Karen Winston

Karen Winston

Law Office of Karen Winston
  • Immigration Law
  • Florida
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Karen is an immigration and deportation defense attorney in Jacksonville, Florida. Upon graduating from law school, Karen was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship sponsored by the Florida Bar and the Florida Bar Foundation. Through the Fellowship Karen created the Baker Defense Project of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, providing “Know Your Rights” presentations and free representation to foreign nationals facing deportation and detained at the Baker County Jail.

Now owner and President of The Law Office of Karen Winston, LLC, Karen’s practice focuses on family based immigration applications, asylum, removal defense, and humanitarian relief. Karen is an American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) member currently serving on behalf of the Central Florida Chapter as the co-chair liaison to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/ Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). She is licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Karen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Florida Coastal School of Law.

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
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Call 904-723-4570 to schedule an in-person consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Director of the Baker Defense Project
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, self-authored and implemented the Baker Defense Project to bring aggressive and compassionate deportation defense to foreign nationals detained at the Baker County Jail in MacClenny, Florida.
Florida Coastal School of Law
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.S. (2001)
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Pro Bono Champion
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Karen is committed to making pro bono representation a critical component of her legal practice and was honored to be named a 2016 Pro Bono Champion for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for her work on behalf of crime victims, asylum seekers, survivors of domestic violence, and trafficking victims detained at the Baker County Jail.
Jerome Kermit Coble Award for Distinguished Public Service
Florida Coastal School of Law
2010-2012 Equal Justice Works Fellow
Equal Justice Works
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Expose and Close (Baker County Jail)
Detention Watch Network
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Main Office
4623 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Telephone: (904) 723-4570
Fax: (904) 723-4574
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