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Excellent immigration lawyer!
I was referred to Mr. John Nicelli by another attorney who, after reviewing my case, felt that its level of complication called for a lawyer who knew US immigration law as thoroughly as very few attorneys around and would give his client his honest opinion on where one stands. In addition to his brilliant mind, I found Attorney Nicelli an approachable, sympathetic person with a will to find a beneficial solution to my problem, provided there was any. During all the proceedings for my Green Card through employment, Mr. Nicelli and his team helped my sponsor/ employer better understand the process of sponsorship legal issues and go through all the steps consistently. In retrospect, I think I owe Attorney Nicelli and his paralegals the biggest credit for a positive outcome of my case. Six years later, I called back to ask for assistance with my citizenship application. Mr. Nicelli still remembered my case. I believe he cares and understands what is at stake for us, immigrants, when we choose this road. Thank you, Mr. Nicelli. I am deeply grateful. - Ewa K.
Awesome lawyer, very knowledgeable, and knows how to navigate the legal system very well. - Dr. Mohammed A.
John is one of the best attorneys in New York City
He has the best service. Whenever he takes any case, he makes it a success and makes his clients happy. I recommend each and every person who has an Immigration Issue. Please contact him, he will make your life better. - Md Saz
Mr. Nicelli and his team of paralegals were more than instrumental in my husband's case for obtaining his Green Card. I don't know what I would've done without Mr. Nicelli's kindness, intellect with complicated immigration issues, and advice. Going through the Green Card process is not easy. There are many forms that you have to file, and several consultations with staff that you need to go through in order to submit a successful application. After a few quick meetings, we were able to relay all of this to Mr. Nicelli and his hard working staff for the filing of our paperwork. The entire process was very smooth and we even enjoyed our visits to the office as working with Mr. Nicelli was very personable. We always got in touch with him (even at odd hours) and received prompt responses from Mr. Nicelli that were very on point and helpful. Having Mr. Nicelli by our side at the beginning and end of our journey in obtaining a Green Card was invaluable and I would recommend his services to anyone. Mr. Nicelli's firm was actually referred to us by a good friend and we intend to tell all of OUR friends about him. Everyone wants an attorney through this daunting process that can act as your friend and advocate, and thankfully New York City has Mr. Nicelli! - Jeremy G.
Most professional firm out there
John Nicelli's law firm is one of the best and most professional firms out there. The entire team has been very kind and professional to me and Monika one of the paralegals there is truly outstanding, she has been taking care of my case and answered any questions I had at anytime, literally I could call in whenever and I know she would have always been able to help me and understand the situation. They truly care about your case, if you're looking for a legal team to represent you for your immigration benefits, This is it!!!!! Thank you so much. - Paul D.
Very professional and reliable
John and his team were very professional and reliable. John had helped with my citizenship, and it was speedy. His team were especially worth to mention, they are super friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend John's service. - Siralston Y.
Thank you for all the help!
Grateful to the lawyer John Nicelli for helping with my case and with the case of my 2 children. 100 percent recommended. - Siralston Y.
My case was particular and the whole process was very fast and professional. They made everything happen in no time and they know what they are doing! I was treated very well and kindly! I love the whole team and their professionalism!!
Mr. Nicelli changed my life
I was arrested on July 3, 1996 at the Texas Border. At the time the only language I understood was polish. I was released on a 5,000 dollar bond on July 4, 1996. When I was released I was not given any papers and took a bus to New York where my parents lived. I never went to immigration court and never knew I had to. After marrying in 2006 my husband contacted a lawyer who told me I had been deported and that he couldn't help me. We then went to a second lawyer who told me I had been deported and that he couldn't help me. We then went to a second lawyer who filed a family petition on my behalf. After it was approved he also told us there was nothing to do about the deportation order. Finally we met Mr. Nicelli who told us he would have to investigate what happened in Texas. Well thanks to his efforts he found my signature had been forged on the papers I was supposed to be given when I was released. He contacted a handwriting expert who provided a professional opinion that my signature forged. Based on this verifiable information Mr. Nicelli was able to have my deportation case reopened and filed for me to obtain my green card in the U.S. He went to court with me, and attended my interview at immigration with us. He is also wonderful and honestly I can't say enough about him. Mr. Nicelli you changed my life. I no longer live in fear. Thank you so much for everything. I have told all my friends with immigration problems to call you. - Dorota
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Thank you Mr. Nicelli, you saved my life. I have been working as a chef for more than fifteen years. My other lawyer filed three different sponsorship cases for me. All were denied. I lost more than twenty thousand dollars. Mr. Nicelli got my case approved and finally I am a permanent resident of the U.S. I am planning my vacation to Ecuador in late September. You're the best and most honest lawyer I have ever met. You saved mine and my family's life. There are no words good enough to express my gratitude. - Pedro S.
Thanks to Mr. Nicelli, I am free
I was in Binghamton, New York sitting in my car having lunch with two of my coworkers. The police stopped by and noticed my car had a cracked windshield. The police heard my coworkers and I were speaking Spanish and asked all of us for identification. The state trooper then called immigration, and the three of us were arrested. My friend Carlos was deported because he was previously stopped at the border. My other friend Juan and I were detained and released near Buffalo, New York. When I met with Mr. Nicelli, he told me he would have the court hearing transferred to New York. Not only did he change the court hearing to New York City, he stopped my deportation. I am now free and with my family. After I was in jail, I was certain I would be deported, but Mr. Nicelli stopped it. Thank you. - Danny G.
Life changing experience
My wife was deported in 2003 after not attending her court hearing. She was required to go to immigration court in Virginia after being arrested at a Social Security office. In 2010 my wife and I moved to Pennsylvania from New York. In August 2013 immigration agents came to our house looking for my wife. When they learned she was eight months pregnant, they told her to report to their office the next day. Since I was also illegal, I got arrested. I was later released and called Mr. Nicelli. Believe it or not, I now have my green card. I still don't understand the magic Mr. Nicelli did, but I could tell you that the immigration judge was quite impressed. In a few years, I hope to become a U.S. citizen. Thanks to Mr. Nicelli, I could continue to raise my children. I expect my wife will have her green card very soon. I can't tell you how Mr. Nicelli has changed our lives. - Jan C.
The best of the best
I have lived in the U.S. since I was six years old. I became a green card holder through my father at the time of my entry. Unfortunately, I borrowed a friend's van in order to make a delivery of some construction material for a relative. Unknown to me, my friend kept drugs in his van. When I was walking away from the van after parking, two undercover cops stopped me and later searched the van. Apparently, my friend and his van had been under surveillance. Sure enough, drugs were found, and I was charged with possession. After my arrest, my friend, whom I had known for many years, disappeared. As a result, I was sentenced to two years in jail. After serving my time, I was sent to Immigration custody. My family retained Mr. Nicelli, who presented hundreds of pages of documents to the immigration judge. I also testified, as did my family members. Thanks to Mr. Nicelli, I'm still here. I was released from custody and still have my green card. If it wasn't for his vigorous defense of me, I'm certain I wouldn't be here today. I love Mr. Nicelli and love America. - Daren B.
The Superman of immigration lawyers
In April 2012, Mr. Nicelli represented a Honduran citizen who was arrested for gun possession at the age of sixteen. Since I had some gang affiliation, the criminal court judge sentenced me to eighteen months at a youth detention facility. At the time of my arrest, I was the in removal proceedings because I was stopped at the border while trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Upon my release, I finished high school and attended college. I volunteered my time at the church and obtained a steady job. After having a long and exhaustive hearing before an immigration judge, I was granted permanent residence by an immigration judge. Mr. Nicelli filed hundreds of pages of documents in support of the application for adjustment of status, convincing the judge to grant the application for adjustment of status. Since the case was so well documented, the U.S. immigration prosecutor did not appeal. I know someone in the same situation who had a different lawyer and was already deported. Thanks to the great efforts of Mr. Nicelli, I'm still here. I have my green card and a good job. Mr. Nicelli is truly the Superman of immigration lawyers. Thanks! - Selvin P.
The best immigration lawyer
I was required to register with the U.S. immigration authorities after the World Trade Center attack. After registering, I was placed in removal proceedings. Fortunately, you convinced my boss to help me. I still can't believe how you postponed my court case until my sponsorship case was finished. Thanks to you I finally have my green card. I can't tell you how scared I was every time I went to court. Mr. Nicelli, however, gave me the courage to stand strong. I look at my green card almost daily and feel thankful for Mr. Nicelli. You're truly the best immigration lawyer.
Mr. Nicelli, I want to thank you for your exceptional care and attention to my case over the years. You truly are the kindest and the most professional person I know. Please accept this small token of appreciation for your hard work and your kindness towards me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.- E.
Thank You Very Much
Although this card is rather small, the "thank you" isn't small at all... you will never know the depth of my appreciation for a representation that was above and beyond what I expected to receive. Thank you for your professionalism, your kindness, patience, and hard work through the whole process of my case. For comforting me when I was worried and always keeping me informed during the process. You did everything that you promised and more! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!- E.P
Grateful to the whole staff
I am grateful for your efforts and dedication to my case. It was quite a long process, and I could never think anyone would stay by my side for this long, but you were very generous regarding it. I am grateful to you and all your staff (especially the lovely Ana). You guys took all the stress and restored everything for me. Your faith, knowledge, and determination were something that solved my worries. Thank you!- J.C
Thank you is not enough
We want to thank you for all your hard work, effort, and time in our case. We know winning is not always easy, but we made it through, thanks to you! Thank you so much! Forever appreciated.- Family Vidal
We want to thank John Nicelli and his wonderful staff for all they have done for us! Big thank you to Ana for all her continuous help!- Family Gerardo
You reunited our family
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For reuniting our family. You and your team are great at what you do. We will forever be grateful. - Family S.
John A Nicelli and team, I want to express my sincere thanks to you for all your help and support with my case.
Thank you to the whole staff
John and staff, greetings from Poland. Thanks to all of you, I have been loving the time I spend with my family here in Poland. Also, I was able to see my aunt and my cousin in Warsaw. I'll be back in the USA soon. -I.
For your time, energy, and efforts
We want to thank you and how special Mr. Nicelli and the paralegal Chelsea are to our family. We really appreciate your effort, time, and hard work you put into our case and didn't give up on us! We will always be thankful & appreciate you! - Family Juarez
Changed my life
Mr. Nicelli, You and your office were incredibly generous in lending services without cost to Gleason's Give a Dream Inc. I just wanted to let you know how your kindness has changed my life. Because of your services I now have a social security number, state ID, and I can work. I can also get a driver's permit and license when I am ready. I was unable to obtain those in my life until now. Incidentally not many people would offer to help a stranger and most definitely not for free. Lack of these things kept me up at night and constantly concerned that I would have problems. Knowing my circumstances and what you are helping me with adds fuel to my fire, it pushes me and keeps me going. I want to continue training kids in the program for nothing in return but a smile. I must say thank you for the help you have given me. I also appreciate and value what you have done. You are helping me get closer to my goal in life. I can never repay you, even with all the money in the world I don't think that would be enough. - Paul A.
Thank you guys for what you have done for me!
Mr. Nicelli and Monika were extremely patient in answering all of my legal questions and concerns pertaining to my visas. They were very informative and steered me in the right direction. They helped me to get the J1 visa, then the O-1 and in the end the Green Card. I highly appreciated their advice and time taken and would recommend this law firm to anyone. Thank you guys for what you have done for me! - Giuseppe S.
I would recommend his services to anyone.
Mr. Nicelli and his team of paralegals were more than instrumental in my husband's case for obtaining his Green Card. I don't know what I would've done without Mr. Nicelli's kindness, intellect with complicated immigration issues and advice. Going through the Green Card process is not easy. There are many forms that you have to file, and several consultations with staff that you need to go through in order to submit a successful application. After a few quick meetings, we were able to relay all of this to Mr. Nicelli and his hard working staff for the filing of our paperwork. The entire process was very smooth and we even enjoyed our visits to the office as working with Mr. Nicelli was very personable. We always got in touch with him (even at odd hours) and received prompt responses from Mr. Nicelli that were very on point and helpful. Having Mr. Nicelli buy our side at the beginning and end of our journey in obtaining a Green Card was invaluable and I would recommend his services to anyone. Mr. Nicelli's firm was actually referred to us by a good friend and we intend to tell all of OUR friends about him. Everyone wants an attorney through this daunting process that can act as your friend and advocate, and thankfully New York City has Mr. Nicelli! - Jeremy G.
Highly professional & truly amazing lawyer.
Mr. John Nicelli was honest and did not promise us unrealistic results like other immigration lawyers. My husband went to see him after few app. with other attorneys that promised short,easy and quick process.But we knew that my case is hard and complicated and that did not sound right for us. I am very glad that we decided to go with Mr. Nicelli. He is not going to tell you what you want to hear,he is going to tell you the truth about your situation and I really appreciate that .And believe me his knowledge is 100% accurate,his recommendations are the best you can get.He leads you through this whole difficult proces right to the end. Now thanks to Mr. John Nicelli we are together ,staring a normal life in USA. Mr. John Nicelli is highly professional and truly amazing lawyer.I can recommend him to anybody that struggles with immigration.- Boleck L.
I recommend him to anyone who has any immigration matters.
I also had John Nicelli removed the conditions on my green card and everything was perfect. I had originally filed in Florida and the transition from state to state was flawless. I recommend him to anyone who has any immigration matters.- Ai R.
I can truthfully say he made my life better.
I will like to say that I used John Nicelli for my marriage case and even today. I am amazed that i have a green card today. I was ordered to leave the country and Mr. Nicelli was able to turn this case around, he was well versed in the current laws which he used to fight my case. I have been to a lot of lawyers in Manhattan and all they did was promised something they could not deliver. But Mr. Nicelli with his professionalism was able to get me my green card. I can truthfully say he made my life better.- Andy S.
I'll owe you forever!
I can say with full responsibility that John Nicelli is one of the very few honest immigration attorneys.( I'm sure all the victims of Mark Scher would agree) That's the most kind, down to earth and knowledgeable in Immigration Law man I have ever met. It was very hard for me to read the previous review and hard to believe. This man never gave up on my case and help me to fix horrible mistakes previous attorney committed. It was his knowledge, positive attitude and determination which allowed me to put my immigration status in order. He understood my pain of not being able to see my family for so many years and never deceived me by promising solutions which would fail. And…..I was always able to get him on the phone when needed. God Bless you John and your family. Thanks to your work and amazing approach I can now enjoy living happy life in this country. I'll owe you forever!- Monika D.
John Nicelli is a GREAT LAWYER, he got my wife processed after we got married.
John Nicelli is a GREAT LAWYER, he got my wife processed after we got married. I am so greatful that my life has changed thanks to John Nicelli. I tried others who took my money and did nothing. John took my case and promised me i had nothing to worry about. He called me to update my information and kept me up to date as my case progressed. What a guy, he's like a superman lawyer. He is known to do the same for all. He takes pride and represents you like a gentleman, but his cape is under his suit- George L.
I owe him a lot and cannot thank him enough!
One doesn't need to seek out other attorneys in immigration law. You have him right here. To have a case worked on by Mr. Nicelli, it is like winning a lottery if I may say so. You are definitely in good hands. We all know how it feels at the beginning when we don't have a green card. We are in an endless anxiety of a mental prison overwhelmed with many unanswered questions not having clear and thorough explanations from the immigration lawyers, just pure guessing what we have heard and have read on websites or comparing our case to another person's one who went through the same process. I myself had another attorney but without success. Mr. Nicelli was recommended to me by his client. Without him I don't think I would have a green card today. I can only say the best things about him. Mr. Nicelli represents the true professional in his field to me, who knows what he is doing. He takes clients through the process step by step and is willing to answer many questions over and over again. His behavior is very honest and candid. If he knows right from the beginning that he is not able to help his client he does say so, without dragging a client through a lot of paperwork and hard work on his side and an anxiety on the client's side. He always proposes other options until he finds something where he is absolutely sure he will win the case and will get a "gold' green card for his client. Today I enjoy having a green card with utter happiness and freedom with the notion that I am able to get my dream job here in America. I know it is his profession and a career but I feel I owe him a lot and cannot thank him enough. Only I cannot wait till I meet a person in need with immigration issues, I will highly recommend Mr. Nicelli. I also appreciate and thank his caring staff for the great work- Bronislava B.
An honest lawyer that really helps people in need.
I was looking for a good immigration attorney to process my change of status. I was recommended John Nicelli. I was very pleased to be treated like a president. John and his staff were not only courteous and professional, they were very helpful in all my questions and my paper work was always in good standards. I want to recommend to all my friends and family, and hope that John will reach out to others like me that need an honest lawyer that really helps people in need.- Juan I.
I am extremely blessed to have Mr. Nicelli helping me.
I am extremely blessed to have Mr. Nicelli helping me. He is surely professional and knowledgeable in his field, but in addition, he also possesses a candor and bearing that quickly put me at ease. My case was complex and required extensive follow-up and reams of paperwork. He and his staff handled everything in a very timely manner, and to my delight, my case was APPROVED and I finally received green card. Mr. Nicelli also has helped me bring my parents to the United States on multiple occasions, and I am thankful for the time I have been able to share with my family. Lastly, my sister had previously been unable to visit me, despite several attempts. But with Mr. Nicelli' s aid, we finally managed to make it possible. I could have never done this without Mr. Nicelli and his caring staff. Every phone call to the office is quickly answered, every request is immediately addressed. Mr Nicelli is always kept abreast of the most recent trends and changes in the industry, and takes advantage of every twist and turn that the law allows for. I have read a previous posted negative review and simply do not believe a word. My family, and numerous friends, have been greatly helped by Mr. Nicelli, and I hate to see him slandered. We have been more than pleased with Mr. Nicelli's services, and I am continually grateful for his help in bringing my family together, despite the many obstacles placed in our way. Thank you Mr. Nicelli and the Team!- Vera P.
Mr. Nicelli really cares for his clients.
We have used Mr. John Nicelli for a case for my husband's green card. First we went to Mr. Nicelli after another attorney made a mess out of our cases. But Mr. Nicelli after another all his great knowledge of the immigration law was able to make things work out after being denied two times. He has the most consideration for his clients, undivided attention always. His staff is also very outstanding. At the end of all the problems we had from other attorneys Mr. Nicelli was magnificent in his character and was able to clear up all our problems. I would highly recommend Mr. Nicelli to all as an extraordinary individual .My husband did receive his green card and we are very happy and we owe it all to Mr. Nicelli who really cares for his clients.- Joanna B.
Honest, loyal & you won't find a better immigration lawyer in tri-state area.
I would like to share with you my thoughts about Mr. John Nicelli. If you are reading this, that means you know him, met him or you are looking for an immigration lawyer. If you are looking for one, then you found the right one for SURE! He is very honest, loyal and you won't find a better immigration lawyer in tri-state area. He will answer every question you have and he will let you know if he can help you or not. If he is not able to help you than sorry but that's simply means than you will not get help from anyone and more likely your case will not be approved/finished/done in positive way. I went and visited number of lawyers with my problem and nobody could help me. Everyone said that there is nothing they can do for me. I spend $$$$$ on consultation fees because not all of them are free. But one day in November 2011 I have visited office of Mr. John Nicelli who was recommended by a friend and Mr. Nicelli helped me tremendously. From the beginning Mr. Nicelli said that he only gives me 50% chance that my case will have a positive outcome. He was honest from the beginning; always answered my call or/and my email. I met with a number of lawyers and definitely I can say today that he is one of the BEST immigration lawyers I ever met. If he is not able to help than no one will. I want to thank him so much from the bottom of my heart for everything he did for me. This will for sure change and improve my life and my life style! This means so much to me and his promise means even more – the one on November 2011 when Mr. Nicelli said to me that he will do everything possible and make everything in his power to obtain a positive outcome and for sure HE DID! THANK YOU Mr. Nicelli!!!! You are the BEST lawyer I know and I will make sure everyone knows that. THANK YOU!- Anna P.
Being represented by John Nicelli & the results were invaluable.
My family has been acquainted with John Nicelli's office for over 10 years now and we continue to recommend him to others. He has helped me with my own immigration status and the usually lengthy process was swift and favorable. Being represented by John Nicelli and the results were invaluable.- Vanzi M.
Thomas H. Recommends John A. Nicelli
Mr Nicelli is one in a million. Mr Nicelli is one in a million. Not only is he honest and true hard working Immigration Lawyer, he is the fastest most efficient office that I ever experienced. Mr. Nicelli makes it happen. He knows what paper work you need to process and is very well aware of timing and will tell you when and how you will receive your processed work. All will be in order and you will live a legal normal life, worry free. He handled my case very well, great sincere price, and no headaches. My wife was ordered deported 10 yrs.ago and we had been to 3 three different immigration lawyers. All said they could not help after taking our money of course. Mr. Nicelli had my wife's case re-opened and was able to get her a Green Card without having to leave the U.S., despite the fact that my wife entered the U.S. thru Mexico illegally.I do not understand some of the reviews posted on yelp, as they seem out of line. This is your man. He is the SUPER HERO of Immigration.- Thomas H.
A job well done!
I would like to say that i had a situation with my wife, she was being deported and all the immigration lawyers we spoke to said we could not be helped, of course after collecting her money. We were referred to Mr. John Nicelli Immigration Lawyer in Manhattan. Thank god after reviewing our case he said, no problem i can stop the deportation and have you legalized. Thanks to Mr. John Nicelli who took the time and effort to see who, what, when, and where and why this all came about. His ability to understand all the rules and regulations of immigration law helped us to live a normal life after his work. A job well done.- Joey M.