I have been a practicing trial lawyer for twenty-five years now. I have chosen to limit my practice, almost exclusively, to criminal and immigration related matters. Many of my clients are long term lawful permanent residents who are tryi...
Practice areas & skills: Immigration, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket
Before becoming an immigration lawyer, I worked as a journalist for the Miami Herald and Newsday. I also spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Central American in the early 1980s, a time of tremendous civil unrest and guerrilla warfare ...
Practice areas & skills: Immigration, Criminal Defense
Review: “James is an expert in his area of practice. Guided me through the best decisions and best possible outcome. With the little time I had coupled with travel needs, James went out of his way to make this an easy and fast e...
Practice areas & skills: Immigration, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense
Review: “Attorney Alam represented me with my closing. She was informative and explained the entires process step by step. She answered all my questions and made the process seem easy. ”
Practice areas & skills: Immigration, Debt Collection, Real Estate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Contracts & Agreements
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Immigration attorneys (sometimes called “green card lawyers”) represent people who want to come to the United States, whether it be for schooling, work, or just a visit. Immigration lawyers can also help undocumented immigrants found living in the U.S. without permission. Immigration laws govern who can enter the U.S., how long they can stay, what they can do while they are here, and how they can become American citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen and want to apply for a green card or other visa, or if you are already in the U.S. and have been threatened with deportation, an immigration lawyer can help you.