Based on 3 reviews
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He handled a case for one of my employees, based on the employment, and one for me, based on my marriage. I also referred someone to him and got good feedback. All handled very well, with fair fees (for someone in practice over 25 years). Would be 10 stars in responsiveness; a couple of time I received his responses to my emails before I received my own copy of the email.
I had a couple of fairly complex issues, involving three employees. I threw a lot of stuff at Mr. Yelnik, and he responded on all, without hesitating. He candidly told me I would be wasting my money on two matters, and effectively handled the third. He sent me an email when the case was approved, but I did not receive it. He sent it again a few days later when I did not get back to him.
Very fast and responsive, but thorough and will not submit a case until it is ready. Very knowledgeable and unintimidating. He treated me as though I was just as important as some of his corporate clients (Pfizer, Exxon Mobil, etc.). A couple of minor issues are that since his practice is 100% immigration law, he does not have to be, and is not, a member of the California State Bar. Also, he does not get into the office early; he has explained that he likes to try to return phone calls and emails to East Coast clients before their lunchtimes. He frequently addressed my calls and emails during the evening, early morning and on weekends and holidays.