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Shabnam Lotfi

Immigration Attorney at Madison, WI

4.9   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2012
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Lotfi Legal, LLC
14 W Mifflin St Ste 300
Madison, WI, 53701

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring Person and Knowledgeable Lawyer
I should have hired her from them beginning of the case! I hesitated, hired someone else, after no result I came back to her, and she solved the problem. THANK YOU Shabnam for being a good human as well as serving your clients with the best knowledge that you have. You are the best! My parents immigration case took 4 years in total but they wouldn't have been here TOGETHER if it was not because of her help.
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Posted by Gol Balakh | June 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She’s a pro, and she’s kind and caring
I did everything I could to get my father in the US during the pandemic, and I failed. Shabnam literally made it happen for us, and saved my father a greencard. I wish I could tell more of her.
Posted by Elizabeth | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best immigration lawyers in Wisconsin
We hired Atty. Shabnam Lofti as our lawyer in my I-485. She is very sweet and accomodating as well as her partner Atty. Veronica..You can call, text or write them anytime and they are always ready to answer or extend help. She is the best lawyer that I can recommend here in Wisconsin.I have complicated issues regarding my documents but she was very smart and brillant..and up to my interview she was very helpful inspite of that she was pregnant that time, and it was February, it's Winter but all the way from Madison to Milwaukee she drove and joined us in our interview..Now, I am so happy that I have my 10-year green card and didnt regret that I got her as our immigration lawyer..I am also thankful with her partner, Atty. Veronica Sustic . And of course I will get them again in my application for Citizenship ..and for those who have complicated cases on your green card application , we highly recommend Atty. Shabnam and I assure you, you will get it. .
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Efficient
Shabnam helped us successfully complete our case in a timely manner with no setbacks. Neither I nor my spouse truly understood the immigration process, but Shabnam was very patient and clear in her explanation of it. She answered all our questions thoroughly and in as much detail as she could provide given our circumstances. She is very knowledgeable about immigration and always asked the right questions to see if we fell into categories that might make our process more difficult and worked with us to find solutions to the problems before they arose. I give her preventative approach to everything credit for how fast and smoothly everything went. All in all, she was incredibly helpful and always put our concerns first when figuring out how to manage our case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great, helpful person and of course lawyer
Many of the lawyers won't even do consultation without a pre-payment. But I called Ms. Lotfi, and she got back to me very quickly with guidance and helpful points for free.
Posted by Saleh Babazadeh | January 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable immigration lawyer
Shabnam Lotfi is really a very dedicated and committed lawyer. I had a consultation with her for my visa situation. Shabnam was very enthusiastic and helpful, laying out all the common options for me as well as trying to get to know me to be able to provide a better consultation. Talking to her made me feel supported and calm. She is knowledgeable, has high experience and tries her best to find solutions for helping applicants in their legal matters without charging extra fees. When I was stuck in Democratic Republic of Congo, she started a legal process for me without asking for any money. She's not just a lawyer, she goes far beyond and treats you as a family member.
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Posted by Minoo | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Shabnam Lotfi is an excellent attorney. She followed up with my family immigration case that was in administrative process for months. My family will be here soon. She is helpful, caring , and professional.
Posted by Sepideh | August 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most helpful lawyer someone can have
Shabnam Lotfi is really a very dedicated and committed lawyer. I hired a lawyer and consulted six different lawyers but only the lawyer who only dedicated her time and used all her resources to help and guide me was Shabnam Lotfi. She is knowledgeable, has high experience and tries her best to find solutions for helping applicants in their legal matters without charging extra fees. She's not just a lawyer but she goes far beyond and helps you like a dear friend.
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Posted by Suresh Govindaraj | May 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!!
Thanks for your detailed explanation and consultation regarding my request and flexibility in scheduling the appointment. Also happy you did send follow up notes on open questions.
Posted by Alyssa | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY EVER!!
We were in a total mess, with the most complex situation thinkable, and it was time to find an attorney. I contacted Shabnam, as she was the closest to my house. Little did I know, that we would be embarking on a painful, long, intense process with this AMAZING woman, and if it wasn't for her, we would've never made it through. Emotionally, I was a wreck, and she reassured me so many times, that I'm sure I annoyed her, but she always comforted me and made me have faith that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She is incredibly knowledgeable, she knows the laws inside out, and no matter how complex, if it's something super strange and unknown, she will get an answer and the best plan given the situation. I can't imagine having gone through this with anyone else. We are so lucky, and so thankful to have such a talented, experienced, trusting, and dedicated attorney. She has become someone who means the world to us, as we will never forget what she has done for us. These were our darkest hours, and she saw us through them. We had tears of fears followed by tears of happiness thanks to her success! She's a rockstar! Truly, the BEST you can find! She is so on top of things, and caring, and smart! It just doesn't get any better than Shabnam!! We are so grateful and blessed to have had her, of all attorney's out there.
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Posted by Annie | January 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful consultation
I emailed to ask for consultation advice regarding immigration, and I got a response very quickly scheduling a meeting within the next few days. Shabnam was very enthusiastic and helpful, laying out all the common options for me as well as trying to brainstorm for more obscure immigration methods given my specific history and background. She also answered my questions about more detailed aspects of the process. I get the feeling that she's very passionate about her work and cares deeply about the people she works with.
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Posted by Bruno | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EB1B Green card
I had a pleasure to work with Mrs Lotfi and she did a great job. She not only understands US immigration law, but she was tenacious in getting my petition approved. She is highly recommended by me to anyone that is looking for an honest, diligent, focused lawyer.
Posted by Virginie Ok | August 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great immigration lawyer
It was a pleasure to work with Shabnam as she was very attentive about my E2 visa case and excited about my project of cafe opening. She very quick with emails, careful and creates confidence by understanding your immigration case. Highly recommended!
Posted by Mary | July 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome lawyer!
I really enjoyed getting consult from Shabnam.She is going above and begind.She spent quite a time for me to review my documents for free in non wotlekjng hours!
Posted by Mike | June 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dont Hesitate to Contact Her
Shabnam is a young but expert lawyer. Her advises were really helpful for us. The main point is that she is really sober and listen to you carefully and understand the situation.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greencard
Attorney Lotfi filed for my change of status from F-1 visa to permanent resident. She guided me through the process and made sure every step was done efficiently. I obtained my green card in five months.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Immigration advice session
Shabnam is very dedicated. She responded to all my questions and concerns with a very clear and calm tone that is helpful especially when you are stressed out. I used the online service, and got a call from her within the mentioned time frame. She is also very quick with emails, and you will notice her keen intelligence along the way.
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Posted by Sara | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Powerful Attorney
My experience with attorney Shabnam Lotfi was great. She is very professional, trust-worthy, and extremely reliable. She represented me against a very powerful airline corporation and the airline ended up reimbursing me in full. I could not be happier and have and will continue to recommend attorney Shabnam Lotfi to anyone that is need of an attorney that will go above and beyond for her clients.
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Posted by Nima | February 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Shabnam is very dedicated. She responded to all my questions and concerns with a very clear and calm tone which is helpful especially when you are stressed out. I used the online service, and got a call from her within the mentioned time frame. She is also very quick with emails, and you will notice her keen intelligence along the way. I would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Mohammad | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Shabnam is very proffesional and pays attention to details. She spent enough time on my case and made it very compelling. She really cares about her clients.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Program and Policy Analyst
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Family
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • US Department Of Health & Human Services
  • 2010 - 2010

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Naturalization Appeal
  • Approval

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

Honors and Awards

  • Middle Eastern Law Student Association 3L Award
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2011

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Doyenne Group
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2015
  • Immigration Basics
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Lotfi consulted with me on a case and I came away from our conversation very impressed with her knowledge of Immigration Law, as well as her style of practice. She deeply cares for her clients and wants to ensure they receive the best possible representation. She obviously puts their best interests at the forefront and won't give up until all options have been explored. I won't hesitate to recommend her for any Immigration issues my clients face and to anyone else who needs representation in that area."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lotfi is an exceptional immigration attorney. She is known for her knowledge in the field and her zealous advocacy on behalf of her clients. She is highly respected within the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Attorney Shabnam Lotfi highly regarding her successful immigration practice. Her dedicated and foundational approach to intervening for the rights of immigrants and others is exemplary of the kind of world I would like to live in. Her experience is not only valuable in itself, but her care and attention makes working with her invaluable."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shabnam is a brilliant immigration attorney. If I have a friend or family member who needs immigration services she is the first person I send them to. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shabnam is an excellent immigration attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lotfi is very knowledgeable about immigration law and provides insightful commentary for both her clients and other attorneys."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Lotfi. She is very talented, tough and has her clients best interest at all time. If you need an immigration attorney give her a call. You will happy that you did."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lotfi is an excellent lawyer. I have sought legal advice from Attorney Lotfi on immigration issues, and she exhibited a commanding and comprehensive knowledge of the law. Moreover, Attorney Lotfi spoke passionately about her philosophy on client representation and her dedication to helping her clients navigate the legal system every step of the way. I highly recommend Attorney Lotfi as an intelligent, hard working, and dynamic lawyer dedicated to providing the best legal services for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lotfi has passion for helping her clients with immigration issues. I do not hesitate to endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lotfi is an excellent immigration attorney. She is highly dedicated to helping clients with their immigration issues. From the many conversations I had with Attorney Lotfi I know firsthand that she is well-versed on immigration law. Anyone hiring her services will be in good hands."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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