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Fernanda Nunes Hottle

Immigration Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Fernanda Hottle

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Fernanda

Learn Fernanda’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    Family and business immigration, citizenship and nationality, waivers, removal defense

Brazilian citizen by birth and American citizen by choice, I am licensed to practice law in Brazil and in the United States. I currently practice 100% immigration, and my office is located in midtown Atlanta. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about your case and have the opportunity to help you in your legal matters.

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Brazilian Day Festival Atlanta 2014

Location

THE HOTTLE LAW FIRM, LLC
1100 Spring St NW
Suite 316
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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Posted by MANOEL | June 21, 2023
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HIGH RECOMMEND
Fernanda make my process very smooth, answer all the question and everything end on the promises that she made .
Posted by Marcelo | October 13, 2019
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Not just a great attorney, also a wonderful human being.
From the first contact made, until today, she has been a great support and has worked tirelessly to help me with my case. All the things you would expect from a fantastic and professional attorney, but even more, a caring, responsive and supportive person. I would never be able to express in words how grateful I am to Mrs Hottle, but I hope that God blesses her always, allowing other people to be helped by this amazing person. Thank you so much for everything!
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Posted by Lance | August 29, 2016
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Outstanding Lawyer- Highly Recommended!
My elderly mother is from Chile and had been living and working in Georgia as a resident legal alien, paying taxes for over 10 years. Unfortunately her health deteriorated and she was unable to continue to work and support herself. As her son living in Connecticut, there was little else I could do but to support her financially myself. I did this for several years, but this became a financial burden on me as I make a modest income. I was advised that my best recourse would be if my mom became a citizen. Unfortunately, my mom’s command of the English language and my command of the Spanish language was poor. Moreover, I did not have the time or knowledge to navigate the legal system in Georgia, remotely from Connecticut, to get her the proper application paperwork for citizenship. This is when I became extremely fortunate to find Ms. Fernanda Hottle through an online search of immigration lawyers near Atlanta that could speak Spanish. Ms. Hottle, it turns out, is tri-lingual and speaks Spanish and Portuguese as well. I had a consultation call with Fernanda and explained my mom’s situation that she was elderly and needed more hand-holding than usual. Fernanda understood and advised me of our options, timelines, and costs associated with engaging her services. I was convinced after my consultation call with Ms. Hottle that she was the right attorney that could assist my mom. She met in person with my mother to explain to her in Spanish what she needed to know about the process. She made my mom feel at ease and that was a major requirement I was looking for in an attorney. Moreover, when faced with the knowledge my mom would have to pass a citizenship exam, I reached out to Fernanda again for any referrals she knew of that could tutor my mom with studying for the exam. Fernanda reached out to her own assistant, Jocelyn, who graciously agreed to tutor my mom for a fee. With Jocelyn’s assistance, my mom passed the exam with flying colors and she became a naturalized US citizen with access to social security benefits that have greatly decreased my monthly subsidy to support her financially. Lastly, Fernanda dedicated time off of her very busy schedule to provide pro-bono assistance with helping my mom find state-funded housing for disadvantaged seniors. She personally accompanied my mom to visit and help her apply to several communities and is now on a waiting list. None of the above could have happened without the assistance of Fernanda, and I am incredibly grateful for everything she has done for me and my mother. If you are looking for an attorney that conveys professionalism, attention to detail, patience, and responsiveness, look no further than the Hottle Law Firm. Lance
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Posted by Carlos | May 27, 2015
Angel sent from above.
From the first phone call we knew she would be the one to help us make it happen. With Fernanda's knowledge, organization, patience and charisma, our process was easy, fast and painless. She made sure to keep us informed of our case status every step of the way and was always there to answer any questions. She made us feel very confident and worry free. Our case was a success due to her hard work. She is a genuine individual, very professional and will get the job done. We are very lucky and greatful to have met Fernanda. What can I say!!?? She changed my life forever.
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Posted by Bruno Mello | April 3, 2015
Fantastic job
From the beginning fernanda was there with us to the process. I have the respect of her job and everyone who needs the immigration service from her. Fernanda was with is all the way from the beginning of the process to the end where we went to the interview...I'm so glad she helped us with the process of becoming a US citizen. Anyone who has an immigration issue should contact her, also I have to say that she's in top of the entire process from forms to completing the interview. Thank you fernanda for making a dream come true. Bruno and Ashley
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Posted by Casey | September 23, 2014
Extraordinary lawyer
Very very responsible! Great Immigration lawyer, kept my wife and I and our family very well informed and up to date with every step through the immigration process. She did everything as far as all the paper work required in order and finished it all on a timely matter. Im happy to say i will not need her services as far as my wife goes with immigration lol :), which means she did her job at a extraordinary fashion! I will recommend anyone and everyone including family to Mrs. Hottle!
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Posted by Patricia | September 10, 2014
The best immigration lawyer in Atlanta!
I was very well surprised about Fernanda! I had some problems with my student visa in the past and I talked to at least 4 immigration lawyers. Fernanda was the only one who gave me the correct advice: to go back to my country and request it to the consulate. While all other lawyers said this would not work, I followed her advice and everything was fine! I got my visa in my country within 1 week after I left the US. So, when I needed a lawyer for my green card papers, I had no doubt who was the best immigration lawyer in Atlanta. She was very patient, responsive and always kept me informed about every step. I do recommend her! She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
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Posted by Daniel and Solange | September 5, 2014
Fernanda Hottle - Great Job!!!
We are now US Citizens !!! Fernanda Hottle did an excellent job guiding us during this entire Immigration process. We definetely recommend her as a very competent lawyer. Fernanda, THANK YOU !!! Daniel and Solange
Posted by Anthony | June 23, 2014
Immigration Attorney Review
Attorney Hottle, is very professional and an excellent immigration attorney. My wife and I were thoroughly please with how she handled our case. She explained what was to be expected in clear and concise terms that anyone could understand. With the preparation she provided, we did not have any problems with completing the immigration applications nor did we have any problems with the interview. Thank you Attorney Hottle!
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Posted by Barry | June 21, 2014
US Immigration
Fernanda was perfect. She provided immediate turn around on all our questions and paper work. She was persistence, dependable, friendly and attentive to detail. My wife and I are grateful for Fernanda's work. Her command of English and (Brazilian) Portuguese languages along with her personal touch made our experience worry free. We highly recommend her.
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Posted by Lucimar | June 8, 2014
Quality Law Firm Recommended!
Very pleased with the quality service and turn around and knowledge of our most recent experience. The extra efforts were a blessing in our case. Fernanda is an excellent lawyer, and highly recommend.
Posted by Victor | October 15, 2013
Fernanda is great, and very helpful during stressful situations!
Fernanda helped me prepare my case for Naturalization . I hire Fernanda because I had past trouble with law enforcement authorities she helped me present my case efficiently and helped me gather all the need documents in order to achieve my citizenship. If you have any immigration problems I definitely suggest you contact Fernanda, she will make the difference in your case. Thanks Fernanda !
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Posted by Jim | May 13, 2013
Look No Further...
When a relative needed legal assistance with an immigration issue, a lawyer friend recommended Ms. Hottle. We found her to be thorough, friendly and communicative, ethical, and most importantly, honest. We were very happy with her services.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Legal Advisor
  • Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • THE HOTTLE LAW FIRM, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • GEORGE & WALLACH, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal secretary/paralegal
  • GEORGE & WALLACH, LLP
  • 2004 - 2010
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Education

  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SSDIB & SSI
  • Granted
  • Citizenship & Naturalization
  • Granted
  • Family Immigration
  • Granted

Associations

  • Consulate General of Brazil
  • President, Citizens' Council
  • 2015 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (RJ)
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Consulate General of Brazil
  • VP, Citizens' Council
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10% in Immigration Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top 10% in Immigration Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • To 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Immigration
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award - Immigration
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Best Georgia-based firm for Family & Immigrant Visas
  • Acquisition International
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Immigration
  • AVVO
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • MSBN
  • Immigration Q&As
  • 2017
  • MSBN
  • Immigration Reform
  • 2014
  • Mision Hispana
  • Various in Immigration
  • 2014
  • Mision Hispana
  • Various in Immigration
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fernanda for years, and I know her to be a professional of the highest character. I have referred several clients who were seeking an immigration or social security attorney, and I will continue to do so because of the services she provides. I would recommend Fernanda Hottle to anyone seeking legal advice in the areas of immigration or social security."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hottle is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her immigration law services, she is one of the finest immigration attorneys in her state."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fernanda since law school. We even worked together for a time when we were both students. Fernanda is smart. She’s tough. She’s highly organized and efficient. She is also very passionate and compassionate about her work. Immigration is an area of the law that demands all of those qualities. With that in mind, I heartily endorse Fernanda Hottle."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fernanda is a one-of-a kind attorney. Not only is she intelligent, professional, experienced, and dedicated to her clients, she is bicultural and trilingual. She knows first-hand the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Fernanda works hard to explain the law to her clients and communicate with them to answer all their questions. I highly endorse Fernanda as an immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her significant and deep knowledge of Immigration Law. She is very talented and a great asset to the profession and legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hottle is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate about her clients and their issues."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Friendly, accessible, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fernanda regularly provides insightful and accurate answers to Avvo users. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Hottle concerning a somewhat complicated immigration issue. Her insight was extremely helpful."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hottle is really a superb attorney. I love reading her answers to questions on Avvo and learning from her expertise and her incredible advise. I have been an attorney, judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and law professor, and I still learn from her every day. I would highly recommend her to everyone and anyone on Avvo."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her detailed, on-point answers on various aspects of immigration law are a real pleasure to read!"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Hottle. Her answers on Avvo demonstrate her legal skill."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fernanda provides excellent client service."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hottle is knowledgeable and is generous with her time, providing insightful and helpful legal analysis to answer questions posed by individuals seeking assistance on Avvo. She is an asset to the legal community."
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Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Fernanda Nunes Hottle
Fernanda Nunes Hottle
Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 13 years