Stephen Arnold Black

Stephen Arnold Black

Personal Injury and Immigration Law
  • Personal Injury, Immigration Law
  • Florida, Texas
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Summary

I have practiced Personal Injury and Immigration Law for more than 25 years. I am a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award for Legal Services, the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, and 3 American Jurisprudence Awards-for the top grades in 3 of my Law School classes. I am a member of the State Bars of Florida and Texas, The Orange County Bar, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, The American Bar Association and the U.S District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts in Florida.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Texas
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11th Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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The Black Law Firm
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Associate
Seltzer and Kay Law Firm
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Education
Whittier Law School
J.D.
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Activities: Immigration Clinic
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Tulane University
B.A.
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Activities: Tulane Rugby Club
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Awards
American Jurisprudence Award-Criminal Law
Bancroft Whitney
American Jurisprudence Award-Professional Responsibility
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American Jurisprudence Award-Arbitration
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Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Legal Answers
331 Questions Answered

Q. I need advice to help a dear friend, who is like a granddaughter to me, to immigrate to USA from Albania, (citizenship)?
A: There is no friend category that you can sponsor someone to get a green card from another country. Your friend can get a green card either by marriage to an American citizen or marriage to a green card holder. She can get a green card by getting sponsored for a job, but that job must be tied to the field that she studied in college. She can get an investor visa if she puts up hundreds of thousands of dollars into a business and can show that the business is generating a profit to support herself and any of her dependence. Other than that it’s going to be very hard to get permanent residency into the country.
Q. hello .. Can a us citizen on ssi sponsor a spouse from Philippines? What other ways if his income is not enough?
A: If the sponsors income is insufficient to meet the income levels required for the 864 form, Then that sponsor will be required to enlist a joint sponsor. The joint sponsor can either be a US citizen or a green card holder but must reside in the United States.
Q. I was told from the County Animal Control that because a dog attacked and bit me and my dog at a park nobody is liable?
A: Yes, you have a case against the dog owner for strict liability and negligence. Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida about contingency fee representation, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win. Hopefully, you can find out the identity of this dog owner. If not, a private investigator would most likely be able to determine his identity. Feel free to reach out to one of us lawyers for representation.
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Contact & Map
2750 Taylor Ave.
Suite A-1
Orlando, FL 32806
Telephone: (407) 581-2581