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Elizabeth J. Dobosiewicz

Immigration Attorney at Buffalo, NY

4.8   22 reviews

also known as Lisa Dobosiewicz

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Client's Choice 2017,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2017 2015 2014


Saccone & Dobosiewicz LLP
300 International Drive
Buffalo, NY, 14221
Saccone & Dobosiewicz LLP
11015 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499
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  22 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Competent, Experienced & Gets Job Done
I was referred to Elizabeth Dobosiewicz (hereinafter Lisa) by another immigration attorney who deemed my case complicated and felt I needed an experienced attorney that could handle it. Engaging the legal services of Lisa was one of the wisest decisions I've made in the last 10 years. Lisa understood my case right away. She proffered a pathway and carefully walked me through the process. I'm happy to report that Lisa successfully filed form I-360 (VAWA) & I-485 (Adjustment of Status) on my behalf. And thanks to her, today I'm an American citizen. Lisa has a commanding knowledge of immigration cases. She pays meticulous attention to details; tries to anticipate issues that may arise in the process and find a way to address them before they become major issues. Put simply, Lisa is an experienced and competent immigration attorney who gets the job done no matter how complicated it may appear. She is personable and reasonable. Come to Lisa with your immigration problem(s) and she'll provide a pathway.
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Posted by Steve | December 19, 2014
Lisa is the Best
I have dealt with Lisa for many years on immigration matters and without a doubt she knows how to deal with the system and get things done in a very professional manner. She is extremely thorough in her work and makes sure that everything is covered off so that there are no surprises. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to have someone take care of their legal matters and get the job done in a timely and efficient manner.
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Posted by Nate | April 11, 2022
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Became a U.S. Citizen!
Became a U.S. Citizen! Thanks to Lisa’s professional services as my immigration attorney, I recently became a U.S. citizen. Obtaining a Green Card and Citizenship are life changing events for families. Therefore, it is vitally important to hire the services of a professional who is diligent, experienced, knowledgeable and works expeditiously. One who will ensure that your application is error free and complete in all aspects, thus alleviating unnecessary stress and ensuring that your case is processed in a timely manner. Lisa’s qualities and abilities far exceeded my expectations. She is an outstanding professional with high standards and, in my humble opinion, the very best. Early on, Lisa had helped me to obtain my Green Card. The experience was very positive and so, naturally, I engaged Lisa when I decided to make my application for Citizenship. A major consideration in hiring a professional for such major life events is that they take care of the stressful part and make the process smooth. Lisa was accessible and in communication with me regularly throughout the entire process. She treated me with patience, dignity, and respect. Also, she promptly responded to my inquiries with a positive attitude. Lisa made the entire process very effortless for me and I felt like top priority. Overall, I had an excellent experience having Lisa as my attorney. She is an expert in her field and amazing at what she does. Lisa is not only an outstanding attorney who conducts herself in a very professional manner, she is also a genuinely warm, kind hearted human being. She is intelligent and has a broad understanding of complex matters. Her depth of legal knowledge, insightfulness, and compassionate manner in which she takes the time to patiently listen and sincerely understand, meant more than words can express. TL; DR — If you’re looking for someone who is professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, and responsive, I recommend that you get in touch with Lisa. I am grateful to Lisa for her guidance and support.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2018
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The BEST immigration attorney
My family and I had the good fortune to hire Elizabeth for your green card application. From the very beginning, she made us feel very comfortable and explained the entire process in detail. Her expertise is above par. Paperwork was a breeze and barring some minor delays on USCIS side everything was on time, just as she claimed. She even accompanied us to the final interview making it much less stressful and even enjoyable. If you are planning to consult or hire a lawyer for a simple or a complicated case, please talk to her at least once, you will be glad you did. Her knowledge of the law is comprehensive and her practice is solid. We are grateful to have worked with her and would love to do so in the future.
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Posted by GratefulCouple | December 18, 2017
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Received Green Card last week!
Our sincere appreciation to Elizabeth (Lisa) Dobosiewicz's for her efforts in obtaining our Green Card. We first approached Lisa for an initial consultation and had so many questions encompassing the entire process. Lisa patiently took the time to answer each question and addressed all our concerns. At the end of the consultation, Lisa outlined all of our options together with the recommended approach. Throughout the entire process, Lisa has demonstrated professionalism, and was exceptionally pleasing to work with due to her outstanding communication, compassion, and empathetic manner. Ours was a family based Green Card application. Once we had decided to file our application, Lisa provided us a list of documents required for the application. Lisa then meticulously reviewed the documents, and promptly, yet diligently prepared our application and filed it. In less than five months of filing, we received the interview notice. Lisa then met with us to prepare for the interview and put together additional documents to provide during the interview. Lisa accompanied us to the interview and helped provide responses to the officer's queries as well. Lisa has been exceedingly helpful to us throughout the entire process, and attended our queries promptly. Indeed, even after filing the application, we continued to contact her to seek her counsel on immigration advice not directly related to our application, and she patiently and promptly tended to those as well. For instance, when we were intending to travel domestically to visit family, she offered us guidance and direction surrounding our circumstance. She also provided counsel from an immigration perspective involving the steps to applying for a driver's license and healthcare enrollment. We highly recommend Elizabeth Dobosiewicz as an immigration lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and an excellent professional. In spite of the fact that she had other work that filled her time, she made us feel as though we were her first priority. She is very considerate to converse with, and has a very nice disposition. She never caused us feel as though we were an inconvenience when we approached her for guidance, and she remained with us throughout our journey, every step of the way, from beginning to end.
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Posted by Karen | December 8, 2017
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Excellent attorney
I want to give my thanks and gratitude to Elizabeth Dobosiewicz. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with and has been instrumental in my husband's immigration case. My husband and I had filed a family petition that was done under our previous attorney. The petition was a long way from being reviewed, but with my husband being detained in Batavia, I tried with the help of my Senate and Congress representatives to expidiate the petition. Twice my request was denied. After speaking with Elizabeth, she was able to help us expidiate the petition and interview with immigration, she was also there for us every step of the way. Within a week our petition was approved. This has helped greatly in allowing my husband to still be with me and our two month old daughter. Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and is very professional. She also helped in acquiring a stay of removal for my husband. We would not be together today with out her quick thinking and legal expertise. She is truly an excellent attorney, she also explains the process efficiently and helps answer any questions we may have. She is also quick to respond to any of our concerns. If anyone is looking for legal representation in immigration, you need not look any further, I would recommend Elizabeth without any hesitation. Elizabeth and her partner Kurt are an exceptional team of attorneys. Thank you Elizabeth!!
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Posted by Brian | June 7, 2017
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Couldn't Ask for A Better Team
Mrs. Dobosiewicz and Mr. Saccone were amazing to have as Immigration lawyers. I'm a person who likes to know who, what, when, where, why, and how. Every question no matter how small or dumb Elizabeth was there to answer my questions. She also responded to my emails very quickly which I really appreciated because I'm always on my email. When Elizabeth needed my documents and I was not sure she explained in detail so I fully understood what I needed and why I needed it. Up to the end when Kurt came with my wife and I to the interview it was very professional and knowledgeable. He was on time and ready for any last minute questions my wife and I had. His reassurance is what gave us the confidence we lacked that day. And again, no question was dumb when I asked him. He said ask me any question because no question is a dumb question. I would recommend Elizabeth and Kurt to anyone who has immigration issues or questions because they will give it to you straight. When your dealing with immigration issues/status I couldn't ask for a better team. I trust them fully and would recommend them to anyone who needs help with immigration issues/status.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
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A trustworthy attorney
Lisa has recently handled my citizenship application, and I am really impressed by her efficiency and skills during the whole process. She prepared a thorough application package for me within a short period. She is a very good listener, and highly responsive to any question or concern that I have during the application process. As an attorney 20+ years’ experience, she truly understands the whole application process and makes me feel comfortable and confident. Without any reservation I would like to recommend Lisa to anyone who is seeking a trustworthy immigration attorney.
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Posted by Donald B Simmonds | March 16, 2017
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The Best team
When Lisa and Kurt took my case I was at the end of a tightrope.. Her professional expertise and calming demeanour reassured me and now five years later I can say meeting them was one of life's miracle.. now because of her I am about to file my N400 after thinking a PR was not even possible.. IF ever there is a immigration lawyer that is worth far more than the retainer they charge this wonder professional is that rear one... Anyone that hires Lisa is getting the very best advice and representation anyone couture ever give... There is none better! NONE.
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Posted by Lynne | September 26, 2016
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Elizabeth took the fear out of the process! Thank you for your professionalism and expertise!
When my wife Nancy was looking to gain permanent residency in the United States, and particularly in New York State, we feared it would be a daunting task. For a moment, we thought this was something we could technically handle ourselves. I'm so glad we took a chance and made the call to Elizabeth. She met with us promptly and helped us understand the very complex process around immigration. The timeline she gave us was fairly on target - and during the application and review process, all the way up to our meeting, she was patient will all our questions and attentive to our needs. Her representation was of the highest quality. I should have posted this review right away, but it is now two years since that initial immigration meeting with her and I have thought again and again over about how hiring her was just the best decision we could have made!
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Posted by Corinna | July 7, 2016
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Green Card Process
We were referred to Lisa (Elizabeth) by a colleague who spoke very highly of her. Lisa has been an excellent resource with the process of our Green Card applications. She has been very prompt and helpful with any questions or concerns that we had. The Green Card process can seem like a very daunting task but Lisa has handled our situation very professionally and efficiently. Lisa has been a pleasure to work with and we have been very comfortable and confident having her take care of us. Thank you Lisa!
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Posted by Dave | October 2, 2015
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Elizabeth Dobosiewicz - From Satisfied Client
Elizabeth came highly recommended by a senior industry mentor whose opinion I value heavily. So it was not really a surprise to us that we received excellent and memorable service. She was responsive and engaging during introductory telephone conversations, and communicated clearly and well - and most importantly in a timely manner - via email (my preferred method) throughout the process. On the "big day" when we were set to have everything submitted, she navigated the usual last-minute wrinkles with a practiced deftness, advised us through the practical details of the process, and guided the whole thing through to completion of the final steps. This was obviously not even close to her first run through this exercise, and her calm confidence ensured us all would be handled well; a confidence which was borne out through our actual experience. We honestly could not have asked for anything more professional or capable to be done, and are completely happy and satisfied with the outcome. These processes are exceedingly complex, with many pitfalls and surprises that will trip you up if you haven't navigated this way before. Do yourself a favour. Hire Elizabeth.
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Posted by Pat | August 12, 2015
Excellent Experience
My husband and I were looking for an attorney to help with the permanent resident process between Canada and the US. Lisa was excellent! From the first day we met her we felt extremely confident she knew what she was doing. Our process with her took only 9 months and we were very pleased. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an immigration attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Lisa is an excellent lawyer
Lisa recently helped me applied for citizenship. She made the right decision for my case. in a short time period, she successfully filed n400 form, my citizenship was approved. Lisa is an experienced immigration lawyer, she knows what is the best way to solved her clients' problem, she pays a lot of attention to deails, she had down a great paper work, and made sure that everything is covered before she mailed out documents . Lisa is the best immigration lawyer, she can help people to solve all kind of immigration problems. I trust her very much, she is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer. I highly recommend Lisa to people who has immigration matter..
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
TN Visa - Technical Publications Writer
Lisa was fantastic to work with. She recently helped me secure a TN Visa under the Technical Publications Writer category. I'm a Canadian with a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts. I was previously on an L1 (or intra-company transfer visa), already living in New York, NY and wanted to accept a new position working for a communications design firm in Manhattan. She helped me navigate the process, highlight my experience accordingly and secure all of the necessary documentation to build my application. Lisa met me at the Peace Bridge border between Buffalo, NY and Ontario, Canada. Everything went according to the plan/procedure that Lisa described when we first spoke. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking to secure a TN Visa.
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Posted by Peggy | December 9, 2014
Review of Elizabeth Dobosiewicz
Our Canadian company has been a client of Ms. Dobosiewicz for over ten years. She is quick to respond to queries, is very knowledgeable, concise and easy to deal with.
Posted by Cole | December 5, 2014
We have worked with Lisa for well over a decade. It has always been regarding very important and time critical work where we needed very specialized expertise. Lisa has in all cases done outstanding work for us. She is highly specialized in her field and a true professional. I highly recommend Lisa in her area of subject matter expertise and we will continue to use her services whenever we have the need.
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Posted by George | December 4, 2014
A pleasure to deal with
Ms. Dobosiewicz represented my wife in her application for U.S. Citizenship. It was a pleasure to deal with her as she demonstrated to be very knowledgeable in matters of immigration and citizenship. All documents were prepared correctly and filed in a timely manner, as well, she kept us informed at every step of the way. I would have no concerns in giving her a high recommendation.
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Posted by Preke Radoina | July 22, 2014
Thank You Elizabeth J. Dobosiewicz
Elizabeth J. Dobosiewicz has been impressive from the day she came and met me in jail in 2012, I worked so hard for 13 years and paid a lot of lawyers a lot of money to get my papers sorted out but all for nothing. Elizabeth is trustworthy she doesn't promise you anything unless she can deliver. She is very resposibale and knowledgeable and after 13 years in this country she helped me get a GREEN CARD. I'm so thankful for her hard work. I defiantly recommend her to any immigrant that is struggling to get their status straightened out. Thank You Elizabeth J. Dobosiewicz for your service now I can finally go back home and visit my family.
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Posted by Minerva | October 22, 2013
A life saving experience
A little over 5 years ago I was notified that I had to leave the Country. I contacted them and immediately trusted that what they said was true. They had assured me that they would resolve the issue, and they did. The knowledge and experience that they provided not only saved my life, but also provided comfort in an emergency. Never once did I doubt their effort, or feel as though my situation was not the utmost important. They truly set the bar high for all other immigration attorneys and I am proud to hear that they will be opening an office in the Capital Region. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR SERVICES
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Saccone & Dobosiewicz LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Phillips Lytle LLP
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1993 - 1995
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  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • Canisius College, Permanent Chair of Polish Culture
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • AILA-VSC Liaison Committee
  • Past Vice Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • INS Commissioner's Attorney of the Year Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • The New York Immigration Coalition Immigration Law Training
  • Family Based Immigration Law and Adjustment of Status Basics
  • 2015
  • The Intersection of Immigration with Other Areas of Law
  • Using Outside Expertise to Maximize Business Immigration Success
  • 2013
  • Legal Overview for H.R. Professionals
  • Employment Issues for Foreign Nationals
  • 2004
  • Immigration Law - Basics and Beyond
  • Nonimmigrant Employment Visas
  • 2004
  • Immigration Issues for U.S. Businesses
  • Immigration Issues for U.S. Businesses
  • 2002
  • Multi-National Employment Scenarios
  • Bringing foreign nationals into the U.S. to work legally
  • 2001
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Buffalo Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth J. Dobosiewicz
Elizabeth J. Dobosiewicz
Immigration Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 29 years