Posted by a Immigration client
My case involved permanent resident application. It was a complicated and rare situation. I still don't understand how I could be so fortunate to find Elizabeth, as there were no reviews about her and her name does not come up when you try to search for immigration lawyers in Seattle.
I got referral for two immigration lawyers. I talked with one of them and concluded that she knew less about similar cases than I did (I did a lot of research myself) but pretended she knew. The other lawyer was very senior and was too busy to meet me until after two weeks. I was so anxious that I decided to randomly find one that I could talk to before that. I found someone on this site who looked trustworthy. She was from MacDonald Hoague & Bayless, where Elizabeth is. I called the firm and said please set up appointment with anyone in your firm as soon as possible. That's how I found Elizabeth.
She was a good listener, who really tried to understand the situation and stand in my shoes. She was very knowledgable about the system and offered excellent advice. She was very smart, with good logic. She was not quite sure about one thing in my case (it was very rare situation), was honest about it, and said she would discuss with other lawyers in her firm. Two days later, I received a long email from her with information she found out. The information was very helpful. I was really impressed.
After I met with the senior lawyer whom was referred to me, I concluded that he did not have the patience/time to understand my situation. I was not comfortable with the strategy he dictated.
Among the three lawyers I consulted, Elizabeth was the one who really knows, really cares, and really answered my questions. I hired her. She also impressed me when she went to the AOS interview with me. She obviously had been there many times and even knew the officer. She was pretty good at engaging the officer in small talks while we walked to his office, which helped me relax.
I noticed in Elizabeth's bio that she was the "future star" as rated by some organization. I don't care which organization it was. In my mind, she is already a star, who helped me tremendously with her patience, understanding, knowledge, and smile. I would highly recommend her.