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About Andrea Montavon-McKillip

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Andrea Montavon-McKillip (she/her) is an Immigration Attorney and founding attorney of Montavon McKillip Law, P.A. She has been practicing for the past 20 years. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar (2013) and is a member of the Florida (2008) and Illinois (2002, voluntarily inactive) Bars.

Ms. Montavon-McKillip is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and a prior Board member and officer of the South Florida chapter of AILA. She served on the Clients’ Security Fund Committee of the Florida Bar from 2012-2018.


Attorney Montavon-McKillip received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Spanish with College Honors from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, after spending her junior year studying at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.   In 2002, Attorney Montavon-McKillip received her Juris Doctor cum laude from University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, where she was Senior Articles Editor for the Arizona Law Review and served as a student attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic. 
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Years of Experience

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 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 the San Diego, California area and opened her law firm.  

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JD, cum laude
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
2002

BA, College Honors, English Literature and Spanish
Washington University in St. Louis
1997

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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.