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Nicolas Andres Olano

Immigration Attorney at Anchorage, AK

4.8   20 reviews

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About Nicolas

Learn Nicolas’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    We handle family immigration (marriage, child, parent, etc... petitions), removal (also called "deportation"), work and travel permits, criminal immigration problems, citizenship, green cards, visas, change of status and extensions of status.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Asylum
    20%
    We represent individuals who are afraid to return to their home country before USCIS and Immigration Judges. Asylum is for those afraid to return on account of persecution for religion, nationality, races, politics or particular social group.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Nicolas A. Olano received a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 2001.  He passed the FloridaBar exam and was admitted to practice in that same year.

Mr. Olano is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and is allowed to practice before all Federal Immigration Agencies (CIS, CBP, ICE, Etc.) and Immigration Courts (EOIR). He is admitted to the Southern District of Florida and the Courts of Appeals of the 4th, 9th and  11th Circuits. Mr. Olano has represented clients in the Immigration Courts of Miami FL, Buffalo NY, Orlando FL, New Orleans LA, Dallas TX, Houston TX, El Paso TX, Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Charlotte NC, and Anchorage AK, where he currently resides.

 

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Licensed for 21 years
State AK
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 12/13/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Nicolas

Immigration Lawyers - Nations Law Group
2525 Blueberry Rd.
Suite 207
Anchorage, AK, 99503

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Leopoldo | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend using this attorney
Mr. Olano helped me and my family to remain in the United States. We had hired a well known local lawyer who charged a ridiculous amount because of who she was. She lost our case and wanted more money. We found Mr. Olano via a friend and he immediately saw what had been done wrong and fixed it. Always ask a lawyer if he has done a case like yours before you hire. Turns out the ' famous' lawyer had never done a case like ours, on the other hand Mr. Olano had done many cases like ours before. I recommend you consult with him before wasting your money somewhere else.
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Response from Nicolas Olano July 7, 2022
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Ana | May 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Immigration Lawyer-Difficult Case
Nicolas and Lara are the best. They handled my case extremely well. I was very close to be deported. I'm now a US citizen thanks to their knowledge and professionalism. Thank You Nicolas.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Best advice ever, he knows what to say This lawyer is very knowledgeable and hes is always open to help.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
Nicolas is a very good lawyer and answered me a lot of questions. He's professional and patient
Posted by Robert | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not let me be deported and got me out of jail. Thank you.
My family hired Mr. Olano to get me out from immigration detention. Of all the immigration lawyers they called here in anchorage he was the only one who had time and knew what to do to get me out of jail. I cannot thank him enough.
Posted by Emmanuel Bonillq | February 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Information for citizen
Afther i get the information abouth my case i decide hire his services ... Very profesional and fríendly very help in my lenguaje and Also the price very accesible payment plant i recomend all my comuny thanks for the atention resive 2/8/17 i realy apreciated
Response from Nicolas Olano February 14, 2017
Es un placer servirle. Gracias por su confianza!
Posted by Paul | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most amazing lawyer
I was impressed with the way he handled my case. I don't have enough words to describe how amazing the experience with this firm was. Nicolas did a very professional job. I would strongly recommend him as your attorney.
Posted by Lucas | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Committed
Nicolas' commitment and thorough follow up is what made my case possible. Despite having gone through a very corrupt judge for my initial hearing, Nicolas was always looking for alternatives and keeping me posted on my options through the length of my case. He's professional, attentive and knowledgeable. I'm very happy to have hired him.
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Posted by Adriana | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guided me in a difficult moment
When me and my husband got married immigration put us through a lot of trouble. I had filled out some things wrong and they denied my application. Nicolas refiled our case and guided us through the process. My husband is now ready to become a citizen and we could not be happier.
Posted by Emily | March 26, 2014
He really cares
My domestic partner went to an appointment and was taken to Krome and then transferred to Glades. He had a deportation case. We went to Olano's for a consultation and he explain with details why he was detained even when he had his green card and what we can do to avoid deportation. He was always available, his secretaries and associates are excellent and professional and they dont waste time. It was 2 month of agony for me but with his help and support and his team he is with me today and filling for citizenship with our layer help too. I blindfolded recommend him he really cares and will do everything under the law to help you and your loved ones!
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Posted by Andrea | January 10, 2014
Excellent Lawyer Excellent Team
I am very satisfied with Mr. Olano's work. My case was a long one and a bit complicated. Everything went very smooth with no complications at all. We i was three years old my parents signed a voluntary leave, we never left therefore we had a deportation order. Years passed and I got married. My husband is a US citizen therefore he could petition for me. We got married April 2010. We first went to see Mr. Olano in Aug 2011. We began our process Mr. Olano said it would take from 2-3 years. It took two years in the whole process. Like I said it went very smooth and Mr. Olano even got my appointment with the Judge re-scheduled for 6 months earlier than what I had it. Overall I had a great experience with Mr. Olano and all his staff. They were always there to answer my questions and always kept me up to date with my case.
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Posted by Francesco Pasqua | May 2, 2013
For facts in immigration consult and been honest I recommend him .
Answer all my doubts and honest.
Response from Nicolas Olano May 6, 2013
Francesco, it was a pleasure working with you. I hope to see you soon.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2013
Straight talk with great results. A lawyer to hire.
With Nicolas we cut to the chase got exactly what we needed to win my case and did exactly that. It is nice to se a lawyer sit down and look at your case in depth. He studied the law and then proceeded to tell me clearly what I could an could not do.
Posted by vanesa | August 15, 2012
GREAT IMMIGRATION LAWYER
He is an amazing lawyer!! I highly recommended. Thanks to him I got my permanent residence and he prevented me from getting deported back to my country! Thank you Nicolas!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2012
Wonderful Experience - Muchas Gracias Abogado
This lawyer told me the truth about my case. He did not sugarcoat it and did what he had to do to stop the deportation of my husband. I will always be grateful. If your family is in trouble with Immigration Nicolas Olano will help you. He helped us. Mil y Mil gracias abogado Olano!
Posted by Pedro | January 5, 2012
Very Happy with Mr. Olano
It was a pleasure working with him and his staff. They listened to my needs and represented me with great success in my deportation.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2010
Highly Recommend
Very knowledgeable lawyer, friendly staff! Our case went just as he told us, our family is very grateful we can finally live our lives in peace without fear of deportation. Thank you Olano and Associates
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2010
Great Service
He stopped Immigraton from deporting me and got me my citizenship!!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2010
Great Lawyer!!
Highly recommended attorney, he helped keep our family united and we are for ever grateful!
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Horrifying
Consulted regarding political asylum. Save yourself 150 USD for 15 minutes of nothing. Literally 15 minutes of nothing. He was arrogant, slanderous, and not helpful. To him Hollywood actors are more real.
Response from Nicolas Olano April 22, 2022
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nations Law Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Olano & Associates
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Florida International University
  • Advanced Immigration and Nationality Law
  • 2002
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Universidad de Los Andes
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • USA v. Phattey
  • Denaturalization Sustained
  • Amabel Amado Alcivar Salavarria, A043 910 846 (BIA Jan. 19, 2016)
  • Appeal granted and case sent back to Immigration Judge
  • Ferreira vs. US Atty Gen (11th Cir. 2013) Published Decision
  • 11th Circuit remanded to BIA
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Associations

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • MEMBER
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Senior Lawyers Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • OPLA/OCC Liason SOFLAILA
  • CO-CHAIR
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Appointed by the Supreme Court of Florida - Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • MEMBER
  • 2011 - 2015
  • UPL Committee - SOFLAILA
  • CHAIR
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • MEMBER
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • MEMBER
  • 2009 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • MEMBER
  • 2003 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR
  • CASA, Inc. Miami, Florida.
  • 2004
  • Moot Court - Winning Team
  • Universidad de los Andes - Derecho
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alaska Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
  • Immigration in Alaska - Update
  • 2021
  • Concepts, Laws and Applications of Immigration in the United States: A Practical Approach
  • IMMIGRATION
  • 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association CLE
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law luncheon
  • 2013
  • RADIO PAZ
  • Crimes and Immigration Waivers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (56)
Endorse Nicolas
Immigration Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicolas is an excellent attorney who zealously represents all of his clients. He is an asset to Immigration Law. His passion and commitment make him a formidable lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Mr. Olano as an excellent and knowledgable advocate. Mr. Olano appeared before me countless times in immigration court and he was unfailingly well prepared and effective."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olano is professional, courteous, and diligent. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Olano. Very knowledgeable and his multilingual, such an asset to out immigration law clients. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olano is one of the most knowleageable immigration attorneys in the community. Always well prepared."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Extremely knowledgeable in immigration matters. Nicolas puts his clients first and he is always willing to help a fellow colleague. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyndra regularly provides thoughtful and correct answers on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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