Garrett J Wilkes

Garrett J. Wilkes is a highly accomplished bilingual business professional who has garnered extensive international experience in the realms of international and immigration law. With a foundation rooted in empathy, compassion, patience, and creativity, Wilkes brings a unique and diverse skill set to the table as a bilingual business professional fluent in both English and Spanish.

Wilkes graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Spanish. He continued his education at the Phoenix School of Law in Phoenix, AZ, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2011. Throughout his career, Wilkes has consistently enhanced his expertise and acquired several certifications, including the Arizona Attorney General Mediation Certification in 2014 and the Certified Immigration Consultant certifications in 2021 and 2022 for UT and CA respectively. He is currently awaiting his AASBC Business Consultant Certification.

Since March 2018, Wilkes has served as a business consultant and immigration case specialist at Perennial Solutions (Non-Legal Entity) in Phoenix, AZ. In this capacity, he offers consultation on immigration cases and prepares case work for various entities such as businesses, corporations, law firms, and non-profit organizations on a case-by-case basis. Wilkes effectively manages case files and closely collaborates with attorneys and legal professionals to navigate nonimmigrant applications, including E Visas, H-1B and H-2B visas, L-1, PERM certifications, and various nonimmigrant visa applications and renewals. Furthermore, Wilkes assists in the preparation and review of visa and AOS applications for attorneys and non-profit organizations. He also serves as a mentor and conducts training sessions in English and Spanish to enhance employee efficiency and improve success rates.

From February 2021 to December 2021, Wilkes worked as an immigration case consultant at The Sobampo Law Firm in Phoenix, AZ. During this period, he provided comprehensive analysis and consulting services for complex immigration cases, encompassing areas such as the Immigration Nationality Act, Removal Defense, Asylums, and Adjustment of Status. Wilkes skillfully prepared memoranda and legal arguments, conducting thorough research on immigration, civil, appellate, and criminal matters for personal use and court submissions. He worked closely with the firm's owner to develop effective strategies and policies for serving immigration clients, ensuring timely filings and maintaining organized case files.

In November 2020, Wilkes served as an immigration case consultant at All Business Visas in Tempe, AZ. In this role, he provided expert analysis and consultation on cases involving INA 245(i), the Child Status Protection Act, and Criminal-Immigration issues. Wilkes conducted in-depth research, prepared case analyses, and court documents for individuals involved in removal proceedings and bond hearings. Additionally, he successfully managed the oversight of business-related visas, including L-1, PERM, H-1B, H-2B, TN, E-Visas, and O-Visas, playing a pivotal role in establishing and launching the business.

From February 2019 to November 2020, Wilkes worked as an immigration case consultant at Rafael Tirado & Associates in Phoenix, AZ. In this capacity, he served as a valuable immigration specialist and resource to the firm's owner and attorneys, providing support for complex immigration cases. Garrett J. Wilkes conducted case assessments and consultations on a personalized basis, oversaw business-related visas, and drafted various criminal motions and arguments. His expertise included Motions to Suppress, Rule 32B Post-Conviction Relief, Motions to Set Aside, and Deviation Requests. He effectively communicated with clients, businesses, and other stakeholders in both English and Spanish, ultimately securing successful visa outcomes and adjustment of status (AOS) approvals.

  Mesa, AZ, USA    https://www.garrettjwilkes.com/

       

Work Experience

Small Business, Corporate and Trusts & Estates Liaison  •  K & R TAX ACCOUNTING SERVICES, LLC

May 2021 - Present

Revolutionizing the establishment and management of LLCs, small businesses, and partnerships is our mission. Through the implementation of innovative business strategies, we build a robust infrastructure that effectively separates personal matters from business affairs, granting individuals the freedom and peace of mind to wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to their entrepreneurial pursuits. Our approach ensures a seamless experience, empowering business owners to focus solely on the growth and success of their ventures.

Education

Phoenix School of Law

Juris Doctor, Law

2008 - 2011

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science w/ a Minor in SpanishBachelor of Science - BS, Kinesiology and Exercise Science w/ a Minor in Spanish

2004 - 2007

Skills


  • Immigration Law
  • Business Law
  • Case Management

Languages


  • English — Native or Bilingual