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Posted by Riz, a Immigration client,
I am based out of New York and after meeting and reviewing in person with more than 10 -15 NY based law firm I felt that JP Sarmiento Law firm was the best choice. Even though they are based in Ohio; they were extremely helpful and always available to answer my questions.
They are genuinely take interest in the case and do an amazing job of keeping you abreast of the development.
Both Juan Sarmiento and his associate attorney Glen are very knowledgeable in immigration matters.
The best part is their affable manner and resourcefulness.
Greatly recommend. It’s the best value for your money!
Posted by a Immigration client,
Jp and everybody @Sarmiento law firm did a wonderful job in helping me getting my green card! Without hesitation I've acquired his service again to apply for my green card. We could've gone to any attorney in Nyc since we live in New York but we went to JP instead because he did a prompt and excellent service getting my J1 visa waived. It took us less than 4 months after filing to get an appointment for interview and as a result I got my green card.Thanks a million JP, arty and everybody @ the law firm!!!!!!!
Posted by Ravi, a Immigration client,
NOW, here are the reasons why we chose JP(and in all honesty, why YOU should as well).
a) I believe that JP is the most economical firm on the market in the North-East Ohio Area (NEO).In full disclosure, I have not conducted an extensive study of prevailing rates as it pertains to immigration lawyers in and around Cleveland area. However, about 3 to 4 sample data points from Cleveland area, and about 2 data points from the Houston, Texas area - led us to believe JP would be well within our budget. It is pertinent to note that as of writing this review (Feb 2014), JP does NOT charge by the hour (in the context of our immigration case). He charged us a flat fee, accepted American Express as a form of payment .
b) So, he fit well within our budget. What about the quality of legal advice, you might ask ? Fear not. For starters, JP and his staff (Arty and Glenn) are very knowledgeable about the general immigration process, laws/rules and MOST importantly, are masters of minutiae, the details, the fine print. By that, I mean - they understand every crook and crevice of the immigration handbook. In my opinion, you definitely need such a team to navigate the labyrinth, that is US Immigration. To cite a few examples: JP and his team, worked with us extensively when my wife and I filled out the various forms needed to submit my GC application (Forms I-131, I-485, 765 etc). We had several questions - ALL of which were promptly answered by JP (or his staff) via e-mails and phone calls. We called JP several times and he always got back to us regarding the right answers to be filled in. Most importantly, he did not charge ANYTHING extra for the phone conversations/e-mail correspondences. He was kind, polite, courteous, friendly, to the point and most importantly confident in his answers.
c) Communication - Arty (who is on JP's staff), kept a constant and direct stream of communication via e-mails, wherein she intimated us of the acceptance of our application, the various receipt notices, the fingerprinting appointments, the interview notices etc. My wife and I were consistently and constantly in the loop regarding the status of our case. It is a well known fact that the USCIS timelines for processing are not exactly very linear. Some stages can go by rather quickly, followed by a sudden lull of inactivity. Luckily in our case, everything moved through at a very steady pace. To give you an idea of the timelines, we contact JP in September (mid-month), had our documents ready for intake by September 30th, 2013. During this time of document prep, we were constantly in touch with JP. Once the documents were submitted, JP and his team kept us abreast of that proceedings.
d) Attorney Coaching/Guidance - Since my GC case in effect depended on proving the validity of our marriage to the USCIS officer, we had a session with JP's peer (Glen) - who helped us understand the most common questions asked by Immigration officer during the interviews. We took our sample questions - jotted down our answers and compared notes. Subsequently, Glen also reviewed with us the biographical information that we had submitted during the initial document submission stage. We came away with some key learning points - During the interview stay calm and composed, and stay true to yourself and the relationship. Glen also coached my wife for some potential citizenship questions - since she had to take the citizenship test as well.
e) Attorney Presence at the Interviews - Glen (Attorney) came to my wife's Citizenship interview and to our joint Green Card interview.He sat in the room with the immigration officer and even helped clarify some aspects of the case to the officer. It is always a relief and source of support to have an attorney with you (i.e physically present and sitting less than 2 feet ).
In summary, you get very good service, excellent legal representation and an overall pleasant experience from JP/Glenn and Arty.Thanks to JP and his team.
Posted by Romanus, a Immigration client,
My wife and i say thanks to JP sarmiento and his team for helping me have my green card.I must say sarmiento immigration law firm is very vest with immgration laws and proceedings, in fact they are experts when it comes to immgration laws.my form i130&form i484 was approved due to JP and his team efforts.I strongly reccomend JP law firm to any one with immgrstion issue
Posted by Juan, a Immigration client,
JP helped us to successfully file a Green Card petition, before and after we got married. His responses were fast, detailed, and accurate, even when I had a thousand questions! Best investment in the US so far, I would recommend his services to anyone who's lost about where to start with this important process. Thank you, JP and Team!
Posted by a Immigration client,
JP was my attorney on an asylum case. From the beginning he was always readily available even before I retained him, answering every question and exploring every avenue. He was sensitive and attentive. He was available even outside of working hours and many times due to the time difference he would speak with me well after his office hours. Before my interview he thoroughly prepped me until I was confident even though he was in the middle of busy conferences and schedules. He really makes the client a priority. We went over everything many times until I felt very prepared and I walked into my interview very well prepared. He really goes beyond just being an attorney to caring about your individual well-being as a person and that is unlike anything I have seen before with other attorneys. I felt comfortable and that he was very well experienced and the best person to represent me. Even after I had to submit additional information. JP worked overtime on my case and did not charge me any additional fees, and he submitted everything in time, and after a few days I received my approval. Even if you are not in the same state, go to JP for any immigration needs. This is by far the best attorney I have encountered and I give JP my highest recommendation.
Posted by Elliott, a Immigration client,
JP did not hesitate to answer all of my questions up front, assess my case, and give me an informed recommendation to go forward. All paperwork and materials were collected and filed in a timely manner and we were prepped for our final interview. My wife now has her Green Card and we are thrilled.
Even though my case was unique, as we had begun the Green Card application process in another country, JP was able help me complete the process in the USA without a hitch. I never felt that my case was going to be anything but a success with JP covering all of the bases.
I would recommend Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm to any and everyone with an immigration based issue.
Thank You JP!
Posted by Stephane, a Immigration client,
A big THANK YOU to JP and his team! JP and Glen Yu did an outstanding job in handling my case. My F1 visa was about to expire and I needed to change my status asap. My prospective employer was willing to sponsor me for a work visa but didn't know much about the process. So I decided to hire Sarmiento Immigration Firm, and I am so happy I did. My H1-B visa (cap exempt) got approved in less than 5 days and USCIS didn't even request any evidence! The law firm sent along with the petition a support letter including strong arguments on why my employer met the cap exempt requirements and also proving the position offered was in a specialty occupation. Because of their professionalism and knowledge of the US immigration laws, the application process went smoothly from the beginning to the end. Money wise, they offer free consultation and the fee they charge is very reasonable. I highly recommend Sarmiento Immigration Firm.
Posted by A.J., a Immigration client,
JP & his team are a great set of lawyers who take the time to understand the clients issue and propose reasonable solutions. In my case, I came to JP after my previous lawyer of 3 years failed to make any progress in my case. JP & his team were able to get my deportation rescinded via a MTR & got my removal terminated within 9 months of us working together.
The best part is that his rates were reasonable. I am sending everyone I know to JP. Great Lawyer.
Posted by a Immigration client,
JP is a very knowledgable and energetic immigration attorney. You can tell his services are well availed, and yet, he was able to make time for my case and address issues personally. He was among the few immigration attorneys with relatable experience in petitioning for the entrepreneur H1B visa and was instrumental in enabling a smooth application process. I was able to complete my H1B petition from the DC area entirely over phone and email, and hope to meet JP in person soon some day as I continue my relationship with his firm.