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I engaged Attorney Winkowski after a 3 month search for a reputable attorney. I have three close acquaintances who have had poor experiences regarding immigration matters so I wanted to take my time and get it right. I have a few friends in the legal profession and the person in common among their recommendations was Chester Winkowski.
My situation was I, as a US Citizen, was bringing my alien fiancée to the US on a K-1 VISA with an I-129F fiancée partition, and then adjusting her status after marriage to an I-551 Green Card and then further removing the provisional restriction from the Green Card after 2 years of marriage.
Attorney Winkowski and his team of professionals have a comprehensive methodology for gathering all the data/evidence to prove relationship etc… (this took us a while to gather on our part, but it paid dividends throughout the process in terms of speedy transactions with the INS). They then use this to create the various forms/filings. As a result, nothing was missed, nothing was delayed by INS requests for further information/evidence. Attorney Winkowski was able to accurately estimate when each stage would be completed. I don’t believe I ever had to make a call to check on the status of the applications as they all happened when Attorney Winkowski said they would.
Attorney Winkowski attended the INS interviews with my now wife and me. It was clear that Attorney Winkowski is very well respected by the officers that work in the INS, in our case we were dealing with the INS Office in Manchester, New Hampshire. Informally, I was told by one of the security officers at the INS Office that he has the respect of the INS officers as one who does not bring cases to them unless they are thoroughly researched and legitimate. The INS interviews ended up being almost a formality. I truly believe it is the reputation of Attorney Winkowski with the INS that is invaluable at these interviews.
In closing my experience of working with Attorney Winkowski and his team was straightforward and positive, leading to a successful process completed in a timely manner. I would recommend Chester Winkowski for this reason.
I was very pleased with the service and results. My case was complicated and Attorney Winkowski took the time to look at it from every angle. He prepared very detailed applications and helped me through each step. I had gone to see other attorneys before and they all told me there was nothing they could do, but Attorney Winkowski knew what to do and we were successful. I feel like I can breathe easy again.
This lawyer will work on your case the last minute. I hired him to appeal a denial and he did not start working on my file until the day before the deadline. Needless to say, I lost the appeal because there were too many errors in his appeal that were pointed out. His paralegals did not notice the mistakes either even though they had my entire file for 2 weeks. When I requested to see the appeal before they sent it, they said that was not possible. Then he had the guts to blame me for giving him wrong information. However, he has 32 yrs experience and is a former USCIS employee; therefore he is quite knowledgeable on immigration law.
We were very impressed with the professionalism and work ethic of Attorney Winkowski and his team who handled my wife's Citizenship application. The case had a complication which required solid understanding of the law and some careful maneuvering. We also loved that both Attorney Winkowski and his support staff were very accessible and easy to talk to.
All in all a fantastic experience and we highly recommend them.