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Michael Alexander McVicker

Immigration Attorney at Reston, VA

5.0   22 reviews

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  1. Immigration
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    Mr McVicker's areas of expertise include H-1B, L-1A, and L-1B, E-1, E-2, O-1 visas, TN status for Canadian citizens, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waivers, PERM applications, and Immigrant Investor Visas (EB-5).

    26 years, 2,000 cases

Mr. McVicker received his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from William and Mary Law School, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  In law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Bar and obtained a distinction in Legal Skills. He received his Bachelors degree in French, with honors, from Vassar College in 1984, and his Masters in French from New York University in 1986. He speaks French and Spanish fluently. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995 and has had his own office in Northern Virginia since 1997.  He works with his wife, Yuliya, who is from Ukraine and speaks Ukrainian and Russian.  Northern Virginia Magazine selected him for its list of Top Lawyers 2022, in the area of immigration law.

The firm offers its domestic and international clients a broad range of legal services on immigration-related matters.  On behalf of businesses and individuals, we assist foreign nationals in securing permission to enter the United States based on family sponsorship,  employment, or investment. 

Legal counsel and representation are provided in order to acquire Permanent Residency through employment and family-based immigrant petitions, obtain employment authorization, short- and long-term visas, and naturalization.

Our clients include engineers, information technology professionals, scientific researchers, embassy officials, accountants, architects and economists in professional positions at companies, academic institutions, research facilities, and international organizations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, as well as throughout the United States and in other countries.

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Licensed for 29 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Michael McVicker
1810 Michael Faraday Drive
1st Floor
Reston, VA, 20190

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Posted by Neo | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He embodies the true spirit of America!
If you are looking for an excellent, top-notch, honest, efficient, organize, detail-oriented, will do extra miles, very professional, personable, expert, respectful, above and beyond immigration attorney and law firm, please look no further!! This law firm and Atty. Michael is the only answer! Ms. Yuliya is so amazing too! They are perfect duo! He was referred to me by my other top-notch family attorney. Atty. Michael exemplifies the epitome of a true and genuine public servant. He will serve your best interest and will really fight for your legal rights fairly, equally, morally and legally. His righteousness, warmheartedness, compassionate, caring, very thoughtful genuine heart and top with his immigration legal expertise truly sets him apart from all the other immigration lawyers. He embodies the true spirit of America, a loving, welcoming and caring nation under God, with equality, liberty and justice for all! Atty. Michael and Ms. Yuliya are both very accommodating in every ways even on payments. There are really no words to express my heartfelt appreciation to them for the superb legal services they have provided me. Thank you for handling my case successfully and I will forever be grateful and thankful to you both. We hope that these top reviews will show and tell the world how satisfied we are with your legal services. I fully agree 100% on all the top reviews on your page as they are really the truth and nothing but the truth! Thank you for helping all of us. Thank you for showing to us what is the true America and what it means to be an American. Thank you for helping me restore my life. Thank you both for being a heaven sent to me and my angel warriors. May God bless you both and your families always. I pray that your firm will be able to help more and more people who are in great need of these immigration legal services. The United States of America is so blessed, lucky and better having you both! Good Job Atty. Michael and Ms. Yuliya! All the very best and please take care. See you both around. I know this Avvo review only accepts 5 stars as the highest however I will give Atty. Michael and Ms. Yuliya 10 stars! This firm is HIGHLY and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Thank you so much.
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Posted by Raf | September 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Superb Service !!!!!!
Outstanding service from start to finish. Michael and Yuliya are very professional , efficient , caring and most importantly experts in what they do . we were well informed through the whole process , communication was excellent Everything was explained clearly and concisely Absolutely superb !!!!!! can not recommend them enough Thank you so much !!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Marriage-based adjustment of status I-485 / I-130
Attorney Michael McVicker and his administrator Yuliya McVicker of the Law Office of Michael McVicker were an excellent choice for our I-485/I-130 marriage-based adjustment of status. We went with this firm after interviewing several firms with similar or higher fees but not with more promise of experienced, competent service. Michael and Yuliya delivered, providing complete details before, during and after our process, keeping excellent records, always responding swiftly and thoroughly to emailed questions and tackling all issues particular to our situation. For reliable, well-informed, stress-reducing service, this firm proved to be an excellent choice. We saw advice to go through this process alone, without legal help, and, like going a year without health insurance, that's possibly an option, but issues always arise, and finding resolution that keeps the process on track can be stressful and uncertain without experienced help. We found our choice of this firm to be money well spent, including in particular detailed advice planning months in advance in preparation for our interview.
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Posted by Marco & Akino | June 15, 2017
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Honest Legal Expertise
Before we hired Michael and Yuliya, we were frustrated by the insane number of forms, exams, and documents required to apply for permanent resident. After our first meeting with Michael, he took the pressure off of us right away and began to advise us, which made the process much easier to endure. Even when USCIS required additional duplicates of records, Yuliya and Michael went beyond service to professionally represent our interest. Their office gave us consistent attention, personal care, and always met us with respect.
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Posted by Jerry | March 19, 2017
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The Very Best Immigration Attorney
If you are looking for a thorough, ethical and honest attorney who will get your immigration problems resolved then Michael is the right attorney for you. He and his wife Yuliya are inventive and painstakingly accurate in everything they do. They are truly amazing and having used 5 immigration attorneys before Michael, I would strongly suggest you have found the very best with Michael McVicker.
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Posted by MD | December 23, 2016
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Top Quality and Great Service
My husband and I experience with Michael McVicker has been a truly great one. Michael and his wife Yuliya guided us and help us through every stage of the process. Their help in filing was one of top quality, with great efficiency and support . He made sure we had a very strong case that will be successful. From our experience, we can highly recommend, without a doubt that he will deliver. Such great service is worthy of an A plus review. You will not regret hiring him for your immigration service. He can be trusted and have proven to be very knowledgeable about the immigration process.
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Posted by Doug Nguyen | December 21, 2016
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Case Approved, great service !
I hired Michael to do my case which my wife sponsored me. We got approved on the 2nd interview. It would have been better if we were prepared for the 1st interview. Mike was nice and paid attention to our details. His assistant was also very nice. Professional service
Posted by MARKOS KARAGEORGIS | December 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
help with immigartion paper
Mister McVicker was extremely helpful with my application for travel documents. He explained everything to me and he help to complete all the paperwork. In addition, he was eager to provide helpful suggestions without any extra cost in any dealing with government offices
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration lawyer
I hired Michael to apply for a Green Card as a multinational executive/manager. Michael did a fantastic job explaining the process, helping me gather the necessary documents, preparing the case and following up on the application status. I have found Michael extremely competent, professional and responsive. The entire process was flawless and as I expected my application was approved in a timely manner. I highly recommend Michael.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
He shared wonderful knowledge!
I have only asked my questions through avvo.com. His informations were very clear, and even tells what may comes after within the choice I made. I would totally reccommend to any of my friends!!
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful, experienced and caring. Strongly recommended!
I requested a paid consultation with him. However, he went over my case and made recommendations and responded to all my questions. I am just amazed with his level of professionalism. I found him to posses the unique qualities of a lawyer that is not easy to find these days! Highly knowledgeable, experienced and truly caring! He is very busy so if he can accept your case you are in luck!
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Posted by Kamalpreet | September 2, 2016
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Gods grace!
I'm one of the lucky person who found Mr Mcvicker on Avvo and since then everything changed. He is a great lawyer. He studied our case and provided us the best suggestion for our problem. Since I hired him, I have nothing to worry about. He gives you his time and talk to you briefly instead of rushing through things. His office is always available no matter when you call. He did helped us in service fee by making it into affordable installments. I would recommend Mr Mcvicker to my friends always. With his help, I'm on my way to fulfill my dreams.
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Posted by Georgios | March 17, 2016
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Knowledgeable, Thorough, Dedicated and Caring
I have known Mr. McVicker professionally for more than 15 years. He has been handling several immigration cases for me throughout those years. I can honestly say that Mr. McVicker had a tremendous impact on my life, a very positive one. After following his advice, guidance and recommendations I and my wife are now lawful permanent residents of the United States. I trust him completely because he doesn't exaggerate and he doesn't lead you on - he tells you straight out what to expect. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed, my phone calls were answered in a timely manner and information I requested about immigration procedures was promptly forwarded. Mr. McVicker has the admirable quality of being focused and professional. I truly believe that Mr. Mcvicker will meet and exceed your level of expectations. I am very fortunate to have him as my attorney and would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Radah | February 25, 2016
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Straight to the Point!
We needed an immigration lawyer and hired Mr. Mcvicker based on a recommendation by a family friend, who also happens to be one of the best attorneys in the DMV area. Mr. Mcvicker did not disappoint! He prepared us for every single step of the immigration process, ensuring we had all of the required documentation by USCIS. He was transparent, and also flexible with his schedule, often meeting with us after standard business hours or on the weekends. Mr. Mcvicker was accessible via email any day of the week always responded promptly. Suffice to say we encountered no problems throughout the process, and that's all thanks to Mr. Mcvicker!
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Posted by Mani | January 18, 2016
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Attorney Review
Mr. McVicker is an excellent immigration attorney. He and his staff are very knowledgeable and professional. I have referred several of my clients to him and the feedback has been nothing short of excellent. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Juan | December 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration is the name of the game...
I have known Michael McVicker for over 7 years and find him to be an outstanding resource for all matters related to immigration law. Michael is very serious about his business and he goes out of his way to provide the best services for his clients. I'm very pleased to recommend Michael McVicker.
Posted by Andreas | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Attorney, Knowledgeable & Efficient Service
I have been working with the law office of Michael McVicker for many years and highly recommend them. Since I became a client, they have helped me successfully navigate the complexities of US immigration law with terrific results. You can expect no-nonsense advice about the possible success of your case and efficient execution with a high degree of attention to detail. I always felt represented at their fullest capability.
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Posted by Chris | November 3, 2015
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Immigration Guidance and Services
Michael, is the consummate professional. His work is high quality. He is very timely in response and promptly meets commitments. He is an expert in his field. Michael has represented me and my family for years. I have also recommended him to others.
Posted by Gabriel | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Great experience. Michael worked very professionally, informing us of all the steps we needed to follow, over and over again, as we pestered him with questions. Always informed and on top of everything. Very satisfying and friendly experience.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Oustanding
"If all lawyers were like Michael" are the words my wife uttered about half way into our naturalization process. Like many, we live a life of two busy corporate careers and the prospect of going through the process on our own was daunting. We didn't know Michael and used Avvo to contact a few lawyers, but his approach sold us pretty quickly. Most importantly, Michael is an expert in the nuanced world of naturalizations. This is not a conveyor belt operation, far from it. Michael studied our cases in depth, brought forward potential concerns (however unlikely they were to actually impede the process) and ensured that we addressed them proactively. He brought years of experience of interacting with Immigration officers to bear on this case, spoke at length about the cases he had and went to great length to ensure that we were properly hedged against any small questions that could delay the cases. To top this off, my case involved a relocation in the middle of the process. Needless to say, Michael's office timely addressed this, but he also dedicated substantial amount of time to actually fly out to my new place of residence to accompany me to the interview. I will only add that this was not in vain, his presence paid off. Michael's team deserves special praise, in particular Yuliya, who played an essential role for us. Without her this case would have dragged on much longer. Yuliya is where attention to detailed is redefined. Receiving e-mails and calls from Yuliya quite late in the day is not unusual. I suspected that she did this knowing that reaching us after our work-hours would be a lot more efficient rather than sending e-mails and waiting for an answer. But this also meant that she worked late hours for us. Big thanks to her. Bottom-line here is that Michael with his years of experience in this area, in-depth cases analysis and personal approach and Yuliya with her attention to detail, hard work and sweet natured persistence make this team incredibly effective and efficient at what they do. You might think this type of top notch service comes at major law form price tag. My answer: it probably should, but it doesn't not. Class act, no reservations in recommending.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Michael McVicker
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cohn and Marks
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Robert Lubin, PC
  • 1996 - 1996

Education

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • Vassar College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • French Citizen Marries U.S. Citizen
  • Approved for Permanent Residency.
  • NATURALIZATION
  • Approved
  • Award Winning Pianist
  • Approved for Permanent Residency
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
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Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best of 2016
  • Thumbtack
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Best of 2015
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Canada (French) Broadcast: Central American Refugee Crisis at U.S. Border
  • Radio Interview on Radio Canada (French Language) on Central American Refugee Crisis at U.S. Border
  • 2015
  • Immigration Law Forum - Panelist
  • Immigration Options for Foreign Students
  • 2004
  • Immigration Conference for HR Managers
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (45)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael 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
"I'm pleased to endorse Mr. McVicker. He is a top-notch immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael A. McVicker is simply one of America's Top Immigration Lawyers. If you have an immigration issue and you live near his office, you definitely need to use him. I endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McVicker is a highly knowledable and effective advocate for his clients. He educates not only the general public but other attorneys through his answers to questions in this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McVicker's answers on AVVO demonstrate his knowledge and experience in immigration with thoughtful and complete answers that are helpful."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is fantastic at realizing his clients' needs and goals and always goes that extra mile for them. It's a pleasure having someone like Michael in our legal community here in Virginia."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Mr. McVicker, whose excellent credentials and experience enable him to ably represent his clients. His answers on AVVO show him to be thoughtful and diligent in providing complete answers that help others consider decisions carefully."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a great asset to the immigration legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mcvicker provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mcvicker is a fellow immigration attorney and American Immigration Lawyers Association member. He is a seasoned legal professional with a formidable expertise in a variety of employment and family immigration issues. I have no reservations endorsing him as a knowledgeable and diligent immigration counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Attorney Mcvicker's impressive credentials, excellent client reviews, his peer reviews, and responses on the avvo forum, that he is well respected and highly experienced, qualified, extremely knowledgeable, effective and zealous advocate. Furthermore, as a relatively newer practitioner myself in the field of immigration law, Mr. Mcvicker is one who I would want to look to for guidance and advice if I had questions concerning this deceptively complex field of law. If I was a client seeking Immigration related advice, I would without hesitation seek his representation. It is with pleasure I endorse Attorney Mcvicker!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Attorney Mcvicker in the are of immigration law. Immigration law is an extremely complex area of law. Attorney Mcvicker devotes his entire practice to immigration law. His knowledge and expertise are demonstrated in his thorough, detailed answers to questions on Avvo. He also compassionate and understanding of the plight of immigrants."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to be endorsing Michael as a top rated immigration attorney with years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in his specialty. He is also generous with his time & kind-hearted with his feelings for others which I have experienced first hand. Top notch lawyer with class!!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael McVicker. He is very knowledgable, has a wealth of experience, and very details oriented when it comes to the clients' matters. Mr. McVicker is well respected in the legal community and highly recommended."
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