Posted by JE Lane
My wife and I met online a little over 3 years ago and we developed a good friendship. She travelled to the US to visit her friends and conduct some work-related business; we met several times during these trips. Eventually, on one of her visits, I asked her to marry me and we went off, completely unplanned, and got married. Soon afterwards, we found ourselves in a potential visa fraud nightmare and our newlywed happiness quickly turned to panic. I called several offices to find advice and direction working with INS and the only response came from Kobayashi Law office; other offices did not respond at all – and when I came in person to offices they were closed. Kobayashi Law office returned my calls – even in the evenings they frequently returned my calls. We arranged a meeting, and received help, counsel, and assurance of support as we went through the adjustment of status procedure to apply for a green card.
I was particularly impressed with knowledge of processing and time frames – when they said INS would respond in 2 months – they were right on! Consistently, over-and-over, we stepped through the spousal petition, application for work permit, and application for permanent residence green card – they gave us a clear idea of what to expect so that as appointments for biometrics, and letter that we received came in – there were no surprises. At the interview at the INS office at the Federal Building on Capitol Mall, Sacramento, we felt more comfortable because she was there to accompany us and that was no problem.
My wife and I both felt that the cost was very reasonable and there were no unexpected costs. Kobayashi Law office was also accommodating to our paying in several payments over several months and we were very appreciative they were patient with us. Ms. Kobayashi and her staff, Brian and Jessica – each provided support – even emotional support when needed – that helped keep us calm and focused on the procedure and process we were going through.
The counsel and personalized service and attention was exceptional – the office location is convenient – near Cal Expo – plenty of parking, no fees for parking – the office was open and able to schedule appointments around my work schedule so that I did not have to miss work.
My wife and I both feel very indebted and thankful for the help Kobayashi Law office provided for our family. We both recommend this attorney without reservation and know that clients will find the same excellent service and support for this office.
Posted by Sarah SungHee Kim
Having Lisa as a lawyer for my immgration process was very smart decision I made.
She made me feel comfortable to discuss all the issues I had for the immigration and gave me many good advises on preparing legal documents for the green card.
I recieved my green card with in three month after submitting the final doucuments!!
Lisa was knowledgable, responsible as well as nice and caring.
She was worth every penny. :)
I would strongly recommend her for the people who needs help on the legal issues for their immigration.
Posted by Erica
I just finished all my process with lisa and thanks to her knowledge, responsiveness and help everything turned out great. She's always in touch with you. She made the orocess very easy and she is also very understandable wgen it cones to driving. I live 3.5 hours always and she would always try to get everything ready for me so I didn't travel a lot of times. In other words she is amazing, friendly and the best lawyer you can hire to help you in your process.
Posted by Cecilia D.
She is one of the best immigration attorney in California I've ever known. Me and my husband were expecting another interview for my case since our documents were properly completed and arranged after 2 months we received my permanent green (10 years).
Posted by Atien
Lisa is very knowledgeable with the U.S immigration process. I had the opportunity to use her services for my mother and son's immigration cases. Lisa was very helpful during the whole process; she responded to my emails and phone calls promptly. She was constantly in touch with the visa granting authorities and kept me updated on a regular basis. I believe that Lisa's involvement with my case expedited the process. I strongly recommend Lisa, K.
Anonymous review posted on
Lisa is a great lawyer, she helped me with my immigration status
She helped my husband with his citizenship, and a brother law also with
His immigration status, and in all 3 cases everything went very well. I definitely recommend her
As an immigration lawyer. I will hire her again when its time to do my citizenship.
Posted by Apollo
Given the complexity of our case, we had some down time due to lost citizenship certificate of secondary sponsor, a likely deportable felony, prior asylum filing and voluntary departure and being in different status in the US the last 22 years from F1, to H1B and undocumented. Lisa's strength is in understanding family's need to be together. US citizen daughter as primary sponsor. Lisa understood the law and the strategy to pursue, absolute professional. Recommend her anytime, she is good.
Posted by Karen & Oscar
Lisa was very informative and knowledgeable about our specific case and I would recommend her to my family and friends. Thank Lisa
Posted by Nathan
Lisa did an amazing job with my case. She was kind, very help and kept me well informed about each process in order to complete my case. Myself being in the military was very hard in order to complete each step but Lisa made it very easy . I would recommend Lisa to anybody if they want their case to go smoothly and easily as I did.
Posted by Lamin
She is simply the best if you are looking for a positive result. I hired Lisa to fight almost an impossible case in order to be a permanent residence in the united State with a contradiction of two different identities, she went from suing, and guiding me to provide all documents that was required. My case took a little bit longer, but in my own case of situation, where you have to deal with different identities, I was pleased and at the end, the result was positive. I am now a legal permanent residence, plus eligible to file for US Citizenship. I therefore recommend Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi