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About Me

Andrew was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  After a few years of riding his motorcycle across the country, he returned to California to enroll at UC Riverside. At UCR he started a program to tutor economics and worked with CalPIRG to create a textbook rental program. After graduating cum laude with a degree in Economics and Philosophy, Andrew pursued a law degree at Santa Clara University School of Law. In his first year he was a finalist in the Galloway Moot Court competition, in his second year he won Best Oral Advocate, and in his third year he represented his school at the Ruby Vale Corporate Moot Court Competition in Delaware, and volunteered at the Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center in San Jose, advising clients in immigration matters. 


Since graduating from Santa Clara Law and passing the California Bar, Andrew has worked with some of the top Immigration lawyers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  He has represented hundreds of clients in immigration proceedings, green card and citizenship interviews, and bond hearings.  He has filed hundreds of briefs, motions, and appeals with the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   He has won cases for his clients in a variety of matters, including asylum, cancellation of removal (waiver), prosecutorial discretion, DACA (DREAMers), TPS, NACARA, and citizenship.  


Andrew has successfully represented clients in State Court on criminal matters, including drug charges, DUI, domestic violence, burglary, and others.  He has represented clients in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio Texas, Cleveland Ohio, Kansas City Missouri, and Chico.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
    5 years, 600 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    2 years, 80 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    4 years, 200 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    1 year



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Sanaz Banu Nikaein

    Andrew is an attorney I trust to go to for any and all immigration issues my clients may have. He is hardworking, diligent, and knows the law.


    Sanaz Nikaein Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rachel Kimiko Leff-Kich

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Rachel Leff-Kich Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Andrew D. Holley - Attorney for Immigrants

1550 Humboldt Road
Suite 4
Chico, CA, 95928



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Honors Moot Court ExternalSanta Clara University SOL2009
Best Oral AdvocateSanta Clara School of Law2008
FinalistSanta Clara School of Law Galloway Moot Court2008
Cum LaudeUniversity of California Riverside2007
Dean's ListUniversity of California Riverside2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney for ImmigrantsAndrew D. Holley2014 - Present
Founder/OrganizerNorthern California Immigrant Resource Center2014 - Present
Criminal Defense & Immigration AttorneyVanDervoort Dulebohn & Holley2014 - 2014
Criminal Defense & Immigration AttorneyRoot Law Group2013 - 2014
Immigration AttorneyLaw Offices of Thomas Hiester2011 - 2013
AssociateThe Law Offices of Max G. Arnold2011 - 2011
Law ClerkSan Mateo Superior Court, Law and Motions2009 - 2009
Research ClerkTemple Chambers, Hong Kong2008 - 2008
Economics TutorUniversity of California Riverside, Learning Center2006 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Valley Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Chico Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Boys and Girls Club of ChicoVolunteer2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
San Francisco La Raza LawyersMember2012 - Present
Community Legal Services of East Palo AltoVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2012
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Butte County Bar AssociationAdmitted2011 - 2011
BUILDVolunteer/Mentor2010 - 2011
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In the Matter of Elmer Hernandez-MonterrosaWon a green card for my client
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Publication NameTitleDate
David D. Friedman, Professor of Law and EconomicsI Know Kung Fu: The legal issues raised by direct, physical and instantaneous information transfers.2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Univ of California RiversideEconomics and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Foothill CollegeEconomics, History, PhilosophyAA2005
University of Hong KongInternational LawN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Town Hall Civic EngagementImmigration Panel2014
Law Career ConferenceImmigration Law2014