Karavias, Jason Esq.

239 4th AvenueSuite 1603Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Updated: 09/13/2017

Overview

 

A good lawyer should be experienced, accessible, responsive and fully dedicated to your case. Because I am a solo practitioner, my clients receive personalized legal representation. I will spend a significant amount of time with you, answering your questions, helping you understand the process and accompanying you to court proceedings. I bring more than 10 years of experience to my clients' work. Many of my clients are referred to me by past satisfied clients. I...

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Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Divorce

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee (Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Committee

Honors

  • Three Best Rated - Bankruptcy for 2017
  • Super Lawyers , - 2016
  • Three Best Rated - Immigration for 2015 and 2016
  • Lead Counsel, Immigration and Personal Bankruptcy, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best In The Burgh, Top Immigration Lawyer, 2015
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Allegheny County Divorce Law Project

Past Positions

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Associate, 1999 - 2001
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Summer Associate, 1998
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District New York, United States Justice Department Internship, 1997

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999
    J.D.
    Honors: Dean’s Scholar; St. Catherine's College, Oxford University (Spring 1998)
    Honors: American Journal of Law and Medicine
  • Columbia University, New York, New York, 1996
    B.A.
    Honors: Columbia University Suffolk County Alumni Association Scholarship
    Major: Philosophy

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Client recommendations  for Jason Karavias

  • From Azeek11: Disclaimer

    He is the best. Always available for his clients. He is just a call away. Very helpful. Thanks Jason for all your help.
    Legal Issue: Debtor/Creditor
    Azeek11 hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From Olafolabi: Disclaimer

    I hereby endorses as well as vouch for Jason Karavias law firm for their credentials abilities and sound qualities in immigration law. Jason Karavis Esq law firm is highly recommend for legal advice and immigration processess.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Olafolabi hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From Shriya: Disclaimer

    I initially called Jason for a free consultation about my marriage green card application. He was very helpful and personable, as well as patient with my questions. I was so impressed by him that my husband and I decided to do a one-time meeting with him to go over our case applications. He went through our application line by line and told us exactly what we should compile for submission and what we should expect at our interview. After our case was initially reviewed and we received an interview date, I called him again, and he was so helpful and encouraging about next steps - he asked me to update him on what happened with our case. I have never met a lawyer who cares about their clients on such an individual basis!
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Shriya hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From Raymond: Disclaimer

    We were faced with applying for our mother’s green card application. Since we had many questions and were unsure of some of the required documentation, we decided to get the help of an attorney. We are so happy we contacted Jason Karavias. He took the time to answer all our questions and helped us get some of the supporting documents. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone who has any uncertainty about how to proceed with filing for permanent residency.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Raymond hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From EmilyD: Disclaimer

    He is responsive and professional. He made my case simple and easy. I highly recommend him to any immigration services.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    EmilyD hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From EBENJACK: Disclaimer

    This is an attorney who knows his job. I filed for green card for my wife , Georgina Toffah through him and I am exceedingly happy to say he did a marvelous job. Less than two months everything went through. My wife got her green card with three days after the interview. I would recommend him to everyone who needs his services. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY WHO KNOWS HIS LEGAL JOB. HUNDRED PERCENT RECOMMENDED.
    Legal Issue: Government Agencies & Programs
    EBENJACK hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From Cristiano: Disclaimer

    I definately recommend Jason Karavias for anyone that is about to apply for their naturalization process. He was very patient and knowledgeable in guiding me through the whole process and answering any questions that I had. I'm very pleased to have had him as my lawyer and immensely greatful for all his help and support.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Cristiano hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From ambakop: Disclaimer

    Below are some ways i would characterize Jason work: (1) Work fast. I wanted everything to be handle within 6 months and Jason made it happen. (2) Very professional (3) Understand process in and out. What he described to me is exactly what happened (4) His fees are fair
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    ambakop hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From Darren: Disclaimer

    From the moment the legal process started Jason took the time to explain every step very clearly Jason was always responsive to emails and phone call and the friendly, personal approach he provided was amazing
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Darren hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From olaitan2010: Disclaimer

    Jason was able to provide me accurate and timely information during the whole process. He listens to his client's concerns and he knows exactly what he is doing. I'll recommend him anytime.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    olaitan2010 hired Jason Karavias in 2016.

  • From jimmy86: Disclaimer

    I took Jason's immigration services for filing my citizenship application. He is knowledgeable and knows his stuff well. Once I got the citizenship, I filed for my wife's green card and again took Jason's help for his services. He was helpful and patient with me throughout the process. He always answered my questions and advised me on the best course of action. I certainly recommend him for immigration issues. Besides being good at his work, he is a kind person and a nice human being.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    jimmy86 hired Jason Karavias in 2015.

  • From mikeumeh: Disclaimer

    With great pleasure and deep appreciation to express I recommend lawyer Jason Karavias. He treated my wife and I like family . He was always on top of things. Thank You so much
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    mikeumeh hired Jason Karavias in 2015.

  • From yintree: Disclaimer

    I knew that Jason was the attormey for me after the first phone contact with him. He was very knowledgable and had a calm reasurring tone in his voice. Throughout the process he kept me informed, helped me understand the process in terms that I could understand. He made things easier by communicating via email when we could. I give Jason an A for being professional, responsive and in tune with what I needed as an individual--not just another case.
    Legal Issue: Debtor/Creditor
    yintree hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From martinm: Disclaimer

    Jason Karavias is very knowledgeable, polite and helpful. He always answered all my questions promptly and accurately. He provided excellent guidance through the adjustment of status process I went through that made the experience very smooth and successful.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    martinm hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From Lorena: Disclaimer

    I highly recommend Jason Karavias , he was a very good lawyer in my case. He was patient and always answer all my questions very fast and with the right information. The process was very fast and smooth.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Lorena hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From MJohns: Disclaimer

    It was a pleasure working with Jason. He is very easy going and comfortable to talk with. But he is also the consummate professional. He was always very responsive to any questions that we had. And everything in our case went smoothly, which was a testament to his knowledge and preparedness. I would not hesitate to recommend Jason for anyone who is planning to go through a case similar to ours.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    MJohns hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From JurjenRuis: Disclaimer

    I would like to recommend Jason Karavias, he is a great lawyer. Me and my wife weren't sure which immigration lawyer to hire, my wife gave him a call, he was very accurate on the immigration process, how long it was going to take and what we could expect. He was very reasonable priced, extremely professional. He got back to us anytime we had questions or needed assistance. He treated us like we were the only clients that he had. If you're looking for an immigration lawyer, Mr. Karavias is a great choice. I would highly recommend Jason Karavias.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    JurjenRuis hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From Mollie: Disclaimer

    Jason worked closely with me to help me get what I needed. He always kept me informed and answered all my calls and emails promptly. He also worked diligently on my case and got it done asap. Highly recommend.
    Legal Issue: Debtor/Creditor
    Mollie hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From mc5155mp: Disclaimer

    We will like to recommend Jason Karavias, Attorney at Law for be a excellent doing his job. He keep us informed and made our experience much easy. We feel very confident in his hands.
    mc5155mp hired Jason Karavias in 2014.

  • From Smaran: Disclaimer

    I did look online reviews of Jason before I decided to get a legal advisor. However, the reviews were great and I wasn't sure if I needed an attorney to represent myself. I set an appointment to see how he represented himself and on my first meet I liked his professionalism and the knowledge he acquired in his field. I knew I couldn't go wrong with him. I decided to sign and hire him right away on my first visit. The first and the most important thing apart from how knowledgable he was, "Jason Karavias was there when I needed him". He responded my phone calls and emails immediately. The response via email and phone was outstanding. I felt he was really concerned with my case and provided me the right solution every single time. I knew he had my back if any problem would arise. He handled the case on time without and flaws, it just seemed like he was a part of a family member during that time. In addition, I strongly endorse Jason Karavias ESQ for immigration matters and he will treat you best with his ability to represent as your attorney. I'm very pleased and highly impressed with his ability to interact with his clients. The customer service was phenomenal. Likewise, I was one of you guys who read the reviews before deciding to pick an attorney. And today, I am here writing this post so that you all will have the top of the line service that I received from Jason. It was a pleasure working with him and I am highly satisfied with his service. I also recognize how valuable it is to have a professional attorney like Karavias to represent your case. Thank you.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Smaran hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From Martin: Disclaimer

    When I decided to apply for a "family Green Card" with my wife who is a US citizen, I did extensive online research to find as many immigration attorneys in New York City as possible, met with some in person and with others over the phone for free consultations. Mr. Karavias provided the most complete and realistic information about the process and, in addition, offered the most competitive rates for his assistance with the application case of the about 20 immigration attorney offices I reviewed. Mr. Karavias has established a very efficient process to collect all required information for completing all application forms and follows a conservative, better-safe-than-sorry strategy that maximizes the chances for success of immigration applications. He recommended reliable and prompt translation services for documents in foreign languages, conducted the submission of all required forms for both my wife and me and assisted in each step leading up to the issuance of my Permanent Residence Card. He was available throughout the entire application period and immediately replied to all emails and phone calls. I was specifically impressed by how accurately the predicted duration from application to issuance of the Green Card, given in my consultation as on average about 5 to 6 months, was fulfilled- Mr. Karavias submitted our applications in the beginning of May 2013, and I received the Green Card in the mail in the beginning of October 2013. A job well done! I highly recommend Mr. Karavias for Green Card applications.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Martin hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From randjem: Disclaimer

    Jason is definitely a very competent attorney. He was always available to answer to my questions and concerns. His efficiency was remarkable, my paperwork was done in less than 4 months.
    randjem hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From BadChad: Disclaimer

    Great service from start to finish. I strongly recommend attorney Jason Karavias for all your bankruptcy needs. He helped me get my financial freedom back and did it quicker than I could have hoped for. Thanks!
    Legal Issue: Bankruptcy Law
    BadChad hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From MariaU: Disclaimer

    I found my initial meeting with Jason Karavias to be courteous and professional and because of this, I decided to allow Mr. Karavias to handle my case. His knowledge and experience has moved my case forward without delay. He had suggested a course of action and the subsequent outcomes of those actions. I highly recommend Mr. Karavias law office and would not hesitate to call upon him in the future. Obrigada Dr. Jason Karavias Maria U.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    MariaU hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From ofreogar: Disclaimer

    I found Jason Karavias via his website, called and made an appointment with him. I explained my situation to him and he gave me the best legal service any renowned Lawyer will give. In just 3 months into the waiting period with patience, he guided me through and today I am a US PERMANENT RESIDENT. I therefore recommend you to contact him with any immigration cases.He cares a lot and he is patient.
    Legal Issue: Other
    ofreogar hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From samuel: Disclaimer

    My name is Samuel,am now a united state resident .I got married July 2012 in ny and moved to Pittsburgh and my wife was in ny.lawyer Jason was recommend to me by a friend here in Pittsburgh .I called him and he picked up his phone and talked to me as if he knew me before.he told me what to do and and I listen.he helped filled all my papers,when ever I call he answer his phone.now I have my green card now,thanks to him.I strongly and professionally recommend lawyer Jason karavias u will have a good testimony like everyone he as helped with his practice.Thank you jason
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    samuel hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From IHenderson: Disclaimer

    I had no prior relationship with Jason Karavias or his firm, but found him to be very knowledgeable in the area for which I needed help and advice (Green Card application). He was responsive and courteous throughout the process, and provided a level of service I am unused to from the legal profession. I have no hesitation in recommending his services and will happily act as a reference for him.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    IHenderson hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From babaks: Disclaimer

    Jason Karavias is great lawyer.He is highly knowledgeable in the legal matter and maintain good communication with me.He is very nice with clients and always available to answer all my question with patience.He pays attention to all the details.I have great experience in working with Jason Karavias he handled my immigration case very well and I am very happy with the result and I highly recommend him for your legal matters .
    Legal Issue: Other
    babaks hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From amorris: Disclaimer

    My wife and I found ourselves in a very stressful situation with a ton of paperwork trying to get a green card for my wife. After an initial telephone conversation with Mr. Karavias, we felt assured that he was going to be helpful and take care of us through every step of the way. He was always available for us when we needed him and handled everything in a very professional manner. We would recommend Mr. Karavias to anyone who is trying to get a green card.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    amorris hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From Shylaja: Disclaimer

    Jason Karavias is an excellent lawyer. He is very kind. He quickly responds to phone calls. His prompt response to emails and phone calls explains how much he is dedicated to his clients. He is very knowledgeable and answers all your questions clearly and in detail. His charges are fair and he does wonderful job. I promise, he is the best lawyer. Highly recommended.
    Shylaja hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From moses001: Disclaimer

    I would recommend Mr Jason to anyone. He is a good lawyer, he helped with the changing of my status to permanent resident and everything went smooth, even smoother than my wife and I thought. He was there for us from the beginning to the end. Thank you Mr Jason. You are the best!
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    moses001 hired Jason Karavias in 2013.

  • From Edulacer: Disclaimer

    Mr. Karavias worked for me since the beginning of my immigration process and I just passed the citizenship test. Everything since then had been very smooth. He has always been extremely competent and always showed me great communication. I strongly recommend Mr.Karavias as your lawyer!!!
    Legal Issue: Other
    Edulacer hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From herman: Disclaimer

    Jason did a good job. He is responsive and he returned all my calls quickly. I would recommend him.
    Legal Issue: Bankruptcy Law
    herman hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From AlexGarcia: Disclaimer

    I am very pleased with Mr. Karavias’ services, every question I had he was able to answer at any time, he is very patient and will explain hard topics in such a way regular people would understand. Additionally, I was able to call his office and talk to him directly. He doesn’t only help you with your main case but with all the other problems that may come up along the way, such as my divorce case and my delinquent tax problem while applying to remove the restrictions on my two-year green card.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    AlexGarcia hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From Andbha: Disclaimer

    Jason is an excellent immigration lawyers and highly recommanded due to following: - Sound and in depth knowledge of immigration law - Extreamly confident with uscis immigration matters - Very much cooperative and helpful - He prepared/ reviewed my RFE response very accurately and perfectly
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Andbha hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From faizulislam: Disclaimer

    Jason is an excellent lawyer. His attention to detail, prompt responses and actions told me he cared about my case. His friendly nature is refreshing compared to most lawyers(sharks) I contacted before him. A lot of the lawyers try to get more money from you thinking you don't know better. His pricing was very fair and his service was extraordinary. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!!
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    faizulislam hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From SUN3500SHINE: Disclaimer

    I highly recommend Jason Karavias! He did a great job on my divorce. He returned all of my calls in a very timely manner and answered all of my questions. (I had alot!) I appriciate everything that he has done for me and have already refered a friend to him. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
    Legal Issue: Divorce
    SUN3500SHINE hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From Malvina1: Disclaimer

    I strongly recommend Jason Karavias, Esq. for any person who wants to deal with their immigration issues. He is very prepared and quick on every paperwork.
    Legal Issue: Government Agencies & Programs
    Malvina1 hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From WConnors1: Disclaimer

    Attorney Karavias is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney. He provided my wife and I with the facts and clarified the myths associated with a bankruptcy filing. Attorney Karavias was there to answer any questions that we had and kept us informed throughout the entire process. I strongly recommend Attorney Karavias to anyone in need of legal assistance.
    Legal Issue: Debtor/Creditor
    WConnors1 hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From anjinho777: Disclaimer

    This is the best Attorney, very kind give all update information on time and the I have file with him 3 times and very successful cases
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    anjinho777 hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From RDutra: Disclaimer

    Professional, trustworthy and diligent. I would highly recommend Mr. Karavias ... an outstanding Attorney.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    RDutra hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From sandra55506: Disclaimer

    In a moment of desparation I found the right person to assist me with my legal problem, Mr. Karavias not only showed deep dominion of knowledge on the topic concerning my case, however also his pleasant, empathetic, and polite personality made this difficult time comfortable. He took his responsabilities to assist me seriously, he was always available to answer my questions which he did in a courteous way. His concern about my problem was real, and he did his best for which we had a very successful outcome in my case. Based on this I highly recommend him...
    Legal Issue: Bankruptcy Law
    sandra55506 hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From Ornella: Disclaimer

    Jason is a really good lawyer.He does an excellent job and is very brilliant. I will recommend him to everybody because it is not easy to find a good lawyer nowadays.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Ornella hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From pmgriffith: Disclaimer

    Jason did a great job. He was professional, yet personable. He was always very thorough, but kept things simple and understandable. Jason also made himself available with several contact methods for any reasonable times of the day. I have no complaints.
    Legal Issue: Bankruptcy Law
    pmgriffith hired Jason Karavias in 2012.

  • From MW2011: Disclaimer

    Filing for Bankruptcy was difficult but wise decision for me. In 2011 after all resources available to recovery my credit due finalcial distress, I decided to hire an Attorney to help me with my case. After consulting 4 councilors, hopeless and mentally exhausted trying my best to solve the problem, a friend of mine recommended Mr.Jason Karavias who patiently explained to me all my options, the pros and cons of declaring Bankruptcy under Chapter 7 and all steps I'd face. I highly recommend Mr. Karavias because with professionalism and knwoledge he fought for my rights with victorious results at the end.
    Legal Issue: Bankruptcy Law
    MW2011 hired Jason Karavias in 2011.

  • From rcnovais: Disclaimer

    I high recommend Jason as attorney, He provided me a GREAT service during my bankruptcy and thanks for his professional service today i am debt free. Robert c Novais
    Legal Issue: Other
    rcnovais hired Jason Karavias in 2011.

  • From Daustria1966: Disclaimer

    I recommend Jason Karavias because he has interest to resolve the customer's issue, demonstrating responsibility, honestly and friendly person.
    Legal Issue: Debtor/Creditor
    Daustria1966 hired Jason Karavias in 2011.

  • From Beatrizxm: Disclaimer

    He was very helpful and able to answer all my questions. He has large experience with immigration and made me feel confident through all the process. We have finished the whole process with success and I was able to get my greencard in the time expected.
    Legal Issue: Other
    Beatrizxm hired Jason Karavias in 2011.

  • From Bojkena: Disclaimer

    I strongly recommend Jason Karavias as the best choice of attorney you can make. He is trustworthy and communicates fairly well with his clients. I was stuck in my country because of some legal issues and never thought would come back to States anymore. But with the help of my husband and the best attorney of New York, Jason Karavias I am here right now. Thank you Jason for everything you have done for me.
    Legal Issue: Immigration & Naturalization Law
    Bojkena hired Jason Karavias in 2010.

  • From Jesica: Disclaimer

    My experience with Jason Karavias as my lawyer was excellent, before calling him I contacted a couple of other lawyers and they were not able to give me exact information over the phone. Jason Karavias was fast, clear and did everything with honesty. Every time I called him he always answered me and my questions. Since then I will not use another lawyer and I recommend him to everybody I know.
    Legal Issue: Divorce
    Jesica hired Jason Karavias in 2006.

  • From Elza97: Disclaimer

    I've known Jason Karavias since 2005 when he did my bankruptcy, he was quick and very affordable. He also did an excellent job handling the divorce of my niece and brother, which he filed the petition right away without any delay. He is Honest, trustworthy, extremely courteous and professional. Jason is definetely one of the good lawyers' out there and without doubt I recommend him!
    Legal Issue: Other
    Elza97 hired Jason Karavias in 2005.

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Past Lists

  • 2017Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Three Best Rated - Bankruptcy for 2017
  • Super Lawyers , - 2016
  • Three Best Rated - Immigration for 2015 and 2016
  • Lead Counsel, Immigration and Personal Bankruptcy, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best In The Burgh, Top Immigration Lawyer, 2015
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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239 4th AvenueSuite 1603Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Mon to Sat 9:00am to 7:00pm

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