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Absolutely one the best, if not the best, immigration attorneys around. They helped from start to finish in my green card process. At no point was I blind-sided by anything. Simply amazing!
i highly recommended lawyer Kerry Bretz
First of all I just want to take advantage of this comment to thank Mr Bretz for all the help he provide to my family.
I'm very happy to share my story with all the readers to let everybody know about how generous Mr Bretz is. I had a very complicated case with my son situation who has a deadly disease that
can't be treated in my country (lebanon) .we faced the deportation and a situation to leave our son alone fighting for the disease, so basically our family was in big danger. I start to look for lawyer who can help us , but every time we visit a lawyer and explain the situation they end up asking us for a lot money that we were not able to afford it. I didn't give up so I was trying and trying until the day I went to Mr Bretz and it was the miracle. I can't even believe it until today. Mr Bretz offered me to take care of the case for free without any charge and not only that he has a professional team with a strong communication skills that i will never find somewhere else. Now it was been 4 years that he is defending my case and I'm still here with my son with a legal situation and without any problems. He never changed or miss treat me ever. So all I can say my lawyer is the best lawyer ever with a big heart.
Was trying to get Green Card since about 7 years. Finally when I switched to this law firm I was able to get green card very fast with great confidence.
Big thanks to Eileen, Kerry, Manjeet and Olga.
I hired them a couple of months ago to follow up on case with the embassy in my country. They have done nothing!!!! Not even the follow up they were hired to do. Supposedly, they sent a letter to my embassy letting them know that they were now representing me and and taking over my case. However, the embassy has never contacted them for anything at all. Isn't that weird? If they are representing me, all communication from the embassy should now come through them. But nope. The embassy doesn't acknowledge their existence.
I got an email from the embassy saying that my visa was denied, so I contacted the lawyer (which, by the way, they should have known about the outcome of the case before me) and what did Bretz say? "Well, we now need to wait to appeal the case. That would be $3,500." Seriously?
They do not call at all to tell me anything about my case. I was assigned a paralegal to work with me and he would only return my calls and emails after I email the lawyer directly inquiring about my case.
The firm might be very knowledgeable and helped people with many cases, but in my situation they just took my money and left me on my own.
I entered into USA almost 11 years ago on K1 visa. I got married in 90 days. I found out that my wife has serious mental issues which were getting worse after marriage. I filed for adjustment of status based on my marriage to her. When my wife found out that my case is going in right direction. She and parents decided to withdraw the petition. Her abuse didn’t stop here. She also divorced me right after that to hasten my removal. I was put in deportation proceedings. My attorney at that time decided to file battered spouse 360 for me to stop my removal proceedings. Immigration was asking more and more evidences in i-360 case but I was married to an other girl. The time passed on and on. USCIS first sent me a notice of intend to deny my battered spouse case. I went to another attorney with notice since my first lawyer was too old guy and he said to me “I don’t have enough strength now”.
The other attorney told me that I can not pursue my battered spouse case because I am no more spouse of her and I am divorced from her and I am married to another girl now. My second wife was also American citizen. So he decided to file a new i-130 petition for me based on my second marriage and told me to forget about first case. After waiting for than two year USCIS called us for Interview of i-130 which is rare. Anyway Interview went good and my case was approved. Then we filed i -485. After almost two years my 485 was denied. USCIS said that since I came on K1 visa so I can not adjust status with anyone else except the person who brought me here. And they also told me to leave country in 30 days or face deportation. That was worst time of my life. I got so much mentally depress. I went to a lot of attorney. No one gave me any hope. One well known top attorney to another one. I was keep consulting from one law firm to another one. Some suggested me to go back to country and they will file or get me wavier to come back here. Most said straight “No”. In short no attorney or law firm was able to strategize and develop my case. I was financially crushed and broken. But I didn’t give up. I was really optimistic. My God was my only hope. During that time I went to Bretz and Coven law firm. I found Mr. Kerry Bretz approach more sensible and I felt more satisfied. I decided to stick with him. My case was initially administratively closed. One day Mr. Kerry Bretz called me told me new changes in K1 visa and BIA decision about the “Matter of Sesay” which came in March 17, 2011.
Opening a closed case always involves risk of deportation but Mr. Kerry Bretz successfully fought for me. My case was denied three time from USCIS. First 485 was denied because my ex-wife withdrew her petition. Second time my denial was from 360 as battered spouse because I didn’t provide sufficient evidence to immigration. Third denial was 485 which was filed by my second wife. This denial was because K1 visa holder cannot adjust status with any other except the person who sponsored him/her.
Bretz and Coven proved to me God Blessing. His lawyers team who used to accompany me for my court hearings are very well prepared. On one my court hearing my ex-wife and second wife an all in laws showed up against me. Mr. Kerry Bretz made a wise decision by calling Federal Agents to push everybody out of court.
I think K1 visa is like an HIV test. Once you get it, the status can’t be changed for rest of your life. That is what exactly happened in my case. To change the status on k1 visa is impossible. Now my case has been approved by the toughest immigration judge of NY court. I feel like I have been given a new life. Now I can pursue my career with more confidence. Miracle does happen even now a days and people should believe on miracles. God bless you Mr. kerry Bretz
My experience with attorney Kerry Bretz and his team can only be described as a miracle. Attorney Bretz left no rock unturned. With a criminal history that included over 14 arrests and convictions, multi-states arrest and three state prison bids, I thought it was over in 2010 when ICE took me into custody. The first challenge was just getting an immigration judge to consider granting me bail. Mr. Bretz was able to convince the judge to release me on bail. Once released, it was time for him to apply his experience in trying to save me from deportation. He never gave up exploring the past, present and even future laws to come. Although, it was a very difficult case he never one day made me feel like a loser. He always gave me hope, encouragement and treated me like a person not just a case. When we reached out to other attorneys they refused to render their assistance because I was deemed incapable of being saved. He proved them all wrong because on September 19, 2013, I was granted release from deportation under section 212-C. All praises due to attorney Kerry Bretz and all his assigned associates especially attorney D. Escano., one of the most versatile, realistic experience attorney. Last but not least Ms. Maria Cheng with her due diligence and perseverance in making sure the paperwork are correct and the client is fully informed.
**** If you are reading this you are in the right place….Peace the man with 9 Lives.
Bretz and Cohen firm is very knowledgable and experienced in immigration law . They were very successful in getting the conditions removed from my green card although my wife had abandoned and divorced me. The firm kept me updated on the status of my case via email and telephone. I retained the firm in December 2012 and my case was over in October 2013. The firm offers payment plans too. I highly recommend Bretz and Cohen to handle your immigration matters!
Stay away from this law firm!!! Big and experienced does not equal good quality. This law firm does not care about the feeling of their clients. All they care about is the money. They do not respond to your phone call, email, or even your visit in person. The case that I hired them for took them nearly 2 years to file the motion.
You made an appointment with the attorney, and when you are there, you had to wait for like an whole hour. After that long wait, the attorney asked the paralegal to talk to you, not himself. If you write an email to clarify on some legal question, they will not even care to respond to you. The people working in the firm does not care about their clients, I waited in the office for the hour, and see that one of their Mexican clients were screaming with them in the office, apparently, he was not happy and mad about his case their. Stay away from them, for that they charged for a ridiculously high fee, and they do not care about your feelings. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!
i would recommend Bretz and Coven to anyone who needs help concerning immigration affairs. In my opinion they are dynamic, knowledge able, experienced, aggressive, and they fight for you till the very end. Doing the best for their clients is there number one goal. I will like to thank my lawyer Diecelis N. Escano, Mrs. Julia J. Lee, Ms. Fabiola Delgado, Mr. Kerry Bretz and all the staff at Bretz and Coven for all that they did for me so that i can stay here in the U.S. with my wife and kids. God Bless You All.
Matthew from the firm delayed the deadlines and had a law student intern handle my case.