Surin & Griffin, P.C. is proud to announce that two of its founding partners, Elizabeth C. Surin and Thomas M. Griffin, have been selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers annually chooses attorneys from around the country for this distinguished award using a patented selection process incorporating peer evaluations with stringent independent research.
Candidates are evaluated based on 12 different indicators, academic credentials, professional accomplishments, scholarly lectures and writing, honors and awards, and pro bono and community service. Only five percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers. The result is a comprehensive, diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that is used as a resource for consumers seeking legal counsel.
Meet Our Partners
Elizabeth C. Surin, a top-rated immigration attorney in Philadelphia, has worked extensively with individuals and businesses on immigration issues in all settings. Elizabeth represents clients in employment-based visas, including nonimmigrant and immigrant (green card) visas. She has extensive and in-depth expertise in all nonimmigrant work visas, including but not limited to, H-1B, O-1, L-1, EB-1, EB-3, EB-3 visa work. Elizabeth has helped countless individuals in family-based immigration matters, asylum claims and consular work. She has also defended deportation and removal proceedings in immigration court and appeal matters, at the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) level and federal level.
She has been published in academic journals and frequently speaks at conferences on immigration law. Prior to establishing Surin & Griffin, P.C., Elizabeth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served as a labor and employment litigator at another firm, where she developed the firm’s business and employment immigration practice.
Elizabeth has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Philadelphia Chapter. She assists the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, providing counsel on immigration and employment issues to indigent clients. Elizabeth is conversant in the Malay and Indonesian languages. This is Elizabeth’s first year selected to Super Lawyers.
Thomas M. Griffin, a top-rated immigration attorney in Philadelphia, represents a diverse client base throughout Pennsylvania and across the country. Thomas graduated from Suffolk University Law School, where he served on the Suffolk University Law Review. His areas of practice include the procurement of family-based visas and defending those who face deportation. He also helps those who have sought asylum to obtain green cards or petition for derivative asylee status for family members.
Thomas is a well-known human rights investigator and advocate who has appeared before Congress as an expert on Haiti. Thomas is on the Board of Directors of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and is fluent in both Spanish and Haitian Creole. This is the first year Thomas has been selected to Super Lawyers.
Surin & Griffin, P.C. has established a reputation as experienced and knowledgeable immigration lawyers, helping many individuals overcome legal challenges in immigration and nationality law. We are dedicated to handling all immigration matters with compassion and skill to achieve the best possible outcome. To schedule an initial consultation, call 215-925-4435 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide from our office in Philadelphia.