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About me

Having immigrated to the U.S. in 1978, I have a passion for immigration law and understand what families go through to remain together here in the U.S. I enjoy practicing immigration law and seeing the joy when we are able to keep families together here in the U.S. either through adjustment of status or a relief ordered by an immigration judge.  I also love seeing fiances and spouses enter the U.S. to be with their loved ones.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Japanese

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele

    I endorse this lawyer. Best immigration attorney I know.


    Isileli Mataele Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Grace Ingrid Gardiner

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Lani and I met at an AILA Conference in 2005 since that date we have consulted on several immigration cases. She is very knowledgeable about this area of the law.


    Grace Gardiner Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

American Immigration Services, PLLC

1629 K St NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC, 20006-1631


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Immigration Today Weekly BroadcastSan Francisco Radio Tonga2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyAmerican Immigration Services, PLLC2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Lani Nau2004 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Name WithheldClient Adjusted Status to Permanent Residence
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lani NauUpdate on U.S. Citizenship Laws and Immigration Visas2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Brigham Young UniversityInternational RelationsBS1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
High School ConferenceEducation & Immigration Law2006
EducationEducation & Experience in Immigration Law2005