Olivia Orza is a Partner with Garvish, Orza & Polutan, LLC. Her practice focuses primarily on U.S. immigration and nationality law and international migration issues. Ms. Orza devotes her practice to representing corporate and individual clients in an array of business and family immigration matters.
Ms. Orza has experience representing companies in a variety of industries in all aspects of business immigration, including employment visas for professionals, intra-company transferees, immigrant visa petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status applications, and naturalization applications. She assists foreign investors in obtaining non-immigrant E visas and EB-5 immigrant visas. She works closely with EB-5 Regional Centers, EB-5 service providers, and other professionals to guide her clients through the complex EB-5 Investor Visa process.
She has extensive experience representing employers seeking certification by the U.S. Department of Labor on applications for alien employment certification (PERM). She has executed a full range of employment-based immigration strategies, including immigrant petitions for foreign nationals of extraordinary and exceptional ability, outstanding researchers, and multinational managers and executives. Ms. Orza represents individuals with various family immigration issues including obtaining appropriate nonimmigrant visas such as fiancé visas (K-1) or as a nonimmigrant spouse of a U.S. citizen (K-3), obtaining immigrant visas, maintaining lawful status, and applying for U.S. citizenship through naturalization.
J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 2004
Managing Editor & Online Editor, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (2003-2004)
B.S., University of Georgia, 1999
Admitted to Practice:
Georgia Supreme Court
State Bar of Georgia (2006 - Present)
State Bar of Louisiana (2005 - Present)
Member, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)
Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Atlanta Chapter New Member Division (2009 - 2010)
Member, Georgia Bar Journal Editorial Board (2007 – Present)
No Second Chances: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Charges, Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 13, No.2, December 2007