|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyer||National Advocates||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyer||National Advocates||2014|
|PA SuperLawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|2011 Pennsylvania SuperLawyer||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Cum Laude||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||1981|
|Law Review||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||1980|
|University Scholar||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||1980|
|Departmental Honors||Chatham University||1978|
|Adjunct Professor||Chatham University||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||May Law Group||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Pittsburgh Chapter||N/A||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers New York Chapter||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Philadelphia Chapter||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|J Waiver DOS Acting as Interested Government Agency||J--2 Waiver of 212(e) Approved|
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|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Sophisticated Family Law Issues||2015|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Chatham College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Sophisticated Family Law Issues||Sophisticated Immigration Issues for Family Lawyers||2015|
|Delegation of China Wind Industry Experts||Business Visas for the United States||2011|
|Mercy Founders Week||The Feminization of Immigration: Global Economies and Concerns"||2008|
Posted by Kayla
My husband entered the country as an undocumented immigrant several years ago, and as any of you in a similar situation know, achieving permanent residency under those conditions is basically impossible.
Except we just did it--as a result of hiring Valerie, my husband's green card was approved.
Like a lot of the people in the comments below, Valerie signed off on all of our submissions to the federal government, but we worked directly with Allison to put together our 1-601 waiver application. USCIS has designed the process to be horrible, and it is, but Allison guided us through the entire journey and made an overwhelming undertaking completely manageable.
Our case was even more complicated than normal for a lot of reasons, but Allison was able to immediately answer all of my (many, pestering) questions and follow up on any information she didn't have directly at hand. We did most of the process by distance, but never felt at a disadvantage because of it.
I firmly believe that, because of the costs and time involved (even more now with the new administration), any immigration petition is something you want to get done correctly the first time. Valerie and Allison can accomplish that.
Posted by KPD
May Law Firm is an amazing an highly competent Firm that specializes in immigration. Our paralegal Allison walked us step by step thru the process and always made herself available to answer any questions my husband or I had during the process whether it be questions related to NVC process or questions related to the U.S. consular interview process.
I would highly recommend Attorney May and her team for any immigration case!
Posted by Tommy
May Law Group is by far the most capable firm to handle any Immigration Issue. When my spouse and I got married, I knew it was going to be a challenge to get his 2 year home residency requirement waived. His home country had paid for 8 years of schooling (2 Bachelor's degree & 1 Master's degree), along with housing, allowance, etc. There was no way they were going to let him off the hook and remain in the US so easily. I performed an exhaustive search of different law groups & attorneys, and stumbled upon Valerie. We met with her and right off the bat, felt very comfortable with her knowledge & expertise in immigration law. They have a proven track record of producing approvals for two year home residency waivers! As we started the harrowing process of putting our application together, Valerie's paralegal/writer, Allison, was extremely helpful with the entire process. She always displayed the utmost professionalism and returned emails & phone calls in a timely manner. Her knowledge with the process and expert proficiency as a writer was so crucial in our waiver getting approved. There was no way that if my spouse and I decided to do this on our own, we would have received a favorable outcome. Both Valerie & Allison are a godsend! With their guidance, my spouse and I are able to remain together! They are the real deal!
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