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The Law Office of Stephen G. Bongolan, prides itself of offering a pro-active, quality and extensive legal service focusing on U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Law. It is conveniently located in Orlando, FL opening its doors to serve and welcome whomever that knocks and seek legal assistance. The extent of its immigration law practice is not limited in jurisdiction of Florida but covers all the states of the U.S. With the vision to provide legal assistance to fellow immigrants on their Immigration-related cases or concerns, founding lawyer Stephen G. Bongolan culled from first-hand experience and personal knowledge of the process, having experienced personally the same process and scrutiny, is expected to be adeptly acquainted with the intricate and complex laws of Immigration and Naturalization process. Atty. Bongolan shares the aspiration of every immigrant to settle and live peaceably in the country which they have considered their home. Armed with their fair hopes and dreams, immigrants are considered partners in nation building. With highly exceptional professional judgment and with the unique ability to innovate, we expect to deliver tailor-made solutions to client’s specific needs. Our commitment to the client is to pursue your cherished American Dream. So come and let us realize your dream.
Atty. Stephen G. Bongolan
Member of New York Bar, Philippine Bar, and American Immigration Lawyers Association
Stephen Gallardo Bongolan, Esq. is a zealous and competent lawyer on his chosen field of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Law. His passion on this field of Law is mainly due to his being an Immigrant himself- he is a Filipino who migrated here in the U.S.A., an immigrant who shares and feels the common sentiments, experiences and dreams of fellow immigrants. His passion and strong interest in the law might have been influenced by his father, a well-respected trial attorney before becoming a judge in the Philippines. In fact, he belongs to a family of lawyers as his grandfather has been also a reputable lawyer and legislator during his lifetime. Thus, law to him is a very familiar thing and may be ingrained in his veins.
He is a member of the New York Bar. Modesty aside, he took and passed the NY Bar exam on his first take. This is without mentioning that he did it merely by self-review, without attending any U.S. Law School or even a Bar Review Center. Prior to becoming a New York lawyer, he was a practicing lawyer in the Philippines in the areas of Criminal, Civil, and Labor Laws. He is the product of two law schools, San Beda College of Law and Arellano University School of Law where he graduated in 2004, topping 4 of the 8 Bar Review subjects in his class. Like the NY bar exam, he hurdled the Philippine Bar exam touted as the hardest professional licensure exam in the Philippines on his first try. His passion with the law is exemplified by his decision to hone his skills and earn expertise in his chosen field by undergoing apprenticeship in a New York Immigration Law Office, before embarking in his solo practice. Currently, he handles hundreds of Immigration cases. With his work ethic and diligence, he has provided his clients satisfaction, which he considers as the one which fuels his burning desire to continue his practice.
Aside from having a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB), he is also a degree holder of a Bachelor of Arts major in Economics conferred by the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest university in the Philippines. Though his U.S. license to practice law is with New York, he decided to live in Orlando, Florida and there put up his own Immigration Law practice. Providentially, Immigration law is a Federal law, hence, he can practice it in Florida or in any state and can accept clients wherever state they are located.
The Law Office of Stephen G. Bongolan, prides itself of offering a pro-active, quality and extensive legal service focusing on U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Law. It is conveniently located in Orlando, FL opening its doors to serve and welcome whomever that knocks and seek legal assistance.
Adjustment of Status
Employment-based Visas (Nurses and Physical Therapists)
Extension of Stay
Freedom of Information Act
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Whether you seek to obtain an immigrant status or aspire to become a United States citizen, our dedicated attorney, Attorney Stephen Bongolan, will provide you with the individualized guidance and expertise needed to achieve your immigration goals. Trust in us to navigate the intricate legal landscape while you focus on building your new life in the United States.
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