4.5 stars 12 totalReview Greg McLawsen
Posted by Jordan
My Wife is from Peru and we meet down there while I was studying Spanish and working in 2012. When we decided to get married here and go through the K-1 visa process it was to say the least quite overwhelming. We were lucky enough to find Greg right away though through a personal recommendation and he made the entire process easy and seamless. He was always up to date on current form changes and always right on track for turning in all our applications throughout the last year and a half. Furthermore, he was such a pleasure to work with as well as always available (through email) to answer any questions and/or concerns. Lastly, I just want to say that going through this whole process is no walk in the park and having someone like Greg there to guide you through it is a serious game changer, so thank you so much for all your help!!
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This attorney's first impression was really good. He was really good talker and make you feel like you are in good hand, but I was wrong. I paid him all the fee when he requested, but He didn't follow up or checked on my family's case for over 4 months. Then his excuse was he is really busy with book that he was writing and also busy with organizing some attorney group. I'm was paying clients and that is not my problems, and he should been handing our case. after a month of listening his excuse, I fired him and now I have really good knowledgeable attorney, and it only took this new attorney 2 weeks to review and fixed all this attorney's mistakes and we were able to filed everything. I got my fees back but this nightmare cost us about total of 6 months of delayed.
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Married to US citizen and he wanted to break the marriage so we went into separation. During the separation I was jobless and had no income to support myself. I was living in rented apartment where it was difficult for to pay rent and manage other utility bills. USC was liable to pay all those because he had signed i864 support form while sponsoring me as his dependent. Only he was paying rent and power bill which was not sufficient. I had live my life I had other expenses as well. But he denied to take care of her food, medicine, transportation etc.
As a victim of domestic violence and harassment from my husband I had to search for help both for divorce and Immigration attorney. I knew i864 form provides some support but how exactly it is applicable I was not sure on it. During my search for i864 support I found Greg McLawsen he was excellent in his response first he understood my case and then he told how I would benefited through i864 being dependent. He was very clear, transparent and very professional in his work.
Greg did awesome job during the claim as he made sure he explained to my husband's attorney consequence of failing to pay i864 and made them pay for it.
I am really thankful for Greg support in i864 claim. He is very reliable and supportive attorney
Thank you. Greg for all your help and support.
Posted by Eric & Antonia
All I can say is "wow!". Greg really is an exceptional immigration attorney. He is extremely patient, knowledgable and genuine. Unlike some attorneys, Greg truly does have good intentions and loves what he does. He is prompt in communicating and is never hesitant to answer questions. You can trust Greg and what he does! If we had to do it all over again, we would not hesitate to hire Greg as our immigration attorney again!
Oh and I forgot to mention, he is also a very handsome man ~ !
Posted by Margo
It was a privilege to have had Greg as my lawyer. He was very informative and explained things in a way that a layman like me could understand. He kept to the facts, constantly checking in with me to make sure that i was clear on the process. Greg has a very calm, confident presence with an open manner that is very reassuring in a situation that is cause for high anxiety.
I experienced Greg as exceptionally professional, efficient, communicative and caring.
I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Phoumy
Appreciated Greg expertises and his sensitivity to my challenged case, he help me fought this very tough battler, end results, we got the visa approved by the consulate.
Posted by Cecilia
I originally went to Tacoma community house for advise trying to save a few bucks and honestly I regret my decision. I enter the United States with out inspection and I submitted my immigration package with out doing the proper steps and I just found this out when I got a letter from immigration giving me a timeline and requesting more evidence , I decided I had to contact a attorney , I looked online and I found Greg with great reviews so I gave him a call I spoke to him directly on the phone about my case and he gave me an appointment immediately, I went in for my consultation and he was so nice and friendly and he advise me on what to do in my case, he did the paperwork for me with in a few days and now we're just waiting for a response, Greg was seriously amazing and so helpful. He works with you and your needs. I would seriously recommend him to anyone who needs advise or help with immigration . He is a professional and all of his staff , all I have to say is that I wish I would of contacted him since the beginning it would of saved me a lot of trouble. I'm very thankful for all Greg and the law firm did for me.
Posted by Hayley
We are so thankful for all the help we received from Greg McLawsen. He is so kind, and assisted us out of the goodness of his heart, agreeing to represent us pro bono because we could not afford an immigration attorney. We were pretty much about to give up after I was turned away from the US border multiple times starting in early November 2013, and ending in late December when I finally got across. I was told I could not go and visit my husband (who I had been married to for over a year and a half) with an I-130 pending as I was an “intending immigrant” by their definition. He was an active duty military veteran, and I had just graduated from Naturopathic medical school. I was not yet working, and they said to be allowed across I had to show proof of working for at least a year to show I still had ties to Canada, and did not intend to stay in the US. I was unable to show them this, as I had been attending full time medical school for the past four years. The more times we tried to get me across, the meaner the border officers got, and at one point they even threatened to throw away thousands of dollars of my medical equipment that I had accidently left in my husband’s car. At this point we had had enough, and were wondering what we could possibly do on our limited budget. My husband compiled a huge list of immigration attorney’s in the state of Washington, and started calling them all to see if there was any advice or help that they could offer free of charge or low cost. We had no luck until we came across Greg McLawsen. We explained our situation, and luckily he agreed to help us. Right before Christmas, Greg came to meet us at the Peace Arch border crossing in Canada. He had prepared a document to accompany us, so that we could apply for Port of Entry Parole based on humanitarian reasons, and because my husband was active duty military. The border guards at secondary inspection refused to even speak to Greg, said I had no right to representation, and then sent him away. They refused to even look at the document he had so meticulously prepared. A few days later, my husband called to tell me we would be on Komo 4 news in a couple hours, and that they’d have me on via skype. On this news broadcast, Greg appeared and brought to light the often grim reality of the immigration system. The point he brought home is that I had been treated more harshly by immigration than I would have been if I had just “hopped the fence” and gotten into the US illegally. This highlighted the unfairness of a memorandum enacted by the Obama administration last November, which allowed military spouses who were illegally in the US to stay. I was informed on this same news broadcast that, thanks to Greg involving the media, that immigration had relented, and I would be granted Port of Entry Parole for a year. This year would allow me enough time to adjust my status legally, and obtain a Green card so I could begin working as a Naturopathic Doctor in the US. Though the process of obtaining work authorization is not yet complete, I have confidence that with Greg's expertise it soon will be. Just to finally be able to live with my husband after 11 months apart (9 months of him in Afghanistan earlier that year and the previous year, and two months of me not being allowed in the US) was the greatest Christmas gift I could have gotten, and would not have been possible without Greg’s efforts. I highly recommend Greg McLawsen, as he holds all the qualities of a great lawyer, plus he has a big heart which aren't what you’d expect from the average lawyer. Greg isn’t average though, he is extraordinary, and will get the job done even if it means thinking outside the box, and doing what has never been done. He doesn’t give up, and pursues a case, with tenacity, to completion, no matter how daunting it may seem.
Posted by Silvia
Greg made my process to become a citizen very easy by stepping me through each stage. He kept me informed and updated me on the next step and what to expect. I would highly recommend Greg.
Anonymous review posted on
I would like to thank Greg Mclawsen for the excellent job he did in representing me in my Naturalization process . He and his staff are hard working honest and got me through the process in a little over 2 months . They were very informative and reassuring on how the process worked and where my eligibility stood. I would highly recommend Greg At Puget Sound Legal especially if you have any hesitations or worries about a criminal record or other things that happened in the past Greg is very knowledgeable and tell you straight up where you stand.