Note: No endorsement or testimonial constitutes a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. -- Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys licensed to practice in the State of California, "Standards," pursuant to Rule 1-400(E) §(2).
For over three decades, our clients have come from across the world. Every client is unique, coming to us at a different stage of the immigration process. But the one thing they all have in common is that they have found good, winning counsel. That said, we prefer to walk the walk - so we let our clients talk for us. Read scores of testimonials from across the decades to see if Alice M. Yardum-Hunter, a Law Corporation is right for you!
John St. Clair, Attorney
May 24, 2016
Over the years I have worked with various LA-based immigration attorneys. My experience with Alice Yardum-Hunter has changed dramatically for the better the impression I had about immigration attorneys. Alice is a client-focused internationalist who can understand and advise about all the variables that affect a client changing countries. I unqualifiedly recommend her to assist you in any immigration matter.
January 16, 2016
Alice helped me to get my R-1 Work Visa (Religious Visa). This type of visa is very hard to get, but Alice did a terrific work within a small frame of time.
She explored, researched and explained to me in simple terms the complexity of the case, but also the different options we could used to get to a positive response from USCIS.
The deadline was really close for me (3 months I believe), Alice spent several hours and late nights working on my case, sending documents back and forth and responding to every single one of my calls. She organized my file in such a way that USCIS could understand chronologically, and legally. Alice guided me step by step and always answered my questions. If she did not have an answer for me she will have it within hours (sometimes within minutes).
Alice is very professional and a hard worker at heart, but most importantly in cases like this, she is an incredible person. She can empathize and sympathize with the clients and she does not hold back on anything, she gives her best daily. She will stay up with you working on your case, she will get mad with you, cry with you and celebrate with you.
I would recommend Alice Yardum-Hunter to any person looking for legal advice. If you want your case to succeed, she is your lawyer.
Gregory Ogden, Professor of Ethics and Administrative Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law
March 20, 2015
Alice and I worked on a case together, I was an expert. I am happy for this I-140 employer client and her that the appeal was granted after a motion to reopen this revoked petition was granted after a dozen years, revocation of the petition, and motion denial before. It was really great to work with her on this matter. She is a first class lawyer I fully support these comments and her work as an immigration lawyer.
Marie & John Phillips
March 18, 2015
Thank you for your help and support throughout this multi-year process. Today I became a proud American. I couldn't have done this without you.
January 3, 2014
Alice worked on my immigration case, and in about 3 months I received my work permit card and was able to obtain a social security number. Thanks to Alice, my case was approved and I am able to apply for a travel permit. Words can not describe the gratitude I have towards Alice. Besides working her magic with my case, she is very easy to contact and a response will be prompt. Alice makes herself very available to her client and has a great back up, Tristan. Alice is amazing and you can rest assure that your case is in good hands with Alice and her staff.
December 9, 2013
Applying for the Green Card process involves a lot of detailed paper work and I knew I needed to have the guidance of an experienced Immigration Attorney and that is why I turned to Alice. Attention to details and thorough preparation are some of Alice's strengths so we worked perfectly together.
By the time I had provided all of my information to Alice, I knew there was nothing missing in the package that was submitted to Immigration. Alice attended our Immigration interview and prepared us so we were clear about questions that were asked of us. If you are about to embark on such an important life changing process as applying for a green card, we recommend working with Alice.
November 2, 2012
I am so thankful that I found Alice Yardum-Hunter. Another lawyer suggested I call her. My circumstance needed an immigration lawyer. I would absolutely recommend Alice Yardum-Hunter to anyone in need of an immigration lawyer.
Having had some poor legal advise prior to calling Alice, I could tell that she was the right person when we first spoke on the phone. She is extremely hardworking - her hours don't end at 5 p.m.
She was very patient with me and encouraging throughout the legal process. Her attention to detail and knowledge exceeded all of my expectations, resulting in a positive outcome.
I would definitely recommend calling Alice Yardum-Hunter if you need legal advise.
Thank you Alice!
Yeris & Chris Vargas Barreiro
October 26, 2012
We want to thank you for all your help. Having you take the time to explain and inform us throughout this process and in the manner in which you handled our case was truly first-rate. I would gladly recommend you in the future. Best regards.
Bachir Younes, MD, MPH Infectious Diseases
October 5, 2012
It is always a pure joy to know that people like you still exist! Thank you for all your passionate work, your kind words, and your dedication to your beliefs. I finished the fingerprinting today hoping to be able to take the oath then vote this year; but if not, it is a small price to pay considering the accomplishment of becoming a proud US Citizen. You and I are so much alike and I truly believe this is the beginning of a long friendship that does not end at the closure of an immigration case.
Bachir Younes, MD
September 28, 2012
This is a letter that I wrote to Alice, thanking her for all her hard work. I hope that you will read it and find that She is a wonderful person and if you have a legal problem or even just a legal/immigration question, she's the one you need to call and have on your side!
Ms. Alice Yardum-Hunter,
I am writing you this letter just to thank you for all the hard work you did for me and my family. I was first referred to you by my legal attorney early in September of this year, (2012), because they could not answer an immigration question. We needed to know what effects a no contest plea in a criminal case would have on my status as a permanent resident. Again, my legal team said they had worked with you before and that you are the one person they go to when they have any immigration questions, but it was up to me.
I contacted a few other immigration attorneys at the same time as I wanted to hear my options. After speaking with you and three other attorneys, I immediately felt comfortable with you. Everyone else's first question was how much money do you have, and they all made me feel less than important or told me they couldn't help me in the short time frame, as we only had two weeks to come up with a decision.
Alice, you understood what I was going through, and made me feel better about my situation without lying to me or filling me with false promises. You were more than flexible with helping me make payment arrangements as you know my situation as the provider to two separate households left me with very little funds to work with. I know you didn't bill me for all the hours you actually spent working on my case. You went far beyond what I asked for an expected. I even remember getting a phone call from you after 10pm on a weekend. That's so unheard of these days where everyone else lives on a Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm schedule.
All over the Internet can be found your many awards and proclamations of your legal expertise and prowess. That's why people come to you in the first place. But it's your huge heart that makes them want to come back to you; as my family no doubt will. My sister is ready to turn in her green card for her US citizenship. We would love for you to help us through that process.
Again, thank you for all your help and understanding.
Isabel & Freddie Mireles
May 14, 2012
It is with sincerest esteem that we write to you. We are extremely thankful for all the work you have done. We have a new future to look forward to now and we will never forget the important role you have played in achieving that possibility.
Please express our gratitude to Annie, who always made sure that everything was just right.
We look forward to seeing you again and will keep you in our thoughts until then.
Isabel & Freddie Mireles
Tanya Staples, Sr. Director, Content Production, Lynda.com
April 26, 2012
How are you doing?
I want to thank you again for everything you've done to help my family and I over the past few years. We absolutely would not be here with green cards in our hands had it not been for the dedication and support you provided us when we were in dire straights and needed it most. I will always remember and be grateful for everything you've done to help us.
All my best!
Shaikh Salman Al-Khalifa, Bahrain Royal Family
February 20, 2012
Thank you so much for all your help. I appreciate everything you have done. Please accept this token of appreciation.
Marie & John Phillips
February 28, 2012
Thank you so much for your help and support during the interview. John and I are so glad you were there! Without you, I would not be the happy owner of a green card right now. This stressful period is now over and we are currently planning a wedding party with our friends and family. I hope you will enjoy those muffins cooked together with John.
Looking forward to working again with you in 21 months.
February 11, 2012
Dear Ms. Yardum-Hunter,
On behalf of Southwestern's Armenian Law Student's Association, we want to thank you for presenting at the ALSA-ABA Networking and Information Event. Your presentation, as well as the time you spent speaking with students, was undoubtedly helpful and valuable to all law students in attendance. We appreciate that you took the time out of your busy schedule to mentor law students, so please enjoy a cup of coffee on our behalf.
Thank you with all my heart for the professional services provided by Alice Yardum-Hunter, Attorney at Law. Each and every person in the group is highly professional. The firm's expertise, honesty, dedication, and responsiveness to my very unique and complicated immigration case, greatly exceeded my expectations. Alice Yardum-Hunter, Attorney at Law is a fine example of what an immigration / law office should be! Thanks to the time of Atty. Alice which is true to their words and understands what other people need. We extend our thanks and gratitude to their never-ending patience provided to me & my family. I highly recommend them for Immigration Services not only to our "Mexicanos" (Countrymen) but also to everyone else who wishes to facilitate the processing of his/her immigration documents.
Bru & Aina Muller
September 20, 2011
When my then-future wife was whisked away at the Immigration/Customs counter at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, I was concerned, but not overly worried. After all, she had a 10 year Visa that allowed her to stay in the U.S. 6 months at a time - I knew that couldn't be the issue.
After multiple people questioned her, Immigration admitted that she was not violating the terms of Visa in anyway, and that she had broken no rules, but incredibly, they told her she had a 5% chance of getting in next time she came through LAX. What? As she was being told this, other visitors to the U.S. at that very moment, also being questioned, were being re-boarded on planes back to their country of origin, even though they had just landed.
We left LAX pretty shaken up and baffled about what the problem was. And since we would be traveling again soon, we suddenly needed to find an expert Immigration lawyer as quickly as possible to help us demystify the process and figure out what was going on. The next day, through a referral from another lawyer, we found Alice Yardum-Hunter. After our first meeting with her 2 days after arriving back in LA, we felt an enormous sense of relief that we had been directed to the perfect attorney for us.
Although she came very highly recommended, I didn't realize at the time that Alice was a person of the highest integrity, nor did I realize how extremely hardworking she was, how extremely detail-oriented and thorough, nor did I know what a successful and amazing track record she had. Alice will tell you like it is and she will demand a lot of paperwork and thoroughness on your end because she is so exquisitely meticulous on hers. Maybe that's why she hadn't lost a case in 11 years, and had been voted an LA "Super Lawyer" the last 9 yearsin a row. Alice has a very, very good reputation in the Immigration Law community.
Our case turned out to be long and complicated for reasons that had to do with our own circumstances and nothing to do with her, but what Alice did do - was get us through it all - and our case was resolved with great efficiency and care. I really can't recommend her enough and in addition to having a top Immigration lawyer, we also have a new friend. :)
August 20, 2011
Thank you for your kind comments. I love your periodic newsletter - it is very informative and very professional. You are a wonderful friend to Canadian-Americans, and I don't hesitate to recommend you when there is an opportunity to do so.
Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz, Immigration Lawyer
July 3, 2011
With you at the helm, I'm sure it will be an exciting year. When I "grow up," I want to be like Alice.
[written in congratulations of Alice Yardum-Hunter's election to Chairperson of the LA County Bar Association]
March 12, 2011
I appreciate having you on my "refer to" list. I always get wonderful feedback from the referred client.
George & Tiffany Wong
March 1, 2011
From the beginning, Alice was great with walking us through all the steps that we needed to go through. We were always kept well informed and supported through the whole process. When the day came for the Immigration/Green Card interview, we felt very prepared. We went into the interview with confidence. Within weeks of our interview e had our Green Card.
September 17, 2010
I have dealt with several immigration attorneys in California. Alice's advice stands out, her services were excellent, and I felt very well represented. Though we have not worked together in a long time, I still look forward to receiving her regular newsletters. She is truly first class.
June 6, 2010
Mrs. Yardum-Hunter is the best lawyer I ever encounter.
She was recommended to me in December 2007, I live in NYC. Before contacting her, I met 6 lawyers in NYC, there were rude, and inconsiderate, they all told me my case was doomed and I will be deported!!!
Desperate, her friend gave me Mrs. Yardum information, I immediately called her, she was very kind, soft spoken, and reassured me she can help me, I immediately felt as ease with her.
Mrs. Yardum was extremely efficient, even though I live in NYC, she always picked up my phone calls, and responded to my emails promptly. She gave me a list of documents I needed to provide her. Then, she sent everything to the Immigration in a timely manner, she also provided me with a copy of the documents she sent to the Immigration which was wonderful.
After less than 2 weeks, in January 2008, the Immigrations sent me my Green Card for 10 years!
Mrs. Yardum is "THE BEST LAWYER" I ever encounter!
I highly recommend her for any immigration issues!
She is professional and extremely qualified, and distance is not an issue at all, she has clients Worldwide.
Thank you Alice,
March 17, 2010
I knew how hard it would be to change my status a second time and I'm thrilled you were able to accomplish this. It means so much to my career. You did a great job. Thank you so much.
February 8, 2010
Thank you, Alice, you saved my life and my family!!! Alice, you helped me with my complicated immigration case and did such a wonderful job. I'm so happy I finally got a green card. I totally relied on you at my green card interview and you did not disappoint me. You are very experienced and well prepared. I appreciate your professionalism and integrity. You wasted no time telling me what has to be done and were very accurate while preparing for the case, and responsive. You are a friendly, honest person and an amazing lawyer. I will highly recommend you to anyone that has an immigration issue.
February 6, 2010
We could not have done my immigration without you. Your work was exemplary and the world should know as much.
Michele Kim, Editor, ILW.com
January 20, 2010
We are thrilled to have the LA Bar's co-sponsorship in the Haitian relief series effort. With your help in cutting through the red tape, it happened so quickly. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to work with you on many fronts, including speaking engagements, articles, immigration chats, and book publications. It's been a pleasure. Your work ethic is admirable and an inspiration. Kudos to you, Alice. I'm honored to have you as my colleague in the immigration bar.
January 10, 2010
Just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me with my (H-1) visa. I am so excited that I got approved for the Visa. I really appreciate your help. It's an honor for me to be one of the people in your testimonial section on your website.
November 2, 2009
On behalf of the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, thank you for coordinating the SoloSez dinner in Los Angeles. We appreciate your efforts to handle the logistics of it. It isn't an easy feat!
We hope to see you in Austin next year!
October 14, 2009
Words cannot express how grateful Nancy and I are that we have achieved permanent residence through the national interest waiver. I have come to learn many things in the process, including how difficult it was to get this done for us and how your tenacity and expertise really made a difference. Though I tried with other counsel to get my case done, it did not turn out right until you came along. So disheartened was I that I couldn't even believe it was possible for you to fix our case. My happiness when I learned of the cases' approvals that I cried for the first time since I was married more than 18 years ago. As a result of your success, I will be able to continue to make the United States my focus of work continue to contribute to our country's national interest. You have made our life here in the U.S. possible and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and succes for us all.
September 23, 2009
Alice (yes, this Alice) saved my hide on two separate occasions. She knows her stuff and doesn't mess around! I strongly advise you to hire an attorney who is as accomplished as Alice is. No, I don't get any kickbacks for this advice :-) I really wish we had been with Alice from the very beginning.
July 21, 2009
ALICE THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE!!! IT IS MY SON WHO I AM FIGHTING FOR! THE RIGHT FOR HIM TO HAVE MOM AND DAD TOGETHER IN USA ONCE MORE THANKS FOR THE ADVICE AND CONSUL. THE YARDUM FAMILY ROCKS!!!!!!!!
P.S., Master Business Coach
June 15, 2009
Alice's meticulous case preparation culminated in the issuance of an O-1 visa for me at the London Embassy. Whilst every other person in the room fumbled through their papers frantically and wondered whether they'd ever get a visa, I was able to march up to the consular officer and in five minutes, without a hitch, get the visa issued. Now I'm looking forward to a green card based on the Eb-1 category and I dare say with Alice's own Extraordinary Ability, this too shall be possible. Many thanks to Alice Yardum-Hunter. She's making my and my wife's life in the U.S. business world possible.
May 27, 2009
I want to thank you for all your professional advice that you have given over the years to the people of this group. I received my green card 4 years ago. It is such a blessing to have it and again I thank people like you to make this acquisition easier. If any of my friends need a lawyer I will recommend you without hesitation.
Vicken I. Simonian, Chair Armenian Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
May 22, 2009
On behalf of the Armenian Bar Association, we wish to express our great appreciation for your participation in the May 8, 2009 Pro Bono workshop for the community. Your presentation was most interesting, timely and of striking importance to the Armenian community.
The positive responses to the content of the Pro Bono workshop are reflective of your expertise and professional devotion to excellence. In turn, we hope we were able to convey to you the Armenian Bar Association's commitment to the same high standards. Let's keep our working dialogue open and look to each other as a resource in pursuing these mutual goals.
Once again, thank you for sharing your knowledge, your time and your vision in making the Armenian Bar Association's 20th Annual Meeting and Pro Bono workshop a success.
Vicken I. Simonian, Chair Armenian Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
A.-R. M. R.
May 20, 2009
Thank you for speaking with me yesterday. After speaking with you I followed up by researching the law and procedures for hours, and concluded that what you had told me about my issue was exactly right. You truly are an expert in immigration law. Any client would be lucky to be represented by you, any lawyer would be lucky to work with you, and any student would be lucky to be taught by you. You were also very kind and welcoming. You are an honest lawyer.
April 13, 2009
I've noticed that you're always SO helpful to others with immigration questions on this list, and I just wanted to thank you SO much for being SO helpful. I'm a new attorney/practitioner and am sincerely appreciative of your thoughtfulness.
February 12, 2009
Thanks for today, it went just as we hoped it would and we couldn't have asked for any better.
Attorney Annaluisa Padilla
December 11, 2008
Alice is a fantastic immigration attorney. She is dedicated and thorough. Her expertise provides an edge in the myriad of immigration laws applied to business and foreign nationals...Alice is a dedicated and superb lawyer!
October 28, 2008
Alice has helped me with some of the most difficult immigration challenges that changed my life. I respect her for her thoroughness, thoughtfulness and honesty. Through her hard work and dedication, she knows very well how to get the job done. I thank her whenever I get the chance. I first hired her in 1989 and we just concluded another matter. I'd hire her again in a heart beat.
September 12, 2008
Words still cannot express how relieved and glad I am that I finally have the green card. One more time: thank you for all your work, getting me to this point. I deeply appreciate your diligence and fairness and your professionalism.
I also wanted to mention that I really enjoyed that we celebrated this achievement together witha nice glass of champagne and a delicious dinner.
Wishing you the best both for your professional as well as your personal life.
S.W., In-House Counsel for a Health Care Facility
July 16, 2008
You have been wonderful in helped me work through this stuff. I never expected the kind of help that you have provided...your assistance has been immeasurable and unexpected, but greatly appreciated.
Thank you again.
June 10, 2008
Alice, you don't know how grateful I am of all the advice you have given me. I think you are great person and an awesome attorney. I'm glad I met you. Any of your potential clients who wants to contact me about you should call me. You can give them my cell phone number.
May 12, 2008
I highly recommend attorney Alice Yardum-Hunter because she is very thorough, clear, honest and professional. She can help in any area of the immigration law. She has the knowledge in this area and she gladly assists in answering all questions that you might have. I've worked with three different attorneys in the past and they were all telling me different answers and they never accomplished anything. After one phone call with Ms. Alice, I discovered how great, honest and professional she was. She was very polite and gave me all the time I needed. She told me what would happen exactly about my case and she was right without even looking at my file. If you are looking for a great and honest immigration attorney who can help in the most complex cases, I highly recommend Ms. Alice Yardum-Hunter. I trust her work and with Ms. Alice nothing is impossible. She is the immigration idol. God bless her!
January 11, 2008
Thank you so very much Alice,
I am so happy to have found you. You're such an amazing attorney! Your advice and guidance were very much appreciated through this difficult time. You are my Angel, I've learned so much this past month. Thank you too for working so hard on short notice over the holidays.
Hector De La Torre, Assemblymember (50th District)
November 15, 2007
Thank you for volunteering at the DAY OF CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP held Saturday, November 3, 2007. With your help, in just one day we were able to screen participants for eligibility and assist over 70 qualified immigrants in applying for citizenship. Additionally, another 30 residents received resources and information to apply for naturalization at a future workshop.
I was glad to have your legal expertise to identify potential citizenship red flags and potential legal barriers that may decrease participants' opportunity to become U.S. Citizens. In addition, with the introduction of the "Dream Loan Fund" on Saturday we were able to assist participants overcome the financial hardship posed by the higher $675 application fee.
Again, thank you for volunteering. We would not have been able to provide a community event of this magnitude without your support and assistance.
Should you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact Claudia Espiritu in my district office at (562) 927-1200.
Hector De La Torre
Assemblymember, 50th District
Professor Alan McHughen, Ph.D.
May 28, 2007
I wish to commend you for your efforts to assist people with immigration issues on CalCandadians website.
I was fortunate that the University of California provided the help I needed to get Green cards for my family and me when we moved in 2002. But I do recognize much of the frustration emanating from many of those seeking advice on the CalCdns website, and I know you spend a lot of time, without appropriate remuneration or even, I presume, gratitude from many of the people you've helped. Well, your efforts do not go entirely unnoticed or unappreciated. I observe it, and I thank you for your efforts. Keep up the good work.
Professor A.M.H., Ph.D.
May 16, 2007
Many thanks for your help. You are absolutely terrific.
Andre Lewis, Associate Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
February 1, 2007
I felt compelled to write to you and let you know how impressed I have been with Ms. Hunter. From my point of view, she has handled this affair with the utmost professionalism, making my contribution much easier.
Ms. Hunter's expertise and knowledge has made the process most enjoyable. Her ability to amalgamate strict immigration phraseology with what the Royal Winnipeg Ballet stands for and yet respecting my point of view was quite amazing.
In conclusion, she is an asset to any organization which has the good fortune of counting her as part of their team.
I commend her for her work.
January 31, 2007
We want to thank you for your effort. We feel fortunate to have found you. You are very communicative and know exactly what you're doing. It seems like you had an answer for every question we asked.
Now we understand why you are a Super Lawyer!
Mykola Tochytskyi, Consul General of Ukraine
December 21, 2006
Dear Alice M. Yardum-Hunter:
I have the honor to take this opportunity to wish you the best of the Season and prosperous New Year.
Thank you for the warm welcome for the LA County Bar Association which I really enjoyed and found very fruitful.
I am pleased to see the relationship between Ukraine and the USA is developing on the different levels and in different dimensions not only in political but also in humanitarian direction and this becomes possible because of the noble efforts and dedication of such people as you are.
With the assurance of my highest esteem and consideration I am particularly pleased to convey my heartfelt best wishes to your family and professional team who organized and participated in the event. I am also looking forward for another meeting with you for our continued partnership.
I hope that your lfie will be filled with every success and happiness.
With my best wishes.
M.H., Certified Public Accountant
November 29, 2006
During my green card interview at the US Consulate, the officer said that he wished all cases were as easy as this. I have no doubt in my mind that Alice's hard work and thorough preparation of my case file led to this excellent outcome. Thanks Alice!
J.A., Attorney, Budget Blinds
September 29, 2006
...Thanks so much for your help with all of this. I'm sure it was your enormous attention to detail that allowed this to progress as smoothly as it did.
C.V., Attorney at Law
July 5, 2006
Dear Alice, I want to write you a thank you letter so others may know the wonderful work you do. I came to you in 2001 for my H-1B petition. You carefully went over my information and patiently discussed all my options. I was very much impressed with your legal knowledge and tenacity in looking at all issues in my case. I would strongly recommend you to anyone seeking immigration counsel. On a personal note, I passed the California bar and like you, I am now practicing immigration law. Your dedication to your clients, honesty and professionalism is an inspiration. Thank you!
J.R., In-House Counsel for a large franchise corporation
July 1, 2006
Outstanding!...I'm stunned to have this so quickly.
June 30, 2006
Alice you did it again. Thank you so much, from the bottom of our heart. You're the best.
February 15, 2006
It's excellent, I'm really happy, and I think you did a fantastic job preparing my case. I just wanted to say thank you so much. It looks great. I don't think that they could refute this charge, if they do then there's something wrong with people. It couldn't be more clear and thorough. Thank you again.
February 1, 2006
Happy New Year! Just a brief update...[mutual client] will be getting married in April but we had worked on her application ourselves with some of your suggestions and had the attorney send a detailed letter. I sent it in December and we got our (E-2) renewal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your suggestions and help with all her immigration issues.. and if you don't mind I would like to recommend you if any one I meet or know needs help with immigration issues...Bonnie.
September 11, 2005
Thank you for your help. [Client] just got back from a month in Toronto, visiting her family (for the first time in years). She has indeed received her green card. We will make sure to contact you with any further questions regarding immigration.
Diane Ferguson, Capistrano Valley Republican Women, Federated
February 17, 2005
We truly enjoyed knowing your insights regarding the INS and the obstacles that we, as a country, face while trying to protect our citizens and those who want to be citizens. Thank you for giving your time so generously.
Diane Ferguson, CVRWF
Carter Jones, Los Angeles Winner of the AILA's Essay Contest
Dear Ms. Alice Hunter,
I am entirely grateful that you organized a celebration for the appreciation of the top three winners of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's essay contest. It brought great joy to my heart to hear that I was one of the top five runner up in the national contest. If it weren't for you, my family and I would have never known about my placement in the Untied States' ranks. Thank you for taking photos of me on the stage. They were even better than the photos that my mother had taken. Your photos of me will serve as a reminder of this wonderful time in my life forever and ever.
I am very overjoyed that you and AILA presented Dodger tickets to me. I had not even known that I was going to receive any of the Dodger merchandise. We, my family and I, have gone to see the game and I had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. I can't thank you enough.
Roger D. Sommer, SPHR, President of PIHRA Foundation
On behalf of PIHRA, the PIHRA Foudnation, and Karen Martin, please accept our thanks for volunteering to deliver the employment message to the students who need it most- those about to enter the workforce...I have enclosed the new PIHRA Foundation pin as our way of saying thank you for a job well done. While this pin does not balance the dedication you have shown, it may remind you that your efforts are not forgotten. Keep up the good work!
Kelly Cline, VP Legal Affairs, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
June 14, 2005
I was very impressed with your ability to get this done so quickly and professionally. I will definitely keep your number on hand for next pilot season.
Thank you Alice.
Delbert W., VP Business Affairs, Exodus Film Group
We are all grateful for your exceptional work on our behalf
Juan, Ana, Edwin, and Alexis M.
Alice you have been wonderful through this process and I want you to know that we appreciate everything that you have done for us. You play the most important role and the happiness that we're experiencing now is thanks to you. I can't say it enough, but with all sincerity once again THANK YOU !!
Bassem F. Beidas, Ph.D., ICON, Inc.
April 25, 1998
To Whom It May Concern:
With this letter, I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Alice Yardum-Hunter to serve as your immigration attorney. Ms. Hunter worked on several immigration cases for our firm, in particular H-1B, H-3, labor certification/permanent residence and naturalization beginning in 1990. The cases were all in the high tech computer field, specifically, establishment and maintenance of our computer networks for entities including large and small private and governmental entities. We met her when she was in the employ of a high profile immigration attorney. When she left that firm, we sought her out because we were so impressed with her work.
Ms. Hunter is personable, diligent, hard working and above all was always available to answer and address our concerns reliably. Now that her law practice is growing, I will be referring all my colleagues in need of immigration services to her without question.
Reverend Friar Carnig Hallajian
To Whom It May Concern:
I have known Alice Yardum as her pastor. She is a highly intelligent and brilliant person who has always shown a great sense of responsibility and genuine determination.
I am sure that in her profession, she will always conduct herself with dignity and integrity. She will definitely be a great service to our society as well as to the entire human species.
Rev. Fr. Carnig Hallajian
Sylvia Ottemoeller, Immigration Counselor
May 30, 1997
Thank you very much for coming to UCLA last Wednesday to conduct the immigration workshop for our foreign students and scholars.
Your presentation was very well received. You provided excellent, comprehensive information in an understandable way. I'm sure the workshop proved very helpful to the people who attended; they needed to understand complex issues in order to plan their future careers.
It was nice to see you! Again, thanks very much for your time and effort.
January 30, 1995
Dear Mr. Ivener:
I am writing this short note to you to express my appreciation for your Firm's efforts in assisting my filing and subsequent approval of the labor certification and green card with the INS.
Your staff's courtesy, prompt response, together with Mrs. Alice Yardum-Hunter's positive attitude and expertise in immigration law made a great impression on me. I therefore highly recommended Mrs. Hunter to my colleagues whom I believe had chosen your firm over others because of my confidence in Mrs. Hunter's work.
Last but not least, I look forward to working with you and Mrs. Hunter again when I apply for naturalization in the near future.
Very truly yours,
Bashir Nour, H.S. Al-Zamil & Brothers Co.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes and thank you very much for your assistance and efficient service rendered to secure my "GREEN CARD."
Kerry Dockstader, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Chair
I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" for speaking at the LACBA, Immigration seminar, "Nonimmigrant Visas for Professionals, Managers & Specialized Knowledge Workers." You were selected as one of the speakers because of your extensive and successful work with nonimmigrant visas. Everyone at the seminar felt that they attended an outstanding event and wanted more seminar on different topics from you.
Peter Hauser, VP, Tosoh TCM
Alice Yardum-Hunter has worked on numerous immigration cases for me since 1982. She has proven, time and time again to be extremely accurate and makes the job of filing extremely easy despite the complex immigration system. When glitches or delays have occurred with the INS, she has demonstrated incredible tenacity in resolving them. One thing I've learned in 21 years of immigration processing is that without a competent attorney on your team, the procedures can be extraordinarily frustrating and take years to resolve. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Alice to anyone with immigration or visa requirements.
Leah W. Hurwitz, Attorney at Law
July 13, 1988
I became acquainted with Alice Yardum in 1982 when we moved into the same office. We continued to share space until 1985 and have remained close friends since that time. Since we are both practitioners in the Immigration law area, I have had the opportunity to work personally with her.
Alice's work has always been in my estimation, very creative, articulate, and meticulous. I have often consulted with her regarding cases that are complex and have always found her to be informative and gracious in her help.
We have also had occasion to work on cases together. I cannot say enough regarding Alice's thoroughness and dedication to her clients. Recognizing her abilities, the Immigration Section of the San Diego County Bar Association drafted her to be its vice-president and then secretary.
Alice has also been asked to participate in several Immigration law conferences where she has made excellent presentations. She is well respected here in the Immigration field.
In addition to her expertise, Alice has always been ready to contribute to and participate in both the San Diego Chapter of A.I.L.A., of which she is a member in good standing, and for the County Bar.
Alice is a delightful person and I will miss not having her here in San Diego. I am sure that the local Bar will share in my sentiments.
Leah W. Hurwitz