How Gina Helps Clients
Gina Polo provides customized immigration solutions for clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. She strives to provide her clients with individual plans for their short- and long-term goals, taking into account their business and family priorities. Additionally, she performs immigration audits for companies to ensure they are in compliance with federal laws and regulations as they relate to immigration documentation. She has represented clients in federal court for immigration litigation and has also provided testimony as an expert witness regarding immigration matters before the Family Law Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for divorce proceedings.
Gina is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, and is a past Chair of that Committee for the Florida Bar.
Gina’s clients include multi-national companies, individual business owners, investors, executives, entertainers and athletes in matters relating to temporary visas, permanent residence, U.S. citizenship and naturalization, and removal proceedings defense before immigration courts throughout the United States. She has represented clients from all over the globe in all types of businesses, from small single-owner operations to multi-billion dollar companies.
In 2020 and 2022, Gina was named a "Top Lawyer" by South Florida Legal Guide and has been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list since 2018. Furthermore, Gina was recognized in the 2022 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Most recently, Gina was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2023 in the Immigration Law category.
What Clients Can Expect
Gina’s clients know that they have a true partner and a resource throughout their immigration process. She treats each client with equal interest, attention and effort. To her, no two cases are alike and she approaches each client representation with genuine interest and a desire to help. Gina understands that the people and companies she represents need guidance to reach the end goal, in addition to the legal help. Gina often works with clients’ corporate counsel and CPAs to ensure that all aspects of their monetary and legal matters fit in with the immigration plan she and her clients create. She is a creative thinker whose tenacity and outside-of-the-box thinking helps clients through some of the most complex cases.
My focus in representing clients is always to be a partner - to help them achieve their goals.
Outside the Office
Gina is a Miami native and, as such, has had the distinct pleasure of bearing witness to the amazing changes Miami has undergone over the years. She is also a first-generation American whose parents and grandparents came to the U.S. in the 50s and 60s and established a wonderful life for her and their family in the U.S.
She loves to cook and travel to experience different cultures. She has been involved with Prospera (formerly HBIF), which is a nonprofit that gives business counseling and grants to entrepreneurs so that they may benefit our community by creating jobs.
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1999
Florida State University, B.A., 1995, English/Psychology
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Immigration & Nationality Law Board Certification Committee, Chair of the Committee, July 2015 - June 2016
Immigration & Nationality Law Certification Committee, Vice Chair, July 2014 - June 2015, July 2018 - June 2019
The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Immigration, 2013-2019
United Way of Miami-Dade Center for Financial Stability Development Committee, former member
Beacon Council, Chair, International Advisory Committee; International and Trade and Logistics Committees, Member
Business Networking International (BNI) – 2008-present, Past President of Biscayne Connection Chapter
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida, member, Second Vice President
American Immigration Lawyers Association, member, Media Advocacy Committee
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida, member, Chair, Customs and Border Protection Committee
American Immigration Lawyers Association, member, National Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Liaison Committee
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome Districts Chapters (includes Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa)
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Vice Chair of International Business Committee
United Way, Women United
PACE Center for Girls, Miami, Member of Outreach Committee for Board
Lotus House – Volunteer Events Committee
Florida Association of Women Lawyers