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Peter Messersmith

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.8   132 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Peter

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    The Messersmith Law Firm is a full-service law firm, concentrating on immigration law. We have special expertise in work visas, family based visas, visa waivers, green cards through family and employment and asylum. We are well known for our zealous and creative advocacy on behalf of our clients. The Messersmith Law Firm assists large and small companies and institutions nationwide in complying with the complex immigration requirements of the USCIS, DOL and DOS.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

THE MESSERSMITH LAW FIRM MAKES IMMIGRATION POSSIBLE. CALL (833) 983-0397 NOW TO FIND OUT HOW!

Mr. Messersmith believes that your legal matters should be handled promptly and efficiently. He always keeps his clients informed about their legal matters. Mr. Messersmith guarantees that he will handle your legal matter personally and he will not have assistants or paralegals handle your case.

Location

The Messersmith Law Firm, PA

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  132 customer reviews
Posted by Isabella | November 3, 2021
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The Best Lawyer I have ever experienced
Mr. Messersmith is the best lawyer I have ever experienced and absolutely excellent!
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Success in reversing a travel ban!!
I received a 5 year travel to the US made in error. As we contacted Peter and got on a call with him, he was personable and was able to clearly explain the process for us and our options. Although we thought that the fees were expensive, after having successfully overturned the 5 year ban, we think it was worth it! Peter was very knowledgeable and put together a convincing case for CBP by piecing together the documents we collected.
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Posted by Karan | September 29, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
Messersmith law firm is an excellent immigration law firm. Peter and Jen worked diligently on my case for successful outcome. They greatly helped with letters of recommendations, and collection of other documents. They promptly respond to any emails and questions. Overall, they are doing great service for scientists and engineers by helping them realize their american dream.
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Posted by Jim | June 21, 2024
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Jim Floris president Floris Livestock
Peter got my E2 visa in record time. very professional and easy to deal with
Posted by H | May 10, 2024
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HLi
Peter has helped me win a fight 9 out of 10 attorneys said it's impossible. He saved my life and future.
Posted by Aldrick | April 27, 2024
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Exceptional Legal Support: A Grateful Review for Peter Messersmith Law Firm
As an immigrant navigating the complexities of the legal system, finding the right representation was paramount to me. Thankfully, I found unparalleled support and expertise in Peter Messersmith Law Firm. From the very outset, Mr. Messersmith and his team exhibited a level of professionalism and dedication that exceeded my expectations. Throughout the entirety of my immigration case, Mr. Messersmith demonstrated an in-depth understanding of immigration law and a commitment to securing the best possible outcome for his clients. His attention to detail and strategic approach to every aspect of my case instilled confidence in me during what could have been an overwhelming process. Moreover, the communication from Peter Messersmith Law Firm was exceptional. They kept me informed at every stage, promptly responding to any inquiries I had and providing clear explanations of the legal procedures involved. This transparent communication not only alleviated my concerns but also empowered me with knowledge about my own case. Beyond their expertise and communication, the genuine care and compassion exhibited by Mr. Messersmith and his team truly set them apart. They understood the personal significance of my immigration journey and approached my case with empathy and understanding. This human touch made all the difference, turning what could have been a stressful experience into one marked by confidence and reassurance. Thanks to the efforts of Peter Messersmith and his team, my immigration case was successfully completed, allowing me to move forward with my life with a newfound sense of security and stability. For anyone in need of immigration legal services, I wholeheartedly recommend Peter Messersmith Law Firm. Their professionalism, expertise, and unwavering support make them an invaluable ally in navigating the complexities of the immigration process.
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Posted by Lucas | March 15, 2024
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Absolutely the BEST lawyer
I'm not a researcher or scientist. I'm just a project manager. I never published any papers or obtained any citations. When many other lawyers told me that I don't stand a chance but Peter got my EB1 approved on day 3 and NIW approved on day 5. It shows me that he's absolutely the BEST! Trustworthy, diligent, professional, honest, highly intelligent is what I would describe Peter. I'm extremely grateful.
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Posted by Juan | February 11, 2024
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Best Attorney Best Result
Words are not enough to express my gratitude. This is a heartfelt message to express my deepest gratitude for Mr. Messersmith and his assistant Jen.  I petitioned my wife to become a permanent resident. They charged her with 212(a)(6)(C)(i), 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) and 212(a)(2)(D)(i). There was big misunderstanding when my wife was interviewed. None of these charges represent who she really is. She was an accountant in Mexico. We were devastated after getting these charges. We believe we got a most complicated case. We called his law firm and spoke to Jen who is always kind and helpful. She set up a consultation for us with Mr. Messersmith. He's very knowledgeable and honest with our chances. He explained everything clearly and it really made sense to us. I spoke to many lawyers but no lawyer can compare to him. He requested documents to review. We received a contract after he looked at our documents. The price was beyond our budget but we know he's definitely the right lawyer to fix these for us so we signed up. He's very thorough and put all pieces together. His work ethics really impresses us. All charges were removed. My wife is now here with me in the U.S.. I finally have a family. Our hearts are full of gratitude to Mr. Messersmith. He reunited us and made impossible possible. He's the best. I highly recommend Mr. Messersmith and his firm.
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Posted by XULI | November 18, 2023
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His profession wins my case
Peter Messersmith helped solving my case (H1B - RFE) with his professions. His team has fast and quick communication - typically you will get a response in 1 business day ; his team has a detail approach plan - he will discuss the process plan and time-line, and will give his best professional advices to collect every resource/evidence for you case.
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Posted by Mounika | July 31, 2023
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Excellent Immigration Attorney- Highly Recommended
I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the exceptional legal representation and support you provided during the challenging process of resolving the issue with my H-4 visa application. When my visa application was refused under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on March 17, 2023, I was devastated and unsure about my future plans to join my spouse in the United States. The burden of dealing with the original finding made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seemed insurmountable. However, from the very first meeting with you, I knew I was in capable hands. Your vast knowledge of immigration law, attention to detail, and commitment to helping your clients were evident throughout the entire process. You patiently explained the intricacies of my case and provided me with a clear roadmap to address the issue. Your unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in reviewing our records and working diligently to have the original finding made by DHS removed were truly commendable. Your strategic approach and tenacity in dealing with complex legal matters were instrumental in achieving a favorable outcome for me. I am elated to share that, thanks to your expertise and perseverance, my H-4 visa was finally issued on July 6, 2023. This life-changing result would not have been possible without your invaluable guidance and unwavering support. I am truly grateful for your professionalism, reliability, and genuine concern for my case. Your reassuring demeanor and prompt responses to my questions alleviated much of the stress associated with the process. Once again, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you and your entire legal team for the exceptional services provided. Your dedication and expertise have made a profound impact on my life, and I will be forever grateful for your assistance. I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone seeking immigration legal assistance. You are an outstanding attorney, and I am lucky to have had you by my side during this critical time. Thank you, Peter Messersmith, for making the seemingly impossible, possible.
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Posted by Ravi | June 30, 2023
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Best Lawyer and Best Law Firm
Love this lawyer and law firm.  Mr. Peter Messersmith is undoubtedly the best.  I visited my family and tried to enter with an H1B but was denied citing INA 212 (a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and got expedited removal and barred from enterring the US for 5 years.  According to CBP, the 212(a)(6)(c)(i) misrepresentation was associated with my H1B. I had no clue what was going on. I was terrified since this carries a lifetime bar.  I reached out to my employer but my company lawyer doesn't have experience with this so I called Mr. Peter Messersmith's office.  His assistant Ms. Jen Ren is very friendly and helpful. I retained Mr. Peter Messersmith immediately.  He didn't miss any detail and prepared an excellent case.  He fixed both 5 year removal order ban and INA 212(a)(6)(c)(i) permanent lifetime ban.  I was able to get my H1B visa again. Don't give up your hope and asked Mr. Peter Messersmith's help. He's absolutely the best lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2023
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Very competent. Handled everything in a timely manner. Responded promptly to all queries.I am very happy with the way the whole process was handled .
Posted by Chris | March 29, 2023
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VP of Fortis
Very experienced in helping me and my family successfully get the permanent resident cards.
Posted by Maria | December 25, 2022
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Best Lawyer Ever! Very Highly Recommended!
Peter is truly the best and most marvelous lawyer ever. I was expeditiously removed by CBP and barred from entering for 5 years when I tried to enter with a B2 visa. CBP confiscated and interrogated me for hours. I was advised to obtain a new visa at the Embassy. My visa was refused and they gave me section 212 (a)(9)(A), 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and 212 (a)(2)(C)(i). I was devastated and had no clue why. I called Peter's office and paid a consultation to speak with him. He's very knowledgeable and explained my options clearly. I had no doubt he's the right lawyer to get this resolved for me after speaking with him. He won my case. 5 year bar was removed and section 212 (a)(9)(A), 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and 212 (a)(2)(C)(i) are all removed permanently. What a relief. I was in tears when he told me the great news. Thanks a billion Peter!!! You are truly truly the BEST!!!
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Posted by Adrian | December 6, 2022
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Helped me get my Green Card
Peter was very helpful in the process of obtaining my GC. He answered all my questions, helped me fill out my part of my application appropriately, and submit all application documents in a timely manner. He always was very quick to respond to requests. Do recommend 5/5.
Posted by Suleman | November 2, 2022
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Great Experience working with the Messersmith law firm
We had a great experience working with Peter, he supported me and the family through the EB 1 and I 485 application process. He was instrumental to the successful conclusion of the green card application process. Well done to the Messersmith team!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
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Mr. Perfect Messersmith
We have hired Mr. Messersmith for an immigration case which was pending since two years. This was very critical immigration issue. Mr. Messersmith has got the dismissal of codes by working very hard. We could see result in just 3 weeks.
Posted by Lingling | September 24, 2022
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Best Attorney
I have an Ph.D in mechanical engineering and returned back to China to see my parents. I went in for an H1B visa interview but my H1B was refused because of section 212(a)(3)(A)(i). I was shocked and terrified. I have never done and will never do anything illegal. I contacted many lawyers but only Mr. Messersmith knows what he's talking about so I retained him. He's the best! He helped me win my case and get my H1B stamped. It was an amazing experience. His fee isn't low but he's definitely the best!
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Posted by Sina | August 29, 2022
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BEST lawyer!
Peter and his expert team helped me to take care of my wife's immigration case. They were super valuable, helpful, kind, and caring people. I would also like to say thank you to Jen for all of her hard work. Peter and Jen helped us to reunite and be happy forever. I appreciate both of them.
Posted by Amit | August 27, 2022
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Best Attorney. Highly Recommend
Mr. Messersmith helped me with a very difficult EB1 case. I had contacted at least five other lawyers who all told me that my case was impossible. I spoke to Mr. Messersmith and he told me that my case needed some work before we could file but that after we work together my chances would be in the 75 to 85% range. No one else wanted my case but Mr. Messersmith expressed that he thought we had a good chance. I followed his directions and even though it took us a while to prepare everything and get it submitted I am super happy with the result and I can never express my gratitude as well as I would like. Thank you so so much Mr. Messersmith. I highly recommend Mr. Messersmith for all of your immigration needs.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Messersmith Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2019 - Present
  • President
  • The Messersmith Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Judicial Extern
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • 2001 - 2001

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • 2021 Chicago Best Award
  • City's Best Awards
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Acquisition International Legal Awards 2020 Nomination
  • Acquisition International
  • 2020
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Nomination
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Excellence Award
  • US Institute of Trade & Commerce
  • 2018
  • Nomination
  • Legal Elite Awards
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Top 3 Immigration lawyers in Chicago, IL
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Immigration Lawyers in the State of Illinois
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 2016 Legal Awards Nomination
  • Acquisition International AI Legal Awards
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorneys for Illinois Nomination
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Clients'Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • American Lawyers Media
  • 2015
  • Clients'Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2014
  • Best of Business Award for Chicago
  • Small Business Community Association
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Illinois
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Clients'Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Peter Messersmith
Immigration Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available