Symphorien-Saavedra Law offers experienced and dedicated legal immigration services. Immigration law is not just one of our practice areas, it is our sole and passionate focus. With over 25 years of combined experience devoted to immigration law, we are well-equipped to help you succeed. We handle small cases, big cases, in-between cases and have the flexibility to adjust our services in order to meet your needs. We love our work and our track record shows it. Call us to see how we can help!Schedule a Consultation
Frank Symphorien-Saavedra, founder and partner of Symphorien-Saavedra Law is certified as an Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida bar. This the highest valuation of competency and experience an attorney can obtain. Frank Symphorien-Saavedra is also a proud immigrant and American.
Symphorien-Saavedra Law, P.A., is a diverse team of immigrants and Americans who are dedicated to helping immigrants, small businesses and investors thrive. We help immigrants write a new chapter in their life story within the United States full of possibilities, promise and in fulfillment of hopes we have experienced ourselves as immigrants and Americans. We help small businesses prosper by acquiring foreign, specialized talents and capital that drive economic growth and create opportunities for others. We do our work diligently and with devotion because we know there are no boundaries to what immigrants can do for the future and greatness of our country.
Attorney "Frank" Symphorien-Saavedra is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law, the highest evaluation of competency and experience an attorney can obtain, and a distinction limited to less than seven percent of all Florida lawyers. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra is AV rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and by Super Lawyers magazine. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee for the 2021-2022 term. His unique practice focuses on removal defense, federal court litigation and extraordinary-ability visas or national interest waivers. Note-worthy points in Frank's practice include the following:
Frank Symphorien is very thorough, very informative and provides in detail all the information required to make your case a success. He's a passionate attorney that will fight for you!
What a great experience we had working with Frank, since I came to this country he had help me and now he had help the test of my family, in less than a year my mother was granted with a permanent residency. He is a real example of professionalism and work ethic. Thank you Frank and your amazing team for all the work, help and advices thought out the process. For sure I will highly recommend your business.
One of the best experiences I’ve had dealing with an attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone happily. The attorney made sure to keep me informed with everything going. Made sure to be up to date with my case.
For more than 4 years my husband and I were waiting for our paper to be done, we lost hope. We were referred to Frank by a friend, we got our green card within 6 months or less. Within time frame he promised, he was prompt in his responses and on the top of everything. Thank you for your honesty and dedication
I lost hope when my H1b was rejected . But Frank was very confident about law suit and he won. i had wrong impression about lawyers as they just try to drag the case and take clients money but after seeing Frank commitment i changed my mindset, He was clear with what he is doing, The communication ,gathering documents , answering queries etc etc etc are excellent. I cant say anything more but i can say a big thank you!!!!!!
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Contrary to what most attorneys will tell you, not everyone needs an immigration attorney to file their immigration case. Some people are successful in filing their case without an attorney when they devote substantial time to review the instruction, research every form that may be applicable, and think critically through the detailed questions presented.
However, you should strongly consider hiring an immigration attorney in any of the following circumstances:
In general, an immigration attorney who is licensed in any of the 50 states is eligible to practice before all United States immigration agencies. The attorney needs not have any specialized immigration training, experience, or certifications. He must simply show his license from any of the 50 states and enter an appearance before the relevant agency.
Given these scant requirements from government agencies, you should first consider what makes someone an immigration attorney? Should you hire someone who calls themselves an immigration lawyer after handling 3 cases pro bono? Should you hire someone who claims to be an immigration attorney but also practices in a myriad of different areas of law?
There are a few critical questions you should ask and research independently when someone presents themselves as an immigration attorney, as follows:
Even once you determine that a particular attorney is in fact an immigration lawyer, you should also consider whether your case will be decided at a national service center that provides no local access to applicants or practitioners or whether your case will be decided at a local immigration court or field office where the attorney may regularly interact with the decision makers in similar cases. While reputable attorneys will never promise special treatment for their clients, there are significant benefits to hiring a lawyer who is familiar with local practices and procedures that can vary widely throughout the country. There are only a handful of nationally recognized lawyers who can overcome these home field advantages in extremely unique circumstances.
While immigration lawyers generally provide services to help clients complete forms, as a matter of convenience, filling out immigration forms is not the principal purpose or role of an attorney. Form filing is generally an administrative task completed by legal assistants. Here are some of the important tasks completed by an immigration lawyer when representing clients:
No. Notaries are legally barred from providing any of the services mentioned above, except to help you complete forms, which an attorney’s legal assistant will help you do as well. More importantly, notaries, even if trained as lawyers abroad, lack the training within the unique U.S. legal system to carry out the steps mentioned above.
The American immigration system is based upon old English common law concepts and varies greatly from Latin American and European legal systems that were founded upon civil codes. There is a wide gulf between these legal systems, particularly in terms of cultural and language norms—which are unstated cornerstones of all legal systems—that are essential to an attorney’s success in speaking, writing, or reading to advocate on your behalf.
In common parlance, hiring a notary to complete the work of a lawyer would be like hiring an electrician (or foreign architect) to design a house and do the work of a U.S. architect or engineer. The electrician may very well be familiar with the construction process and could do a fine job of building your home, but if your home is built defectively and collapses or violates local building codes, you will bear the brunt of the responsibility for hiring an unqualified practitioner.