After her admission to the Illinois Bar, Attorney Montavon-McKillip worked for the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois, handling criminal appeals and arguing before the First District Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court. After moving to the Fort Lauderdale area in 2007, she worked in private practice as an immigration lawyer, dealing with the full spectrum of immigration law issues and representing immigrants throughout South Florida. In 2017, she became the Supervising Attorney of the Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and helped to grow the Immigration Unit from 1 attorney and 1 paralegal to 5 attorneys and 3 paralegals.
While she was Supervising Immigration Attorney at Legal Aid, the Immigration Unit won the South Florida AILA Pro Bono Champion Award for its work assisting Somali refugees in class action litigation (2017-18) and for its work assisting immigrant survivors of the Parkland school shooting obtain U visas (2019-20). In 2021, Andrea moved to the Tampa area where she returned to private practice. Attorney Montavon-McKillip has presented at multiple Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars and immigration clinics and has published articles in various legal publications.
In 2022, Attorney Montavon-McKillip moved to California and opened her law firm.
Just like a doctor needs a complete medical history and examination before prescribing a course of treatment, the immigration attorney conducts a comprehensive consultation that generally lasts up to 60 minutes, during which she learns about your personal and immigration history, and provides personalized options, strategies, and solutions for meeting your immigration goals.
Immigration law is very fact-specific. The firm cannot quote a fee for your immigration process without a complete consultation to assess your individual circumstances and situation. The firm charges a flat fee for an immigration matter, but the cost of your immigration matter will depend on the type of process you choose and the complexity of your case. The firm offers monthly payment plans, and there is also financing available through third party lenders.