Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers

Working to help you realize your American immigration dreams
  • Immigration Law
  • Jamaica, Missouri
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Biography

Experienced prosecutor and seasoned criminal defense Attorney with years of know how about Jamaican law, which has helped to assist immigration clients, especially those with Jamaican legal issues. Success with clients with asylum appeals before the BIA.
Available to write expert reports/country conditions about Jamaica.
Available to write briefs for BIA appeals for Attorneys.

Education
Admission to the Missouri Bar 2018
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Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica 2006
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Law Offices of Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
- Current
Attorney/Owner
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
- Current
Criminal defense Attorney in Jamaica, also focusing on family and land law. Consultations on Jamaican law.
Attorney Prosecutor
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
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Prosecuting homicides, trafficking, drug offenses, handling extraditions, sexual offenses and other serious crimes.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Pandemic practice lessons from a Jamaican solo practitioner
American Bar Association Journal
Ethics and Lawyering
Jamaican Bar Association Journal
Tips for foreign trained Attorneys in the US
www.wes.org
Speaking Engagements
Myths and Facts of US Immigration
University of the West Indies Alumni Soft Skills Series
Live seminar with over 70 persons on US immigration. Question and Answer session.
The Law of Business
JDTAN
Helping entrepreneurs recognize how the law helps their business succeed.
Social Media and Ethics for Lawyers
Sexual Harassment Bill, Jamaica, Virtual Panel, November 2020
General Legal Council, Jamaica
The Disabilities Act, Jamaica, Virtual Presentation, September 2020
Authentic Foundation of the Caribbean, Boston, MA, September 2020
Professional Associations
AILA
Member
- Current
Activities: member of unauthorized practice sub-committee, co-chair of pro bono sub- committee
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The Missouri Bar
Member
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Activities: Member of small business section, immigration section, technology section and 2021 small business conference planning team
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ABA
Member
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Activities: member of moot court panel of judges, member of name image and likeness committee
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Jamaican Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: presenter for CLEs, writer of articles for law journal
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General Legal Council, Jamaica
Member
- Current
Activities: presenter of CLEs, member of sub-committee on digital platforms for CLEs
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Advocates Association of Jamaica
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Jamaica
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Missouri
The Missouri Bar
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Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Family Visas, Immigration Appeals, Visitor Visas
Additional Practice Areas
  • Jamaican Law especially as related to US Immigration
  • Jamaican Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I did a mistake on my immigration application on the marriage part what do I do?
A: You did not say what the mistake was. If it something that you have the correct document to prove what you say, prepare to take it to the interview. When you go to the interview you can also indicate that such and such was a mistake. Some mistakes can be explained easily. Others need much documentary evidence and even affidavits. This advice is given without knowing exactly what was the mistake. It might be worth it to talk to a lawyer and show what you did.
Q. I do got engaged from foreign country I want to know how to call her here for marriage
A: You can bring her here on a fiance visa. That visa allows her to come here and you can get married within 90 days. You complete the various paperwork necessary for the application and submit it to USCIS and she gets an interview at the consulate in her country when the application is approved. At the consulate she is interviewed and if approved she gets a visa to come to the USA to marry you within 90 days.
Q. I am a Canadian Citizen wanting a green card to the US to attend college. Is it possible to get one before moving?
A: You must have either a sponsoring family member or a sponsoring employer or a few other very narrow categories to qualify for a green card in the USA. If you do not have these options you most likely cannot get a green card. The process can be time consuming. If you go to the USA without proper authorization to study you could face serious problems. Most higher institutions require proof of eligibility to study there such as the green card, a student visa and a social security number.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
1500 Walnut Street, Ste 800
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cell: (484) 995-7260
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 1 PM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Operating in person and virtually. Evenings and Weekend appointments possible for your convenience.