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Kathlyn M. Mackovjak

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Kathlyn M. Mackovjak is shareholder and co-owner of Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A. She has been practicing immigration law for over 18 years. Before opening her own firm, she supervised the Immigration Law Unit at Gulfcoast Legal Services and coordinated an immigration law clinic for Stetson Law School. She was recognized in 2013 by the Hispanic Outreach Center with their Gracias Award for her work with the immigrant community, and by the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Human Trafficking Task Force for her work with survivors of human trafficking.

Kathlyn has a degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida, and graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC. In the early 1990's she was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. She then worked as an environmental engineer for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Rwanda, Angola, the Republic of Congo, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Kathlyn is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: With High Honors

Classes & Seminars

  • Immigration Law Clinic, Stetson Law School, 2006 to 2013
  • Current Immigration Law Issues- 2014- 2021, Eckerd College

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Monthly pro bono clinic through Intercultural Advocacy Institute, 2004 to Present
  • Board member and Past President of Daystar Life Center, 2013 to 2021

Past Positions

  • Gulfcoast Legal Services, Attorney and Supervisor, 2004 to 2013
  • Stetson Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2006 to 2013


  • English
  • French

Professional Associations

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

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2004
  • New York, 2004


  • Leader in the Law, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2015
  • Women in the Law by Best Lawyers® (peer reviewed), 2016-2022
  • Lawyer of the Year in Florida by Best Lawyers® (peer reviewed), 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay Area by Best Lawyers® (peer reviewed), 2017-2021