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Andre R. Olivie

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   20 reviews

About Andre

Learn Andre’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    I assist clients in all immigration matters, including work, family, & marriage visas, asylum applications, deportation defense and representation in immigration court.

    12 years

  2. Asylum
    10%
    I assist clients in filing affirmative asylum applications. In particular for those seeking asylum based on political opinion and sexual-orientation (LGBT).

    12 years

I am the son of a Pakistani-Indian immigrant mother and native New Yorker father. I  was raised in Tempe, Arizona. I love seeing a good film, eating some good food, and of course traveling. I have studied in France and have worked in Thailand and Cambodia. I have traveled several times to Europe, Southeast Asia and South Asia including India and Pakistan.

 

I believe in the great potential that new immigrants bring to this country and am a strong supporter of immigration reform that will benefit immigrants. As a son of a Pakistani immigrant, I understand the difficulties new immigrants face when trying to gain entry into the United States and to keep families together. I will work hard to reunite families and protect those facing removal. As a human rights advocate, I am aware of the suffering that some immigrants have faced in their home countries. I will fight for those who were persecuted because of their beliefs or social identity, so that they may live life genuinely and free from harm. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Olivie Law
1836 Westlake Ave N.
Suite 302
Seattle, WA, 98109

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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Andre was very helpful and answered all my questions in our first call. I would recommend him to anyone who needs immigration support.
Posted by Omri | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best laywer immigrant
I what to say ty very much to Andrew &molly office laywer my case was hard i have black signature on my passport and was out off us state andre Succeeded to cancel everything and get me green card unbelievable *if u you are considering hiring an attorney Andrew make miracles do not to think twice and call Andrew and in few months u will be living in us
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Posted by Enronn | May 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended from Start to Finish
I had a very complex case based on asylum; due to my previous travel history visiting the US and returning my home country, filing for asylum would be difficult. But after years of turmoil, fear, isolation, I had no choice. After reading an article about Andre helping another asylum seeker win his case and establishing a new chapter in his life here in the US, I embarked on the same journey. Andre laid it out from start to finish what it would take and the realities and consequences applying for asylum. Along with his friendly and knowledgeable team, I applied for asylum in late 2018. By early 2019, I had my first interview. I was accompanied by Andre who was there with me and helped to ensure my thoughts and experiences were expressed. A couple months later, Andre informed me of the life changing news my asylum was granted. I was not only shocked but numb at the same time, because this finally meant I could feel safe, guaranteed a chance to start a life in authentic way without repercussions. But also, to fulfill the American Dream, which is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Since gaining asylum, I have utilized Mr. Olivies services to apply for permanent residence and renewed by work permit. If you need a solid immigration attorney that will tell you the reality of the process, but also remove complexity, provide clarity, reassurance and understanding, Andre is definitely what you need.
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Posted by Yasin | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely understanding and supportive.
I hired Andre to help my wife file for her green card and with the guidance and support of Andre, my wife received her green card! Andre was extremely helpful every step of the way and was always available either in person, phone call or text whenever we needed him. Andre made the entire process easy by keeping us updated and informed with every step. Long after my wife received her green card and our contract ended, Andre still provides us with support with any other immigration questions we had, FREE OF CHARGE. Andre is genuinely a good person who wants to do good for others even if he doesn’t get any benefit out of it. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking to seek an immigration attorney to hire Andre for any immigration cases!!!
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Posted by Jeff | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wholehearted endorsement
While our case for a marriage-based immigration petition is fairly straightforward, Andre and his team has been both kind and responsive to all our questions. The comfort from knowing he and his team understand the process is reassuring. Highly recommend.
Posted by Mahim | October 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and easy to work with
I wanted to schedule a meeting with Andre to discuss my upcoming trip and instead he answered all my questions over the phone in a matter of 10 mins. Very kind and helpful!
Posted by Julian | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney in town!
Andre assisted us with our marriage based green card, our case was a difficult one, and had many hoops along the way. Andre was always there for us to answer any questions, and provide many options in case our petition was denied. I can not thank him enough for all his work during the time of our petition.
Posted by Raja | March 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
He is one of the most helpful Immigration attorneys in the entire town. He knows what he does and always ready to help his clients. He is very flexible. I never expected for my interview that much earlier and without his efforts I was not able to go through all the process so quickly. Love the hospitality and all his team at this Law firm. For sure five Stars.
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Posted by Andrei | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!!
Andre is a wonderful lawyer who has helped me with my political asylum case. He is very honorable and answers questions that are not related to my case. Andre has helped me in many ways and would be a great lawyer for anyone looking for immigration help. Thank-you so much for everything you have done.
Posted by Cate | August 10, 2015
Andre managed my asylum case
Andre is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful kind person! I was so lucky to find Andre on avvo, couple of years ago, while was desperately searching for a lawyer, as my asylum application deadline was getting close. Having had poor experience with previous lawyer I was a little anxious going to the initial consultation. It exceeded my best expectations: Andre was genuinely attentive, knowledgeable, respectful and to the point. He answered all my questions, offered a plan of actions, explained details of asylum application process and accepted my case for a very reasonable fixed fee with possibility of paying in installments. I walked away from his office with a peace of mind, knowing that my case and future is in good hands, at last. He has done an amazing job and within quite limited amount of time my case was fully prepared, included all necessary research and was properly organized with all the main points emphasized accordingly. I never had to worry about making copies, sending it out to the right address or missing deadlines. Andre always kept me updated, always found a time to address my many questions and his friendly understanding manner made it easy to talk to him, regardless of language barrier or painful asylee background. As a result of his professionalism – I successfully got granted asylum after the interview. Throughout these years he helped me so many times, often going above and beyond: reminded and helped me to apply and then renew my work authorization; wrote a legal memo, explaining my status that helped me to reason with DMV workers; took and printed my passport photo, when I forgot to bring one; even gave me a ride to and from the asylum interview, as I don’t drive – and many more. His integrity, support he provides and dependability is striking – I highly recommend Andre Olivie and will definitely use his services in the future!
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Posted by Erika | April 10, 2015
awesome.
He is so good. we went to him 2 years ago and this year, we are going to go back. Andre is Very good lawyer and you can trust everything he say to you . he talk to you with respect , and he is honest. And always answer when you need him. For this and much more he is the best.
Posted by Addisu | May 14, 2014
Immigration - Asylum
Andre represented me in my asylum request process and I can testify that he is an excellent immigration lawyer. I was recommended to him by a community service board member, and from the very first time I met him until and after I was granted asylum, he was so helpful. First time I met him, he listened to my story very carefully, explained how my story fit to to asylum application process and then he helped me throughout the application process. Andre takes more time to help his clients. In my case, he had been closely following the situation in my country. Whenever there is a change in my country, he knew it before me (it really surprised me) and he had been calling me to discuss the change or current circumstance in my country in the context of my asylum application. He answers phone calls or return voice mail immediately. He replied to emails quickly. Andre helped me get asylum. I really recommend Andre for those who are seeking asylum. He is great and excellent!
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2013
Professional, knowledgeable and attentive
Helped me with my marriage based green card application. He was well versed in the intricacies of immigration law, attentive to our situation as a gay couple, and overall very professional. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Martin | March 26, 2013
Hire Andre to be your Fiance/Marriage Visa attorney! We are so glad we did!
I am an American citizen but my wife is from Japan. My wife earned her Bachelor's degree in the U.S. under a student F1 Visa. She was able to stay in the U.S. and work during the first year after she graduated from college under an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, but before long that year had passed and her visa was set to expire. An H1B Visa would have allowed her stay and work 3 more years in the U.S., but it would require employer sponsorship, which is typically very expensive for a company. We had been together about 4 years at that point, and we had talked a lot about getting married but were under the impression that obtaining a Fiance Visa or a Green card would be a long expensive, arduous process. In our initial interview with Andre, he was able to answer all of our questions about the Green Card process and clarify any misconceptions that we had about the difficulty of obtaining a marriage visa for my wife. We immediately hired Andre to be our attorney, and after my wife and I were married he was able to guide us through the process of applying for my sponsorship for her marriage visa and her adjustment of status. Andre fully managed our case, making sure we had submitted all necessary documents and had collected enough evidence to show that our relationship, and subsequent marriage, were 100% bona fide. I know that having Andre, someone who is professionally knowledgeable in the Green Card process, as our attorney really helped ensure the success of our application! We have now been married almost a year now and my wife was recently hired as a flight attendant! My wife and I are both very thankful, and we know we may not have been able to get married or still be living together in the United States if it were not for the work of Andre Olivie!
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Posted by bindar | September 24, 2012
dependable lawyer
i endorse this lawyer. mr. Olivie went above and beyond in helping me with my legal issues. Mr Olivie is an exceptional and professional. He is an outstanding Attorney. He cares about his clients. He was and is always available when i need his advice. he helped me to renew my greencard and once i forgot to sign my paperwork and he drove an hour for me to get it signed.
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Posted by Tsedeke | August 21, 2012
A deep appreciation and acknowledgment to Andre
Andre R. Olivie is my lawyer and he is a friendly, genuine, understanding and supportive lawyer and friend throughout my legal processes and beyond. Andre understands the social, cultural and language barrier of his customers including myself and he makes a relentless effort to bridge the gap and assist throughout the legal process. Andre assisted me transparently from the beginning of compiling pieces of information until we successfully complete our process. Andre put forward a clear plan and steps required to complete the process and he worked diligently in each and every single steps of the process. Anyone who has little or no knowledge how to proceed with a legal process and requires a friendly, honest and supportive lawyer, then Andre is the right lawyer for you! When I go back and think of the challenges I had in the beginning of my process, it would have been a difficult experience to proceed without Andre’s skillful support. Andre is a professional lawyer!
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Posted by Oleg | January 3, 2011
Andre R. Olivie literally changed my life for good!!!
I can not think of better immigrant rights lawyer than Andre R. Olivie! He put so much time and efforts that even a judge have appreciate his preparation for my case. Our meetings were constantly, and every time I could see the progress that Andre brought to my case since our last appointment. My result - granted asylum, and Andre R. Olivie did everything possible to make it happen. I would highly recommend Andre R. Olivie as immigrant attorney! Thank you, Andre!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2010
Excelent and attentive
He is a fantastic person aside from attorney, and he was very transparent and clear. I have recommended him to several people because I believe he puts is heart into the work and produces results.
Posted by Trevor | September 8, 2010
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We were very happy with Andre as our lawyer. He successfully got us through the immigration process and was very thorough. He also provided us with very flexible hours as well and he was very easy to talk to. We definitely would recommend him to anyone who might be needing help with immigration.
Posted by John | August 17, 2010
An Asylee
T It was after working with another Lawyer for three months that I he handed over my immigration case to Andre R. Olivie. For me, this seemed like a setback because I had lived in the US for three moths without any status and being away from my family, friends and country was taking a big toll on me. But immediately we started interacting on Client-Lawyer basis, Andre struck me like a sympathetic man who took my case with enthusiasm and dealt with it very professionally. And as idleness, loneliness and deep sense of loss ate into my resolve and self-confidence, Andre kept assuring me that "we will win." I must say that though I had a credible reason to seek asylum, at times I didn't share Andre's optimism. But I listened to him and did what he advised particularly in relation on how to gather and present evidence for my case. Eventually, I was granted the asylum and I owe it a lot to Andre's tenacity, his patience to keep working on my case for long months and the fact that he went out of his way to help me recover lost confidence.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner - Attorney
  • The Law Office of Andre Olivie, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Staff Immigration Attorney
  • Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Miller Smith PLLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Clerk
  • United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • O'Sullivan Law Office
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison SEASSI
  • 2005 Summer Intensive Language Program
  • N/A
  • Université Catholique de Lille
  • 2003 Semester Abroad
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Gay Asylum
  • Asylum Granted
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status / Greencard
  • Greencard Success!
  • Asylum Granted
  • Successful
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Associations

  • Entres Hermanos
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • New Members Division Co-Chair
  • 2012 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Seattle University School of Law Student Society for Immigrant and Refugee Justice
  • President
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Amnesty International, Arizona State University Chapter
  • President
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees
  • Co-Founder, Volunteer Coordinator
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Outstanding Clinical Student Award
  • Clinical Legal Education Association
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Civil and Immigration Rights
  • One America formerly Hate Free Zone
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • World Affairs Council
  • Legal Barriers for LGBT Asylum Seekers in the U.S.
  • 2018
  • QLAW LGBTQ Legal CLinic CLE and Training On LGBTQ Legal Issues
  • LGBT Immigration
  • 2017
  • LGBT Immigration and Small Practice Management
  • LGBT Immigration and Small Practice Management
  • 2014
  • CLE on Family Law and LGBT Rights in a Post-DOMA World
  • Same-sex Immigration Post DOMA
  • 2013
  • LGBT Immigration and Family Law Forum
  • LGBT Immigration and Asylum
  • 2012
  • 1L Orientation 2010
  • Law School & International Law Opportunities
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (11)
Immigration Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andre is an extremely talented lawyer and I highly recommend him for immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Back in law school, Andre demonstrated his strong interest in immigration law and passion in helping the immigrant community. Now, he's a successful immigration attorney and passionate advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andre wholeheartedly. Andre cares deeply about his clients and providing them with the best representation possible. He is competent and passionate."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Andre is an excellent immigration attorney! He is motivated by a selfless desire to help his clients and will work hard for them. He is knowledgable and experienced in immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Olivie. 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"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Olivie is an excellent immigration attorney who knows the law, is caring, compassionate, and a strong advocate for his clients. I do not hesitate to refer friends and family to him with confidence."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very insightful answers."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andre is very dedicated to helping people with their immigration matters."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Olivie is an outstanding Immigration Attorney. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andre is highly professional and cares very deeply about protecting immigrant rights. He has provided me with great advice on several issues. I highly recommend Andre for all immigration cases."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andre has been committed to justice and immigration law for as long as I have known him. He is a smart and conscientious advocate with a heart of gold. I wouldn't hesitate to seek his counsel with regard to any immigration issue."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Olivie provides good information and practical knowledge to those who need him. He is a positive addition to the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andre has true passion about protecting the rights of immigrants and their families. He's knowledgeable, assertive, and personable. I highly recommend Andre for anyone in need of effective, fair, and dedicated legal advice about an immigration issue."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andre is committed to helping people and sincerely cares about social justice issues. I've known him for 4 years and he's nothing short of hard working."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olivie is compassionate about immigration related issues. He is truly an advocate for the immigrant community. I highly endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andre Olivie is a professional, hard-working, and fierce advocate for immigrant´s rights. I have known Andre for 4 years now and he is one of the most committed individuals I have met to the cause of immigrant justice. I highly recommend him as an immigration attorney. Marsha Mavunkel UNHCR Visiting Professional"
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