|President||Getson & Schatz, P.C.||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|USCIS Administrative Appeals Office||Appeal Sustained|
|See all legal cases|
|Thomson Reuters||Obtaining a US Visa Based on Achievement: What You Need to Know (Quick Prep)||2014|
|Regions Business||Hiring Foreign Nationals Good for US Businesses||2013|
|Employing International Workers||Assisting Employers in Applying for Visas for Foreign National Workers||2012|
|The University of Pennsylvania School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|A workshop for Attorneys New to Immigration and BIA Accredited Representatives||Representing an Immigrant Client at a Bond Hearing||2014|
Posted by anonymous
I highly recommend Brian Getson to the aspirants of GC in NIW/Eb1 categories in the USA. I am a researcher of Indian origin and had been working in the USA on H1B visa in the field of Biology/Medical Entomology/Vector Biology. I also undertook an industry job for a couple of years but returned to academia. At the time of application (2016), I worked in the capacity of a researcher at a State University in the Mid-west. While I was searching for attorneys, a friend of mine who had achieved GC through Brian recommended him.
Brian was kind to offer a free-of-cost skype consultation and answered a myriad of questions and concerns (over months) before I sought his legal services for my Eb1a/NIW applications. Brian was considerate of our financial situation and accepted our request to pay his legal fees in installments.
At the time of GC application, I had a total of seven publications (best publication in highest impact factor 5) and some 120 plus citations; so just enough for an Eb1a standard. It took 5-6 months of a hard work between Brian (and his team) and I to prepare applications.
En route, we encountered difficulties in what the application should reflect. I had the view to present the document with deep scientific/accurate and factual information while Brian’s experience/expertise put things in a solid legal perspective and helped prepare the document suitable for USCIS.
I must share some cautionary advice to all aspirants: 1) since attorneys are not scientists, attorneys see things with legal perspective, unlike scientists. As such, differences in perspectives will cause difficulties in client-attorney relationships at times, 2) both, the applicant and the attorney have to do lots of hard work; at times, it will appear to the applicant that he/she is doing much more work than the attorney is. While it may be so, attorney’s help definitely carves the application such that it meets USCIS’s legal standards for a GC.
After submission, it took almost a year for the processing of our applications at USCIS (Nebraska Center). We never got any RFE or interview or any other documentation related trouble on our applications. Both of our I-140s for NIW and Eb1a were approved on same day; I believe Brian’s strong legal documentation left no room for a doubt.
In summation, following descriptors define Brian aptly: a prompt communicator, kind, understanding, highly knowledgeable, provided legally strong representation and accurate guidance. Since approval of our GC, Brian has been kind to help some of my other friends as well.
With God’s grace and Brian’s help, my wife and I could succeed in achieving our green cards in 2017.
With Brian's guidance, I hope you will too. All the best!
Posted by F
I really appreciate the service of Getson & Schatz PC Law Office. My husband and I got the Green Card relatively fast because of their service. When we met Mr. Getson at the first time, he suggested the right path for us. We believed his professional knowledge and experience. He has been very accurate and thorough. At last, we both got the Green Card within a year. Thank you so much!
I strongly recommend this Law Office. Good luck everyone!
Posted by Mehdi
Brian and I worked together on my Green Card and Citizenship applications. The latter required filing for a Writ of Mandamus, which resulted in the swift adjudication of my petition. I highly recommend Brian -- he is knowledgeable, responsive and fair-priced.
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