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L. Mabel Arroyo


L. Mabel Arroyo is part of the Firm's Global Immigration Group and assists clients with matters regarding visa applications, day-to-day operational questions and administrative proceedings.

Professional Biography

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Ms. Arroyo understands the complexities of U.S. immigration laws and proactively helps businesses and individuals with corporate immigration issues. She assists manufacturers, health care corporations and other companies in connection with visa applications, day-to-day operational questions and administrative proceedings before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world.

A native of Puerto Rico, she began practicing immigration law in Tennessee in 1997. Ms. Arroyo regularly lectures in the Middle Tennessee area on various immigration topics and frequently contributes immigration law articles to Hispanic newspapers and periodicals.

  • Assisted a food manufacturing client in a Department of Labor child labor audit, resulting in a favorable consent judgment.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Immigration Law since 2007
  • Nashville Business Journal's Best of the Bar (2004 – 2006)
  • Member – Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • Member – American Association of Immigration Attorneys (1997 – present)
  • Member – Nashville Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • "Requirements of the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act and I-9 Compliance," TN SHRM Legal Day (September 2023)
  • "HospitalityTN Legal Symposium" (July 2023)
  • Co-presenter – "Cultivating a Global Workforce: Immigration Options and Hiring Considerations," The Workforce Development Provider Training Series (November 2022)
  • Co-presenter – "Immigration Employment Options and Hiring Considerations," Wilson Works Industry Council (August 2022)
  • "Immigration Developments Affecting Health Care Companies," Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys (March 2011)


  • Inter American University Law School, J.D., 1990
  • University of Puerto Rico, B.A., 1987, cum laude


  • Tennessee, 1997
  • Puerto Rico, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Spanish

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