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About me

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. 


As a solo practitioner, I am able to treat each client as if he or she were my only one. This means that I do the work on your case; it is not passed on to a legal secretary. You will know who you are dealing with at all times and that you are getting the expertise and consistent level of service you deserve from a licensed attorney. I practice immigration law exclusively. This means that I have the time to devote to the one area of law that matters to you and gain an expertise that cannot as easily be gained by those attorneys who work in several different areas of the law. 


As a solo practitioner, I have less overhead than a larger firm. Thus, I am able to keep fees reasonable and provide quality service.  I am not a discount lawyer; my fees are reasonable and market-based. Fees are set at a flat rate depending on the type of case rather than an hourly rate. This means that you will know what you owe at the beginning rather than being surprised with a big bill at the end of the process. I will work with you on monthly payment plans if necessary. I understand that some families struggle economically, to help, I provide a fee reduction for those clients whose income prevents them from obtaining services.


I will to work diligently and zealously in seeking your immigration benefit or relief and stay in constant communication at every step of the process.




Languages spoken: English, Cambodian, French, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    6 years
  2. Asylum: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Chelan Lee Crutcher

    I endorse Andre wholeheartedly. Andre cares deeply about his clients and providing them with the best representation possible. He is competent and passionate.


    Chelan Crutcher Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brittany Lowe

    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.


    Brittany Lowe Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Olivie Law

1411 East Olive Way
Seattle, WA, 98122


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Clinical Student AwardClinical Legal Education Association2009
Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Civil and Immigration RightsOne America formerly Hate Free Zone2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project2009 - Present
Owner - AttorneyThe Law Office of Andre Olivie, PLLC2009 - Present
Staff Immigration AttorneyRefugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)2012 - 2014
Legal InternMiller Smith PLLC2008 - 2009
Legal ClerkUnited Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking2008 - 2008
Legal InternO'Sullivan Law Office2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Entres HermanosBoard Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)New Members Division Co-Chair2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of WashingtonMember2009 - Present
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Seattle University School of Law Student Society for Immigrant and Refugee JusticePresident2007 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2010
Community Outreach and Advocacy for RefugeesCo-Founder, Volunteer Coordinator2003 - 2005
Amnesty International, Arizona State University ChapterPresident2003 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gay AsylumAsylum Granted
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status / GreencardGreencard Success!
Asylum GrantedSuccessful
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Arizona State UniversityPolitics and International PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
University of Wisconsin, Madison SEASSIKhmer Language2005 Summer Intensive Language ProgramN/A
Université Catholique de LilleFrench Language2003 Semester AbroadN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Queering ImmigrationLGBT Immigration and Asylum2016
LGBT Immigration and Small Practice ManagementLGBT Immigration and Small Practice Management2014
2014 Pacific NW Immigration Law ConferenceLGBT Immigration2014
Intersections: Immigration and LGBTQSame-sex Immigration and Gay Asylum2013
CLE on Family Law and LGBT Rights in a Post-DOMA WorldSame-sex Immigration Post DOMA2013
LGBT Immigration and Family Law ForumLGBT Immigration and Asylum2012
1L Orientation 2010Law School & International Law Opportunities2010