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Peter Hills Acker

Immigration Attorney at Roswell, GA

4.8   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
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Peter Hills Acker
110 Mansell Circle
Suite 201
Roswell, GA, 30075


4.8 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Shahram | September 7, 2022
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He is very through lawyer. He will get the job done
He does not rush and he knows the legal immigration complex rules and regulation. His fee is excellent and he delivers.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2014
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Immigration advice session
Attorney Peter Acker did a great answering my questions. He knowledgeable and patient. We well went over the time limit, and he even called me back a few minutes later to give me more information. I am completely satisfied with his service.
Posted by Zahid | December 18, 2014
An extremely satisfied client.
Very responsive, extremely accessible and great advise. Peter is very knowledgeable not only about the immigration laws but also about the local immigration office mechanics and dos and don't which is very helpful. I am also quite impressed to get prompt responses from him whenever I emailed or called Peter. With other law offices, usually one gets the legal aid who responds first or screen client's inquiries which makes it difficult to reach the attorney unless its an extremely important inquiry/issue needing attorney's attention. But Peter is always the one who responds and responds promptly. I prefer to talk to my attorney when I need a response and I got that here. I am also thankful to him for answering my questions even my CR1 process was completed. Peter is under no obligation to answer my questions after CR1 task was completed but he still answers my questions and I truly appreciate that. I will highly recommend him to others needing a personalized and reliable help for all immigration needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
Review of Peter Acker
If you're preparing to go through immigration, are having difficulties with your case, or simply want to know more about immigration, you owe it to yourself to give Peter Acker a call. Peter is such an amazing attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of visas, processes, procedures, and immigration laws. He took the time to answer each and every one of our questions. He always called us in a timely manner when there was progress in our case and told us how to prepare and what to expect during the next step. Peter is also very connected; if we ever had a question that didn't have to do with immigration (for example, tax laws) Peter would point us towards other professionals specializing in that field. To top it all off, he's encouraging, caring, personable, and truly interested in each person's case. He went above and beyond for us, that's why we recommend him to everyone we meet that is preparing to go through immigration or is facing difficulties in their case.
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Posted by Maryam | April 16, 2014
The Best Lawyer
Mr. Acker is the best lawyer I have ever seen. My husband hired him for my immigrant case when I was so sad and disappointed and I thought my case is in bad situation and is hard and gonna take time for ever to be solved . But Peter did every things very fast and made every things easy because he is really really really professional and he knows what he should do about each case . He is so smart and he really cares about you . He can speak Farsi very good so he was really perfect for me because my English is not good. In future if I or my family , friends need a lawyer absolutely he would be The first choice . He is an honest and responsible and respectful Lawyer and I am so lucky to know him and always can trust him to help :) . I was far away from my husband for 2 years and since Peter accepted our case it took just 6 months to I joined my husband and now we are really happy and we owe this to Peter . Thank you Thank you Thank you Peter :)
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Response from Peter Acker April 18, 2014
Thank you so much for your very kind review. I always try to do my best for my clients. I really appreciate your kind words but I feel I have to explain that I do not really speak Farsi very well. I understand Farsi to some degree and I speak a little bit of Farsi but I have a paralegal that is fluent in Farsi and helps with my Farsi speaking clients. However, you do speak English very well. Congratulations on your case again!
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Posted by Mrs.Escamilla | March 1, 2014
I hired Mr. Acker in July 2013 for my husband and me for an I 285. Last month we happily received our permanent residence. I fully recommend him to anyone. He is very professional, trustworthy, and affordable. Mr. Acker is very available. He treats you like his only client and is never in a rush during appointments. My husband and I are 100% satisfied with his work. Any questions or concerns that you have, he always has the right answer for you.He isnt the type of attorney to always talk to the secretary.You ALWAYS speak to him directly. I could go on for 2 pages writting about how a great attorney he is. In one word he is a EXCELLENT ! Thank you so much for your work Mr.Acker. From now on you will defantly be the family and friends attourney . Thank you for being such an awesome human being as well that cares about families being united, and caring about our personal life problems.You always do your best to help !
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Posted by Michael | January 7, 2014
Immigration I-864 Affidavit of Support Case!
I had to submit the two Immigration forms of I-864 for Affidavit of Support and G-325A to USCIS and bring my wife to the United States. Well I was introduced to Peter, my current Immigration Lawyer through my soccer teammate in Atlanta, GA. After initially meeting with Peter he laid out an overall game plan to how we were going to tackle this process and help me bring my wife to the United States. Once we agreed on the Fee (Very reasonable compared to other cases I have come across) we started filling out the forms, submitted all the documents (Marriage Certificate, Passport, Birth Certificate...) that USCIS required of us. Once these documents were sent with the fee to USCIS they responded to us within 3-6 months as Peter suggested saying the documents were received primarily and that they case was reviewed and approved secondly. Following USCIS's approval Peter helped me send 2 G-325 A forms (one for me and one for my wife) so that our case can progress to the next phase. NVC then handled the last phase of this process, interviewed we wife, Blen, in Ethiopia and in about 1 year period she is now living with me in the United States. I'm very pleased with Peter as my Immigration Lawyer because he was very clear and explained thoroughly what the process was like and how much time it was going to take. His fee was very reasonable and gave me the opportunity to pay him in 3 installments. Furthermore Peter was very responsive to his emails, texts, and phone calls. I was calling him even on weekends and nights to my shame and he still answered my call and helped me with any questions I had for him. He is also very knowledgeable about the subject matter we were dealing with and during a couple incidents he honestly said let me get back to you on those issues and took the time to do some research and gave me the answered I needed. I would Highly recommend Peter as an Immigration Lawyer since I dealt with him for the past 12 months!
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Posted by Luis | March 4, 2013
Great Immagration Attorney !!!!!!
I have recently become a Permanat Resident of the United States Of America through the natauralaztion process . I owe a great amount of graditude to my Attorney Peter Hills Acker. I dicided to file my origanal paper work back in august of 2010, after about six months I recieved a notice informing me that Immigartion was hesitant on granting me my residency due to some discrepancies in my crimal history. Although only misdeamenors in any surpior court, in the Immigration way of law the offenses were questionable and seemed to be deportable . Nataurally my first reaction was OMG.. "my past has finally cuaght up with me " I assumed the wrost possible outcome-"deportation" . Being a loving husband and father to two beautiful daughters, my back was up against a wall. A really close friend of mine reccomened me to Peter. They went to school together and created a freindship that would come to benifit me very well years down the road. Once I met with Peter he assured me he would guide me through this difficult time. After I explain my complex and frustrating situation, Peter quickly convienced me that there were still options to explore . Peter seemed very knowdgleable and confiedent in his area of expertise . It took alittle over a year and a half to get to where I am now , but Peter was there every step of the way . Peter is very good at what he does, he has many other clients that he deals with. Not one time did he ever make me feel unimportant, matter of fact he made me feel like i was his number one client. He always had the right answer and was always very professional. My exprience with Peter was amazing. He was as thrilled and overwhelmed with joy as I was when we recieved the good news. So to anyone out there considering having Peter as your attorney , you'll be in great hands ..
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Response from Peter Acker March 6, 2013
Luis is a true gentleman, a wonderful father, and a devoted husband. I was so happy when his case was approved. It is always wonderful feeling when your client gets approved. I was particularly thrilled when Luis' case was approved because the odds were against him but I knew who he is as a person and what he had been through. It was a pleasure and an honor to be able to help him.
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Posted by Brad | April 17, 2012
Client Review
As my lawyer, Mr Acker was on point the whole way, forwarding me documents which I would have been ignorant about, and streamlining the whole immigration process to make it as painless as possible. He is a very conscienscous and personable lawyer and treated with me the utmost respect and was always accessible during this stressful process via email or business phone. I highly recommend his services and consider him in the utmost esteem as a lawyer. After only 5 months me and my fiancee have successfully passed through all the hoops of a k-1 visa, and we are happily continuing with our lawyer, Mr Acker, through the next process towards our ultimate goal of naturalization.
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Posted by RV | December 14, 2011
The best lawyer
Mr. Acker has been the best lawyer I have ever seen. He takes his time to elaborate/explain your options and is ALWAYS prepared and willing to assist his clients. He consumes wealth of knowledge and shares them all along with his clients. I had one of the most difficult immigration cases and Mr. Acker consistently followed up on my case and organized miracle on my situation and WON!
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
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Immigration advice session
Conversation with peter was very helpful .he was quickly able to understand my issue and helped me with all the queries and clarifications.he listened to my case clearly and gave really good advise and suggestion. I reccomend his expertise to others who seek immigration related advise
Posted by Aakash | January 9, 2014
Honest, diligent, caring, knowledgeable and comprehensive immigration attorney!!!
I hired Peter as my immigration attorney for my wife's I-130 immigrant visa. My wife just moved back to Germany from her time in US as an Au Pair and was recently denied a student visa to come back. I knew I loved her and really wanted to be with her, so I decided to marry her. Before I left to propose to her I sought advice from Peter on how to proceed. Immediately I signed a retainer agreement with him as I felt very comfortable with him. He was a perfect fit for us. He spoke German and had experience with law in Germany as well. He was friendly, didn't feel like he pushed us to hire him, so I felt comfortable. He gave us advise regarding what information/evidence we should save for filing and after the wedding put together a very comprehensive petition. We wanted to make sure there was no doubt that our love was real and our marriage was in "good faith". It was an exhaustive effort for us and him to prepare the petition, but it paid off at the end because the final consular officer interview in Frankfurt was so easy because the evidence was insurmountable. It helps that my wife and I were organized and particular, but Peter was there to guide us. Along the way USCIS misplaced our file for 5 months and there was a painful amount of beauracracy and delays in our process, but Peter held our hands throughout and helped us navigate through so many hoops and finally her visa was approved a week ago. There are still some processes for her to get the conditions removed from her green card in the future, and if I didn't trust and think Peter was an honest and competent attorney, I would have chosen to do that process myself, but I'll gladly sign another agreement for him to take care of that. If you want an attorney that is honest, diligent and comprehensive you need Peter. If I had to have one criticism it would be that he needs to be more responsive at times, but I think I exhausted him with daily phone calls when our file went missing, so may be that expectation in unreal.
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Posted by Ramon | October 17, 2012
I really like this lawyer because he is a very responsable person, and during the process of my case he always kept me informed of how things were going. He has the knowledge an the experience necessary to solve any case.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Immigration Attorney
  • The Immigration Law Offices Of P.H. Acker & Associates, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal intern
  • BridgehouseLaw Rueckel & Bolthausen, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008


  • Emory University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Difficult I-601 Waiver case
  • Waiver approved and client granted Lawful Permanent Residency
  • LPR with medical condition previously denied citizenship
  • All filing fees waived, Medical Disability Waiver granted, and Naturalization application approved. Client granted U.S. Citizenship.
  • In the Matter of S-
  • Humanitarian Parole Granted
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama chapter)
  • Military Assistance Program Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Bar - Immigration Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama chapter)
  • Liaison Committee, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
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Honors and Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure
  • John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)
  • 2008
  • National Moot Court Competition Student Advocate Atlanta
  • New York Bar Association
  • 2008
  • National Competition Student Advocate, New York
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2007
  • Letter of Recognition
  • United States Marine Corps (Regional Defense Counsel Western Region)
  • 2007
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  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Grounds of Deportability in Immigration Law
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wednesday Webinar Series
  • Practice Pointers for Employers of Foreign Nationals
  • 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - 6th Annual Georgia Alabama Chapter Conference
  • RFEs, NOIDs, Motions and Appeals before USCIS
  • 2018
  • Business Immigration Law
  • Non-immigrant Visa Alternatives for Employment-Based Immigration: E, L, O, and P visas
  • 2016
  • An Evening of Law: Knowing Your Rights
  • Immigration Law for Iranian-Americans
  • 2014
  • JAG Training - Ft. Stewart (Military Assistance Program)
  • Special Topics : False Claims to U.S. Citizenship, I-751 Waivers, and the 245(i) Legalization Program
  • 2013
  • Pan African Chamber of Commerce
  • Obtaining Green Cards Through Business Opportunity and Others
  • 2012
  • Solo Practitioner Boot Camp Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Solo Practitioner Advice & Experience
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (51)
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Immigration Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Friend
"I have had the fortunate opportunity to know Peter Acker for many years. I have always been impressed with the approach he took in creating and succeeding in his immigration law practice. His ability to understand the needs of his clients is unparalleled, and his knowledge of the immigration system comes from years of hard-earned experience. Anyone needing immigration legal services would be well advised to meet with Peter."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an outstanding lawyer with superior knowledge and legal skills. I am proud to recommend Peter. Peter is ethical and trust worthy attorney who fight hard for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having conversed with Peter on immigration law matters, it is clear to me that he is a detail oriented attorney, that will find creative solutions to his clients problems. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Acker is a well-respected Immigration / International Law attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Acker is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Acker to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Acker is extremely knowledgeable about immigration issues. He has helped hundreds of people stay in the US and become citizens. In my litigation practice, if I have a client who is not a citizen, Peter is the one I refer them to see. He is truly an excellent and professional attorney and he has my 100% endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Acker is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an exceptionally talented lawyer with great compassion for his clients. He uses his expertise to help people with immigration issues. Our firm exclusively turns to peter for help with all of our DUI clients that have immigration issues. We trust him to help our firm, which is my highest endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Peter for approximately twelve years and he has demonstrated himself to be a person of great integrity. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and I highly recommend his skills when it comes to immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"Peter Acker is an outstanding lawyer of inspiring character and incisive legal ability. Peter studied with me during his J.D. program. Peter then went on to excel in Emory's International LL.M. program. He is quick and accurate in thought and word, he has powerful powers of analysis, his personal presence and deportment are engaging and compelling, and he brings a cosmopolitan's insights into the global legal market. He is fluently multilingual, very well-traveled, and at home in a variety of Western and Eastern cultures. Indeed, for me, Peter is the epitome of the 21st century global lawyer of trans-national competencies. He has my highest recommendation for his expertise in immigration law, international law (public and private), and related fields."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is dedicated and passionate about his clients - never just stopping with finding a solution, but working to find the best solution."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Acker is a fellow member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association who has dedicated his practice to representing people with immigration legal needs. Beyond having a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, he also has a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International Law, which distinguishes him among his peers. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Acker is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation as one of the best Immigration attorney's in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter and I worked together on a matter involving a gentleman going through the immigration process and battling criminal charges at the same time. Peter demonstrated an understanding of Immigration law that assisted tremendously with helping to resolve all criminal matters, while placing the client in no greater peril with the Immigration Court. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an immigration attorney."
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