I hired Mr. Cardenas to do a bond motion for my husband. He was never present to any of both hearings. The first bond hearing he sent another attorney just to cancel the hearing. Substitute attorney had no idea or experience in the matter my husband had to sit in custody for two months when we were ready to go at the first hearing. His fee agreement says that he will visit ASAP he did not do what he said. Mr. Cardenas decided to wait until a couple of days before the hearing to have a video conference with my husband never did he mention that he was not going to be present and cancel the hearing. I was assured by his staff that he would be present to both hearings. His explanation was because DHS requested additional information. Mr. Cardenas NEVER prepared a bond motion I prepared one and sent it to him I doubt that he even submitted it since I have been asking for my husband's file and he never provided a copy to which we have a right to. Mr. Cardenas did visit my husband a couple days of his second haring only to tell my husband that I had not been in touch with his office and that I had not provided any documentation for his bond that I was uncooperative. Luckily I had emails. He tried to tell my husband that he would have to fight his case from detention. On the day of my husband second hearing after I had spoken with him the day before and I was assured that he was going to be present well surprise he was not. He was telephonically present with no documents to argue the reasons of why my husband could be released from detention. Luckily my husband is a smart man and was able to defend himself quite well. Mr. Cardenas had the audacity to write a motion to withdraw from my husband's case stating that "we were no interested in my husbands case" No Mr. Cardenas we were not interested in hearing any more of your lies and trying to make us submit applications that my husband does not qualify for.
Response from Abraham Cardenas October 19, 2017
I’m so sorry that you were not happy with the way my representation for your spouse ended. The good thing though is that I was able to accomplish what I was hired to do. My purpose that we spoke about when you retained me was to represent your husband before the immigration court for the purpose of getting him a bond. I don’t know why you said I wasn’t present at the hearings because a lawyer from my firm appeared at the first hearing. This was necessary because I had a conflict with another hearing. I did appear at the second hearing. At that hearing, I successfully obtained a very low bond for your husband. This was a very big win considering the judge that gave the bond is known for giving very high bonds. That could not have been accomplished without a well prepared Motion for Bond.
After your husband was released, we discussed what was involved in my continued representation. You chose to seek other counsel and I withdrew from the case as required by immigration law. From your comments, I can see that you have your perspective of what happened. I know that these types of cases are very high stress for the family and I understand all of your concerns. However, I’ve been successfully representing people in very difficult immigration removal cases for more than 26 years now. I know how to do these cases even when presented with obstacles like in your husband’s case. I’m sorry you felt the need to write this review but I can assure you that I worked extremely hard at getting a bond for your husband and I believe that was why I successfully got him out. I work very hard and with all my heart on all of the cases that I take. I’ve successfully represented thousands of clients over the years. I love what I do as an attorney and I believe my very successful track record reflects that. I would be happy to discuss any of your concerns directly with you or your husband and I welcome any contact from either of you to clear the air.