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Nicklaus James Misiti

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

4.7   48 reviews

also known as Law offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC.

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Nicklaus

Learn Nicklaus’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80% is a small immigration boutique firm specializing in deportation/removal, criminal immigration, asylum, and family based petitions.

  2. Personal injury

  3. Criminal defense

  4. Divorce and separation



Nicklaus Misiti is the principal attorney at the Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC a full service immigration law firm conveniently located on Manhattan's exclusive Wall Street in New York’s historic Financial District. Nicklaus Misiti provides a broad range of high quality legal services to a wide range of clients, including both businesses and individuals, throughout the greater United States and abroad. Attorneys at Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti are highly experienced in international and immigration law. Including the following areas of practice:


  • Asylum/Refugee Applications
  • Deportation and Removal Defense
  • Criminal Consequences of Plea Agreements and Criminal Defense
  • Family and Marriage Based immigration
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • Domestic and International Divorce
  • Victims of Trafficking, Crime, and Domestic Violence (VAWA)
  • Consular Processing and Waivers
  • Adam Walsh Waivers
  • Federal and BIA appeals


 We offer low cost case evaluations, reasonable and easy to understand estimates, affordable payment plans, and immediate results. Nicklaus Misiti can handle immigration matters throughout the country and is license in New York State, the Eastern District Court of New York, and the Southern District Court of New York.

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Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC
40 Wall St.
28th Floor
New York, NY, 10005-1304
Law offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC
42 Catharine St
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
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4.7 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Babin | August 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful I-485
I’ve had an asylum case which was withdrawn after filing family based i-485 petition. I applied in December of 2017 and had several interviews but, never heard back from the USCIS. This March 2021 I hired Nicklaus and he filed mandamus to Uscis. I had the interview this July after one year which was my Third Interview. I didn’t hire a lawyer in the beginning which was a big mistake. Nicklaus also, came along with me for my interview and he was very helpful and asked many questions to the immigration officer. He literally was a godsend. I got may permanent resident card last week. Thank you very much Nicklaus and I highly recommend him. He was available all the time and replied all of my emails. He walked me through everything. He’s a very good and knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by Marcus | November 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney 100% trustworthy
Now has an office in Poughkeepsie NY and his rates were 50% less than the other attorneys I spoke to. My case was complicated and confusing and he took the time and returned my calls in a reasonable time.
Posted by Fahmida | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You.
Nicklaus James Misiti was wonderful, detailed, oriented, sharp and reliable ,caring of my case. He is an incredibly attentive and thorough attorney, I highly recommend to use his services if you need help in your immigration process.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adam Walsh Bush Act
We were under the immigration process for almost 6 years. We were denied and then appealed, the case was back to the local office for the review again, and after that there was no response. We have consulted multiple attorneys, including super stars. No one could do anything about the case, everything they could say was to WAIT. Finally, I found Nick and called him. He sounded very knowledgeable and gave us hope. He acted aggressively, but professional with the immigration office. Within a year I received a green card. Highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by alan | July 22, 2015
Lawyer who did what he said he would
Mr. Misiti was able to lift a deportation order and get permanent residence for my wife. The whole process took longer than we had thought it, but everything was a success. Before all this, he was able to finalize an absentee divorce. Lawyer fees arent cheap, but I believe he is pretty fair with the prices. He is highly recommended for immigration related issues.
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Posted by Jason | September 1, 2014
Immigration Assistance with Adam Walsh Waiver
I married a woman from a foreign country. I had a former judge who specialized in immigration cases represent me and my wife. upon learning of my criminal history he explained the need to acquire a waiver of the Adam Walsh Act inserted into the immigration process in 2006. having not formally dealt with this he recommended Mr. Misiti. After contacting Mr. Misiti and having our initial consultation he thought he could help and we felt confident with his service. Although it took quite a bit of time as Mr. Misiti said it would the determination was in our favor. I was informed throughout the entire process and he was very quick to respond to all the requests and questions I had. He was very knowledgeable about all the relevant information and paperwork I would need to submit. I feel Mr. Misiti is very competent and knowledgeable on this topic and can be trusted to get the job done if you are willing to put in the effort as well. Overall I would recommend Mr. Misiti for anyone who needed help with an immigration issue and his fee was extremely reasonable.
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Posted by Edison | October 10, 2013
Nicklaus has been a great attorney
Nicklaus has been a great attorney. Anytime I had a question about my case, Nicklaus was easy to contact. He really cared and had genuine concern. He has done everything that a client would ask of his lawyer. I highly recommend Nicklaus.
Posted by Donald | October 8, 2013
High Recommend
Mr Misiti handled our immigration case promptly and with a high degree of professionalism.. Particularly noteworthy was his willingness to promptly answer any follow up questions after the case was initially filed. We highly recommend him and have referred others to him.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2013
Very Satisfied with Nicklaus Misiti
My husband and I used Mr. Misiti's services in an immigration matter that could have resulted in a great deal of misery for us. We had no idea what to do about our problem, but fortunately for us, he handled it and the problem was resolved well within the time we needed it to be. When we had questions , he answered them, when we had concerns, he explained. I found him very helpful and am very pleased that we consulted hm.
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Posted by NatashaNatasha | July 19, 2013
Best Attorney
I would highly recommend this attorney he was very helpful with my application and in filing the waivers. Everything worked out just as he said it would and my family was so happy when our long struglle with immigraiton was finally over. Thank you so much Mr. NIck!!!
Posted by inshan | May 21, 2013
Great Immigration Attorney
Fantastic Immigration Attorney. Very knowledgeable in this area of practice. His calm personality and reassurance made us feel confident and comfortable on the day of our interview.
Posted by Trust | April 25, 2013
Trust -wordy helpful Honest Gifted, Right on Time hire Nicklaus Misiti today & update your status to a better tomorrow call now Live Free,thank you Mr.Misiti I found myself again......
Posted by Chaz | April 22, 2013
Super Attorney. Handled all problems. Prompt responses. Not just chasing money
Worked with a few attorneys and most just try to run up the bills or hit you with fees included in the fine print of their agreement. Mr. Misiti was not this way at all. He took the time to explain all of our options and went over the retainer agreement before we signed it to make sure we understood everything. On top of that our case went exactly as he stated!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2013
I agree with all the positive reviews
Many clients have said what a great job Nicklaus has done to help their case. I would like to second that. My life is completely different than it was 2 years ago and I have Nicklaus to thank for that.
Posted by Michale | April 18, 2013
Nicklaus Misiti provided great advise to my family
Nicklaus Misiti provided excellent advice to me regarding a case I had related to my Father's stay in the US. He made sure we kept our end of the bargain and made timely payments and provided documents but he really cared and went the extra mile for us. Such good service and truthful advice from a top-notch lawyer is rare and I'm happy to have worked with Nicklaus. I highly recommend him for any of your immigration needs. He really works hard for his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2013
Nick helped me with my DACA application process
I used Nick for my DACA application process. He helped me so much, he told me what documents I needed and didn't need. His office is located in the city but since that was kind of far from me, he accommodated his time to see me in his house (after business hours). At the beginning I was a little worried because I never dealt with a lawyer before so he made my experience a good one. I would definitely go back to him if I ever need help in another case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2013
I recommend Nicklaus Misiti for immigration cases
Nicklaus is very responsive and this is the first thing that made me trust him and after hiring Nicklaus, he explained how we will go through the case step by step, he answered all my questions and exceeded with making the expectations clear, he handled my case perfectly till i won it. When it comes to money he is not greedy at all, he is a good lawyer and i recommend him
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2013
This attorney helped me once and now twice!
I hired Nicklaus a few years ago to aid with an immigration issue and he was great. I'm a return customer because I had another issue and again I want to say how happy I am with his services. He really helped me and moved my case forward. I would definitely recommend using his services. It is so hard to find a good attorney and Nicklaus is definetly one!
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Posted by Peter M. Shenouda | March 28, 2013
Nicklaus James Misiti - the attorney you can trust
The reviews of attorneys are often reduced to a simple principle: won - good, lost - bad ... We completely disagree with this. Life is a strange and interesting thing - you never know where you find where you lose! Our familiarity with Nicklaus Misiti held shortly before we moved to the United States. He was highly recommended us by a very nice people, and the result of our cooperation in the face – our case is granted! Nicklaus Misiti - is a lawyer who focuses on results and approaches each case with great attention to detail. He - extremely reliable expert in immigration law, a lawyer you can trust, and someone who cares about the customers. We highly recommend Nick Misiti to anyone who is looking for an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Vanessa | March 28, 2013
THE immigration lawyer!
I found Nicklaus on the Internet when I was desperately looking for an exit for the trouble our former lawyer had put us through. My husband needed a AWW and our former lawyer had absolutely no clue of what that was and what to do to help us. I read about Nicklaus here and in other sites, in fact most of the information at that time regarding AWW was coming from him, so I called his office and explained my case and he told me what we needed to do, how much it would cost. Within 3 months we heard from the immigration that our AWW was denied, we are on the second step of I don't know how many ahead, but all I can tell for sure is that we are very confident that we had hired a very knowledgeable immigration lawyer. We had problems to get a document from the court house and Nicklaus was able to help us from NY. We had a snow storm in Chicago on a Thursday night and NY was hit by the same snow storm on Friday, so some documents I had mailed him were late and still Nicklaus, very resourceful was able to get the documents to the immigration right on time. Every time I need I can email him, if I call the office and I cannot talk to him right away I know I will hear from him within 24 hours, and this makes me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend Nicklaus Misiti from Misiti Global.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Criminal Immigration Firm
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Campaign Staff
  • Senator Jeff Merkley
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Assistant
  • US Department of Justice-Immigration Courts
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Senator Hillary Rodham Cllinton
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • University at Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Master's of Arts
  • 2003
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Bachelor's of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Approval
  • Green Card Approval
  • Adam Walsh Act Approval
  • green card approved
  • Federal Court Action Adam Walsh Act
  • I-130 Approval
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  • Northern District Court Of Texas
  • Admitted in Good Standing
  • 2014 - Present
  • Western District Court of Wisconsin
  • Admitted in Good Standing
  • 2013 - Present
  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted in Good Standing
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted in Good Standing
  • 2011 - Present
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted in Good Standing
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Italian American Foundation
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Most Valuable Fundraiser
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (21)
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
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"Mr. Misiti is an extremely capable attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 15
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"I endorse Mr. Misiti for his knowledge on immigration; he is a great asset to the community and the legal profession."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
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"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
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"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
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"Mr. Misiti is an exemplary attorney. I would refer anyone and everyone to him on a regular basis. Despite the fact that I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for over 24 years, I continue to learn from him daily from his Avvo posts. I would recommend that you hire him in an instant."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
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"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Misiti. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 22
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"I endorse Mr. Misiti. His answer on show a great command, understanding, and knowledge of immigration law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
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"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 10
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"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Misiti is one of the finest Immigration Attorneys in New York. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
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"I endorse this lawyer. A great contributor to the Avvo community and to the profession at large, Attorney Misiti is knowlegeable and very practical in his legal advice. He is willing to give his time in order to take the clients' issues to the next level."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 03
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"Attorney Misiti is extremely knowledgeable in the field of immigration and nationality law. It is clear from all his postings on Avvo that he has a superior grasp of this complex area of law. His ability to direct clear and concise answers to posters, especially those with concerns about deportation, is truly remarkable. I have no hesitation in endorsing this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
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"I endorse this lawyer. He provides great answers to tough questions here on"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 17
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"I endorse Attorney Misiti for the work he does to assist those in need of both criminal and immigration issues. An alien who is facing both immigration and criminal legal issues is a subgroup of clients who require experienced representation. Attorney Misiti advocates for his clients in a professional and ethical manner to ensure justice for those in need."
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