Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Reviewed by Felipe Negron November 4, 2019
Patricia is a smart, diligent and passionate litigator. A true statement to the quality of attorneys in her law firm. Her strong character and professional demeanor is a tremendous asset for her clients. I have personally known Attorney Patricia for some time and it is an honor to consider her my friend and colleague. Brilliant issue spotter and great writer, I would recommend Patricia without reservation.
Reviewed by I. F. June 25, 2020
Dedicated, passionate, trustworthy
Patricia, made me feel comfortable, always ensured I was well educated and informed regarding my situation. Patricia was on top of it at all times, ensuring that documents were being processed in a timely manner and that I was up to date with any changes happening.
Reviewed by K. Salvia June 23, 2020
Patricia is very knowledgable. Helping us get the visa needed quickly. A lifesaver.
After speaking with several other attorney's explaining our unusual circumstance and getting no real help we were referred to Patricia by my husband's work colleague she came highly recommended. She took a great deal of time talking with us and providing possible solutions and recommendations. Shortly after engaging her and following her recommendations we got the visitor visa we needed to bring my son and his wife home to Florida during a very difficult time for my family (with medical related issues) and in an uncertain world in crisis (Covid-19). We are SO happy with her services and highly recommend her.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ChatQ&ALII PlatinumBlawg SearchResponsive Law
- Immigration Law
- Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
- Appeals & Appellate
- Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
- Gov & Administrative Law
- Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Additional Practice Areas
- E-2 Investor Visas / Treaty Countries
- Intracompany Transferee (L-1)
- U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Status
- Removal/Deportation Defense -Litigation
- U.S. Work Authorization
- U.S. Naturalization Representation
Video Chat and Conferencing
- Google Hangouts
- Microsoft Teams
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Puerto Rico
- Colegio De Abogados y Abogadas De Puerto Rico
- Chairwoman Immigration Department
- Stok Kon + Braverman
- - Current
- Immigration Attorney
- Colombian American Services Association, better know as C.A.S.A., is a legal non-profit that served the South Florida immigrant community.
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Law School Exchange Program (2002) | European Union Constitution, Organized Crime in the EU
- University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
- B.A. | Philosophy
- Victim's Right Justice for All Award
- U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes
- American Bar Association
- American Immigrations Lawyers Association  # www.aila.org
- - Current
- Activities: The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national The American Immigration Lawyers Association is a national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees. AILA's Mission The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Articles & Publications
- "How has Cuban immigration changed since the cessation of the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy?"
- Immigrant Connect Chicago
Websites & Blogs
- Patricia C. Wall-Santiago's Website Profile
- Stok Kon + Braverman Website
- Florida Business Lawyers Blog
- Guarding Your High-Value Non-Marital Assets in (and Before) a Florida Divorce
15 January 2021
- The Importance of the Right Venue When It Comes Time to Pursue Your Breach of Contract Case in Florida
15 January 2021
- The Essentials You Need for a Successful Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim in Florida
8 January 2021
20 Questions Answered
- Q. Can an approved i130 expire?
- A: I will assume that your husband intends to proceed with consular processing. As a general rule, the petition does not expired but if the petition was transferred to the National Visa Center for visa processing and you do not respond to their communication within a year, the petition may get terminated and you will need to file a new petition. As long as you communicate once a year with NVC, the family petition won't get terminated. If you learned that the family petition was terminated you have two years from the termination date to request reinstatement. You can request reinstatement but there is no guarantee that it will get reinstated since you need to show that failure to communicate was outside your control. I wish you the best of luck finding a sponsor for your husband.
- Q. In the US on ESTA with American husband – can we petition and apply for adjustment of status while here - due to corona?
- A: Dear Jennie & Thomas, I am happy to hear that you are taking the necessary measures to be safe. The answer is yes. You can apply for your green card. I will strongly advise you to apply sooner rather than later to allow enough time for you to get a travel document so in the event things improved by September you can leave the US while your application is pending and return to the US and continue with your green card process. I hope this information clarifies your options. If you have additional questions you can always reach me at my office. Sincerely, Patricia C. Wall
- Q. Hello, i have a Master hearing today, so i was wondering because i don't have a lawyer yet. Must i have lawyer today?
- A: First, you do not need an attorney to represent you before the Immigration Judge; you can do it prose. It is crucial to discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney to determine any forms of relief available to you if any. If this is your first appearance/hearing, you can request additional time to retain counsel if that is what you plan to do. Keep in mind that the government will not provide you with an attorney, but the government is obligated to provide you with a list of low costs or free legal service providers in your area. Most importantly, attorney or not, you need to appear in court.
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