Law Offices of Steven A. Culbreath, P.A. -- Immigration Lawyer, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Your TOP-Rated Immigration Lawyer. Compassionate. Competent. Amazon-Published.

Why Choose Me?

Why Should YOU even hire a Lawyer ???

As an experienced immigration attorney (with a prestigious AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and a 10/10 Superb-Rating from, I assist many clients with living, working and conducting business, or studying in the United States, helping each client make the United States their new home, either temporarily or permanently.

From time-limited Visas, to Permanent Residence (“Greencard”), to U.S. Citizenship, whatever YOUR path in the United States may be.


Upon accepting the professional engagement as Your lawyer, my work, throughout the life of your case, can be essentially distilled into these 3 components:


  • PREPARATION — Getting the desired result in YOUR immigration case (=APPROVAL!) requires far more than “just completing the forms“.  Completing the correct forms in the proper way, in a way most advantageous without lying to the Government, is critical to any case, yes. BUT it is also essential to identify any potential legal issues and complications as soon as possible, and to know, based on experience, how to deal with those, and understand to what extent any problems or complications may impact or hurt your case.
  • LEGAL ANALYSIS — As YOUR experienced immigration attorney, I will fully analyze your case and your circumstances to determine all the legally available (and plausible) solutions we may have. I also use my skills and experience to help “foresee” possible pitfalls or dangers, including weaknesses in your case (or documentation).
  • REPRESENTATION — As YOUR attorney, I also guide you through the entire legal process, start-to-finish, seeing your case through the appropriate U.S. government agency, handling any correspondence, helping avoid delays, minimize mistakes, and help resolve any issues as they come up.

How am I the Right Lawyer for You?


The overwhelming majority of my immigration law practice derives from repeat business and a very strong referral base of “happy customers” and a large supporting professional network. As such, it is important to me that my clients report back to me frequently with feedback.


To me, there is no substitute for a happy referral by my clients and contacts to others who may need my services or advice.  I welcome all referrals, as well as your testimonials and reviews online! Just like YOU probably checked me out online and looked at reviews before making your decision to hire me, please give future clients the same benefit by leaving YOUR review or testimonial of me. (on Google | on Avvo)


While there is no substitute for a face-to-face meeting with me, in order for you to decide if I am the right lawyer for you, you may consider a number of different factors:

  • my professional experience, (years in practice, number of clients, etc.)

  • past results of actual cases, (over 90% approval)

  • client referrals and testimonials online,

  • referrals from other lawyer and other professionals,

  • and other third-party sources, professional profiles, etc.

The VALUE of my representation and work as an immigration lawyer can be summarized as follows:


    • Solid experience in U.S. Immigration Law

    • Individual attention to every client

    • Sophisticated, competent and efficient representation

    • Reliable, straight-forward legal advice

    • Work product delivered timely

    • On-Site, ‘house-call’ consultations may be available (by agreement)

    • Native speaker of English and German

While I run and oversee a very busy immigration practice located in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area, I represent clients (individuals and businesses) worldwide.


Other Biographical Data about Me:


  • Having spent about 20 years in Germany, I am a native-speaker of German.


  • I am a 1998 graduate from the University of South Florida cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Int’l Affairs, and

  • a 2000 graduate from Stetson University College of Law.

Published Author:

  • Author of many articles (online and in print) on various aspects of U.S. immigration law, including visa strategies, legislative and regulatory updates, de-mystifying government agencies, and providing insight into Homeland Security and State Department practices.

  • I have also previously maintained a Blog on immigration law, which is now superseded by social media, like my Firm’s Facebook Page.

  • Published Author on

College Professor:

  • Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College in the Paralegal Studies department, teaching an introductory immigration law course to paralegal students seeking a Bachelor’s Degree.

Actively Involved in Lawyer Regulation:

  • Volunteer member on the Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) Committee for Pinellas County / 6th Judicial Circuit.



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