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Meet Joseph Lackey - An Experienced Attorney that Practices Exclusively in the Fields of Immigration Law and Criminal Defense

Joseph Lackey is a graduate of Nova Southeastern School of Law and the University of Barcelona College of Law, he is licensed to practice in the state of Florida, the Federal Southern District of Florida, the US Supreme Court, the country of Spain as well as all member-countries of the European Union.Joseph’s legal practice focuses on deportation litigation and criminal defense, and he particularly enjoys the intersection between the two. Believing that everyone deserves a second chance, and that no one should be judged on their single worst moment, Joseph has dedicated his career to helping those whose past (or present) pose problems. Sometimes non-US citizens are facing criminal charges that affect their immigration status.  How these criminal cases are managed can have significant consequences on their future in the United States. Joseph Lackey has successfully handled hundreds of these cases, frequently representing clients in detention and those facing deportation proceedings. Respecting the human rights of everyone, Joseph proudly handles meritorious asylum claims and domestic violence petitions from all over the world.


Joseph Lackey has been practicing immigration law in Miami for approximately seventeen years andhas extensive experience in immigration defense at the trial and appellate level, filing family-based petitions and litigating numerous removal cases. Joseph is a frequent commentator on immigration and criminal justice issues on local TV/radio (Spanish channels) and has also appeared on CNN enEspañol advocating for immigration reform.He is honored to be part of the Somali 92 Team that received AILA’s 2019 Arthur C. Helton Memorial Human Rights Award.


Joseph Lackeyhas also been a speaker/presenter on various immigration topics. For example, in July 12, 2018 he was the Keynote Speaker at the University of Miami Medical School conference discussing “Immigration options in an antimigrant age”; on March 17, 2017 he was a speaker at the Miami Dade County Bar Association Seminar discussing – “Immigration during the Trump Era”; in the summer of 2012 speaker at the American Bar Association Chicago – Annual Conference discussing “Essentials of Immigration and Criminal Law” and as a speaker on the Panel: “The Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: What Happens Post-Conviction in Immigration Court”.


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