John. He’s nice person and didn’t promised us anything but one thing I remembered what he said to us, “ he will do the best for our case” and couple years later he got me approved. Thanks to him and BKR law firm.
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Posted by ByEVega | December 9, 2016
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Wonderful Experience
We have NEVER had an experience working with other attorneys like We have with the Broyles staff!! They are all very polite, efficient, and responsible! We had other experiences and I can say Broyles staff is NOT compared they answer all phone calls, emails in a timely manner!! They all go above and beyond! Our process with the them was just 4 months as long as you have all the required documents they are hands on!! :) thumbs up!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful and information - will be happy to use his services should we proceed with application.
Posted by Anastasia | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney!
John Broyles and his paralegal Sarah Livers worked on my case and provided excellent support, advice and service. They always responded to all my concerns respectfully and patiently. Overall, it has been a great experience and I recommend them to anyone who is need of their services!!!!
Posted by Borahan | May 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
E2 Extention
As an investor and business owner it was very important for me that the application process is fast and hassle-free. John and his team prepared everything perfectly and I received my 2 year extension in a short period of a time. John is very professional and he is really great at what he is doing!
Posted by David | October 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
Visited John to ask about the right way to handle a visa for regular visits to the USA. John spent time listening to my situation and then freely gave advice about the best solution. His advice worked out well and I am most grateful for the direction that he pointed me in. Pleasant to talk with and a credit to the attorney profession.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
On our interview day John had car trouble, and he couldn't find a ride so he went above the call of duty and rode his bike several miles to be at our side. Overall I would recommend John to anyone seeking immigration assistance. His firm was very helpful and the process was smooth from start to finish.
Posted by Hector A | August 20, 2014
One of the best attorney I have worked with.
I would highly recommend attorney John and the entire Broyles Kight & Ricafort Law firm. John is honest and clear from the start. John explained how my case would proceed in detail, he told me things I wanted to hear and of course the difficulties in my case that no one told me before. John devoted much attention to me like no other lawyer had done. Dealing with the Immigration Service can cause stress and fear, but when you're lucky enough to have a good lawyer you feel safer. Thanks John.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
Helpful lawyer
John did a great job in how he handled our case in such a professional manner. His team and him always quickly replied to any questions or concerns we had. He also did a great job prepping us in everything.
Posted by Johan | June 19, 2014
my green card is in!
I was guided by John thru the whole process, he was present at the interview and I truly believe that it was his work that made obtaining my green card possible! Thank you, John!!
Posted by Ibrahim | June 10, 2014
Great immigration lawyer
John and his group of attorneys are trustworthy lawyers. Mr. Broyles allays your fears on first contact. He is clean, personable, and very professional. He does not play delay tactical games to make money out of you. He does not call you unnecessarily and spent minutes or hours on the phone to make profit out of you. He plays the game by its rules. He has helped my family got our green cards within the shortest time possible. Without any hesitation, I will recommend him to any serious client. He is just excellent at what he does. --by IA.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2014
John Broyles Esq. (Passport Issue)
We retained John Broyles when our Grandson was denied a passport. We had supplied all of the required paperwork, including birth and marriage certificates. Nonetheless, they denied the application because they said that an affidavit was required to establish the US Citizenship of our Grandsons Father; a document that the biological Father refused to sign. We then retained John Broyles to try and get this resolved. John re-submitted additional paperwork that clearly showed that our Grandson's Father was a resident of the US. Once again, even though, we met all of the documentation requirements, and then some, they still refused to issue the passport without the Father's affidavit. Most attorneys would have been pretty frustrated at this point, but John suggested that we as his Grandparents submit separate affidavits to the Department of State verifying our Son's presence here in the US. He prepared and provided the affidavits to us for our signatures which he then submitted to the agency together with a cover letter. He also, quite wisely, enlisted the assistance of a Congressman to help move the revised paperwork through the bureaucratic system that was, for no apparent reason, blocking the issuance of our Grandson's passport. Through the efforts of John, his staff, and the Congressman, the passport was eventually issued bringing this bureaucratic-nightmare to a successful conclusion. We highly recommend the services of John Broyles and his knowledgeable staff.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2013
Confiable y con amplia experiencia. Sumamente satisfecha!
Consulté con el abogado John A. Broyles después de haber contratado una abogada pésima. John estuvo atento durante la cita y me explicó a detalle y con profesionalismo la situación con mi caso. Aceptó tomar mi caso, estuvo en contacto conmigo, incluso me acompañó a la cita con USCIS. Me brindó confianza y seguridad. Recomiendo ampliamente a John A. Broyles por su profesionalismo, experiencia y conocimiento en el tema de inmigración
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2013
John and his team are fantastic to work with. They recently handled our Immigration case. John is very knowledgeable about this subject and he demonstrated this throughout the entire time he represented us. From the first meeting to the final interview with US Immigration he explained everything so well, very confident talking about the immigration process and was just very easy to work with. Also responded to any questions I had throughout the process in a very timely fashion. Needless to say our case went through without any issues. I would highly recommend John and his team in the future. If you want a lawyer that knows what he is talking about, you need to look no further.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Broyles Kight & Ricafort, PC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lewis & Kappes, PC
  • 1996 - 2002


  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • DePauw University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations
  • Counsel to Mexican Consulate Indianapolis
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • Indianapolis Chapter Counsel
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Marion County Citizens Police Complaint Board
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rosalie Felton Scholarship
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • 1995
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1981


  • Luis Navarro News Blog - Univision
  • Nuevas Reglas de Inmigracion
  • 2012
  • San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
  • Immigration bills signed amid arrests
  • 2011
  • Fort Wayne Indiana Journal Gazette
  • State needs well-reasoned immigration policy
  • 2008
  • The Banner, Jackson County, Indiana
  • Mexican Consulate sets up in Seymour
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Fundamentals of U.S. Immigration Law
  • 2011
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana
  • ISHCC at Associated Builders and Contractors
  • 2011
  • Immigration Law CLE 2010
  • Grounds of Inadmissibility and Considerations in Representing the Unlawfully Present
  • 2010
  • Year-in-Review
  • Immigration Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse John
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is a dedicated attorney who has more than twenty years of experience in immigration law. What I admire about John is that he can always explain complex issues to clients in a manner that allows them to understand their cases. He constantly goes above and beyond for his clients to ensure he secures the best result for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse John as an Immigration attorney. John has chosen an area of law that demands constant monitoring of the ever-changing Immigration code. He is compassionate and cares for his client's very diverse matters. The Immigrant community of Indianapolis has a great asset in John and Broyles Kight and Ricafort."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for John Broyles for over five years. He is passionate about his work and the community he serves. John is innovative in his approach. He constantly seeks out ways to improve his work product and the service his firm provides. John does everything he can to make a client's stressful immigration case as painless as possible. I highly recommend John Broyles."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Broyles for over a decade. He is well-respected in the legal community and goes the distance for his clients. John is successful in and out of the courtroom. John is honest, bright and considered one of the best in the area of Immigration law throughout the State of Indiana. I strongly recommend John to friends and family."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very talented and passionate attorney in advocating for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
".Our firm has had a longstanding referral relationship with Attorney Broyles, who has capably advised many of our criminal defense clients as to the immigration implications of their individual matters. John is truly an invaluable asset to the immigrant community, a group that is often vulnerable to others seeking wealth at the expense of a community lacking resources and means of reporting corruption. John Broyles, by contrast, has always been the voice of and advocate for the well-being of the Indianapolis immigrant community, and consistently treated his clients with respect, professionalism, and dedication to the resolution of their immigration issues. He is tirelessly committed to seeing that justice serves all and that his clients are informed about their rights, their legal options, and the avenues available to them in the resolution to their cases. One could not ask for a more thorough, ethical, and hard-working colleague than John Broyles."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is the ultimate professional. He provides sound guidance in a prompt and courteous manner. I refer clients to him regularly knowing they are getting the best counsel available."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with John on multiple occasions for mutual clients. I've always found him to be responsive, knowledgeable and -most importantly - accurate in his advice."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know John for 20 years. He is intelligent, organized, trustworthy and a hard worker. He is a natural leader and a great lawyer."
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