Melissa A. Dearing

Melissa A. Dearing


Rivkin Radler LLP

Recognized since 2020

Jacksonville, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Immigration Law

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Melissa A. Dearing is a Partner in the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, where she assists employers in seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.

Melissa has extensive experience with H-1Bs and the PERM-based green card process, particularly with respect to information technology professionals, engineers and pharmacists, among other professionals. She also represents foreign nationals regarding family immigration matters and assists employers with I-9 and other immigration compliance issues.

A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Melissa is a past member of the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. In addition, Melissa is also Co-Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

Location
  • Riverplace Tower
    1301 Riverplace Boulevard, 10th Floor
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
Education
  • University of Florida, J.D.

Rivkin Radler LLP
Headquarters: Uniondale, New York

31 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

22 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Employment Law - Management, Jacksonville (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Awards:
  • Melissa was selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2009-2013)

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