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Posted by RITU, a Immigration client, Flag
If you have a case that is next to impossible. See Jan Pederson.
This is the advice that was given to me by the most renowned immigration lawyers in Baltimore and DC. She is the only one who can save you. When I lost my job due to unfair reasons of my employer. Jan went out of the way to help me. She was there like what my family and
Did the impossible and got me my visa approved.
I can tell you most of the lawyers had told me that my case is impossible and were even scared to take up my case. They had actually told me they felt sorry for my situation. But could not help me. They told me they knew I was wronged but the immigration laws on J-1 waiver flex spots were not written. She even helped me get the Waiver approved from the department told health at my current employment. They knew her well and respected her. I did not have a place to stay and jan even offered to accommodate me at her place. I remember it was the sandy storm last year and jan was sick. Yet she called me up hearing the urgency of my situation and took up my case. She even helped me get my new job and made sure they help me with my visa. This is a very true story. J- 1 visa waiver transfers are possible even if it is a flex spot. But make sure you have a very experienced immigration lawyer like jan. so you don't have to live in fear or take the unfair ways of your employer. Talk to jan.
I even had one of the presidents of the immigration lawyers tell me!!
Well of course it was jan.
She truly is the best. She is the only lawyer who has answered every email or call of mine. I can go in and on as my situation was really bad. !! She. Is very well respected and everyone I applied knew jan. it is true she also helped me get my current employment. More importantly she is very reasonable. I don't think it's the money that drives her it's the challenge and the need to help others in need. I had no one in this country and could my see my family. She did what I think my family would have down but no other lawyer would. Be there for me day and night. I can only thank god for making me meet jan.
Posted by Pankaj, a Immigration client, Flag
If there is one word I have to describe Ms. Pederson then it would be 'Super'. She and her office have been extremely professional, knowledgeable and courteous. She did not only help me with my immigration situation but also informed me about a special program called 'MAVNI' or Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program, a test that permits the enlistment of certain legal aliens into the U.S. Army which was a very valuable piece of information for myself. She has answered my phone calls even after hours without any hesitation and actually responded to my 'emergency emails' even on a weekend and I think this differentiates her for any other Immigration Attorneys. I would recommend her without any second thoughts as I do think that there are very few people with that level of integrity and sincerity that you can trust. Thank you Jan and the entire office staff for helping me and many others like me! Truly a 'Super Lawyer'!
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is simply superb both in terms of professional expertise and personal attention to clients’ needs. I found Jan on Avvo based on client and peer reviews, as I was in search of an immigration attorney who excelled in cases of H1B visa and consular processing. I met with Jan feeling quite stressed, thinking that I could be in deep trouble. Within minutes, Jan made me feel like I have nothing to worry about. Her vast knowledge of immigration law and years of valuable experience in the industry shine through every aspect of her business. She is well-connected, persistent and does not take “no” for an answer. After briefly talking with her, you know how determined of a person she is and feel confident that she will fight for you until the very end. Coming from a culture where personal trust is as important as trust in professional expertise, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Jan provides you with that extra personal touch, something that I found lacking in the lawyers whom I had worked with before. She is extremely approachable as opposed to many others in the industry, and her staff is also very nice to clients. I would recommend Jan to anybody who is looking for expert advice in immigration matters, as Jan will not only know the best way to resolve your issue, but she will also make you feel that you are in the best hands that you could possibly be in.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I would not recommend this attorney to anyone I know. She is Personal and she will judge you by your looks: if she doesn't like you she will try to get her feelings across in a rather crude way, unbecoming of a professional law practitioner. Howard University Graduate she seems to harbor ill sentiments about Harvard Graduates. A former attorney at Cramer, Haber and Becker she now runs her own ptractice. She may tell you a story about one of her clients who asked her a question and was, in response, told some irrelevant story, in lieu of an answer (!). Then she will give a short pause, add loud "F*** YOU!" ( presumably referring to the "bad" client) and then explain to you that if that "bad" client had half wits he/she would "understand" what was being communicated to them via seemingly irrelevant story. I never imagined clients who seek appointments with Immigration Lawyers meet latter to solve puzzles and guess answers to their pressing questions by absorbing some irrelevant, odd story spiced with some vulgar language, my fault. Overall, she has very high opinion of herself and will put an air of " I know this Judge, I know thAt Judge...." etc. One thing alarmed me particularly when she said she is an "expert" in reversing the decisions of Consular Officers who denied someone a Visa. From what I understand Consular Officers aren't exactly folks that can be easily pushed around: if you are refused Visa and there is a reason they believe you should not get a Visa then you are pretty much done. No sweet talking lawyer will change their mind if they are set on it and you gave them evidence you are not qualified for a Visa. They are Foreign Service Officers, if they decided to stamp 214 b in your passport you better show a genuine change of circumstances before they will reconsider their decision. And any lawyer who implies that they can almost for certain overturn CO decision is a sure sign of a trouble for the client. I won't say she is a swindler, I have no evidence of her wrongdoing and she didn't charge me for anything she didn't do, but I would be extra careful retaining this attorney. Oh, and be prepared to drink a full glass of water while watching an Egyptian Mosaic on the wall. It will be at least half an hour to forty five minutes past the appointment time before she greets you. And her lovely secretary will promise to "Kill your name" (whatever that means I have no idea) before letting you go. It just didn't feel right.
Posted by Mahsa, a Immigration client, Flag
One of the best decisions I have ever made in my life was asking Jan to help me in my case. She helped me to expedite the process for my J1 visa to start residency on time. She has a great team working with her who are very responsive. I highly recommend her to my colleagues.
Posted by Raaid, a Immigration client, Flag
I would like to thank Jan Pederson for all her assistance during my immigration process. I have nothing but just excellent comments about her and her outstanding team. I felt I was always in good hands with them during my process. They did a very professional work. I will definitely recommend Jan to any of my colleagues and friends.
Posted by FARAZ, a Immigration client, Flag
I strongly recommend Miss Jan Pederson & her Law Firm for any Immigration Issues. She helped me & my family alot in a very Professional & timely manner.
Posted by Mahyar, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is the best lawyer we've worked with! My fiance and I had been waiting for almost a year for his K1 visa and no other lawyer was able to help us, Jan Pederson took our case and a month later we're reunited! I can't thank her enough!
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Jan is a lawyer par excellence. She is very caring, efficient and well informed. She and her staff are very approachable and can handle the rarest of rare cases like mine that requires a J 1 waiver transfer. That i one of the most difficult of cases. She is always on top of things even when she is out of the country. She has helped write the j 1 rules for certain states. Everyone knows and respects her. Moreover I was a mess and she would even talk to me at 11 pm as I was so worried. Her office is also very polite and understanding. I have worked with previous lawyers but no one could match jan. so Knd and approachable.
Posted by Imad, Flag
Jan M Pederson saved my career, education and future. She even saved my life when she helped me get my J1 visa since there is a war now in my country. I am grateful for everything she did to help me.
She is the kind of lawyers you can trust 100%. I would definitely recommend Jan Pederson for anyone who needs an extraordinary lawyer
Posted by a client, Flag
My husband and I went to Jan for a consultation before we got married to discuss our case (what options we faced with regards to visas, etc). The initial consultation was very expensive, and it lasted one hour. Jan began the meeting by telling us a story about another client and it was hard to get her to focus on our case. I would estimate that of the hour, we wasted about 25 minutes listening to her discuss matters unrelated to our situation. While she appeared very competent and experienced, she seemed to not take us seriously and it was clear she was simply not that interested in helping us.
Posted by Selketcouch Carrillos Y Asociados, a Immigration client, Flag
Dr. Pederson has absolute knowledge in any immigration topic, her effort and dedication to each case is remarkable. She is a trustworthy lawyer and has the highest professionalism.
Posted by Ali, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan and her team has helped me over the past 4 years. They have successfully handled my J waiver, H1B, NIW and PERM so far. She is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable and just on top of things. Staff is very methodical in collecting required data and working with you each step of the way. I fully trust her expertise and would strongly recommend her for anybody with immigration needs especially physicians.
Posted by Radhika, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband and I came to know Jan almost a decade ago. She and her team helped us through our J1 waiver process and still works with us as we are going towards the naturalization process.
Not once have we noticed a decline in interest in our case . Service is prompt, reliable and trustworthy. All our initial concerns of getting a lawyer so far away from where we lived were over in our first few interactions. She takes a personal interest in all her clients and even meets one on one, on several occasions. She has helped me personally when an officer misinterpretted a law regarding J2 visa. I cant thank Jan enough for those days of my life. Her support kept me going.
Never does one feel less important or just a case number. That is a wonderful feeling in a growingly impersonal world. My husband and I whole heartedly recommend her.
Posted by Laurence, a Immigration client, Flag
Simply said, Jan Pederson is a miracle worker. My case was/is a most crucial one, and Jan, with her legal knowledge of the law, experience, her cohesiveness with clients, et al, was able to make possible what was indeed, most impossible.
Without a doubt, I would recommend Jan to anyone who is in need of an expert in immigration matters. You CANNOT find another immigration lawyer as astute, informed, and knowledgeable as Jan.
*****All the way!!
Posted by Nadine, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson and all employees in the firm have been more than helpful, understanding, professional and trustworthy.
Jan Pederson took a lot of her precious and busy time to listen to me and to my case for hours and to explain in details how the process of my case filing would be. She was honest and very professional. More importantly, she was compassionate and went beyond and above to help my case. She was always available to answer my questions. She is very knowledgable in her field and has all the qualities and more that you need to find in an immigration lawyer.
I was very fortunate to have her as my lawyer and I highly recommend her for whoever is looking for an excellent immigration lawyer.
Posted by Fabiana y Ramon, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband and I are very happy with the service that this lawyer and her amazing team have been providing us these years. We are happy and satisfy clients. We trust in their work and we know they will do what is best for us and in a timely fashion. Our employer also speaks highly of them too. They are reliable, responsible, efficient, and they care for you and your case and they are available all the time. I recommend Jan to my family and very choosy and demanding friends.
Posted by Aneka Osman, a Immigration client, Flag
I would highly recommend Pederson Immigration Law Group for any and all of your immigration relation queries, concerns and cases.
Without going into the detail of my case, I can tell you that I found Jan and her team very up-to date (which is crucial in this particular field), very methodical, very well connected and reputed in the industry (another big plus) with exceptional inter-personal skills.
If there is anything that Pederson Immigration Law Group can't get done for you, chances are no one else can!
Simply put: Jan Pederson is Simply Incredible!
Posted by Esra, a Immigration client, Flag
she is very responsive. She handled my H1B and green card case. My H1B only took 2 weeks..Another firm gave me 1.5 months to finalize..I definetly recommend her.
Posted by Amir, a Immigration client, Flag
I was fortunate enough to work ONLY with Jan Pederson. Obviously, I had great experience working with Jan and her team. She handled all my immigration petitions in the most smooth, prompt and professional way as possible. I hadn’t faced any hurdles. Even when a tweak came into one of my most competitive and high standard petitions, I was certain that she would fix the problem with no question.
With a brief research, reviewing her most up to date articles and chapters, you will understand how knowledgeable, confident, honest and approachable she is.
I am sure there are plenty successful stories during her career, but I have been thrilled and touched by one case that I witnessed myself. This was a very difficult case of a mother and her young child, which had been complicated with some denials on top. Though, Jan’s first attempt didn’t go in the expected direction, she went way far and beyond the usual relationship of an attorney and a client. She spent an extensive amount of time and effort, worked through the night and corrected the unacceptable mistake in less than 24 hours. She even changed her crowded, pre-planned schedule to bring light and happiness to this family.
If she accepts your case, just sit back and relax. Failure hasn’t been defined in her practice.
Posted by Ana, a Immigration client, Flag
Based on my experience working with Atty Jan Pederson, I never wish to work with anyone else. She is amazing. She gets things done. She will fight for you until the end. She knows her stuff. I must admit, I slept better this past year because I knew she was working on my side.
Posted by Carlos, a Immigration client, Flag
I hired a lawyer in Massachusetts and this lawyer just complicated my case giving me wrong advises, sending requests for new evidence late to USCIS and of course that created a mess. I had some doubts with my case and I look for the best immigration lawyer and another lawyer recommended Jan Pederson as the best and I wrote her an email with my case. She answered immediately.
My case involved a J-1 waiver, a I485 filled with errors and I290B because of the late filling of the new evidence with a denial involved (a malpractice from my previous lawyer). Jan just got involved right away and begins to move her magic.
She reviewed the case and gave me some hope and begins to work in my case. She was available all the time, and that was my first surprise because here in the US it is hard to find someone available and willing to answer even the simplest question. That friendship and solidarity gave me a feeling of trust.
Due to my previous lawyer wrong actions immigration (TSC) denied my case and Jan just immediately solved the problem, moved all her contacts and was there for me. Because of Jan’s intervention, TSC re-opened my case and gave me the J-1 waiver and then the Green Card. Then she solved my family’s case. It was just amazing, I moved from almost deported to a green card in days.
I am just a human rights/civil rights and democracy activists forced to leave my country because of the authoritarian regime and my only hope for my family was to stay in the US safe from persecution and thanks to Jan and her knowledge and experience that it is possible. She is just an extraordinary lawyer and humanitarian and amazing person. She has been a light in the middle of this non-sense case. She saved me and my family. For me Jan is just the best lawyer in the US.
Posted by Eduardo, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is simply the best. We are here in the states working legally thanks to her. When things were basically lost, she didn't stop fighting for our cause until a positive result was received. I recommend her without hesitation!
Posted by Farhad, a Immigration client, Flag
I can’t recommend Jan enough. She is incredibly knowledgeable, extremely talented, and so well connected with the agnecies involved in the field of immigration. Her firm is staffed with some wonderful people and the best in the field. I wished I had known Jan when I first applied to hardship waiver. I applied first using a regular firm on the recommendation of a friend who used them, thinking it was cost-saving. After one year of painful waiting, the waiver was denied. I then contacted half a dozen of the most well known immigration firms. I spoke to some of the top attorneys in the field; to my disappointment none of them dared to handle my case stating that the chance of failure was very high. One of the top lawyers and best known in the field was professional enough to personally refer me to Jan. That attorney told me: if there is one person who could help you it would be Jan Pederson. From the very first phone call I realized that Jan is truly that one person. Jan found several appealing points in my case that none of the “gurus” in the field had thought about. She skillfully pinpointed and corrected the inaccuracies and contradictory information presented in the file by the former firm. This time, I was granted the waiver shortly after Jan filed the case. Couldn’t thank Jan enough. I believe I will be giving the best advice to international scholars seeking help with immigration, particularly to my fellow physicians, by referring them to Jan. She is unbelievable. Most importantly, she is unbeatable!
Posted by Jaime, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is by far the best Immigration attorney in the United States. I have spoken with colleagues with similar visa problems and no one is so honest and on-top of things as Ms Pederson.
She helped me to obtain a J-1 visa extension and then she fought for my Hardship Waiver which was recently approved. I felt like I was her only client. Phone calls and e-mails returned within hours.
If you have a visa problem, take my advice and call Pederson Immigration, they will solve your problem.
Posted by Parisa, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is by far the best immigration attorney in the region! I was her client over 20 years ago and she helped me with my visa when all the other attorneys had hit a brick wall. Now once again, as I found myself in need of legal help with immigration issues, she is the only attorney that I have complete faith in and she has never let me down!
I highly recommend her because not only is she highly knowledgeable on immigration issues (which I have found that most immigration attorneys are not), but she also cares about her clients. She makes sure that she or someone on her team always answers any calls, emails, questions or concerns promptly. She is always so prepared that you never come across a situation that was not anticipated! I personally can't thank her enough for what she's done for me!
Posted by Khaled, a Immigration client, Flag
Had great experience with Jan Pederson and her staff. They are professional, prompt and competent.
Her office takes care of all the details and makes sure that the case is complete.However, they are able to be complete and through and still submit the case on time with no delay.
Their website is outstanding and makes the client life much easier when dealing with paper work and tracking cases.
I did a lot of research and interviewed multiple lawyers before I made my decision to go with Ms.Pederson. I know for a fact after my experience that I had the best immigration lawyer and supporting staff to handle my case.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is by far the most knowledgable and conscientious attorney in the field of immigration in the United States.
I know here for over ten years. She is my lawyer and I recommend her with no reservation to anyone who is looking for a top notch immigration lawyer.
There are many lawyers in this field but there is only one Jan Pederson.
She always stands by your side in the difficult time when you need a professional counselar and helps you to get through the most complex immigration cases.
Posted by jpederson, a Immigration client, Flag
Jan Pederson is a star among lawyers. She is always available to clients and navigates the immigration agencies with consummate skill. Most importantly, government officials respect her and listen to her. I would recommend her for solving any immigraiton problem. When she agrees to take your case, you know you are in the hands of a professional.