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Rachel S Ullman

Immigration Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.8   20 reviews

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Rachel Ullman began practicing immigration law in 1988.  During her first few years of working with immigrants she filed amnesty appeals and assisted immigrants in obtaining green cards based on employment and family relationships.

 

For more than a decade she has been defending immigrants in immigration court, many of whom have been convicted of criminal offenses.  She works closely with criminal defense attorneys to try to achieve immigration friendly results for her clients. Rachel often gives educational talks on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  

 

During the past few years Rachel has been helping children who entered the United States without a parent obtain legal permanent residence in the United States.  She helps them apply for asylum and also Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  She also defends children in immigration court.

 

Rachel provides pro bono legal services to children through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation.

 

Rachel is an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland as well as the Maryland State Bar Association.  She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been a mentor to other attorneys for many years.

 

In July 2013 Rachel opened The Law Office of Rachel S Ullman, PC., a Rockville, Maryland immigration firm located in the same building as the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.

 

From 2008 until July 2013 Rachel practiced immigration law with Ms. Yun Yang at the law firm of Yang & Ullman, PC in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

 

 

Licensed for 39 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Rachel

Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman, PC
27 West Jefferson Street
Suite 201
Rockville, MD, 20850

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Kalu | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After God next is Rachel. Thank you, Thank you
Rachel is the last BUS STOP when it come to immigration. Approximately 1996 when all hope was lost, an immigration lawyer without a portfolio took my money and left me in the middle of the ocean, God sent a savior Rachel Ullman and she rescue me from the ocean. God bless you Rachel you have a good heart. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing professional lawer
About 5 years ago I was the only one in the family not able to get green card because of records and my previous attorney messed up sending many attachment that was needed for my interview was done. My green card application was denied and that attorney told me that he has done everything he can do, and kicked me out of his office. All my family was in panic and we found attorney Ullman which was life saver. She filed an motion and appealed it which got me a green card. When she was in the interview with me, she was ready for anything. Every file that they asked for was ready at the moment. And I am about to file naturalization with attorney Ullman. She is amazing and professional.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Person and Consummate Professional
Rachel is an amazing person and GREAT immigration attorney. We cannot recommend her highly enough. She has handled dozens of immigration cases of all types for our organization for nearly 30 years. She is careful, honest, compassionate, meticulous, and well organized. She carefully guides each person's case thoughtfully, accurately, and compassionately to a successful conclusion. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Christine | September 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Green Card Holder at Last!
Rachel was referred to us by a colleague who touted her expertise with tough immigration cases. The Baltimore USCIS Office could not make a decision on our case even after 2 interviews and a home visit. We wrote a Senator, went to Infopass, called the service number, and submitted numerous inquiries online to no avail. We moved to DC in 2019 for my job, and our case was transferred to the Fairfax office in 2020. We were called in for a 3rd interview, and we hired Rachel and her team with less than a week to prep. She did not allow the pandemic to get in the way. She is incredibly knowledgeable about immigration law, detail-oriented, focused, patient, and caring. We felt incredibly confident and prepared with her at our side for our 3rd interview. Her dedication to our case translated into a very smooth 20 minute 3rd interview. We were approved exactly one week afterwards. After 5+ years of our lives being at a standstill, my husband is now in possession of his green card and we are making plans to visit his family back home.
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Posted by Vish | January 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Rachel is a sharp shooter
My immigration case had a bunch of complexities including Reckless driving and few other issues. The precision with which Rachel handled my case was unbelievable. I have a detailed understanding of immigration rules and policies but the way Rachel pointed out the nuances in my case was really amazing. It helped me a lot. I have learnt one thing when it comes to US immigration. No matter how much you know you can never know enough. A truly believe attorneys like Rachel, who are "Exceptionally Good" at what they do, should be hired in order to deal with ever-changing immigration complexities.
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Posted by Yris Guevara | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Attorney Rachel and her staff at The Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman, PC are amazing !!!! I really recommend this office for any immigration issues . Everyone at the office is so helpful, honest, patient, kind and friendly. My family never felt judged, mistreated or lied to . Attorney Rachel was able to obtain an amazing result for my family and for that I will forever be grateful. I’m very thankful for their kind and detail responses when my family and I had questions or concerns . Attorney Rachel and her staff are very professional and I was appreciative of their time, effort and hard work they put in my family’s case . If you are in need of an immigration attorney I recommend The Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman .
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
I have sent several clients to Ms. Ullman and she has been able to help with some incredibly complex situations. She is an extremely insightful problem solver and her level of knowledge in immigration law, along with her ingenuity, make her an ideal attorney for someone seeking help in this extremely complex legal field. i highly recommend her and will happily continue to send clients, friends and/or family to her when someone is in need of immigration advice.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
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After a long journey, success!
We had a very complicated situation(case), with lots of history, and life style changing implications. Rachel Ullman was referred by a lawyer friend from San Diego , CA . So, I called her office and set up an appointment. My husband and I met her and we both agreed to hire her as my lawyer. We saw her as being patient, kind and detail-oriented, and foremost- very knowledgeable with what she does. It was a long process, but at the end, everything went very well. To make a long story short, with her help, I am now a naturalized citizen. Thanks to Ms. Ullman and her team for their hard work and patience.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond Satisfied! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
We are very thankful to Rachel and her team for putting our immigration nightmare to rest. The woman knows what she's doing. Consider yourself very lucky if Rachel is your attorney. If I were to use her services again, she can name her fee and I'll gladly double it.
Posted by Linda | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Of The Best!
Rachel is very meticulous about filing a solid case. Whenever we use her services, the outcome is always favorable. If she doesn't think you have a chance, she would tell you upfront and won't let you file something that will eventually hurt you. Her team gives you the full attention when working on your case so things don't fall through the cracks. One case at a time. I will gladly pay her double than retain some incompetent attorney who will eventually cost you a fortune. I have never heard one negative things about Rachel's services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawer!
I was in really difficult situation of getting green card and my previous lawer actually gave up the case with ridiculous reason. And attorney Ullman was willing to take my case and I just got the green card. She does not give up on you, also she and her office members keeps contact with you.
Posted by Alex | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney EVER!!!
An acquaintance of mine hired Rachel years ago to represent him during his adjustment of status. Everything went very well and five years later he became a naturalized US citizen. I, on the other hand, when on my second attempt to adjust my status, had hired attorneys who claimed to be competent. had worked for DHS/DOJ, and "knew the system". But in the end, these attorneys just over-charged me for everything and still did not prepare my case properly. Until recently, I was not even sure if my case was approvable, because I would get ten different answers from ten different attorneys. My life over the last 18 years has basically consisted of a never-ending immigration battle, with sleepless nights worrying that someone would come knocking on my door at any minute! My wife and I hired Rachel for my third attempt (and last!) to adjust my status. We immediately noticed how professional, efficient, smart, and most importantly VERY KIND and HONEST Rachel is. She has done this for a very long time and knows EXACTLY what examiners are looking for. She and her team prepared a nice packet and sent it out to DHS. We were quickly scheduled for an interview, and the following week my case got approved. Rachel was able to accomplish what no other attorney was able to do in my past attempts. I owe her a huge debt of gratitude! I will be retaining Rachel for naturalization, without a doubt. I feel very lucky and honored to have her firm represent me. -- One of the VERY HAPPY 1000s represented by Rachel!
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Posted by Jose | December 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Immigration Attorney You Will Find
You will not find a better attorney than Rachel Ullman; if you want the truth and explore all your options do not hesitate in consulting with her, but don't be upset if it's not what you were expecting to hear. She is extremely experienced and will be honest and straightforward; not all attorneys are, I learned the hard way. My family and I were fortunate enough to find her, and are grateful for it everyday. My legal resident status was rejected due to a misfile from a previous attorney. When I brought him the rejection letter he did not know what to do and how to proceed. I desperately started searching for another attorney and no one would take my case. After a few days of searching and several consultation fees later, I was referred to her by another attorney. By this time I had about 2 weeks left to respond to the rejection letter. She reviewed all the documentation and thoroughly explained why my application for legal resident status was being rejected. She quickly came up with a plan and filed for an extension and correctly submitted my application. After a few back and fourths with Immigration she got it done! My legal resident application was accepted in 2007. I highly recommend Rachel Ullman to anyone. In March of this year (2016) I had to consult and hire her again because I was trying to save money and filed for citizenship on my own and I made some mistakes. She again came to my rescue and refiled my citizenship application, came to my citizenship appointment and I am now a U.S Citizen. Do not waste your time, effort, and money somewhere else. If there is a way she will find it, if not, she will let you know. Thank you Ms. Ullman, I basically owe you my life!
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Posted by Claudine | December 21, 2016
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TOP NOTCH: Wish I could give her 10 stars
Rachel is TOP NOTCH. She is professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, and above-and-beyond thorough. I can also same the same for her entire staff. Rachel and her staff know exactly how to prepare case files in a way that makes it easy for the examiner/officer to review and adjudicate. She knows what examiners look for, and ensures that all the necessary backup paperwork is submitted to present a solid case. Yes, this process does take some time, but she is incredibly thorough and detailed. Any time my husband and I met with her to review our case, she gave us as much time as we needed and always answered every question. She even calmed our nerves a few times. We never felt like our case was one of many that was being worked. She and her staff always dedicated themselves to presenting our case in the best way possible. I am delighted that we received a favorable outcome in our case, and it is all thanks to Rachel and her staff! We owe everything to them. They were truly amazing, and we just cannot thank them enough. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Yvonne L. | December 21, 2016
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The best Lawyer ever!
I was referred to Rachel Ullman 5 years ago by another immigration lawyer. The best encounter ever. She was very honest, sincere and held my hands throughout the entire process. Never got upset when I called or emailed a dozen times about my concerns. Mrs. Ullman, has become my family's fairy-godmother. There's no other lawyer I'll ever deal with, EVER. She's my ultimate. She handled my case professionally, with kindness, grace and sincerity. Even when I was scared she assured me all will be well. And indeed all was well. She took on my tough case and today I'm a proud United State citizen because of all her hard work and dedication. So glad I met her. I have friend who will fight for my family and I for life and it's an awesome feeling.
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Posted by S. Cruz | September 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Rachel S. Ullman to anyone who is seeking for Immigration Lawyer.
I have known Rachel S. Ullman for almost 13 Years, She has helped me to obtaining my Permanent Status, Green Card, Naturalized as a US Citizen. Thank You are adequate to express my feelings. I hardly have the words to describe the gratitude I feel when I think of all she as done for me. Obtaining my citizenship means many things to me. It means the security of knowing that this country is my home and I don't have to worry about being sent away. It means opportunities and opens doors that were previously closed to me. I can and will vote for my President and my vote counts. It means a brighter future. I couldn't be any happier even if I won the lottery. I just want to thank you for the fabulous job you did on my green card and for sticking with me during the long process of getting my citizenship. I would never have been able to do it without you. I know my case was complicated and difficult and this letter can never fully express my gratitude. She is highly knowledgeable, smart, meticulous and trustworthy. She has exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs any kind of immigration help even if you are facing with a very difficult case. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your hard work, dedication, and support. I'm profoundly grateful. I become a U.S. Citizenship on January of 2016 and I also did my Oath ceremony on the same day.
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Posted by Carlos | August 22, 2014
I am an American!
Rachel gave me the greatest gift! Today I am a proud American. I can and will vote for my President and my vote counts. I love to watch political news because I now have a voice. Rachel gave me my voice. Rachel is also smart, wise, incredibly dedicated and simply amazing!
Posted by Giorgos | August 25, 2013
A good immigration Lawyer to know!
I have known Rachel Ullman for almost 20 years now and I could not recommend a better immigration lawyer. She has helped me from obtaining a green card to become naturalized and a US Citizen. She is honest, caring , and she is approaching each case with a special care and great pride. At the end of your case, you have not only gained a great service but you also made a good friend. I had approach her with a lot of preconceptions about "bad" immigration lawyers who just want to make money out of their clients, but she has proven me wrong and gave me a new perspective that there are after all good immigration lawyers who help and care about their clients a great deal. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs any kind of immigration help even if you are facing with a very difficult case.
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Posted by Maria | December 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Personal and professional.
We had decided to see Atty. Ullman 2 years ago based on her excellent credentials and we were not disappointed. We do not know her and no one recommended her to us but after having met with her and her staff, we felt we came to the right place and the right lawyer. I have been searching meticulously and have actually met with several lawyers near and far, prior to meeting her, in an effort to find an immigration attorney who is not only competent professionally but also approachable and with a heart to see that clients are not only customers but people with families in need of honesty and kindness too. She listened and accommodated to our personal situations but maintained high professional and ethical standards. When finances became a problem, she worked it out with us. We were not hesitant to be honest and transparent with her with our questions, doubts and fears. She and her staff corresponded accordingly and as needed. Most importantly, in the end, she was able to represent our case in court excellently that the judge granted us a favorable decision right away and she continued to handle our immigration needs until we finally got a permanent approval! I've got another case under her care and will absolutely refer her services, and understanding - personally and professionally.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Not very helpful
Me and my partner went to Rachel not so long ago. We were very disappointed with our response. Went to her office paid $350 consultation just for us to stare at faces and only say "I dont see hardship" she hardly ever talked and let her assistant basically answer our questions. Was very dissatisfied and disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Rachel S Ullman, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Yang & Ullman
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Johnson & Yang
  • 2000 - 2005
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Firearm conviction - Released from mandatory detention
  • bond granted despite firearm conviction
  • Removal Proceedings - Fraud by Notario
  • Green card granted
  • Removal Proceedings - Burglary
  • Client retained green card
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Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Immigration Section Council
  • 2013 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • certificate
  • Board of Immigration Appeals Pro Bono Project
  • 2011
  • Distinguished Service
  • National Institute of Municipal Law Officers
  • 1990
  • membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1980

Publications

  • International City/County Management Association, The Municipal Year Book
  • Judicial Decisions Affecting Local Governments
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • [April 10, 2014] Bar Association of Montgomery County Immigration Section monthly meeting
  • section 245(i)
  • 2014
  • [July 18, 2014] Maryland Office of the Public Defender Immigration Team Training
  • Crimmigration [faculty]
  • 2014
  • [March 11, 2014] Inn of Court, Montgomery County Maryland
  • Crimmigration
  • 2014
  • [November 13, 2013] American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter) Fall Chapter meeting
  • Crimmigration
  • 2013
  • [November 2012] Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About the Immigration Consequences of Crimes
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Litigation Primer for Master Calendar and Individual Calendar Hearings
  • 2011
  • 2010 Maryland State Bar Association, Annual Meeting
  • Immigration Friendly Pleas
  • 2010
  • Crafting Immigration Friendly Pleas
  • Crafting Immigration Friendly Pleas
  • 2010
  • Masters, Merits and Beyond: Practical Advice for New Immigration Court Attorneys
  • Immigration Court
  • 2009
  • [October 24, 2008] MICPEL's Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
  • 2008
  • 2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2008
  • [April 13, 2007] The Nuts and Bolts of Deportation and Removal
  • Deportation and Removal
  • 2007
  • [April 27, 2007] Immigration Law: Basics and More
  • Practicing Before the Immigration Court
  • 2007
  • [November 12, 2006] American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter Fall Annual Conference
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2006
  • Law School for the Public
  • Naturalization
  • 2006
  • [March 11, 2005] The Nuts and Bolts of Deportation and Removal
  • Deportation and Removal
  • 2005
  • [March 19, 2005] Prince George's County Annual Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2005
  • Maryland Partners for Justice Conference
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2005
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2005
  • [January 29, 2004] Workshop, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
  • Impact of Criminal Activity on Immigration Status
  • 2004
  • Training, Montgomery County Public Defenders
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2004
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2003
  • [November 21, 2003] American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter 2003 Fall Conference
  • Relief and Waivers from Criminal Convictions
  • 2003
  • Expert Testimony, Immigration Benefits for Victims and Criminal Deportation Issues
  • Immigration Benefits for Victims and Criminal Deportation Issues
  • 2003
  • [October 25, 2002] American Immigration Lawyers Associaton 2002 Basics of Immigration Law Practice Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2002
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Practice
  • Immigration
  • 2002
  • The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996: The First Six Months
  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel Ullman is an outstanding removal/deportation defense attorney. She has a brilliant legal mind and a wonderful manner with clients that puts them at ease in the most difficult of immigration situations: clients facing deportation from the United States. I have had the pleasure of knowing her and working with her for almost 20 years and regularly refer my own clients to her if removal defense is required."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel Ullman is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. She is incredibly knowledgeable and able to find solutions where there seem to be none. I wholeheartedly recommend her to handle any immigration matter with the utmost level of professionalism."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a very knowledgeable, experienced and passionate immigration attorney. I regularly refer complex removal / deportation cases to her with confidence. When I am need to find speaker on advanced immigration topics she always has a lot to offer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel Ullman is not only a brilliant attorney, she is a dogged fighter who refuses to give up, turns over every stone, and fights relentlessly for her clients. She is creative, talented, and a wonderful person. I highly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege to work with Attorney Ullman on several cases. I consistently have found Attorney Ullman to be a devoted, extremely knowledgeable, and compassionate advocate. Any time I have a client with immigration issues, I refer them to Attorney Ullman. There have been numerous occasions when I have called Attorney Ullman with questions concerning the immigration consequences of criminal charges a client faces. She always has time to either give an answer, or quickly research the issue on the rare occasion when the answer is not readily apparent."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Ullman is an amazingly effective and truly gifted litigator and advocate. There is no immagration problem too great or dilemma too difficult that Rachel cannot solve. Among journeymen lawyers, Rachel is universally recognized as a master. But, what really distinguishes Rachel as among the elite of trial lawyers is the warmth and compassion she brings in resolving the seemingly unsolvable legal issues that many her clients face. Gary Gerstenfield"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work, because Ms. Ullman is one of the most competent, diligent, and ethical attorneys I have encountered. I initially ran into Ms. Ullman regularly in Immigration Court. Eventually, I approached her to ask her opinion on some legal issues, after having witnessed Ms. Ullman's outstanding client representation in Immigration Court. Over time, Ms. Ullman and I have become friends, after having had many, for me, very enlightening discussions about legal matters."
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