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Mikhail Usher

Immigration Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.9   40 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

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Mike Usher is the founder and principal of Usher Law Group P.C. Mr Usher is a skilled and experienced attorney. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College (CUNY) where he a bachelors in Political Science. After graduating college, Mr. Usher worked as the head of purchasing for an international furniture import and distribution company. Mr. Usher went on to go to Saint Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. 

During Law School Mr. Usher was Senator for the Student Bar Association, as well as a competing member for the National Champion St. Thomas University Mock Trial Team where he earned high honors. 

While at Law School Mr. Usher was also a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Amy Steele Donner in Dade County, Florida.

After taking the New York and New Jersey Bar Examinations Mr. Usher began working for Smotritsky Law Group in Brooklyn, New York where Mr. Usher focused primarily on Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Consumer Protection Law. While at Smotritsky Law Group Mr. Usher built the Criminal Division of the firm. During Mr. Usher's time at Smotritsky Law Group he also took and passed the Florida Bar Examination.

After 3 years at Smotritsky Law Group Mr. Usher decided to start his own firm. Since its inception, Usher Law Group has been handling cases ranging from Deportation Defense, to child custody, divorce matters, consumer protection, business compliance, employment law, landlord tenant law and real estate matters.

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Licensed for 11 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/23/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2012
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 03/11/2014

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Mikhail received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Integrity
Mikhail is extremely professional and what is even more important personable and very understanding. People in need for a lawer at vulnerable and fragile state of mind and confident and supportive lawer with personal touch is a life saver. I would totally recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by B.Nunez | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, compassionate and considerate
I highly recommend M. Usher. I hired him for an inmigration case. He always was very professional and responsible. Even though we decided to not to continue with the case he always encouraged us to appeal at no extra cost. Mr. Usher is the most honest and and considerate lawyer I have known. I was supposed to keep making monthly payments until December and he waived me the monthly payments. You won't find lawyers like that anymore. He truly cares for the case and not just for the money. Thanks Mr. Usher.
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Posted by ForgottenImmigrant | October 27, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, Honest, Principled
First, let me start off by saying that my case is very complicated. I'm an LPR that was granted by IJ based on the waiver that Political Asylums are qualified for. The waiver was related to my earlier conviction for an Aggravated Felony. More than 5 years have passed since I'm an LPR and I'm applying for a Citizenship. My chances of getting Citizenship with an Aggravated Felony are slim to none. I'm automatically barred based on my prior conviction. I have a good understanding of the immigration law that pertains to my case. So my engagement with Mike was pretty technical. I spent a lot of money for many consultations with other attorneys prior to meeting Mike, but I haven't got such a detailed answer or such a passionate engagement. He gave me a free consultation (thanks for that Mike). He advised me about different approaches to my problem and spent a good amount of time on whys and hows. He didn't want to take my case since he believed that my case would require challenging the current immigration laws and he didn't believe that would bear fruit. In addition, he advised me that my legal journey would be very costly if I take the case to the district court. He didn't feel comfortable taking my money for the case that he believes is not winnable. That is an admirable quality in a lawyer. Other attorneys were glad to take my case without having any plausible strategies. In addition, Mike said he will get back to me if he thinks of an optimal strategy to win my case. And I believe him. I felt that he is the kind of person that would stop at nothing for his clients. He definitely earned my respect and I fully recommend him. Thanks again Mike for your wisdom!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A professional lawyer
Usher precisely addressed my questions. He is a seasoned lawyer, having up-to date information on immigration visas and their timelines. Also, he is a reliable guide as he shows you the real and practical path to your destination. Strongly recommended!
Posted by David Davids | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Petition for Alien relative / Adjustment of status
Usher law group was thorough and informative. We had regular follow-up calls and emails from Micheal and the team when information regarding our case became available. Our case was approved 8 months from the submission date. The front desk lady Sonaia was an absolute joy to work with, she was attentive and had good attention to detail. I express my most sincere thanks for the professional work ethic and profound representation. Regards Marcelo and David
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Response from Mikhail Usher July 28, 2022
Hi David, Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot to me and my team. We are very happy and proud to have gotten you a successful and quick outcome on your Immigration case! Thank you for trusting me and my company with your case. We enjoyed working with you as well. Take care David, and congratulations!
Posted by Peter | October 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mikhail to the king
Mikhail handled my case effectively and got both myself and my former roommate the result we hoped for. It wasn't exactly a clear cut case, but he was able to resolve my landlord dispute and acquire the money we deserved. I'd recommend him for any landlord/tenant dispute case. He'll fight for your rights.
Posted by Joaquim | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Usher handled my matter in a very professional manner.
I highly recommend Mr. Usher. I was involved in a landlord tenant matter where I rented an illegal apartment. The landlord tried to force me out without proper compensation. Once Mr. Usher became involved, the matter was resolved within three months.
Posted by Barry | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Diligent and Personable
I have hired Usher Law Group, P.C./Mikhail Usher, Esq. on multiple occasions and both he and his office have been efficient and diligent with all work performed. Mikhail is a very personable attorney, especially in a "dog eat dog" world, and that made my choice easy for retaining his office.
Posted by Suzanne | April 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Usher Law Group - A Fantastic Experience
There is not enough positive feedback i can give about Mikail Usher and the Usher Law Group, not only because of the desired outcome, but Mr. Usher took what could have been a negative experience and gave us the comfort and reassurance we needed throughout the process. Mikhail Usher handled our case with expediency and respect. I can honestly say that in my dealings with this business, I didn't feel like just another client, I felt like a friend.
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Posted by Christina | April 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Reliable!
Past experiences had left me feeling somewhat jaded and skeptical of attorneys. Working with Mikhail Usher has been a corrective experience to say the very least. It is abundantly clear from the moment you meet him or speak to him for the first time that he is incredibly knowledgeable and sharp with tremendous attention to detail. I felt very strongly that he had my best interests in mind and was thorough in handling my case every step of the way. He kept me informed with regular updates and made sure I consented to every action he was taking on my behalf. When he said he was going to do something, he got it done and fast. I never felt the need to check-in on him or the status of my case although he made himself available for that at any time. His physical location being in NY and me being in Florida was never an issue either. I couldn't be happier with my experience with him and he will be the first call I make if I ever need legal counsel again in the future.
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Posted by Alana | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant and Honest
This legal group is absolutely fabulous. Actually an honest, truly brilliant attorney and staff. They are so helpful, everything they do is done in a timely, professional manner. I use them for all my legal needs. I highly recommend them!
Posted by Marland | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could'nt be happier with the process and outcome
I owe a debt of gratitude to him and am extremely greatful for everything Mr. Usher and his team have done for me. He is extremely thorough with all the work he does. He truly rolled up his sleeves and worked deligently to win everything possible for me. I recommend his firm to everyone i know without a second thought.
Posted by Victor T | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary and Multi-Talented Lawyer
I highly recommend Usher Law Group to everyone for any legal need or advice. They are extremely knowledgeable, quick at filing your case and constantly follow up with you regarding any updates. I have personally used them for over a decade now for several areas including immigration, real estate and civil litigation. What sets them apart is their lead attorney, Mike is relentless in pursuing the most satisfactory resolution for your case no matter the obstacles or circumstances.
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Posted by Michelle | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall very happy
My family and I have used Mikhail Usher to handle multiple cases for us and always pleased with the outcome. We have used him for our immigration case, debt/ creditor issues, and a real estate closing. He was very pleasant to chat with at the consultation. Paralegals always answer the phone quickly and return call quickly as well.
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Posted by Petru Bostan | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience.
I hired Mikhail Usher to represent me ,and him and his staff,were very helpful and responsive to all my questions.He represented me with respect and he was on point with all the documents that had to be signed.Thank you once again on doing a great job.I would highly recommend Mikhail Usher and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Evict Smoking Tenant
Me and my wife are very thankful to you Mike for helping us evict the smoking tenant from our private two family house. We really appreciate your patience and time you took to explain the procedure/options we had available (we did not feel rushed at all). All of our concerns were addressed in a timely manner. We highly recommend Mike as your attorney. Thank you again Mike and your team! -Josh
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really works for you
Let's just say if I got convicted it wouldn't be good for me for the rest of my life. He got my charges dropped leaving me with minor violations because of a 30 page document citing every aspect of the case. Nothing went unnoticed. Now my background checks will be clean and that's what matters.
Posted by Jeffrey | November 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SUPERB
I had an unusual retail merchandise issue, a large purchase equivalent to an auto in amount. I'm now retired, but in my business life I often used WHITE SHOE law firms. Mikhail was great, intelligent, straightforward and uncompromising in his negotiation, he got me exactly what I had hoped for, better than the White Shoe firms, without the nonsense. His causes of action and complaint where a work of art, he researched the possibilities and did a masterful job. His fees are reasonable and Mikhail and the staff in the office where very professional in every discussion. I highly recommend this lawyer and his firm, and would most definitely use them again.
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Posted by Roman | September 4, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Got My Traffic Ticket Dismissed
I called mike to ask for advice on a speeding ticket. After once conversation, I had the advice that I needed to get my ticket dismissed. It was a radar enforced ticket and Mike told me to ask a series of questions that got the complaint dismissed by the judge. Mike listened to me and helped me when he didn't have to even though traffic court is not his specialty. I am surprised to find a lawyer who is that awesome. Thanks Mike!
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Posted by Sergey | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Naturalization case conducted by Mikhail Usher
I highly recommend M. Usher. I hired him for a acquisition of American citizenship case, including checking and submitting the documentation to the INS and following up its review. He was very professional, responsible, punctual and effective so my case has been adjudicated promptly.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principle - Owner
  • Usher Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Smotritsky Law Group PLLC.
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Amy Steel-Donner, Dade County, FL
  • 2011 - 2011

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Usher is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mikhail Usher is an excellent attorney with an incredible work ethic. He is passionate about helping his clients and fights zealously for their rights. I endorse him without reservation and wish him the success he so deserves!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows his stuff and does great work. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He does not give up easily and never seeks easy way out of some of the most complicated cases. He is very knowledgeable attorney and always works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Usher's diligence and professionalism are beyond reproach."
Trademark application Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Usher is by far one of the most aggressive and determined litigators I have worked with. He mentored me prior to my admission to the bar and was exceptionally detailed in his legal training. We have worked together on a wide variety of cases and in each area of law Mikhail is exceptionally knowledgeable and thorough in his practice of law."
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