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David F. Vedder

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Daytona Beach, Florida

David F. Vedder is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law and his practice is limited to that area. He has thirty five years experience handling all types of immigration cases including family reunification, employment-based, foreign investors, consular visa processing at United States embassies, naturalization and citizenship matters, deportation, employer sanctions, immigration litigation in federal courts, administrative appeals and asylum.

Mr. Vedder is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for achieving the highest levels of skill, integrity and professional recognition.  He has been named Florida Super Lawyers since 2007 in the Annual Consumer’s Guide published by Law Politics.  He has also been awarded the Excellence in Practice in Immigration Law by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2009.  Mr. Vedder acts as a mentor to other attorneys in immigration and nationality law under the FL Bar Scope program.     

Areas of Practice

  • 100% immigration and nationality law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Immigration and nationality law, Florida Bar, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2004


  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1978
    • Law Journal: Nova Law Journal, Member, Board of Editors, 1977 - 1978
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. in Political Science - 1974

Representative Cases

  • Bigby v. INS, 21 F .3d 1059 (11th Cir.1994) (matter ordered remanded to the BIA for failure to honor respondent’s Fifth Amendment right to remain silent in deportation proceedings.)
  • Boston-Bollers v. INS, 106 F .3rd 352 (11th Cir. 1997) the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act removed all judicial review from final orders of deportation against aliens who have committed certain criminal offenses)
  • Matter of Ognibene, 18 I &N Dec. 425 (18 I &N Dec. 425 BIA 1983)(in the case of dual national nonimmigrant, the nationality established at time of entry into the United States is sole or operative nationally for duration of stay)


  • "I would like to take a minute and tell everyone who has a very complicated immigration matter that, not only they should not go it alone, but they need to hire the best Lawyer out there, a Board Certified Immigration Lawyer and an Expert in the Immigration Law such is Mr. David F. Vedder. My very complicated case was won thanks to the hard work and expertise on this field by the Law firm of David F.Vedder. After dealing with three other Lawyers, we were finally lucky to find this Lawyer who knows all there is in the immigration field. My status was adjusted to a LPR and I cannot find the words to describe how happy we are. Folks when you are faced with any kind of Immigration matter, think David F. Vedder (D.F.V.) (Dedicated. Flawless. Victorious)"


  • Presented a panel of three Immigration Judges who presided at the Immigration Court in Orlando, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter Annual Conference, October 3, 2008 - October 4, 2008
  • Spoke at a conference regarding Naturalization, Jacksonville Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, May 19, 2009 - Present
  • I led liaison obo the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter and EOIR/ORL., American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter, September 19, 2012 - Present
  • Participated in liaison obo American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter with CIS District Director, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter, April 3, 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • AILA award of Excellence in Practice of Immigration Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • American Immigration Association, Central Florida Chapter, Past President; Executive Vice Chair; VP Education; Treasurer; Board of Directors, 1980 - Present
  • Volusia County Bar Association, Member
  • Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pro Bono Activities

  • Florida Bar Scope
  • Legal AID Non profit Organization

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David F. Vedder, P.A.
1651 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 2
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Phone: 386-274-0044
Fax: 386-274-7577
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Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, attorneys at David F. Vedder, P.A., represent clients in north Florida, central Florida and south Georgia, throughout the U.S. Latin America, Europe , Asia and the world. This includes many from Volusia County, Seminole County, Lake County, Putnam County, Duval County, Marion County, Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County and cities such as Orlando, Palm Coast, Deland, Deltona, DeBary, Port Orange, Jacksonville, St. Augustine,, Apopka, Crescent City, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palatka, Deltona, Leesburg, New Smyrna Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, Ocala and Gainesville in Florida, as well as Valdosta, Waycross and elsewhere in Georgia.