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Patricia Castillo Flanagan, Esq.

President of Work Visa Lawyers, P.A.

Patricia is part of a family of immigrants. Her parents came to the United States in the 1970s, settled in New York City, became permanent residents , worked hard, did well, and moved back to the Dominican Republic after a decade. The move coincided with what was probably the nadir of New York City – it was a tough place to live in the late '70s - early '80s.

Her family, though, never gave up on the United States. Patricia was born and raised in Santo Domingo but came back to the U.S. with the rest of her family in 1999. Since then, she has been intimately acquainted with our immigration system, first on a personal level, now on a professional one.

Patricia graduated from Florida International University with a BA in International Relations and Political Science on her way to Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center and her Juris Doctorate in 2009.

She has been practicing Immigration and Nationality law since November 2009. From November 2009 to November 2020, she was an associate with Rifkin & Fox Isicoff, PA in Miami, where she had the opportunity to work with clients from over 100 countries in a myriad of immigration issues including EB-5s, E-2, waivers and appeals.

Patricia founded Work Visa Lawyers in late 2020 to do what she loves – meeting and getting to know talented, hardworking people from around the world and helping them bring their talents and skills to the U.S. where they can help all of us.

Diligent, passionate and dedicated, Patricia and Work Visa Lawyers’ mission is to obtain employment-based visas for investors, professionals and people with extraordinary or special skills.

Patricia and her husband, Thomas – also an attorney – have 2 children, Thomas and Patrick. When she is not juggling sports and after school activities with her husband, Patricia loves trying out new restaurants and cuisines, traveling, dancing, and swimming in the ocean – any ocean. So far, she has visited 16 countries and has plans to add many more.

Patricia is fluent in English and Spanish and can read French.


Membership & Awards

Bar Memberships:

Admitted to the Florida Supreme Court

Admitted to the Southern District of Florida

Admitted to the Middle District of Florida

Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member of the South Florida American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member of the Florida Lawyers Network, West Broward Chapter

Member of Ms. Esquire


St Gregory’s Women’s Guild, Woman of the Year, 2021.

Speaking Engagements

AILA South Florida's Business & Investment Committee. January 31, 2023. H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Workshop – the Basics and More.

AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference. December 4, 2022. “H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Workshop: How To Hit The Jackpot

AILA South Florida Chapter 43rd Annual CLE Conference. Wave Goodbye to Inadmissibility Issues. April 15, 2022.

Miami Dade Bar Association, Business Immigration Update. February 2, 2021.

AILA South Florida Chapter 41st Annual CLE Conference. I go to work. Employer Compliance. February 28, 2020.

Broward County Bar Association, 2019 Bench & Bar Convention. Administration Law for Immigration Practitioner. October 18, 2019.

AILA South Florida CLE luncheon - The New Public Charge Rule, I-9 Compliance And Raids, New Health Insurance Requirements, And Other Updates . October 16, 2019.

AILA South Florida Business and Investment Committee. Updates on Business Adjudications trends. August 22. 2019.

AILA South Florida New Member Division Breakfast Basics. Nonimmigrant Visas: L-1A, L-1B, & Blanket Ls November 8, 2017.


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Immigration matters cannot wait. Companies need talent, multinational firms need to bring their professionals here, the nation needs nurses and physician assistants, the nation needs forward thinking entrepreneurs to bring fresh ideas and create jobs.

Patricia Castillo Flanagan and the staff at Work Visa Lawyers will help you help the nation. It is the firm's mission to help Foreign Entrepreneurs and Professionals get the visa they need to grow their business in the U.S.

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