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Andres Y. Mejer

Immigration Attorney at Eatontown, NJ

4.3   12 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andres

Learn Andres’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    Helping families stay together through, immigration, naturalization, and removal defense.

    12 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Helping people avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

    12 years

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I was born in Santiago, Chile, as was my mother.  My father is from Rosario, Argentina.  I grew up in a Spanish speaking home.  
 
We first entered the United State as tourists and overstayed our visas in 1981.  We were undocumented for until President Reagan passed a law allowing us to become legal residence.  For nearly a decade we had no legal status.   Meaning my parents could not legally work or get a driver's license.  
 
When the law changed, my parents went to someone they thought they could trust to help them achieve legal status.  They were wrong.  They paid thousands of dollars and got nothing.  They were the victims of fraud, like so many others. 
 
We finally did get our green cards in 1989.  Then in 1996, we left the United States never having filed for our Citizenship.  We thought we could do it from our home country.  After so many years living in the U.S., of course they wouldn't deny us.  We were wrong.  I nearly lost my green card.  In 1998 I returned to the U.S., and in 1999 I became a Citizen.  My father and sister were not so fortunate and they lost their green cards.  
 
I became a speaker, author, and attorney to  help others avoid our mistakes.  Education is your best defense.  You must know your rights.  If you qualify for a legal benefit, don't wait apply today.  
 
I graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.  I went on to Brooklyn Law School where I met my wife.  We have two beautiful kids and live in Long Branch, New Jersey.   I am a Commissioner of the Long Branch Housing Authority, a member of the Board on the Monmouth Family Health Center, and a member of the Board of Brothers of Israel.

Location

Andres Mejer Law
286 RT 35, Unit D
Eatontown, NJ, 07724
Andres Mejer Law
220 Third Street, Suite 201
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
Andres Mejer Law
651 Marshall St.
Suite 203
Elizabeth, NJ, 07206
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Clara | May 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excelente
Personal muy amable y educado. El Dr. Andrés fué muy claro, consiso y sincero. Me aclaró todas mis dudas y me aconsejó muy bien. Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Posted by Tifanyv | October 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Successful consultation
Thank you for bringing me the information that I was needed and for answering my question
Posted by Ninoska Perez | July 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Definitely excellent
Definitivamente excelente muy consulta las respuestas del doctor Andrés fueron claras y estoy muy contenta con el resultado de mi visita. Gracias
Posted by Sal | May 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
N-400 CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION
If you are planning on filing your N-400 application and there are questions that if you think answering YES will cause a problem, you MUST contact Andres Mejer Law. They will help you from start to finish and explain everything. Very friendly staff and everyone is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Joseph | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The greatest Lawyer!!
I had an amazing experience with Andres! My wife got two tickets. One for an illegal left turn out of Target and one for failure to show her registration card. She was facing two points and $400 in fines. Andres was a pleasure to deal with. He was waiting for us in court and made the process very quick and easy. He got the judge to hear our case very quickly and got him to knock off the points and forgive almost all the fines. I highly recommend him. He is nice and professional, something you don't find too often these day. Joseph and Batsheva
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Posted by Chris | November 12, 2014
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Andres and his team are amazing! Spot on with everything they have done and i feel they went above and beyond to keep me informed with everything. Would recommend him and his team to everyone. Thanks again for all of your help!
Posted by Pinni | May 10, 2013
Thank God for lawyers like Andres Mejer.
Starting with the receptionist, I felt very comfortable walking into the office of Andres Mejer.I was greeted with a smile and politeness. My first meeting with Andres was such a relief. I was very nervous about the possibility of losing my house to the bank. I was unemployed for about a year due to illness and was 8 months behind on my mortgage. Andres took the time to explain all the possibilities and potential outcomes and made it very clear that my situation is not as bad as I was led to believe by my bank. It took about 2 months to resolve the issue completely. Andres contacted my bank and negotiated a loan modification that reduced my monthly payments from $3,400/month to $1,738/month. I became current on my mortgage and on top of that Andres managed to reduce my interest rate to 2% for 5 years, 3% for the next 5 years and fixed 4% for the remaining of the life of the loan. I am so impressed with Andres and his negotiations skills, he nailed it to perfection. God bless you Andres Mejer, if it wasn't for you I probably would have lost my house and my marriage. Thanks to your diligent work my daughter didn't have to suffer the scars associated with losing the security and place she calls home. Andres is a very caring, thoughtful person and a lawyer that really knows his stuff. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Judy | March 3, 2013
"No points" No increase on my insurance!!
I had a good experience with Andres as my lawyer. He was very well dressed and polite. He explained clearly the process and what I should expect in court. He gave me directions to the court house and met me out front the building. I spent less than hour in court - Andres spoke with the prosecutor and shortly after that I was all done and on my way back to work. I was nervous about going to court but he was reassuring and everything went well. I did have to pay a fine, for which he told me to expect that, fortunately no points against my license and that was important to me. Thanks Andres!
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Posted by Avraham | March 3, 2013
Legal issue resolved
Andres was a great help with a legal problem that I had, he was very quick to respond and was always available for advice. Problem was resolved to me satisfaction.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2013
"Mission accomplished!" ~from a successfully naturalized U.S. citizen
Some would say that I took a risk at hiring a wet-behind-the-ears novice immigration attorney in order to vet my U.S. Immigration and Naturalization application. However, Andres proved to be quite knowledgeable and competent. He diligently kept me firmly on track (just as immigration fees were seeing major increases) and was able to streamline things to the extent that I was able to submit all of my materials in a timely fashion, just making the deadlines prior to the fee increases. His thorough attention to detail and periodic follow-up was such that I encountered no major hurdles in the application process; and in what felt like no time at all, I found myself before a Brooklyn judge swearing the oath of fealty to the United States of America. Thanks to Andres, I successfully achieved status just prior to the 2008 general election, and my vote helped to realize the election of current President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama; perhaps the best presidential choice for immigrants and would-be immigrants since former President Ronald Reagan left office. Thank you, Andres Yoav Mejer. Over the past four years, I have been able to travel outside of the U.S.A. with my American passport and without fear. You can't put a price on that comfort.
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Posted by Luz | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caso vawa
Pésimo abogado, cometio muchos errores con mi caso, mando pruebas sin traducir, imigracion las desestimó por esta razón, dejo espacios en blanco en la aplicación y puso el nombre de alguien que no tengo idea de quien es, como si fuera mi hijo. No mando todas las pruebas que le aporte. Ha sido una pesadilla.
Posted by Mitch | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unprofessional
Scheduled an appointment to see the "attorney" took a day off with a loss of money and drove an hour with my family to see him. No attorney. Only came his scretery who we were told is "happy to answer our questions" the only problem was that she didn't know any of them. The attorney took the day off for a holiday. Didn't care to inform us to reschedule and even sent us a written confirmation hours before our appointment.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Andres Mejer Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Methfessel & Werbel
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Stout & O'Hagan
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk/Associate
  • Wilkofsky, Friedman, Karel & Cummins
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • Broooklyn Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2004
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Monmouth Family Health Center
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2012 - Present
  • Long Branch Housing Authority
  • Commissioner
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Wilber Ray Award
  • Brookdale Community College
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Long Branch High School
  • DACA and DAPA explained
  • 2015
  • DWI Institute
  • Immigration Consequences of a DUI
  • 2014
  • Senior Citizen Bldg.- Harrison, NJ
  • Immigration Reform Presentation
  • 2013
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • How to Get Deported from Municipal Court
  • 2013
  • Misionary Pentecostal Church - Lakewwod, NJ
  • Immigration Reform Presentation
  • 2013
  • Latino Outreach of Monmouth & Ocean Counties
  • "Domestic Violence in the Latino Community. Successes & Challenges"
  • 2013
  • La Senda Church - Neptune, NJ
  • "What is Immigration Reform?"
  • 2013
  • La Senda Church- Red Bank, NJ
  • Immigration Reform Presentation
  • 2013
  • La Mano de Dios Church - Red Bank, NJ
  • Immigration Reform Presentation
  • 2013
  • Iglesia Pentecostal Maranatha - Asbury Park, NJ
  • Immigration Reform Presentation
  • 2013
  • DCP & P - Staff In Service
  • U-VISAS/ Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Camino de Salvacion Church - Long Branch, NJ
  • Preparing for The Reform
  • 2013
  • Bethel A G- Lakewood, NJ
  • How to Prepare For Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Path to Citizenship
  • Naturalization
  • 2012
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • President Obama's Deferred Action for DREAMers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (25)
Endorse Andres
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andres is an innovative and effective lawyer. We are in an educational group together, and he is a valuable member of this group."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"Andres is who he says he is: an immigration lawyer with a great story about his family's immigration. He has fantastic energy and is always looking for better ways to serve his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the honor being in a mastermind with Andres. He is a compassionate and professional. If you are located in New Jersey and seeking legal help, I highly recommend reaching out to Andres. You will be so glad you did."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to meet Andres on multiple occasions over the past year. And although I practice law in Arizona, I know an expert in their field of practice when I see it. I have heard him lecture with passion about immigration law and admire how he has built his practice with his clients in mind. I would not hesitate to send any client that has immigration issues to Andres."
Immigration Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andres stays ahead of the curve in all of his practice areas, always willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly and would not hesitate to send one of my clients on to him."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly a professional in the immigration practice of law. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr Mejer."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I would not hesitate in referring a family member or friend to Andres, if they needed help with an immigration or a DUI. He provides great service to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andres in the are of DUI and traffic defense."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andres' energy for finding way to better serve and better communicate to his clients is passionate a relentless. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andres has a great understanding of the immigration process. I have heard him speak at a seminar. He is a clear communicator who is passionate about the law."
Immigration Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. If I needed an immigration attorney to recommend to my Clients, I would call Andres FIRST!"
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hardworking and dedicated to helping his clients. I had the opportunity to speak with Andres personally regarding immigration law. I have no doubt that he is the best immigration attorney New Jersey has to offer and will get the job done right."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Other
"I strongly endorse Andres in the area of immigration law. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Andres at length about immigration law, and was very impressed with his depth of knowledge and his concern for delivering outstanding service to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andres is much more than THE BEST immigration attorney in his community. He is a leader on the subject of U.S. Immigration law on a national level. I have personally witnessed him advising and mentoring other immigration and traffic/DUI attorneys from all over the country. His command of U.S. Immigration law and DUI is truly amazing! He is passionate and committed to making a difference for his clients. This sets him head and shoulders above the rest. He is truly a Super Lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andres is much more than THE BEST immigration attorney in his community. He is a leader in immigration law on a national level. I have personally witnessed him advising and mentoring other immigration attorneys from all over the country. His command of U.S. immigration law is truly amazing!"
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Andres fights for his clients to get them the best results. He is also very helpful to his fellow colleagues. An attorney that cares."
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Eatontown Immigration Lawyer Andres Y. Mejer
Andres Y. Mejer
Immigration Attorney
Eatontown, NJ
Licensed for 19 years