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Heather Anisa Hadi Esq.

Immigration Attorney at Lexington, KY

2.9   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Heather

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I am a native of Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Communications in 2010.  I went on to graduate from St. Thomas School of Law in 2013, where I was a member of the International Moot Court. My focus is on serving those in need of green cards, non-immigrant visas, as well as, asylum cases.  However, as a licensed attorney I am able to assist you in any legal matter you may have.

Location

Heather A. Hadi, PSC
329 West Fifth Street
Lexington, KY, 40508

Reviews

2.9 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Miguel | January 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done
For my daughter and her mom she got them both status quickly and was very nice. Has a new staff and new building- much better now
Posted by Jenny | May 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart, Kind, Dependable
I’ve known Heather personally for a few years now. She is very smart, kind, dependable, and cares about her clients. She is a very good communicator and has translators in her office for Spanish speaking clients. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for an attorney to help navigate the confusing process of immigration or any other legal needs.
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Posted by Marta | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and caring attorney
Ms. Hadi was beyond helpful from start to finish, she seemed to care about my case and actually took the time to explain the process to me. I don't remember the guy's name that works there but he always got back to me even if there was not much of an update just to make sure that I knew they were working on my case. He was easy to talk to too. Would recommend this firm if you are looking for a great (and reasonably priced) attorney. She did a payment plan with us and doesn't bill hourly so that helped too!
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2014
Great attorney
Heather Hadi was friendly, listened to my situation, and advised me in a clear and easy to understand way. She knows immigration law and is also a down to earth person. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2014
Great immigration lawyer
I was referred to Ms. Hadi from a friend. She treated me and my family with respect and compassion. She asked questions and gave us a clear direction to go in. Our visa applications were out within a couple of weeks. She really helped me to understand the process we were going through.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Get a Second Opinion
We decided to consult with this attorney for an immigration matter after reading some of her online reviews and ratings. Please note that we have since learned some of those reviews and ratings are not actual clients but instead friends and family members. She was pleasant and seemed to know what she was talking about. However, after consulting with a few more lawyers, we learned that the advice she gave us was wrong. We ended up hiring someone with far more experience. Nothing against her personally but a good attorney should not need to post phony reviews and should know the law.
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Posted by Corey | January 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay Away Unless You Want Delays! Go to Church Law, way better!
Go to Church Law, way better! I should have listened to these reviews when I first read them! My 2022 Experience, Sept.-December: Yes, she showed up for the first two calls because she was directly paid for them. Then, complete lack of communication in response. Eventually got an appointment, then back to complete lack of communication (Call, text, email). This continued throughout the 4 month process. Failed on many counts: (1) I had all the papers sent to Heather's office by Sept. 29th and confirmed everything was all set, but a week later I was told they forgot to charge me another $1k fee so that delayed getting things sent out. (2) Heather's office filed our papers with dozens of clerical errors we will have to fix when we finally get a USCIS appointment. The last thing you want is to get on the radar in any way with immigration! These were careless mistakes made by someone guessing dates and names instead of looking at the papers we actually filled out. (3) Was told by Jacque that all our papers were filed on Oct. 6 and when I contacted them to confirm and double confirm I was told to just wait for their response. 4 weeks later the papers were still NOT sent! They lost them along with my $ orders. Eventually they discovered them and Heather Hadi herself assured us everything was fine and that in fact the papers were filed the previous month. NOT TRUE! USCIS records an upload day for the papers and it was Nov. 6 they were finally uploaded digitally not via snail mail. So, she is a liar. Actually, Jacque the liaison had left her job (I don't blame her, it's a crap show over there in the office) and NO ONE had been checking her email all the times I had been sending out email check-ins. (4) We submitted a medical form for Advance Parole and only found out 2 months later when USCIS kicked it back to us that they require an English translation. This is pretty basic and we should have been informed before sending in our papers the first time. More time delay due to incompetence in Heather Hadi's office. (5) Failed to file Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (I-693) with all the rest of the papers. When filed concomitantly, there is a chance USCIS may even skip the interview and speed up the process. But by NOT filing at the same time = Guarantee MORE DELAY because of her office. (6) She told us that she doesn't file I-693 with the other papers until an appointment is scheduled because it expires 6 months after it's done. The official USCIS page for I-693 clearly states there is a waiver in effect until March 2023 (well before our time). So, she doesn't stay up to date on what they are doing or the most expedient way to file the papers. (7) Failed to inform us about the requirements of the Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (I-693). We didn't even know this was a thing until my Peruvian wife read it on a FB chat group which proved more helpful than Heather Hadi. You have to find a Certified Civil Surgeon who can order a blood test & attest that you have received Flu, MMR, Tetanus, Hep B (just the first dose). If your country does not keep records you can either (a) re-do the vaccines, or, (b) get a lab to do an Immunity Test for the antigens in your blood which you can give to a doctor as proof (warning, $500+ in the KY area just for that). The whole thing turned out to be extra $ I did not originally factor in. Don't expect any $ back, a discount, or an offer to support you for the rest of the process IF there is any kind of mess up. You will get random responses to emails and calls, just enough to give you hope but not enough to be helpful.
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Posted by Cristina | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible
CUIDADO! Solo les va a robar el dinero ami me paso y amucha gente no es posible q a tanta gente le cobre y no ga nada por tu caso alguien la tiene q parar
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Too bad zero stars is not an option!!!
Terrible terrible exprerience across the board: 1. The receptionist was very rude and unprofessional. She called us a little earlier before our consultation appointment to reschedule. When we went in for our new appointment, she was staring at us as if we have landed from another planet. No greeting, no smile, just a puzzled look as if she was not expecting our visit or we came at a VERY wrong time . . That was a very confusing and odd moment. Of course, when we checked in, she did not mind taking our money before the consultation ( this in itself was a first timer for me, but this was not the worse part). Even with our new appointment, she kept us waiting for a good 45 minutes. Simply put, she was rude, unwelcoming, and unprofessional. 2. The attorney was not helpful at all: she did not provide any helpful information you would expect to receive during a consultation visit. We went to seek advice about employment-based adjustment of status. She did not explain the process or the options we have. Worse, we felt misinformed after we left her office. For example, it took my husband a simple google search to get the right information about the Form I-693 ( the physical examination document), at what points in the process it can be submitted, its validity and expiration, and such. To end the meeting, this attorney said that she does not take cases of immigration on the basis of work anymore ( I am glad she said that because obviously she did not have a clue). BUT, in this case, shouldn't she give instructions to her front-desk person to ask clients for the purpose of their visit prior to scheduling the appointment, to determine whether or not their case falls within her field of expertises/preference?? I can't believe we went through this hell and had to pay the consultation fee to be told that she doesn't take such cases. I feel like this was such a waste of time and money. The entire experience was frustrating and humiliating! Happy ending: We are glad that we found another attorney who is very respectful, considerate, and knowledgeable. His staff were all very professional, well trained, and kind. The difference between both experiences was like day and night.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So damn slow
Refused to work on my case for 6 weeks because she was busy with personal life or may be she just doesn't care. Got another lawyer who did everything necessary within one week. Hire her at your own peril.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't Waste Your Money
Heather was OK at first. However, once we paid her we were unable to communicate with her and were assigned to one of her employees who was also hard to get a hold of and who made excuses for our case not being filed. After several months of wasted time and money, we gave up and hired another attorney who filed our case right away.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-175 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Heather A. Hadi, PSC
  • 2013 - 2015

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • Central Kentucky Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Top 3 Best Rated Immigration Attorneys in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Rally
  • Immigration
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Heather
Immigration Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Heather for a few years and she is a wonderful person who truly cares about her clients. Just as importantly, she is willing to fight for her clients and will be a zealous advocate. I encourage anyone looking for an attorney to meet with Heather and give her an opportunity to win you over."
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Lexington Immigration Lawyer Heather Anisa Hadi Esq.
Heather Anisa Hadi Esq.
Immigration Attorney
Lexington, KY
Licensed for 10 years