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Harlan Gregg York

Immigration Attorney at Newark, NJ

5.0   94 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Harlan

Learn Harlan’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    Appellate litigation; Business immigration; Citizenship; Deportation criminal defense; Employment and Family based immigration; Green cards; H-1B and all work visas; Investor visas; J visa waivers; K visas for fiancees; Labor certification (PERM); Marriage based immigration; National interest waivers; Orphans and other adoption cases; Political asylum; Removal cases; Sciences, arts and entertainment immigration; Temporary protected status; U visas and related petitions for victims of violence

4X NAMED IMMIGRATION LAWYER OF THE YEAR IN NJ. 5 ATTORNEYS. IMMIGRATION ONLY!!

FOUR TIME "Lawyer of the Year" in Immigration Law in New Jersey by Best Lawyers, the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession

Author, Three Degrees of Law | Amazon BestSeller

Former Immigration Chair, NJ State Bar Association          Fluent in Spanish

Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee

American Immigration Lawyers National Practice Committee  

Most memorable cases:

  • Visa petitions for winners of Emmys, Grammys & Olympic Medals
  • Winning deportation cases for Immigrants with special needs children
  • Assisting Victims of Violence who suffered at the hands of both foreign and domestic aggressors
  • Arguing that Lawful Permanent Residents with crimes should be allowed to stay in US upon proving rehabilitation and hardship to their American spouses and children
  • Preparing applications for companies sponsoring immigrants in industries ranging from Restaurants to Construction to Agriculture, to Colleges and Research Labs
  • Representation of pro and amateur athletes in Hockey, Football, Mixed Martial Arts, Soccer, Wrestling, Archery, and Swimming, with their green card applications

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  94 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christine | March 28, 2011
Professional, honest - highly recommended
My husband had a history with Mr. York for 9 years yet while he consulted with my husband by appointment, he wanted no money from him because he could not help him. Then my husband met me and we fell in love and were married. Mr. York then proceeded with his case and because of his thoroughness we had no surprises or delays. My husband had his green card within 4 months of filing the application.
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Posted by Nikolay | May 3, 2011
Great Job - Great Results!
It was absolutely fabulous relationship within over 5 years. Mr. Harlan G. York, Esq. took on absolutely dead immigration case of three denials and removal preceedings and pulled it through. We are very happy to receive our green cards after his outstanding efforts.
Posted by Christian | April 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in the Tri-State Area
In 2017 i was put in removal proceeding, at that moment i felt overwhelm .. i went to talked with Mr York..he took my COMPLICATED case.. he explained to me what route we are i going to take while we are fighting deportation..i left the office relieve And calm.. first thougt was he is the one… and i wasnt wrong…! he delegate my case to Ms Lauren .. she prepare the case .. she apply for a extreme hardship waiver while i was having my hearings in court. They told me from the begining it was going to be hard to get approval but they feel confident on how they prepare the case… all the sudden in 2019 USCIS approved my Waiver and grant me my Green Card.. my deportation case was close a month later.. few months later i did apply for Citizenship, now i can say that i am proud US Citizen.. thanks to Mr York for take my case and a special Thank to Ms Lauren for everything else…! They are the best in NJ and USA… ! Also thanks to them my wife just received her Green Card… few days ago.! Dont hesitate on talk to them… just do it..!
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Posted by Robert | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card
Thank you Mr. York for taking my case, it was very long process but the end result was the most satisfactory outcome a person can expect. Very professional and very honest. I highly recommend Harlan York. He is the best lawyer in the Tri- state area.
Posted by Christian | February 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, efficient, friendly
Harlan York's firm helped me with my N400 application. It requires a lot of detail and his team efficiently guided me through my research and made sure everything was done just right. I could not recommend him more highly.
Posted by Magda | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Excellent lawyer, friendly and helpful staff. Fast responding to any questions!! Highly recommend .
Posted by Susan | September 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Susan Kunin
Mr. York's knowledge and attention to detail are unmatched. A true professional. I highly recommend his entire team.
Posted by Alina | June 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. York - The Best Immigration Lawyer From All Points Of View
When I first came to Mr. York, I was overwhelmed by the American immigration process, lost and confused by the complexity of this matter, but he was able to start quickly and move me forward through the paperwork. He was very reassuring and professional in his handling of my case that finalized exactly the way Mr. York told me from the beginning. I had and I will continue to highly recommend him to anybody who needs help in immigration. Why? Because he is THE BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Hiring Harlan York and Associates was one of the best decisions I have had made. I had the pleasure to work with Mr York and Mr Roney. I was convinced from the beginning that I had the best representation. Not a single thing was taken for granted. Everything was thoroughly investigated and researched. The team was very knowledgeable and the work was thorough. Everyone was very friendly. They were available every time I needed them and answered every question I had. In the end they made sure I was equipped with everything I needed and well prepared. Hats off to the team.
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Posted by Cindy | February 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Exelente abogado!!! 100% lo Recomiendo!
Mr. York y su Asociados- Lauren hicieron un magnífico trabajo en mi caso con mi green card después de tener 2 casos de arrestos graves el y Lauren me ayudaron a conseguir lo soñado que era tener mi Targeta Verde salí del País al consolado y todo me salió como el dijo que saldría.... Antes de visitarlo a él visité a 4 diferentes abogados y los 4 dijeron que tenía que esperar una ley que me amparará por mis dos arrestos el día que visite a Mr. York el me dio una esperanza junto con Ms.Lauren no les miento y tube mis dudas ya que 4 me dijeron que no se podía hacer nada y el me dijo que siii que primero nos en focariamos en los dos casos y así fue fueron 18 meses que espere luego tuve mi cita en el consulado en mi país y gracias a Mr. York y Ms. Lauren pude obtener mi Recidencia y ya tengo 6 meses legal con mi Green Card y mi Licencia de conducir.. Estaré infinitamente agradecida ...
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Posted by Oluwafemi | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Removal Proceedings was granted.
It's my greatest joy that Harlan York took my Removal proceedings case and they stood by me till the end of my case and Maggie was assigned to my case, their support and encouragement really made me feel at ease even when my case had not been resolved. But at last, Immigration Judge granted my case and i really commend their effort on my case. I will be more than willing to recommend them to friends and families with similar immigration cases or any immigration case whatsoever. Harlan York is up to the task and they are very experienced.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case was approved.
My case was complicated. Expired H1-B, declined F1 Visa, failed previous marriage attempts and in a removal procedure. On top of that, the recent strict policies by the immigration authorities. In such a situation when my hope to get a respectable status in US was on a demise, Mr. Harlan York took my case with great confidence and appointed one of the best attorneys in his law firm, Ms Maggie Dunsmuir to help me out. Long story short, my case was approved, I got my i130 followed by green card. Can you believe this? Yes, this can happen when you go with HARLAN York Law firm for your immigration issues and your helper is Ms Maggie Dunsmuir. These people are doing awesome job in Newark NJ. I have found them very professional, very confident and aggressive fighters. First they helped me complete my all legal paper work required, charged the Fees and involved no emotions. Yes, they can be less sympathetic when you are emotionally distressed because of your situation but they will be very aggressive on legal grounds to fight for your rights in the courts. I did nt have any criminal background and I am qualified worker. With that, I am especially overwhelmed by their professionalism with which they proved in the court that I was a bonafide husband and a responsible citizen. I would just like to add that a fruitful completion of my case would not have been possible without the sheer determination and persistence of Attorney, Ms Maggie, who fought my case for two year. This is what we call a true success!
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Posted by Birol | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The finest immigration attorney in NJ and USA
Mr. York is is knowledgeable, sharp, honest and hardworking attorney who really loves his job and cares for his clients. His knowledge of the immigration law is vast. He is always ready for all obstacles. Helped me and my wife get our green cards and citizenship, although the case was difficult. He provided detailed advice on the potential risks and options I had regarding my case, and I'm very grateful for that. I highly recommend using Harlan Yourk's services to everyone who wants to see a good result and deal with a professional and decent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney
Mr. York resolved an extremely difficult deportation case that I faced. I went to many attorneys that couldn't help at all and and didnt know the law well enough in order to approach my case. Mr. York is extremely knowledgeable and approached my case from many angles possible. Mr. York took his time to examine everything about my case. He then executed a plan and did get the board of immigration appeals to reopen my case leading to a green card and evetually US citizenship. Mr. York and team did resolve my deportation case and now I'm a US citizen. In addition , Mr. York did the same for 3 family members that also had extremely difficult cases. All those family members did get their green cards and US citizenship.
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Posted by Mark | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The greatest
Mr York and his team got my wife a green card and worked with us until her success at becoming a citizen. He helped us over a rough patch at the beginning and was helpful until the very end.
Posted by Sandra | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer
My husband and I consulted Willians and Baker they took the case. We got charge for application fees, lawyer fees and our case was untouched for almost 3 years. We switched to Mr Harland based on the reviews on this site. My husband got his green card in less than 2 years. Excellent team of lawyers always answer our concerns guided us through the process. We left the country for the interview came back in the estimate time without surprises. If you want your case to be done right with out wasting time and money here is your best choice.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience
Engaged Harlan York and Associates for my Adjustment of Status (Green Card) application and had a fantastic experience working with the team there. Both Riki King and Rachael McCarthy were very responsive, highly proactive, and had a deep understanding of the entire process, including some of our more nuanced queries. Strongly recommended for anyone trying to navigate the U.S. immigration process.
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Posted by Mainak | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyers I have worked with
Harlan and Lauren were persistent in resolving our messy green card cases. As long as you have nothing to hide, let Harlan and Lauren navigate the immigration laws to get you in the best seat. They know what they are doing so listen to them. With their top notch advise, be rest assured you will win no matter how messy your case is.
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Posted by Nijal | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigratin lawyer
If i could give Mr. York 10 stars i would. This is the best,smartest and most honest lawyer i have ever met. He got me my green card from what i taught was impossible and working on my citizenship. Very affordable prices and honest approach. Please dont look any further this is your guy.Thank you Mr. Harlan York
Posted by Rinal | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST immigration lawyer!!
My family and I (along with many of our friends) have consulted with Mr. York and his team for our green card and citizenship cases for over 15 years. Mr. York is very professional, dependable, thorough, takes the time to understand each case and his very upfront and honest with his client. They do not sugar coat anything and give you false hopes. Anytime anyone has immigration related issues - Mr. York and his team are the only law firm we trust and recommend!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harlan York & Associates
  • 2001 - Present
  • Author
  • http://www.3DegreesofLaw.com
  • 2015 - 2015

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of: GREENBELT LANDSCAPES, INC
  • seasonal worker distinguished from permanent worker

Associations

  • Women's Self Defense Institute
  • Certified Women's Self Defense Instructor
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Kappa Sigma Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Immigration Policy Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tulane Law School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Practice Management Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • New York State Bar Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Committee on Immigration Litigation
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Mock Trial Tournament
  • Judge, Yale University
  • 2011 - 2011
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2007
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • TMYSB Sports Programs
  • Soccer Coach
  • 2006 - 2015
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section
  • Second Vice Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Listed 18th consecutive year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Nationwide Top Immigration Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • TIER ONE
  • US NEWS BEST LAW FIRMS
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • TIER ONE
  • US NEWS BEST LAW FIRMS
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Furthered 40
  • Lawline
  • 2012
  • Lawyer of the Year, Immigration, NJ
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Lawline.Com Faculty Awards
  • Finalist, Driven to Find a Better Way Award
  • 2011
  • TIER ONE
  • US NEWS BEST LAW FIRMS
  • 2011
  • Inside Jersey
  • New Jersey's Top Attorneys
  • 2011
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • TIER ONE
  • US NEWS BEST LAW FIRMS
  • 2010
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Ten Leaders
  • Immigration Law
  • N/A
  • Harris Scholar
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • N/A
  • Regents Scholar
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • N/A
  • President's Leadership Award
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • N/A
  • LEAD COUNSEL
  • LawInfo.Com
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyers
  • New York Magazine
  • N/A
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyers - Immigration Law
  • New Jersey Monthly
  • N/A
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Publications

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Women in Immigration Law: Balancing Opportunity and Equality
  • 2015
  • https://www.law360.com/
  • OPINION: Hurry Up And Wait For Immigration Reform
  • 2015
  • New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Trends in Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law Enforcement: Collaboration and Authority
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • New York Law School
  • Detention and Expedited Removal
  • 2012
  • Hudson County Superior Court
  • Immigration and Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • Columbia Law School
  • Asylum Law
  • 2012
  • Primer Impacto, Univision (National TV)
  • U Visas
  • 2011
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation
  • Current Immigration Policy
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Protecting the Victims of Violence
  • 2011
  • Lawline.com
  • Immigration Detention: From Pickup to Release
  • 2011
  • NJN
  • Immigration Law and Police Stops
  • 2008
  • ILW.com
  • Family Based Immigration
  • 2003
  • News 12 New Jersey
  • Immigration Fees Increase
  • 2002
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Removal Proceedings
  • 2002
  • News 12 New Jersey
  • Section 245i of the Immigration Act
  • 2001
  • Federal Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Immigration Consequences of Plea Bargains
  • 2000
  • WRKL
  • Political Asylum and Related Topics
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
Endorse Harlan
Immigration Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harlan York is simply the best immigration attorney in the State. I have utilized his services in the most complex matters and he has always solved the problem. I consult with Harlan in any case where the my clients have potential immigration concerns to determine the best course in my matter that will easy their immigration problems later. He is just the best at what he does."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Harlan is an expert in the field with a proven track record. He has also been able to solve complex and thorny immigration issues with a unique combination of experience, knowledge, and creativity."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. York and I worked together on a Writ of Mandamus action, he was great."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Harian. He is a top-notch immigration attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Harlan on a Lawline presentation titled "Building a Law Practice Brick by Brick." Harlan is a great public speaker and a wealth of information for the legal community. Can't wait to read his book as well! I have no doubt that he does great work for his clients. He is very communicative via email and compassionate to immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. York is a highly-respected and well-known advocate in the field of immigration law and removal defense litigation. His knowledge of immigration law is a impressive as his integrity. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heard Harlan York speak at a continuing legal education seminar recently and was greatly impressed with his demonstrated expertise in this area. I spoke to him for a few minutes afterwards and was also impressed with him as a person. I have since recommended him to several clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harlan York is an excellent immigration attorney. Whenever I have a client with an immigration issue in the NY/NJ area, I refer them to Harlan who always handles the matter professionally and with great expertise. He truly has unparalleled experience and knowledge in this field. On top of that, he has a great personality, is always eager to help his clients, and really enjoys his profession. If you have an immigration problem or know someone who does, contact Harlan now!"
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