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Posted by Bryan, a Immigration client, Flag
I can't express enough gratitude toward Mr. Carlin. My wife is from India and he helped us with the temporary (probationary) green card application. The non-profit company that he worked for in Detroit went out of business (not sure about the exact details). Mr. Carlin opened his own immigration office and completed our application without any additional fees. He told us "it was the right thing to do." If he wouldn't have done this we would have had to start over with another lawyer and paid more in fees. At the time, we were both students and did not have a lot of savings. This was an incredible thing for Mr. Carlin to do. It was a no-brainer to hire Mr. Carlin for my wife's green card renewal 2 years later. I'm happy to say that my wife's application was approved and she finally has a permanent 10 year green card with no restrictions. His fees were very low compared to other for-profit immigration law firms. A big portion of the fees we paid to Mr. Carlin were government fees that he paid on our behalf. In four months we will hire Mr. Carlin for my wife's citizenship application. Also, I should mentions that we live in Georgia and had no problems at all with contacting and communicating with Mr. Carlin in Michigan. It was simply a matter of email and mailing his office documents and other materials for our application. Mr. Carlin is so incredibly honest that he mailed us a check based on "unused funds." I would have never dreamed a lawyer would refund a client for overpaying. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Carlin's services. He is also very nice, kind, and personable.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Mike is the best lawyer out there in Ann Arbor, MI, no doubt period. Before hiring him, I had done my research and had a fair idea of what I was looking for. I spoke with a dozen other lawyers who had different ideas on how my case should be approached. At the end I went with him and he really came through for me, he kept me informed all through the way, very knowledgeable about his work, and he has patience with the process. My removal proceedings case got terminated due to Mike's diligence and persistence. I am very happy I got to work with him. I sure will be sending friends and family his way with pressing immigration issues. Tell me, how many lawyers will respond to your mail on a Sunday afternoon or evening? yep, Mike wants his clients to succeed, it's not all about the money for him.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Michael is a great immigration lawyer. I have been very happy working with him. He is sincere and honest. He listens my concern and try to get an answer with the best effort. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Danielle, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband and I hired Mr. Carlin after attempting to complete the immigration process by ourselves and having difficulties in doing so. Upon initially meeting Mr. Carlin, we were impressed with how knowledgeable he was while presenting us with our options. He was kind and it was evident right away that he was a very genuine person. He was personable, professional and was thorough on making sure we had all the information we needed for the immigration process to run smoothly. Also, he was very patient with how anxious I was and diligently kept us up to date on the latest information regarding our case. He more than exceeded our expectation and we are truly appreciative of all his help. We would highly recommend Mr. Carlin!
Posted by Scott, a Immigration client, Flag
We feel Mr. Carlin far exceeded our expectations with the positive results of our case. Mr. Carlin explained to us up front that our case against deportation was very weak. We did not expect this level of honesty from an immigration attorney, based on past experience. Mr. Carlin was very curteous in his explantion of what we were up against. His patience in helping us understand the complicated procedures involved made this difficult time much easier to contend with. We had many questions, and sometimes asked the same question multiple times and he answered them without any sign of displeasure. Mr. Carlin was with us every step of the way through the actual court appearences and was prepared every time. Our case involved an illegal entry into the United States. My friend was detained and scheduled for deportation back to his native country. As you can well imagine there was a comunication issue, but Mr. Carlin was very resourcefull in finding a resolution to this obstacle. In concluding we believe that with Mr. Carlin's abilities our case achieved a positive outcome.
Posted by Tracy, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband and I have had the pleasure of Mr. Carlin taking care of my husbands immigration case. He was in the process of deportation after a long 20 year battle with immigration. Mr. Carlin came on board about 3 years ago ,only days before deportation while my husband was in immigration's custody.Things were at there worst and there seemed to be no hope as far a the legal system goes. All options had been exhausted and this was an extremely unusual and complicated case that no attorney we consulted had come across. Mr. Carlin took the chance and jumped in with a positive yet realistic attitude when no one else wanted to -unless it was taking advantage financially of the situation. Mr. Carlin was fairly priced, gave realistic expectations of the situation with no false promises. He is a professional,kind, caring, humble man but willing to fight hard for you. Finding Mr. Carlin was an answer to prayer. Mr. Carlin continued to knock on doors even when nothing seemed to be in our favor.He did not always have the answers but had no problem saying he didn't know but he would find out, which he always did. His motivation, drive, and passion for helping people make up for him not being in the field as long as some others. We had the so called well known top notch attorney before him and it didn't get us anywhere. He gave up on our case over 10 years ago. Mr. Carlin answered his own calls and always returned calls. He always kept us informed. Even the deportation officer who normally can't stand attorneys was ok with Mr. Carlin. He even agreed to pass along his name. After almost 3 years we are so happy and blessed to say our battle is over. My husband received his green card and our life is staring a whole new chapter without the constant fear of immigration. I refer everyone in need of immigration help to Mr. Carlin and will continue to do so.
Mr. Carlin, we will be forever grateful for your help and won't hesitate to refer you to anyone and everyone that needs help or an honest evaluation of their immigration case. As time goes on and you are more well known, please don't ever change the way you deal with your clients. You are a very kind hearted man without an once of arrogance. You truly stand out from the rest.
Posted by Kathryn, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband and I weren't sure if we should hire a lawyer for this immigration process, but we also weren't sure if we were doing everything correctly. Michael allowed us to sit with him and ask many questions. After this first meeting my husband and I both felt comfortable working with him through the rest of the process. Michael helped us make decisions and regularly checked our case status online to send us updates. We feel lucky to have found him and will turn to him in the future.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I have very good experience with Mr. Michael Carlin . I hired him already second time for immigration meters and always satisfied ...very friendly and first time after meeting with any lawyer I didn't feel that he just wants my money....and he has very reasonable price...
Posted by Eric, a Immigration client, Flag
We (my wife and myself) hired Mr. Carlin to help us with my wife's immigration from Hong Kong to the USA. His price was extremely reasonable, his service was always professional and skilled, and in the end my wife received her green card. We would give our highest recommendation to Mr. Carlin as we feel his service to us was exceptional.
Our case was difficult, involving the "Adam Walsh Act". Mr. Carlin was always honest with us about the difficulties we faced and the odds involved. He was NOT dismissive of our questions or our concerns and he ALWAYS took the time to explain complex matters to us - often responding via email after regular office hours so we wouldn't have to worry overnight about things.
We have several friends with difficult AWA immigration issues similar to our own - friends that paid three or four times more than we did to slick lawyers who made bold claims - friends who are still waiting to get the kind of results from their fancy lawyers that we received from Mr. Carlin's services.
If you are considering an immigration attorney, I have never met one better than Michael Carlin.
Posted by Francis, a Immigration client, Flag
Michael Carlin was my lawyer during a very stressful time for my wife and me. He was my immigration lawyer during my removal hearing. He went over my case very carefully with my wife and me. He explained all the options I had. He answered all the questions we had and kept us informed about any new developments. When I made up my mind on what I was going to do. Michael made sure I knew what my options were and that I was comfortable with the decision I made. He made sure that I understood how my decision would affect my wife and me and what other options I had once I turned it in. I am deeply thankful and appreciate that Michael Carin was my lawyer.
Posted by Aleksandra, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr Carlin is my representative in the immigration case for myself and my daughter. It was a difficult and complex immigration case, where his help was extremely needed. Me and my daughter were not in the USA at the moment of filing the petition, what made the case even more complicated. Also, it is probably an unusual example - quite unique, actually...I was a self-petitioning battered and abused spouse of an American citizen, trying to receive the Green Cards for myself and a little daughter. Since we started our official cooperation, Mr Carlin has been absolutely incredible. The effort, help, knowledge, and support which he presents, is priceless. He is an amazing professional in his field of work. I can recommend his service without a doubt - Mr Carlin is a fantastic attorney, who will be there for you at all times, and will assist you making sure that he puts a 100% of his effort in order to represent and help you with your case. I was truly lucky to find a great professional I can work with - a better one would be really hard to find. As my confirmation and reassurance for his future potential clients, I would only like to add that thanks to the wonderful involvement of Mr Michael Carlin, and his help, me and my daughter have indeed received the Green Cards, and have been happily back in the USA. We are also very grateful to Mr Carlin for staying in contact with us, and making sure that all of the necessary official requirements are fulfilled, and that our immigration case is always taken care of! Thank you,Mr Carlin for all of your hard work - we couldn't have done it without you!
Posted by Christine and Cordell, a Immigration client, Flag
Michael Carlin provided Immigration law services to my husband and I for over a year. We have no complaints. He was very knowledgeable and always kept us informed. It was quite obvious to us that he was not in the business just for the money. He understood our financial situation and worked with us as best as possible. He was very patient and exhibited that he has mastered the skill of dealing with people. We wish him the best in all his future cases.
Posted by Frances, a Immigration client, Flag
I got an opportunity to know Mr. Carlin after I had talked to four lawyers as a NTA was issued. Mr. Carlin explained to me in detail what needed to be done in my case. He is very knowledgeable and caring. He did not overstate my case as other lawyers did to try to charge me irrationally. Mr. Carlin provided me with "get-to-the-point" legal service. He is the lawyer who has sovled my immigration problems. I would strongly suggest that you go to Mr. Carlin if you look forward to the peace of mind for any immigration issues.
Posted by Fawad Bokhari, a Immigration client, Flag
I tried many attorney's who took fees and didn't deliver anything in the end. After they took the fees, I could hardly reach these attorney's anymore and their secretaries respond always and just fill up information in the applications and submit the case and then didn't care anymore.
When I went to Michael Carlin, he took great interest in understanding my situation, provided careful analysis and made sure that I am satisfied with his services. I am very happy with his services.
If you want a a very good attorney, go for him. You will not regret it.
Posted by LLagalo, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Carlin was very knowledgeable and professional. He made is easier for us to handle a task that seemed very intimidating and formidable. He kept us up to date. In spite of some setbacks on our part he was very patient with us. He always responded promptly to all our questions and continues to do so till this date. He even assisted me in changing the date of my immigration interview which coincided with a very important school matter.
Posted by Jose, a Immigration client, Flag
He's gone far and beyond my expectations of what I think a lawyer is there to do for u. It's almost like he is a friend of all his clients and try's doing everything in his power to the last detail to help you. I'm so great full to have Michael as my lawyer :)
Posted by Karen, a Immigration client, Flag
We hired Michael Carlin for an adjustment of status application for myself and my child. From the initial telephone conversation, I felt as though I could trust what he was telling me. He took time to answer my numerous questions on several different occasions with patience and kindness. He admitted if he didn't know the answer to a question and would do his research and promptly call my back. When we submitted all of our paperwork to him, he prepared our application the next day. Once he submitted our application, we received our interview without any delay in three months time and my child and I received our green cards without any problem. I have recommended him to others already!
Posted by Sunita Bose Partridge, a Immigration client, Flag
Michael was very responsive and knowledgeable and sent me regular updates of my case status.