Reza Athari

Reza Athari is a member of the California bar and an international lawyer. He practiced law outside the United States prior to admission to the California bar in 1996. His total practice as an attorney exceeds 25 years. Mr. Athari's passion is immigration law. This passion has allowed Mr. Athari to dedicate himself to help immigrant families and businesses. He started Reza Athari and Associates as a solo practitioner in 1997. Ever since, his practice has grown steadily throughout the years, and now is one of the leading law offices in the field of immigration law in Las Vegas, Nevada and throughout the United States. His offices became a multi-jurisdictional law firm in 2003 and the firms practice area has extended to other legal matters in Nevada and California including family, criminal and personal injury. 

In September 2004, Mr. Athari successfully applied and passed the exams for legal specialization and became a Certified Specialist in immigration law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He provides immigration and other federal law-based services throughout the United States including his offices in Nevada, California, and Utah. 

With Mr. Athari's broad international experience, he can be your primary source in immigration and international matters. 

Admitted: 1996, California; 2004 Certified Specialist, 

U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 10th Circuits; Federal District courts, Northern, Central and Southern California 

Member: State Bar of California; American Immigration Lawyers Association (Miembro de la Asociacion de Abogados de Inmigracion). Mr. Athari has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review (the highest rating). 


Languages: English, Farsi, some German and some Spanish 

Reza Athari. 
Reza Athari & Associates 
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 102 
Las Vegas, NV 89120 
E-mail: rezaathari@atharilaw.com 
(702) 727-7777 
Certified Specialist - Immigration and Nationality Law 
State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization 
http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member_detail.aspx?x=186915

 

 

 

 

 

James Mills

James Mills is an associate at Reza Athari & Associates. Mr. Mills graduated with a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey in May 1997. After law school, Mr. Mills headed the immigration department of several large, multinational corporations. Mr. Mills headed the Employability Status Assistance Program with Catholic Charities in Florida before relocating to Las Vegas, NV and working at Reza Athari & Associates. 

Mr. Mills has focused on the field of immigration law for the majority of his career and has very broad experience in the field. Mr. Mills has experience in Business and Family Immigration, Naturalization, Immigration Consequences of Crimes, Humanitarian and other Visas, Consular Processing, in court Deportation and Removal Defense, Labor Certifications, Asylum, Religious Visas, Cuban Adjustment, and Waivers. 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Mills was a computer hardware engineer for 12 years, working extensively with U.S. Government Agencies. He resided in Rota, Spain for more than six years while working under contract for the United States Navy. Consequently, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and gained a solid understanding and awareness of other cultures. 

Mr. Mills is the author of several articles including Attacking the Notice to Appear: Strategies for Apparently Hopeless Cases, American Bar Association's Immigration and Naturalization Committee Newsletter (Fall 2006); Alternative Visas, 188 New Jersey Law Journal 109 (2007) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement; an Overview, A.B.A. Solo Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Winter 2009). 

James Mills 
Reza Athari & Associates 
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 102 
Las Vegas, NV 89120 
E-mail: jamesmills@atharilaw.com 
(702) 727-7777

Robert Carpenter

Mr. Carpenter has represented individuals and various organizations before the Department of Homeland Security and the Departments of Labor and State. His thirty (30) years of immigration experience has included representing professional athletes, Coaches and Managers (Major League Baseball and National Hockey League) in acquiring permanent residency. He frequently defendants foreign nationals in removal proceedings, focusing on asylum, withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture Relief, cancellation of removal and adjustment of status applications in front of the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as challenging denials in federal court. His work includes dozens of federal court cases involving undue delays and unfair applications of the law by the government, and prevailed in the precedent-setting decision of Ming Wei Chen v. Sessions, 864 F.3d 536 (7th Cir. 2017). His work also includes high profile, successful efforts to prevent the US government from executing removal orders where changed country conditions exist, meriting reopening for fear-based claims. He is a member of multiple Federal District Courts and United States Courts of Appeals, and a long-time Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, whose fellow members he often mentors. Mr. Carpenter spent significant time in 2021 assisting with Afghan evacuees on a pro bono basis. He is passionate about protecting human rights for all people, and assuring the rule of law is followed by all courts in the United States.


Robert Carpenter 
Reza Athari & Associates 
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 102 
Las Vegas, NV 89120 
E-mail: RobertCarpenter
@atharilaw.com 
(702) 727-7777 

Maria Milano

Maria L. Milano ,Esq., is a summa cum laude graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University where she received her B.A. in International Relations. She Went on to obtain her juris doctorate with a concertation in International Law from Syracuse University College of Law and was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 1999.

After Moving to Las Vegas, Ms. Milano clerked for Senior Judge, Carl Christensen, at the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division. Following her clerkship, Ms. Milano went on to practice in the fields of personal injury, family law and criminal law, handling such matters as automobile collisions, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, DUI, divorce, separations, child custody, child support, adoption, guardianship, and paternity cases. 

Ms. Milano is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada and the Clark County Bar Association. 



Maria Milano
Reza Athari & Associates 
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 102 
Las Vegas, NV 89120 
E-mail: maria@atharilaw.com 
(702) 727-7777 

Gary S. Fink, Esq.

Gary S. Fink received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  As an undergraduate, Mr. Fink also studied European History and Architecture at New College, Oxford University in Oxford, England. 

Mr. Fink has been a member of the Nevada Bar in good standing since 2002, and has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review (the highest rating).  His primary areas of practice include civil litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury, criminal defense, and consumer bankruptcy law.  Mr. Fink has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials, and has represented many clients in court mandated and private mediations and arbitrations.

 

Gary S. Fink, Esq.
Reza Athari & Associates 
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 102 
Las Vegas, NV 89120 
E-mail: gary@atharilaw.com 
(702) 727-7777 

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