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Patel Law Group

Deferred Action Attorney | Serving Washington, DC

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202-599-8471

An Immigration Lawyer with Expertise in Business Immigration. Call Today for a Free Consultation.

Cecil C. Harrigan, PC

Deferred Action Attorney | Washington, DC

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202-660-0044

Dedicated to Client Service and Committed to Achieving Positive Results

Since we opened our doors in Washington, D.C., in 2000, our firm Cecil C. Harrigan, PC., has helped hundreds of individuals, families and employers obtain legal U.S. immigration status for themselves, their relatives and their employees, respectively. With many years of U.S. immigration legal knowledge and experience, attorney Cecil Harrigan pursues creative, successful …

Chong Immigration Law PLLC

Deferred Action Attorney | Washington, DC

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866-435-3736

An Immigration Attorney With Extensive Experience. Call Today to Find Out How We Can Help.

Naima Said & Associates, P.C.

Deferred Action Attorney | Serving Washington, DC

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Safeguarding Clients Throughout Maryland and Internationally for Nearly 25 Years

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Washington Deferred Action Information

Do You Qualify for Deferred Action?

If you want to apply for Deferred Action (DACA) but do not know if you qualify, a skilled deferred action attorney can help you determine your eligibility. There are certain criteria that one must meet in order to qualify and a Washington attorney can help you apply for deferred action if you do qualify.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Certain young people who were brought to the United States as children without legal permission to be here, and who do don't present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several other criteria, may be able to apply for Deferred Action. If you believe you may qualify for Deferred Action, you should seek an attorney.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Washington, DC

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

430 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

Superior Court for the District of Columbia

500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

333 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 354-3080