Nicole Abruzzo Hemrick

Top rated Immigration attorney in New York, New York

Hemrick O'Malley PLLC
Nicole Abruzzo Hemrick
Hemrick O'Malley PLLC

Practice Areas: Immigration; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2008

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

Hemrick O'Malley PLLC

100 Church St
Ste 865
New York, NY 10007 Visit website


Nicole Abruzzo Hemrick is the managing attorney of Hemrick PLLC in New York, New York. Ms. Hemrick focuses exclusively on both business and family immigration matters. She assists clients throughout the New York metropolitan region with asylum, citizenship and naturalization issues.

Ms. Hemrick holds a law license in New York and New Jersey and is admitted before several federal courts in both states. She also appears before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Circuits. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in cases involving nearly every type of immigration issue.

Before founding her own law practice, Ms. Hemrick clerked for judges in New York, New Jersey and Arizona immigration courts, practiced at private immigration firms and volunteered at a nonprofit organization for immigrant abuse victims.

Passionate about educating others on immigration, Ms. Hemrick authors and speaks on various immigration topics. She is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and co-chaired the NYC Chapter’s 20th Annual Symposium, held in December 2018.  She is also the co-chair of AILA’s practice management committee. She previously served as interim secretary for the New York City Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Committee and belonged to the New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Hemrick graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree. She went on to graduate from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007 and was a member of the dean’s list. She was listed as one of the “Top Attorneys of North America” in the 2015-2016 edition of the Who’s Who Directories.

Practice areas

Immigration: Consumer, Immigration: Business

Focus areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

  • 60% Immigration: Consumer
  • 40% Immigration: Business

First Admitted: 2007, New Jersey

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Educational Background:
  • Binghamton University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
  • Dean’s List, St. John’s University School of Law
  • CALI Excellence Awards for Immigration Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic and National Security and the Law, 2007
  • Top Attorneys of North America, The Who’s Who Directories, 2015-2016
  • AVVO 10 rating
  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York City Bar Association, 2010 – 2012
  • Immigration and Nationality Committee, Interim Secretary, 2012
  • (AILA) CLE & Practice Management Committees, Co-Chair for Practice Management Committee, 2016-2017
  • New York State Bar Association, 2011- 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2014-Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • State of New York
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association, NYC CLE Committee Member, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The LGBT Center Immigration, Strategies for Winning Asylum by Overcoming Stereotypes in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Based Claims, 2011
  • St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, Voluntary Departure Post-IIRIRA: A Struggle Between Equitable Considerations Promoting Clemency Measures, and Statutory Considerations Tending Towards Oppression
  • Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn attorneys eye immigration ‘surge docket’ to help unaccompanied minors, 2014
  • 101 on Ethics is Practice Management, AILA Continuing Legal Education 3-Credit Ethics Course
  • Immigration Remedies Available Now: Are You Prepared?, Waivers to allow for consular processing overseas, 2013
  • Pre-law Event, Immigration Law, 2012
  • Social Awareness Day, Immigration, 2015
  • Brown Bag Lunch, Immigration Careers, 2015
Industry Groups:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Office location for Nicole Abruzzo Hemrick

100 Church St
Ste 865
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 833-848-7838


3 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

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