MEET YOUR LEGAL TEAM

ATALIA GARCIA-WILLIAMS

Attorney at Law

Founder of Garcia Legal Group, P.C., Atalia focuses her practice on business, real estate, and immigration law. 

With her natural compassion for others, Atalia helps her clients by listening to them and figuring out how to overcome unique legal challenges to help take care of all her clients’ needs.

MACHELL WILLIAMS

Attorney at Law

A native of Jamaica, Machell has a unique perspective on immigration law and how to help families through the process. 

Machell has dedicated a large portion of his practice to protecting those who are underprivileged and discriminated against. No matter what legal challenges his clients are facing, Machell is proud to stand by their side.

PRACTICE AREAS

Immigration Law

The immigration process has become increasingly difficult, but we are committed to helping you move through the process as efficiently as possible.

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Family Law

Focusing on divorce law and child support and alimony arrangements, our firm can help you move forward and find solutions to your situation.

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Personal Injury

When you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, we believe you deserve compensation for your injuries. We're here to help your case.

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Criminal Defense

We believe that everyone should have a strong defense, and our firm is committed to providing effective criminal defense strategies to those in need.

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IMMIGRATION SERVICES THAT FIT YOUR NEEDS

Not every situation is the same, and we are here to provide the individualized service you need to guide you through the immigration process.

The first step in obtaining an immigrant visa for a family member is to file an I-130 “Petition for Alien Relative.” The likelihood of the petition being granted depends on whether the petitioner is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident and what level of preference is afforded to the beneficiary.

In an effort to determine the preference you will be given, it's best to speak with an immigration attorney so you can get the most accurate idea of what you are facing when you apply for a family-based green card.

If you are at least eighteen years of age, you may apply for naturalization once you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, or once you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least three years if you have been married to the same U.S. citizen for that entire length of time. 

You will be required to pass a citizenship test that will test your knowledge of American history and civics as well as your knowledge of the English language. You must also prove that you have a “good moral character.”

The landscape of rights afforded to same-sex couples (including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered) in immigration proceedings has changed significantly. U.S. federal agencies must allow federal benefits to same-sex married couples just as they would to opposite-sex married couples.

For immigration purposes, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident may now petition on behalf of his or her same-sex spouse for an immigrant visa. Even if the couple does not live in a state which recognizes same-sex marriages, the USCIS will consider the state where the marriage took place to determine if the marriage is valid for immigration purposes.

A U-Visa is a special type of visa that is designed to protect immigrants who are victims of serious crimes committed in the United States. For the purposes of the U-Visa, the immigrant must be the victim of a crime such as rape, sexual assault, incest, domestic violence, involuntary servitude, child abuse, trafficking, prostitution, or kidnapping.

If you are an immigrant to the United States and you depend on your spouse or step-parent for your immigration status, it can be very scary to try to escape domestic violence at the hands of that spouse or step-parent. But, under the Violence Against Women Act, you may be eligible to file a self-petition for a visa rather than rely on sponsorship by your abuser.

A word from our clients

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WHY WORK WITH US?

WE’RE PERSONALLY INVESTED IN YOUR SUCCESS & WELL-BEING.

AFFORDABLE

At Garcia Legal Group, P.C., we believe that everyone should have access to information about their situation. We offer counsel and representation that you can afford so you can get the help you need.

EXPERIENCED

Our firm has extensive experience helping individuals reach their goals and pursue the best possible outcome for their situation. Put that experience on your side and let us help you and your family today.

DEPENDABLE

When you call our office you'll speak with us directly. Our goal is to always be available to answer your questions and concerns. Through it all, we want you to feel confident with your case in our hands.

TAKE THAT FIRST STEP FORWARD

As experienced immigration attorneys, we at Garcia Legal Group, P.C. can help you and your family find peace and stability living in the United States. We will meet with you, explore all of your options and help you pursue your desired results through effective legal strategies. 

Our strategies are catered to your specific needs. We will always take into account those needs when we pursue justice for you and your family no matter what legal challenges you may be facing. From immigration and business law to personal injury and family law, we want to be there for you and advocate for your rights.

As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we are also dedicated and determined to protect your individual rights freedoms. Criminal charges are not always valid, but without an experienced defense attorney, you may not know what your options are and the authorities may not honor your rights. Garcia Legal Group P.C. wants to help you get the treatment you deserve from the justice system.

No matter your situation, we want to help you. With compassion and individual attention, our attorneys will always prioritize your best interests, no matter what. Don't wait to get the help you need and the level of legal services you deserve. Call our office today!