IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS DEDICATED TO SERVING YOU
You have choices when it comes to choosing an immigration attorney to represent you, but too many options can be overwhelming, and it’s hard to know who the right attorney is. Let us assure you that Alexander Vail is the right immigration attorney for you. He’s a skilled lawyer with demonstrated experience in this practice area. We know that many lawyers are experienced, so please keep reading to discover what truly sets Alex Vail apart below.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Alex’s unique ability to listen emphatically and his profound dedication to immigration law equip him to meet the needs of his clients with his legal services. As the son of a Cuban mother and an Anglo-American father, Alex knows personally how important it is to keep families together—and he will represent your family as if it were his own. We understand that the immigration process can be intimidating and confusing, but one of Alex’s strong qualities is his ability to explain procedures and legal steps in plain language. Our team’s work on previous cases has helped clients with removal defense, family-based immigration, and the naturalization process. Alex also has experience in handling criminal-related matters and can help you if you’ve had any adverse encounters with law enforcement.
ALEXANDER R. VAIL
Alexander Randolph Vail is the managing partner of the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail. Before establishing his practice, Alex served as head of the Immigration Department at the Las Vegas Defense Group, where he still maintains of-counsel status, consulting with the firm’s criminal defense attorneys on immigration considerations affecting noncitizen defendants facing criminal charges. Before joining the Las Vegas Defense Group, Alex served as a law clerk with the Appeals Unit, Criminal Division, Clark County District Attorney’s Office. There he handled criminal appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court and a variety of post-conviction motions and petitions. Before moving to Las Vegas, Alex served as an attorney-advisor with the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice. Specifically, Alex was assigned to the Orlando Immigration Court, where he helped advise the immigration judges at the court on bond- and removal-related issues.
Alex graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and achieved one of the highest marks on the Florida bar examination, earning him the privilege of being the featured speaker at the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals October 2014 Bar Induction Ceremony. During his time in law school, Alex completed externships in the Broward County Public Defender’s Office and the chambers of the Honorable Adalberto Jordan, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Alex also completed a year-long internship at the University of Miami’s prestigious Immigration Clinic.
Alex has extensive experience in all stages of immigration and criminal cases at both trial and appellate levels. He is a tireless researcher and writer, as well as a skilled negotiator and litigator, bringing an insatiable passion for safeguarding the rights and championing the cause of his clients. Alex is licensed to practice law in Nevada and Florida. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Before joining the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail, Diana worked as the Executive Assistant for Frank Volk at RFK, a real estate company. While working with RFK, Diana (who is also fluent in Spanish) has had several opportunities to travel to Mexico and South America. Before that, Diana worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Rita Chuang. An immigrant herself, Diana has always been moved by the plight of those trying to make sense out of the U.S.’s immigration system. This passion motivated her to join the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail. One fun fact about Diana is that she used to play competitive soccer for 13 years, playing for the ODP Y15-17 Team and traveling all over the United States, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
Contact our legal team today to schedule a free consultation and learn how to proceed with your case.
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• Removal Defense
• Family-Based Immigration
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APPLICATION FOR ASYLUM GRANTED Matter of K.M.M. (2022)
K.M.M. is a native and citizen of Venezuela who fled her country because of the political unrest and entered the United States with her children. Because of her participation in a political protest, C.I.C.P.C. took an interest in her and issued multiple summonses to her demanding that she appear before the agency to answer to the trumped-up charges lodged against her. Having already fled the country, she had no intention of complying, knowing well what the Venezuelan government does to political dissidents. The issuances of these summonses also made it very clear to K.M.M. that returning to Venezuela might never be possible in the future. She therefore contracted Alex to help with the preparation and filing of the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal (“Form I-589”) with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The case was predicated on a well-founded fear of political persecution, and this meant that K.M.M. had the burden of establishing (1) that her fear of political persecution was subjectively genuine and objectively reasonable, (2) that she could not avail herself of the protection of her home country’s government, and (3) that it would not be possible to avoid her persecutors by relocating to another area in her home country. At the time of the hearing, the immigration judge found that K.M.M. met her burden of proof and therefore granted her asylum application.
APPLICATION FOR ASYLUM GRANTED Matter of G.M. (2022)
G.M. is a native and citizen of Venezuela who entered the United States, fleeing political persecution from her native country. She had suffered past persecution at the hands of the Venezuelan authorities and feared future harm if she returned to the country. She contracted Alex to help with the preparation and filing of the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal (“Form I-589”) with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The case was predicated on past political persecution, which meant that, so long as G.M. could credibly establish that she suffered past persecution on account of her political opinion, there would be a presumption that she had a well-founded fear of the same unless the government could prove by a preponderance of the evidence that current country conditions were such that G.M.’s fear is no longer objectively reasonable. At the time of the hearing, the immigration judge found that G.M. met her burden of proof and therefore granted her asylum application.
BOND GRANTED Matter of J.M.M. (2022)
J.M.M. is a native and citizen of Guatemala who had been arrested for driving under the influence in violation of Utah law. After he was bailed out of state custody, he was transferred to immigration custody where the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) refused to release J.M.M. on a bond. Alex filed a motion seeking a custody redetermination hearing with the Las Vegas Immigration Court on his behalf, arguing that J.M.M. did not pose a danger to the community or a risk of flight. Satisfied with the evidence presented, the presiding immigration judge set a bond. J.M.M. was released from immigration custody after posting this bond.
WHAT I ADMIRE SO MUCH ABOUT ALEX IS HIS HONESTY
“I am originally from China, and I have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for many years now. I was initially denied citizenship for a very complicated legal reason. Alex has helped make sense of all this to me. He first helped me through the administrative appeal, and when that was not successful, he filed a lawsuit in federal court. What I admire so much about Alex is his honesty through all of this. He explained from the outset that this is going to be an uphill battle. He predicted the denial of the administrative appeal and said that the only place we had a chance of gaining ground is in a federal court. Another thing I really like about Alex is that he shares all of his work product with me. This is why I am able to understand everything that is going on. Everything he files with the court, he shares with me. If I don’t understand something, he explains it well to me. I really feel like a have a champion on my side with Alex as my attorney.” – Client