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Nicole Whitaker

Immigration Attorney at Towson, MD

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 9 years
    Florida - FL 7 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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     Nicole M. Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Legal, LLC, is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she teaches Lawyering in Spanish and Legal Analysis, Research and Writing.  Ms. Whitaker is a native of Northern Baltimore County with strong ties to the legal community. 

     During law school, Ms. Whitaker served as a judicial intern on the Baltimore Immigration Court under Judge Crosland, Judge Kessler, Judge Dornell, and Judge Williams.  She also practiced in the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office as a Rule 16 attorney through the Criminal Practice Clinic and was on one of the law school’s three law journals, the University of Baltimore Law Forum.

     Ms. Whitaker speaks Spanish fluently.  In her free time, she teaches English as a Second Language for the Community College of Baltimore County.

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Nicole M. Whitaker, Owner & Attorney

Location

Whitaker Legal, LLC: Towson Office
406 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 200
Towson, MD, 21204

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Posted by Gislaine | February 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Visa U
The best choice I made 4 years ago was to believe in lawyer Nicole! First of all, we would like to thank God for placing this lawyer in our path! We had consulted 3 lawyers at the time who didn't give us any hope in our Visa U case, and this lawyer said that our case was strong! Today after 4 years we are receiving our SS and Permit work. God bless and we are immensely grateful to Nicole and her efficient team! Thank you very much I also want to thank the attention, respect and affection that everyone at the office has for clients! You are excellent professionals! We really appreciate it! Wilder Siqueira & Gislaine Siqueira
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Posted by Denis | November 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Whitaker Legal, LLC no words can explain the battling I've been through (13yrs) before meeting Ms. Nichole, the attorneys and her team of experts. I wish there was 100 starts as an option but 5 will do it I guess. From being at the spotlight in front of an immigration judge at risk to be deported to obtaining my T visa, work permit and apply for a green card in less than 3yrs my gratitude and appreciation to the team cannot be stress enough, all I can say is THANK YOU so much and unto the next step to start a new chapter.
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Posted by Maycol | November 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
My case has kept moving and I’m very happy with how everything it’s going
I reached Nicole around March I believe on 2021, case improved quickly, by July 2022 I have my permission to work legally in United States, now I’m on the process of the green card, and I know for sure things will go through with the help of Nicole, all I can say is that she is very trustful with the cases.
Posted by Phiĺipa | July 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The very best
Nicole Whitaker and her team is the very best am glad the day I picked her to work an my case I got my green card in less than two years when I called and no one answer the phone I don't worry cause I know they gonna return my call.thank you Nicole and your team you guys are the very best .
Posted by Angelica | July 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
The work is impeccable, professional, excellent communication and accompaniment.
Posted by Hilda Elisa Reyes Ramirez | May 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Proceso de residencia
Fue mi mejor experiencia, son eficientes, muy atentos. Una experiencia muy bonita ,ustedes son buenos. Su equipo de trabajo muy bueno. Lo recomiendo al 100%
Posted by Olawale Ade. | February 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I-751 and Citizenship Approved After 7 Complicated Years
I literally bless the day I was introduced to Ms. Whitaker. She practically turned my near deportation status to me receiving my permanent resident card and citizenship. Trust me, my case was a mess before she took over but she took her time to explain each step and each process, eased my mind after I was visited by HSI agents and was there to answer any of my questions, concerns and problems. The level of professionalism yet friendliness displayed by Ms Whitaker and her staff was so refreshing during times of anxiety and worries. I would gladly and proudly recommend her to anyone
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Thank you Atty Nicole and to your staffs. Highly Recommended... very professional and prompt response all the time.
Posted by Robert | October 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Ms. Whitaker was God sent. I found Nicole through Avvo, my case was complicated, I wanted to apply for Naturalization but after consulting numerous “Big/famous and super expensive” lawyers who basically made it seem like my case was hopeless I almost decided to just postpone the application. However, everything changed when I found Nicole and made an appointment. At the appointment she immediately made me feel more relaxed about my case. She was very knowledgeable and gave straight to the point answers. I decided to proceed with hiring her (best decision of my life) and her and her team proceeded with putting in my application. They constantly provided me status of my application, didn’t have to chase them around for that. I worry a lot by nature, so throughout the waiting period, I was constantly stressing but Nicole always put my mind at ease. When time finally came for my interview, Nicole and I did a practice interview prior, she prepared me of what to expect and on that day, she accompanied me to the interview. Her presence helped a lot. I got my Citizenship and got sworn in the same day. Working with Nicole’s firm was the best decision I have ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent - Citizenship and Prenuptial Agreement
Attorney Nicole Whitaker and her team are incredible. I moved to Maryland a year ago on search of an immigration lawyer. I have lived in the US for more than 2 decades and had postponed pursuing my Citizenship. Attorney Whitaker was very knowledgeable and emphatic from the very beginning. I appreciated the timely response from her team at every step of the way. She accompanied me at my interview and provided me with status updates throughout the process. I was so glad that I enlisted her help because I was able to fulfill my dreams of citizenship. I also worked with Attorney Whitaker in coordinating the details of my prenuptial agreement with my Fiancé. I was very impress with level of service that I received from Attorney Whitaker’s team. I appreciated the time Attorney Whitaker to answer all my questions. After all are discussions, I felt more informed and confident about the topics highlighted in the agreement. I highly recommend Whitaker Legal.
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Posted by Gloria | December 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
No over promises just delivery of good results!
I am so glad I made the decision to switch, happy that I made the right selection and now gratified with the end results. The service is beyond immigration approval, it's about the future. The personal service we received from the whole members of her firm was excellent, something I did not experience from my previous lawyers. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Larissa | March 6, 2019
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Honest Immigration & Citizenship Lawyer
We chose Nicole to offer her legal expertise as we petition for my husband's citizenship because she is a person of excellent character, and she is professional, honest, and thorough. Additionally, Nicole is also perfectly fluent in Spanish, and this has been invaluable in communicating with other members of my family. Everything in this process has gone smoothly because she and her team have been mindful of each deadline and have made this a painless process for us. We cannot recommend her more highly and look forward to continuing to work with her!
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Posted by Solaa | March 6, 2019
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One of the Best In The Industry
So basically I needed to get a lawyer for my AOS case and wasn’t sure about the lawyer to hire so I decided to try Avoo. Upon visiting the site I decided to streamline my search before eventually deciding to work with Nicole. She was the most patience and diligent person you could work with on a professional level. Very attentive and Always give that sense of comfort. She helped with my package and was quite accessible via mail and call. I would recommend Nicole to friends or people with relevant cases. She will give you the best service you can imagine. She got your best interest at heart and would sure provide the service you deserve. Everything went fine and We were able to complete the process in time. She’s quite conversant with her job and never seem to lack knowledge with any relevant question or information. Without any form of reservation, I would highly recommend Ms Nicole to anyone who need a lawyer. She’s one of the best I ever worked with. Also special mention to her team as well! They were great and quite resourceful as well. Thanks guys .
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Posted by Tamas | February 27, 2018
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Professional, excellent and very reliable attornery
In short, Nicole Whitaker is a brilliant attorney with many years of experience. She helped us with every step of the way with our case. Nicole is very friendly and absolutely trustable person. She always responds fast for phone calls, e-mails and she explain everything very well, step by step. My wife and I am extremely happy with the result. She gave us EXCELLENT service for very reasonable price. We highly recommend her without any doubt. Because she works very hard, our case closed much faster than we excepted. My wife and I am very happy, highly satisfied customers. There is no better attorney than her. She will not disappoint anyone because she really cares her customers.
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Posted by reem82 | February 26, 2017
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Number 1 attorney in the United states
Where do I begin? I had a very complicated case. I applied for my citizenship and I got denied , I was afraid to loose my green card. I consulted immigration lawyers who have 20_30 years of experience, and none of them gave me the right advice for my case,add to that, that you need to pay extra money for any extra question or advice.most of them put you under the impression that your case is extra complicated and that you are not going to make it without them. I was super desperate until I found this young ,ambitious, professional, super knowledgeable, smart lawyer called nicole whitiker,who I can't thank enough for everything she had done for me. She gave me the right advice,and applied for me for the second time. She also came with me to the interview, I was super confident,she prepared me very well ,the interview went perfect,and I got my citizenship. She answers emails,returns phone calls,answers any question,she is very confident and very knowledgeable. She has a humanitarian side,she loves to help people. Ms.Nicole also ffers free English classes ,,What a great person :) God bless her and her family.
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Posted by Nazmi | October 15, 2016
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Greatest person ever
I had a real big and complicated immigration case. It was so easy to her to find all solutions for each issue i had it. She always reserved calls, mails and returns back, she always answers all my questions even if it's not about my case. She is really hard worker, she worked on my case more than the money that she got paid. She is great, professional, helpful and honest.
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Posted by Bamba Kane | March 31, 2016
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Expectations exceeded
I f you want the peace of mind that your case will is in the right hands and everything will done to get favorable outcome then Whitaker Legal, L LC is the right place. I came there for immigration matters and I was completely satisfied; without the diligence and hard work that I received from this attorney, I don't think my case would be resolved. And the best thing is she put more emphasis on the outcome of my case than the money i had to pay. I am glad and thankful that i was referred to this place.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
GENUINE, DEPENDABLE, BRILLIANT
Nicole Whitaker is very professional and an expert in the rule of law. she always return phone calls and keep her clients updated via emails. i will recommend her to everyone and anyone who needs a well informed Lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2015
N400 Interview
First, Nicole is a highly Professional. Second, even though I reached out to her after I sent my application, Nicole prepared me quite well for naturalization interview. Frankly, her preparation is what got me through. I had some concerns about my case because of a couple of unfortunate issues. Nicole researched my case and recommended changes that have proven right as my application has been approved!!! I would recommend Nicole any day. Her dedication to my case and attention to the détails are outstanding !!!
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Posted by Chelsea | January 6, 2015
HONEST, RELIABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE!
BEST attorney in Towson! Ms. Whitaker drafted documents for me in a very complicated matter. She always returned calls and emails same day! She gave me suggestions I never would have thought of. Impressive knowledge of the law. I trust her implicitly and would recommend her without reservation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Whitaker Legal, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rule 16 Attorney
  • Harford County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • Baltimore Immigration Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Spanish Victim/Witness Coordinator
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successfully Negotiated Amicable Uncontested Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce Granted
  • Successful Response to Notice of Intent to Deny
  • Green Card Application Approved

Associations

  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State of Maryland
  • Notary Public
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Latin American Law Student Association
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Staff Editor
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Staff Editor
  • 2014
  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Staff Editor
  • 2013
  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Staff Editor
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adult ESOL Classes
  • Immigration Law 101
  • 2020
  • Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Immigration Law 101
  • 2019
  • Adult ESOL Classes
  • Know Your Rights Presentation
  • 2019
  • Maryland Association for Justice Event, Columbia, Maryland
  • Representing Children in Immigration, Family and Criminal Cases (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Guest Speaker)
  • 2018
  • English as a Second Language Class
  • Immigration 101
  • 2016
  • CCBC ESOL
  • Immigration 101
  • 2016
  • Eastern Family Resource Center ESOL
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Adult ESOL Class
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Adult ESOL Class
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (41)
Given (59)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is a highly respected attorney. Her zealous advocacy sets her apart from many attorneys. We need more attorneys like Nicole Whitaker."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Whitaker. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help.."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole does a great job for her clients. She really knows her stuff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore law school is not a position given to a novice. Her knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions here. Nicole is most honored by the true test of a lawyers worth which are her client reviews. READ THEM! Endorsements from her peers are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with her ASAP."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole, as my fellow Immigration Attorney in Maryland. She is very talented and great asset to legal community. She is very knowledgeable about immigration matters and her advice is very solid and well researched. I would absolutely recommend her services to potential clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is quite knowledgeable and provides excellent advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is well regarded in the legal community and her education, experience, reviews and endorsements clearly show why. I would highly recommend her in a criminal defense matter."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nicole since Law School. She is an exceptional attorney who works tirelessly and diligently for each and every client. I highly recommend Nicole to anyone searching for an attorney who knows the law and will put your concerns and rights first."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has great determination and drive. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a consummate professional and is well-versed in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer...an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Whitaker is very helpful, knowledgeable, and is a pleasure to interact with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Whitaker is a highly trusted member of the legal community, her contribution is greatly appreciated and valued."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you are in legal trouble in MD, there is only one attorney I would go to, that is Nicole Whitaker. Bright, articulate, knowledgeable, and kind to the client but a lion to the prosecutor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She really knows her stuff and is well respected in the legal community."
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