5.0 stars 14 totalReview Sonali Patnaik
Posted by Phillip
Sonali has helped me on a variety of issues with maintaining my LPR status while on extended stays overseas. She's patient, responsive and explains the complicated legalese in an easy to understand manner. I highly recommend her and will use her again in the future!
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I highly recommend Sonali Patnaik and am truly grateful to her for all her hard work. I am a US citizen and 7 years ago fell in love with my now husband of 5 years who is from Venezuela. My husband was undocumented and until last month we lived in constant fear of separation. Prior to our marriage we were referred to Sonali by my family's accountant who said she was a very good and trustworthy immigration lawyer. We met with her to find out what our options would be if we decided to marry and have a family together. She took us into a conference room and on a large board drew out the different paths that we might encounter in our future. My husband and I had each sought opinions from other lawyers but when we met with Sonali it was immediately clear that she was well educated, experienced, ethical and the person we would trust with our case. After meeting with Sonali I had a grasp of what our future would hold - it would be difficult but not impossible and that knowledge was priceless. My husband and I proceeded with our marriage and the next year had our son. I remember being confined to bed rest while I was pregnant and talking to Sonali on the phone about my fears. She was always available to answer my questions before we even started my husbands immigration process. I was again assured that she was the lawyer to handle our case because I felt she wanted the best for us and would do everything in her power to help our family stay together. She is very intelligent, professional, honest, and she truly cares and has her clients best interest in mind. Seven years ago my husband and I were sitting in our backyard dreaming about having a family together and my husband said sadly he thought it was a dream too wonderful to come true - BUT last month our dreams came true thanks to Sonali and her assistant Noemi! My husband is no longer undocumented, he has successfully completed his immigration process and we no longer fear separation!!!
Below is the thank you email I sent Sonali the day my husband returned from Venezuela completing his immigration process:
Thank you guys for all your hard work, I cant tell you how much we appreciate your help and diligence!!! We remember meeting with you before we got married 5 years ago to talk about the difficult course ahead of us.... and I remember talking to you on the phone when on bed rest while pregnant with little Franklin- you were always there to answer my questions and help us (even after your car stalled out with your children inside!)! I cant express how thankful we are to the both of you!!! I have my family safely together again -I am overjoyed!!!
Posted by Idalia
We hired Sonali to handle my husband's immigration case a few years ago and the process is finally over (Yay). I have to say that Sonali and her staff made the process less stressful. There was always a prompt answer to my emails and my phone calls. I never felt lost or like I didn't know what was going on because she always kept me informed. What I appreciated the most was that she always had our best interest in mind. I am extremely grateful that we were recommended to her and we have and will continue to recommend her to anyone that we know that needs an immigration lawyer. Thank Patnaik Law for all your help.
Posted by Robert
Sonali certainly has had the knowledge and skills to help me. However, what I appreciate the most is that she has taken the time to explain the process and my options to me. She replies to my phone calls and emails promptly. Immigration has been the most stressful issue in my life, and until I started using Sonali (and I tried other attorneys before her) I always felt lost and afraid. If you want results. but also peace of mind, she is the right immigration attorney for you. I'm very grateful for all she has done for me.
Posted by Andrew
My name is Andrew Ormsby, I have a very complicated E2 visa renewal ( or reapply) as they like to call it , it has always been a complicated process for me, and have been doing it for the last ten years, this year I Used Sonali , and she not only took the hassle out of it for me but she was able to get it expedited and I received my five year visa in a quarter of the time that it has taken in the past, I highly recommend using her from start to finish.
Posted by John
Very competent, honest and trustworthy lawyer. I have been with her since 2009 with the immigration case and she has done a wonderful job. My case was terminated in 2010 and i was given a relief. The good thing with Patnaik is that she just does not collect your money but she tells you the naked truth. I will try your case but.... or i will not promise you about your case so i will not because of .......
Posted by Jayant
I had my wife's case on final deportation Preceding. I hired a lawyer in New Jersey who was suppose to file a application for my wife's removal of conditional green card. Where the lawyer took the money and never filed for my wife. Next thing we got was final deportation order from the immigration court. This was very frustrating for me and my wife. After that we moved to Texas and found Sonali Patnaik. Before we met Sonali we had no idea what to do with this case. It was like we lost hope and I thought i was not going to see my wife for next 10 years, But thanks to Sonali she worked really hard for me an my wife to fix the problem we had with immigration. It took two years for immigration to give us a final court date and Sonali got us out of the Jam we were in. This case she was fighting was not easy at all. This kind of cases are very hard to deal with only the experienced lawyer can deal with this kind of cases. I went to talk to 10 diffrent lawyers and they said no to me and told me that your wife have to go back to INDIA and she will have to wait for 10 years and then refile, but Sonali came through with it. So right now Sonali is my lawyer for Immigration problems for me no matter what state im in i will hire Sonali over and over. One of the Best Laywer in STATE TEXAS. FIVE STAR RATING FROM ME.......If Sonlai can solve my case she can solve any case.
Posted by Jimmy
Helped one of my family member back to US after having 10 years bar. She worked so well. She is also honest and reasonable.
Posted by Suraj
she knows what we want. I went to her to submit my green card application in the last minute (2007 July), my app was turned down by couple of lawyers because of time constraint but Sonali understood my situation and took the case, since then i had NO REGRETS working with her. She is very patient, super smart, everytime I see her with questions she tried to answer most of them with out loosing any patience. If I have to talk about her, she is smart, knows what she is doing and answers all our questons with lots of patience.
If anyone outthere looking for a lawyer with these qualities, she is the one. Good Luck, byt the by I got my green card and the credit goes to Sonali.
Posted by Rohit
Sonali was very professional and prompt in dealing with my case. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend.