Elizabeth C. Surin is a top-rated immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. At the firm, she focuses her practice on immigration, business, and consumer law, serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia area. She represents clients in immigration court in removal proceedings and in appeal matters. Being an immigrant herself, Elizabeth speaks Malay and Indonesian languages, which gives her a unique perspective in her career. Prior to Surin & Griffin, P.C., Elizabeth was a labor and employment litigator, working with businesses as well as individuals on a variety of immigration issues. She has been selected to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2020.
Elizabeth obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. She has written for various academic law journals and regularly speaks on immigration law topics at events and conferences.
Elizabeth was a former member of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. She also volunteered at the Pennsylvania Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, where she counseled indigents on employment-related immigration issues.
Thomas M. Griffin is an acclaimed immigration attorney who thrives in the courtroom. Thomas handles appeals before the USCIS and the Board of Immigration Appeals and in the federal courts. He handles complex practice areas, including detention, criminal deportation, family immigration, business and employment visas, and asylum law. Thomas has been selected to Super Lawyers each year since 2020.
Thomas is fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole, which helps him better serve his clients. He is also a human rights investigator, advocate, and has co-founded and led the Lamp for Haiti Foundation. Thomas is on the Board of Directors of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, which helps immigrants connect with employers. He also provides pro bono services at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
Thomas graduated with his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he received an award for outstanding mentorship of fellow members in 2016.
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Surin & Griffin, P.C. represent clients seeking to become U.S. citizens and can help fill out the necessary documentation and assist with court appearances. Located in Philadelphia, the firm serves clients throughout the nation. Call 215-925-4435 or complete an online form for an initial consultation today.