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John Patrick Pratt, Esq.

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John Patrick Pratt, Esq.

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Practice Areas:

  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Labor Immigration
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Corporate Immigration


John Patrick Pratt received his Bachelors of Arts from Florida State University with honors in 1994. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Pratt also studied abroad at the University of Paris, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Pratt is admitted to the bar of the State of Florida, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Pratt has appeared numerous times on local, national, and international television as a commentator analyzing immigration and nationality law matters. He is a frequent speaker in immigration matters in national and local conferences. In addition, Mr. Pratt's biography has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and the South Florida Legal Guide selected him as an Up-and-Coming Attorney. Furthermore, has been selected as one of the top attorneys in Immigration and Nationality law by the publication Best Lawyers in America and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell that indicates the highest level of legal ability & ethics.

Mr. Pratt concentrates in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, deportation or removal, and federal court litigation.


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 1997
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee
    • B.A. – 1994
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Philosophy


  • Florida, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


  • Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Florida Monthly Magazine as one of Florida’s Top Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America – Immigration
  • Who’s Who in American Law; The Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Top Lawyer- Attorney, South Florida Legal Guide, 2008, 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rated – Preeminent Rating Ethics & Legal Ability; Martindale-Hubbell
  • Who’s Who Legal-Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association, Law Business Research Ltd.
  • One of the top attorneys in Immigration and Nationality law by the publication Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Legal Guide – South Florida Top Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker at AILA Central Florida Chapter on EB5 – October 2021
  • 41st annual AILA South Florida Immigration Law Conference from February 27th and 28th
  • Catholic Legal Services Summer 2021 Immigration law Seminar.
  • John and I spoke at the AILA National conference in 2020.
  • AILA SF CLE panel on Business visas in November 2020
  • September 27, 2021, – Catholic Charities CLE – Panel: The Non-immigrant Employment Based Visa Categories
  • October 7, 2021, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) – Panel: Litigation in EB-5: Updates and Implications for the Industry
  • October 21-23, AILA Central Florida Chapter – Panel (TBD)

Published Works

  • Getting the Facts on Your Client: FOIA and Criminal Records Searches, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2005-06 Ed., pp. 53-66 (2005).
  • Cancellation of Removal of Non-Lawful Permanent Residents, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, AILA, 2004-05 Ed., pp. 143-149 (2004).
  • Non-immigrant Waivers Under Section 212(d)(3) of the immigration and Nationality Act, 26th Annual Immigration Law Update, Florida Bar and AILA, pp. 9.1-9.15 (2005).
  • Naturalization and Denaturalization, 24th Annual Immigration Law Update, Florida Bar and AILA, pp. 10.1-10.15 (2003).

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1998
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member, 1999
  • Board of Directors of AILA South Florida Chapter, Member
  • AILA South Florida Chapter, Chapter President, 2010 to 2011
  • Florida Bar Immigration, Nationality Law Certification Committee Member, 2006 to 2009

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, & Pratt, P.A.


  • English
  • Spanish