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Anthony K.C. Fong

Immigration Attorney at -, NY

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 5 years
    New York - NY 8 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Thank you ALL for your support all these years! I appreciate the community that Avvo has connected but regretfully, I will no longer be practicing as a solo practitioner. I have transitioned to General Counsel of a very wonderful and community driven company. 

I will truly miss this community and all the good work that myself and my colleagues have participated in. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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I pride myself on being an attorney who has the versatility and flexibility to make every client feel like they are my only client. I am passionate about Immigration Law because this area of the law largely reflect the ideals of keeping families together and achieving dreams of new opportunities.

I am a first generation Asian American. Although I primarily speak English, my first language was Cantonese and my second language was Mandarin. My parents raised me through the lens of the preserving working class immigrant, but I also navigated through life with the experiences and skills that I gained as a U.S. citizen growing up in New York. Because of my upbringing, I am able to successfully navigate the different language and cultural barriers of the American and the Immigrant because I belong to both worlds. My upbringing also provided me with an eye-opening insight and sensitivity to all the issues that my clients face in this country.

I offer quality, yet expeditious, services at a competitive and affordable rate. It is my promise to exhaust all of my efforts in order to resolve my client’s legal issues as quickly and successfully as possible.

I am young and motivated so I am able to work tirelessly to ensure the best result possible for your legal needs. In addition, I have trained under and worked with attorneys with over 30 years of experience.

As a law student in New York Law School, I was a clinician for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. During that time, I was able to assist a staff attorney by preparing successful petitions with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and preparing successful motions with the Executive Office of Immigration Review Immigration Court (EOIR).

Before going out on my own, I continued to master my skills in Immigration Law by clerking at a private firm. There, I honed my craft by participating in cases at various legal stages. I prepared and assisted in drafting documents such as FOIA requests, visa petitions, asylum applications, motions to the USCIS and the Immigration Court, requests for joint motions to reopen removal proceedings for the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US ICE), and petitions for review as well as the accompanying briefs for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

I strive to be a leader not only in my field, but in the community, as I graduated from New York Law School ('2014) with the American Law Institute - American Bar Association Continuing Professional Education Scholarship and Leadership Award and the Public Service Certification. I am also a pro bono attorney with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and the Safe Passage Project, providing Immigration Pro Bono services to minors. 

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Posted by Sujan | May 18, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Best immigration Attorney in New York
My experience with Attorney Anthony K C Fong, Esq can best be described as professional, friendly, courteous, but most importantly done right. Simply stated, this is The Best Immigration Law Firm in New York, if not the whole country. Dealing with Attorney can be nerve wracking. I contacted Law Office of Anthony K C Fong, Esq and he took care of everything. I would without reservation highly recommend Mr. Fong for any immigration matters.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Family Petition/ Green Card Renewal
I DID NOT EXPECT HIM TO BE SO FAST. Everything was perfectly compiled for my review within 1 day of me providing all the documents. That same day, I made an appointment to verify the information and sign some documents - EASY and no hassle. He even met me at a place that I chose so I didn't have to take off work. The best part was that he offered me the best price - originally, I was skeptical but the service was number 1. My case is like this: For about 10 years, my wife and child stayed in Malaysia to care for my father who was getting more and more sick with age related illnesses and deteriorating health. I would send money back and visit but my father recently passed away so now there is no reason for my family to stay in Malaysia. Attorney Anthony Kok Chun Fong helped me quickly apply for my family application. In the past, some of my family members had simple family applications and green card renewals that took forever to be sent out and filed with the government. I know because there was no filing receipts and it was over the normal processing time but there was no information with the government.
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Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Broadway Stages, Ltd.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Anthony K.C. Fong, Esq.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York- Immigration Legal Services
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Baron & Shelkin, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Clinician
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York- Immigration Legal Services
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Baron & Shelkin, PC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • New York City Department of Buildings - Loft Board
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of John J. Ciafone, Esq.
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Personal Injury/Civil Litigation Intern
  • Law Offices of John J. Ciafone, Esq.
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion to Reopen to Rescind an In Absentia Removal Order and Request for Termination of Immigration Proceedings
  • Granted (Client is now a LPR)

Associations

  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NYLS)
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NYLS)
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Avvo Top Contributor (Immigration)
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Avvo Top Contributor (Immigration)
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Continuing Professional Education Scholarship and Leadership
  • American Law Institute - American Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Public Service Certification
  • New York Law School
  • 2014
  • Avvo Top Contributor (Immigration)
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Round table case review
  • Asylum and Particular Social Group: Insights and Strategies for a domestic violence victim from Niger.
  • 2014
  • NYLS Multicultural Spring Banquet 2014
  • Embracing and Cultivating Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • 2014
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York and Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Roadshow
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Questions in Ethics and Success
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Anthony
Immigration Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a well-respected attorney practicing immigration law. I endorse Anthony without any reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a fantastic attorney that is very familiar with immigration law. I trust that any person in need of an immigration attorney would be well taken care of by being in Anthony's hands. I endorse this attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Anthony. He knows immigration law and is a conscientious, highly ethical attorney. Very importantly he cares about his clients. Anthony is also fluent in three languages. I recommend him highly."
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