5.0 stars 37 totalReview Matthew Kolken
Mr. Kolken is a wonderful and professional attorney who assisted myself and my husband process his application for permanent status after our marriage. He was very thorough and involved during the whole process. The entire office staff is well versed in the rules and regulations of the US Immigrations department, allowing for our application process go through very smoothly. We loved working with Kolken and Kolken and would recommend anyone with a straight forward or complicated case to consult with him! He definitely relieves a lot of stress and prepares you thoroughly the whole way through!
I want to say a "big thank you" to the kolken team. words failed me when I received the call today that my waiver has been approved. i sobbed and cried like a baby because i thought it was not going to be possible after i messed up my first chance back in 2008/9 of getting the waiver it was denied and it was all my fault. i take responsibility for not been truthful at that time. You decided to take up my case again last year when i approached you. You worked diligently and with your expertise you built a good case on my behalf , i was approved exactly 8 months later. After 15 years i will now be able to enter the US freely without fear of been deported. I entered the united states without inspection back in 1994, applied for asylum and lived in the US illegally for 6 years before moving to Canada. My first waiver was denied due to my fault, now my second waiver has been approved
I will always recommend Kolken & Kolken to anyone with immigration issues.
Me and my brother entered the US through the visa weaver program ESTA. We are both Irish citizens. I had a medical issue and we needed to prolong our stay. We had no idea how to get an extension on ESTA because the rules are set and you simply can't get an extension. You must go back to where you came from and reapply for a visa. We needed help urgently. A friend of mine recommended us to Matthew. He went above and beyond for us and helped us get a monthly extension without having to go back to Ireland. He made a really good case on our behalf to the authorities as to why we needed the visa extension. Matthew is extremely professional and knowledgeable in his field. He took his time to explain the whole process to us and how it works. Not only is Matt very professional but he is really easy to communicate with and very friendly. We would've never been able to resolve the issue without Matt's help and advice. I would highly recommend Matthew to anyone who needs legal advice on immigration issues, or put forward a case to the authorities in the US. He will resolve it for you in the most professional manner and turn around very quickly as well. We were really happy how our case was handled and we cannot thank him enough for that. If you need a lawyer to represent your case, Matthew is the right lawyer to go to, no doubt.
Matt made the process extremely smooth and easy to understand. He was there to hold my hand every step of the way and both him and his support staff were of the highest standard of professionalism. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and ultimately I did get my Visa which was the goal of the process.
I want to say that from the moment I spoke with Matthew Kolken about my case, I realized that he knew what needed to be done. He told me that he only took my case because he knew he could win it. He was right. After a long journey and difficult case (I had a messy situation with the US). Well it is over and I was granted entry into the US. I am so happy and my family also feels relieved and we're turning the page on this long journey.
Thank you Matt, Thank you Rob Mietlicki. Your precision in doing this work has made my case successful.
Mr. Kolken is very knowledgable of the Law and is a very fierce defender. I came to the United States about 16 years ago with a J-2 Visa, and was waiting for a trial with a high possibility for deportation. After working with him as his client for about five years, I am granted asylum. My case was very complicated, but Mr. Kolken saved my family's life by just being the wonderful attorney he is. He is a great a example of what an attorney should be like and I can never thank him enough for his great determination to help me win this case.
Posted by Alicia
If you are looking for an excellent immigration lawyer and want things done right Mr. Matthew Kolken is highly & only recommended by us! After a long 2 ½ years of struggling to attain my green card with lawyers who did nothing but take our money and get us nowhere we decided to look for a new lawyer. After coming across Mr. Kolken on AVVO I started to read all his reviews, it was incredible what I was reading! Every single review was amazing and I just had to meet him and hope he could help my husband and I. To our relief he was able to fit us in and we couldn’t have been more grateful! From the moment we met I knew this was the lawyer for us!
Mr. Kolken was very straightforward with us regarding our situation from the beginning. There was no sugar coating our situation and that’s what we appreciated. He’s a true professional, extremely knowledgeable and highly intelligent and has great integrity. If only everyone could find Mr. Kolken the first time around it would make their lives so much easier! Getting your green card doesn’t have to be so complicated and difficult, and that’s what he proved to my husband and I. We truly believe all the struggles we went through with our previous lawyers had to happen in order to find Mr. Kolken. It was truly “mean to be.” If we never found Mr. Kolken we honestly don’t know where we would be today.
The extra bonus you receive when choosing Mr. Kolken as your lawyer is his amazing team! From always answering your phone calls, emails or addressing any concerns you may have Mr. Kolkens team was always there for us. It made this process so much easier! Mr. Kolken and his team truly care and made us very comfortable during this process. I should be receiving my green card in the mail any day now and I couldn’t be more appreciative and happy!!! My husband and I will be forever grateful to Mr. Kolken, there’s not enough stars to give him the rating he truly deserves! Thank you Mr. Kolken for giving me my life back!
Posted by Elizabeth
I hired Matthew on a Monday to help my son who was detained at the U.S. border after attempting to enter the U.S. for a vacation. My son was told that he had to pass before an immigration judge and this could take months. Matthew had his case heard before a judge in 3 days and my son was released and sent back to Canada 48 hours later. Thanks Matthew, you're the man !!!!
Posted by CHRISTINA
Matthew Kolken law firm is the first on a list of firms distributed from the courts, being on the brink of deportation, we chose and have no regrets. Everything was straight forward no hidden fees, i am always informed of steps to be taken. I am impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and dedication.. Thank You!!!!
Posted by a client
Our initial lawyer "expected" extension of 245i at the end of 2001 and told us that it doesn't matter how we've entered and if we run out of legal status; it would all be solved by labor certification and petition for adjustment of status. Labor certification got approved, I-485, I-130, filed concurrently and we got work authorizations, SS#'s. When case was reviewed by USCIS they had required prove for our legal status after our I-94 expired, prove of filling 245i before April 30th 2001, which we could not provide since we arrived in October 2001 and were advised that it's ok to have the status expire. Even worst, our B2 visas were not validated at our entry in 2001, but instead we were admitted on C1 - crewman visa which we also possessed. The I-485 case was appealed after denial, but we failed to support any evidence to our appeal because there was none, so in the end it was closed.
The visit with Mr. Kolken:
The appointment was without doubt the most in depth review of our case that we have witnessed through the years. No approach to solving our complicated case was left unaccounted. All scenarios were fast forwarded to their most likely outcomes, while describing obstacles, steps in the process, and most probable time-frames. Describing his personalized effort and sincerity in presenting the outcomes and the options we have in front us as going above and beyond the role of a lawyer is an understatement.
When we left the office of Mr. Kolken we had clear picture of where we stand and where are we heading with our life in US.
Thank You Mr. Kolken