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Posted by anonymous
The Law office of Sheela Murthy and team of expert and skilled attorneys are the best in Immigration-related matters and I can definitely say this from my own personal experience with the firm.
I hired the services of Murthy Law Firm for my Green Card I-140 Application under EB1 category and had a good fortune of working with a highly experienced team of Attorney Anna Stepanova and Paralegal Debbie Meekins.
I was nearing the end of my H1 visa (6 years limit). Attorney Stepanova completed a detailed review of my case and eligibility and provided a realistic overview. She determined that the total period of time remaining on H1B visa was insufficient to complete the elaborate paper work and file for an I-140 petition (EB1 category). Based on her sound legal advice I decided to file for O-1 visa instead. Attorney Stepanova and Debbie Meekins guided and assisted me with all the paper work and my O-1 visa was filed by my University and successfully approved. Subsequently, the office of Attorney Stepanova filed my EB1-I-140 petition which was also successfully approved.
I sincerely appreciate Attorney Stepanova and her team for being highly professional and thorough with all aspects of my case. From day one I found her very courteous with up-to-date information about immigration laws and procedure. My questions and queries were always answered in a timely manner. Attorney Stepanova was always available via In-client consultation on phone. Her office kept me informed about the status of my case at every step of the way. In addition I always received an email from her office notifying me about new changes in immigration laws relevant to my case, hence I knew what to expect and had a good idea about the time frame from filing to approval of my case. Overall it was a great experience working with Attorney Stepanova and Debbie Meekins and I thank them for the best immigration representation. I provide her my highest recommendation and hopefully many more clients will benefit from her vast experience in Immigration Law.
Posted by Vinitha
I would like to share my experience working with Attorney Anna Stepanova and her team at Murthy in assisting me in the filing of my GC petition via the EB1 Extraordinary Ability category in July 2015. Prior to having a consultation with Attorney Anna, I did consult with a few other firms which provided me with free consultations. Even though these firms assured me that my case had a very high chance of approval, I did not feel comfortable with their repeated emphasis on the fact that if by any chance my application fails they will refund the attorney fee. It seemed to me like they were trying to market their services rather than discuss more about my case and the procedures. During my first consultation with Attorney Anna, she was very patient in explaining to me the whole EB1 EA selection process, which criteria I fit in, and also suggested that my case would be even more strong if I collect evidence for a couple of other criteria as well. She also took time to address my concerns, and overall it was a very meaningful 20 minute discussion which gave me much confidence in the whole process. After a couple of weeks, I scheduled another consultation with her and she was gracious enough to tell me that I need not have paid again for it since I was discussing on the same case.
During the process of collecting evidence for the petition letter, I was highly pleased with her (and her team's) quick responses to my queries and the very meticulously written petition letter. There is a general consensus out that premium processing approach had more chances of failure than regular processing. But I wanted to go for premium processing and Attorney Anna assured me that in her years of experience she has not seen such a bias between premium and regular processing. I proceeded with it and I was so happy to get the GC approval within 2 weeks of submission! Having worked closely with Attorney Anna, I can confidently state that she is very knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. I would gladly recommend her and her team to anyone looking for filing GC.
Posted by Vadim
I had an excellent experience working with Anna Stepanova. She assisted me with my green card case in EB1 Extraordinary Ability in 2005. She was very thorough and worked with me very closely from start to finish. She provided an excellent presentation of all the supporting evidence in a professional manner. She always kept me apprised of what was going on with my case and responded to all of my questions and requests timely explaining what to expect at every step in the process. My green card was approved and I am a United States citizen now. I would highly recommend Attorney Stepanova to anyone who is looking for an immigration lawyer.