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Our Values

Our firm is built on three core values: experience, dedication, and integrity.

Our Experience

Our attorneys have:

  • Nearly 40 years of combined legal practice
  • Admission to the United States Supreme Court, all state courts in Tennessee and Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Federal District Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern District of Florida, and Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • Experience teaching Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to other lawyers about ethical issues in criminal defense of non-citizens
  • Local and national recognition as a public resource for immigration information.

Our Dedication

We are dedicated to serving both our clients and our community. Examples of our attorneys’ personal and professional service includes the following:

  • President, International Business Council (Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • Vice-Chair, AILA National Military Assistance Program (MAP), helping lead the effort to provide pro bono immigration law services to qualifying members of the Armed Forces
  • Committee member of the AILA National Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law and Chair of UPL Committee for AILA Central Florida Chapter, helping to protect the public from “notarios” and people who cheat immigrants
  • Board Chair, Bridge Refugee Services
  • Past President, Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
  • Pro bono representation of domestic violence, juvenile, and human trafficking victims referred through La Paz Chattanooga, the Vanderbilt Immigration Rights Clinic, the Community Legal Center, VIDA (Volunteer Immigration Defense Advocates), Shelter House, and the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT)

Our Integrity

You will be treated fairly and with respect. We promise you the following:

  • Honest evaluation of your case
  • Clear explanation of your options
  • Communication so that you understand what is happening with your case