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Law Office of Irina Ribeiro
from 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Jon W.
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Attentive, authoritative and confident in speaking about immigration in a legal context. I am saving Irina's contact info for anticipated follow-up.

  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ghazal S.
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Ashkan has been very helpful providing necessary information for an E-2 petition. He has been very prompt with getting back to me. I scheduled a consultation with him and he was able to clarify each of my questions regarding status change and the E2 application process. I highly recommend Path Law to help with your immigration needs.

Lal Legal, APLC
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Israel Rodríguez Rubio
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I was in deportation proceedings pending an asylum claim. Though I sought help from a number of immigration attorneys in NC and CA, none could truly empathize with my situation; but Prerna did. She understood the precariousness of my situation, and she understood how my legal situation had impacted me in the past and how it could impact my future. She always made me feel that I was in good hands; and with her help, my asylum claim was approved in April 2016. Even though I moved across the country, I still reach out to her from time-to-time with questions or concerns, and she has always been more than helpful and extremely responsive. I highly recommend her to anyone.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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My Son and I have a current civil lawsuit/litigation ongoing in Yuma AZ with a scrupulous con artist. Joseph LaCome has joined us in aiding in the pursuit of legal action against this person. Joseph has aided us in a pro se action against the defendant. Without Joseph We would of not gotten as far as we have. His knowledge of corporate and business law to include mining is impeccable! Joe LaCome has given us the confidence to move forward. We have the utmost confidence in his abilities to see it through to the end with a positive outcome. There have not been many if any lawyers I trusted or liked but Joseph LaCome is the exception! We are glad to have him as our attorney and look forward to a very positive and optimistic outcome thanks to his never ending commitment to getting the job done and with his help a nice well deserved financial outcome.

Unicorn Law Group
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lin Z.
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I filed an EB-1A petition two years before receiving my Ph.D. degree from Stanford. USCIS issued a 11-page RFE letter for additional evidence because I hadn't got my degree yet. I was devastated, and kind of regretted filing an immature petition that could ruin my future. I was lucky to meet Attorney Chen, who generously offered legal consultation to Ph.D. candidates in my school. She assessed the situation and promised to try her best in response to USCIS. I was totally convinced she kept her words after knowing she sent out more than 50 recommendation letter requests to professors and scholars around the world who never met me but cited my papers. 12 of them wrote back. In the end, I succeeded in the petition. I strongly recommend Attorney Chen to anyone looking for an immigration attorney. For people like me, first generation immigrant, there is too much at stake. You can't afford to screw up your legal status with some DIY project or unreliable source of information. You need a competent attorney who cares about your best interests like yourself. You deserve the expertise Attorney Chen provides and she is totally worth the money.

Law Office of Karen Schulz
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Steve K.
Verified review

Thank you Karen for all your help, you saved my family in more ways than one. I'm so glad we met each other if there is anyone that needs a great lawyer look no further give Karen a call.

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley Z.
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American Corporate Services is the place to go in San Francisco if you need assistance with immigration. Attorney is a brilliant man who not only understands immigration, but who is also gracious, kind and helpful. His friendly and expert staff always make me feel welcome and give me sound advice.

  • 14 years in business
Jae M.
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After years of meeting with a variety of immigration attorneys about my case, I was beginning to get extremely discouraged with the feeling that there was no solution for me out there. Considering my case was one that was quite complex, I had lost almost all hope until I met Daniel. At our initial meeting, he gave me an honest assessment of my case and let me know that he felt we had a fairly good chance of prevailing. After some consideration, I decided to retain Daniel as my attorney. Throughout the entire experience going through the citizenship application, Daniel and his staff were responsive, helpful, and honest. The day of my interview, he came with me and was right by side as the immigration officer asked me some questions. After 12 years of carrying around the weight of feeling as though I had to live in the shadows due to what all the other attorneys told me, Daniel, for a reasonable and fair fee, helped me to obtain my citizenship and begin life anew. I can't fully express how grateful I am to Daniel and if you have any immigration related issues I couldn't recommend him strongly enough.

Olvera & Associates
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Irina E.
Verified review

Elizabeth was very helpful - she helped me review various immigration forms very efficiently and thoroughly. Accommodated my request for an appointment on a short notice and was a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

California State Lawyers
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Kenia G.
Verified review

I hired citylawyers after a school bus crashed into my car and they were able to get me over 200,000 dollars for the damages to myself and my car. I highly recommend their attorneys to anybody who is looking for legal representation. Kenia G.

Joselle H.
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Wayne's been working with my company for just about 2 years now. Started doing various partnership contracts for our Tech Startup, and now that we are funded, he's been doing immigration paperwork for some of our new hires. He's very, very, thorough and professional, very precise with his contracts. I've always felt very confident working with Wayne, I don't worry that things get missed, or that mistakes will come back to haunt me and my business. Peace of mind. That's what I like best about working with Wayne.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ahmad K.
Verified review

Its been great experience, they did very well on my adjustment of status case . I really recommend any one have immigration case to law offices of Lawrence Gruner .

Jennifer C.
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I had a phone consultation with Chike to ask for advice on an immigration issue related to a TD visa (dependent for TN). He gave very sound advice and is obviously very knowledgeable in this area. Highly recommended. Thank you, Chike!


Established in 1981, Heller Immigration Law Group (aka: HILG) is a full-service immigration law firm which focuses on business & employment-based immigration law. We handle immigrant and non-immigrant cases on behalf of both large and small Silicon Valley and SF Bay Area companies and start ups, including the processing of company sponsored I-140/PERM labor certification 'green card' cases, H1b work permits, Eb1/O-1 researchers & scientists, Eb2 National Interest Waivers, and the myriad of other matters which require navigating the often incomprehensible world of U.S. immigration. Although our focus is on employment-based immigration, generally on behalf of the areas highly skilled workforce, we do take on 'bona fide' marriage cases - and gladly handle citizenship processing as well. Heller Immigration has particular expertise in 'high skilled' employment-based immigration as it relates to academics, researchers and scientists, with special emphasis on retention and the hiring of highly qualified workers, i.e., quickly obtaining and properly maintaining non-immigrant visa status – and later obtaining permanent residency on their behalf. We obtain permanent residency and 'green cards' for those in fields such as: software and hardware engineering, software design, architecture & programming, electrical and chemical engineering, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, computer science, bio science, genetics and biotechnology, the nano technologies, chemistry, physics, mathematics, material science and many more. Heller Immigration Law Group assists large and small companies, human resources and hiring managers in larger entities, venture backed ‘start ups’, entrepreneurs and investors, self-petitioned scientists, researchers and academics, and institutions and the many leading edge corporations here in Silicon Valley, in complying with the complex and too often changing immigration laws and regulations. Our clients and representation include: multinational companies - large and small corporations, venture backed start ups, universities, CEOs, executives and important people around the world who trust us to represent them and their family ‘quietly'. Heller Immigration is proud to represent many known and stealth mode Silicon Valley startups, outstanding and preeminent scientists, post docs and other researchers and academics, many of whom wish to self-petition under the Eb1/EA and Eb2/NIW categories. Please don't hesitate to contact us online or call the office.


I have been handling immigration law cases for over twenty-five years, and I am certified by the State Bar of California as an Immigration Law Specialist. I hae worked with private individuals as well as large and small technology firms and educational institutions.

  • 9 years in business

We offer comprehensive immigration services, both affirmative and removal defense. I have represented clients in immigration courts in California, Washington, Arizona and Texas. I have filed numerous successful appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as federal courts. I am also a San Francisco Bar Association designated Attorney-of-the Day in SF Immigration Court, and I have taught numerous classes, both to attorneys and non-attorneys on immigration practice. I have always enjoyed working with those in need of immigration benefits, as the gratitude expressed by my clients is irreplaceable. Further, as an immigrant myself, I truly understand the value of feeling safe and legal in a foreign country. While immigration laws can be arcane and procedure can often be convoluted, I strive to inform my clients of all the steps and rules involved, rather than just saying "we'll take care of it." I also know that communication between a lawyer and client is very important, and key to a successful resolution of a case.


Are you looking for a skilled immigration attorney in Oakland? BL Group can help you deal with a full range of immigration matters, including work permits, green card applications, visas and deportation issues. We are committed to providing legal representation to residents of California, whether you're a visitor who is a resident taking steps towards citizenship, or looking to legally reside on a permanent basis. We can also help an employer that needs to make sure all his documentations are in order when hiring workers. We are serving the East Bay area.


Goswami, Strand & Seaborn is an established immigration law firm in San Francisco that has helped thousands of clients obtain employment, family, and investor visas, as well as US citizenship. We have also handled hundreds of challenging cases involving removal proceedings, appeals, and asylum cases. Why choose Goswami, Strand & Seaborn? Our reputation for friendliness and care is renowned. Additionally, as our client, you will feel: - Respect Because we respond to you and we never give up until you are satisfied - Value Because we provide first class service fast and efficiently - Empowered Because our custom-tailored solutions give you the confidence and visa you need - Peace of mind Because we are dedicated to anticipating your needs, listening to you, and building your trust We practice the full range of immigration law, including: - H-1, L-1, O-1 and other employment visas - EB-5 and E-2 investor visas - J-1 training visas - Labor certifications - Employment and family-based permanent residence applications - U.S. citizenship - Asylum - Deportation defense - All other immigration matters


We have been selected by peers as Superlawyers® for 2010 and 2011. We have over 21 years experience in immigration law and processing green card applications, such as: - Marriage-Spousal Petitions - Exceptional Ability - H-1 Visa For Professionals - L-1 Visa - Intercompany Transfer of Employee - Investor Visas - Family Petitions - Fiancée Petitions - Employment Visas - Extend/ Change Status - Citizenship and Naturalization - Waivers (I-601 and others) - Removal Of Conditional Status - Self Petitioning by Abused Spouse - Asylum Law - Deportation/Removal Defense - The Walsh Act - Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeal (BIA) - Appeal to the 9th and other Circuit Courts - Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court - Representation in Immigration Courts - Appeal to the Administrative Appeal Office - Processing visas from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate National Visa Center - J-1 Waivers of the Application of the Two-Year Foreign - Residency Requirement (Physicians, others) - Cancelation of Removal in Immigration Courts - Nationwide - Nationwide Representation of Individuals in Immigration and Deportation/Removal Cases


We are a San Francisco immigration law firm that assists clients and businesses with EB-5 investor green cards, student visas, employment and work visas, and other US immigration needs including disputing a denied application. The experienced California immigration lawyers at the Law Office of Vaughan de Kirby provide free books and a video library on their website for those seeking more information on US immigration policies and issues. Accepting clients from all nationalities, in-house translators are available and fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Spanish, and Afrikaans.


We are a law firm that deals in immigration and debt settlement. We deal in H1B, L, O, family petitions, asylums, etc. Our attorneys are among the highest-rated lawyers on You can read more about us on our website; call us, or email us. Shah Peerally Law Group has handled more than 1000 cases of immigration. Our dedication, compassion and success rate have earned us a trustworthy position in the community. Shah Peerally's work has been commended by honorable congresspersons Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. His biography has appeared on papers such as Movers & Shakers, US Fiji Times, etc.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does an immigration attorney do?

Immigration lawyers help their clients through all phases of the immigration process. Experts on immigration law, they are legally qualified to represent U.S. citizens, permanent residents or undocumented immigrants. Immigration lawyers also provide assistance to visitors here on student, work or travel visas, and can represent clients who may have an expired visa or who have overstayed their visa.

You can hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with petitioning for renewing a permanent resident or green card, navigating the naturalization process, submitting an employee-based petition for a work visa, filing a petition for a family member, or representing you or a loved one who is facing detention or deportation, as well as replacing, extending or changing a current visa, green card or work permit. The immigration process is highly complex, with multiple hearings, paperwork and requirements. Hiring a legal expert to represent you can help you make your best effort in the process. When researching immigration lawyers, it is very important to verify their qualifications and find a reputable attorney. Read reviews and verify that the immigration lawyer is licensed by your state before paying any fees.

How do you find a good immigration lawyer?

Research is key to finding a good immigration lawyer. The immigration process can be overwhelming and complex, so a trustworthy advocate is critical. When you have identified several eligible candidates, verify their immigration law license to protect yourself and your finances. Once you have a set of licensed immigration lawyers in mind, choose one based on these considerations:

  • Mutual respect: You want an immigration lawyer who treats you and your family with kindness and consideration. You’ll do the same for them.
  • Availability: Before hiring, note if they have responded promptly to your emails and calls. You don’t want to hire someone you have to chase around.
  • Proven success: Read former client reviews and research their success rate with cases similar to yours.
  • Transparent rates: Ask directly about what their rates are, how they bill, and what they estimate your legal fees will be. Ask if they will sign a fee agreement, and get receipts for all fees paid.
  • Verify who will handle your case: Sometimes junior lawyers work on firm cases. This is okay, as long as you have discussed it and are comfortable with it. When junior lawyers or paralegals are working on your case, ask if the hourly rate is lower.
  • Be wary of anyone who promises you specific results: No case is certain, and the immigration lawyer should be honest about what you can expect.

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How much does an immigration lawyer cost?

Immigration lawyers are experts in the nuances of the highly complex United States immigration system. They help clients of all backgrounds petition for immigration status and become U.S. citizens, and can represent clients who are facing deportation or detention. Nationally, the cost people pay for immigration lawyers averages $500-$1,010. The services you need will have a huge effect on your costs. For routines cases, such as applying for a travel visa, an immigration lawyer may be able to confidently quote you a set price, while more open-ended cases may be billed at an hourly rate of $200-$500, or more, depending on the reputation and experience of the firm and lawyer. Before hiring an immigration lawyer, ask what their plan for your case is and what expected costs may be. Many immigration lawyers work from retainers, and request a set amount of money upfront from which to work. For example, a lawyer who charges $300 per hour may estimate $4,000 for a standard family-based immigration case, the common process in which a U.S. citizen petitions for permanent residency for their spouse, fiancee or family members.

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