Q: How do I choose an immigration attorney for my fiance, a professional Filipino lady with 1 minor of five children.
Immigration law is one of the most complex areas of law. Selecting the right immigration attorney can make the difference between obtaining a green card or being forced to leave the United States.
Before you visit the attorney’s website, google him to see what others have written about him or her, especially former clients and fellow immigration attorneys. Check other search engines and rating services. Has he written blogs posts or produced videos regarding the specific problem that you have? Make sure that he does not have a disciplinary record with the State Bar.
When you visit his website, examine it closely. Does he keep it up-to-date? Are there grammatical and spelling mistakes? Is the website informative or is it simply self-promoting?
How much experience practicing immigration law does the attorney have? Is he a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law? Has he ever worked as an attorney for the Immigration Service? Have you checked his biography on his web site or on www.avvo.com? How is he regarded by his peers? Is he listed in the Best Lawyers of America? Is he a SuperLawyer? Does he have the top “AV” rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory? What if his office is in another state – should this make any difference to you? Do you trust him?
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