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  • "Lee and Garasia are excellent lawyers, punctual and professional. They are dedicated to going above and beyond the usual level of service to meet your client's needs. Their staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. I would highly... recommend this firm to anyone." Read More

  • "I would definitely recommend Mr.Lee and Garasia as an immigration attorney because they did a great job with my case i.e. of Adjustment of Status (i-485). Mr. Lee helped us in each and every detailed information and prepared to the best of it. It was all well done and would like to appreciate." Read More

  • "I would like to thank my lawyer Mr Lee & Garasia and the staff for all immense help and patience throughout this entire process, I really appreciate your constant attention to my case, as well to my questions and my concerns. You've really made this process much more comprehensive to me, which I greatly appreciate." Read More

  • "Mr. Lee and Ms. Garasia did a great job with my renewal of my permanent residence application. They help prepare the paperwork with such a great attention to details and accuracy. I will recommend the law firm every time." Read More

  • "Mr. Lee did a great job with the renewal of my permanent residence application. My case was very time sensitive and they worked really fast on my case with great detail and accuracy. I will recommend the law firm every time." Read More

  • "I would recommend Attorney Paris Lee for anybody who needs immigration consultation. Mr. Lee is THE lawyer who respects and cares clients. Mr. Lee is professional and honest. Bottom line, preparation for the results and NO BS!" Read More

  • "Stalin - Lee did a wonderful job, Got my wife her visa in one year. He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for all your immigration needs." Read More

  • "Hello. I appoint him as my immigration lawyer and that way he solved my cases was truly amazing. He was so honest and knowledgeable for his work.He solved my all family imigration issues and because of his effort we were able to get done our immigration work done successful. Thank you lee and garasia." Read More

  • "Lee & Garasia stand for accountability and responsibility. They are reliable, honest and are always constructively looking for a solution.. A big thanks :)" Read More

Who is the Best Immigration Lawyer in New Jersey?

I've talked about this subject before but it's worth repeating these days since everyone is always looking for the "best." It is important to understand that the term "best" is relative. Who is determining who is the best? Who is best for whom? This is such a subjective topic. Really, the more important question is not who is the best lawyer out there, but rather, who is the best lawyer for me? An attorney who is the pre-eminent authority on PERM and H-1Bs may not necessarily be the best attorney for an individual charged with being deportable or someone trying to determine whether a derivative family member will be protected under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). Similarly, an attorney who practices immigration law in addition to family law, real estate, and criminal may not necessarily be the best attorney for a case that involves filing a provisional waiver where a showing of extreme hardship is necessary.

Some guiding principles that the consumer should keep in mind are the following:

1) Consider what kind of case you have. If you have a family based case, then you should naturally want to look into immigration attorneys that practice family based immigration. Similarly, if you have an employment-immigration case, you need to determine whether a majority or a high concentration of that professional's caseload is dedicated to the type of case you have. Immigration law is incredibly vast and there are many fields of law that fall under the umbrella of immigration law: family immigration; employment immigration; deportation; waivers; criimmigraiton; Violence Against Women cases; asylum; etc. It is quite rare-although out of respect for my peers, not impossible--for one attorney to be the best at all these fields.

2) Consider your budget. How much are you willing to spend for the "best" attorney? Attorneys who recognized and superior in the field will charge accordingly for their expertise. It may not be realistic or practical to price-shop or compare fees that attorney who has been practicing for 17 years against an attorney who has been doing this for only 3. Sometimes, there is a reason why cases cost more, and that is because the attorney who is experienced and knows what he/she is doing recognizes the amount of time and work that is necessary to do the job properly.

3) Consider that there are lawyers who are great at being lawyers' lawyers and those who are truly lawyers for the people. Some attorneys have the distinction of being recognized by their peers as being superlative in their field. However, this does not necessarily translate into being the most sensitive or sympathetic advocate. What good is having the best lawyer if he or she can't explain what kind of case you have in terms that you understand? You really have to see and talk to the attorney in person to get a feel for his/her personality and whether compatibility will be a factor for the type of case you have.

In truth, there are a lot of great lawyers in our state. Awards, experience, and accolades may be a good indication, but one should not make a decision solely based on what someone says or what one reads in something that may be purely self-promotional. The best advice I can give to somebody is: meet the attorney in person--even if you have to pay a consultation. If you are truly looking to hire the best, money should not be your top consideration. Sometimes, you will just know and can intuitively sense after talking to the attorney that he/she is the one for you. Other times, you may have to see several attorneys to figure out which one is the best for your needs.

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    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationaly Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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