I really can't say enough good things about Mr. McGowan! It takes a lot usually to earn my trust but I can confidently say that Mr McGowan went beyond the call of duty to address my questions/concerns regarding obtaining an employment visa, and I am fully satisfied with his service. I found him to be very professional, generous with his time, caring and knowledgeable. Of course I would highly recommend him!
I found him very helpful with immigration legal advise.
He answered all my questions, and gave me resourceful answers, advise and data to help me with visa status.
I made a first appointment with Mr. McGowan and I was impressed by his general knowledge and skill establishing rapport. He also asked many questions about the case and documented the answers. He gave his opinion about the documents I had. He never said. “I don’t know” and he seemed to be very knowledgeable and confident.
Bryan is an amazing lawyer! We worked closely with him for over 2 years regarding my husband’s J1 Fulbright Fellowship waiver case. We won the case and I know it was because of Bryan McGowan skills! He responded to all of my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. He walked with us hand in hand through the whole process and was always a step ahead. His innate talent in immigration issues and effective nature in handling and accomplishing specific challenges makes him a very reliable lawyer. Please based on the attributes, I would strongly recommend without any reservations Bryan McGowan for anyone that needs an immigration lawyer. He was a pleasure to work with and I know we will use him for immigration issues in the future. When first deciding what lawyer to use we interviewed over 6 different firms and Bryan’s was the cheapest in the area…and most knowledgeable and reliable. We are immeasurably so thankful Bryan is our immigration lawyer!
Posted by Lina
I was referred to Mr. McGowan after I fled from an abusive husband who sponsored my K-1 fiance visa. Everyone had told me my case was very complicated so I was terrified that I would have to leave the country. But from my first consultation with Mr. McGowan, I felt hope again. He immediately gave me his full attention and a true commitment to my case, always in a professional but compassionate way. The self-petition he filed for me was well presented and very thorough. After I gained permanent resident status, I worked with him again to apply for citizenship. I highly recommend Mr. McGowan as the best immigration attorney ever. If not him, I would not even be living in this country and would not have had the opportunity to become a proud U.S. Citizen. He is honest, sincere, generous, and always polite. I will always feel thankful to him.
Posted by Jana
Bryan was representing us in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals after we got a negative decision from Portland USCIS office. Our case was pretty complicated, but Bryan did excellent work and recently we got good news that our case is reopened. We are so thankful to Bryan for such a great job. He is excellent communicator, very accurate and detail oriented. We would highly recommend Bryan to handle any immigration issue you may have. Based on our experience we can tell he is able to handle even the most complicated case.
Posted by Elle
Bryan was referred to me by a friend. I needed his help for my green card application.
He is patient, knowledgeable, informative, clear and caring. He's also very personable and fair. I trust him and I'm very thankful I worked with him.
My husband and I are both foreign nationals who have fallen in love with Portland. We contacted Bryan to find answers to our many questions regarding visa and permanent residency. Bryan asked great questions, helped us understand our options and made it easy for us to move forward. We appreciated his ability to demonstrate his vast knowledge and still speak in layman's terms. Bryan's patience, caring and expertise moved us from feeling lost to a place of informed decision-making. Even if we decide not to stay, meeting with Bryan was worth every penny.
We would highly recommend Bryan for any immigration questions/concerns that you face.
Posted by a client
I called Bryan to discuss how I could go about marrying my Chinese girlfriend and bringing her to the US legally, and I was very pleased to have gotten in touch with him.
I found Bryan to be very down-to-earth and easy to talk with. He knows the laws and procedures quite well, and he communicated in such a manner that the ambiguous jargon of the application process was easy to understand. He was very patient with my wife, who's English can be broken at times, and made her feel comfortable talking with him, taking the time to explain things slowly and often repeatedly without complaint.
Our case went quite well. I would have been at a total loss if not for Bryan, and I would likely have taken a much longer, more expensive route had I not consulted him. I highly recommend this man.
Posted by Pascale
I was referred to Bryan when I had just been denied a labor certification and was undergoing an audit for my H1B visa. At this point, I had been told by 2 other lawyers that I only had a 5% chance to get out of the audit and high upcoming challenges to ever get my green card.
In my first 30 min discussion I had with Bryan, he pinpointed major holes in the way my case had been handled by my corporate lawyers. He took the time to review my case with my best interest in mind.
Not only did he get me out of the H1B audit but he also helped me through the green card process. I am today a proud and happy green card holder and beyond grateful that our paths crossed.
Bryan's patience, efficiency, thoroughness, and most importantly professionalism made for a delightful experience. If you re looking for this rare breed of lawyer who actually cares about you and not just your bank account, Bryan is your man.