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Himani Bhardwaj

Immigration Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   121 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
    Iowa - IA 10 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Multi-Jurisdictional Practitioner No misconduct found

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WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY IMMIGRATION CASE REGARDLESS OF HOW BIG OR SMALL IS IMPORTANT. FOR A FASTER RESPONSE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN INTAKE ON OUR FIRM'S WEBSITE.

We are a boutique immigration law firm made up of three immigrant women. With love, grit, and integrity over the past 10-years, we have nurtured HBM to be a place of hope for fellow immigrants.

Our client reviews are HBM's only form of marketing. Why?

Because we only take on a handful of new cases per month in order to maintain our high level of success and exceptional customer service.  This business model is by design that puts the client in the center.  To learn about our strong work ethic, expertise in immigration law, and genuine care for our clients (present and past), we invite you to read our reviews. 

If HBM's values resonate with your values, do call us to schedule a consultation.  If we can help and capacity permits, we would love to be your legal counsel in your immigration journey. 

Very Best,

Himani

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Location

HBM Law Offices, LLC
5550 Wild Rose Ln
Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Reviews

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Posted by Cherry-Anne & Melanie | February 14, 2015
Exceptional and dedicated lawyer!!!
Himani is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely trustworthy and dedicated to her clients. In the past, we have always had doubts with regard to legal services because of unforeseen charges and lack of transparency. However, after retaining Himani as our lawyer, we have been convinced otherwise. She is extremely professional and honest, has always been completely transparent with us, and responded to our many emails and phone calls promptly, always with a full set of details and answers to our questions! Furthermore, she is extremely knowledgeable, very passionate about her job and her organizational skills are outstanding! We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. She will be a blessing to you and your case!
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Posted by Jonathan | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than a 5-star lawyer
Himani has been FANTASTIC solving my immigration case. I spoke with other lawyers before I was able to find Himani but none of them made me feel more welcomed and more hopeful than Himani. Other lawyers told me to look elsewhere as they were afraid to handle my case and wished me "good luck". Himani, on the other side, took time to hear more about me and helped me get my green card! She is very knowledgeable and very helpful. I will definitely recommend hiring Himani as a lawyer. She also has a wonderful Paralegal who answers all your question even if you send them late at night. I always got a response in less than 2 hours. I can't thank them enough for what they have done for me. They are wonderful people to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Himani!!
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Posted by Mo | May 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Splendid work
My green card application experience with HBM Law Offices, LLC. has been flawless. Himani had been a great source of information during the entire process and was very responsive to all my questions and concerns. Communication in general was super good which made the waiting period less worrying.
Posted by Gina | April 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service!
Himani made us feel very comfortable throughout this whole process. She’s super knowledgeable and our case got accepted at lightning speed! We are more than happy to recommend her services.
Posted by Sahil and Julie Ann | March 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, Professional, Efficient and Thorough - Highly Recommend
We are returning customers to Himani's law firm. Himani and her legal assistant, Chey, left us feeling supported and well-informed after each interaction throughout the immigration process. They provided clear expectations, checklists and an easy-to-use online platform to ensure our records could be transmitted securely. The process to receive our updated immigration status was completed in record time due to the strong case they compiled and filed for us with USCIS. If you are looking for an attorney with experience and compassion, then Himani is *definitely* an amazing choice. We look forward to working with Himani and Chey again in the future.
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Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Seamless Guidance: A Testament to Himani and Chey's Expertise in Immigration Matters
Himani and Chey were exceptional to collaborate with. Our journey began over two years ago when I was on my OPT as an F1 student and had recently married my wife, a US citizen. Initially, we anticipated a one-year process, but as time progressed, our case grew more complex. The situation was exacerbated when I faced a DUI charge shortly after submitting our adjustment of status application. Combined with the extensive processing times, we received two RFEs, elongating the approval of my conditional green card to nearly two years. Throughout these challenges, Himani and Chey provided unwavering support, addressing all our inquiries and expertly navigating us through this turbulent chapter in our immigration narrative. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking immigration assistance. Their availability for emails and video calls reassured us, and Himani's profound expertise guided us every step of the way. As we approach the renewal of our green card in two years, we will unquestionably choose them again. We are immensely grateful for their exceptional service.
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Posted by Abbiramy | February 28, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Immigration consultant out there
Himani was recommended to me by a close friend and it turned out to be a bit of great advice. I was in a dire situation with my change of status application and needed legal advice. Himani responded promptly whenever I reached out and was equally invested in making sure I got a successful outcome. It is rare to find an attorney who is willing to follow up with you even when she is traveling or when she is in a different time zone. I can't appreciate enough how competent, thorough, and warm Himani was during my interactions with her. I wish her only the best.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
F 3 Visa
Himani, thoroughly answered our inquiries and gave us other options and we plan to use her again. . She was thoughtful and genuine. Chez, relayed our information to Himani in a timely manner.
Posted by Garima | October 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Immigration Lawyer
I had the pleasure of working with Himani and her paralegal Chey from 2018 until I successfully obtained my green card and citizenship in 2023. Their dedication and meticulous approach made the entire immigration process incredibly smooth. Himani and Chey went above and beyond, providing us with monthly updates and proactively ensuring we were always on track. Their passion for their work was evident, and they held our hand through every step. Thanks to their expertise and commitment, we had a trouble-free immigration journey. Their expertise and dedication made a significant difference, ensuring that we faced no challenges throughout the process. I am extremely grateful for their outstanding assistance and guidance.I couldn't have asked for a better team. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer Firm that actually care
I went from "OMG I can never be united with my wife" to a total confidence in my case and the ability to bring my wife to the USA. Himani and her team were always there throughout the process since day one. She even prepared my wife for the interview with a one on one interview.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is a trustworthy attorney
I have 3 years that I know and be her client, and I am happy with her service. She and her assistant Chey are very helpful and never let me down, always reminding, quick/full answering and supporting in every step. If I didn't call her I wouldn't have understood what has been going on in my life for the last 5years. The way she would ask the questions, was like she knew me. And I would be answering, yes this have happened and maybe this too but I haven't seen it that way. And this too but was this way... and that way... After her 1st phone call, I went and wrote down my memories/events and I was suprised. The 2nd and 3rd call laid down all my last years of life, and is when I started letting my gard down and accepted her advises. One of the most important was for me to see a psychologist/therapist and I know many of you will not understand. Bu I can say this, if you don't go to school for engineer and speak as you are one of them-you speaking clueless. My trust on her is still same, and I know she works very hard and with simpathy/respect for her clients. She is very serious and knowledgeable of her sevice. She saved few times big amounts of money with waivers and other benefits. I am grateful to her for all she did and have no complaints.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Good Service
Himani and team helped us in obtaining our permanent residence cards for USA. They helped us in answering and resolving all the RFE's . I have no hesitation in recommending her services.
Posted by Indu | June 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Fantastic
I could not have asked for a better immigration lawyer than Himani to help with processing my mothers Greencard application. It was a pleasure working with Himani and her paralegal Chey. They both were amazing all along the process. They guided me and helped me gather all the necessary documents, review the documents and were always available and extremely responsive to any and all of my questions. Both Himani and Chey are extremely professional, approachable, empathetic and available. There has never been a delay in them responding to any question I had during the process. As an immigration lawyer Himani always had our best interest in mind and guided me along so well that the entire process from start to finish appeared so seamless. In fact my mother received her Greencard in record time .. All thanks to the extremely professional way my mothers case was presented. In Himani and Chey we found trusted partners we can always rely on for our immigration needs. THANK YOU.
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Posted by Yash | April 23, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Reliable Legal Advisor
We've been consulting Himani for over a year now and she has been an excellent and reliable resource throughout our process. We have always felt very comfortable with her and felt that we've been in great hands in terms of legal advice. She always made sure to clarify all our questions patiently and provided us with every detail regarding the paperwork and the process. Her responses to emails were always very prompt and the process to schedule consultation calls with her was very smooth.
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Posted by Nur | April 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and supportive experience
Himani and her team were consistently responsive and clear in their communication with my husband and me, especially during emergency situations where we had endless questions and were constantly emailing. If we emailed in the morning, we got a response from Himani or Chey within a few hours. I have applied for a number of visa applications through different lawyers but this was by far the smoothest experience I have ever had. Information given to us was clear, consistent, her advice was always useful and on point, and I never felt lost in the bureaucratic muddle the way I usually do. We cannot recommend her strongly enough!
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Posted by Rachel | April 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Immigration Lawyer
Himani helped us in transitioning to a marriage based green card from a visitor visa. Both Himani and Chey were approachable and thorough in answering all of our questions. The process seemed tedious at first; but after all our information was submitted to Himani we were relieved at what a breeze the process was. Himani was prompt in completing our application quickly yet with attention to detail. Because of the strength of our filing my husband got his green card in 5 months- unbelievable! Trust Himani and Chey for your immigration legal needs.
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Posted by Himanshu | April 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Attorney
Himani and Chey were both phenomenal to work with. They were detail oriented and very knowledgeable. Chey was always on top of sending us updates and reminders. We asked Himani almost a million questions and wanted a lot of information about nuanced details. Himani always took the time to answer all our questions and made sure we understood and were satisfied with our understanding. She always responded in a very timely manner so we were never left hanging. Her thorough nature helped us get through a very tedious process quickly and comfortably.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Himani helped us in obtaining a K1 visa and green card for my husband from Central Eurasia. Himani and her assistant Chey were so helpful and thorough with every question we had. The process went so smoothly with her knowledge and guidance. We applied right in the middle of the COVID pandemic and Himani helped us get through it all. The information Himani sent us to prepare for the consulate interview was very helpful. My husband felt prepared as he knew what questions they would ask and how he would answer. We always felt that Himani understood our situation and the difficulty of long distance relationships and sympathized with us. We highly recommend Himani Bhardwaj and HBM Law Services for all your immigration legal needs.
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Posted by Mohamad | March 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication and great service
To begin with, me and my wife wanted to apply for a K1 visa plus Green Card. Everything was confusing but the moment we consulted Himani she clarified everything thoroughly so we decided to move forward with her service and we never regret it. We started this process during COVID19 pandemic meanwhile my case was somewhat complicated for geographical reasons yet Himani was always communicating to explain everything to us and she was so responsive whenever we needed her help until I have finally obtained my K1 visa. After my arrival to the US Himani and Chey again instructed us on the next steps clearly and thoroughly they are very well organised. They kept the high level of communication until I obtained my EAD and then afterwards my Green Card. Thank you Himani for your integrity and the great service beside explaining everything and paying attention to the important details, thank you for assuring me that you still there for us even after our final call.
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Posted by Kaur | September 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Himani is excellent lawyer I hired her for immigrant service and she did excellent job. Once I denied about the case but she was so sured about herself and she make impossible thing to possible I definitely recommend her because she knows all the immigration laws.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2012 - 2013
  • In-Country Director
  • Iraq Office, International Human Rights Law Institute
  • 2011 - 2011

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Indo-American Association of Iowa (IAAI)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Indian American Bar Association of Chicago
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Jeanne & Joseph Sullivan Int'l Human Rights Fellowship
  • International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI)
  • 2009

Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association International and Immigration Law Newsletter "The Globe"
  • S. Bill 744: Benefits & Limitations for Foreign National Entrepreneurs (Vol. 51, No. 2)
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Naturalization Workshops
  • 2012
  • Empowering Women Economically at Erbil, Iraq
  • Legal Writing Skills
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Himani is a very professional fellow U.S. immigration lawyer. I have gotten to know her better professionally as we are both members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is always responsive and ready to help. I endorse her services. Van"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and goes extra mile to help the clients."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bhardwaj is an excellent lawyer! She is kind, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. As a fellow immigration lawyer, I would not hesitate to send my close family members or friends to her for representation. She offers top-notch service to her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Himani is a hardworking and honest attorney. As a fellow immigration attorney, I recommend her services without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Himani is not only a great lawyer who gets results for her clients but a great person as well. I have had the opportunity to observe Himani work with clients at a pro bono legal clinic and immediately took notice that she genuinely cares for her clients. Himani gives much of her free time to charitable initiatives, helping those in our community who are less fortunate."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a big fan of Himani. She brings a fascinating background and international experience to her work. She has shown that she is a truly compassionate, competent, and effective immigration lawyer. She takes the time to properly educate herself on any new matter and ensures that she then provides her client with the best advice and representation possible. I whole heartedly recommend her services to any client."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Himani is articulate, detail-oriented, compassionate and above all-trustworthy. She's my go to attorney to send Immigration referrals to, because I know my contact/client will be treated with respect and kept up-to-date about their case. I recommend her whole-heartedly!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Himani is an exceptional attorney only surpassed by her qualities as a person. I would not hesitate to entrust her with any legal matter of my own. As an attorney, she is competent, resilient, creative, and wholly dedicated to the cause of her particular clients. She listens and understands the needs of her clients and efficiently formulates a successful strategy to ensure the goals and hurdles of the case are met and overcome. Himani constantly works harder than is expected and challenges those around her to succeed. I strongly encourage you to contact Himani. You will not be disappointed with her focused, compassionate, and effective representation. She will deliver results."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Himani is a very dedicated and knowledgeable immigration attorney. She is a caring and zealous advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
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West Des Moines Immigration Lawyer Himani Bhardwaj
Himani Bhardwaj
Immigration Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available