Immigration Lawyer Guarantees versus Immigration Lawyer Realities

By law an attorney cannot promise an outcome, or how long a case will take.

That rule has not stopped many people from allegedly promising they will win.

At least that’s what some folks tell me.

“Another immigration lawyer guarantees he will win,” they proclaim.

Sometimes I think, “OK, there’s a communication breakdown here.  Perhaps they’re confusing what they were told with what they see on TV ads in which injury lawyers guarantee that you do not pay unless they win.”


However, some insist.

They even provide me with details of these immigration lawyer guarantees.


My advice:  if someone promises you that you will win, walk out.

No, Run Out.


The realities of this work in immigration law are very simple.

Do your absolute best for your client.

That’s the one guarantee we give.

Written by: Harlan York

Immigration Attorney Harlan York is Former Chair, Immigration Section, NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee. Mr. York appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as Telemundo, NBC, and PBS. He was honored as First Ever Immigration Lawyer of The Year in NJ by Best Lawyers.

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