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A life-long New Yorker, James J Frankie received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School. He has provided services for a spectrum of legal areas, such as immigration, civil rights, environmental, criminal, and even animal law. James interned at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and provided legal assistance for the Nonhuman Rights Project. He was a contributing researcher in environmental and trade secret laws on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Open Government Initiative. James currently works with Safe Passage Project, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to unaccompanied minors in the immigration process.
James has been working in immigration law since 2013 and has overseen over a thousand immigration petitions from start to approval. He is proficient in filing these and myriad other nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions at a high volume, with a high success rate. Given the ever changing landscape of immigration in the United States, James decided to bring a more holistic approach to his clients and set off to start his own office in 2018.
James J Frankie is admitted to practice law in New York State and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
As an avid runner in pursuit of social and legal justice, James has run the NYC Marathon on behalf of Safe Passage Project on multiple occasions. He has also run the 2018 Chicago Marathon on behalf of One Tail At a Time — an all-breed, no kill dog rescue organization committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the Chicagoland area. He continues to race marathons for charities across the country, with the goal of completing a full marathon in every state.
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