Dyer Harris LLP is like no other law firm...
Dyer Harris LLP is like no other law firm. They combine exceptional legal skills with remarkable caring and interest in their clients’ satisfaction and success. April and Kevin believe that the process of applying for an O-1 visa or Green Card should be an exhilarating confirmation of each client’s work and goals. That they achieve this in their work sets them apart. They are generous and kind, but always rigorous, hardworking and ethical in their legal work.I got my artist green card thanks to them, and I’ll soon be applying to become a citizen. I recommend Dyer Harris LLP to anyone who wants a lawyer who understands their achievements and works for you and with you.
...They were extremely easy to work with, and dealt with my complicated case...
April and her team made the process of applying for an O-1 visa quite interesting, unintimidating and approachable. They were extremely easy to work with, and dealt with my complicated case—which included work in Hollywood blockbuster films, digital art and experiential technology with tremendous skill, experience based knowledge and good humor. I was truly pleased with the experience and do not actually dread renewing my O-1.
...So many friends had warned me that most immigration lawyers are distracted and sloppy. April and Kevin were the opposite...
Working with Dyer Harris on my business O-1 Petition was not what I expected. So many friends had warned me that most immigration lawyers are distracted and sloppy. April and Kevin were the opposite. They listened carefully to my plans to open a new kind of tourism project in New York, made their recommendations to me, and tirelessly answered all of my questions. Their execution was flawless and timely. I always felt that April and Kevin knew what they were doing, and were deeply invested in the success of my project, while maintaining the highest level of professionalism. What really surprised me was how positive April and Kevin were throughout the project: their attitude was always that if we worked together, my dreams could become a reality. And they have. I am very happy to recommend Dyer Harris, as I have often recommended them to my friends.
...I strongly recommend them to all anyone considering a visa or Green Card petition...
I am a fashion director and without Dyer Harris LLP's help in securing me my EB 1-1 Green Card, I would not have been able to move forward with my career. They helped me through every step of the application, took great care with my case and was also extremely thorough with their methods. I felt they went over and above with my case and definitely made me feel that my case mattered to them. I strongly recommend them to all anyone considering a visa or Green Card petition.
...my first application for an Extraordinary Alien Green Card was denied. April told me that she felt that re-applying was a very good idea. She was right...
I am a digital artist from Spain. I came to Dyer Harris LLP, at the recommendation of a colleague, after my first application for an Extraordinary Alien Green Card was denied. Because of my prior very negative, unnerving experience, I entered the process with Dyer Harris with enormous trepidation. April Harris handled my case. She jumped on the project, studied my career’s history with tremendous enthusiasm and prepared the materials for my case over a six week period, so that we could meet our deadline. April’s message to me throughout the time we worked together was that my case deserved to be approved—she explained to me that the USCIS’ approach to the adjudication of EB 1-1 Green Cards had been the subject of significant controversy and litigation, which had recently been resolved—and, as a result, she told me that she felt that re-applying was a very good idea. She was right. The case was approved quickly. Throughout the weeks that we worked together, April was sensitive to my worries, and treated me as a crucial partner in understanding and explaining what made my career important. Although I am very glad I do not need to apply for a Green Card again, for the obvious reasons, I recommend Dyer Harris to my friends, so that their cases can be handled with the same level of professionalism and understanding as mine was.
...I have always felt comfortable and secure with them...
As a cinematographer, I knew that getting an O-1 would be challenging. April and Kevin have helped me through this process twice now and I have always felt comfortable and secure with them. They are knowledgeable on the law, and able to navigate the system with the kind of ease that comes from handling cases of this kind frequently. At the same time, they treated me and my case with great care and attention. Working with Dyer Harris is the best of both worlds.
...professional, creative and caring, deeply knowledgeable and relentlessly enthusiastic...
I am a sound professional for film, and have obtained two O-1 visas with Dyer Harris. I think that they are talented, caring attorneys who are completely devoted to making the visa process less awful for their clients. They are professional, creative and caring, deeply knowledgeable and relentlessly enthusiastic.
...resourceful, thoughtful and positive...
I am a digital arts curator from Korea. An artist I have worked with recommended Dyer Harris LLP to me, when I realized I needed a new visa to stay in the United States. April and I worked together on my O-1 visa Petition. April was resourceful, thoughtful and positive on every aspect of the case, and it was a pleasure to work with her. She showed genuine interest in my work and her enthusiasm helped me to feel confident as we prepared the case. April dealt with all of my referees and colleagues with the greatest care, as well. I am really glad I found Dyer Harris LLP.
...the solution to my issues was something that the “big firm” lawyers utterly missed...
I am a cultural manager, involved in visual art, the performing arts and film. When my H-1B time was running out, my employer’s attorneys told me that they had no ideas to help me stay in the US. At the insistence of my friends, I met with April and Kevin at Dyer Harris LLP. They came up with some amazing ideas on how I could apply for a Green Card, including the solution we all agreed on, a National Interest Waiver case. For the next few months, we worked on my case, sharing ideas and developing evidence. While it is never fun to work on a project which will determine the course of your life, working with April on my Green Card was as pleasant as such a thing could be. She was attentive and understanding, creative and deeply knowledgeable. I think that she was as happy as I was when my case was approved. My case was far from obvious—the solution to my issues was something that the “big firm” lawyers utterly missed. My approval, which has made it possible for me to pursue my career in the United States, was the result of the intelligence and creativity of my lawyers. I recommend Dyer Harris to anyone needing assistance with a visa or green card. If your case is at all complicated, or requires creativity, I strongly recommend them to you, as my friends had for me.
...it really matters who you chose to be your Green Card lawyer...
I am a journalist from Spain, specializing in cultural and political reporting. Working with April and Kevin was amazing— and showed me that it really matters who you chose to be your Green Card lawyer. The first time I consulted with April and Kevin on an EB 1-1 Green Card, they carefully reviewed my case and told me that my case might not be approved. We had a lengthy discussion about how I could make my case stronger. April followed up with some concrete ideas, as well. A year later, after I had followed up on their suggestions, my application was quickly approved. April and Kevin were incredibly caring, kind and thoughtful— and more importantly, resourceful, intelligent and knowledgeable. I have recommended Dyer Harris LLP to many of my friends in the field without reservation of any kind.
...resourceful, caring, knowledgeable and positive throughout the process...
I worked with April and Kevin on my O-1 application in 2015, based on my career as an animation and graphic designer. They were resourceful, caring, knowledgeable and positive throughout the process. Even when there was an error on my approval notice, they doggedly fought to have the error fixed. I strongly recommend Dyer Harris.
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...we developed a real partnership in developing my case...
I am a UK-based graphic designer and art director, with many luxury fashion clients. I was very pleased by my experience working with Dyer Harris in connection with my O-1 application. April was professional, very experienced and consistently supportive. Despite her years of experience with Petitions of this kind, April was genuinely interested in my work, and we developed a real partnership in developing my case. I was amazed at how much went into the O-1 Petition, and felt very safe working with Dyer Harris.
...Dyer Harris understood my needs and made this demanding process less stressful...
I am an editorial illustrator from Colombia and since the first moment I met with Dyer Harris I knew my O-1 visa was in the right hands. We have gone through the process of obtaining my O-1 twice and I couldn't be happier. They're not only professional, creative and caring but deeply knowledgeable and relentlessly enthusiastic. Dyer Harris understood my needs and made this demanding process less stressful, allowing me to focus on my career and all the things that matter the most. I'm very thankful.
...April and Kevin’s kindness, intellectual curiosity, willingness to go above and beyond...
I worked with April and Kevin on two O-1s and my EB1-1 Green Card. Every filing was successful. More importantly, every time we worked together, I felt so respected and cared for. April and Kevin made sure that my cases were as beautifully presented and legally convincing as the facts allowed. They also made sure that the evidence was presented in a way that made sense to the Judges at the USCIS. Since my work covers the gamut of sound design for film, set design and multi media site-specific presentations, presentation of my work to the Immigration Service as a unified whole was far from easy. April and Kevin’s kindness, intellectual curiosity, willingness to go above and beyond for my needs and professionalism have been a part of my life for more than a decade, and I recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone needing advice or representation in immigration matters.
...their work was impressive, detailed, accurate and effective...
I am an animator and visual mapping artist, specializing in site-specific installations, photography and web based animation. April and Kevin have helped me obtain several O-1 visas. Working with them has been so unlike what I expected from an immigration law firm. They were deeply interested in my work and let me know how important they felt I was. At the same time, their work was impressive, detailed, accurate and effective. I know many people dread the O-1 process, but I never have felt that it was anything other than a collaboration with some people I truly respect, who I know respect me. The Dyer Harris office is a place where artists are cared for.
...Dyer Harris made me feel confident and empowered...
The lawyers and case coordinators at Dyer Harris made me feel confident and empowered through the entire process. As a digital artist specializing in large scale robotic installations, and other artistic projects at the border of virtual and real, my case was challenging. While no one likes having to apply for an O-1, especially when an RFE is part of the process, but I felt that the Dyer Harris team took the time to understand my work and my goals, and that made the difference in my case. I heard about Dyer Harris from a close friend, and I feel very grateful to him for giving me their name, and to the firm for their fine work.
...April and Kevin told me, when we started our journey together, that it was a celebration of my work...
I am a journalist from Spain, and have covered issues and events relating to international politics, international conflicts and violence against women for many top newspapers for decades. April and I worked together on my successful EB 1-1 Petition several years ago. I don’t think there is another immigration lawyer out there who could have so fully understood and described my professional development, in the international context. I always look back on my Green Card process with pride, as a professional collaboration in which I gained a fresh perspective on my achievements. While many people I know felt that applying for a Green Card was degrading, my experience was the opposite. April and Kevin told me, when we started our journey together, that it was a celebration of my work. Our working together was exactly that. I am very glad I had the good luck to chose such excellent lawyers, and I recommend them whenever I can.
...April’s command of the complex international issues central to my case was as impressive as her understanding of immigration rules, and related trends...
As a journalist from Morocco, I made the decision to apply for a Green Card very carefully. I worked with April and her staff on my case and was delighted with the results. April has said that my speedy approval was the result of my extensive accomplishments, but I feel that exceptional lawyering figured into the process as well. April’s command of the complex international issues central to my case was as impressive as her understanding of immigration rules, and related trends. I always felt that I was in very good hands, working with Dyer Harris LLP and I have recommended them to many of my friends and colleagues.
...[Dyer Harris LLP selected] a really creative solution and my green card arrived about 9 months after filing the petition...
I am an agent for internationally renowned fashion photographers and stylists. I came to Dyer Harris LLP while in O-1 status and was looking for a path to a green card. Kevin and April examined with me all of the possible alternative strategies. They discussed my career and background in detail – and because of that in depth knowledge they selected the best strategy for me - that of a transferred executive within my employer’s corporate group. This was a really creative solution and my green card arrived about 9 months after filing the petition. I really appreciate their intelligence and the way they take care of their clients. I have been happy to refer photographers, stylists and others in the fashion world to Dyer Harris ever since.
...Without their help, I may never have had the opportunity to start my business in the US...
I am a hedge fund owner and came to Dyer Harris to obtain an investor visa. At the time of my visa application, my fund was just getting started, which can make the process particularly difficult. Kevin Dyer and his team were instrumental in securing my visa: they prepared a business plan, wrote my support letter, and guided me every step of the way. Without their help, I may never have had the opportunity to start my business in the US. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking an investor visa.