After graduating from Boston University with dual degrees in Journalism and Literature, founding attorney Elizabeth Blandon studied at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It is considered one of the best law schools in the United States.
Our story began, however, when Ms. Blandon’s parents immigrated to the United States. Years later, the association of lawyers of her state certified Ms. Blandon as an immigration expert. Fewer than 100 lawyers have been honored with this Board Certification. Also, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System rated Ms. Blandon with the highest rating for a lawyer. It reflects the confidential opinions of judges and other attorneys regarding Ms. Blandon’s legal ability and adherence to the highest level of professional ethics. AVVO also gave her the highest rating (10.0 Superb) as well as the Client’s Choice award, based on reviews.
In 2012, Ms. Blandon spoke about immigration at the Democratic Presidential Debate. The President and First Lady invited her to the White House in 2015. Most recently, she received the distinction of SuperLawyer. Attorneys across the country – including former executives of the Department of Homeland Security – refer their clients to her.
Ms. Blandon speaks Spanish and French.
Blandon Law Timeline
Blandon Law opened in 2002. It is a boutique firm, practicing only immigration law. Our clients’ important needs and true appreciation for our services have inspired our work since then. In this field, when we win a case, we change lives. Our clients are the strongest part of our story. They show their appreciation and trust not just with words but by referring family members and friends.
Ms. Blandon began the firm in Weston, Florida, which is a luxurious residential city in Broward County. Dan Marino, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and Fortune Magazine’s #1 Employer of the Year, Ultimate Software, also chose this South Florida city as their home.
In 2010, Blandon Law expanded to a nationwide practice, with clients in New York. In fact, Blandon Law maintains an appointment-only office on Long Island. Now, the law firm works beyond physical borders. We are a virtual office, with worldwide staff contributing remotely.
What services do we Provide
Immigration cases can take years to process. Thus, when we accept a client and their family members, we become their counselors for a long time. Our story extends beyond our firm. We have built a professional network of accountants, divorce lawyers, real estate professionals, real estate lawyers, therapists, and financial advisors. Our clients benefit from this network because their success becomes our success.
Blandon Law only works on immigration cases that require listening carefully and writing clearly. These include the following:
- Adjustment of Status
- Change of Status
- Consular Processing
- Extension of Status
- Family Petitions
- Provisional Waiver
- Removal Defense
- Violence Against Women Act
We do not represent persons who have been arrested for charges relating to controlled substances (drugs) or assault.
How much are the legal fees?
Blandon Law creates relationships with clients, not transactions. There is great value in having experienced and knowledgeable professionals available to answer a client’s call or message. However, not all clients are looking to build a relationship with an immigration expert. Only those special few who seek a long-term relationship with one of the best immigration attorneys should call and schedule a consultation.
That said, our legal fees are reasonable given the amount of time we dedicate to the matter. Our fees are determined at the consultation and an installment payment plan is the norm. We work on a flat fee, meaning one fee for full client care from gathering documents to preparing for the interview or court hearing.
Our clients often ask us to help with additional services, like getting a green card and then applying for naturalization or a green card for a spouse. These services are provided at additional fees. Of course, cost for the services of others, such as filing fees to government agencies and costs to mail or translate documents, are not included in our legal fees. In this way, our story extends from one successful family member to another.