Camille K. Cook
Preserving the family unit in the Central Valley of California
Ms. Cook is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the California State Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Council (INLAC), and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is an expert in family immigration, waivers, deportation (removal) defense, consular processing, asylum and naturalization law. She has defended scores of people in Immigration Court and helped hundreds of people obtain U.S. residency and citizenship. She has extensive experience litigating immigration cases in the Federal Courts. She represented the named petitioner in Castro-Cortez v. INS,239 F. 3d 1097 (9th Cir 2001), an important case involving due process and reinstatement of removal.
A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, she has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1988. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University. Ms. Cook is admitted in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, including all Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Having lived in Spain, Colombia and Honduras, Ms. Cook is fluent in Spanish. She has been a presenter at seminars for other attorneys and legal workers for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the Bar Association of San Francisco, among others. Ms. Cook has worked closely with the Mexican Consulate in Fresno and numerous non-profit organizations in community outreach and assisting immigrants throughout the Central Valley. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centro La Familia Advocacy Services.
Ms Cook is often interviewed by the media and has been quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, the Associated Press, National Public Radio and the Business Journal, among others. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision and Telemundo, and is a regular guest on Univision Fresno’s “Arriba Valle Central” with Lupita Lomeli.
Gregory Olson joins the Law Office of Camille K Cook from San Joaquin College of Law, where he spent five years as a full-time faculty member and director of the New American Legal Clinic, training the next generation of immigration law attorneys. While teaching the students at the law school, Mr. Olson also represented nearly 1000 clients in their naturalization process at USCIS. He has also handled other types of cases at USCIS and represented people in immigration court. Prior to joining the law school, Mr. Olson worked in civil litigation, assisting businesses and municipalities navigate the court process.
Mr. Olson graduated from the University of Utah with a major in Spanish and a minor in English Literature. He obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia. He learned Spanish living in Puerto Rico for two years, then refined his writing while at the U of U.
Mr. Olson has become recognized in the Central Valley for his regular appearances discussing immigration law on local media, including “Arriba Valle Central” and “Jueves de Inmigración” on Univision Fresno. Mr. Olson is committed to helping people achieve the American Dream. He knows that his experience and hard work ensure the opportunity for his clients to resolve their immigration issues and start living their own dream. When not working for his clients, Mr. Olson can be found hiking the Sierra Nevada, rollerblading the trails of Clovis, or enjoying time with his four children: Donovan, Dempsey, Estelle, and Ellis.