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Peter Messersmith

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.7   123 reviews

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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.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

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.

Licensed for 20 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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The Messersmith Law Firm, PA
390 N Orange Ave
Suite 2300
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  123 customer reviews
Posted by Maria | December 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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Posted by Jessica | August 6, 2022
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BEST LAWYER EVER!!!
BEST LAWYER EVER!!! My cousin was a researcher but switched to finance. Peter got his colleagues' EB1 and NIW green cards approved. He retained Peter to handle his EB1 and NIW green card which got approved quickly so he had so many great things to say about Peter. I was found permanently inadmissible due to INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) because I was on F1 OPT with AZ Tech. CBP removed me and barred me from entering the U.S. for a period of 5 years and gave me INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I). I did a google search and found Peter is also an expert in solving INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) issues. I told my cousin that I found Peter to be an expert in resolving these types of issues. He encouraged me to ask Peter to handle my case. Of course I want to. I also wanted to talk to Peter and see what he thinks about my situation. I scheduled a phone consultation and paid a fee. He's really great! So nice and honest! He explained everything very clearly and told me about my options. He didn't guarantee or promise anything. I asked for an agreement. After the call, his assistant Jen sent me the agreement. I signed up right away. He sent me bunch of documents and an online portal for me to upload my documents. I followed his instructions on how to gather everything and he also helped me review and revise all of my documents. Whenever I email him, he replies to my questions right to the point which I really like. He never ignored me. My case is so complicated but Peter expertly handled it and won my case. Peter had both INA 212(a)(6)(c)(i) bar and 5 year removal bar completely removed from my record. Really amazing! Can't believe it! My husband is a US citizen so I retained him to help me with my immigrant visa and green card process through my husband after he won both of my cases for me. He got everything approved for me. I'm in the U.S. now with a green card. To this day, I still can't believe it. I can tell that he put in so much effort to win my cases. The legal services he provides are extraordinary. Words aren't enough to express how much I appreciate. I feel really fortunate that I went through him. Otherwise I won't be where I am today with my husband and have the opportunities to pursue my dreams. Peter made all theses possible. He's truly the BEST!!! I highly and strongly recommend Peter!!!
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Posted by Vinay | June 24, 2022
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EB1 APPROVED
Peter took my EB1 case which other lawyers thought is hard for EB1A. He worked and guided me throughout process. I got approval in 10months time. This is life changing to be done with hassles of visas. I would recommend to take his consultation and take a decision
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2022
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Professional attorney
Mr. Peter Messesmith is very knowledgeable and methodical, and can work on cases that are complicated and not necessarily normal. He approached my case very professionally and asked me to provide all the documents that were needed, prepared everything and presented them in a coherent manner. His process successfully worked in my case. He is very responsive and does what he says he will do. He listens to your case, considers your concerns (which I think is very important) and tries to come up with possible solutions that are both feasible and address your concerns. I recommend him if you need legal help with your immigration.
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Posted by Kumar N | April 20, 2022
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Peter makes impossible possible
My wife was struck with 212(a)(6)(C)(i) Misrepresentation and ban for 5 years by CBP while entering US after being here for 6 years. It seemed impossible to appeal or overcome this circumstances and our family was separated abruptly. We spent 2 months talking to several law firms and nobody talked positively about appealing the decision. We were advised to appeal for Ban waiver. I happened to search web and found Messersmith Law firm had success in such cases and I immediately called their office. They talked positive and said this is a winnable case. We hired them and what seemed impossible, Mr. Peter Messersmith made it possible. CBP rescinded all charges and my wife was able to obtain a new visa to come back into the country after 18 months. Peter is patient and answered all our questions and scheduled calls when we needed. Strongly recommend Peter Messersmith law firm for your legal needs.
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Posted by Yoli | March 4, 2022
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Great Attorney, highly professional
I've succeeded in immigrating to USA. This will not happen without Mr. Messersmith. He is quite professional and gave me a lot of advice. I will definitely recommended the Messersmith Low Firm to anyone who is considering to immigrate to the states.
Posted by Naveen Singh | March 2, 2022
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Messersmith Law Firm are the best Immigration Lawyers
Very professional and helpful. Messersmith Law Firm are the best Immigration Lawyers. Peter is very helpful and guides you all the way in all the documentation and filing. He helped me file in Nov 2020 and my application was accepted under EB1A in Mar 2021.
Posted by Honggang bai | February 3, 2022
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Best attorney
Best laser we ever hired , first time we got denied when we hire another attorney , then we fine later online , we got waver passed and now we got our green card ! 15 minutes finish interview ! Pater did the best job highly recommended!
Posted by Dave | January 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm
Mr. Peter Messersmith and paralegal Jen both are wonderful people to work with. Reply very quickly with questions. They made SB 1 visa process very smooth in this Covid pandemic. Very professional and detail oriented. I recommend this law firm with any immigration issues.
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 Imelda | May 10, 2021
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Excellent and super efficient lawyer! I definitely recommend Messersmith Law Firm!
Peter and his team are super efficient! I got my NIW-green card approved in less than a year! He worked super hard and efficient during the covid pandemic to craft a great application and we got it approved! I really thought that my chances were minimal (due to the lack of my PhD publications), but thanks to his work and the application that he prepared- I am now a permanent resident!! I am so so grateful to both Peter and his paralegal Jen for their quick responses, discussions and and replies to my emails. It was a great pleasure working with them!
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Posted by Coco | February 27, 2021
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Mr. Messersmith is the best!
I had the pleasure to work with him on my case, he is so responsive, professional! He helped me obtained both EB1A and NIW greencard when I did not even believe it is doable! Thank you more than I can say!
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (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

Awards

  • 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
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Immigration Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 20 years