Kevin D. Slattery

Kevin D. Slattery

Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
  • Immigration Law
  • Connecticut, District of Columbia, 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.

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
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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
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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 Experience
Immigration Attorney
Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
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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
Professional Associations
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
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French American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Florida
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11th Circuit
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United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My current visa expired and I am applying via a close relative for immigration, is it easier for me to apply in th US?
A: Consult with a competent and experienced immigration lawyer. If you have overstayed your status and are not the "immediate relative" of the petitioner in question ("immediate relative" being defined as "spouse of U.S. Citizen", "minor child of U.S. citizen" or "parent of U.S. Citizen"), then not only are you likely not to be eligible for adjustment of status, but by departing to "consular process" you may trigger an unlawful presence related bar to reentry for a 3 or 10 year period depending on the amount of time unlawfully present. You present too little information in your question for anyone to be able to provide a conclusive answer. You should consult with an attorney in a private conversation that is protected by attorney-client privilege. Many offer online video consultations. ... Read More
Q. I have a deport but now I am married with USA citizen, can I get legalized or I have no more chances
A: Consult with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. A basic eligibility requirement for adjustment of status is that you were originally inspected and admitted OR paroled. If you entered without inspection, were placed in removal proceedings and now have an unexecuted order of removal, then getting your removal case reopened would not necessarily enable you to seek adjustment of status through a marriage based case if you could not show that you were originally inspected and admitted OR paroled. If you were inspected and admitted (e.g., on a visitor visa or some other kind of visa), then pursuing a reopening of your removal case might be worthwhile so that you could pursue adjustment of status. Even if, however, you are not eligible for adjustment of status because you were not originally inspected and admitted OR paroled or because you are unsuccessful at getting your removal case reopened, you might be eligible to apply for waivers of your removal order and unlawful presence in order to pursue a consular processing based immigrant visa. It is very important that you speak with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can evaluate all possible grounds of inadmissibility so that you do not waste time and money if, for example, the "lifetime bar" ground of inadmissibility exists in your case. (This particular ground of inadmissibility concerns unlawful entries to the United States after having been unlawfully present already in the U.S. for a year or more, or unlawful entry after having already been ordered removed. If you had only 1 entry to the United States in your lifetime and you never departed, this ground should not apply.) Again, consult with a competent immigration attorney. ... Read More
Q. If I married someone who is a us citizen, and my visa expired and passport expired
A: If you are asking whether you can get a green card as a visa overstay based on your marriage to a U.S. Citizen, it may be possible. However, additional details are needed, including whether you have any other past negative immigration history or criminal history. What might be best for you and your spouse is to schedule a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can evaluate all of your facts in order to advise you correctly. Many attorneys offer online video consultations.
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Slattery Immigration Law
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Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
4860 West Gandy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
Telephone: (813) 839-7474