Why would a lawyer hire an immigration attorney?
Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States out of our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. We’ve had a lot of people who have hired us over the years to help them get their green cards, to get their citizenship, or to sue USCIS or some kind of a delay. We love working on these cases and we love all of our clients, but I wanted to tell you about an experience we’ve had probably 10 times now.
Our law firm has actually been hired by lawyers. These are licensed attorneys in the United States who understand the importance of an expertise. Now, all we do is immigration. I have a podcast called Maximum Lawyer, where I talked to other lawyers about how to run their law firms. One of the things we tell them all the time is that you really have to niche down. You really have to build out an expertise so that people know to refer cases to you and so that you get better and better at what you do.
These lawyers that have hired us, they understand the importance of niching down. They understand that just because you know how to draft a will or just because you know how to handle a car accident case doesn’t mean that you know the ins and outs of the Immigration and Nationality Act. We’ve had lawyers hire us to bring their spouses here from overseas, we’ve had lawyers hire us to help them with their citizenship, we’ve had lawyers hire us to sue USCIS on their behalf. These are even litigators that have hired us to sue USCIS for delays.
My point in all of this is that if a lawyer knows that they need to work with an experienced immigration lawyer who knows what they’re doing, then you probably should too. This isn’t a sales pitch or anything, this is just an explanation. My wife and I have four kids and we needed wills and estate plan done. We didn’t do that ourselves. We could have downloaded the forms and drafted something, but we didn’t know what we didn’t know. That’s really the reason why lawyers hire us, is because they know that they don’t know what they don’t know, if that makes sense. It’s sort of three levels removed, but basically it’s saying that we had seen all the changes in the interpretation of the INA by the Immigration Service. We pay attention to this stuff every day. I wouldn’t feel comfortable filing my own lawsuit on a car accident case, or I just hired someone to help us with some intellectual property stuff for the podcast. There’s a great value in going to the expert.
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