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My case was relatively simple, but I had two bumps due to inadequate handling of the case by this attorney.
First, there was an error in the form submission,. RFE was issued, but attorney still sent the copy of the same erroneous reply that generated the RFE in the first place.
I had to draft my own reply to RFE and send to USCIS via certified mail, apologizing for the error of my attorney!
This had considerably delayed the case processing.
Later on , when interview notice came, Thomas said he would charge $500 extra to attend it.
I wasn't prepared for it and decided to think it over. Two weeks before the interview I came to his office with the $500 draft of the check to ask him to attend the interview. Here is Thomas' reply: "No, I can't, I already have another client booked that day".
During the interview the young officer made an error and changed my answer by mistake. If my attorney was present this would have been prevented. Instead, my case went on and stayed on pending status for another two months. Only after contacting the office of Johnson and Johnson immigration law firm did I receive a high quality and efficient legal assistance. Three weeks after the direct intervention of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who sent a notice of appearance my case was promptly adjudicated and I received an approval notice in mail.
If you need an immigration attorney try to browse the search section and look for ones who have high ratings/reputation or ask for personal references. Do not make the same mistake I made by randomly selecting an attorney based on first impressions of nice conversation on the phone.
In my opinion This individual is not qualified to practice law and should never be allowed to represent clients on immigration matters. I am lucky, my case was simple and despite unnecessary delays it was approved in the end. I can't imagine what would anyone have to go through if they had a complex case requiring an expertise of knowledgeable immigration attorney. You are better off going Pro Se than hiring services of Thomas Budesheim.
He fooled me, I hope he doesn't fool anyone else. He misses the key points of a case and then blames it on you. Maybe if he would have done his homework, he would have figured it out before it was too late.