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Michael Milone Presti

Immigration Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   145 reviews

also known as Miguel

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice area
DEPORTATION DEFENSE, DEFERRED ACTION, VISAS, GREEN CARDS, CITIZENSHIP

Attorney Michael Presti is committed to providing people with honest legal services and strong advocacy for their rights. He has worked with clients from around the world who want to win immigration cases against the government, obtain green cards and visas and gain citizenship. For other clients, Michael has been a driving force for upholding client rights in personal injury and criminal law cases. He has an excellent background in law and extensive experience with negotiation and presenting winning cases in the courtroom.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 7 ...

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Location

The Presti Law Firm, PLLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  145 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bria | May 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wealth of Knowledge is a Phone Call Away
After searching for lawyers I came across another law firm who ended up referring me to The Presti Law Firm. I spoke with Michael and in 15 minutes received more information than I had received in one year of talking with other lawyers about criminal and immigration law as it pertained to my friends case. We are glad to have found a partner in Michael at the Presti Law Firm and would recommend him.
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Posted by Kaylee | April 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer out there!
In October 2018, my husband was detained by ICE outside of Dallas. He had past convictions of DUIs and a drug possession (misdemeanors). There was no chance he would have been able to get bond. After doing a thorough search on google of immigration lawyers in the Dallas area, I came across The Presti Law Firm. The reviews speak for themselves! We were able to set up a consultation the next day. The professionalism and high ethical standards this law firm abides by is top notch! Mr. Presti as well as Mr. Casas handled my husbands case. I was very pleased that they were quick to respond to emails as well as thorough in their responses. We live in Houston, so email was the main way we communicated.Their office secretary, is also very knowledgeable and extremely nice. After months of waiting for his court date before an immigration judge to determine if he would be deported to Mexico or allowed to stay, it finally arrived in early April. Mr. Presti and his team were able to provide the judge with a solid case on why my husband should be allowed to stay in the country. I was beyond ecstatic when the judge ruled that he will be allowed to stay in the United States and the deportation order was canceled. The closing arguments that Mr. Presti gave were spot on and showcased the amount of work he put in with this case. It was not an easy case, but he won! I can't thank this law firm enough! Immigration issues are a scary world to navigate, but Mr. Presti and his team provided my husband and myself with a smooth process.
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Posted by Juan | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Abogado experto
He tenido una gran experiencia con el bufete de abogados Presti. Mi asistente legal Jocelyn ha sido muy útil. Lizeth también hace un gran trabajo y es muy agradable. Michael tiene experiencia y acepta casos difíciles cuando muchos otros abogados no lo hacen.
Posted by Stephane | December 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful
The Presti Law firm has always been helpful i do not hesitate to recommend and my paralegal Jocelyn is always nice and knowledgeable.
Posted by Noe Z. | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
Very good service from the first time we went. They helped us a lot and in a very fast way. Whenever I had questions, they were quick to respond. I will definitely recommend this law firm to my friends and family. Thanks for all the help We are extremely pleased with the assistance we are receiving from the PRESTI Law Firm. The amount of dedication you have given us is greatly appreciated. Our experience with the assistant has been most pleasant. EVERYONE has been very kind, sweet, very knowledgeable and has kept us informed every step of the way. Everything makes you feel very comfortable and that is what is needed when going through a legal process. Thank you very much for his dedication, we will be eternally grateful! The world is a better place with people like you! Thank you for representing me. I surely recommend your name to anyone looking for an experienced immigration attorney. you are the best MICHAEL PRESTI your team is AWESOME. AND AMAZING. THANK YOU Muy buen servicio desde la primera vez que fuimos. Nos ayudaron mucho y de una manera muy rápida. Cada vez que tenía preguntas, respondían rápidamente. Definitivamente recomendaré este bufete de abogados a mis amigos y familiares. Gracias por toda la ayuda Estamos extremadamente satisfechos con la asistencia que estamos recibiendo de la firma de abogados PRESTI. La cantidad de dedicación que nos ha brindado es muy apreciada. Nuestra experiencia con el asistente ha sido de lo más agradable. TODO ha sido muy amable, dulce, muy informado y nos ha mantenido informados en cada paso del camino. Todo te hace sentir muy cómodo y eso es lo que se necesita al pasar por un proceso legal. ¡Muchas gracias por su dedicación, le estaremos eternamente agradecidos! ¡El mundo es un lugar mejor con gente como tú! Gracias por representarme. Seguramente recomiendo su nombre a cualquier persona que esté buscando un abogado de inmigración con experiencia. Eress el mejor MICHAEL PRESTI tu equipo es IMPRESIONANTE. E INCREÍBLE GRACIAS
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true fighter for his client
I had an issue with a tricky situation that needed him to explain me out of the hole i had put myself in. The experience was so smooth. I didn't even have to interview
Posted by Mohammad | April 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Consultation
i have phone consultation with Mr Mike, he is very experience and very knowledgeable, and he takes his time to discuses the case with me, Thanks again !
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend 100% is the best.
First of all Michael is an amazing and a very professional. he is always looking out for the best interest of her clients. knows exactly what Michael is doing as a professional lawyer. very meticulous, preparing my case from the point of fiance'e visa to the Temporary Green Card. Michael sent me the papers which were in order. he prepared me for the interviews twice each time. always answered my question whenever we called. Thank you.
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Posted by kristy rodriguez | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
such excellent service
I recommend Michael, my trusted lawyer and her team for their efficiency and excellence in my status adjustment process which was denied, I am now a resident thanks Michael.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
experts in immigration laws
Excellent Service and Results. Great support staff. We used services of Michael for my mothers naturalization process and we followed the directions that they provided and got the results we expect. Definitely would recommend.
Posted by peggy perez | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Be helpful, very great service.
Michael and team are absolutely fabulous! Everyone is very professional and friendly. They take care of you and treat you as if they are helping a friend. A lot of the process is waiting for immigration and Michael and team does an amazing job. If you choose he like a walk in the park. They eliminate the anxiety and stress away.
Posted by Melissa Trimble | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
My brother could not resolve his immigration issue for years. He tried to hire several immigration lawyers with no result. Luckily someone recommended us this place. He called and woman lawyer gave him detailed instructions what to to do. My brother did what he told him to do - and he is US citizen now. We are very grateful.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm so glad I chose Michael
Michael is an Awesomely Amazing. Excellent Immigration. My wife and I had the benefit of their services during our immigration process. Their preparation was beyond reproach. We are eternally grateful to be connected to such Exceptional individuals. Thank you Michael.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
help with their Visa.
This law firm was extremely helpful, speedy and professional with their work. They helped me obtain a TN visa and working with Michael was the absolute best! I highly recommend this firm for any immigration matter.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
smooth process
I came here almost 3 year’s ago! I kept pushing it off because i suffer from severe anxiety and panic disorder, i literally overthink everything and every worst possible thing that could go wrong! I live in fear of losing my husband over something going wrong. Anyways i finally made the choice to move forward, and hope for the best! I appreciate the follow up calls i got and and the feed back I received, I’m glad i picked this location for my husbands case! Very polite people. Praying this is a smooth process.
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Posted by john alim | March 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Pleasure working with Michael
Michael helped my mom in the process of getting her residence and they do a wonderful job. Love their work. Trust me if you do by any chance what time for lawyers they are worth it. They made sure while we were in. we had everything we needed made sure we were safe. Wonderful work.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael did great.
Michael did my residency process and now he is doing my citizenship. He does a great job and he knows exactly what he is doing. the best in regards to any immigration matter.
Posted by Antonia | March 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had a great experience from Michael
Michael went above and beyond, he had our best interests, fought very hard for our case, never gave up and was always positive and very honest about the process. thank you for your hard work.
Posted by Rosemary | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
incredible experience from beginning to end
Michael and his colleagues were a great team. They helped me get my green card which was stuck for about 3yrs. They were professional ,clear , dedicated. The best immigration office. And would recommend everyone who needs assistance. They make sure your file /case is approved.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm for your immigration
My wife and I went to Michael to file for a marriage based green card. Our case was a little bit complicated and in hindsight, I'm glad we didn't file without an attorney. He is a great lawyer and it was definitely a confidence booster to know he'll represent our case. Everything went well, and now I'm officially a legal permanent resident of the US! Highly recommended!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Presti Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Extern
  • Executive Office For Immigration Review, Immigration Court
  • 2010 - 2010

Education

  • Creighton University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Business Bridge Program
  • 2007
  • Jesuit College Preparatory
  • 2003
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • The State of Texas vs. J--- R---
  • DISMISSED - Possession of Marijuana
  • In the Removal Case of M---, R--- K---
  • GRANTED - Adjustment of Status
  • In the Removal Case of K---, A---
  • GRANTED - Cancellation of Removal
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Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Assocation
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated - Personal Injury; Criminal; Immigration
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated - Personal Injury & Immigration
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2014
  • Community Pillar of Strength Award
  • Missing Children Foundation
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Respondents Rights in Removal Proceedings
  • Appellate Brief
  • 2017
  • Particular Social Group for Guatemalan Women Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Appellate Brief
  • 2016
  • Joint Motions to Terminate
  • Appellate Brief
  • 2013
  • Asylum for South Sudanese Respondent
  • Draft Immigration Judge Decision
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Catholic Charities
  • Pro Bono Attorney Training
  • 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2018
  • University of Texas at Dallas Immigration Forum
  • Immigration Law Topics
  • 2017
  • Talleres De Inmigracion y Bienes Raices
  • Immigration
  • 2017
  • AILA Texas Chapter Spring Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2016
  • Radio 87,7
  • Preguntas Sobre Inmigracion
  • 2015
  • DACA
  • Accion Diferida y Programa de Permiso de Trabajo Para Los Jovenes
  • 2013
  • AILA Fall Texas Chapter Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2013
  • Radio Latina
  • Inmigracion - Preguntas
  • 2012
  • Presentation on Deferred Action
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • AILA Fall Joint Chapter Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
Endorse Michael
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a very knowledgeable attorney that helps his clients navigate the legal worlds of both personal injury and immigration. He is very responsive to his clients, communicates clearly, and not only cares about the legal outcome of his clients' cases, but also their well-being. I would highly recommend Mr. Presti to anyone with the need for an immigration or personal injury attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Presti is extremely knowledgeable about immigration law and provided me great guidance with regard to a case I am handling."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Michael on an immigration case this year. He was professional through the process and it was evident he cared about his client's best interest. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again."
Immigration Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is very knowledgeable about immigration, criminal defense, and personal injury. He helps his clients achieve success every step of the way."
Trucking accident Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael and played football together at Dartmouth College. His work ethic on and off the field was not surpassed. As a lawyer, I have had the opportunity to work with Michael as a friend and colleague. I trust his insight in the law and his ability to successfully advocate for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael since high school and recently reached out to him regarding an immigration issue I encountered while serving as general counsel. I contacted Michael because I know he is a great person. I would contact him again because in addition to being a great person, he was very knowledgable about immigration law and provided great insight and guidance regarding my issue."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Friend
"Michael is an attorney in Dallas, well versed in the areas of immigration, personal injury and criminal law, and is fluent in Spanish. It has been a privilege of mine to know Michael for over a decade and to witness the young professional he has become. His dedication to his clients, professional demeanor and his vast experience in immigration law certainly set him apart from the rest."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an intelligent and compassionate counselor and lawyer. He knows perfect Spanish."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Presti on various immigration matters and must say that I have been very impressed with his skills as an immigration attorney. He is knowledgeable in the law and gives every client his personal attention no matter the complexity of the case."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's an excellent attorney, fierce. He is also a great mentor when I am lost. He works hard for clients and he always works hard to find solutions to even the worst situations with which a client may come through the door."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a knowledgeable and responsive lawyer who really goes the extra mile for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Presti is a smart, hardworking attorney. He is dedicated to his clients and strives to achieve his client's needs and goals."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Empathy is all too often absent, or eventually lost, in our profession. Michael is a rare example of a lawyer who strives to step into the shoes of the people he is representing. I have worked closely with Michael on many immigration matters. His immigration acumen is rivaled only by his compassion. I would send my family members and closest friends to him, without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael embodies the professionalism and ethics of a great lawyer. Michael has a very thorough knowledge about immigration. He is very well versed in the various procedures and practices regarding immigration law. He works very diligently for his clients and always has their best interests at heart. He genuinely cares about his clients. He makes clients well aware of their options and helps them make informed decisions."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is very knowledgeable in immigration law and is absolutely dedicated to his clients. He obtains results many other lawyers think are unattainable."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Friend
"Michael is an excellent attorney who is willing to go the extra mile in representing the interests of his clients. With his ties to the immigrant community he understands how his client's immigration case impacts their life and the lives of those around them. He will tirelessly represent a clients interests to the fullest extent in U.S. immigration law. As a classmate, friend, and college I strongly endorse the skills and expertise of Michael Presti."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He obtains results that amaze through diligent research and documentation."
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