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John Gihon

John Gihon

Immigration Lawyer
Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon
Altamonte Springs, FL
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Attorney Biography

John is a partner with the law offices of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon and runs the firm’s immigration practice.  He focuses on removal defense and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law.  John also serves on the Florida Bar Board Certification Committee and currently serves as the Chapter Chair for the Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


Prior to going into private practice, John served as a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  As an ICE attorney, John handled all forms of immigration cases including those involving international fugitives, national security threats and human rights abusers. John obtained Top Secret Clearance and assisted federal and local law enforcement officers assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  


Prior to working for ICE, John started his legal career at the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville, Florida.  For six years, he prosecuted thousands of cases and became a division chief, leading a felony division where he tried murder cases and supervised other prosecutors. 


Both with the government and while in private practice John has served as a panelist and guest speaker at many immigration and criminal Law events throughout Florida and has provided training to immigration and criminal attorneys across the state on the subject of “crimmigration.”   John has appeared on national and local television shows to talk about immigration issues and criminal cases.  


John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Criminology from the University of Florida in 1999 and graduated with honors.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2002, also with honors.  

Practice Areas

Immigration Law (95%)
Criminal Defense (5%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Immigration & Nationality Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association

Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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John Gihon
Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon
409 Montgomery Rd Ste 115
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Office: 407-228-2019
Fax: 904-685-4580

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Board Certified in Immigration Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Immigration Law - Lawyers certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.

Under Rule 6-15.2, the term "immigration and nationality law" is the law dealing with all aspects of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.