Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

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

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.

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
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Immigration Attorney
Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
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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 Associations
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
Member
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French American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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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
Legal Answers
224 Questions Answered
Q. Can my fiancé(Japanese) enter the US witba tourist/visa waiver or does she need fiancé visa?
A: Fiance(s) visas are intended for those who following their entry to the United States plan to marry here and pursue adjustment of status from within the United States. In your case, it appears that your fiancée intends on departing after marriage (and hopefully before the expiration of her authorized period of stay as a visitor). Although it is true that a port-of-entry customs officer might be skeptical of your fiancée's intention (as to whether she intends to pursue adjustment of status), which could pose problems in terms of that officer letting her enter, there is nothing illegal about her using visitor status to marry in the United States and depart thereafter. In fact, in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Manual, at 9 FAM 402.2-4(B)(1), the following appears in relevant part: "The fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) may . . . be classified as a . . . visitor if you are satisfied that the fiancé(e) intends to return to a residence abroad soon after the marriage." Note that if she decides to enter, marry and then depart, you would not be able to pursue a fiancé(e) case, rather you would need to pursue a petition for relative case followed by an immigrant visa case. If your goal is to get her here as quickly as possible, the two of you may wish to consult with an immigration attorney as to which process might be quicker. She may wish to forgo marrying you on this upcoming trip, and the two of you might want to pursue a fiancée case rather than a petition for relative/immigrant visa case. Many firms, like mine, offer online video consultations. So, even while she is abroad now, you might be able to have a 3-way video call that includes her. Good luck to you both!
Q. i have a question regarding thn-600 form
A: Consult with a competent and experienced immigration attorney to review the facts of your case as may be applicable to the citizenship laws, which have changed over the years. As to the most recent law whereby a permanent resident child can acquire citizenship by virtue of his or her parent(s) naturalizing prior to the child's 18th birthday, all qualifying events - including the child being a permanent resident - must occur before the child's 18th birthday. So, although sometimes a child may be under the age of 18 when his or her parent naturalizes, if the child does not acquire permanent resident status until after his or her 18th birthday, that child would not automatically acquire citizenship under the law that I am contemplating for purposes of this response. Again, consult with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate your facts based on what law(s) may be applicable.
Q. I have a green card through marriage, is conditional and is due to renewal on august 13 2021. Wife wants divorce.
A: Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. Many attorneys during the pandemic, which hopefully is fast approaching an end here in the United States, offer online video or telephonic consultations. Such an attorney can evaluate best your facts and offer advice in the privacy of a consultation.
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Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
4860 West Gandy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
Telephone: (813) 839-7474