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Uzo Akpele was born and raised in Nigeria. In 1986, she began studying law at The University of Nigeria, graduating in 1990. In 1991, she was admitted into the Nigeria Bar. She moved to Georgia after graduation and studied at The University of Georgia School of Law, which she graduated from in 2000. Uzo focuses on immigration and business law and can assist her clients with a variety of concerns, including obtaining waivers, getting green cards for foreign employees, and assisting with family-based immigration.

"I love figuring out solutions that help people live and work in the United States."

As an immigrant herself, Uzo intimately understands the trials that are involved in the immigration process. Because of this, she works tirelessly not just to assist her clients with the process, but to educate them and make sure they feel confident moving forward. She provides a personalized touch to her services and makes sure that you are supported through every step of the process. Uzo is an active member of her community and is incredibly passionate about what she does. She is a lawyer, businesswoman, and mother, and often writes articles and gives lectures on immigration law. Recently, she has begun learning Spanish in order to better serve her clients.

Trust Uzo to help you when you need assistance with immigration. Call her today to learn more.


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)


  • J.D. — University of Georgia School of Law

  • L.L.B. — University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Recent Blog Posts


  • Uzo is a great attorney

    I have known Akpele & Associates since 2014. She helped me with my one-year extension when my two-year green card expired, and she helped with my 10-year green card and she also helped with my Citizenship this year in 2019 as well. I will recommend her to my friends or anyone else. She is a g...
  • She is very dedicated

    She is very dedicated, talented, professional, patient, and an overall great attorney. She works very hard to make sure her clients are satisfied. She is amazing and I definitely recommend her!
  • She is a GREAT LAWYER!!!

    We are so blessed to have Uzo as our attorney. She did an excellent job for my husband's petition to INS. Thanks to Uzo he has his green card and is back with us. She was respectful, patient, and provided a lot of understanding of INS law. Thanks, Uzo!
  • Marie-Therese A. Recommends Uzo Akpele

    She an amazing attorney very patient and understanding and very reliable
  • VAWA

    Uzo is good with immigration cases. She started the filing of my case in 2008, after 3 years my green card was approved in Nov 2011. I was the victim of abuse by my husband. Thank God everything went well because of Uzo. I highly recommend her.
  • Status Change:

    The process was slow and daunting even though we did everything the immigration officials asked of us. But Akpele was able to get the job done for us. She told us what to expect; she did not paint a rosy picture, nor did she make any unrealistic promises. We were prepared for the worst-case scena...

Akpele & Associates LLC Is Here for You

At Akpele & Associates LLC, we focus on naturalization, waivers, bonds, family-based green cards, business green cards, business non-immigrant visas, abused spouses, and crime/trafficking victims and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

Contact us Today

Akpele & Associates LLC is committed to answering your questions about naturalization, waivers, bonds, family-based green cards, business green cards, business non-immigrant visas, abused spouses, and crime/trafficking victims law issues in Georgia.

We offer a free consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

3355 Lenox Rd NE, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30342