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Posted by a Immigration client,
To keep it short and sweet: not all experiences are the same, therefore not all reviews will be the same. In our time being represented by this immigration lawyer, we went through ups and downs -- of course, some of these ups and downs were beyond her control, namely the timing of our visa processing. That said, there were some things within her control that did not go well, and upon asking questions we were given no clear answers or solid explanations of why these issues did occur. As such, we ended the client-lawyer relationship. This review was written with the intention of rating the lawyer-aspect of our experience. As a person, Kripa was nice and patient. She was willing to answer any and all questions we brought up to her, with few exceptions.
Perhaps the issues we encountered were a 'one of', meaning anybody else considering this lawyer (or any past clients) will not/did encounter what we did. Reviews of any kind are subjective, as in reviews depend on an individual's experience. We are sharing ours, and while it differs from what other people have said, there should be room for each voice to be heard regardless of the positive or negative perspective it comes from.
Posted by Phil, a Immigration client,
I went to Kripa when my life seemed like it was in ruins. I was married to my US Citizen wife and had applied for my Citizenship when family life took a turn and she made some pretty horrific charges against me --all of which were baseless, but were severe enough to get me locked up for some serious time, not to mention thrown out of the U.S.
I met Kripa at her office - she listened to me for over an hour. She gave me a rough game plan of what needed to happen and various scenarios that could result. She said she would call me back with names of some Criminal Defense attorneys I could contact.
Within 48 hours of meeting her, I had names of four attorneys - she had asked that I call and see who I felt most comfortable with so I called two of the people on the list. To my complete shock, she had already taken the time to call them and told them that if I called them, they were to help me as best they could. I NEVER saw a bill from her for any of the above services she rendered!
During the criminal phase, she was in near constant communication with me with and my attorney. The two of them worked together to get evidence and statements and eventually the charges were dropped! She prepared me for my Citizenship interview - told me that it was going to be tough--which it was. She was there at the interview with me and literally walked me through the entire process from start to finish.
Kripa is a support system --she is an excellent and extremely caring attorney and goes far far out of her way to help her clients in any way she can --and she does it all with a smile and her classic constant reply of "i'm happy to help" when she could easily be like every other lawyer I have known of or worked with who would refer me out and that was that!
I can't thank her enough for all the help and mental and emotional support she has given me through what was the absolute lowest point of my life. Thank you!
Posted by Robert, a Immigration client,
I and my brother both hired Ms. Upadhyay to help us with family based petitions --me for my wife and my brother for his fiance to join us in the U.S.
She worked with us threw the process. I had read about the whole process and was quite confused but she was patient and answered all my questions. She is a very caring attorney who really cares about getting it right and doing right by her clients. She was excellent with both of our cases and I would not think of any other Immigration lawyer other than her.
Posted by Boon, a Immigration client,
Kripa helped me with my employee's work immigration need. Her dedication and passion in helping her clients is outstanding. I have worked with good lawyers in the past, but Kripa is special. Not only is she knowledgeable as one should, she is responsible, down to earth and GENUINELY cares about your need. With Kripa, there is no surprises (except pleasant ones). I am very happy to have found you, Kripa. Thank you for being a positive force in your industry.
Posted by a Immigration client,
We went to Kripa with a messed up immigration case. She took the time to listen to us and recommended the best possible solution. She was prompt in her response and very approachable. I would highly recommend Kripa.
Posted by Ed, a Immigration client,
I hired Kripa to help me get my citizenship about 8 months ago. I wanted to get a Certificate of Citizenship becuase my mother and biological father were allready citizens so I read on the internet that I could get a certificate of citizenship without going through the normal process of becoming a citizen. I spoke to several lawyers to see what needed to be done - three of them charged for consultations only to tell me that there was nothing I could do and that I would have to get citizenship the normal way. One guy told me he could help but I would need to get a DNA test to prove that my parents are actually my parents!
....enter Kripa...she took the case; explained everything to me, filed the application, kept me informed all along the way and guess what? I am now officially a Citizen of the United States. It took about 8 months start to finish and she was just absolutely wonderful to work with. do youself a favor---if you need a good, honest and hardworking Immigration attorney--forget the rest....call Kripa...she was just awesome on my case!
Posted by Sid, a Immigration client,
I hired Kripa to help me file for H-1 and PERM cases for my employees. She met me at my office in the Bellevue area; gave me a very detailed picture of what to expect, including timelines and corresponding costs.
She was always available for phone calls and in person meetings, even if it meant entertaining a call from me on her personal number at 9:30 PM on more than one occassion!
She is a truly superb lawyer who cares very deeply about the clients she works with, and seems to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the desired results.
She was very professional; detailed and thorough in her work product and such a pleasure to work with, we have decided to have her as our go-to attorney for all Immigration issues.
Posted by Waleed, a Immigration client,
I heard about Kripa from some people who knew her. I hired her to help me with a Political Asylum application. She explained the whole thing to me; told me what I needed; filed the application and kept me informed all the time.
She was very easy to connect with - she took calls whenever I called and if she was not there, she would call me back.
Before my interview at USCIS, we met in her office and she prepared me for the interview - she acted like the officer to see if I coudl answer all the questions properly and it was helpful becuase I was not scared at the time of the interview.
I won my case, but more than that, I won freedom and ability to sleep at night without wondering I will die the next day....Thank you Kripa!...you are wonderful!
Posted by Margaret, a Immigration client,
My husband and I hired Ms. Upadhyay to help us with his Adjustment of Status application. She met us at her office; provided us written information of the process which gave us a good idea of what was going to take place and what to expect. She made us feel completely at ease. She was a pleasure to work with - always accessible (even on weekend and after normal business hours). She was so good at keeping us informed that we were amazed at her sense of responsibility. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an Immigration attorney.
Posted by a Immigration client,
I have worked with other lawyers, but I found Kripa to be very different from the rest. She took a lot of pains to understand my family's case, explained the whole process in detail; Always took our calls and if she wasn't available, called back promptly. Even if I called with silly questions, she took time to explain things to me and made me feel secure. Thank you Kripa, you were a wonderful lawyer and I am so grateful for everything you did for my family.