Joel is a Rockstar!!
First off, my husband is from Greece and had a pretty difficult case as
he overstayed his visa waiver by nearly a year. We had contacted 3
attorneys prior to contacting Joel. We had no luck with any of them. One
attorney told my husband to get on a plane and go back to Greece as
there was "no hope in hell to adjust his status in San Diego County!" We
grew very anxious and frustrated and really began to think that there
was no hope for him.
I contacted Joel and he
was very reluctant at first to take our case. We spent 2 hours on the
phone as he explained (if he took our case) what it would entail. Both
Joel and my husband and I decided we would think on it over the weekend
as he provided us with options. Come Monday morning, Joel called and
fortunately both of us decided that we would move forward with our case.
Joel is very dedicated,
professional, HONEST, thorough, and just a great guy! Joel was always
there when we needed questions answered or just to ease our worries.
Joel explained in great detail how the process would occur. Let's just
say, he put us at ease with our not-so-easy case.
We had our interview
March 26th, 2013. The immigration officer did not make a decision and
advised us that he would have to speak with his supervisor and he was
not sure if we would be required to come back for a second interview or
if a determination would be made at a later date. Lo and behold, at 8:00
PM the same day, Joel called us with the fantastic news; my husband had
been approved for U.S. permanent residency! My husband and I thank Joel
from the bottom of our hearts for his help! I HIGHLY recommend Joel
Friedman for your immigration attorney!
Joel is the man!!!
Thanks again, Joel!!:)
be a very stressful time even under the best of circumstances. Joel was with us every step of the way and guided us
through each stage of the process with professionalism and sincere care. We interviewed a
handful of lawyers and after speaking with Joel for 2 minutes, we knew he was the one. He
was always available to answer our questions and calm our concerns. Not only is he a great
lawyer and resource...but he's also a good man. My husband and I would recommend him to
anyone in need of assistance with their immigration needs. Trust us...he is the one for
you! (Joel, if you ever read this...Thank you for all that you did for us...we will never
Pilita & Anthony B.
We came to Joel at a very
emotional time when we were devastated because my visa was denied. He was especially patient and explained step
by step what our options were. He helped us filling all the paper work and preparing for
interviews. Joel was always available to answer
our questions despite the time zone differences.
We are very happy to be
reunited as a family after a 5 year long-distance relationship and we recommend him as the
most trusted friendly and professional immigration attorney in San Diego.
Adam and Katherine
We had almost lost hope about actually being able to be together. The process
of becoming a permanent resident had so many obstacles we thought would truly be
impossible to get past. Looking online and reading government websites, it was so
overwhelming. We thought that even if we had an immigration attorney that the process
would still be too difficult to handle. After finding Joel, we called him often. He was
always there to reassure us that everything will end up okay in the end. He would talk to
us for hours sometimes just to ensure that we could feel confident about our case and not
worrying constantly. He guided us and was there for us every step of the way. He never
once made us feel like we were a bother to him, like many people had done. He was
understanding about our specific situation and our faults. He has shown to truly care
about his clients as individuals. Today, the permanent resident card came in the mail.
Without Joel, this all may not have been possible. We appreciate everything he has done to
help us get to where we are. We highly recommend him to anyone else who, like us, have
felt like the process is too overwhelming or impossible. Thank you Joel, for everything!
E & J
If you are looking for a
professional, well organized and competent lawyer, then look no further. When my
immigration procedures became more complicated, I searched through listings for
immigration lawyers in San Diego and reached out to Joel for advice and counsel. Many
lawyers will not give you the time of day before you agree to have them represent you, but
Joel showed a genuine interest in my case, and me as a person, even before I had made my
decision to work with him. Due to his thorough preparation and persistency to motivate me,
I am now an unconditional Permanent Resident of the United States. To this day, Joel still
touches base with me, and when I apply for citizenship in a few years time, he will be the
first person I call. Thanks for everything Joel!"
"My wife and I went to Joel Friedman to help correct
the issues she had regarding a visa overstay. During the entire process Joel was very
friendly, accessible, and continued to probe us for more questions that he would be able
to give us the answer for. Whenever I had a question or concern, Joel was there to address
it immediately. I never felt "in the dark" about the entire process and his
informative tips on the way to handle various situations made our case go VERY smoothly. I
recommend Joel 100% to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer. From the reasonable fees
to the friendly demeanor he portrays, to the vast amount of knowledge he was able to give
us that helped us along ... everything that Joel provides is TOP NOTCH. I look forward to
using Joel again when it comes time to get my wife's Citizenship. :)"
"We needed a good immigration attorney to obtain the K1 (Fiance Visa). We
can't say enough good things about Joel Friedman as an expert in Immigration law and a
great person. We came to him at a very emotional and stressful time after calling multiple
attorneys and leaving messages and not receiving any calls back. Joel called us faster
than we expected. He was very professional and very knowledgeable in his field. He did
everything possible to help us guiding us with all the paper work that we required for the
K1 visa coming from Brazil. We were all the time able to get in touch with him. We would
highly recommend Joel to anyone who is looking for a good immigration lawyer.
Reliable Lawyer - and Friendly Too!"
"The process of getting my Spanish wife her green card was made easy and even
pleasant thanks to Joel. He took what seemed a daunting task and made it not only doable
but as stress-free as possible for us. And this is due to his professional demeanor
described by some of the other adjectives by other posts like flawless, fast, friendly,
trustworthy and to which I'll add thorough. There was never any doubt that he had our best
intentions in mind--so much it seemed at times he was more invested in our case than we
were! I whole-heartedly recommend Joel to anyone needing an immigration lawyer and will
not hesitate to use his services in the future if needed."
"Joel has been our family's immigration lawyer for many years. Joel is professional, very friendly, and completely
trustworthy. He first represented my husband
and me for my green card. I had a problem that
I needed help with. Joel expertly resolved the
problem and because of him I was granted my green card.
Several years later Joel helped me to get my U.S. citizenship. After I became a U.S. citizen he got my mother her
green card. We all live in San Diego because
of Joel and his great work on our cases.
I am very
happy that I found Joel! I highly recommend
his services to anyone who needs an immigration lawyer."
My name is
Patrycja and I married my husband over 2 years ago. When we realized how much paper work
it is to apply for green card, we knew that we had to hire a lawyer. I already found
future employer, who told me he will wait for me, as long as I will receive my green card
in no later than in three months. With Joels extraordinary professional help we
applied in no time. He always had as much time as we needed and he even went with us for
our interview. We received my green card in three months, but what was more important I
received permission for travel and work even before that.
Now I am happy to work in Drug Discovery field for over 2 years. Before my
two year long card expired, we needed to apply for new one
. and guess what? We came
back to work with Joel again. I think this shows the most how good he is. I already
received my second card without second interview or any problems. I always tell about Joel to my friends. He has my
highest commendations. Hiring him actually saved me money; because I could start working
faster than if I tried to go thru all the paper work myself.
"Joel Friedman is a great attorney here in San
Diego, who will take care of your case fast and flawless. Initially, he provide services
to obtain my "Greencard". The process went very smooth and no headaches
whatsoever. Happy with his services, I hired him once again to take care of my
citizenship. A few months later and my Oath Ceremony had been scheduled. In summary: Need
a good attorney? You can't go wrong with Mr. Joel Friedman."
Joel handled my parents'
application for permanent residency status in the US. He guided us effectively through the
application preparation, application submission, and interviews. It was a pleasure to work
with Joel and we gained much from his experience and knowledge. Our application was
Konstantine Georgakakos, Sc.D.
"We are very happy with the way Joel handled
our case and navigated us through the legal maze of the U. S. immigration system. Dealing
with the government and in particular immigration, involves tons of paperwork, intimate
knowledge of deadlines, and expert knowledge of how the process works. In this regard, we
were extremely blessed in having Joel Friedman, Esq. by our side to assure us that we
weren't delayed or turned down because of overlooking any detail.
We were charged a very fair set-fee, that never escalated. Joel was always available
same day for any questions that we had and promptly returned emails. In fact, we'll use
Joel for all our immigration needs and highly recommend his expertise."
Jeff & Sonia Diaz
"Dear Mr. Friedman -
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you
for helping to secure the K-1 visa and the Green Card for Diana. You were with us
all the way with your kindness, friendship, and of course, your help. Your diligence
and knowledge of the entire process were most instrumental in making things go
smoothly...and you even helped after the paperwork was at the Consulate with your
continued suggestions and assistance as how the interview would be conducted and items
Diana needed to bring along with her. You were always available to share your
opinions and experience when we were worried or confused or just wanted to ask a question.
The packages you put together for us (I-130,
.) were well organized, impressive and easy to read. We believe that is
one of the big reasons Diana was approved for her K-1 visa and she got her green card so
easy! We will recommend you to anyone going through this process. Once again, thank you so very much for all
youve done in helping our dreams come true."
Enzo and Diana
We found Joel to be friendly, thorough, and effective. He got quick approval of an
application to extend the length of a Thai family member's Tourist Visa. He discussed our
situation at length with us and carefully explained our options. We agreed with his
recommendation to apply for an extension. He then clearly outlined the information and
documents he needed from us, and prepared and submitted the application. We felt he spent
extra time with us to get to know each of us as more than just clients. It has been a
pleasure for us to get to know Joel. I highly recommend him.
"Outstanding Lawyer was always there helping and answering any questions and concerns.
Got us through the Green Card service with outstanding results. Would highly recommend for
any of your immigration needs. Knows the Laws and requirements can not say enough good
things about him. Thank you Joel."
Don & Marilou
"Attorney Joel Friedman did a great job with our case. I came to the U.S. by
Fiancee visa, and six month later I got my green card. I've heard from many people, who
were complaining of red tape routine with resident status processes that makes them wait
more than two-three years or more. In our case, all procedures were conducted on time and
successfully. Despite of the fact that I am from Kazakhstan, a country of which USCIS
officer has never heard, the interview was light, stress-less and quick. All this
indicates lawyer's excellent organization, knowledge, experience, loyalty, flexibility and
high professionalism. I agree with other people's reviews saying Joel is on top of
everything. He is very well-informed and controls a situation. In addition, his attitude
to his clients is very attentive, friendly and ready-to-help. He familiarizes us with all
necessary information very lucid and exhaustive, so that we are always well-informed. Our
success is a result of his great job. Recommendable!"
R & L
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