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& the State of Maryland

Immigration

A core philosophy of The Phoenix Law Firm is to help our clients live their best lives. TPLF values diversity and if visiting or living in the United States is a part of your goals, The Phoenix Law Firm wants to help you, and we handle the following immigration law issues:

Visas


Non-Immigrant Visas
Non-Immigrant Visas are temporary visas for foreign nationals who wish to enter the United States for a limited time and for a specific purpose. Unless you are a citizen of a country that is recognized under the “Visa Waiver Program,” a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first get a non-immigrant visa (temporary stay), or an immigrant visa (for permanent residence). Non-Immigrant visas are common for foreign citizens who wish to come to the United States to: travel, study, complete an exchange program, etc., but do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. (Note: a visa does not guarantee entry to the United States, but it does indicate that you have been deemed eligible by a U.S. Consular to apply for entry into the U.S. for a specific purpose). There are several types of non-immigrant visas, including:

Visitor Visas
Visitor Visas are used for foreign nationals who wish to temporarily visit family/friends in the United States and are not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program.

Student Visas
Student Visas are classified as follows:
F-1 Visas are used for full-time students enrolled in college, university, seminary, and other educational institutions and language training programs.
M-1 Visas are available for people pursuing non-academic or vocational studies.

Temporary Worker Visas
Temporary Worker Visas are used for Foreign Nationals who would like to come to the United States to work. This is a complex process that should be discussed with an attorney.

Immigrant Visas & Green Cards
A Foreign National who wishes to permanently live in the United States must first get an Immigrant Visa. An Immigrant Visa may be “family based” (i.e., available to individuals who have immediate relatives residing in the U.S.), “employment based” (i.e., available to Foreign Nationals who have skills which are needed by U.S. employers, or be based on a special category e.g., investors, asylum-seekers and lottery winners.
The process of obtaining permanent residency requires a sponsor and is complex. Permanent Residency may take several months (or years). There may also be a limited number of visas issued depending on the category sought.

Naturalization/U.S. Citizenship
Baring certain exceptions, most permanent residents must wait five years before they are eligible to become a citizen of the United States; exemptions exist for: spouses of military/U.S. citizens and for children of U.S. or naturalized citizens. A person applying for citizenship must have: good moral character for the required residency period, basic ability to speak, read and write English and knowledge and understanding of fundamentals of U.S. history and government. There are some exceptions to these requirements for certain people due to age or disability.

A potential immigration law client should contact The Phoenix Law Firm to receive an Immigration Law Questionnaire, and no-cost consultation.

Personal Injury

Personal injury law focuses on getting compensation for any party who has been harmed by another when this harm causes damages. Personal injury cases usually involve car accidents, slip/fall cases, product liability and medical negligence.

The Phoenix Law Firm has a proven track-record for getting generous settlements for clients, and provides superior client service. The Phoenix Law Firm works these types of cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that generally, you won’t pay anything until if and when your case is settled or litigated. Our initial consultation is free of charge. Damages related to personal injury cases includes situations where the injury caused:


  • Financial loss (e.g., medical bills, property loss, lost wages, etc.)
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Embarrassment or humiliation
  • Death of a family member, and/or
  • Loss or reduction of the marital relationship or any loss or reduction of the services, advice or companionship of a family member.


If you or someone you love has been injured by someone or something, please contact us at (202) 587-5694 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation. No case is too small.

CONTRACT DRAFTING, REVIEW, AND NEGOTIATION

Contract Drafting, Review And/Or Negotiation

Occasionally (or even regularly) clients find themselves in arrangements, relationships, business ventures, debt negotiations, job offers, etc., where a contract is involved. Even if a contract is “boiler plate” you should fully review it and understand it before signing. Additionally, clients, consultants and small businesses often need to draft template contracts in order to conduct business. The Phoenix Law Firm is happy to help you draft, review, and negotiate contracts.Type your paragraph here.

Vaccination Injury

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established to, inter alia, maintain an accessible and efficient forum of recovery for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines. The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims. All claims are decided by the Court of Federal Claims.

To win an award through VICP, a claimant must show a causal connection between the vaccination and one of the pre-selected physical reactions. In order to who a causal connection, a claimant must show medical records that clearly establish that the claimant has one of several listed adverse effects which occurred “soon” after vaccination; if this evidence is shown, the assumption exists that the bad reaction was caused by the vaccine.

Sometimes these injuries involve the malpractice or misfeasance of a third party (e.g., medical personnel, pharmacy, hospital, urgent care facility, etc.). In these situations, there may be a personal injury matter in addition to an issue with the VICP.

If you or someone you love believes they have been injured by a vaccination, please contact us at (202) 587-5694 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.

Bankruptcy Protection

If you are in need of bankruptcy protection in the District of Columbia or Maryland, The Phoenix Law Firm wants to work with you to ensure that you get the highest level of protection that is available to you under the law. TPLF provides no-cost consultations to determine if bankruptcy protection is right for you, and if so, which chapter you should file (e.g. Chapter 7, Chapter 13, etc.). Let us work with you so that you can find the process that will best protect you and your assets during a time of financial challenge. You can open a file for as little as $250.00 and TPLF will develop a payment plan for you if needed.

How do you know if you should consider bankruptcy protection? If you answer “yes” to any one of these questions, please call The Phoenix Law Firm for a no-cost consultation:


  • Are you having serious financial problems (medical bills, divorce/separation, job loss, law suit, garnishment, etc.)?
  • Are you considering retirement, but afraid that you can’t afford your debt?
  • Are you considering, or have you already, taken money out of your 401k and/or IRA account(s) to pay debt of any kind?
  • Do you (or will you soon) have to choose which bills to pay each month?
  • Are you scared to answer the phone because you think the bill-collector is calling?
  • Are you worried that you may lose your home? Your vehicle?
  • Do you owe back taxes, child support, or student loans that you cannot pay?
  • Are your bills so high that you can’t afford to save for your retirement? Save for a rainy day?
  • Is your house worth substantially less than you owe on its mortgage(s)?
  • Have you been threatened with a law suit by a creditor(s)?
  • Do you need to STOP wage garnishment; foreclosure; property repossession; and/or creditor calls/harassment?


Certain matters may involve the need for assistance with mortgage modification. Mortgage modification modifies your mortgage outside its original contract terms (e.g. a change in/from: reduction in interest rate; a floating to a fixed rate, how the floating rate is computed; or a reduction in principal; monthly payment or late fees/penalties, etc.).

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