5.0 stars 10 totalReview Larry Chin
Posted by Jarrett
I have now used Larry for:
1) Wife's green card
2) Daughters green card
3) Wife's citizenship
4) Legal Advice related to immigration
This review is about the legal advise. The daughter got into what I considered a minor legal issue. (underage drinking when she was two months short of 21, after graduating from college) My sister, also a lawyer, said I should check with Larry to see if the issue could impact any future immigration applications. I did and it could, because when you apply for citizenship a question asks if you have every plead guilty to or been convicted of a crime. So now this minor issue is a real pain. We hire a defense attorney and have several calls with Larry and the defense attorney to inform the defense attorney of the immigration implications of the case.
Larry provided great information and even the defense attorney praised his knowledge and thoroughness. Larry's fee was a few hundred dollars and well worth it.
Posted by anonymous
Larry is very thorough and precise. He has helped me with the whole process that I had to deal with and made my life much easier.
I highly recommend Larry Chin.
Thank you so much Larry!
Posted by Leo
Larry has been assisting me, my friends and companies I recommended to him on multiple immigration issues, from F-1, H1B, OPT, STEM extension to greencard application. He has always shown patience in listening to the unique circumstances of each case, and provided the most conservative (being conservative with the USCIS is a great thing) and best pathways for each scenario.
Immigration issues are painful and arduous processes, where people, including myself, can feel really powerless and hopeless. Larry, with his expertise and patience, is an assuring voice in the sagas and I am glad that I retained him. He is a man of utmost integrity, unlike some immigration attorneys out there.
I would highly recommend Larry to anyone needing to go through any kind of legitimate immigration issues.
Posted by Jeff Cole
Larry guided me through the process of getting my Chinese wife a U.S. visa. Hiring him gave me peace of mind knowing that I had all my ducks in a row in terms of knowing what forms needed to be filed, and when. The process turned out taking 20 months, and during that time I had many questions. Larry was always very prompt and thorough answering my emails. He also gave us invaluable advice on how to effectively document our marriage, and what to expect in her visa interview at the U.S. Consulate.
Larry is a very experienced and professional immigration lawyer, and hiring him saved me from swimming in a sea of uncertainty. I suppose one could go through this process with no help by searching government websites and the internet for all the proper forms and information. My only comment would be – good luck with that.
Posted by Araceli
My lawyer acted quickly in finding the best solution for my case. He not only helped with my case but also advised me in how to proceed with my parents and siblings cases.
Posted by Mark
I had spent a lot of money with a different lawyer before I was introduced to Larry. The lawyer took my money but never delivered and when the case got too hard he started being rude and was always being negative. I had to drop him fast and count my loses.Larry is different. He is always positive,gives you his undivided attention and is always straight with you. If he can't handle your case he'll let you know before he takes your money.I was introduced to him by a friend whose case was also complicated but she won.I also won my case. I have also referred other friends to him. I will be hiring him in the future and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Araceli
Larry is an amazing lawyer. He is very understanding and an overall good person. He has a passion for helping people in regards to immigration matters. I would very strongly reccomend him to anyone seeking professional and honest immigration advice. He was able to provide me and my family with accurate information towards my brothers case. He was very honest in telling me when there was no possibility in my brothers case. But when there was a way he could help with my other brothers case he immediatley began the necessary process. He was timely and didnt make us take unnecessary movements. My case was solved within 3 months after hiring Larry. He showed up with us to any and all meetings there was to be held and was overall very supportive of our entire family. I will continue to turn to Larry in any and all of my immigration attorney needs, because I know he is a trustworthy and competent person in this field.
Posted by cmn
I started my attorney search to do a naturalization application by picking 4-5 attorneys on Avvo. When I met with Larry I knew he was the guy. He spent over 45 unhurried minutes with me explaining everything and strategy, without collecting a single dime or trying to pitch me. When I eventually signed on, he offered a very fair fixed price, which included representation at the interview with CIS. Not only that, Larry even ate the credit card surcharge on the CIS fee, so that I could pay the entire thing by credit card and we would still have a check so I could know when CIS took my money. How many lawyers do you know that extend you credit at the initial consultation!! :)
Throughout the process, Larry would always answer email in a reasonable time. Agree with prior reviewer about him being conservative. But I deducted one point on "Knowledgeable" because Larry didn't know about a minor form that could have caused a delay if CIS had asked for it (fortunately they didn't).
Posted by jarrett
I have worked with Larry on two INS (not what they are called any longer but....) cases. At first I was considering doing the paperwork myself then I reviewed the documents and the instructions and was amazed at the complexity of the documents.
At this point I visited three lawyers who offered free consults. Larry was very up front and told us everything we needed to do if we wanted to go it alone and even something to watch out for. He offered a fixed price, which I considered very reasonable, to perform fill out all the paperwork and to attend the interview with us.
ONE OF THE THINGS HE TOLD US WAS THE COMPLEX INS CASES ARE SOMETIMES THE ONES AFTER A LAWYER OR INDIVIDUAL SUBMITS THE PAPERWORK AND MAKES MISTAKES. IT IS NOT WORTH TAKING THIS RISK, HIRE AN IMIGRATION REPRESENTATIVE AND MAKE SURE IT IS DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
After we gathered all the requested information Larry filled out the documents and submitted them to the INS. He reviewed some information he had about back logs at the INS and provided us with a "best" estimate of when to expect events to happen.
We also had several questions about the process and some other "travel" requests that we asked Larry about he took as much time as was required to explain the pro's and con's and made recommendations. I would consider his recommendations VERY GOOD. However, maybe on the conservative side, which in a lawyer is what I want.
In the ratings I rated him exellent in all feild but "kept me informed" and this was good. I think this rating is due more to a lack of communications from the INS and not the fault of Larry. However, it seem appropriate to say that sometimes when dealing with the INS you are just waiting for the the next letter telling you what to do.
Overall I think Larry is a great immigration representative and I have no hesitation to recommend him to anyone applying to the INS for services.