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Michael Carlin first set himself apart by understanding our sense of urgency and responding to us almost immediately on a Holiday Weekend. Having done our research, we knew we wanted someone who could definitely get the job done, but we were blown away by the compassion he showed. Michael was current on immigration supreme court rulings which really saved us a lot of time and stress. He was able to give us a great recommendation for an attorney in a different field of practice. Our case went as smoothly as anyone could have hoped for, given the situation. We were always informed of every possible case scenario, never mislead or given false hope, always knew what our chances/expectations were going into every situation. By far the best, and hopefully last, attorney I've had.
Posted by Leticia
I had a wonderful experience with Michael Carlin. He is reliable and was always available to answer questions in a timely manner. Our case went off smoothly and as expected. He is straight forward, honest and very knowledgeable. I will definitely contact Michael if ever needed again. Best place to go for immigration help and services.
Posted by Ruban
I would rate Attorney Michael Carlin a 5 star because he was the reason that the USCIS granted permission for our family to stay together in the U.S. when my husband was on the verge of deportation. Prior to Attorney Michael Carlin taking up our case we had lost all hopes with other lawyers. From the time we have been with Michal Carlin he has reassured us that this case could be won and we started slowly gaining faith as he pursued with such care and dedication of the handling of our very sensitive case. Both him and his staff are very friendly, patient and caring; they all are so willing to help make the process a little less stressful. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends and associates. Our family is forever grateful to Attorney Carlin for all that he has done for keeping us together for without him our family would have been broken up by now. Thank you once again Attorney Carlin with all our hearts for all that you did for us and we wish you the very best in all that you do. Sincerely, Ruban family.
Posted by Gabriel
I would highly recommend Michael Carlin for all your immigration needs. As anyone who has dealt with the immigration department knows, the laws are very confusing and complex, and require nothing short of an expert to break the code. Michael is extremely knowledgeable about immigration issues. He is straightforward, respectful, empathetic, and accessible. In my sister’s case, her green card had been taken away due to an overstay in Brazil. She’s been married to an American for 16 years. Michael handled the whole case and played out every possible scenario with the utmost professionalism. His diligence resulted in a successful outcome for my sister and her husband. Since that first meeting, in which our one hour scheduled visit stretched into an almost three hour one with no signs from Michael that our time was up, or that we were infringing on his other matters, to the last sign of his honesty and professionalism, when he returned over $100 dollars to my sister, (as he figured an overpayment had been made) Michael Carlin was always polite, attentive to what we had to say, meticulous in his filling out of forms, detailed about all that took place so as to fully familiarize himself with the case, and an expert on immigration matters and which course to take under the given circumstances. Throughout the whole process, which took approximately 14 months, he always kept us posted as to what our next step would be and our possible options. I couldn’t have found a better attorney to handle my sister’s case.
Posted by Ryan
Me and my wife were married abroad and she is not a U.S. citizen. We wanted to return to the United States to start our life together. Unfortunately, things aren't that easy. Me and my wife were heartbroken when we found out that we could not be together until obtaining the proper visas. This was very frustrating as a young couple who were eager to start our lives together. We began immediately searching for an immigration attorney to consult about our situation.
Luckily for us, we found Mr. Carlin. Mr. Carlin was courteous, efficient, and professional from the first conversation over the phone. The way he handles the financials is very straightforward and commendable. Nothing was ever confusing or in question when dealing with Mr. Carlin. After he took on our case he worked quickly, updating us all the while, on every aspect of the process of obtaining a spousal visa. We applied during one of the biggest slow downs in visa processing history, and Mr. Carlin guided us through what could have ultimately been an even more frustrating and dire situation. We obtained our visa and are now living together happily in the United States.
From start to finish Mr. Carlin was straight-up and proficient in his work. Without hesitation, I can say that my wife and I think Mr. Carlin was one of the most professional and efficient people that either of have worked with in any capacity, including our own professional and personal lives.
Posted by Kate
Mr. Carlin was very knowledgeable and communicative during the 2+ year process to obtain my husband's residency. He is highly organized and knowledgeable of immigration law and made us feel like we were his only case. Not only did he assist us with all aspects of the paperwork, he responded to questions my husband had while he was out of the country, and provided us with information regarding next steps once my husband returned to the country. He is also very personable and supportive.
Posted by Luca
Michael was extremely nice, fast, and professional in helping with my case. I will come back to him if I have any other issues in the future. Highly suggested.
Posted by Alfredo
Mr. Carlin explained and helped me with my US residence petition. He filled out the I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 forms. My petition went smooth and with no problems. His knowledge of the immigration laws and experience were a determining factor for the success of my case.
Posted by Marisol
The whole immigration experience can be very stressful one and since we had Michael Carlin as our attorney I felt so at ease and involved in the immigration process and that made the experience a much better one. I have nothing bad to say just all great things, he is a very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. He personally communicates with you most of the time and his staff is also very knowledgeable and communicate with you any changes in your case . I really cant recommend anyone else better for the job.
Posted by Matt
We first contacted Mr. Carlin for green card (I-751 portion) services after not retaining our previous lawyer specializing in family immigration law. We found him through very positive online reviews and after interviewing him and a few other lawyers, decided to retain him. He is very responsive to emails, even getting back to us on a Sunday evening for our first inquiry of services. We live 2 hours from his office, and so strong communication was important to us, which Mr. Carlin must be commended on. He always kept us up to date on our case, and made every effort to answer all our questions. He also does top notch work, and is very detail-oriented. In comparison to our previous lawyer, we felt he was treating us more than just a pay-check and we did not have to keep tabs on him. He went to great lengths in preparing our application (which was approx. 600 pages), and takes the utmost pride in his work. This includes reviewing all the evidence for content/relevance, something our previous lawyer did not take the time to do. The application was not rushed, and was not submitted until all parties were satisfied with the paperwork and organization. Despite having a corporate plan that covers fees for in network lawyers, we still choose to use an out of network one. His fees are very reasonable, and Mr. Carlin is certainly worth the extra money and travel we endured. He even sent us back unused funds for his services, a testament to his honesty and integrity. We are so pleased, that we will be retaining him for citizenship services, and expect the same level of quality. Our only regret was not hiring him from the beginning of our case.