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I am an attorney myself but I could not have successfully navigated getting a green card through marriage without Doug's help. Looking up the pertinent law and regulations is one thing -- understanding what works and does not with immigration officers is another and can come only with years of experience.
I thought I could do the green card application on my own as I'm also in the legal profession but when my wife and I failed our first green card interview and had to do the dreaded Stokes interview we knew we needed help. With Doug's great understanding of the inherent strengths and weaknesses of our application my wife and I passed our interview with ease.
2 years later with Doug's help I was able to remove the conditional status from my permanent residence, and now I look forward to working with him again when I apply for US citizenship.
Doug is an outstanding lawyer. He is patient, knowledgeable and always quick to help with any queries.
Doug helped me to apply for my green card through marriage and guided us through the process. He helped to turn what could be a very difficult and confusing process into a smooth and easy process. Even after my green card was approved he was quick to offer advice on travel restrictions and other issues that came up.
I would highly recommend Doug and I will definitely look to him for any legal advice I might require in the future.
With Mr. Lightman's exceptional work ethic and communications we were able to make the needed processes go quite smoothly. It was a time sensitive matter and he delivered what he said he would and more.
Doug was awesome in the entire E3 process. He was available and answered all my many, many questions. My paperwork was compiled quickly and I had no issues in having my visa approved He was very knowledgeable and continues to give me advice post-E3 approval for any questions that arise. I trust Doug and thank him for all his hard work for me!
There is probably nothing more bureaucratically slow and heavy than the US Immigration laws, yet the weight of their final decisions on individual’s future is substantial. It is getting harder and harder to get approved and seems like available statuses are decreasing every day. That’s why I needed a lawyer who is highly knowledgeable in all USCIS rules and regulations, well informed on latest legislation and trends, has lots of experience, and is thorough and patient! It was also very important to me that my lawyer is always available when I have a question or concern – and I had lots of those throughout the process.
I switched 2 lawyers before meeting with Doug Lightman. I knew from the first meeting that it was a match. Within very short period of time into the process he demonstrated to meet all the requirements above. Doug made an otherwise complicated process for H1B Visa followed by a Green-Card very smooth, quick and painless. He took charge, worked closely with the sponsor and me, contacted USCIS when needed, explained the requirements and always followed up making sure all papers and supporting documents are perfectly ready for submittal to the authorities.
I highly recommend getting Doug for your application with USCIS whatever that is. I’m glad to say that the process is behind me now thanks to him! Highly recommended.
I hired doug to file my adjustment of status application for me and ultimately revieve a green card.My case was not ideal for any lawyer as i had a criminal background from home.Doug kept me informed throughout the whole case (almost 9 months) and was more helpful than i could have asked.His rates are excellent and for the quality of service he provides i would have paid double.I was away from my email when Doug got the news and he contacted me on a Sunday when i returned to give me the great news.Top class
Douglas Lightman did both my TN visa's and recently my green card through marriage. Throughout the process he has been great to work with, he is reliable and patient. I have recommended many people to him and all their cases have been successful.