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John Gihon
  • Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Domestic Violence...
  • Florida, Middle District of Florida (Federal)
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John is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law and has been practicing law for over a decade. He focuses his practice on immigration and criminal defense. John has extensive experience as both an immigration attorney and a criminal attorney.

John served as a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As an ICE Attorney, John handled all forms of removal/deportation proceedings including those involving aggravated felonies, drug trafficking, national security and human rights issues, and more.

John also handled cases involving all forms of deportation/removal relief including asylum, withholding of removal, cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents and for those who are not lawful permanent residents, adjustment of status, 212(c) relief, and many others.

As an ICE attorney, John obtained Top Secret Clearance and assisted federal and local law enforcement officers assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

During his six year tenure with ICE, John was promoted to Senior Attorney. In that position, he trained other government attorneys from ICE, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and state prosecutors.

John has also trained ICE officers and local law enforcement throughout Florida on a variety of issues including criminal grounds of removability/deportability, search and seizure law, citizenship, forms of relief from removal and many other immigration issues.

John has also served as a panelist and guest speaker at many Immigration and Criminal Law events throughout Florida and has provided multiple CLE-accredited trainings to attorneys.

University of Florida
J.D. | Law
Federalist Society, Law College Council, Criminal Law Society.
University of Florida
B.A. | History and Criminology
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Student Senate.
Professional Experience
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon
Immigration and Nationality Law
Florida State Bar
Outstanding Contributions to the Chapter
American Immigration Lawyers, Central Florida Chapter
Professional Associations
Federal Bar for the Middle District of Florida
Seminole County Bar Association
- Current
Federal Bar Association - Orlando Chapter
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Current
Catholic Lawyers Guild- Orlando
- Current
Florida State Bar # 604321
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Middle District of Florida (Federal)
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation on criminal, deportation, personal injury, and wage and hour cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
John Gihon's Website Profile
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon Website
Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog
Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon
Orlando Office
409 Montgomery Rd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Telephone: (407) 228-2019