Practice Areas



Deborah J. Townsend, P.A. offers full service representation in U.S. immigration law, including:

Business Immigration

Nonimmigrant Visas:

  • B-1 temporary visitor for business
  • H-1B for speciality occupations
  • H-2B temporary workers
  • H-3 trainees
  • E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investors
  • E-3 visas for Australian professional workers
  • L-1 intra-company transferees, including blanket L-1 petitions
  • O/P for athletes, entertainers, and others who are outstanding in their field
  • R-1 for religious workers
  • TN for Canadian and Mexican Professionals

Cases for U.S. lawful permanent resident status:

  • PERM (Permanent Employment Certification), including Schedule A cases
  • Immigrant visa petitions (I-140 petitions) based on EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 eligibility
    • Extraordinary Ability Petitions
    • National Interest Waivers
  • EB-5 Direct immigrant investor petitions
  • I-485 applications for adjustments of status
  • Consular immigrant visa processing


  • TPS (Temporary Protected Status)
  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
  • DHS TRIP (Traveler Redress Inquiry Program)
  • Affirmative Asylum Applications
  • Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Re-entry permit applications
  • Extensions of stay/change of nonimmigrant status
  • Diversity visa lottery adjustments and Consular processing
  • I-9 issues and worksite compliance audits
  • Consulting on the immigration implications of mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions

Family Immigration:

  • K-1 visas
  • K-3 visas
  • Family-based I-130 petitions for spouses,
    parents, children, and siblings
  • Adjustment of status
  • Consular immigrant visa processing
  • Abused spouse and children (VAWA) cases
  • I-751 petitions to remove the conditions on residence
  • Applications for employment authorization documents
  • Applications for advance parole
  • Affidavit of support documents


  • Naturalization applications
  • Derivative citizenship claims

Schedule a Consultation

Unlike most law firms which require clients to come to the office and pay a consultation fee for an initial consultation, Deborah’s policy is to first speak with potential clients before scheduling an appointment. The purpose of the call, which is free of charge, is for Deborah to determine whether the prospective client has a viable case and for the prospective client to then decide whether to book an appointment following a brief discussion of the case.

If the client then books an appointment for a more in-depth consultation, the consultation fee is $250. The consultation fee may be paid by check, cash, money order or PayPal. The consultation fee is applied to the initial retainer if the client retains the law firm to handle the client's case.