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Alicia Marie Heflin

Immigration Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   131 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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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

    13 years, 600 cases

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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Licensed for 14 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/18/2022

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Alicia received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Mariela | April 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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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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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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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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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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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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 !!!
Posted by Leila | January 11, 2021
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Attentive and always present knowledgeable immigration attorny
We are very grateful for Alicia's help with the change of immigration status for our marriage green card. She was always on top of everything, had abundant knowledge, and always emailed back within hours of any questions I had. We were very lucky to have her guidance during this stressful process.
Posted by Paul & Fumie H | January 11, 2021
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An awesome immigration attorney
My wife and I have enjoyed having Mrs. Heflin operate on our behalf. We highly recommend her for your immigration needs! Mrs. Heflin is hard working amd extremely responsive, more than just that, she is very passionate about what she does, this is more than just her business. A++ Service
Posted by Hector & Dulce | January 11, 2021
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Citizenship Path Success! (Rehire)
Alicia is attentive and explains things in terms that are easy to understand and follow. Based on on previous positive experience with her we rehired her to assist us with our Naturalization path. With volatility in the immigration processes it gave us tremendous peace of mind having Alicia by our side. I continue to refer her services and would rehire her again.
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Posted by Syed | January 10, 2021
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Journey from K1 visa to Citizenship
Alicia is great, very responsive and thorough with answers to every question. She never rushed our meetings and was very informative throughout the process. I’d highly recommend Alicia and would hire her again for any immigration services.
Posted by Saleh Ahmed | January 10, 2021
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Great Immigration Lawyer In Arizona
I have never met any experienced and caring lawyer in my life. She was really helpful and knew exactly how to help me and resolve my immigration issue in a timely manner. Thank you Ms. Heflin for all your help and assistance
Posted by Veronica | January 10, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
Alicia is very professional, super efficient. She is very knowledgeable on immigration law. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2021
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Phenomenal
Gets it done quickly and professionally. Prices are reasonable compared with other firms. She is also very personable and a joy to work with. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Dan | February 7, 2020
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Green Card Experience
I am a Canadian Citizen, I have been in and out of the US for 40 years living here out of status since 1999. Married to a US Citizen. I have been trying since 2004 to attain a green card and have encountered many Hurdles. Most of the hurdles were from my lack of knowledge of the law and the advice I was getting from the previous lawyers I had consulted with or hired. During this last attempt I had interview 3 lawyers. The first 2 the options were the same as previous so I could expect the same outcome. My wife and I then had a meeting with Alicia. As soon as we met here and walked into her office both my wife and I just sensed that this person was the right one to handle our case. Alicia's energy and passion, as well as the most complete knowledge of the immigration law of any of the lawyers that we have dealt with gave us the confidence to have here represent and file our case. All throughout the process Alicia was very responsive, encouraging and instilled in us a confidence that we were on the right path. My wife and I questioned all the what if's. Alicia;s response was always we will do this or we will go in this direction. She was always confident in herself and her knowledge of the law, this in turn made us feel very at ease with the process We had a pre interview consultation the last step in the process to get your green card, Meeting with her was very relaxing she completely resolved all the issues we could think of and felt very confident about going to our interview. During this conference I noticed the file that she had prepared for us and sent into the USCIS for our application. In that file was a litany of previous rulings and hand written notes describing why we should be approved, I had not realized until now how much was put into our filing, I was very impressed and grateful for having Alicia represent us. Interview day, Alicia was there waiting for us, she had another client there as well and scheduled at the same time, she went in and got things arranged with Officers so that we were both properly represented by her. During our interview the beginning was a little flustering with questions, she stepped in and completely diffused the whole situation. After her intervention the tone of the interview completely switched to enjoyable and with a successful conclusion. After 30 years I now have legal permanent status in the country the I love. My wife and I can full heartedly recommend Alicia for any of your immigration needs. Truly is passionate and energetic to get anyone who comes to her into a legal permanent status in the United states. We cannot thank you enough for all you have done. D & J
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Resume

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

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 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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
  • Featured Attorney: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice: Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best Oral Appellate Advocate
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2006
  • Best Overall Appellate Advocate
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2006
  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Law and Agency Action
  • Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • Civics and Federal Government
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (51)
Given (62)
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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!"
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."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alicia provides excellent client service."
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Phoenix Immigration Lawyer Alicia Marie Heflin
Alicia Marie Heflin
Immigration Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available