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Adriana M. Dinis

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Biography

Adriana Dinis is a shareholder and co-owner with Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A. ("ILGF"). She began her legal career in 2008 representing undocumented children through the GLS CHILD (Children's Immigration Legal Defense) Project of Gulfcoast Legal Services (GLS) where she represented children in immigration proceedings, before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and in dependency actions. In 2015 this project was First Runner-Up for the Paul Doyle Children's Advocacy Award. While at GLS she coordinated AILA Citizenship Day from 2008-2013 as well as monthly pro bono advice walk-in clinics. Since 2008 Adriana has provided training to law enforcement, community-based organizations and attorneys on the immigration benefits available to children. Prior to working at Gulfcoast Legal Services, Adriana was an intern at the Attorney General's Office, Children Legal Services Division, in Tampa, Florida, a Diversity Fellow with Carlton Fields, PA and a Guardian Ad Litem. Adriana is a citizen of the United States, Venezuela and Portugal.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport/St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Sociology

Classes & Seminars

  • Immigration Law for the Non-Immigration Practitioner, PFAWL , 2017
  • A Call to Service Every Lawyer Can Improve the Lives of Children, Annual Florida Bar Convention, 2022
  • Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, 2016 DCF Conference
  • Legal Complexities of Dependent Youth, 2015 DCF Conference

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Pro-bono clinic through the Intercultural Advocacy Institute, 2008 to Present

Past Positions

  • Gulfcoast Legal Services, Attorney, 2008 to 2014

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers - Pinellas, Member, 2015 to Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Immigration 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008

Honors

  • U.S. Representative Kathy Castor- American Dream Award, 2018
  • 6th Judicial Circuit- Honorable Mention- Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer, 2016
  • Hero Award, Intercultural Advocacy Institute, 2010
  • Leader in the Law, PFAWL, 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2022