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Richard Michael Wilner

Immigration Attorney at Orange, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
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I represent productive foreign born individuals and companies that seek to make a positive impact on the United States.

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Kelly S. O'Reilly, hard at work
The conference aka the situation room
Richard Wilner in the midst of something
Our receptionist Tess holding down the fort.
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Location

WILNER & O'REILLY | IMMIGRATION LAWYERS | ORANGE, CA
333 City Blvd West
Suite 1918
Orange, CA, 92868
WILNER & O'REILLY | IMMIGRATION LAWYERS | SAN DIEGO, CA
600 W. Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA, 92101
WILNER & O'REILLY | IMMIGRATION LAWYERS | SACRAMENTO,CA
2730 Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite 208
Sacramento, CA, 95833
WILNER & O'REILLY | IMMIGRATION LAWYERS | FRESNO
8080 North Palm Avenue Ste. 112
Fresno, CA, 93711
WILNER & O'REILLY | IMMIGRATION LAWYERS | UTAH
434 W. Ascension Way Suite 525
Murray, UT, 84123
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Reviews

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Posted by Natasha | December 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just got my U.S. citizenship thanks to Wilner & O'Reily!
I had a fantastic experience using Wilner & O'Reily for both my U.S. Green Card and my U.S. Citizenship. After my initial consultation with Richard Wilner, I worked with Victor Hernandez (who worked as my case manager and handled my filing and documentation) and attorney Angie Ayala (who helped prep me for my final interviews). All three were friendly, professional, and together helped give me the motivation to undertake the long journey towards citizenship. From start till finish, my experience with Wilner & O'Reilly over the years was fantastic. At every step I received expert advice via frequent emails, calls, and WebEx meetings, from the stage of gathering evidence for my Green Card, right through till my actual Citizenship interview. I can't believe I'm finally a citizen after years in the U.S., and I will forever be grateful to the firm. I would highly recommend using Wilner & O'Reilly for all immigration matters.
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Posted by Anthony | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer & Best Law firm ever!
Best law firm ever .. Mr. Richard M. Wilner is the most professional and sincere lawyer I have ever met, he is very friendly, forward and straight to the point. I got my work authorization card and my SSN in a month and the process couldn’t go any smoother. Ana Hernandez the case manager of WILNER & O'REILLY orange office informed us of every step she was taking along the way, through emails and phone calls, letters, etc… it wasn’t just about the money with this firm, they have payment plans and care more about satisfying their customers and reaching the same goal as their clients. I am very happy with the outcome and the sincerity of this law firm and the way they handle things and will 100% recommend it to anyone and will use it for further services if need be. THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Colin | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COMPLEX CASE, MULTIPLE MATTERS
First and most importantly Mr. Wilner's response to my initial contact was impressive and generous. I contacted multiple lawyers before I found Mr. Wilner and the time and information he provided me was by far an away far superior than his competition and at no charge to me. Mr. Wilner was happy to let me take full advantage of the "free consultation" and he was smart to do so because that is why I hired him as it put him far ahead of his competition. I hired Mr. Wilner's firm for my complex immigration cases involving much more than a basic immigration application. I had multiple applicants with multiple challenging and unusual issues. After hiring the firm, I was connected to paralegal Genessis whom was also excellent and has a great personality. I am not a typical client and am very particular about how I want to do things but Genessis was able to adapt to my working style quickly and was a joy to work with throughout the entire process. We are happy with the outcomes and will be hiring this firm again in the future. They are honest, effective, caring, fair and knowledgeable. I trust them and you can trust them too. Much more than a good law firm, they are good people.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Aggie from there Riverside office and Miss Lyn
Miss Lyn was very helpful with all the paperworks and documents we needed to submit and Attorney Aggie helped us a lot during our interview. She accompanied us and made it sure that all the important and necessary documents needed by the immigration officer from us were given. Thank you Attorney Aggie and Miss Lyn
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Immigration Lawyer!
A super professional lawyer, beyond what I expected, so caring and patient. Thank you very much, especially to Genesis for her availability, professionalism and support and for making me feel that I’m in a good hands. Appreciate that so much.
Response from Richard Wilner September 21, 2021
Thank you for your review. Your kind words mean the world to us as does the opportunity to have been of service.
Posted by Ala | June 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good immigration consultation
I had great experience getting immigration consultation with Richard. I got very clear answers to my questions, so I could manage the situation in the best way. He sounds like I could trust him with my case.
Posted by Angel | December 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Marina very helpful
Marina was very helpful and very informative when I needed help. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I highly recommend Richard Wilner! He was very knowledgeable and informative. This was a new subject to me, and he was very patient and helpful. He answered all of my questions in great detail.
Posted by HK | May 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A consultation where he wanted to genuinely wanted to help.
I had a consultation with Richard. The receptionist had provided Richard all the notes on my case. Richard explored all the options I had in mind and provided his feedback and recommendation. The suggestions were very clear. The consultation was free. With a clear strategy on what the next steps were, Richard determined no filing/retainer would be needed unless a particular scenario were to occur. I am looking forward to working with Richard if his expertise is needed again.
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Posted by Jose David | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gracias
Si es un placer , ser su cliente , me recoomendaron con ustedes y no se equivocaron un excelente servicio de todo su personal
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a lawyer is for
My procedure should have been cut & dried but I wanted a lawyer because there was too much at stake. And of course there were problems. That's when the help came through. Mr Wilner held our hands through the scary parts and put in the effort needed to get us back on track and push us through successfully. The quality of the engagement showed exactly when it was needed.
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Posted by Wael | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Leadership and professional ethics
Great experience. My case was handled with utmost professional due care and transparency . Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer ever!!!
Mr. Richard and his team helped me on my immigrations case and I am now able to live in this country legally. They are very professional and Johanna, his assistant, is very sweet, kind, and answered all of the questions I have through the process for almost years. I am so blessed and very happy. I highly recommend mr. Richard and his team to help on your immigration! Don't hesitate to contact them and let them help you.
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Posted by Lu | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Experience
My case got denied with another lawyer, and my recommended me Richard. He and His team is very professional, he won't promise a good result but he will get you a good one. Highly recommended if you need legit immigration advice.
Posted by Amro | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Profession People
I met with many lawyers but what I find about Richard and Kelly is different than other they are honest friendly respond any time any questions they have strong experience in the Immigration Law Firm they not promise you with result but they get good result, I paid my fees 100% up front and they show me care of my case until the end until I get good result. I said I should give 10 min from my time to wright my feedback to show honest profession people
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Posted by Glenn Isaac dela Cruz | May 11, 2013
Trustworthy and Honest
One of the best!! He is there to help us to recover our situation from our previous immigration attorney who duped us
Posted by Jordon | March 16, 2011
Attorne
I never hesitate to request information from Richard or refer him clients because his expertise in Immigration Law is invaluable. He is an accessible resource who puts his clients first which is rare. Richard integrity when dealing with life-altering issues is unparalleled and appreciated.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • WILNER & O'REILLY, APLC
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific/University of Salburg (Austria)
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1996
  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
  • Certificate in International Law
  • 1993
  • Univ of California Riverside
  • undergraduate
  • 1992
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Reeves vs. Hanlon
  • Judgment for Plaintiff, Robert L. Reeves
  • EEOC vs. Reeves & Associates
  • Summary Judgment Granted

Associations

  • Oranbe County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Jewish Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Team Thunder Wrestling Club
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (California Chapter)
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Japanese
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Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2004

Publications

  • University of California, Davis Journal of International Law & Policy
  • Nationalist Movements and the Middle East Peace Process
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • National Society of Black Engineers 41st Annual Convention
  • Immigration Issues in the International Workplace
  • 2015
  • Hotel Human Resources Association
  • Immigration Law and Human Resources--From Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between
  • 2014
  • 7th Annual Hot Topics in Employment Law
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law--Immigration Compliance
  • 2014
  • Seven Essential Steps to Thrive in Today's Economy as a Solo
  • Immigration Law Office Management
  • 2013
  • Appropriate Standards within Manufacturing
  • Immigration Law Within the Manufacturing Industry
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
Endorse Richard
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Richard is the guy you go to when you want the best in the business. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a top rate attorney. He is an expert in his field, and has an established firm with the manpower, skill and knowledge to handle simple to complex cases."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When my family needed an immigration lawyer, I received various recommendations from different attorneys and all pointed to Mr. Wilner. I ended up using Mr. Wilner's service. Not only was he highly responsive, but delivered on what he promised. I would highly recommend him for any immigration matter."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Friend
"Richard is an outstanding lawyer with a true passion for the practice of law. He is very personable and well respected by colleagues and clients alike. I would refer an immigration matter to him without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a criminal defense lawyer, I represent many clients who are not citizens. The immigration consequences they face are severe – quite often worse than what they face in the criminal courts. I have always relied on Richard to provide me guidance when advising my clients, and he is the only immigration attorney to whom I have ever referred my clients. Richard has an excellent reputation in the legal community, and you should speak with him before selecting an immigration attorney."
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