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Therese Stewart

Therese Stewart

​Dr. Stewart has a career in education and law. A former university professor in education, she has been working in immigration since 1984. Having traveled extensively around the world, she has a keen interest in a wide range of peoples and cultures.


Her immigration career has focused on employment-based immigration, but she has dealt with a variety of issues over many years, including family petitions, student visa applications, and appeals to the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services.

Dr. Stewart considers client education about U.S. immigration laws as a centerpiece of her work, combining her dedication to teaching and law enforcement.


Immigration Law Practice,

Law Firm Joel Stewart

1984 - 2009

Paralegal administrator and office. Research and writing in the area of application for labor certification, visas for immigrants and nonimmigrants, applications for residence and consular processing. Responsibility for the financial aspects of the business, including payroll, customer billing and accounting.

Law Office of Joel Stewart

Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL

2009 - Present

Lawyer. In the field of immigration law, researching and filing employment-based and family-based cases. Writing motions for review and appeals to the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. citizenship and immigration services, and the U.S. Department of State. Representing individual and corporate clients. Central Team lawyer. He wrote bench memos for panel judges. I researched the law on questions on petitions for extraordinary warrants, non-final appeals and post-conviction motions. He drafted statements of facts, analyses and recommendations for decisions.


Harvard University

Faculties of Arts & Science

Masters of Arts in Teaching


Columbia University

Teachers College

Doctor of Education


Nova Southeastern University

Shepard Broad Law Center

Juris Doctor, Summa Com Laude



Harvard Club of Broward County

Chief Officer

1991 - Present

Harvard Alumni Association

1996 - 1998



  • U.S. Asylum Law Confronts Domestic Violence: Matter of R-A


  • Women Moving Forward Conference.


American Immigration Lawyer's Association

Central Florida Chapter

2022 Immigration Update

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