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Karen Weinstock

Immigration Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   61 reviews
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
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About Karen

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  1. Immigration
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    Specializes exclusively in immigration law and is an expert in representing U.S. and international companies in the technology and healthcare areas in obtaining work visas to the U.S., green cards and general immigration matters. Assists U.S. companies with I-9 and immigration compliance.

    25 years, 4,000 cases

A GEORGIA LEADER IN IMMIGRATION LAW. (855) 584-0674

A Georgia Leader in Immigration Law

Karen Weinstock is the managing attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, the premier immigration law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 16 years of experience, she has developed expertise representing U.S. and international companies in securing global talent and ensuring the employees and their families have a good experience in immigrating to the United States.

 

A Passionate Pursuit of Excellence in Immigration

 

Karen was born and raised in Israel and immigrated to the United States in 2000. Her genuine passion for immigration law is a direct result of her personal experience as an immigrant. This ability to identify and empathize with immigrants, and her commitment to excellence in obtaining results for her clients differentiate her as one of the top immigration attorneys in the South. Prior to opening her own immigration law firm, Karen was the managing attorney of a regional immigration law firm’s Atlanta office for over 11 years. Her personal experience emigrating to the U.S. from Israel and experiencing many obstacles, cross-cultural differences and employment challenges, all enable her now to have stronger empathy for her international clientele and better serve their particular needs. She is fluent in English, Hebrew and Spanish.

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Location

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers
1827 Independence Square
Atlanta, GA, 30338

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Posted by Emmanuel | August 27, 2009
Karen: A Consistent and Courageous Immigration Lawyer
She knows her job and she carries along her client through every process of their application. Her dedication,professionalism and expertise on immigration matters/issues can not be questionable. She is always very calm, and polite when explaining her points to her client.
Posted by Manuela | October 30, 2014
I wouldn’t be where I am to today without Karen Weinstock and her team.
I got to know Karen Weinstock in 2006 when I first was relocated by the company I was working for. With an existing L1 visa I reached out to her to get more details on how to apply for a green card. When we met I immediately knew I was in great hands. Karen is so calm and with her outstanding knowledge and experience it was easy to work with her. Unfortunately the company I worked for pulled the plug and we couldn’t proceed with the application. I stayed in touch with Karen and whenever I had a question I reached out to her and received a response within 24 hours. In 2012 my work visa expired I reached out again to find out what I can do to extend my stay for a certain time. Karen helped me with a tourist visa and everything went so smooth, no issues no problems, no questions asked by the immigration. My stay got extended for another 6 months. During this period I started dating a guy I knew for quite some time and once the tourist visa expiration came close he asked me to stay with him and his little son (who lost his mom due to sickness). Again I went to see Karen and she was so touched by the story and happy for me and said, we are going to apply for an extension of the tourist visa that should give us time to decide what we want to do later on. My tourist visa was about to expire and just one week before the expiration date my boy friend asked me to marry him, to stay with him and his little boy (my little sunshine). I said yes and we went back to see Karen since we knew we couldn’t pull of the wedding before my visa expiration date. Karen was so happy to see that everything worked out and gave us the steps we have to take in order to file for the green card. We filed the application about 2 weeks after our marriage and about 6 weeks after my visa expiration and today I am a green card holder. Living happily with my family in the US. If Karen wouldn’t have the knowledge, I may have had to leave the country and it would have taken us forever to get back together. I am so thankful that I met Karen and she was our immigration attorney. Karen and her team are fantastic and I hope she will be able to help many couples to be able to stay together.
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Posted by Damien | May 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I highly recommend Weinstock Immigration Lawyers. They took on my complex case, gave me a clear plan and achieved what we set out and then some! We were poorly advised at the start and in dire need of a solution. Karen made the whole process simple, and we got the results we needed. No case is too small, and they have no issue guiding you every step of the way. Even though I felt like I was asking way too many questions.! My only regret was not hiring Weinstock from the start. I would recommend Karen and her firm to anyone needing a team of professionals who get the job done! Cannot thank you all enough.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me with an immigration issue
Karen and her firm were professional and helped me with an immigration issue I have faced for years, it was much appreciated!
Response from Karen Weinstock March 27, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review. We genuinely appreciate it. We are honored that you trusted my firm and me to handle and take care of your immigration process. Congratulations once again.
Posted by Raunak | July 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Karen Weinstock and team are incredible!
Thanks to the incredible work of the Weinstock team, I was able to attain permanent residency in 2 years and 4 months, from contacting them to having my permanent resident green card in my hands. They are efficient, responsive, and they always made it a point to keep me in the loop during the whole process. I had several questions and would repeatedly check in on progress - they were always patient in response and clearly set expectations for every step in the process. I can't recommend their service enough.
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Posted by Darren | June 8, 2022
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Good switch for me
Had a really bad experience with employer hired previous attorney. Karen and especially Alina was really helpful and detailed with H-1B application and the Green card application.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card Application
I contacted Karen Weinstock to learn more about the green card application process. She was extremely thorough, professional and efficient. She and her firm gave quick, honest and accurate responses to all my questions and worked very hard to address my concerns. My green card application was compiled more or less entirely by them, within a very short time, and it was flawless. Not surprisingly, my application went through smoothly and without any delays at all. I strongly recommend Karen Weinstock and her firm for any immigration related concerns. Their expertise and service is simply excellent and worth every penny.
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Response from Karen Weinstock November 2, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. Congratulations! We are honored that you trusted us with your immigration process.
Posted by Bhavin | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I really don’t know what to say, just don’t have words to thank KARAN AND HER ENTIRE TEAM. They are excellent and caring. I remember the day I went to Winestock immigration office and the way they handled the case was amazing. For me best lawyer firm and can’t think of any other then WINESTOCK IMMIGRANTION. Thank you
Posted by Itai | March 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Working with WIL for an E-2 and Permanent residence status
I was referred to several years ago to Karen and her team originally to get an E-2 visa. As they were great in helping us get everything setup for the E-2 we decided after a few years to use WIL again to find a path for permanent residency for my family and I. Karen and her team (Vered Hod and Alina Cox which helped throughout the process) were extremely helpful. They came up with a concise and creative process and in what is considered a short timeframe we all now have our permeant residency status. Immigration in the US can be quite tedious and aggravating and the support we got through each hurdle along the way from the entire team at WIL was outstanding. Through both of these immigration processes we found WIL to be cost effective and efficient and I would strongly recommend using them for any of your immigration needs.
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Posted by Peter | January 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent resource and advocate
I was referred to Karen by a friend and colleague who described her as someone my company would want to work with on tough visa applications, where standard corporate firms would likely not be able to offer their attention. Karen and her staff were not only successful on a very difficult visa application, they did so with transparency, great attention to minute details, and all the while managing expectations and offering suggestions that helped our company and applicant along the way. We're now working with her on two additional visa applications, and consult with her on visa and immigration matters whenever a question arises. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Michal | December 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great immigration lawyer
Our company approached Karen and her team regarding my work visa needed for an expatriation assignment. Karen and her team provided a very good job with arranging all the paperwork, communication internally and externally and clearly explained and communicated what is needed, why and what the next steps are. I felt I could fully rely on them and I am being taken care of. In case you are looking for the immigration lawyer, I would definitely recommend Karen and her team. Special thanks to Raju with whom I worked most often.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
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Employment based green card
Karen Weinstock and her firm managed my employment-based green card process from the first steps, to the successful completion. The process was smooth and pleasant!
Posted by Michel | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb service
Dear Karen Thank you very much for the excellent support provided during my green card procedure. You were able to provide immediate and professional support when needed, resulting in the green card for myself and my family. On top of that you always gave us the comfort level that we were supported by the right team that knew exactly what needed to be done and what the result of each step will be. Thank you for all of that. Very best regards, Michel
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Posted by Jannice | August 19, 2019
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Great team!!!!!
I couldnt ask to have a better law firm on my case. Karen and her team are amazing!! They are efficient in getting things done in a timely manner, very transparent in keeping you informed each step of the way and knowing what to anticipate next, and very available - they will get back to you on the same day!! My case was assigned to Vered initially and then to Alina, and they are just wonderful!!! I highly recommend this team and have been telling others about them. My referrals would be smart to give these guys a call to start consultations.
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Posted by Ramon | January 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and transparent
We needed help with an adjustment of immigration status and Karen did a great job. Very responsive to questions and concerns and everything went very smooth. Particularly liked the fee structure with just a flat fee that included everything. No unexpected cost or crazy bills, just paid what was agreed upon.
Posted by Guy | December 10, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great immigration lawyer office. I worked with them from my L1 all the way to my green card.
Karen, Raju, and the rest of the team took care of me and family from the day we started to work on our relocation to the U.S. until the day we got our green card. Karen and her team are real pros, they mentored us throughout the process, made sure that the paperwork is filled properly, and did whatever they could to ensure that we will get approved as soon as possible. Working with USCIS is a very complicated process, and you need to know that you are in good hands of pros that know what they are doing. With Karen and her team, I felt that I was in good hands.
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Posted by Avishai | September 5, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing service and abilities
I started working with Karen on the Visa for myself and my family because our previous Visa application was denied because it was poorly handled by a large, well known firm. Our case was urgent and quite complex and Karen came very highly recommended for handling tough cases. The Weinstock team and Karen personally went above in beyond - working with urgency, extreme attention to detail and calming communication style that brought us to the finish line with confidence that everything was set up as well as could be and led to an approval. Working with Karen & team really gave the feeling that someone who knew what they are doing has your back. That you can relax for a minute and let the professionals do their work. They were with us throughout the process - even while on vacation! I would highly highly recommend Visa Pros to anyone going through the immigration process. Well worth the investment and effort. They get the job done!
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Posted by Ilya | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer
It was great experience working with Karen’s team. As expected from top professionals they knew exactly how to handle the case and did an excellent job in preparing the Green Card documents.
Posted by Carlos Suarez | July 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Law firm
My wife and I started our process to update my legal status back in October 2011 with another law firm. I did not have a legal status when we filed our application. We submitted our I-130 application and it was approved. After the approval we waiting roughly 2 years with no response. Our previous law firm could not help move the case and was at a halt. When DACA was presented I immediately submitted my application because I qualified, it was approved. I finally felt at peace to have the right to be in the US. However, I still wanted to pursue my green card. My wife and I did not know what we could do to help our case. We decided to get a second opinion with Weinstock Law Firm. The appointment process was very convenient with our schedule. The staff is very professional, organized and detail oriented. I meet with Karen the lawyer at the law firm. She was very pleasant, caring and intelligent during the whole process. Karen listened to our case and provided the best options. I applied for the DACA advance parole. Within just a few months I went to Mexico and returned with no issues. Once I returned Weinstock Law firm was very attentive and started the next step immediately. We received our appointment and I was granted my green card for 10 years. We are so grateful we were able to find this Law firm and will be returning when it's time to apply for my citizenship. I would recommend all my family and friends to Weinstock Law firm!
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Posted by Satyanarayana Giriappa | February 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Help with my Immigration
I am an Indian Citizen working as a Software Engineer in the US and I had applied for my Green card 12 years before. My green card was pending approval for a long time as it was getting processed on EB3. When my application date became current I received an RFE from USCIS and it had to be answered. I was prompted by my employer to approach Weinstock Immigration Lawyers to seek help in answering the RFE. I started interacting with the Weinstock Lawyers, submitted them all the necessary documents. The paralegal was very courteous and after analyzing my situation they were able to prepare the necessary paperwork and were able to reply to the RFE. To my great surprise, I got my green card approval from USCIS without any further delay or queries. I thank profusely Weinstock Lawyers for their help in enabling me to put an end to my long wait for the green card. I was also charged very little for their invaluable services. I highly recommend them for anyone who is seeking immigration help!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Weinstock Immigration Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Attorney, Atlanta Office
  • Siskind Susser Immigration Lawyers
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Siskind Susser Haas & Devine
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Zafar et al v. U.S. Attorney General
  • Won federal ct. jurisdiction over motions
  • Haswanee v. U.S. Attorney General
  • Won abuse of discretion by IJ and remand

Associations

  • Forsyth County
  • International Engagement Advisory Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • Conexx, FACC, GACC, GABIO
  • International Women's Series Chair for Conexx
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Japan-American Society
  • Board of Directors Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Conexx-American-Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America-2010-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer-Immigration-2010-2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Immigration Law Firm 2010-2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated 2007-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers 2010-2016
  • International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers
  • 2010
  • International Women of Influence Awards Nominee
  • GlobalEXECWomen and the International Council
  • 2008
  • At The Table HR Simulation Winner
  • SHRM Atlanta
  • 2007
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Publications

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Ethical Obligations for Business Immigration Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Daily Report
  • Winning Strategies for Onboarding Immigrant Talent
  • 2016
  • Business Immigration, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Risky Business - Ethical Obligations and Conflicts
  • 2016
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Employment Based Immigrant Visas
  • 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Labor Certifications for Attorneys
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Green Card through Exceptional Ability
  • 2010
  • Alabama Press Register
  • Kurdish woman's long battle ends with green card
  • 2007
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Enforcement Only Reform Impractical
  • 2005
  • Global Atlanta
  • Restrictions Eased on Foreigners Trained in U.S. as Physicians
  • 2003
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Honest People Pay for Anti-Terrorism Initiatives
  • 2003
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Immigrants’ contribution to economy can’t be ignored
  • 2002
  • Atlanta Samachar
  • President Bush Signs New Child Status Protection Act
  • 2002
  • Siskind's Immigration Bulletin
  • How To Win A Motion To Reopen
  • 2002
  • Siskind's Healthcare Newsletter
  • The H-1B Option for Doctors
  • 2002
  • Siskind's Healthcare Immigration
  • Extraordinary Ability Visas Available to Doctors, Professors and Researchers
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kettering Executive Network
  • Improve Your Global Acumen
  • 2017
  • SWPRA Annual Conference
  • A-Z of IMG recruiting
  • 2016
  • Southeastern Accounting show
  • What CPAs Need to Know About Immigration to Keep Out of Trouble
  • 2016
  • Metro Atlanta Relocation Council
  • Cross Border Mobility
  • 2016
  • Georgia State Law School
  • Business Immigration for Law Students
  • 2016
  • AILA Georgia-Alabama Conference
  • Ethical Obligations for Immigration Lawyers
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Employment Based Immigrant Visas
  • 2015
  • ASPR conference 2015
  • A-Z of IMG recruiting
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Business Immigration Litigation
  • 2015
  • ICLE of Georgia
  • Labor Certifications for Attorneys
  • 2014
  • University Administrators
  • Immigration for University Faculty and Staff
  • 2013
  • Immigration Options for Physicians
  • Immigration Options for Physicians
  • 2011
  • AILA National Conference
  • Green Card through Exceptional Ability
  • 2010
  • HR Professional Seminar
  • Tips and Pitfalls to Consider When Hiring H-1B Workers
  • 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Mandamus Training for Lawyers
  • 2009
  • SHRM Annual Conference
  • Hiring Foreign Talent in Times of Heightened Government Tightening
  • 2008
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers -- GAWL Annual Conference
  • The Impact of Global Diversity on Lawyers, Clients and Practice Management
  • 2008
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Immigration Compliance for HR Professionals
  • 2007
  • Doing Business in America
  • Nuts and Bolts of U.S. Immigration Laws for Israeli Companies
  • 2007
  • International Relocations for Israeli Companies
  • Transferring Companies and Workers to the U.S.
  • 2006
  • NACUA Annual Conference -- National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Hiring the Foreign National Scholar or Faculty Member
  • 2005
  • International Business Association
  • U.S. immigration law, temporary visas, permanent residency visas, and post 9/11 issues
  • 2004
  • SouthEastern Biotechnology Conference
  • Hiring Foreign Talent in the U.S.
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karen is an experienced, expert immigration attorney who sets the standard for high-quality, creative immigration representation and advocacy."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. This is a great lawyer. Very smart."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Weinstock consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. Her knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse her without reservation"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Weinstock is well respected both in her legal community and here within the AVVO community. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone in the Atlanta, GA area in need of Immigration Law representation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Weinstock is an exceptional attorney with an incredible reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been working with Karen Weinstock for a decade and she has emerged as one of the top immigration lawyers nationally. One of the brightest lawyers I know."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Karen Weinstock is an excellent attorney, who is highly respected within the immigration bar. She is frequently asked to lecture on the immigration laws and as the editor and primary author of The H-1B Book, she has literally written the book on that subject. I am confident in recommending Karen as a top-notch immigration law attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. Karen is a preeminent authority on H-1B visas. Her expertise in that area assisted me in obtaining a cap exempt H-1B visa approved for a client. Karen is also a wonderful litigator and has won many cases against the government. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to achieve positive outcomes for them."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Karen is an assertive, hardworking immigration attorney. She edited a great book on H-1B visas and is really willing to go that extra mile for her clients. For example, she recently won an important case against the Department of Labor in federal court. I definitely endorse her Karen as a highly professional and competent immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karen is a very intelligent and creative attorney. We work together often on cases involving immigration problems caused by criminal charges. She is always familiar with every detail of her client's case and exactly how the laws effect it. She is up to date on the ever changing immigration implications and works tirelessly for her clients. I look forward to the privilege of working with her on many cases. I learn more from her each time. I would highly endorse her for any immigration matters."
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