Emily Sumner has been my legal counsel since 2006 when she handled a somewhat complicated turn of events related to my change of status from HOB-J1. This was a matter in which we had hours to act rather than days, in order for me to avoid having to leave and reenter the country and Emily's competence and professionalism saved the day for me something that I remember to this day. Emily ensured that my application material was prepared and dispatched the very same day which was no mean task considering it was a late on a Friday afternoon about one hour before closing. She clearly knew her trade well and was acutely aware of my needs and urgency/time lines involved even before I had a chance to explain everything to her. Her timely intervention was critical in me maintaining legal status during the status transfer period and obtaining the J1 visa with no further delays/ issues.

Since then I have relied on Emily's expertise for all my visa related issues, including removal of my 2 year home residence for the federal Govt J1 visa in 2008, Green card Application in 2010 and issues related to removal of the provisional status on the GC in 2011. I have a continuing legal relationship sometimes seeking advice in an informal manner. Inspite of her busy schedule she has always been very responsive, detailed and through in her replies. It is an asset to have a competent, experienced and trustworthy legal counsel who you can rely on and I remain deeply indebted and extremely grateful to Emily for all her support and help.

Indeed, I have had no hesitation in recommending Emily to close friends for their legal needs and am not surprised that they have gone on to build their own strong legal relationship with her. I wish Emily the very best as she branches out with her own firm and am sure with her indebt knowledge, competence and winning attitude, she will continue to be a successful attorney and asset to all her clients.

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