Fact: hired him for representation in 1997 for an adjustment of status. He said it would take 10 years.
Fact: he took a 50% retainer fee up front.
Fact: i made a follow-up appointment in 2002 for an update. He had none. He asked the remaining 50%.
I continued to follow-up with Mr. Nicelli's office regularly, every 3-4 months, to no avail. Frustrated with his office, i sought the counsel of a non-profit church group in 2006. Within 6 months I had work authorization. 6 months after that, I had a green card. 2 months ago I applied for US Citizenship. In the meantime, not a single phone call from Mr. Nicelli or his staff until today, 7/10/2013. I wasn't available to take the call but when I heard the message that his office called, I felt compelled to google his name.
Upon seeing his reviews on yelp, and seeing his response to one of the reviewers where he threatens brigitte with legal action, I felt the need to express my opinion on his gross incompetence and lack of professionalism. I suggest that anyone with immigration issues seek the counsel of local not-for-profit agencies instead of paying this sheister for any service. Shame on me. Shame on my family. There are many church and community groups that have a better understanding of immigration law and "how to get things done" than anyone in Mr. Nicelli's office. Save yourself money, save yourself the pain and aggravtion, and save future immigrants by not using this man's services.