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NELSON A. MADRID is a senior attorney with the law firm of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP.  Mr. Madrid has extensive experience representing clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Courts), the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Mr. Madrid is admitted and a member of: the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division in the First Department (2008); United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2008); United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2008); United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (2009), and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (since 2009).  In 2013, Mr. Madrid received an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell that signifies the accomplishment of being ranked the highest level of professional excellence by peers.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration law
  • Asylum
  • Family-based immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Deportation defense
  • U Visa (Crime Victim)
  • Waivers of inadmissibility
  • Federal appeals
  • Visas
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Mandamus actions
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)


  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Award: 2017-2018
  • Client Champion Gold / 2019 (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Pro-Bono Clinics in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester
  • Guest Speaker, Second Annual Pa’Lante Conference, March 25, 2012, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
  • Pro- Bono Coordinator at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac, & DeCicco, LLP


  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers: 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association: 2009
  • American Bar Association

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Award - Nelson A. Madrid

  • Thomas M Cooley Law School J.D., 2007
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.S. Legal Studies, 1996
  • New York: 2008
  • US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit: 2009
  • Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York: 2008
  • US District Court Eastern District of New York: 2008
  • US District Court Southern District of New York: 2008
  • Spanish