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Michael D. Baker

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Review Michael Baker

  • Ownership, patience and perseverance

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    Posted by Jetze

    An internal company transfer saw me and my family move from South Africa to the USA. Our Group in the filtration business had previously made use of Michael's services for other successful transfers from Europe to the US. Without hesitation Mike started on our case and took us step by step through the process and procedures. Mike has the patience and the perseverance to negotiate those myriad of laws and regulations that come with immigration into the US. There was off course no question that we would call upon Mike's experience once we were eligible to apply for our Green Cards. Again, he took all worries, concerns and work out of our hands. Without hesitation we would recommend Michael Baker's services.

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  • Excellent Experience

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    Posted by ndde

    I found Michael via we have been working together for last 2 years to get my green card. He is a great lawyer, very prompt and he knows what he is doing. He is highly experienced and a professional at his job. He always found a time for our meetings and informed me on everything about my situation and answered all of my questions patiently. With his help and knowledge my case went very well. I highly recommend Michael , he is a great lawyer.

  • Outstanding Immigration Attorney

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    Posted by Warren

    Mike Baker was recommended to me by the ex state attorney of Springfield.
    The USCIS had revoked my green card after I had got divorced from my US wife. I was on the verge of returning home to England before I went to Mike.
    He turned everything around for me with his skill and expertise in immigration law, Mike was always available on the phone or by e-mail, he was quick and responsive to everything the USCIS sent out, he followed with me on everything and patiently explained all the process that I was going thru. Mike won my case with his skill and constant probing in the immigration field. If anyone needs a top class immigration attorney, Mike Baker is your go too man.

    Warren Garlick

  • Waiver of in admissibility for non-immigrants

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    Posted by Kaycee

    Following an incident that happened in 2003, I was declared inadmissible in 2012 by the Us consular in Nigeria. I needed to sort this out because my offence was a naïve mistake with no criminal intent but I had no clue how to go about it.

    I found Mike Baker via Google. A few other USA based attorneys I contacted were reluctant to deal with me considering I was based in far away Nigeria. I gave him a call and Mr. Baker asked me to send a mail stating my case. After a few days and a series of telephone calls he accepted to handle my case but sternly requested I be very honest and straight forward with him.

    All correspondences were via telephone calls and emails. We never had a face to face meeting as I was based in Lagos Nigeria. Mike painstakingly explained and outlined explained the steps I needed to follow to apply for a section 212 (D) (3)(A) waiver of Inadmissibility .

    We started the process in April 2014 and I formally requested for the waiver in September 2014 at the consular in Nigeria. . I got my waiver approved in January 2015 (4 MONTHS).

    Over the period Mr Baker handled all emails and phone calls personally and professionally. He never referred me to any of his legal aids and he never failed to respond my emails and calls. He was always matter- of -factly and never made an attempt to raise my hopes unduly. He was Very professional and void of unnecessary sentiments. He was also very detailed and patient considering the difference in time zones between us.

    My case appeared impossible as I had used an attorney who wasted my 2 years taking me through a wrong route , but with his help my waiver was approved unexpectedly fast .

    My family is highly impressed with his services.
    I highly recommend Mike Baker to anyone needing assistance with immigration matters. During the entire process, I found Mike professional, extremely knowledgeable and always willing to return a call or email to answer any questions I had.


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    Posted by Raul

    I was referred to Mike from another attorney because of his expertise in immigration law. I came from Mexico to the U.S several years ago undocumented. Sense that time I have attended GED classes along with other specialty courses. I also have a Civil Union with my life partner. In 2012 I.C.E statred deportation proceedings against me. Because of Mike's efforts and expertise he was able to get I.C.E to use Prosecutorial Discretion and stop the removal proceedings! My partner and I felt like Mike took a personal interest in our case! He kept us informed throughout the entire process. Also, it was very helpful that Mike speaks Spanish, he was able to explain everything to me so I had a complete understanding!

  • Michael has been of great help and support to our family

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    Posted by Miguel Aluen

    Mike Baker has been our lawyer for several years. 

    He has advised and guided us in various matters, always evincing a deep and thorough knowledge of the law. His advice has always been most valuable.
    He always returns calls and e-mails promptly, and always makes time to meet with us even though he clearly has a very busy schedule.  Mike takes care that we understand our options, the meaning of relevant legal terms and their implications, making us feel at ease with topics that seem complicated and sometimes incomprehensible to us. We feel very secure and comfortable working with him and would not hesitate to give him the highest possible recommendation.

    Many thanks Mike--you have been of great help and support and we are very grateful for all your advice, time and patience.

  • Very knowledgeable lawyer

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    Posted by I.V.

    I needed to adjust my status from "out of status" to a permanent resident in the United States. I found Mike Baker by researching immigration lawyers in Internet. I gave him a call and Mr. Baker returned my call personally and I made an appointment to meet with him for a consultation.

    At our first meeting Mike thoroughly explained the steps I needed to follow to adjust my status to a permanent resident. During the entire process, Mike never failed to respond my emails and calls. My situation was very difficult, but with his help my case was approved unexpectedly fast. My husband and I are happy with his services.

    I highly recommend Mike to anyone needing assistance with immigration matters. During the entire process, I found Mike professional, extremely knowledgeable and always willing to return a call or email to answer any questions I had.

  • I was an Inmigrant with a felony but Mike Baker got me Approved!!!

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    Posted by Elvin

    I filed for a adjust of status from Illegal immigrant to permanent resident back in Summer 2006, I saw a couple of Attorney's back then and they were too expensive so I decided to filed myself with help of an Immigration Counseling Org. My case was denied on fall 2008 due to multiple reasons, one of them back in winter 2001 I had a felony. I was devastated because I made a new life with a decent income, married with a newborn, etc. INS gave 30 days to reconsider......I google Attorneys and called at least 7 Attorney's in the Chicagoland area. I left multiple messages on 5 diff. offices which they didn't returned my vmail. I spoke with one Attorney stated it was hard to reconsider and TAT were too short. I reached MIKE BAKER at his cel#, (yes he listed his cel#) I spoke with him explained my case briefly and made an appointment. He took my case and we worked together. During the process I received top notch legal service, I found Mike Baker as very knowledgeable. We filed what INS called a Waiver. Long story short he submitted my paperwork......9 Months later I received the approval notice from INS and therefore my Green card. Thanks Mike for your service, you worked the extra mile on my case and went above & beyond my expectations.

  • Great Lawyer

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    Posted by Lawrence

    Michael Baker has handled two cases for us and has done so in a very professional manner. He is a great communicator and was always available for any questions. His knowledge in this field is excellent and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help.

  • Successful Naturalization with prior "Arrest" Record

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    Although I had a valid green card for 10 years, I was hesitant to apply for Citizenship due to a prior "misdemeanor sex crime arrest" (which classifies under the definition of "crime of moral torpitude" subject to potential deportation). Although in my criminal trial my case was dismissed and I pled guilty to a lesser disorderly conduct, when the time came for my citizenship application, I contacted Mr. Mike Baker for his expertise on Immigration Law.

    After he agreed to take up my case for Naturalization, his advice was extremely valuable as I kept continuously submitting documents that were requested by USCIS. Michael's background on similar immigration cases, his experience in criminal law, and, his approach of analyzing potential future issues/queries across all angles, was simply amazing. With extreme due diligence in every step along the way, I was able to become a US Citizen after 1 year of my application.

    Thanks to Michael Baker and I hope that he would continue to help out clients with their Immigration issues. I would highly recommend Mr. Michael Baker to assist clients in solving criminal / immigration issues.