Global Periphery LLC (GPLLC) is a law firm specializing in immigration and criminal law.

Our Immigration Services include

  • Investor Visas: EB1, EB2, EB5, and E2 Visas
  • Temporary Work Visas: H1B, L1s, PERM Labor Certifications
  • Asylum
  • Employment or Family Based Adjustments of Status¬†
  • Cancellation of Removal and representation in the Immigration Court
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA)

Criminal Defense Services Include

  • Traffic Violations,
  • Misdemeanors,
  • Felonies
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gun cases

Through our legal services, consultations and articles we are an excellent legal resource for the community.

We understand that one’s life can take a drastic turn in an instant. With Global Periphery we hope one can take solace in knowing there is a fully committed, experienced and detail oriented attorney working on the case. We are here to not only come to your legal aid, but to also provide peace of mind.

Global Periphery is a law firm that has kept its passion for community. The name Global Periphery was chosen to give an homage to those who are outside of society’s spotlight. Whether they be the poor or the marginalized, Global Periphery has kept their struggle in mind. In addition to our legal services we also actively write on social issues and development.

If you have any legal questions or concerns or need representation, please contact Brandon Carter at:

Office: 1010 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301 

* In person consultations are done by appointment only

Phone: 708-480-9446 to schedule an appointment with the paralegal


The Global Periphery Team of Attorneys

Founder/Managing attorney – Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter was sworn in as an attorney licensed in the state of Illinois in 2017. He handles business and family based immigration cases, and criminal defense. He is a Cum Laude graduate from Depaul University majoring in International Economics and also holds a J.D and M.B.A in finance from Valparaiso University.

In addition to English, he is conversational in Spanish with an ALTA score of 8/10 and has an intermediate understanding of French and Japanese.

Brandon has been published in the Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law for his writing entitled “Africa and the Path of Renewable Energy”. He blogs for GP and has consulted small businesses in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

Throughout his legal education and into his legal career Brandon has worked on a number of Immigration cases. In addition to immigration, Brandon also practices in criminal defense.


American Immigration Lawyers Association - Wikipedia


American Bar Association,

Chicago Bar Association,

Illinois Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association


Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Illinois

Top 10 Best in the state of Illinois for immigration law

Evanovich Honored as Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer -  LaMarche Safranko Law


Paralegal / Orlando Office Manager – Ruby Cintron


Ruby Cintron is a paralegal with multiple years of immigration experience. She has worked closely with clients in preparing their applications and preparing them for court. She is fluent in Spanish. While starting as a paralegal with GPLLC, she is also the face of the Orlando office and manages client outreach in the Orlando area.

Attorney – Derrick Carter

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Derrick Carter is a licensed attorney for the state of Michigan. He practiced in the State Appellate Defender office in Detroit, Michigan for 17 years before continuing to Valparaiso University School of Law to teach criminal law for another 25 years. Throughout his career, Derrick has written a number of pieces that have been published in:

  • Villanova University Law Review,
  • University of Kansas Law Journal,
  • Missouri Law Review,
  • Capital Law Review,
  • University of Akron Law Review, and
  • Cooley Law Review where he won The Distinguished Brief Award for Most Scholarly Brief Submitted to Michigan Supreme Court.

Derrick is an experienced criminal defense attorney has a passion for the law as well as his writing.


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