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Renee Hykel Cuddy

Immigration Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.9   51 reviews

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Ever since childhood, Renee Hykel Cuddy, Esq. has been passionate about helping others. While attending law school, Renee Hykel Cuddy ambitiously trained and competed around the globe as an International Olympic athlete for the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team. She competed for the United States for six years and won several international medals. She brings this same tenacity to her Law Firm by doing everything she can to win your immigration or family law case. Through her athletic experiences, Ms. Hykel Cuddy developed an understanding of the benefits of diverse culture in business, as well as a passion for uniting families. Hiring Hykel Law is like having Olympic-level legal representation.

Through the years, Renee Hykel Cuddy’s vision and sense of purpose has never wavered. She founded Hykel Law Firm with a mission of helping foreign immigrants to enjoy the same freedoms, aspirations and opportunities enjoyed by U.S. citizens.. She also helps families who are in transition, whether needing professional representation through a painful divorce or child custody dispute, or through the difficulty of dividing a marital estate. Ms. Hykel Cuddy maintains resilient integrity, honesty, and aggressive defense on behalf of all of the individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia in which she has the pleasure of representing. When other lawyers throw in the towel, get in touch with Renee Hykel Cuddy, Esq., founder and managing attorney of Hykel Law.

Phone: 215-246-9400 | Email: [email protected]

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Licensed for 13 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/07/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/01/2022

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Hykel Law
2 Penn Center Plz
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1040
Philadelphia, PA, 19102-1721

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  51 customer reviews
Posted by Brenda | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer in the world.
Today is such an amazing day and I owe it all to my amazing lawyer and her entire team, Renee Hykel Cuddy. After many let’s down from other lawyers handling my case since 2001. My cousin referred me to Renee’s law firm in 2017, and she went right to work. Within a few months, I was able to get temporary status, fast forward applying for permanent residence. It wasn’t it easy, because the immigration laws were changing and so it was going back to the drawing board so to speak. But Renee and her team, Kylee kept me updated and encouraged me to hang in there. I could see that they truly cared about me, and not just a client with a number. Today I am a permanent residence and it would not have been possible if Renee did not work hard to make it happen. I am truly grateful to her and I hope whoever is reading this review, looking for a immigration lawyer who will fight for you. Look no further, call Renee Hykel Cuddy.
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Posted by Georgia S. | May 7, 2021
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The Right Lawyer for everyone.
Renee is a great person and wonderful Attorney.She always has the right answer and she is a fighter.She never give up and always find the right solution for you.I cant thank her enough.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Renee helped me get my green card (we are a gay couple) and helped my mother get a legal status in the US
When I moved to NYC I started looking for an immigration attorney. I am a very detail-oriented person and I am particular about attorneys I choose to work with. I had tons of consultations with immigration attorneys and each time I was suspicious about their intents and professional skills. A lot of them were quite aloof, did NOT answer my questions directly and seemed unprofessional, so I continued looking for the right attorney, at least honest and trust-worthy. I spent almost three months looking for a good immigration attorney. Not to mention that I had read tons of comments and reviews before each consultation (those attorneys weren't chosen randomly!). But thank God we found Renee Hykel Cuddy from Philadelphia. When we had an in person consultation she immediately impressed us with her professionalism - she knew exactly what she was talking about, she answered our questions with precision and with no hesitations, she gave us concrete options and promised to help. She seemed straightforward and trust-worthy (and she IS). She did NOT want to take an advantage of us since my family story was long and at some point we seemed desperate or vulnerable. We trusted her and decided to work with her (even though we were living in NY!) and she kept her word. Thank you Renee so much for your patience, sincere desire to help and, of course, your professionalism! Now I am on my way to US citizenship and my mom is on her way to getting a green card. I will always recommend Renee to everybody I know and we're looking forward to working with her on my naturalization case. 10 stars out of 5.
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Posted by Riddhi | July 21, 2020
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Great Great lawyer
Renee is such a great lawyer. i highly Recommend Renee Hykel law firm for Immigration matter. She is Amazing, highly knowledgeable, professional, sharp and to the point. i am so glad that i choose Renee for my immigration Case. Thank you so much Renee for give me new life in USA.
Posted by Christine | July 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An Angel
Renee took me last minute for my individual hearing cause my previous lawyer dropped me due to distance reasonings. Because she went out of her way, I was able to get my AOS approved that day.
Posted by R.C.S | June 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!
We're glad we chose Renee Hykel as our attorney. From the first consultation, her approach stood out from all other attorneys we had consulted (at least 4 others). She is very knowledgeable and clear. She answered our questions and concerns regarding our not-so-simple case. She prepared us very well for our i-485 interview and all went perfectly well with a favorable decision. Thank you Renee and team for your hard work.
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Posted by Jean Paul | May 13, 2019
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Best ever Immigration Attorney
I have no words to describe how thankful I am to her. I am extremely happy to choose her as my lawyer and so happy with the service. its a lot of immigration attorney but this firm is highly recommended for any immigration service. The law firm give adequate respond to e-mail even after the office is close ,weekends , holidays that is another reason why they are super. This attorney is hard working and entertain any questions from clients. The main motive of this law firm is clients happiness and that is what they have try them and you will be happy. My Wife and I thank Renee to take care of us and see you soon.
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Posted by Matt | March 26, 2019
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Professional, thorough, highly recommended
I was very pleased with the assistance Renee and her team were able to give during my wife's adjustment of status to permanent resident. The process is often stressful even when the outcome is almost certain and the Hykel Law team helped to quell this stress with conscientious preparation. All of our documentation was taken care of without error and even when USCIS failed to update their records correctly, Renee reassured us. If you are looking for a lawyer who is passionate about their work, diligent in their preparation, and has years of experience in immigration law, Renee Hykel should be at the top of your list for representation.
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Posted by Jack | January 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Renee helped in every step of the way with my adjustment of status application to a green card. She eased my mind on the process and showed in depth knowledge of the current immigration situation. During the process my employment card was lost in the mail, Renee provided support on what to do next eventually helping me to refile the application. During this time I made several calls to her office and was always helped with in a timely and helpful manner by her and her para-legal. I would highly recommend anyone with an immigration matter to choose Renee and her team. During the initial consultation she did a complete review of my immigration situation including a breakdown of the costs.
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Posted by Yusuf | December 4, 2018
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Mr.
Do you want to work with best attorney? I was in such a difficult position that my file was on pending. Then I searched the best lawyers and went to all of them. No one knew how to start the file. RENNE showed me the right direction and really worked hard. If you really want to work with best you are in right place. Thank you very much. RENNE HYKEL CUDDY
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Posted by Melode Hounkpatin | November 6, 2018
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Great job
I can’t explain everything but what I know is she did great job about my case She a good lawyer
Posted by Ersida | August 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Change of Status
I engaged Ms. Hykel-Cuddy to help with my green card application. I was extremely nervous to go through the process, but Ms. Hykel-Cuddy was by my side every step of the way. From the start (during the consultation), she was extremely efficient and knowledgeable. Unlike other lawyers I spoke with, she effectively provides the facts that are relevant to your case and takes a proactive lead in handling it. She was very responsive to my questions and handled my case without me having to worry. Ms. I received my green card in 8 months (which is extremely fast) and had no problems throughout the entire process. I could always count on Ms. Hykel-Cuddy to keep me informed. I would 100% recommend her to anyone. If you are looking for a lawyer who is clear, direct, knowledgeable and committed to helping you - she's the choice.
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Posted by Paul | June 1, 2018
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Adjustment of Status
This is the BEST Immigration Law firm EVER. Why? From the people to Ms. Hykel who happens to be my eloquent Lawyer.. Fought diligently on my case until I was never asked to sit for an interview.. I mean if u need a lawyer forget whoever out there and find her.. SHE VERY VERY VERY GREAT!!
Posted by Ayooluwayimika | May 16, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Renee Hykel's Excellent Commitment
Renee Hykel has done a great deal for me an my family following this case. I cannot express enough how much help she has been throughout the entire process, and how accessible she has been as well. Renee Hykel wen't to extents that no one else would for my benefit and for the success of my case, and in the end, we became victorious. Thank you Ms. Hykel!
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Posted by Darwin | March 22, 2018
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Commitment, professionalism and effectiveness
I highly recommend Hykel Law. We all know that hiring a lawyer is not an easy task. A lawyer needs to give you a sense of security and trust. To know that there will be commitment to your case and that he or she will be there to answer all your question through the process. I got all of this from Renee. As a matter of fact, Renee exceeded my expectations with my case. My green card application was approved in record time.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
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A 7 STARS LAWYER
Renee helped me to gain the green card,she's very knowledge,she answered all the time to my questions via e-mail,phone or in our meeting times. Who wants to be represented by the BEST lawyer,needs to choose Renee
Posted by Ezechukwu | December 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration/ Green Card
First, I want to thank Mrs. Renee for her amazing and profound skills on immigration matters. Her passion for helping immigrants like myself is second to none. Renee, helped me to secure my green card even when most of the attorneys I contacted said my case was a tough and a delicate one to handle. She got the job done from start to finish with all confidence. As far as immigration goes, Mrs. Renee, is the real deal! Thank you.
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Posted by Erin | November 28, 2017
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excellent immigration attorney
My husband and I hired Renee for our marriage based adjustment of status case, and Renee was able to guide us through the process every step of the way with exceptional level of knowledge and professionalism, from documents preparation, filing, to interview, we were able to have peace of mind because of her
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney you can count on
I had a great experience with Renee. I have worked with her on both immigration and custody matters. She is very knowledgeable and competent. She is very thorough in her approach and zealously represented me. She helped me obtain joint legal and physical custody of my children, in a high conflict, hostile situation. She is masterful negotiator and I always felt she had my back during custody conferences. She is honest and straight forward in her communication. I also thought she was fair and reasonable with her charges. I highly recommend Renee!
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Posted by Mayra Aguilar | November 10, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer
As reviewing Hykel’s reviews online I made a great decision by hiring her as my lawyer. I was very stressed out and didn’t know what to do, she gave me options on what to do with my status. When hiring her I got emails on updates and phone calls on how everything was processing. Hykel was honest and I trusted every step she helped me with. Very friendly staff and her herself, I highly recommend hiring her.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hykel Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Duffy + Partners
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Green Card with no birth certificate
  • win
  • International Child Abduction Case
  • win
  • Same Sex Marriage Case - Green Card
  • Win
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Associations

  • Philadelphia Chapter - American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Co-chair - ICE Liaison Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cirpriani Inn of Court (Family Law)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • St. Joseph's University Law Alumni Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • US Olympian's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • World Olympian's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Athletic Club - Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
  • Board of Trustees Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Best Immigration Lawyer in Philadelphia
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Rated - Immigration Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Chancellor's Certificate
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court
  • "Current Issues in Same Sex Marriage: Obergefell v. Hodges"
  • 2015
  • Oral Arguments
  • Immigration - documentary requirements for physical presence in INA 245(i) Cases
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (33)
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is a top-notch immigration attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for her outstanding professionalism. She was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating her time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt she will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within her main areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is an excellent attorney and is highly respected within the legal community. For immigration law issues, she is one of the best. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is an exceptional attorney who provides quality work for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Cuddy. She advocates for her clients and is a great asset to the immigration bar."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee Hykel Cuddy is a well known in the legal community responsible and compassionate lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee Cuddy is one of the best lawyer you can find to handle your family law or immigration case. Its easy to find a lawyer, its hard to find a good lawyer and even harder to find the best. If you need the best call Renee and I am sure you will be happy you did. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is an excellent family law attorney who really cares about her clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Renee Hykel Cuddy became a dedicated immigration practitioner learning the trade from her father. Along with her knowledge she brings passion, dedication and sympathy to assist those who are in need of immigration services. This counsel unites the families, revives the hopes and uses her practice to make a positive difference in a human's life."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Renee without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is a brilliant, professional and well respected attorney. I would recommend Renee without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Other
"Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred many cases to Renee. I would only refer a case to another attorney if I truly trust that person. Renee is an extremely trustworthy attorney. She is an extremely bright attorney with a passion for the law. She was a winning and fighting spirit - she does not give up, and she gets results for her clients. I would recommend Renne without hesitation."
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