Our Areas of Practice


Do You or Your Loved Ones Face an Immigration Problem?

If so, the Ottley Law Firm can help you. If you face deportation removal, wish to apply for a visa or green card, or need help with another immigration concern, we have the experience to help you solve your immigration problems. Contact us for additional information and assistance. The Ottley Law Firm provides clients with legal assistance to obtain immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Our law firm can address many of the common immigration problems faced by our clients, including:

  • B-1/B-2
  • Relative Petitions and Applications
  • Permanent Residence / Green Card
  • Naturalization
  • Asylum
  • Re-entry Permit
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Filing Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Filing Appeals before the Administrative Appeals Office
  • Federal Court Mandamus
  • Change of Non-Immigrant Status
  • Motion to Reconsider
  • Federal Court Proceedings
  • Immigration Court Detention Proceedings
  • Registry
  • Consular Processing

Personal Injury

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Surgical Mesh Recalls
  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs
  • Birth Injuries
  • Nursing Home Injuries and Neglect
  • Product Liability
  • Premises liability
  • Animal Bites


We represent both landlords and tenants in certain housing court litigation.

For our landlord clients, we will prepare the prerequisite notices for the subsequent housing court litigation. We will work closely to coordinate the court dates and the anticipated outcomes. We will prepare you with a roadmap of the litigation process so that you will be fully involved with the prosecution of the housing court action.

For our tenant clients, we will review your case in a consultation and advice you according to the facts that you have provided us and nature of the housing court action that has been brought against you. However, if a tenant wishes to bring a case against a landlord, we will advise them according to the facts that they have provided us and whether we feel that there is a case that we would prosecute on their behalf.

Consumer Fraud Recourse

New York Gen. Business Law section 349 gives us the ability to protect consumers who have been defrauded for small amounts of money in situations where it would not make sense to pay an attorney to pursue only a small amount of damages. This law allows us to protect more consumers than we ordinarily would be able to because of financial restraints.

In situations where there are multiple large companies conspiring to perpetrate a fraud upon an unwitting consumer, our firm will utilize the potent legal protections of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act to exact satisfactory recourse for our defrauded clients.

Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is the termination of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage. Dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law can be devastating when you or your spouse cannot come to an agreement. On the other hand, an uncontested divorce allows couples to decide on their own issues such as child custody and the division of assets, and it is usually much cheaper than trying to resolve issues during litigation proceedings.

We will process your uncontested divorce usually within six months or less, provided that we have all of the information and all of the parties are cooperating in the prosecution of the uncontested divorce action. If there are any real property or children involved, we can execute a stipulation of settlement once the parties are able to reach an amicable and mutually agreeable compromise of their dispute. For those difficult cases where the spouse cannot be found, we will conduct extensive public record searches and other searches to exhaust all reasonable possibility of locating and notifying the defendant spouse of the pending divorce litigation. In the event that we are unsuccessful in locating the defendant spouse to serve the summons and verified complaint, we can proceed with your uncontested divorce by publication pursuant to a court order.

Unemployment Claims

We are very selective in the types of unemployment cases that we will represent unemployment benefits claimants. The reason for our selectivity is because if it appears that we are not likely to prevail on any given case, we will not represent that claimant. We instruct all of the potential claimant clients to obtain their complete unemployment file from the Department of Labor so that we can review the contents of the record to determine whether we will be representing them. We will conduct all necessary research and advised the claimant according to the strengths or weaknesses of the individual case. We will also advise each claimant about any other potential claim that they may have against their former employers.