Posted by a client
I hired Mike Carlin for US citizenship naturalization process through USCIS. I had a very complex case that required an experienced attorney with prior experience in complex immigration matters. When I initially approached Mike, he held an initial phone consultation to understand my situation. At the same time, he gave me a realistic expectation and discussed his matching capabilities backed by his prior experience in such cases. He set my expectations straight so that there were no surprises in the outcome of my result. He was able to inform me up front as to what my case would cost which was a very reasonable rate given the complexity of my case. Also Mike was very prompt in his replies to my emails and inquiries. I strongly recommend Mike for all USCIS related immigration matters. I would be very willing to recommend Mike for his proven abilities and thorough understanding of USCIS immigration law.
Posted by Victor
Michael is an excellent, thorough and very professional immigration lawyer. He handled my sister and brother in law's family based immigration successfully after initially being refused by the NCIS. He was able to complete and send the required paperwork within a week before his vacation. When we received a government response, he even contacted us while he was out of the office to answer our questions. I would highly recommend him and use his services again. Thanks to him, our family will soon be reunited!
Posted by Ann
Michael and Olivia are excellent. He helped my husband and I through the immigration process. I'm American and my husband is British. Without their help we probably would have been lost on what to do pertaining to paperwork and procedures. He was always there to answer any questions no matter if it was minor or major. He was very prompt on replying to email even outside normal business hours. His commitment to helping you get through the process is commendable. His explanation of every step of the process was with knowledge and explained so you can understand what is happening. Thanks to Michael and Olivia's due diligence my husband will be here at the end of February, only 10 months after filing. I highly recommend his firm. We are very satisfied clients.
Posted by Hana
My husband and I definitely recommend Michael Carlin if someone would like to ask about immigration. I am from South Korea and needed to go through out the processing of obtaing a green card despite how slow USCIS was. He patiently understood my English and our situation. I got a permanent resident card with him after about 3 months without delay. Recently we changed our address but we did not notify this move to the USCIS. Fortunately he was on top of things and he changed our address even after we worked with him for 2 years. We really appreciate his efforts and wholeheartedly trust him.
Posted by Peter
The very best in his field on immigration matters. Carlin was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have ever encountered, we were always able to reach him one way or another. His professionalism, humanity and understanding. Very Impressive skills & wonderful down to earth person to speak to as well as being tough enough to get things done. I would recommend Carlin to anyone and he will also be the first person I contact for any further needs for immigration needs !!!!!!
Posted by Vlad Sorokin
My spouse and I absolutely recommend Michael Carlin as an immigration attorney for both routine and very complex matters! We first found Mr. Carlin on Avvo, and after a couple of consultations, decided to use his legal services in obtaining a waiver of the J visa home-country residence requirement and pursuing my U.S. permanent resident status. During each step of this long and difficult process, Michael Carlin's office delivered a successful resolution because of the exceptional commitment and work ethic on the part of Michael Carlin and his staff. Mr. Carlin is knowledgeable and experienced in the U.S. immigration laws and procedures, always prompt, resourceful and dependable, as well as articulate and honest. He set realistic expectations for the potential outcome of our immigration issues, worked diligently to help us build strong cases, carefully monitored their progress and quickly addressed any questions or concerns. His very considerate approach to working with clients made us feel like we had a true guide and partner in navigating the overwhelmingly complicated landscape of our immigration process. We are grateful to have found and chosen the Law Office of Michael Carlin.
Posted by Omar
You can find many immigration lawyers, but if you are looking for an EXPERT , who is HONEST and CARING then Michael is your guy. He managed our complicated immigration issue ( my parents and mentally handicapped sister) very professionally. He was able to guide us through achieving favorable outcome. Extremely knowledgeable , resourceful, compassionate and eager to provide every help you can imagine. Even when you get busy yourself with other stuff he would contact you to check on you. I recommend Michael STRONGLY to every friend and person looking for immigration lawyer.
Posted by Margherita
Michael Carlin helped my husband and I file a provisional waiver of inadmissibility, because my husband was in the US undocumented and was facing a 10 year bar. Our waiver was approved and my husband went for his visa interview prepared, received his visa, and reentered the country legally 2 weeks later. Michael Carlin was approachable, completely informed and knowledgeable, always happy to spend time with us answering our questions, going over things twice or three times as needed, and was patient and kind with our kids too! He was very honest and upfront about our chances of success or failure. He always got back to our emails or calls immediately. We had a really great experience with him and his staff and will recommend him to our family or friends in need of immigration help!
Posted by Pedro
I was an adjustment of status applicant with a complicated immigration background. Mr. Carlin was open and honest when describing our chances for success and extremely generous with his time from the moment we had our first consultation. He somehow gives you the feeling that you are his only client. He is extremely responsive by email and phone. After two years of working with him and an initial setback, Mr. Carlin successfully argued our case in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals when we probably had less than a 50% chance of getting approval! Mr. Carlin will work with you and use his experience to provide the best argument possible. Very thankful!