Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
  • Immigration Law
  • Connecticut, DC, Florida
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KEVIN D SLATTERY obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and French from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. While at the University of Notre Dame, he was an active member of both the Notre Dame Council on International Business Development and the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha. During his time at Notre Dame, he also studied abroad for one academic year at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. In 1998, Mr. Slattery participated in the NAFTA Leaders Internship Program at the Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars in Washington, DC, partaking in a series of lectures and seminars designed to address the policy implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 2003, he obtained his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was an active member of both Florida Law Review and the international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi. While in law school, Mr. Slattery was the recipient of the International Human Rights Law Book Award as well as the Legal Drafting Book Award. He also spent an academic summer abroad through the university’s law program at the Université de Montpellier in Montpellier, France. Following completion of his legal studies, Mr. Slattery served as a judicial law clerk at the Connecticut Appellate Court. In 2006, Mr. Slattery opened Kevin D. Slattery, P.A., a law firm dedicated to the practice of immigration law. The firm is located in Tampa, FL, and offers assistance in family-based and employment-based immigration matters as well as in removal defense. Mr. Slattery is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
DC
Florida
11th Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Immigration Attorney
Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
- Current
Education
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
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Honors: J.D., Cum Laude; Legal Drafting Book Award, Fall 2002; International Human Rights Law Book Award, Spring 2003
Activities: Law Review; Phi Delta Phi (legal fraternity), Philanthropy Officer; American Bar Association (student member); American Immigration Lawyers Association (student member); Association of Trial Lawyers of America (student member); John Marshall Bar Association (student bar association - member); Summer Law Program in Montpellier, France
University of Notre Dame
B.A. | Government & International Relations; French
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Honors: B.A., Cum Laude; Pi Sigma Alpha (national political science honor society)
Activities: Notre Dame Council on International Business Development; Stage Universite Notre-Dame en France (SUNDEF) XXIX
l'Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
Certificat de Langue Française; Certificat de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises (1995) | General undergraduate studies during academic year abroad
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Professional Associations
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
Member
- Current
French American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed., Vol. 1, Chapter 23 - Employment Agencies (Contributor)
BNA Books
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Law, OUT of the Closet and IN Your Office, Stetson University College of Law
Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers & Allies, Inc., LGBT Bar Association of Tampa Bay, Inc.
What’s it really like being an immigrant?, St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, USF St. Petersburg
Here’s a tweet: build that wall and make them pay., St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, USF St. Petersburg
Citizens of God's Kingdom: Immigration and our Christian Faith, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, FL
Family Law Bootcamp, 28th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter (CFC) Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter (CFC)
Civil Liberties and the Trump Administration, Panel Discussion, USF St. Petersburg
USFSP Honors Program, West Central Florida Cluster of Unitarian Universalist Congregations, ACLU of Florida
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
142 Questions Answered

Q. My boyfriend is married in India but the relationship has been over for several years. Can we still marry here in US?
A: If your boyfriend meets the jurisdictional requirements for filing a divorce action here in the United States, then it may be easier for him to file for divorce here. He should speak with a competent family (divorce) law attorney. If by your question you wish to know whether you (assuming you are a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident) can file a marriage based immigration case for him, then of course he would need first to divorce his first spouse before marrying you and before filing any marriage-based immigration case. For immigration related questions. consult with a competent immigration attorney.
Q. I'm married with a American citizen, I would like to apply to the green card, what is the right form to fill up?
A: First, congratulations on your marriage! Next, as has been pointed out by others who have responded to your question, it is often a good idea to speak with a competent immigration attorney at a consultation. The attorney will ask you a variety of questions to determine what is the best course of action as well as to determine whether there exist any pitfalls about which you may be unaware. For example, past negative immigration history or past negative criminal history can often complicate matters. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has a website through which you can find, if you are so inclined, an AILA member attorney who is close to you. www.ailalawyer.org Some attorneys, like myself, also offer online consultations for those who are not local to the geographical area in which the attorney is located. Good luck to you!
Q. Should my 23 yr old nephew go to the green card interview with mom since he was arrested for smoking weed in 12/2017?
A: Any time an individual seeking some type of U.S. immigration benefit has past criminal history, it is wise to bring copies of the criminal case documents to an immigration attorney for analysis. Without seeing those documents and without asking a series of questions, it is impossible to say one way or the other whether the situation you are describing above will pose a problem. Schedule a consultation with a competent, experienced immigration attorney. Some offer online Skype consultations.
Q. Can I solicit a tourist visa for the mother of my child of Honduran citizenship. Our baby boy has an American passport
A: Are you a U.S. Citizen? If so, and if you are not yet married to your child's mother, then a K-1 fiancee case may be appropriate. One would need to know, however, whether your child's mother has any criminal history or negative past U.S. immigration history that could complicate such a case. If you are a U.S. Citizen, another possibility could be that you marry abroad, and then pursue a family-based immigrant visa for your wife. You likely should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can ask you a variety of questions to determine what is the best course of action. Some attorneys, like myself, offer online (Skype) consultations for those located outside of the United States.
Q. My girlfriend is currently in Florida on a work Visa: AuPair. She wants to quit her job and enroll in College, advice?
A: She should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. If she is hoping to do a change of status from within the United States, maintaining lawful nonimmigrant status at all times is imperative. Again, she should seek the advice of an attorney who can review all strategies with her.
Q. My daughter entered THE LOTTERY in Canada. I'm a citizen, can I also file form I-130 ?
A: Of course you can file Form I-130 for your daughter(s). You may also wish to schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney to flush out other possibilities. When your children were born, and I'm uncertain whether at the time of their births Cuba had an embassy in Canada, did you register their births with the Cuban embassy/consulate? If so, do you know if the consular certificates documenting the children’s births to you (presumably still then a Cuban citizen) get formally registered in Cuba by the Cuban Ministry of Justice. I am simply wondering whether your children have a claim to Cuban citizenship and, if they are present currently in the United States following a lawful admission, eligible for adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act. Something to explore, and thus perhaps a reason for a consultation.
Q. How to find out if i have a deportation noice.
A: File Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with both U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration Court housed under the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
Q. My H1B visa expires on October 25th, 2018. Can I marry if I'm out of status?
A: Visa overstay can be forgiven in the context of a petition for relative / application to adjust status case when the relationship is that of marriage to a U.S. Citizen petitioner. I recommend that you consult with a competent immigration attorney in an attorney office setting, so that an attorney can discuss the fine details of your case in private (not online).
Q. Hi!! My aunt has deportation order since 2001. She's cuban and she use to have green card until
A: She certainly should schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. She should bring copies of all her past immigration paperwork and copies of all criminal case documentation, the medicaid fraud case and any other. It is impossible to provide an answer without reviewing all documentation.
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Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
4860 West Gandy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
USA
Telephone: (813) 839-7474