Skip to main content

F. J. Capriotti III

Immigration Attorney at Portland, OR

4.6   115 reviews

About F.

Learn F.’s areas of practice.

1
Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    US Immigration, Nationality and Consular Process. My licenses enable me to represent people WorldWide.

    44 years, 5,000 cases

I represent individuals in all types of immigration matters including, family visas, employment visas, US Citizenship (naturalization), deportation/removal hearings and applications before US Consulates worldwide.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 44 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/09/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1978
Updated 10/29/2022

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

Contact F.

Capriotti International Law
Serving clients WORLDWIDE
Portland, OR
Capriotti International Law
Serving clients WORLDWIDE
MINNETONKA, MN
Capriotti International Law
Serving clients WORLDWIDE
Outing, MN
Capriotti International Law
Serving clients WORLDWIDE
International Falls, MN
Hide locations

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  115 customer reviews
Posted by Tin | February 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great help!
He explained and helped me with my H1 situation when the lawyer who actually filed it never responded!
Posted by Min | February 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered an urgent naturalization question
I had an urgent question regarding my naturalization interview and he gave me his advice which gave me confidence and majorly made me feel less anxious..thank you! Also helps that he has so much background is in immigration
Posted by Dan | November 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Pleasantly surprised
I consulted with Mr. Capriotti after having done a fair share of my research. I called other attorneys prior to inquire about the same matter but it seemed they weren't giving me any information that I already didn't know. But Mr. Capriotti asked many probing questions that I had not even thought of such as the potential limitations I will be facing even after I successfully bring my fiancée over to the US. He asked about her hopes and dreams to make sure we stay compliant given those dreams which is something I never would have thought of. He seems genuinely interested in my situation as another human, and not to date him, but felt like I was talking to a friendly grandfather but with the highest technical knowledge in this practice. I will most likely be continuing to retain him.
Read less
Posted by Koz | March 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick to respond and very helpful
He was very quick to respond to my immigration questions that I have posted, and even replied to my follow-up questions in the comment sections. He is very knowledgeable in this field. Thank you very much for your help.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Epilepsy and immigration
Thank you So much for answering my question so quick i appreciate it. I was very scared and nervous because i thought it was such a big problem but thanks to u i m at ease now
Posted by Fatima | December 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Efficient and knowledgeable
I had a very specific question regarding my case and Mr. Capriotti answered in complete detail in a timely manner. It was a long thread but he was extremely patient. Seems like this gentlemen has thorough knowledge of the subject matter. I recommend for his expertise.
Posted by KK | November 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Providing valuable info at free consultation
F.J. Capriotti III asked me to explain my issue more specifically and provided valuable information at consultation time, that helps me to take care about my issue.
Posted by mahesh | November 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
He helped me with my queries within least possible time. I appreciate his efforts , time and knowledge. I will use full service in later part of next year and I will suggest him for my friends.
Posted by Nisha | September 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick fast informative response!
Great first impression, was quick and answered my question. I’m less worried now. Will definitely consider using his service if fully needed.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He seen a mistake and fixed it for me .
Just wanted to give a 5 star because he seen a mistake I made and fixed it when I had no clue what I was doing . Thanks .
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb
His comments are accurate and worthy. His consultation was in very simple language and to the point with accurate rationale.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Detailed oriented, knowledgeable, answer all questions without missing anything, supportive
Mr Capriotti answered to my questions clearly, I consulted with him my case. He gave the right direction in every touch point.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by Ehsan | May 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable and detail oriented
Mr Capriotti helped us for reapplying I-485 application. We had a Skype call with him and he was very helpful and reviewed everything very carefully. I strongly recommend him for any immigration matter you may have.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by P | May 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Non immigrant visa AP
Hes very quick to answer any questions concerning your visa problems.Hes a very straight forward and nice person ready to hear anyone.I will recommend him to anyone who wants to hire an attorney.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by Denis | March 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Denis Neljkovic
Very honest, straight-forward and helpful. Helped me with immigration related questions, including the work of USCIS.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by T.O | February 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service
I consulted with Mr. Capriotti for an immigration issue. His response was not only prompt, but well explained supported by some good advice. Highly recommended.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I’m satisfied with help
I was consulted by this lawyer (visa questions) and was happy with a fast response that was to the point. I recommend him.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by Mariana | January 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quickly answer
Capriotti was quickly to answer my question and went exactly to the point! If I had to hire a attorney I will be confident to hire him, since he seems to know about immigration issues!
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by Manohar | December 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and Informative
Capriotti answered my questions immediately explaining all the possibilities and what issues might arise. He is very quick and patient.
Response from F. Capriotti November 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by Andrew | December 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Saved me thousands of dollars and rescued my Christmas
I was stuck with some confusing visa problems and had reached out to everyone including consulates and lawyers I’d worked with in the past and no one was able to give me advice or point me in the right direction. I had travel plans to go overseas to visit my dad who’s fighting cancer and thought I’d have to cancel my trip because my paperwork was out of order. In literally a few minutes F. J. Capriotti was able to set the situation straight and tell me what I needed to do. He literally saved my Christmas and saved me thousands of dollars which were about to go down the drain. I can’t reccommed him more highly. He was such an expert and knew exactly what was needed and suggested back up plans too which was helpful. I am so so thankful.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Immigration Counsel
  • Capriotti International Law
  • 1987 - Present
  • Professor of Immigration Law (Adjunct)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Immigration Legal Counsel
  • Tamblyn & Bush
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Of Counsel on Immigration Matters
  • Noles, Lincoln, Sever & Sandlow
  • 1983 - 1986
  • Special Education Rights Legal Advocate
  • VISTA - Oregon Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Center
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Co-Editor/Co-Publisher
  • Foundation Data Center
  • 1978 - 2010
  • Legal Counsel
  • Capriotti Law
  • 1978 - 1981
View all work experience

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Macalester College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Van Eeton v. Beebe, 49 F. Supp. 2d 1186 (D. Ore. 1999)
  • Client was released from custody

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome District Chapter
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Immigration Lawyers on the Web - ILW.com
  • Founding Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • International Law Students Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - OregonChapter
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Minnesota Dakotas Chapter
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Red Cross
  • Volunteer
  • 1965 - Present
  • Immigration Counseling Service
  • Volunteer Attorney, Board Member & Board Chair
  • 1981 - 1996
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Student Member
  • 1975 - 1979
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certified Mediation Hearing Specialist
  • Metropolitan Human Relations Commission - Neighborhood Mediation Program
  • 1982
  • Cum Laude
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 1978
  • Silver Gavel Award for Scholarship
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 1978
  • Dean's List
  • Macalester College
  • 1972
  • Dean's List
  • Macalester College
  • 1971
  • Dean's List
  • Macalester College
  • 1970
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1966
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1966
View all awards

Publications

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Immigration Law
  • 2003
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Immigration Status
  • 2003
  • 13 CRIM. JUST. 4
  • Small-Time Crime/Big-Time Trouble: The New Immigration Laws
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Pacific NW Regional Immigration Conference
  • E-Verify
  • 2011
  • Pacific NW Regional Immigration Conference
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2008
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (174)
Given (70)
Immigration Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, because if the level of knowledge and professionalism he displays on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Capriotti frequently answers questions on AVVO, and his answers are insightful and helpful."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer unreservedly. Professor Capriotti III provides his valuable time and solid legal advice on AVVO. An asset to the AVVO community without doubt. Bravo!"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who generously gives time to the AVVO community and provides solid legal advice."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Capriotti possesses vast knowledge about the US immigration system. When I'm stuck on a particularly difficult legal issue, I often turn to Franco for his perspective."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great immigration attorney and provides excellent advice."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer. He works extremely hard for his clients and evidenced by all his positive client reviews. His answers on Avvo are insightful and helpful."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend F.J. Capriotti to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney F.J. Capriotti is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to him makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Capriotti is a veteran immigration attorney whose qualifications speak for themselves. After reading many of his insightful responses to immigration related questions on avvo, as well as his client reviews and peer endorsements, it is clear that he is a highly competent, knowledgeable, experienced and skilled advocate. It is also very evident that he is held in high regard by his colleagues in the legal community. It is therefore with pleasure that I endorse Mr. Capriotti."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer’s work and standing in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Capriotti is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is consistently thoughtful and accurate with his advice."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Capriotti is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Capriotti offers clients creative advice for resolving difficult problems. He is an outstanding and extremely talented attorney who undoubtedly understands the intricacies and nuances of immigration. Also, his knowledge and experience in this area are of value to his colleagues. Attorney Capriotti advocates vigorously for his clients. You would be very fortunate to have him represent you."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Capriotti gives concise responses to difficult legal questions."
View more endorsements