Personal InjuryDaño Personal

Personal Injury

No one expects to have an auto accident.  Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car and truck accidents as a result of the negligence of other drivers.  Elmore & Peterson can handle your case and help get your life back on track.
Worker's CompensationAccidentes Laborales

Worker’s Compensation

On the job injuries are a fact of life.  Mississippi has a worker’s compensation law that protects employees hurt at work.  Elmore & Peterson will work to secure compensation for the worker’s future medical care and any permanent disabilities.
ImmigrationInmigración

Immigration

If you are looking for an immigration or citizenship lawyer, Elmore & Peterson can help.  Our firm provides guidance and representation in a comprehensive number of immigration areas.
Criminal DefenseDefensa Criminal

Criminal Defense

Elmore & Peterson has represented clients throughout the State on charges from DUI to Capital Murder.  We firmly believe in the presumption to innocence and the value of a vigorous defense.  We work hard to defeat the charges against our clients and reduce the penalties against them.
Law and Business in MexicoDerecho y Negocios en México

Law and Business in Mexico

Elmore & Peterson is very proud to be the only firm in Mississippi to have two Licenciados en derecho from Mexico on its staff.  The Licenciados assist our attorneys on cases in Mississippi but they can also assist with legal or business matters in Mexico.
Birth CertificatesActas de Nacimiento

Birth Certificates

Elmore & Peterson also assists clients in correcting mistakes on birth certificates and other legal documents, provide power of attorney, and travel guardianship documentation.
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Mexican Mobile Consulate in Mississippi

Mexican Mobile Consulate in Mississippi

Mexican Consulate will be in Southaven, MS, click here for more information.
The Worker of the New Century

The Worker of the New Century

Elmore & Peterson Law Firm, P.A. invites you to assist to the conference: The Worker of the New Century on August 28, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm at the Mississippi College School of Law Student Center. There will be several great speakers and refreshments will be provide. We will be honored to have you there. Day of Labor...
Green Card for Family Members and Immigration Reform

Green Card for Family Members and Immigration Reform

Immigration Q&A with Attorney Abigail Peterson Question: I read that the relatives of Lawful Permanent Residents can now apply to get their green cards. Is this true? Answer: What you probably heard is that the F2A visa category for children (under 21 years of age) and spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents is now current for...
Asylum in the United States

Asylum in the United States

Immigration Q&A with Attorney Abigail Peterson Question: I brought my family to the United States because things are very dangerous in our home country. What is asylum and should we apply for it? Answer: Asylum is a remedy sought by thousands of people every year in the United States who fear persecution in their home...
Elmore & Peterson Adds New Paralegal – Welcome Vanessa Garcia!

Elmore & Peterson Adds New Paralegal – Welcome Vanessa Garcia!

Vanessa Garcia has been working as Elmore & Peterson’s receptionist and paralegal since May. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is proving to be a valuable asset to the firm. Vanessa was born in Lamesa, Texas and moved to Jackson in 2002. In addition to her job here at Elmore & Peterson, Vanessa...
Elmore & Peterson Give Update at the Mexican Consulate

Elmore & Peterson Give Update at the Mexican Consulate

July 20, 2013 – Karla Vazquez-Elmore of Elmore & Peterson traveled to the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans and made a presentation to several dignitaries from the Mexican government. Elmore & Peterson serves as the Mexican Consulates’ legal counsel for the state of Mississippi. The Mexican government founded a program called the Institute for Mexicans...
Elmore & Peterson Outreach in Vicksburg

Elmore & Peterson Outreach in Vicksburg

July 20, 2013, Vicksburg, Mississippi–Karla Vazquez-Elmore, Vanessa Garcia, and Emilia DeLeon of Elmore & Peterson traveled to Vicksburg to meet with the Mexican Mobile Consulate. The Consulate was in Vicksburg to assist Mexican citizens with basic consular functions. While there, the Elmore & Peterson team conducted an outreach, focusing on immigration matters. Karla Vazquez-Elmore, speaking...
Chattanooga Office adds New Paralegal – Welcome Lorena Cemel!

Chattanooga Office adds New Paralegal – Welcome Lorena Cemel!

The firm hired Ms. Lorena Cemel as a legal assistant. Lorena is fluent in both English and Spanish and is playing an integral role as we launch the Chattanooga office. Lorena was born in Quito, Ecuador and moved to Chattanooga in 2003. She is interested in mathematics and enjoys reading and hiking. In addition to...
Elmore & Peterson’s Chattanooga Office Now Open for Business

Elmore & Peterson’s Chattanooga Office Now Open for Business

The Chattanooga office in Tennessee – which will handle immigration matters exclusively – was opened by Elmore & Peterson and is headed by Abigail Peterson. Elmore & Peterson is working hard to get the business up and running. Members of the Chattanooga office have been doing outreach with local churches and community groups, speaking on immigration...
A Warm Welcome to our New Paralegal, Emilia Ayala DeLeon

A Warm Welcome to our New Paralegal, Emilia Ayala DeLeon

Emilia Ayala DeLeon began working with Elmore & Peterson in June of 2013.  She is learning quickly and doing an exceptional job as a paralegal in our Immigration department. Emilia was born in Mexico City, Mexico and has lived there her entire life. Emilia moved to the U.S. with her husband, Jose Miguel Urencio, in...
Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and Immigration Implications

Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and Immigration Implications

On June 26th the United States Supreme Court struck down the Federal law against same-sex marriage (the Defense of Marriage Act, otherwise known as “DOMA”.) This ruling has significant implications for same-sex couples in the area of immigration law.  In the past few years many states have legalized same-sex marriage but these marriages were not...
Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria

Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria

The Department of Homeland Security extended the existing TPS designation for Syria from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015. Please click here for more details and requirements.