Practice Areas

Practice Areas


Navigating the complex immigration maze can be frustrating. We’re here to help. At Gardner Gordon, we have the skill and experience necessary to help you with all of your immigration needs. Our business and individual clients across the Carolinas can trust our experienced team to provide skilled and attentive service.

Employment-based Immigration

Every year, many individuals are able to gain work authorization as well as lawful permanent residence here in the U.S. through their employment. Whether you work a short stint or a longer-term job, we can help walk you through the process that best meets your needs. Call our Raleigh immigration lawyers with all your questions about work authorization or visa qualifications.

Family-based Immigration

If you have a family member — either a spouse, parent or child — over 21 who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and they are willing to sponsor you, call Gardener Gordon to learn more about the family-based immigration process. We can answer all your questions and help you determine your eligibility.

Acquiring U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

America is a land of immigrants. We consider it to be a great privilege to help our clients attain U.S. citizenship, through a process called naturalization. In order to get started, you must first demonstrate that you have fulfilled the obligations outlined by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). If you are ready to pursue your very own American dream, we will be at your side. Call our office to learn more about how we can help you on your journey.

Sports Visas

We can help athletes, coaches or any representative of a professional sports organization when it comes to obtaining sports-based visas. We have extensive experience handling a variety of scenarios, and can offer support for all types of international competitors seeking to obtain temporary legal status in the U.S.

I-9 & e-Verify Compliance

Laws concerning foreign workers can prove complicated and burdensome for U.S.-based employers. There are serious consequences for failing to follow government regulations around workers who come from other countries. Don’t let this happen to you. Schedule an appointment with Gardner Gordon to learn how to keep your company in compliance.

Nonimmigrant Visas

The "nonimmigrant" classification applies to any person traveling to the U.S. for a specific purpose — usually work or tourism — on a temporary basis. Some of these visas last longer than others, and eligibility requirements vary. Call to learn more about which classification best meets your needs.

Humanitarian Visas

Individuals who find themselves in dangerous or extreme circumstances abroad may apply for a humanitarian visa to seek relief in the U.S. These types of visas are also known as “humanitarian parole,” and allow an individual to reside in the country on a temporary basis.

Removal Defense

Are you facing deportation? Let our attorneys protect your rights. Call to learn about cancellation of removal, Convention Against Torture (CAT) or other options that may be available to you. We promise to be aggressive and effective in protecting your best interests.

Detention & Bond

If you are being held in immigration detention, Gardner Gordon can come to your aid. We understand that this is a frightening time for you and your family. We can visit you in detention and work toward getting you released on an immigration bond.

Federal Litigation & Appeals

If you find yourself handed an unfavorable decision regarding your immigration status, the legal team at Gardner Gordon can help you appeal. An appeal is the legal term for an official request to have your case reconsidered by a different judge or authority.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Approved for Adjustment of Status
  • Approved Green Card
  • Filed I-918 U-Visa Petition
  • Received Certificate of Citizenship
  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit
  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48
  • Secured a New P1 Visa
  • Secured Green Cards
  • Spouse’s Green Card Granted
  • Waiver Approved

The Right Attorneys

May Make All the Difference in the Outcome of Your Case
  • High Quality Legal Representation

    As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.

  • Your Success Is Our Priority

    Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.

  • Hablamos Español

    Lead Attorney Gardner, a world traveler, speaks fluent Spanish; as does the entire Gardner Gordon support team.Our attorneys will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.

  • We Educate Clients

    We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.