Attorney And Clients Testimonial

An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism – an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services.
Rahul Aggarwal, Esq.
I endorse this lawyer.’. Tamara Relis is a very hard working attorney who will not rest until she has completed the work necessary for a case… When I asked her to cover a case for me she did an excellent job and I would recommend her for any type of …
Jason Baxter, Esq.
Tamara Relis is the right kind of attorney – An attorney that cares about her clients and focuses thoroughly on their cases and their needs. She is detail-oriented as well as conscientious. I recommend Dr Relis for any client that is looking for a sm…
Aseel Zimmo, Esq.
Dr. Tamara Relis has been a godsend…boundless energy and passion charismatic conscientiousness…helping…clients…Her research and legal drafting…helped…zealously represent our…clients…Her…empathy and consideration for…clients…made great positive …
Tenzin Wangyal, Esq.
Legal scholarship requires an special attention to detail. Dr. Rellis is a noted legal scholar and is an established authority in the fields of asylum and immigration law. I highly recommend her. Bonnie Spiro Schinagle, Esq.
Bonnie Schinagle, Esq.
Tamara is extremely knowledgeable in immigration law! She takes her time with every case and/or client to provide the very best counsel! If you want a lawyer who invests her best time and effort in your case, Tamara is who! I certainly endorse this l…
Ral Obioha, Esq.
Ms. Relis is a top-notch immigration attorney. A zealous advocate for her clients and highly respected in the legal community.
Somair Alam, Esq.
I endorse this lawyer. Dr. Relis is an extremely courteous colleague. She is well known in the community. She works hard for her clients and provides excellent service.
Racquel Cousins, Esq.
Her research skills are excellent. She is a very conscientious worker…very trustworthy, organized and personable. I would highly recommend her…
Monica Whyte, Esq.
Dr. Relis is very informative & supportive. I recently consulted my case with her. She came really prepared and explained me the situations/options in details. She was also clear about what’s next and what I should find more support information to ma…
Nat T.
Dr.Tamara Relis is a joy to speak with. I was impressed with her professionalism from the start. I sought a phone consultation with her and she was prompt calling me back, answering all the question – basic and not so basic ones. Dr.Tamara Relis take…
Angelo Z.
Tamara has an astute legal mind and possesses a degree of integrity of the highest order.
Edwin Rekosh, Esq.
Keen and hardworking…always very willing to help in any matters…In litigation…she always provided enthusiastic and thoroughly researched work.
Peter Leathem, Esq.
In her…court cases…Tamara is both exceptionally hardworking and intelligent. She is also very caring of her clients…She is well liked…I would highly recommend Tamara.
Kerry Cox, Esq.
Tamara is an exceptionally able lawyer…She is meticulous in her preparation and fluent in her argument…time and again demonstrating her skill at locating the most esoteric of cases…Her advocacy and ‘client care’ have invariably been excelle…
Holly Pelham, Esq.
Dr. Tamara and the whole Relis Law office always makes my life easier. I was only given a month to stay when I got here and I was so worried because didn’t know what to do but Dr. Tamara and her team guided me and helped me get my extension of stay…
AGYAGI Neotribal
Coby was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the whole process, he personally cared about our case. We are definitely glad that we chose RelisLaw to represent us, they were very supportive and knowledgeable. This customer rated you highly …
Sapna P.
RelisLaw is the best. They are knowledgeable and care about your case. They always respond to my questions promptly which gives me peace of mind. Thank you Dr. Relis, Coby and Marie! This customer rated you highly for work quality, responsiveness,…
Li W.
My experience with Tamara was completely great. I had a really tight deadline and I needed to change my status quickly. As soon as Tamara knew this she was able to do everything extremely fast in a very seamless way. She is very knowledgeable of ever…
Adrian M.
Thank you for your help! We were more prepared for our marriage interview with your assistance.
Lindy
Thank you very much all members of Relis Law PLLC who Worked with my file or petition and made my life smooth and relax by getting a Permanent Resident! I want to take several names as Dr. Tamara Relis is really awesome, Coby is great and Marie who I…
Shameem
I highly recommend Dr. Tamara for immigration service, particularly if you are looking to EB1. Dr. Tamara and her team are very supportive and friendly and help me like a family. Dr. Tamara has great knowledge and very professional about immigration …
Aki I.
Thank you very much for all the work, time and support you invested in our case, without any doubt of, not having worked together we would not have achieved such an important result. My deepest thanks and respect to you, Dr. Relis and all your team o…
Fabiana and Todd
Excellent service.very helpfull completion of process.very friendly and polite service. Would recommend to anyone needing this process. This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.
Fabiana M.
I would rate my overall experience with Tamara and the Relis team as excellent. I felt that Tamara made a personal connection with us from the very first consultation we had with her. I had initial consults with multiple lawyers but I felt that Tamar…
Corrie S.
Dr Relis and her team have been invaluable in my journey to apply for a green card from my H1B status. Since the moment we met, she showed interest in my case and special circumstances and was very responsive to my (many) questions along the way. Dr …
Irina C.
Dr. Relis is very personable as well as knowledgeable! She’s an extremely competent Immigration Attorney whose professional & caring & will assist in every aspect of your case. I highly recommend her!!
Maria L.
Me and my family cannot thank you enough for helping us in this difficult time.
Asha A.
5 STARS. My experience was Great. Tamara’s Services are Top Quality. I would recommend her to anyone that have immigration problems to fix. Tamara made a personal connection with us. She is an amazing person that understood our situation and helpe…
Mr. Ion P.
You and your team have provided excellent work and been very reassuring at the same time which I have truly appreciated.
Nikisha Y.
5 STARS. I got answers to all my questions. It is very nice to have quick response on my mails and have opportunity to check details online. Big help with all documentation (i’m not sure i could fill in the blanks by myself correctly) This custome…
Elena M.
5 STARS.    I could appreciate the knowledgeability and dedication to helping clients receive a fair and just result that was apparent upon our initial meeting to discuss our case – obtaining a finance visa. I like the online system they have in plac…
David M.
5 STARS. Great support in my case. Regardless of very long processing time they stay very responsive. Clear answers to my questions. Highly recommended.
Andrey K.
​Hi Tamara just to said thanks a lot we received Manuel’s permanent card yesterday   One millions thanks 😊😊❤️❤️❤️
Mrs. G
Tamara is my lawyer helping me process my EB-2 visa and honestly she has been invaluable!
Ms. CF
We found that your consultation was excellent and straight to the point and most importantly trust worthy.
Kaylene P.
5 STARS – AWARDED ASYLUM CASE – Dr. Relis and her team were very knowledgeable and thorough in their work which I believe was key to the successful result that we were able to achieve. They were available to answer our questions and guide us through …
Mr. Marcel V
5 ***** I would like to extend a warm thank you to Dr Tamara Relis and RelisLaw Firm for the magnificent job they did helping me win my case. Dr Relis went above and beyond for me. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, personable, and very reliable. If I …
Dr. Jimena R.
5*  This customer rated you highly for professionalism, value, and work quality.  Dr. Relis is pleasant to work with. There have been no surprises with and she is reliable. Our case has has taken quit a long time processing but Dr. Relis has remain…
Gerson E.
5 STARS!    Dr.Tamara and Coby have been very helpful in helping me with the B2 visa processing. She’s a compassionate person with great knowledge in immigration law. Prompt in response and truly cares about your case. I can comfortably trust her ser…
S.W.
5 STARS!  One of the few honest immigration lawyer on Thumbtack.
Bah M.
5 STARS! Dr. Relis demonstrates strong experience and knowledge in working with USCIS. Our case had been pending for over a year and a half and after a few calls to senior USCIS officials from Dr. Relis (that individuals cannot access), we had our in…
D. Ching
Dr Tamara is a great immigration lawyer that has helped me through the entire process of obtaining a visa for stay in the US. Since our initial consultation, she was clear with all the steps of my visa application and has been patient and informat…
Jef Quintano
Dr. Relis and her team are wonderful! They are knowledgeable, passionate about what they do and compassionate. They have guided us and made us feel optimistic about our immigration process. It is a pleasure to work with them and would highly recommen…
Elsie B.
5 stars. My experience with Relislaw was really good. Tamara and her team made me feel very comfortable. My English was not perfect and they were very patient, always taking their time to explain everything to me so I could fully understand. She is t…
Patricia
You and your firm know the laws and provided me with good advice. You made a personal connection with me, and you and your team were always there for me, always supportive, always calling me back. I feel you cared about me and my situation. You helpe…
Camille
5 stars for Marvelous Assistance. Thanks very much for  your marvelous assistance, in helping me promptly with my case. I was very pleased with the way you and your staff acknowledged my case and dealt with it as a matter of urgency. I would recommen…
Anonymous
My experience has been excellent. Dr. Tamara had been so helpful, honest and kind to find solutions for my problems. She really personally cared to resolve my issue, with a kind and professional attitude to make me feel relaxed. I have never experien…
Mohammed F.
Tamara did marvelous work with my immigration matter, she was very supportive and was available to speak to all the time. I would recommend her at anytime. Hired attorney.
Anonymous
5 stars.Great Service. I would like.to comment on the service that Dr.Tamara Relis and her staff provided.The service was.great, being responsive to.all my calls and emails as well. Also I would like to add Coby was a asset to helping my fiancé and …
John
Absolutely love how much knowledge Dr Relis and her staff have and how comfortable they have made us feel. We are so much more at ease and have a better understanding of our situation and what to expect. We don’t feel alone in this. Dr. Relis is very…
Sergio B
Thank you! Dr. Tamara Relis and her team went above and beyond to help me with my fiancée visa application process. Dr. Relis is proactive, dependable, excellent customer service, (I was treated like family) Dr. Tamara will always return my calls and…
Gloria
My name is Arthur Gourounlian and I am a Creative Director / Choreographer based in London but travel around the world with my work. An opportunity came up for me to work with an amazing American Agent and base myself in the USA. I reached out to Dr …
Arthur Gourounlian
Five stars! It as easy with Relis and Dr Tamara knows her job
Santosh
I had great experience with Dr. Tamara Relis. Tamara was vary caring about my issue, and she treated me like one of her family member. She tried to help me as much as she can. I like how she patient and that she has good knowledge of asylum cases.I g…
Omaymah A.

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Having searched for the best immigration lawyer and attorney, clients know that at RelisLaw PLLC,  we do things differently. We are an award-winning immigration law firm, where your situation and your needs are our prime focus.  We provide you with a caring and positive experience, protecting you from what is otherwise a stressful situation.

Your case will be prepared with meticulous legal research and skill in all areas of immigration law, then vigorously pursued for you through every available avenue. You will receive excellence and integrity in the quality of your representation. This combined with highly personalized, compassionate service, as we are committed to the daily well-being of everyone in our client family.

Immigration law is complex, changing regularly, and full of technicalities. When you want to build a future in the U.S. and North America, you need experienced and dedicated legal counsel to help ensure that your interests and rights are protected.

Dr. Tamara Relis has been a lawyer since 1998, having also been a U.S. law professor of Evidence, of Conflict Resolution, and of Human Rights. She is a published legal scholar, and has won various highly competitive postdoctoral awards for legal research. She is a top trained trial lawyer, having represented over 100 cases in courts.

Tamara is recognized among the top 1% of most qualified and distinguished USA attorneys, and top 100 immigration lawyers for New York state by the Association of American Trial Lawyers in 2019 & 2018. She has received 2019 rare recognition by SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, as among the top 2.5% of all state lawyers selected. The American Institute Of Legal Counsel has also ranked her 10 Best Immigration Counsel for Client Satisfaction in 2019 & 2018, recognizing her exceptional performance. She has been ranked 10/10 and has won AVVO client choice awards for immigration client satisfaction in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Tamara has won 5 elite postdoctoral awards for her legal research-based work (ESRC, BA, Columbia University/LSE). She is the author of Clients’ Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation (Cambridge University Press 2009, 2011), which focuses on how lawyers and the legal system must improve to meet clients’ needs, and The Purchase of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). She has also been a Postdoctoral Legal Researcher from 2005-2018 (Columbia University Law School & LSE Law Faculty & South Asia Centre). 

Tamara’s work and awards focus on human rights and clients’ rights, for more attention to people’s needs within justice systems. Her work has been taught in law schools around the world. She has been invited over 50 times to speak about her work and deep concern for justice for individuals in difficult circumstances globally, in Japan, China, USA, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Croatia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Botswana, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism – an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services.
Rahul Aggarwal, Esq.
Excellent service.very helpfull completion of process.very friendly and polite service. Would recommend to anyone needing this process. This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.
Fabiana M.
RelisLaw is the best. They are knowledgeable and care about your case. They always respond to my questions promptly which gives me peace of mind. Thank you Dr. Relis, Coby and Marie! This customer rated you highly for work quality, responsiveness, and punctuality.
Li W.
Dr. Relis has helped me throughout my process of applying for my EB-2 NIW visa. The service was overall excellent as she has always answered my questions when needed and I always got taken care of. I felt like throughout the process of the application, I made a personal connection with her, as she really showed interest in my topic for the petition and walked me through every step how to get the application stronger. Not only was I provided excel…
Joana F.
Dr. Tamara and the whole Relis Law office always makes my life easier. I was only given a month to stay when I got here and I was so worried because didn’t know what to do but Dr. Tamara and her team guided me and helped me get my extension of stay application approved. I continued working with them not just because they’re great at what they do but because I felt that they really care about me and my case. Next we submitted a student vis…
AGYAGI Neotribal
I highly recommend Dr. Tamara for immigration service, particularly if you are looking to EB1. Dr. Tamara and her team are very supportive and friendly and help me like a family. Dr. Tamara has great knowledge and very professional about immigration law and my experience so far is great. I know what I need to do and after that, her team took care the rest of it. My situation of EB1 is still ongoing but I highly recommend Dr. Tarama, at least one …
Aki I.
Thank you very much all members of Relis Law PLLC who Worked with my file or petition and made my life smooth and relax by getting a Permanent Resident! I want to take several names as Dr. Tamara Relis is really awesome, Coby is great and Marie who I connected with especially I had a connection with Dr. Tamara and Coby all the time whenever I needed. Thank you very much Coby and sorry for late reply! I’ll never forget you people especially you …
Shameem
Coby was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the whole process, he personally cared about our case. We are definitely glad that we chose RelisLaw to represent us, they were very supportive and knowledgeable. This customer rated you highly for responsiveness.
Sapna P.
Thank you very much for all the work, time and support you invested in our case, without any doubt of, not having worked together we would not have achieved such an important result. My deepest thanks and respect to you, Dr. Relis and all your team of collaborators involved in our case.
Fabiana and Todd
Thank you for your help! We were more prepared for our marriage interview with your assistance.
Lindy
My experience with Tamara was completely great. I had a really tight deadline and I needed to change my status quickly. As soon as Tamara knew this she was able to do everything extremely fast in a very seamless way. She is very knowledgeable of everything we needed to apply for my application and guided me throughout the entire process, which was very helpful. If necessary, I would use Tamara’s services again!
Adrian M.
I endorse this lawyer.’. Tamara Relis is a very hard working attorney who will not rest until she has completed the work necessary for a case… When I asked her to cover a case for me she did an excellent job and I would recommend her for any type of work that you need. I have worked with many attorneys during my career and I don’t know anyone who spends as much time preparing as Tamara. Anyone who hires Tamara Relis should feel confident that the…
Jason Baxter, Esq.
Tamara Relis is the right kind of attorney – An attorney that cares about her clients and focuses thoroughly on their cases and their needs. She is detail-oriented as well as conscientious. I recommend Dr Relis for any client that is looking for a smooth, happy and successful relationship with an attorney.
Aseel Zimmo, Esq.
Dr. Tamara Relis has been a godsend…boundless energy and passion charismatic conscientiousness…helping…clients…Her research and legal drafting…helped…zealously represent our…clients…Her…empathy and consideration for…clients…made great positive difference.
Tenzin Wangyal, Esq.
Legal scholarship requires an special attention to detail. Dr. Rellis is a noted legal scholar and is an established authority in the fields of asylum and immigration law. I highly recommend her. Bonnie Spiro Schinagle, Esq.
Bonnie Schinagle, Esq.
Tamara is extremely knowledgeable in immigration law! She takes her time with every case and/or client to provide the very best counsel! If you want a lawyer who invests her best time and effort in your case, Tamara is who! I certainly endorse this lawyer.
Ral Obioha, Esq.
Ms. Relis is a top-notch immigration attorney. A zealous advocate for her clients and highly respected in the legal community.
Somair Alam, Esq.
I endorse this lawyer. Dr. Relis is an extremely courteous colleague. She is well known in the community. She works hard for her clients and provides excellent service.
Racquel Cousins, Esq.
Her research skills are excellent. She is a very conscientious worker…very trustworthy, organized and personable. I would highly recommend her…
Monica Whyte, Esq.
I would rate my overall experience with Tamara and the Relis team as excellent. I felt that Tamara made a personal connection with us from the very first consultation we had with her. I had initial consults with multiple lawyers but I felt that Tamara really cared about our situation. This reason along with her decades of experience working with immigration and high ratings from various sites were the deciding factors for our decision to go with …
Corrie S.
Dr Relis and her team have been invaluable in my journey to apply for a green card from my H1B status. Since the moment we met, she showed interest in my case and special circumstances and was very responsive to my (many) questions along the way. Dr Relis and several people from her office have always made an effort to provide me with the best answer to my questions and proved to be on top of the latest changes in the law, which was very reassuri…
Irina C.
Dr. Relis is very personable as well as knowledgeable! She’s an extremely competent Immigration Attorney whose professional & caring & will assist in every aspect of your case. I highly recommend her!!
Maria L.
Me and my family cannot thank you enough for helping us in this difficult time.
Asha A.
5 STARS. My experience was Great. Tamara’s Services are Top Quality. I would recommend her to anyone that have immigration problems to fix. Tamara made a personal connection with us. She is an amazing person that understood our situation and helped out to solve it. From the first day when we met Tamara we knew she is a nice person and we decided to go ahead and work with her. What I liked is that we felt protected. She definitely has knowledge…
Mr. Ion P.
You and your team have provided excellent work and been very reassuring at the same time which I have truly appreciated.
Nikisha Y.
5 STARS. I got answers to all my questions. It is very nice to have quick response on my mails and have opportunity to check details online. Big help with all documentation (i’m not sure i could fill in the blanks by myself correctly) This customer rated you highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.
Elena M.
5 STARS.    I could appreciate the knowledgeability and dedication to helping clients receive a fair and just result that was apparent upon our initial meeting to discuss our case – obtaining a finance visa. I like the online system they have in place that helps people organize the materials they need to collect, which they then submit to the USCIS. An initial survey we completed seemed to have a few hiccups and a little confusing in some areas; …
David M.
5 STARS. Great support in my case. Regardless of very long processing time they stay very responsive. Clear answers to my questions. Highly recommended.
Andrey K.
​Hi Tamara just to said thanks a lot we received Manuel’s permanent card yesterday   One millions thanks 😊😊❤️❤️❤️
Mrs. G
Tamara is my lawyer helping me process my EB-2 visa and honestly she has been invaluable!
Ms. CF
We found that your consultation was excellent and straight to the point and most importantly trust worthy.
Kaylene P.
5 STARS – AWARDED ASYLUM CASE – Dr. Relis and her team were very knowledgeable and thorough in their work which I believe was key to the successful result that we were able to achieve. They were available to answer our questions and guide us through the process when needed and always returned our phone calls.
Mr. Marcel V
5 ***** I would like to extend a warm thank you to Dr Tamara Relis and RelisLaw Firm for the magnificent job they did helping me win my case. Dr Relis went above and beyond for me. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, personable, and very reliable. If I had a question or concern I would email her and get a response immediately. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr Tamara Relis and RelisLaw. I would definitely recommend this law firm to eve…
Dr. Jimena R.
5*  This customer rated you highly for professionalism, value, and work quality.  Dr. Relis is pleasant to work with. There have been no surprises with and she is reliable. Our case has has taken quit a long time processing but Dr. Relis has remained responsive throughout our wait time.
Gerson E.
5 STARS!    Dr.Tamara and Coby have been very helpful in helping me with the B2 visa processing. She’s a compassionate person with great knowledge in immigration law. Prompt in response and truly cares about your case. I can comfortably trust her service to complete my goals.    
S.W.
5 STARS!  One of the few honest immigration lawyer on Thumbtack.
Bah M.
5 STARS! Dr. Relis demonstrates strong experience and knowledge in working with USCIS. Our case had been pending for over a year and a half and after a few calls to senior USCIS officials from Dr. Relis (that individuals cannot access), we had our interview scheduled within 2 months and my wife now has her green card. Thank you Dr. Relis!
D. Ching
Dr Tamara is a great immigration lawyer that has helped me through the entire process of obtaining a visa for stay in the US. Since our initial consultation, she was clear with all the steps of my visa application and has been patient and informative with all my questions regarding this process. She is very experienced in immigration and has given me guidance every step of the waywith my application. I highly recommend her to others looking fo…
Jef Quintano
Dr. Relis and her team are wonderful! They are knowledgeable, passionate about what they do and compassionate. They have guided us and made us feel optimistic about our immigration process. It is a pleasure to work with them and would highly recommend anyone in need of immigration services to give them a call.
Elsie B.
5 stars. My experience with Relislaw was really good. Tamara and her team made me feel very comfortable. My English was not perfect and they were very patient, always taking their time to explain everything to me so I could fully understand. She is that kind of person that loves her job and dedicates her time to it. My case was successfully approved! Thank you for everything..
Patricia

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