I am the son of a Pakistani-Indian immigrant mother and native New Yorker father. I was raised in Tempe, Arizona. I love seeing a good film, eating some good food, and of course traveling. I have studied in France and have worked in Thailand and Cambodia. I have traveled several times to Europe, Southeast Asia and South Asia including India and Pakistan.
I believe in the great potential that new immigrants bring to this country and am a strong supporter of immigration reform that will benefit immigrants. As a son of a Pakistani immigrant, I understand the difficulties new immigrants face when trying to gain entry into the United States and to keep families together. I will work hard to reunite families and protect those facing removal. As a human rights advocate, I am aware of the suffering that some immigrants have faced in their home countries. I will fight for those who were persecuted because of their beliefs or social identity, so that they may live life genuinely and free from harm.
As a solo practitioner, I am able to treat each client as if he or she were my only one. This means that I do the work on your case; it is not passed on to a legal secretary. You will know who you are dealing with at all times and that you are getting the expertise and consistent level of service you deserve from a licensed attorney. I practice immigration law exclusively. This means that I have the time to devote to the one area of law that matters to you and gain an expertise that cannot as easily be gained by those attorneys who work in several different areas of the law.
As a solo practitioner, I have less overhead than a larger firm. Thus, I am able to keep fees reasonable and provide quality service. I am not a discount lawyer; my fees are reasonable and market-based. Fees are set at a flat rate depending on the type of case rather than an hourly rate. This means that you will know what you owe at the beginning rather than being surprised with a big bill at the end of the process. I will work with you on monthly payment plans if necessary. I understand that some families struggle economically, to help, I provide a fee reduction for those clients whose income prevents them from obtaining services.
I will to work diligently and zealously in seeking your immigration benefit or relief and stay in constant communication at every step of the process.
Languages Spoken: English, Cambodian, French, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic
Licensed since 2009
Cash, Check, Credit Card
An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Clinical Student Award||Clinical Legal Education Association||2009|
|Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Civil and Immigration Rights||One America formerly Hate Free Zone||2008|
|Staff Immigration Attorney||Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)||2012 - Present|
|Volunteer Attorney||Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||2009 - Present|
|Owner - Attorney||The Law Office of Andre Olivie, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Legal Intern||Miller Smith PLLC||2008 - 2009|
|Legal Clerk||United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||O'Sullivan Law Office||2006 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Entres Hermanos||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)||New Members Division Co-Chair||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington||Member||2009 - Present|
|South Asian Bar Association of Washington||Member||2009 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law Student Society for Immigrant and Refugee Justice||President||2007 - 2009|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - 2010|
|Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees||Co-Founder, Volunteer Coordinator||2003 - 2005|
|Amnesty International, Arizona State University Chapter||President||2003 - 2003|
|NWLawyer||Merged: Conversion of Washington Domestic Partnerships to Marriages and Immigration Law||2014|
|Seattle Gay News||The DOMA decision and immigration - Here's what LGBT binational couples need to know||2013|
|Documentation Center of Cambodia Tribunal Analysis||Textual Discrepancies in the Law on the Establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia||2009|
|United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking COMMIT Report||Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking Among Cambodian Deportees from Thailand||2008|
|One America/Seattle University International Human Rights Clinic Report||Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center||2008|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2009|
|Arizona State University||Politics and International Politics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison SEASSI||Khmer Language||2005 Summer Intensive Language Program||N/A|
|Université Catholique de Lille||French Language||2003 Semester Abroad||N/A|
|LGBT Immigration and Small Practice Management||LGBT Immigration and Small Practice Management||2014|
|2014 Pacific NW Immigration Law Conference||LGBT Immigration||2014|
|Intersections: Immigration and LGBTQ||Same-sex Immigration and Gay Asylum||2013|
|CLE on Family Law and LGBT Rights in a Post-DOMA World||Same-sex Immigration Post DOMA||2013|
|LGBT Immigration and Family Law Forum||LGBT Immigration and Asylum||2012|
|1L Orientation 2010||Law School & International Law Opportunities||2010|