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Susannah E. Nichols

Immigration Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   3 reviews

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About Susannah

Learn Susannah’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Employment based immigration

    13 years

As an immigration associate in the Ogletree Deakins Raleigh office, I focus my practice primarily on immigrant and non-immigrant visas and employment-based green cards. I represent a wide range of petitioners including large corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations. I have traveled nationally to represent individuals before USCIS and EOIR. Through my years of practice, I have learned that being an attorney means being both a counselor and a strong advocate to your clients. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, I practiced immigration law at boutique firms in Washington, D.C. and Rochester, MN.

I served as Chair for the D.C. Congressional Legislation committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). I also participate in the AILA military assistance program which is a partnership between AILA and the military Judge Advocacy General Corps.

Originally born in Raleigh, North Carolina I graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communications from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I graduated law school from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC with a concentration in trial advocacy.

Licensed for 13 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Posted by Sami Qazi-Zadah | February 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer in US
If I could I would rate Ms. Susannah number one lawyer in the country. She fought for us, she won our appealed case. She moved from my Virginia, if not, I would have send tens of clients who are really in need of good lawyer to defend them. Be well, and successful. Thanks for your nice work.
Posted by Jonathan | January 29, 2014
Thanks for all your help
My overal experience was great. I was actually referred to Susannah through a friend who had recently worked with someone else in the firm. My partner and I were walked through the whole process and I would recommend them to anyone planning on going through the immigration system here in the USA. I was kept informed every step of the way and were easy to get hold of if I had any questions concerning my case. She is also very friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend Susannah in a heart beat. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Harsha | January 18, 2014
Great experience working with Ms Nichols
At all times I've found Ms. Nichols to be professional, honest, reliable , hard working, conscientious, peace loving, courteous and dependable attorney. She is very passionate and caring in helping her clients with immigrations issues and she is doing a great service to immigrants. My case was a very complicated one and she handled it with complete professionalism and I am very thankful to her for all her efforts. I wish her the best in her future endeavors. I highly recommend her for anyone who has issues with USCIS.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Ryan & Grinde, Ltd.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2015


  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • East Carolina University
  • B.S.
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Mr. Velasquez
  • Citizenship
  • E.V.
  • Granted


  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • D.C. Legislation Committee of the AILA Advocacy Division
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • MPA, Rochester Chapter meeting
  • Immigration
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (14)
Endorse Susannah
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Susannah brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the table when it comes to immigration issues. Because of her wealth of knowledge, she offers advice to not only clients but also other attorneys who are representing clients in other areas of the law with collateral immigration issues. She passionately and aggressively works to meet the needs of her clients and is an exceptional advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Susannah is a dedicated and passionate advocate for her clients on immigration issues. Her knowledge of immigration law is immense and I often consult her when I have criminal clients facing immigration consequences."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Nichols is a superb immigration attorney. She is hard-working and dedicated to her clients. She believes passionately in her work and giving her clients the opportunity to reach for the American Dream. I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Nichols for your immigration needs."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Nichols is an excellent immigration attorney. She is sharp, diligent, and fights tooth and nail for her clients. We have worked on numerous matters together, and I always value her insight. The immigration field is complicated and requires an attorney who is well-versed in the law while compassionate. Ms. Nichols fits this description well."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Nichols is a diligent, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. I highly recommend her in the field of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Susannah is passionate and knowledgeable. She is a tremendous advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Susannah is a dynamic immigration attorney and a tireless advocate for her clients. I recommend her wholeheartedly for anyone requiring assistance with an immigration matter in Northern Virginia, or anywhere in the United States."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"An outstanding immigration attorney, Ms. Nichols receives my highest endorsement."
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