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George A. Terezakis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Mineola, NY

Terezakis Law Firm, PLLC
170 Old Country Road, Suite 508
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: 516-742-3838
Fax: 516-742-3399
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Immigration: Consumer, Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Greek, Spanish
Attorney Profile

The owner of Terezakis Law Firm, PLLC, in Mineola, New York, George A. Terezakis is an immigration attorney serving people in and around Mineola. He helps them with various legal matters such as deportation-removal defense, criminal defense, traffic violations, citizenship, adjustment of status and appeals.

Born and raised in New York, Mr. Terezakis obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then went on to earn his law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and graduated with honors in 1985. The following year, he was licensed to practice in New York. Later, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1993) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (2003).

Mr. Terezakis’ practice is primarily focused on helping long-term permanent American citizens and noncitizens with complex criminal and immigration law matters. He is fluent in Spanish, which he learned while working with human rights groups in El Salvador. Serving a diverse range of clients, he helps them make informed decisions by educating them on how accepting plea bargains can impact their immigration proceedings. He represents clients with various issues, such as family-based immigration, asylum and naturalization, waivers, deportation and post-conviction relief.

A practicing trial lawyer for more than two decades, Mr. Terezakis has been recognized by the legal community for his professionalism and high ethical standards. Rated “Superb” on Avvo, he is the recipient of the Pro Bono Attorney award by the Central American Refugee Center and the Community Advocate of the Year award by the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has also been honored as the Practitioner of the Year by the Nassau County Bar Association. Furthermore, he is on the receiving end of countless five-star client reviews and peer endorsements.

Active in the legal arena for more than 35 years, Mr. Terezakis holds memberships in several professional associations. He is a part of the:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Nassau County Bar Association – Immigration Law Committee
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys, Inc.

He also lectures at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by local and national bar associations and offers Padilla advisals for defense lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Immigration: Consumer
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About George A. Terezakis

First Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.nassaudefender.com/blog/staff/george-a-terezakis...

Educational Background

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Political Science in 1982

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Dickson v. Ashcroft, 346 F 3d 44 (2d Cir. 2003)
  • Padilla v. Kentucky
  • In re Jurado-Delgado, 24 I&N Dec 29 (BIA 2007)

Honors/Awards

  • Pro Bono Attorney Award, Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN), 2000
  • Community Advocate of the Year Award, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Practitioner of the Year Award in 2013, Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Law Faculty Award, Buffalo School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, Immigration Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association , 2020
  • Board of Directors of the Immigration Law Section of the Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Directors of the N.Y.S. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Appeals to Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Bond Proceedings
  • Cancellation Of Removal
  • Deportation & Removal Defense
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Waivers
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Office Location for George A. Terezakis

170 Old Country Road
Suite 508
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: 516-742-3838

Fax: 516-742-3399

Last Updated: 7/18/2022

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