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John Gihon
  • Immigration Law
  • Florida, Middle District of Florida (Federal), Southern District of Florida (Federal)
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Reviewed by Natalia Gove May 21, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
John is one the most highly regarded lawyers in Florida for his expertise, dedication to excellence and wealth of knowledge. I have worked with John on several cases, and can sincerely recommend his services as top notch lawyer and expert
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John is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law and has been practicing law for over a decade. He focuses his practice on immigration and criminal defense. John has extensive experience as both an immigration attorney and a criminal attorney.

John is currently the Chapter Chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Central Florida Chapter, and is the Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee.

John is a member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Bars for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

John served as a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As an ICE Attorney, John handled all forms of removal/deportation proceedings including those involving aggravated felonies, drug trafficking, national security and human rights issues, and more.

John also handled cases involving all forms of deportation/removal relief including asylum, withholding of removal, cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents and for those who are not lawful permanent residents, adjustment of status, 212(c) relief, and many others.

As an ICE attorney, John obtained Top Secret Clearance and assisted federal and local law enforcement officers assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

During his six year tenure with ICE, John was promoted to Senior Attorney. In that position, he trained other government attorneys from ICE, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and state prosecutors.

John has also served as a panelist and guest speaker at many Immigration and Criminal Law events throughout Florida and has provided multiple CLE-accredited trainings to attorneys.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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  • FaceTime
  • Skype
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  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation on criminal, deportation, personal injury, and wage and hour cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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Middle District of Florida (Federal)
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Southern District of Florida (Federal)
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  • English
Professional Experience
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
Federalist Society, Law College Council, Criminal Law Society.
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University of Florida
B.A. | History and Criminology
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Student Senate.
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Outstanding Contributions to the Chapter
American Immigration Lawyers, Central Florida Chapter
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar (Florida)
Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Member
- Current
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Seminole County Bar Association
- Current
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Federal Bar Association - Orlando Chapter
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Current
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Catholic Lawyers Guild- Orlando
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 604321
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Speaking Engagements
Discussion Leader & Panelist, AILA National Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
American Immigration Lawerys Association
Immigration and Nationality Law
Florida State Bar
Contact & Map
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon
Orlando Office
409 Montgomery Rd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Telephone: (407) 228-2019
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