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Jennifer Oltarsh

Jennifer Oltarsh: Leading New York Immigration Lawyer

With over three decades of dedicated service, Jennifer Oltarsh has emerged as a leading New York immigration lawyer, offering her vast expertise to a diverse clientele that includes individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. At the helm of Oltarsh & Associates, P.C., she stands out with her comprehensive mastery of immigration law, spanning business immigration, family-based petitions, and aggressive removal defense. Jennifer’s deep understanding of the legal intricacies and her commitment to providing tailored, client-focused representation set her and her firm apart in the competitive New York immigration legal landscape.

Oltarsh & Associates: Championing Expert Business Visa Legal Support in New York

Situated in the heart of New York, Oltarsh & Associates, P.C. pledges to deliver the utmost in legal support, championed by Jennifer Oltarsh’s compassionate and unwavering commitment to her clients. Her strategic leadership has propelled the firm in becoming a cornerstone for those seeking expert legal advice on business visas, ensuring that interpretations of rules and laws are leveraged to maximize opportunities for individuals and their employers within the bounds of immigration statutes.

Jennifer Challenges Immigration Service, Advocates for Asylum Seekers’ Rights

Jennifer has made it her mission to provide critical analysis and advocacy in the face of challenging immigration policies. Early in her career, she took a firm stand against the Immigration Service‘s dubious methods, such as controversial dental exams to determine the age of young asylum seekers. Her tenacity in these cases earned her recognition in the Oregonian’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series that exposed systemic issues within the U.S. immigration framework.

Reshaping Asylum and Business Immigration Norms

Jennifer’s dedication to reshaping immigration norms is evident in her influential work, particularly in gender-based asylum cases during the nascent stages of this field. She has secured victories in FGM and honor killing trials and persistently challenged what she views as flawed legal interpretations, aiming to improve the client experience and enhance the application of immigration law.

Her relentless advocacy extends to the business sector, where she has consistently provided decades of meticulous service, ensuring the highest level of responsiveness. Jennifer’s efforts have overturned improper applications of intra-company transferee regulations and opposed unwarranted strict standards, enabling numerous businesses and their employees to secure their American dream of living and working in the United States.

When seeking an experienced and eloquent immigration lawyer in New York who combines humanitarian concern with extensive legal knowledge, Jennifer Oltarsh is the embodiment of excellence in immigration law.

Key Qualifications:

  • New York Bar, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1994
  • Multiple U.S. Court of Appeals admissions
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1986); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1993)


  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1986)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1993)

Languages: Italian, Spanish

Professional Associations: Jennifer’s dedication to her profession is evident through her active participation in numerous associations, including:

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2001 – 2004 )
  • New York County Lawyers Association (1998-2001)
  • Super Lawyers (2014 – present)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (1996 – present)
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who
  • Global Who’s Who
  • Cambridge Who’s Who, and more