The law office of Regilucia "Reggie" Smith is located in the Florida Keys, Summerland Key, Florida. Reggie Smith is dedicated to providing personalized legal assistance to individuals and families with matters of immigration, United States citizenship, and deportation and removal defense. Reggie's law firm recognizes and understands, first-hand, the urgent needs their clients have for seeking immigrant visas, whether they are family-based or other types of visas, including visa as a battered spouse, child or parent as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She handles US cases on behalf of her clients throughout the United States and from around the world. She can represent you no matter where you live. People from all over the world come to the United States with the hope of living the American dream and providing a better life for their families. Others come to the United States fleeing persecution from their country. Unfortunately, staying or coming to America is not always easy, as the immigration process is both complex and highly challenging. As an immigrant herself, Reggie Smith understands how important it is for each immigrant to be able to access legal advice and support that you need to accomplish your immigration goals. With this is mind, Reggie Smith Law offers dedicated and comprehensive legal representation for many types of immigration law requires. Reggie Smith is determined to work hard to earn her clients' loyalty every day.
Reggie Smith prides herself on maintaining a law firm by treating each case with care and consideration. No issue is too big or too small. If you have a legal problem, she can help you find a solution. Successful representation requires a thorough understanding of the law and meticulous preparation. Beyond Reggie's academic credentials and legal experience, she in continuing legal education and training to ensure that her knowledge of state and federal law is current and accurate.
Holding dual citizenship, Reggie pursued and achieved her dream of becoming a practicing lawyer again, but at this time in the United States. She is specializing in immigration laws and is devoted to helping you to solve your legal problem. Reggie is driven, personable, professional, and proactive.
She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Yes, that is Reggie Smith on these pictures (right and bottom) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Reggie Smith migrated from Brazil to the United States in December 2002. Due to her Christian views, Reggie believes in no such thing as coincidence, but God-incidence.
Reggie is respectful and passionate about justice.
Once in the United States, with no English, Reggie's career changed from successful Brazilian attorney TO hotel housekeeper, bank teller, bank customer service, assistant branch manager, and prior being admitted to a law school in the United States, she worked at the 16th Judicial Circuit (Monroe County, Florida) as Probate, Juvenile, and Mental Health case manager.
Reggie graduated from Moacyr Sreder Bastos law school in Brazil in 1999 and from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL, in 2015. She is a licensed attorney by the Florida Bar and the Brazilian Bar, Section of Rio de Janeiro. She holds active membership to Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Intl., American Immigration Association Lawyers Association among others.
Before becoming a licensed attorney in the US, Reggie has been through the immigration process to obtain her legal status from a non-immigrant to a green card-holder. Thinking that the immigration procedure was only to fill forms, she then decided to apply for citizenship on her own, and it was denied. Thus, what seemed to be simple, was not simple after all. Reggie was naive in not hiring an immigration attorney.
After so many challenges, disappointment and failures, she became resilient and her perseverance led her to learn English. She improved her English, attended law school in the United States and learned the laws of this wonderful country. It was not an easy task.
Reggie runs an immigration practice in Summerland Key, FL. Since the closest immigration court or immigration office is in Miami, Reggie frequently drives over 300/rt miles from the Florida Keys to represent her clients before immigration authorities.
Amal Uthman is a licensed attorney by The Florida Bar. She entered private practice by joining Reggie Smith Law as an Associate Attorney. Her practice focuses on immigration, human rights, and international law.
As a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law 2017, she was a member of the International Moot Court Team and Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Intl.. Amal was the Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, which was ranked number 6 among all human rights law journals in the world In terms of its impact (Washington & Lee Global Law Journal Ranking, 2009-2016). Amal also participated in many pro-bono activities, including Lawyers to the Rescue.
Amal obtained her B.A. in International Studies and English at the University of Miami. Amal also received her M.A. in International Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.
She is proficient in Arabic and Spanish.
Amal is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Amal is committed to representing our clients by applying immigration and nationality law to the facts each client presents. Amal has an intrinsic passion for human rights. She is committed to assist those facing deportation, struggling to reunite a family, or seeking refuge from harm or persecution. Amal experience enables her to give her clients a fair assessment of their cases and guide them through each step of the immigration process.
Amal is resilient, personable, professional and driven. She will evaluate your immigration matters, your personal life, goals, and expectations. Amal provides every client with the quality of professional legal service customarily found at the largest law firms while offering the accessibility, affordability, and personal service that large law firms can seldom match.