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Alicia Marie Heflin

Immigration Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   139 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Alicia

Learn Alicia’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    Removal defense, family based adjustment and consular processing including waiver applications, naturalization matters, deferred action & prosecutorial discretion requests, District Court actions, and appellate matters before the AAO, BIA, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    15 years, 1,700 cases

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I am an Arizona native, raised in southeastern Arizona where immigration issues have been a hot topic for many years. While working as a paralegal in in various legal areas, including criminal and family law, I took an interest in immigration law. In 2006, while attending law school, I started working in a immigration firm and I quickly realized that I wanted to use my legal skills and knowledge to help individuals navigate our complicated immigration system and be an advocate for those who want to call our great nation “home.”

I have been assisting individuals in the Phoenix area with their immigration applications, petitions, cases, and appeals since 2006.

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Location

Heflin Law, PLC
3003 N Central Ave, Suite 2611
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Alejandro | July 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Change of immigration status
Very professional and efficient. We get our application authorized in a short time and we knew what was going on at every step
Posted by Jeniffer | June 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
100% recommend
I would recommend Alicia every time! She helped my husband and I and was there every step of the way. She was always quick to answer all the questions I had and made me feel confident with the whole process. She also helped with my parents case and even though we hit a small bump in the case she reassured us everything would be okay and she handled all of it perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better immigration lawyer for our needs.
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Posted by Wuttipong | June 19, 2024
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Best immigration lawyer
Ms. Heflin assisted me with my petition and adjustment of status. Her exceptional service exceeded my expectations. She demonstrated extensive knowledge and professionalism, promptly addressing all my inquiries. I highly recommend her for any immigration-related matters.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and smooth process
My wife and I consulted and hired Alicia for my green petition process through marriage. She took her time to listen actively and explained what we needed to do. Alicia guided us and made the process very smooth for us. She was very professional and responded to our messages/emails on time and even on weekends. Alicia was very honest and kind to us throughout the whole process until I got my green card. I highly recommend her for your immigration process.
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Posted by Charlotte | June 16, 2024
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Best immigration lawyer in town! Friendly, knowledgeable and patient!
The best immigration lawyer in town! We have called a bunch of immigration lawyers for consultations before deciding which one to go with. Alicia stood out as the most approachable. We knew the whole process was going to be complicated and stressful, so friendliness and patience were something we really valued. We knew it was going to be a great experience from the first time we talked to Alicia in person. She is very knowledgeable, let us know everything we needed to know. She also let us know things that we wouldn’t have known otherwise that could have jeopardized our applications. We thought about going through the process on our own, but the first session alone, we were already fully convinced, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without our amazing lawyer Alicia. Alicia keeps exceeding our expectations. She always replies to our emails right away no matter what time during the week or day it is. She is detail oriented. She made us feel like, with her help, everything is going to be okay. Again, Alicia is AMAZING. Great person, great lawyer! We would not have been able to get where we need to without her help. She never made our questions sound stupid. She’s patient with our questions (we had A LOT of questions). She’s patient with the process. The mountain of paperwork stressed us out but Alicia took care of EVERYTHING. She made a questionnaire that’s easy for us to understand to fill out and used that to fill in all the forms for us. 100/10 would recommend Alicia to anyone who’s looking for legal assistance. Thank you Alicia for everything you’ve done for us. :)
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
BEST IMMIGRATION Lawyer
Alicia .H has been an amazing lawyer since day one. Her years of expertise and wisdom has made the process very easy and stress free for my husband and I. While working with her, she was professional, patient, gave clear direction, and is very down to earth. ALICIA, I cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done for us!
Posted by Jose | June 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Excellent service and communication. Very devoted. Very sincere and hardworking.
Posted by Summer | August 31, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
FANTASTIC!!! And nice personality
I was calling Alicia Heflin to ask about a re-entry permit. I left a voicemail and then decided to use their system of sending in a written message. Before I could finish writing out the explanation of why I needed help, Alicia had already called me!!! In 5 minutes she put my mind at ease and did not charge me. Should I EVER need an immigration lawyer, I will definitely use her and I will recommend her whenever and wherever I can. This is one happy Canadian (soon to be an American). Summer R
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Posted by Mariela | April 6, 2022
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Love love love Alicia
Well, where to begin? Alicia helped me with two different cases. Both cases were successful. One was a DACA and the other case was permanent residence. She was very helpful and communication was always clear. Whenever I had a question (there were a lot) she was quick to respond. Alicia was super nice and understanding about my worries and was great at calming me down. She guided me through each process. I could not be any happier with the results. She is 100% recommended.
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Posted by Angelica A | April 6, 2022
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Excellent lawyer, highly recommended !
Hello, I highly recommend Alicia as a lawyer . Since day one she had a lot of attention with us and any questions we had she quickly replied . She is very organized, efficient, profesional and any update in our case she let us know right away.
Posted by Denise | February 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Alicia handled our case perfectly and gave us realistic timelines
My husband and I hired Alicia to help adjust my status as a dreamer to a LPR. She came all recommended by friends of my husbands family. She took the time to explain the process to us. She would answer any questions we had at any time of day! When my interview day came I was well prepared and everything went smoothly as she mentioned! I’m back in NC now we are just so grateful for Alicia and having come across her name!
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Posted by Cristina | February 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
A friend recommended Alicia to obtain permanent residency for my husband and from Day one Alicia made me feel very comfortable. She is great attorney in every aspect of the word. She was communitive, respectful, easy to work with and most of honest. I loved the way she handled our case from beginning to end. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney.
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Posted by Jim | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Immigration Lawyer for my K-3 visa
She is an amazing immigration Lawyer! I went to her for a free consultation in deciding between a K-1 and K-3 visa. I was sold from that meeting and hired her to help me get a K-3 Visa for my current wife from Brazil. She explained the entire process to me. She handled all of the immigration paperwork from the beginning to the end of the process. Even now after I we are in the U.S. she has followed up and checked on us. You will be smart to use her for any of your immigration needs. She answers emails very fast (usually within an hour) and is not bothered with many questions. One of my friends is working through the same process without a lawyer and it has been a nightmare for him (and his wife is not in the U.S. yet). I give her my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Martina | April 13, 2021
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Thank you
Alicia is the best of all...I wouldn't be where I am at without her helping me with the process from the start till the end...Very patient, sweet,always focusing on you and your case... Very knowledgeable and always explained every step of the way.... If anyone needs immigration lawyer Alicia is the one and only!!! Thank you for helping me to make my dream come true.... to become a US citizen
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Posted by Tim and Rose | January 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely fantastic
Ms Heflin helped us with our immigration case, from our first visa application through to our LPR/AoS approval. She was extremely knowledgeable, but most importantly was available for questions and to reassure us any time we needed it. We could have done our case without an attorney, but having Alicia available to catch paperwork when we were out of the country for our visa application was invaluable. Knowing that she would get any case updates and be able to respond if necessary was definitely a contributor to our being able to sleep at night while we waited for our visa application to go through. Alicia was also able to provide a tremendous amount of comfort while we waited for updates during the infamous USCIS Plague shutdowns of 2020. Our LPR interview ended somewhat ambiguously, and Alicia was able to communicate the real situation and reassure us; if we hadn't had her, we would have been far more anxious. Our AoS approval came three days later, just as she predicted. We aren't done yet, we still have a removal of conditions and a naturalization application to do. We will absolutely be working with Ms Heflin again for those applications. And we have, and will continue to recommend her to anyone we speak to who needs an immigration atty, whether they know it or not.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
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Truly Amazing !!!
Alicia Heflin was my lawyer for the past 2 years. When we met I was in a very difficult and dark time in my live. I could write the usual "how professional and personable" she was, but that wouldn't just give justice what she has done for me! In short, she single hand-handedly changed the course of my life. Her dedication, perseverance and unbelievable long hours of work she invested in my case, paid dividends. Not only did she managed to win, unwinnable (in my humble opinion) case, but she did it seemingly effortless. She not only gave me the gift of freedom in my personal life, but most importantly renew my faith in a fact that, there are decent and caring people out there! I fear that, these few words on this digital canvas, are just not enough to express my gratitude and appreciation for what you did for me Alicia! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless!!!
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Posted by Talita | January 13, 2021
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Hands down the best lawyer :)
I couldn’t be happier on hiring Alicia to help me out twice. I had a few issues with immigration and I was working with a lawyer previously that only made things worse. After so many frustrations I decided to look for a new lawyer and I’m so glad I found her. Alicia is hands down the best in the industry, she worked her magic and I was no longer frustrated and everything went smooth with no issues. I hired her again to help me out with my citizenship after 4 years and again, she’s just the best. If you need any help, don’t hesitate and hire her, you won’t regret, you will be in great hands. A million thanks Alicia, I’m forever thankful for you and I’ll forever recommend you to anyone needing help.
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Posted by Sevtap | January 12, 2021
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She is the best!
If you are looking for a great immigration lawyer- please no further! Alicia is truly amazing. Not she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration field. Besides being an outstanding professional she is also has very nice personality. She is always available via email or phone, answers all questions in details. She will not collect your money and forget about your case.She will be in touch, guiding your thru the whole process until full success.I am very glad I chose Alicia as my lawyer and highly recommend to use her service if you need help in your immigration process.
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Posted by Fumie | January 11, 2021
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A Passionate and Professional Lawyer
I really enjoyed having Alicia as our lawyer. She is compassionate and hard working. I loved her voice while talking or being in person. She gave me so much positive energy!! I recommend Alicia 100% and if I ever have a chance to hire her again, I would never hesitate.
Posted by Rima | January 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney in town!
Alicia is a great attorney - she helped my fiance and I with his immigration process. She is very personable, professional and effecient. She made the whole immigration process painless for us. Thanks a ton Alicia !!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Alicia M. Heflin, PLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Immigration Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Immigration Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Office Manager/Paralegal
  • Bays Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2006
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Education

  • Phoenix School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LPR Cancellation of Removal
  • Granted
  • DACA Advanced Parole, Adjustment before USCIS
  • Granted
  • N336 Appeal with Criminal Convictions
  • Granted
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Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Arizona chapter)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2024
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best Oral Appellate Advocate
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future Award: TORTS II
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future Award: CONTRACTS II
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future Award: LAWYERING PROCESS II
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2006
  • Best Overall Appellate Advocate
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Immigration Law
  • 2024
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Identifying Severe Forms of Human Trafficking: Intersection Cases
  • 2024
  • USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign – Flaws in Design and Transparency
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • Trial Skills: Using Direct, Cross, and Redirect Skills to Win Cases
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • Trial Skills: Using Constitutional Law to Your Advantage in Immigration Court
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • The Biden Administration’s Changes in Humanitarian, Removal, and Family Immigration: “Where Are We Now?”
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • Removal Defense Litigation Update: Cliff’s Notes on New Case Law
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • Dealing with Consular Interview Delays, INA §221(g) Letters, and Administrative Processing: “What’s the Delay?”
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • Creative Humanitarian Options: Using All the Tools in the Toolbox
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • AC23 — Joint Representation and Conflicts of Interest: What to Do When Your Clients Break Up
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • AC23 — I Think My Client Lied: Ethical and Practical Obligations in Immigration Court
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • AC23 — Dual Representation of Spouses and Ethical Pitfalls
  • Immigration Law
  • 2023
  • Federal Law and Agency Action
  • Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • Civics and Federal Government
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (52)
Given (63)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alicia has a true understanding of the latest immigration laws. It seems that there is continual change in the laws and enforcement of the laws relating to immigration. Alicia is always one step ahead of other attorneys and is able to share her knowledge with her clients in a way they can understand it."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"I have known Alicia since we attended law school together. Alicia was at the top of the class. She is incredibly intelligent, down-to-earth and has an excellent reputation in the immigration practice area. I highly recommend her!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Heflin, a bright legal mind and a true expert in the field of Immigration."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Heflin is a well-respected lawyer and a valuable asset to this community. Her continuing dedication to the law and her clients is admirable."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Heflin has provided clear legal answers to questions posted on AVVO. Her political science background also affords her an understanding of the policy issues behind her practice, besides simply understanding the law. I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Heflin's responses to complicated legal matters. Her thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that she has the utmost knowledge of Immigration law and is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is a great asset to the immigration bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Heflin's reputation proceeds her in the legal community. She is an exemplar of excellence and determination for her clients. If I were in need of an attorney, I'd strongly consider this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alicia is a very experienced and professional attorney. I have handled many cases with Alicia and she is very knowledgeable when it comes to immigration cases. I highly recommend her."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Other
"Immigration law is complex and time sensitive. The relationship between client and attorney are generally long term - a personable and likable attorney is important. Clients are generally life long. Ms. Heflin takes the time to explain the process to her clients but more importantly, she strives to make the process easier for you. Highly recommended."
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Phoenix Immigration Lawyer Alicia Marie Heflin
Alicia Marie Heflin
Immigration Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available