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My name is Patricia Elizee; I was born in Por au Prince, Haiti.  The political crisis in my homeland forced my family and I to flee the country when I was nine years old. We settled in South Florida. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Communication at the University of Miami. I later attended the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law and graduated with my Juris Doctorate and Master in Law. 

My legal career began with helping immigrant victims of domestic violence obtain immigration benefits as a Legal Corps Fellow at the Americans for Immigrants Justice, a local immigration non for profit. In 2012, I opened my own law firm dedicated to helping immigrants navigate the U.S immigration system.

As an immigrant who went through the immigration system myself, I take pride in helping individuals and businesses reach their immigration goals. One of my greatest joys as an immigration attorney is helping families and couples reunite.

As Bill Owens once said, ‘‘Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow.’’ The immigration system in the United States can be very confusing and difficult to navigate. Giving family units the peace of mind that they are protected during a very uncertain transition is priceless.

Bar Admissions:

State of Florida

Southern District of Florida 

 

Education:

University of Washington School of Law, LLM in Sustainable International Development

University of Miami School of Law, JD with honors

University of Miami, BS in Communication

Publications:

  • Law Corner, ongoing column in Le Floridien South Florida community newspaper (2 articles published per month since 2013).

  •  Florida Legislature Gets it Right for Children with Special Needs, June 2021, Jacksonville Press.

  • Does your Client’s Immigration Status Stop the Court from Excursing Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Summer 2021, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator.

  • 2017 Miami Herald Business Monday CEO Roundtable contributor.

  • Couples in Florida need more than state sanctions classes to save their marriages, Nov 2019, Miami Herald.

  • Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did. May 2017, Miami Herald.

  • Impact of President Trump's executive order on Caribbean Nationals, February 2017, Jamaicans.com.

  • Choice of Law Issues and Foreign Marriage Contracts, Summer 2016, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator.

  • Don't Forget Haitians in Immigration Reform, September 2014, Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel

  • Is there hope for those already deported? June 2013, DCBA Bulletin.

Media Appearances:

  • NBC 6 News

  • ABC News

  • Afro Studio

  • Show Carel la 

Email:
intro@elizeelawfirm.com

 

Phone:
305-371-8846

Address:
Elizee Law Firm, P.A.
1110 Brickell Avenue, Suite 315
Miami, Florida 33131

Recognitions: 

  • Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Businesses, COHORT 24, 2022-

  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, HYPE Miami Awards Entrepreneur, 2018

  • University of Miami School of Law, Alumni Leadership Award, 2017

  • Miami Women’s Power Conference, Quiet Storm Award Legal 2017

  • Haitian American Chamber of Commerce, Top 20 under 40 award (voted valedictorian) 2016

  • Florida Bar Family Law Section, Spotlight Award 2015-2016

 

Presentations: 

  • Reaching your immigration goals through business, December 2017, Venture Cafe Miami

  • Know your immigration rights, Impact the Outcome and Year Up South Florida. 

  • Immigration options for athletes, artists, and performers, June 2017, Venture Cafe Miami 

  • Everything you need to know about new immigration policies, March 2017, Venture Cafe Miami 

  • Professional Associations: ​

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • Haitian Lawyers Association (HLA)

  • Dade County Bar Association (DCBA)

  • Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County (HAAB)

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section

  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division

  • Haitian American Chamber of Commerce

  • Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy, Class II Fellow

Languages:

French and Haitian Creole

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