San Jose Immigration Lawyer
More than 15 Years of Trusted Experience
United States immigration law is a complex, ever-changing subject, one that lays traps for the unwary and presents significant challenges even to those who work with it on a daily basis. The process of obtaining an immigration benefit is not simply a matter of filling out a form, and the system can be especially unforgiving to those who apply without a proper understanding of the law. Before you take any further steps on a case involving family immigration or
business immigration, speak with the San Jose immigration lawyer at the Law Office of Timothy D. Widman. Whether you need
help with permanent residency and citizenship for yourself, or if you are an employer needing legal assistance with sponsoring a prospective employee for a work visa or green card, you can benefit from the fact that Attorney Widman has over 15 years of experience successfully representing clients in complex immigration and litigation matters. People hire lawyers to help them fix their problems, and that is exactly what Attorney Widman strives to do - identify solutions and pursue an effective resolution of your case.
When you hire the services of the office, your attorney will be ready to guide you through every stage of the case, from gathering the required documentation to preparing and filing the visa petition or application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of State, or the Department of Labor. You can have confidence that your case is in capable hands. Attorney Widman prides himself on treating his clients with dignity, fairness and respect. He is well regarded as a San Jose immigration lawyer through his involvement in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and his service to the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
In particular, Attorney Widman has received recognition from the Santa Clara Valley AILA Chapter for his pro bono work, as well as for helping to promote awareness and educate consumers about the danger of immigration scams. He was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Santa Clara AILA Chapter as Treasurer for 2013-2014. Attorney Widman has also served as a Fee Arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association since 2009 and serves on its Executive Committee for Fee Arbitration. He has a proven track record of practicing efficiently, ethically and with sensitivity to the needs of the client. His top priority in every case he undertakes is to establish trust with the client through effective communication.
Individual and Corporate Immigration Legal Counsel
Attorney Widman applies his years of expertise in business litigation and employment-based and family-based immigration matters to every case he handles. He previously worked as an Immigration Specialist in the Human Resources Department of a global high-tech company, followed by several years of practicing immigration law with a boutique business immigration firm, where he represented multinational and startup companies in applying for nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, TN, and O-1), as well as labor certifications and employment-based immigrant visa petitions (EB-1 priority workers, including persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, multinational executives and managers; EB-2 members of professions holding advanced degrees and aliens of exceptional ability; and EB-3, including professionals and skilled workers) for Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR) (i.e, "green card") in the United States.
Attorney Widman frequently represents family members in complex matters involving sponsorship of their relatives for permanent residency. He routinely advises clients applying for green cards or naturalization on the immigration consequences of crimes. He has special expertise in filing I-601 waivers for clients with inadmissibility issues who can demonstrate that denial of their admission to the United States would cause extreme hardship to their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent. In every case, Attorney Widman works one-on-one with the client to ensure the best possible results. He does not rely on paralegals to interview clients and complete forms - instead, he does this work himself to ensure its accuracy and completeness. He takes phone calls directly and makes himself accessible and accountable to the client. You will not have to wonder about what is happening with your case, and will be able to get answers when you need them.
Immigration Representation in San Jose & Santa Clara
The first step in getting started is for you to contact the office for an initial consultation with a San Jose immigration attorney. This gives you a chance to meet Attorney Widman, to tell your story, to ask questions about your situation, and to learn the basics of your case and what can realistically be expected as an outcome. Attorney Widman can review your unique situation in order to give you an unbiased opinion on your options, as well as assist you with taking the initial actions in your case. Attorney Widman always tries to get to the crux of the issue quickly and to provide candid advice about what can be done.
Attorney Widman's ability to effectively advocate for his clients in their immigration cases is enhanced by his years of expertise in other practice areas, including real estate and business litigation, landlord-tenant cases such as evictions, litigation involving breach of contract and other disputes, employment law concerning violations of minimum wage and unpaid overtime, and business legal issues such as condominium and homeowners association law.
Contact the office now for a consultation and to get started on your case.