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Paul J. O'Dwyer

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
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The Law Offices of Paul O'Dwyer, P.C.
134 W 26th St
Suite 902
New York, NY, 10001-6803
Paul J. O'Dwyer
134 W 26th St Rm 902
New York, NY, 10001-6803
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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Excellent attorney!!
I was eligible to apply for a green card back in 2014 and decided to do so on my own; but for some reason my case got stuck in a never ending black hole with USCIS for almost 20 frustrating months although I had properly filed my case. It was a big mess with a really complicated situation. I made the best decision and hired Paul with the confidence that I would simply work with the best attorney there is to file a "Writ of Mandamus" against USCIS. Long story short I am finally a permanent resident. I am an example of many happy clients Paul has. I strongly recommend Paul O'Dwyer for his superior service. He is truly an excellent attorney who can handle the most complicated immigration matters. Hire him and have the peace of mind that Paul will do what needs to be done.
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Posted by Jose | July 24, 2015
A Happy US Citizen
Paul has represented me since 2002 in a very complicated immigration case, after I was ordered deported because of the actions of my former lawyer. My case went to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, where we had a victory and became a legal precedent, and the deportation order was vacated and I was able to become a permanent resident. I was in immigration custody for fourteen months while my case was being decided in court. During that difficult time, Paul made himself available to answer my phone calls and provide me with status of my cases while pursuing multiple legal avenues to get me out from detention. Paul became more than a lawyer during that difficult time and always demonstrated through the whole process that he has the skills and experience to argue and win complicated cases in multiple courts. Paul later represented me in a malpractice action against the immigration attorneys who mis-represented me and ruined my first immigration case. I was awarded $1.2 million in damages, and Paul won the subsequent two appeals of that case. Paul demonstrated that he is capable of preparing, arguing and winning a case in front of a jury and appeal courts and his experience goes far beyond that of immigration. My story has a happy ending: after 10 years I am a US citizen, earned a MBA from a good business school, and enjoy the benefit of a great job. I would not have accomplished all these without a great and competent lawyer like Paul O’Dwyer.
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Posted by john | June 22, 2015
EB-2 Visa Classification. Success on Appeal
Paul O Dwyer has been my immigration attorney since 2009. Thanks to Paul's professionalism and persistence I have now been successful in my "Green Card" application. My case was not straightforward but Paul's in-depth knowledge of the legislation forced USCIS to accept my qualifications on appeal thereby allowing me to be successful in the EB-2 Classification.
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Posted by ISaac | June 16, 2015
I owe my immigration status to Paul
Paul has been my immigration lawyer for almost 15 years - it was a very long journey to get my green card but he professionalism, knowledge and great work ethic - made it through all paperwork and all the ups and downs that comes with a broken immigration system. I highly recommend Paul O'Dwyer to anyone who needs an immigration lawyer. He Rocks !!?
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Posted by Carlos | June 15, 2015
Paul O'Dwyer Esq. Immigration Attorney
Paul represented me in my renewal of my "Green Card" and strongly encouraged me to move forward with U.S. Citizenship. Something I never thought it could happen. My case, thanks to Mr. O'Dwyer set a legal precedent. One for the records, one for the books. My case, as I later learned, has been able to help other in their journey to U.S. Citizenship. There were many letters from Homeland Security. Some good, many not so good. Appearances in court rooms, interviews, client meetings, endless forms to fill out, All unfamiliar territory and honestly, I was afraid. The fight was long, but Paul was always there. I never had to guess as to what the next move was going to be. There was a time I thought of giving up, but Paul believe in me more than I believed in myself and encouraged to continue. I'm so happy I listened to him. At the end of the day it all came down to trust. Trust that he knew the law. Trust that he had my best interest in mind. Trust that even though the odds were stacked against me, he believed we would win. We did. Trust that he genuinely cared about his clients. I can now travel the world, the fear is gone. I really have no words to express the gratitude I have for Paul. I'm free I would without a moment's hesitation recommend Paul O'Dwyer. I have.
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Posted by Virginia | June 15, 2015
Highly successful cap exempt H1B visa
Paul O’Dwyer is a miracle worker! He succeeded in obtaining for me a cap exempt H1B visa even though the organization I work for is not cap exempt (but had ties with academic institutions). I was not successful with the H1B lottery, and without attorney O’Dwyer I would have had to give up my job offer in the NYC and leave the US. Attorney O’Dwyer is very sophisticated in his understanding of the law and yet explains things very clearly and is very straightforward in giving consultations.
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  • National University of Ireland Faculty of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • National University of Ireland
  • 1985

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Paul J. O'Dwyer
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 33 years