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Nancy Karean Whitehead

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   27 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nancy

Learn Nancy’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    Asylum, Family Immigration, DACA, and Removal

    10 years, 69 cases

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Personal Injury of all kinds

    30 years, 30 cases

II practice in the area of immigration law and personal injury. My  immigration practice focuses on asylum, family based immigration, removal defense, DACA, and U Visas. My personal injury practice focuses on motor vehicle accidents. I represent individuals and families in the state of Washington. I dedicate a significant part of my practice to representing women and men who have been subjected to abuse. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), King County Bar, Washington State Bar, American Bar Association  and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. I work with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project as a pro bono attorney.

 

Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked for nearly twenty years as a certified paralegal in several prominent Seattle law firms. For the six years before she joined Jim’s firm, she was the office manager of a large insurance company’s in-house law department.

 

 

Location

Law Office of James F. Whitehead
PO Box 84567
Seattle, WA, 98124

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Reviews

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Posted by Nashota | April 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Nancy, is amazing . She is great at her job, and is very communicative. I have been impressed since the beginning by her expertise. She handled my case with professionalism, and I can only recommend her to anyone who needs a good attorney. Plus, she has helped my sister, and did amazing things for her , and her husband. After that , my sister recommended her to me saying only good things about her work ethics. Thank you so much Nancy.
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Posted by Charity | January 2, 2023
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Charity
Nancy helped me from the beginning till l get my citizenship, she is amazing and she will walk you through and help you understand every step and she is always available to answer any questions
Posted by Mahdi | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great immigration lawyer
We worked with Nancy for my Mom's citizenship case. We reached out to her when my mom had received a letter from the USCIS that there was an issue with the date of application. She carefully listened to us and then answered all the questions that we had. I even remember that she didn't even charge us for that. Then we worked with her and 6 months later my Mom became citizen. She is very caring and lovely person.
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Posted by Nancy | September 2, 2022
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Nancy Whitehead is a professional, caring lawyer
Nancy took my husband by the hand and led him through the immigration process. She helped him pass his citizenship test with flying colors! We owe his success to her thoughtful, caring support through the entire process. I know she will do the same for you!
Posted by Lana | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Immigration Attorney!
Nancy walked my family through every step for adjustment of status process. No ugly surprises (Only good ones :) ) My husband and I knew exactly what was expected of us. Nancy was always available for a chat. Any question was answered instantly. For our interview we had to drive to another state, and Nancy was present on the phone for the whole duration of the interview. Interview itself was about 15min and we were notified that green card will be approved the same day. We were stressing and worried and Nancy calmed us down, explained exactly what to expect and reassured us that everything will be ok. I did not fully believed it until it was over :) It truly was not as scary as I imagined ( Thank you Nancy for filling out the paperwork for us, that would of lost me!) We stressed a lot, but the end result was worth it! We will be reaching out back to Nancy for citizenship process just in a few short years. Would recommend Nancy for everyone who is in similar situation. Nancy was absolute pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Vipul | December 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Seattle's Best Immigration Attorney
I know Nancy from last 6 years. She worked on my PR application. Nancy was available through the journey on time with correct Legal Advice. Covid impacted USCIS timelines greatly but Nancy always kept me updated and motivated positively. Service charges are nominal with Nancy, I met more than couple of attorneys before her but charges were way higher.
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Posted by Orenda | October 26, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
Nancy is a walking blessing. She is professional, kind and definitely knows what she is talking about. Her experience shined through when my Husband and I needed help with his adjustment of status process. We are very grateful for Nancy. Do not hesitate to work with her as she will amaze you with her skills. From her customer service to the paper drafting, everything was perfect, she definitely cares about her clients.
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Posted by Maria | October 21, 2021
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Superb and caring Lawyer
My husband and I hired Nancy back in September 2019 to start my green card process (marriage). I was absolutely nervous, as I overstayed my visa, but Nancy already helped me calm down on our first consultation. I talked to other lawyers around Seattle before her and she was the most knowledgeable and the one who treated me with the most kindness. Another thing I loved about her was that a couple of weeks before my interview she made sure my husband and I were ready for it by having a zoom meeting. I just got my Green Card a month ago and I’m so happy and relieved I chose Nancy. You’ll be in great hands.
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Posted by Jacinta | October 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
It all started in 2019 when we were going through the immigration citizenship process. I live in Alabama and my lawyer here failed to help me and my husband with the process, questions and charged us for all the conversations we had been having on the phone, my husband get mad and said he don’t want her services no more so I consulted a friend of mine who lives in Seattle and advices us to consult Nancy who by then was her lawyer. Nancy response was excellent and she walked us through all the documents and submitted them within a short time. The first interview come really quick and didn’t work out but she kindly and patiently helped us to do it again , she interview us few days before our second interview and after exactly 30 days I received my two years green card. I would advise whoever looking for a professional immigration lawyer Nancy is number one and I promise you guys you will never regret.
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Posted by Siana | February 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful and kind!
Nancy reviewed our AOS packet before we send it off, and she was thorough and answered all of our questions in detail, making sure we understood. She is very personable and so easy to talk to, while remaining professional getting the job done. I would highly encourage you to reach out if you're in need of legal advice.
Posted by Dimitri | November 27, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer, even better person
Nancy took her time to answer all my questions in a very simple and human way.
Posted by Brett | November 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration assistance
2 1/2 years ago we received immigration assistance from Nancy Whitehead. She walked us through every single line of our many immigration forms. She single-handedly saved us an unimaginable amount of pain and suffering over immigration document woes. After her session with us, we turned in our documents and everything went through smoothly. My wife and I were amazed at how simple the process became after our appointment with her. Fast forward 2 1/2 years… My wife and I needed some clarification on removing the conditional status from my wife’s two-year green card. I emailed her out of the blue and she responded immediately and asked me to call her on the next business day. I called her, and she gladly helped explain to me the process that I need to complete. Again, her assistance save me quite a bit of time, pain and suffering. Nancy’s kindness, thoroughness, and professionalism was absolutely second to none. Her knowledge on immigration issues was top notch!
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Posted by Akil | November 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Very simple. She is the the the BEST !!!
I reached Madam Nancy for my Immigration issue. She was perfect in responding . I felt Nancy really cared and was very helpful!! she is a true professional. Extremely helpful, reliable, friendly, thorough, she possesses a great amount of knowledge and experience. She took me out of a dark place and gave me some good hope.Thanks to her. I really appreciate her qualities. Will definitely recommend her.I would not hesitate to come to her for any future issues I might face!
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Posted by Morris | February 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Compassionate.
In my view, Nancy is not just one of the best immigration lawyers in Seattle, she is by far the very best in this business. Her dedication to representing little people like us is unsurpassed in our region. Whenever the need arises for you to visit her office even in the absence of an appointment, she does her best to accommodate and talk to you with a big smile. Shooting Nancy an email is another area of her vibrant professional qualities; she responds to emailed questions almost instantaneously. She handled my process very meticulously, and the compassion with which she worked with me was emphatically unbelievable. The humanity I experienced at the caring hands of Nancy changed my perspectives on how much good there still is in our world. I will never trade Nancy for any immigration lawyer in our state, and perhaps, in the entire United States of America. May your blessed legal practice continues to blossom decades to come. My heartfelt thanks and appreciations for your selfless and tireless work.
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Posted by David | February 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very fast and helpful
Nancy responded to me very fast (over a weekend). She did not insist that I pay her before talking to her on the phone. She was willing to do some brief research to be able to answer my question; she was very fast at doing this research and calling me back with an answer.
Posted by Roxanne | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer that goes above and beyond
Nancy helped me with my fiancee’s K-1 visa. She is very kind, knowledgeable, patient, and was happy to answer all of our questions throughout the difficult K-1 process. Without her guidance, I don’t think we would have been successful. She was patient with our time difference and answered my questions immediately no matter the time. She made us feel comfortable and confident about the process and was there every step of the way. Now I have my fiancée in the US with me and if any of my family or friends needed an immigration lawyer, I would recommend Nancy.
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Posted by Ivan | April 5, 2019
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Best of the Best!
Nancy made my U-Visa process so easy and care-free, she's detail oriented and makes sure all deadlines are met. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to work on my case, her years of experience and knowledge in this field really show. You will not regret having her as your attorney!
Posted by Robert | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Lawyer.
I hired Nancy to help my fiance get a K1 visa. She was personable, down to earth and very easy to talk to. Nancy was very familiar with the visa process, and did an excellent job of guiding us through the complex paperwork. She was always available to answer my questions and concerns. Her prices are competitive with her peers. I high recommend Nancy Whitehead if you are considering applying for a visa.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Nancy goes extra miles!!
I contacted Nancy about an Immigration question. She was prompt in responding and also offering the help I would need. She went through the paperwork and suggested necessary changes for the outcome I wanted. I felt Nancy really cared and was very helpful!!
Posted by Owolabi | June 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
F1 visa/ Green Card On Marriage
After wasting so much time in looking for a reliable lawyer, paying too much for consultation without hope on my case. God bless the day I and my wife met NANCY WHITEHEAD she make my 30mins consultation looks like I had my green card already. I came to united state through student visa F1 and I got married to my lovely wife (usc). I was have a financial crisis and I couldn’t go to school. Nancy told us we can apply without me going back to my home country and she made it work in less than 1year everything turn out good for us. I can proudly say I have my 2 years green card now. She did a very good job and put more happiness to my life and family. She is very simple, caring and understanding person. She always tell us what we want to know about our case and she never get tired of my boarding her cos I do alot with calls, emails and messages. Thanks Nancy
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James F Whitehead
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Washington State Law Clerk Program
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of Washington State Chapter's Asylum Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy helped a number of clients and non-clients with various immigration issues. The feedback I got was that she is very smart, clear and people loved working with her."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy is an excellent attorney. She is dedicated and committed to help her clients."
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Seattle Immigration Lawyer Nancy Karean Whitehead
Nancy Karean Whitehead
Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 9 years
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