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Regarding my U-Visa Status 

I, Patricia Barajas, with my own hand I communicate through these lines offering the most sincere thanks for her work, honesty and prestige. I am 100% satisfied with what you did for me because without your help I would not have what I have now in my hands, what everyone desires to have, without your help. It is difficult to explain how my emotional state is, it is so strong that I have no more words to write, I am very happy, pleased, and grateful for what you did for me and I will always remember your name, your office and your staff. 

These are my sincere words and I will not say goodbye, but see you soon. 

Many Thanks. 

Patricia Barajas

Before I met Janis, I was illegally in the US because I had overstayed, Janis helped my husband and me file the right paperwork to obtain the my greencard. Janis is very professional, honest, and helpful. She always filed all my paperwork perfectly. I trust her completely. She is very efficient, reliable, and knows what she is doing. I got my greencard and a few months ago I filed the necessary paperwork, with the help of Janis, to become a US Citizen. I am very happy and excited to be a US Citizen, hopefully this year. I can't thank Janis and her assistants enough for their wonderful and perfect job!

Joy McNeil

I have been working with Miss Janis since 2002, since I came to the States as a student with F1 VISA.
- I got married and Miss Janis helped me with all the legal advice and processes to get my wife the VISA to come and live with me in the US.
-After that she helped me to change my status from a student (F1)VISA to a working (H1)VISA.
-Then she helped me to get the Labor Certification.
-Then she helped me getting the Green Card for me and for my wife.
-Now I am about to get the Citizenship, and she is the one filing for me, and once I get it she will help me filing for the Green Cards for my parents and my parents in law.
Through all these years, Miss Janis was aware of my exact situation, my study and my degree, and she was following up with the latest regulations that may affect my status, and based on her advises we planned every step very carefully not to have any period of time without a legal status, especially when you do not have plenty of time to change your status after you graduate.
Also, it was very critical to get the Labor Certification for an advanced degree holder, and that required very accurate advises, and because of that I got my Green Card in a very short period of time.
Everything I filed for went very smoothly and without any problem and that is because she is very professional and she knows what she is doing.
As for her fees, they were very reasonable, and she offered me very affordable payments
After all these years I am so thankful to Miss Janis for helping me and my family with all the legal issues I have and looking forward to working with her with any future issue I may have.
Mr. E. K.
Janis is the best!!
I am a Pakistani Married to an American , who hired Janis and her team to help me acquire permanent residency in the United States. I was dreading the arduous and bureaucratic process, but Janis and her staff were so professional and efficient, they helped the procedure go very smoothly. She has extensive experience, which gives her a thorough understanding of the entire immigration process. She is also well-versed in U.S. immigration policy, and keeps up with the latest trends in immigration law. From your first conversation with Janis, you immediately become aware of her integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion she exudes for her work. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed. Phone calls were answered in a timely manner. Information I requested about the process was promptly forwarded. And there was never a complaint from her staff. They were always courteous and attentive, making me feel that my case was the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality I was likely one of hundreds of clients.  her genuine warmth and kindness make it near impossible not to become her friend. I am glad I found her and would recommend her to any one without a doubt.
Thank you Janis.
Khurram Qureshi

RE: Consulate Processing in Colombia 2013 August:

I spoke to my son David, and he said that the interview went perfectly well. He didn't run into any problems, and was asked only two personal questions. His visa will arrive in 5 to 7 working days. I want to express my gratitude and thank you for your collaboration with my family and me, and I want to congratulate you on your professionalism.

Thank you,

Javier, Maria, Yenny, and David

 Dear Janis, 

Our family would like to thank you for all your great job that you did for us! Thank you for your patience, great experience and professional skills as well as competence in your work. We truly appreciate all your help and time!


Shaplov Andrey and Yulia Prisyazhnyuk

well first of all we want to thank god and janis peterson. for giving our case a chance a case that was denied by many other lawyers. janis took it and made it look easy. so calm and positive. and her secretary mary whom i must say has great patience especially with me with call after call. my wife was already in the process of being deported. and janis managed to get us voulantary departure. so on february 27 of 2012 my wife and 6 year old daughter departed the country. i was so torn apart. my life had changed and i did not know if it was ever going to be the same again. she left to mexico and had to go to ciudad juarez for a 601 waiver. janis and mary got on top of things a month later my wife irma was in juarez for her first appointment. and did not recieve any type of ten year ban not even a year they told her she also qualified for a 601 waiver. then we had three months to complete the waiver and yes in three months she was back in juarez to submit 601 waiver and that was in july of 2012 and on december 12,2012 we got the news that she was approved. with all respect that they deserve janis and mary the dynamic duo THANK YOU!!!!! my daughter is so happy and so are we. so i hope that our testimony can help anybody to decide whether or not to go with janis. give them the chance to show you that they are capable of doing as good of a job with your case as they did with ours. and keep the faith our case was at a 40% success rate and they pulled it out with great success.

Angel Barrios

Dear Mrs. Peterson-Lord
I, Peter Meinke want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help in getting my son Thomas the Green Card. Everything went so smooth, even with the problems we had to get our documents together.  So, thanks again from a very happy father.
Peter H. Meinke

Janis handled my family's cases and I now refer all my friends to her law office. SALAMAT PO!
Raul Ratunil, Bellfower, CA

On April 22, 2010 my husband's I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility was approved and I owe it all to Janis. I have nothing but POSITIVE feed back on Janis, her law firm was very professional, and yet very courteous. Janis is such a great person, to me she has been more than just my attorney. I have complete trust in her, and she has been there for me throughout our whole referral.There wasn't anytime that I felt I could not communicate with her about any issues that I was having. Janis always listened, and to me that was worth more than any amount I could of paid her. She made my concerns, hers. There wasnt any email that went un-answered, or a phone call that she didn't return. I love that she really puts herself in your situation and looks at your case at all angles. I highly recommend Janis, she is straight to the point, and tells you what she thinks she can and can not do, Janis really took my whole situation into consideration and worked it from there, we are approved obviously but I will forever be greatful for all she did for us, she was a complete blessing and I especially hope that many others will look into her law firm for their immigration journey. So once more YES I would HIGHLY recommend her!!!!!
Alicia Reynosa, Carson, CA.

Janis and her law office are simply the best. They are absolutely the most professional, helpful, courteous people I have ever had the pleasure to know in my life. I have been a client for ten years now and during those ten years, Janis has been more than an attorney to me, she has been someone that I can fully trust and count on to always look after my best interest. Janis and her staff knows the law so well and are constantly offering assistance and advice to solve any problem I might have no matter how small or large it may be. For ten years, Janis has helped me with tough complicated immigration matters, and each time, she dealt with it with the most professionalism and exceptional skills and knowledge of the law. She always listend to my concerns and have always been there for me when I needed her. I truly have been blessed to know Janis and for having her represent me and my family in all immigration matters. Integrity, honesty, and a real caring person who will always put your best interest ahead and will always go above and beyond to assist you is just some of the things that describe Janis and her staff. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for Janis, she not only helped me with the law, but she helped me realize my American dream. Thank you Janis.
Khalid A. Saeed

Janis is a great person and attorney.
I am involved with a Southern California Church Group. We are Eastern Orthodox, not many of us around which presents a unique scenario. Every year we bring a Musical Band from Serbia to play at our Church Functions. We had no problems for about four years, than the Government refused to let them come in to the country. That's when i contacted Janis. Not was she only nice and caring, she got the job done. the band was again allowed to provide ethnic entertainment to a very small community all this thanks to a wonderful and very professional person. Thanks Janis and we will see you again at the end of the year
Steve Trifunovic

This is to express my appreciation for the part you played as my Adoption Lawyer during the time I adopted my three younger children outside USA. It was a very emotional and difficult time for my family, however you handled the case professionally. You have shown that you care and kindly answered all of my questions. It was your care attitude and willingness to communicate with the foreign officials that made the adoption and visa to enter USA possible. Thank you for a job well done. I wish there are many lawyers like you who are willing to help their clients.
Florence O.

Dear Janis,
I am writing to say thank you so much for the time and attention you gave to us and our case for immigration for my husband. Prior to meeting you, we were at our wits end and felt as though we had no choice but for my husband to have to go back to his place of birth, (in his case France) for at least six months in order to begin to start the process of becoming legal here. We contacted everyone. I must have spoken to five different people just at USCIS alone. All of them confirmed what we'd been told time and time again..... "the only way for your husband to become legal is for him to go back to France and re-apply there." One night while searching through post after post on the internet my husband and I saw a link for your law firm. The first time we met with you we had hope for the first time in ages! The process was completely painless and you helped us through anything that we had concerns about. We were also so happy to find that your fees for providing such a service were more than reasonable. You have honestly given us something that is worth more than anything we could have paid for, and that is peace of mind, as well as all of the opportunities that are available to my husband now as a legal resident. Thank you again!
Melissa Marie Morgan-Creton and Laurent Creton

Last February 2010, my Fiance Petition was approved through the help of Attorney Janis Peterson-Lord and we are currently working with her on my fiance's I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility which then proceeds to obtaining his visa to the U.S. No words can express how difficult it is to compile and present a strong waiver based from our experience, Attorney Janis is more than just a lending hand, she is our beacon of light, she helped us through every process, She is without a doubt an expert in the field of immigration cases, never fails to answer all our questions,emails,concern, she is direct to the point and definitely knows what she's doing. Her staff provides you with a warm-friendly environment, at the same time a very professional attitude. My fiance who is currently in the Philippines and I are looking forward for a fruitful victory at the end of this process and we know that through the help of Attorney Janis, we can make it happen. Thank You and More Power!!!
Marcela Resus and Jayar Pascual

Dear Madam, I am really thankful to your good self for making me success in my case of separation from my wife, & purpose of Green Card which you advocated in the court of law with reasonable fees. I take this success a result of your hard work and nice understanding and a use of your deep legal knowledge. You contacted me a number of times for getting the clear picture of the case and left no loophole for the respondent and presented the case with sole fulfillment to meet with the success. It is really a great blessing to me for getting success in my case which has made my life free of tension. Whenever I will find a person in need of legal help I will surely refer your name to him. Yours truly,
Chauhan Satishkumar P.

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center gave me a chance along with the help of attorney Janis Peterson-Lord, who helped me from petition to receipt of my green card. I sincerely thank her office for all her help.
Cecilia Birondo, RN

I just want to thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I will continue to send you as many potential clients as I can, as I believe you do an excellent job. Cheers.
Jeffrey Taw, San Pedro, CA

Paul and I can't thank you enough for your help. This year he received his legal permanent residency and it's like a giant weight has been lifted off of his shoulders. Thank you for doing what you do to help people like us. We appreciate you.
Pamela Mayhew and Paul Teles Dos Santos

Over the last year Mrs. Peterson-Lord helped me get three of the employees H1B visas. Due to my successful H1B experience I have kept Mrs. Peterson-Lord as a trusted advisor in immigration matters and I plan to use her services again when I need to put forth an H1B application.
Rashad Bartholomew, CEO, Power Learning LLC

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Immigration Lawyer Long Beach

1383 Redondo Avenue Suite Two.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1010