JUMANA (GIGI) ALKHATIB
Jumana (Gigi) Alkhatib is a thriving young attorney who specializes in Immigration Law and caters to all of Central Florida. She is a trilingual (English, Arabic & American Sign Language) attorney who recently joined Arwani Nava Law, PLLC, where she heads the immigration division.
She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Florida. Afterwards, she attained her Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Law. She was highly active throughout her law school experience, serving as a Student Ambassador and Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity as well as the Class Representative. She went on to graduate from American University Washington College of Law with a Masters of Law (LL.M) in Law and Government with a concentration in Civil and Constitutional Rights. She wrote several papers on gender issues, particularly in the Middle East. With 10 years of legal experience in both the public and private sectors, she worked with various organizations including Southern Legal Counsel in Gainesville, FL, the Police Athletic League, and the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. to name a few.
She has also litigated with the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Domestic Violence and Felony Probation divisions; and worked for a top AV-rated private law in Orange County, Florida. Attorney Alkhatib was a solo practitioner for four years at the Law Office of Gigi Alkhatib, LLC, providing legal representation in the Central and North Florida areas, serving clientele particularly from the Arab and Muslim Community. Her firm worked on cases involving Immigration Law (Citizenship, Visas, Asylum), Family Law, and Criminal Defense. The firm successfully represented applicants in matters ranging from numerous Immigration petitions, divorce, child custody and a variety of criminal defense issues.