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Bamidele Opeyemi Adelayo

Criminal defense Attorney at PHOENIX, AZ

5.0   171 reviews

also known as Bami Adelayo

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 13 years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
    Minnesota - MN 16 years
    Illinois - IL 18 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Bamidele

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Practice areas

All of his professional life, Bami has fought injustice or unfairness. He knows what it means to be unfairly targeted or unfairly charged with a crime by authorities. He knows what it feels like to have a family member deported for immigration reasons. Bami brings a unique perspective to the practice of law and to the defense of his clients be it criminal or immigration. This is as a result of his work at the public defender’ and prosecutor’s office.

From the moment he begins your representation, Bami guarantees that he will be personally involved in your case from beginning to end, and that you will always be fully informed of the status of your case.

Looking out for others, and being an aggressive advocate for those in need is his true passion. Let him help. Please call our office today, we are available 24/7.

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Location

ADELAYO LAW FIRM, PLLC
802 N. 5th Avenue
PHOENIX, AZ, 85003

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Reviews

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Posted by Victoria | March 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigrant Visa and DACA
I have been working with Bami and his team for a couple of years now. Bami has helped me reapply for my DACA permit multiple times and has made the process extremely easy. His team is timely and informative! Bami has also helped me apply for my Permanent Residency Immigrant Visa. He was very thorough and made sure to prepare us for every step of the process. He provided great information, guidance, reassurance. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his team! They are all kind and show they really care!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
US Citizenship consulting
Bami and Team are professional throughout my application process. They are responsive and prepared me on what to expect during the each stage. I highly recommend whoever is looking for their immigration needs.
Posted by kayode | February 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
immigration
I highly recommend Adelayo law firm to every immigrant. This law firm is part way to becoming a U.S citizen.
Posted by Irving | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bami help me and my family.
I been working with Bami since the beginning of my Naturalization process, from my DACA to Green card , to my recently acquired Citizenship. My wife and I are very luck to have had Bami on our side. Will be referring him to anybody that asks and to close family in need of representation.
Posted by Javier | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer
Excellent lawyer and excellent person. He is a very prepared lawyer and always speaks with the truth. I am very satisfied with his work.
Posted by Haylee | October 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
Wouldn’t want to have worked with anyone else. Bami was attentive, caring, and genuine. He worked with my husband and I couldn’t have asked for a better representative for us. Hard working is an understatement for Bami and his associates. We appreciate his services and will definitely want to work with him in the future. I highly recommend him and his amazing team!
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Posted by Yago | October 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy and even better lawyer!
I needed help with my USCIS process so I hired Bami and his crew. They were amazing! Bami really listened to my needs and made me feel like my case mattered. His attention to details was exquisite.Even though, I was a little nervous, Bami made sure I was ready and would have everything I would need and more at the time of interview. I’m really glad I found him because good lawyers like him are hard to find! I will definitely keep his number saved, in case I have any other lawyers needs in the future! I would 1000% recommend him!
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Posted by Marilym | September 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
ADELAYO LAW FIRM
I hired Bami Adelayo on the recommendation of a good friend and he didn't disappoint. He handled mu case with utmost professionalism and got me the hoped for outcome in less time than I expected. His law firm is well organized with the staff always making sure to keep me up to date with reminders and pertinent information. Much gratitude for his service. I recommend him without hesitation and plan to hire him again in future.
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Posted by Sammy | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Persistent and honest immigration attorney
In August of 2018, I decided to finally apply for naturalization in hopes of becoming a U.S. citizen. Not being sure where to begin, I figured I'd hire a good immigration attorney to advise and give me direction. After doing thorough lawyer shopping online, I found the Adelayo law office and boy was I glad to find them. Bami Adelayo was very pleasant to work with and his fees were very reasonable. I knew right away that I hired the right office and we started the application process immediately. Throughout my waiting journey, I encountered an unfortunate incident just a couple months before my USCIS interview. I was very worried and mad at myself thinking that it may disqualify my application. I spoke to Bami about my situation and he educated me all the possible outcomes and gave some great suggestions to fulfill for a potential candidate. Although he did give me the heads up that they may disqualify me for lacking "good moral character" and sure enough, USCIS did land on that unfortunate decision. However, I didn't give up and came back to Bami for the next step. We decided to file form N-336 to overcome the grounds for this denial. Our application was approved and we were scheduled for another hearing for a new decision. I'm very proud and happy to say that Bami and I attended this hearing a couple weeks ago and USCIS approved my application. Thanks to Bami and his wonderful team, I am now officially a U.S. citizen.
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Posted by Federico | August 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best option!
I started working with Bami in 2016 after my previous immigration lawyer & his team had failed to properly file my paperwork that caused a lag in my approval letter. Since I have worked with Bami & his team they have been responsive, patient, and have show a grace with me & my family that have put us at ease during very uneasy times. Bami himself has gone out of his way to respond to random emails to put myself or my wife at ease with our process. With how 2020 has played out, the fact that Bami & his team were still able to work effectively even though they were work remote was amazing to see & have the assurance that their level of service would not change. I would refer Bami & his team to anyone who is looking for immigration representation. It will be the best decision you can ever make.
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Posted by Nermin | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Focused on one client at a time!
As we all know the immigration process is long and complicated. You want Adelayo Law Firm In your corner because they are always there for you every step of the way. From the first consultation Bami and his associates knew how to handle my very complicated case. They are even able to explain to an 18 year old, in great detail, every step they were taking. I had many questions over the last 5 years, and I was never left confused or felt my concerns weren’t acknowledged. They were also available to answer my questions by phone, email, or even in person. They always make time for you and I I’m truly amazed by their dedication to me as a client. They go above and beyond your ordinary Law Firm. It’s a bitter sweet moment to be almost done with my immigration process and not working directly with the office.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
The best lawyer ever, handled the situation quickly and effectively. Very knowledgeable, I would recommend 100%. Very kind, he handled everything with confident. I am grateful for what he did.
Posted by Jane | June 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer
I went to Adelayo law firm to apply for Naturalization. I had called to book an appointment and was impressed by the professionalism on the phone. This courtesy was shown to me throughout the process. Attorney Adelayo makes you feel comfortable from the get go and gives you realistic expectations while advocating for your case. He is very knowledgeable in immigration law. He respects his client’s time and is personable. I had Phone calls returned in a timely manner. ( I rarely had to call because they were on top of every new development in my case and got to me as soon as it happened). I would highly recommend using Adelayo Law Firm, don’t waste your time and money on other Law firms that want to collect money and not deliver.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful
He was so helpful! I never had to reach out to him regarding anything, he was always one step ahead of everything. Very supportive and quick to business.
Posted by Shantanu | April 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and friendly immigration service
The Immigration related services of Adelayo Law Firm was highly recommended to my wife and me, by a common friend. And even though Adelayo Law Firm is from a different state from where we live, my wife and I decided to follow-up on our friend’s recommendation and work with Mr. Adelayo in order to apply for my Permanent Resident status. From day one, when we had our first phone consultation, until the day we received my Green Card in the mail, Mr. Adelayo and his team worked closely with us and helped us navigate through this complicated process. The Adelayo Law Firm team was always very professional, friendly, and willing to answer our questions multiple times to make sure that we understood every step of the application process and followed the required guidelines. Mr. Adelayo (Bami) has my highest recommendation for an immigration attorney.
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Posted by Mohammad Kabir | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great service and friendly stuff
Bami is amazing lawyer and his stuff Marlene was very friendly and conscientious about what she does. I would highly recommend him. Bami does exactly what he says upfront to you.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration settlement
This was a case requiring adjustment for settlement - I was quite impressed with how quickly my queries/concerns were dealt with. The level of professional expertise shown throughout by Mr Bami & his team was second to none.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Out of State Driver
Bami and his office staff were fantastic in assisting me while I was an out of state driver. My charges were lowered as Bami stated he would do from the beginning. Bami was easy to reach by phone or email when needed. Highly recommend Adelayo Law!
Posted by Luis | March 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Imigration Services
Thanks to Bami and his team, they work on my case very professional, they review and fix all my documentation and prepare me for interview. Thanks to his team the process was very easy and smooth.
Posted by Brian | January 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience. Knowledgeable and Professional!
Bami Adelayo and his staff are wonderful. Any time I had a question, I got an answer from him immediately. He paid attention to my case in details. I highly recommend you do your business with them!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Adelayo Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Deputy Assistant Public Defender
  • New Jersey Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Washington University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1999
  • Ogun State University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State V. O.C.S
  • Not Guilty on 4 Counts
  • State V. JCHG
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. ADD
  • Case Dismissed at trial
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Associations

  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Yoruba
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2015
  • Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florence Project
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 2016
  • Nigeria 55th Independence Banquet
  • The current status of US immigration Law as it affects African immigrants in Arizona”.
  • 2015
  • Immigration workshop
  • Developments in U.S. Immigration Laws and Policies
  • 2015
  • Immigration Seminar
  • A thru Z of applying and getting your U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visa"
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (26)
Endorse Bamidele
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Adelayo and I used to work together as prosecutors and then against each other when he became a defense attorney. He is an excellent attorney, who showed real compassion for his client's. You are well served by having him work on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"12 years as an attorney, former public defender and also as a former prosecutor is very court experienced. The prosecutors are well aware that he knows what they know. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. His client reviews are the real test of his results and they are stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements by other attorneys are numerous and outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation. If your lucky he might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a respected advocate in the field of criminal defense law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows criminal law! He is very smart."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Bami. He's a terrific advocate for his clients and very knowledgable on the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bami is a highly skilled and compassionate litigator. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Adelayo is a true asset to the the Arizona bar. I am happy to refer clients to him because I know they will be in good hands."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bami is a caring and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bami for several years. We worked together as prosecutors in Illinois and I also had the opportunity to work with him as a defense attorney. Bami was always knowledgeable and aggressive in representing his clients. And if I had an immigration question, Bami was the guy to go to."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bami Adelayo is a caring, experienced, and intelligent lawyer. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Bami on several criminal matters. As such, I can speak directly to his legal intelligence and commitment to his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Bami in Illinois, first as a prosecutor and later as a fellow defense attorney. Bami is a true professional. He is knowledgeable, always prepared, and genuinely cares for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked closely with Bami on several felony cases and he always goes the extra mile to make sure his clients are taken care of."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bamidele knows immigration law and cares about his clients. He works hards and everything he can for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Bami for many years and can easily give him my endorsement. He is a kind and thoughtful person, but also extremely intelligent and hard working. Bami will commit to you as his client and will provide top quality advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bami is a great lawyer and a wonderful human being. He is very diligent in his work and cares very much for his clients. I highly recommend him."
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