5.0 stars 21 totalReview Joel Paget
We approached Mr. Paget for a consultation. We relayed our desired outcome and our specifics. He directed his advise against our desired outcome. We paid him for the consultation and left.
8 Months later we've received a bill for the very same consultation we had paid for already. We were able to provide proof of our payment. Unfortunately this wasn't the end of the experience with Mr. Paget. It took us another 3 month to find resolve and the process was difficult.
Posted by Mark
My employer had filed an Employment Based Two petition for my position with a request for a national interest waiver. The USCIS requested additional evidence for the waiver. I thought every possible piece of evidence had been submitted with the petition, but the USCIS wanted more. All of my family’s applications for permanent residency had been filed based on the petition. We were about to abandon the petition and applications when we were referred to Joel Paget at the Ryan Swanson. Joel and his able associate Marsha Mavunkel suggested additional sources of support and wrote the response. The USCIS granted the petition, the waiver and our applications. We all now have green cards and are extremely pleased with the work done by Joel and Marsha. Praise God!
Posted by Kenny, immigration client
Joel and his assistant Allison were super helpful and patient with us during our entire immigration process. We had done a lot of research to make sure we hired a lawyer with these qualities - integrity, transparency and industry experience. Joel was without a doubt our #1 choice as soon as we met the first time. He was analytical, attentive and very knowledgeable. With his tremendous experience, Joel provided us the assurance we absolutely needed. Thank you again!
Posted by Erika
I am in-house counsel with a large multi-national organization. Joel has been my company's immigration counsel for the last 9 years. He has proven himself to be very knowledgeable in all things related to cross border travel for Canadians needing to work in the US. He is responsive and makes himself available at all hours. I highly recommend Joel.
Posted by Danielle LaPorte
I've worked with Joel and company for 5+ years and it' been nothing but a pleasurable, successful experience. Joel and his team are on top of changes and policies, have great instincts and are impeccable project managers. Joel really is a treasure to me and my career. I've recommended him many times and will continue to work with him.
Posted by Debra
I applied for permanent resident. Joel guided me through the process and reviewed all my documents carefully. My forms were submitted in a timely fashion, Joel kept me informed along the way and my case was processed, approved and green card received within nine months of the initial submission. I greatly appreciated his guidance along the way it made a very complicated process run smoothly without any re-submissions or requests for additional information. I greatly appreciated Joel's quick response to e-mails and questions along the way, he is very accessible which is good news for clients venturing into unknown waters!
Posted by Daniel
To put it simply, Mr. Paget delivered beyond my expectations. As a Canadian working in the field of advertising requesting an "Alien with Extraordinary Ability" status, I was going for the Green Card. Mr. Paget and his team pushed me hard. He requested that I go back and find everything I had done that was awesome which was a lot over a long period of time.
Although I was super confident in my abilities and achievements, sometimes I felt overwhelmed. When I felt like giving up, he just kept pushing. I am super happy I trusted him. The man knows what he is doing. And his team is just fantastic. Dedicated, knowledgeable, you name it.
This might sound over the top but I can't tell you how grateful I am for having worked with him. I highly recommend him to any talented Canadian looking to work in the USA. I can now say that my family and I are proud recipients of the very elusive Green Card. Thanks in great part to Mr. Paget and his team we get to live the American dream.
Posted by David
I have been using Joel on various immigration matters for over 30 years. His advice is always excellent. He is practical & business oriented. Can't say enough good things about my experiences with him.
Posted by Jean-Philippe
I hired Joel Paget for obtaining a Permanent Residency (the "Green Card") in November 2010, and we filled an employment based petition. I definitely recommend Joel Paget and his team to anyone who fits in this category, and especially to Research Scientists. Over almost two years, I have been really satisfied with the responsiveness and courteous communication we had. A good-quality relationship like this is really important during a process that can take very long and for which the outcome is never guaranteed. Now I am officially a permanent resident, I can certainly say that the professional knowledge from my attorney was a key for my petition to be accepted by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Thank you Joel, and thank you all.
Posted by Cheryl
I am a Canadian immigration lawyer. Joel assisted my client to obtain a waiver to enter the United States. Joel was knowledgeable, responsive and helpful throughout the long process.