Posted by Samuel Kadavakollu
Best Law Firm I ever know!
I came to US from India to do my Ph.D. With the help of Messersmith Law Firm me and my wife would able to get green card. I came to know about this Firm from my good friend and I called them and they applied my E1B EA green card through premium process. I only have 5 publications when I applied but Peter Messersmith answered all of my emails and questions promptly and helped me alot to file my application successfully. I got my I-140 approved in 14 days through premium processing and then he applied my I-485 which I received in two months. My wife got RFE since, she did not take x-ray for tb positive, but we answered the questions and she got her green-card in one month. I never get a chance to talk with him over phone, since he answered all of my questions through email. Jen also helped me a lot by answering all of my phone calls and questions during this process. They have lot of patience and I strongly recommend anyone to consider this firm while filing your permanent residency application or any visa application. Three of my friends already contact Messersmith Law Firm and start filing their applications.
Kudos to Peter!
Thank you Peter.
Posted by Aditi
Peter and his assistant Jen were helpful and accessible. Phone calls were always answered and emails received prompt replies. Jen is a sweetheart. I applied for my permanent residency under the EB1A category. Peter was very helpful in letting me know what I needed for the filing providing examples and samples to help me put my own letters together. I was extremely stressed during the whole process and worried about my chances because as we immigrants know, our work, home and livelihood in the US depends on our legal status in this country. But Peter and Jen both reassured me and calmed me down. Good lawyer and good man.
Posted by a client
Excellent Service by Peter Law Firm
I hired Mr.Peter as my immigration lawyer for my NIW and EB1A cases. He did fantastic job and my GC got approved.
He is very professional,attentive, confident and knowledgeable. He is easily accessible via email and phone.
I live in different state, I never met him personally but from the beginning to the end I have communicated via email only. He replied all my emails quickly and his answers are very short and to the point.
I am glad that I took right decision to hire him.
Posted by Steven
Several of my friends got their green cards from attorney Peter Messersmith and only had great things to say about him. I was on L1 visa and came to an end but my employer wasn't willing to sponsor me for a green card due to the company financing issues. I spoke to a few attorneys before I got his name but none of the attorneys I spoke to believed that I had a decent case. I was very depressed and it seems impossible to me at the time. I contacted attorney Peter Messersmith. After looking over my CV, he told me that he has gotten similar cases approved for the EB1 in the past after he helped them strengthen their cases but he also recommended me to pursue an NIW as a back up as EB1 is the hardest category to get approved. Initially I thought that the fee was a little high for me but adding in NIW is not that much more so I listened to him and did both. It turned out it worthed every penny I spent. He's very thorough and gave me very clear instructions on how to gather everything. When I have questions, he's usually brief but pinpoint to the questions. Although emails and phone communications are all included in our agreement, I know I may have called and emailed way too much after numerous calls and hundreds of emails. The amazing thing is that he never made me feel that I took up too much of his time. He's always extremely patient and nice which I truly appreciate very much. I know that he's very busy and must have many other clients who were also nervous about their cases. Throughout the process he put into so much effort and I can tell he really cares. Many documents he helped me to gather turn out to be a defining point to get my cases approved. I went through the regular EB1 process to try to save some money. After a few month waiting, I decided to go with premium processing. My case was approved in less than a week. Two weeks after my EB1 was approved, I received my NIW approval. No RFE for either case. My family and I received our green cards right after the NIW approval. Thanks a million to attorney Peter Messersmith! I'm grateful that he was willing to take my case and he made it work when I didn't see a way. I lived in New York at the time but planed a trip to meet him with my family and just want to thank him in person and also to see Chicago. He's very nice and humble and thanked me for following his instructions so he was able to make a successful case. I referred him to two of my colleagues seeking immigration help and their cases were recently approved as well. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attorney who can make impossible to possible. If you want a miracle in your case, I highly recommend you to seek attorney Peter Messersmith's help!
Posted by Mohammad
Hiring Peter for my NIW green card was a very good decision. Even though the process was done remotely, he was always available by phone or email, and he helped me in every step of providing the required materials for my case. He is an expert, and his approach is very professional, I highly recommend Peter.
Posted by Hui
Peter worked on our case for years and he is always patient and answered my request on time. I would recommend him to my friends.
There is also a paralegal in his office, who speaks native Chinese. She is a great help if you prefer some translation when legal terms appear to be difficult to understand.
The most important is that we eventually got the green cards. Peter, thank you!
Posted by a client
I hired Peter to file a NIW petition, hoping that I will get the best service (after reading the other reviews on here). He said he was highly confident my case will be approved. During the application process he responded to my emails very briefly, and I felt he didn't really care about my case. Since I am from another city, most of the communication was done via email. After he submitted my petition, I asked him kindly to send me the cover letter he wrote on my behalf, and he refused to do so. He said he doesn't send the cover letter through mail or email, and I would have to go in person to Chicago to see it (550 miles from where I live).
I later found out that, according to the Illinois State Bar Association attorneys are obligated to provide to their clients access to their files and promptly respond to reasonable requests for information
Long story short, after one year and one RFE letter, my petition was denied. Peter said he is confident that the USCIS decision was a mistake, and he had encouraged me to reapply. His fee for reapplying would have been "only" $2000 -- to basically resend the same documents). After speaking with two other very experienced immigration attorneys, I decided not to reapply as they told me that NIW is not a category suitable for musicians, and applying for NIW was a mistake to begin with (Thanks, Peter for misleading me and taking my money!). Please do yourself a favor and find an attorney who is knowledgeable and actually cares about you.
Posted by a client
I contacted about four attorneys to evaluate my profile for EB-1A GC process and three of them said I wouldn't get it, but Peter confidently said that he filed for GC in Eb-1A category for individuals with similar profiles and was successful. So I started working with him. I have seen my peers apply through some attorneys but got RFEs but with Peter, I didn't have to go through it as he was very thorough in everything. Peter and his secretary Jen have always responded to my calls and emails very promptly and this the most important thing when you are dealing with any attorney for any visa. Finally, I got my green card within 7 months of time and I know Peter did a great job. So I would definetly recommend Messersmith Law Firm for your visa application needs.
Posted by Dmitry
I decided to apply for a green card through NIW and my friends, who successfully obtained GC, recommended Peter as an immigration lawyer. Peter and his staff showed themselves as highly motivated and attentive professionals. He helped in completing the forms, proofreaded the recommendations and was easily accessible via email or phone when I had questions. Under his guidance I quickly obtained the green card. I would highly recommend Peter for any immigration matters.
Posted by Srinivas
My EB1 green card application was a source of stress for me before I first contacted Peter but after his initial assessment of my case, which gave me a lot of confidence in the feasibility of the process, his help in the compilation of the requisite material and the eventual filing of application were invaluable. He made the whole operation really straight forward at least for me (I am sure his end of the process was anything but). Also the timelines he predicted turned out to be really accurate which reflects his knowledge of the system. It has been a pleasure dealing with him and he has my unqualified endorsement.