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AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Immigration Services:

The Forester Law Firm provides a complete range of immigration services, from the most basic of nonimmigrant visas, to complex deportation defense. We understand that dealing with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and other various government agencies can be time-consuming and frustrating, so we do as much as we can to minimize the stress and resolve cases as quickly as possible. The following is a partial list of the immigration services that we provide.

Nonimmigrant Visas:

  • B-1/B-2 visitors for business or pleasure
  • E-1 treaty trader
  • E-2 investor
  • F-1 student
  • H-1 temporary worker
  • H-2 temporary worker
  • H-3 alien trainee
  • H-4 dependents
  • J-1 exchange visitors
  • K-1 fiancé
  • L-1 intracompany transfer
  • O-1 extraordinary ability
  • P-1 performing artists
  • Q-1 international cultural exchange
  • R-1 religious workers
  • Extension of stay
  • Change of nonimmigrant status
  • Waivers
  • Replacement of I-94 cards

Immigrant Visas:

  • I-130 relative petitions
  • Orphan petitions
  • Marriage cases (including affidavits of support and removal of conditional status applications)
  • Employment-based cases: Labor Certification / PERM cases
  • EB-1 extraordinary workers
  • EB-2 national interest waiver petitions
  • Immigrant investor petitions
  • Violence against Woman Act (VAWA) petitions
  • Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) petitions
  • Reentry permits

Naturalization: We can help determine eligibility for naturalization and we will prepare the necessary application forms. In addition, we provide sample questions that are asked on the citizenship exam and by the immigration officers and can attend the naturalization interview with our clients. We also handle disability waiver requests for naturalization.

Asylum: We prepare all forms and can assist you in obtaining evidence to support a request for asylum. We also attend the asylum interview with our client and will assist if the case is referred to an Immigration Judge.

Court Proceedings: We defend clients in all stages of the deportation/removal process, including hearings before the Immigration Judge, bond hearing appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. We regularly consult with individuals who may be deportable due to criminal convictions. Other court proceedings that we handle include:

  • Motions to Reconsider/Reopen
  • Appeals to the Administrative Appeals Office or Board of Immigration
  • Appeals
  • Appeals to the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court

Miscellaneous:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
Advance Parole/Travel Permits
Employment Authorization Documents (EAD cards)
I-9 Audits
Deferred inspection
Permission to reapply / Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility

Wills and Probate:

We have experience with estates of all sizes and are knowledgeable in the preparation of complex and simple wills. Whether you’re considering a living trust or just need some answers about the purpose of general powers of attorney, give us a call today.

Accidents and personal injury:

Our firm has successfully litigated cases involving serious injury and wrongful deaths from automobile, trucking and other accidents. Victims of catastrophic accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for pain, suffering, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, disability, inconvenience, medical bills and lost wages. We can also help you deal with insurance companies.

Business and Contracts:

We provide counseling with clients when starting a business , forming a business entity that meets their needs (including corporation, partnerships, etc). We also negotiate contracts and other legal agreements.

Criminal Defense:

Our firm has a long standing reputation in the area of criminal defense. We can help you in proceedings involving theft, property crimes, drug related crimes, speeding tickets, motor vehicle offenses, traffic matters, and other miscellaneous crimes.

Family Law:

We can help you dissolve your marriage and resolve property division issues.

General Practice:

if you require a legal service that is not listed here please feel free to contact us and we will be more then happy to answer your questions.