Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin

Surin & Griffin, P.C.
  • Immigration Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for the past two years, Philadelphia immigration lawyer, Tom Griffin, specializes in complex immigration matters in which individuals and families are in difficult situations.

Tom is unique among immigration attorneys in Philadelphia in that he speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. Taking a personal interest in his cases, Tom’s clients know he will guide them through the maze of immigration and fight for their rights. A litigator at heart, Tom thrives in the courtroom, in appeals before the USCIS and the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the federal courts. He takes on all matters including detention, criminal deportation, family immigration, business and employment visas, and asylum law.

Tom believes that being a great Philadelphia immigration attorney includes understanding the places and cultures from which his clients come. He is a well-known human rights investigator and advocate who has appeared before Congress as an expert on Haiti. Tom is on the Board of Directors of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, which provides job training to immigrants and connects them to employers. Tom also regularly provides pro bono services at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, PA.

In March of 2016, Tom received an award for outstanding mentorship of fellow members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He had been chosen by his colleagues in Philadelphia and the surrounding region because of his willingness to always share his time and expertise in helping them work through a wide range of challenging legal problems presented by their clients.

City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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Georgetown University
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Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1999)
Honors: magna cum laude
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Professional Experience
Surin & Griffin, P.C.
Outstanding mentor-ship of fellow members
Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
“Rising Star”
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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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
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish
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Contact & Map
Philadelphia Office
718 Arch Street, Suite. 701N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: (215) 925-4435