George R. Willy P.C. is a thriving Houston-based practice, grounded in a thorough knowledge of immigration fundamentals and proficient in the modern practice of immigration law. We also have an office in Atlanta, a relationship with a well-respected Canadian law firm, and have recently expanded our presence to Hyderabad, India.
Our staff of 16 is comprised of five experienced attorneys, able paralegals, and a helpful and eager administrative support staff. We speak over a dozen languages, including most major South Asian languages. Each and every member of our staff stands behind our three goals, as stated by our founder:
I set out to create a law firm able to deliver legal services with the kind of reach and depth one expects from larger firms but without the intellectual rigidity which usually paralyses these institutions. I understood from the beginning that serving our community meant that one must study the facts of every case and see how well they can be matched with the law. When the laws we apply were created by the legislators, they never dreamed of the facts that walk into our firm. The cultural dimensions and the foreign legal texture of the problems require an analysis that delves deep into the philosophical, religious and custom-laden origins of the client. Having had the privilege of being educated on two continents and having wrestled with these questions passionately, I and my lawyers have gained insights that are not commonly found elsewhere. I have also invested in upgrading our research capacity by bringing the firm to the technological cutting edge and making all client files available in digital form. We can now access client files from our desktops and very securely access them remotely. This upgrade allows us to answer a client's question quickly and accurately. In a litigation context, we are also able to provide judges information quickly in court from our laptops if necessary. We maintain a wide library of research publications and updates both in electronic and traditional form. Most importantly, we continue to hire and keep good lawyers and legal assistants who take pride in being knowledgeable about the ever-changing face of the law and take the necessary time to stay abreast of new developments.
Clients who walk into our firm often come in confused or afraid. Very often they are not familiar with the law or the immigration process. Many of them have left behind their families and communities and the respect of both to come to the United States to start a new phase in their lives. I have always thought that the loss of that respect is perhaps the greatest of those losses. I and my staff believe that even if we cannot always solve all of our clients' problems, we can at least treat our clients with the respect they expect and deserve.
As principal attorney, I have also set out to ensure that our clients always feel that they are being addressed with complete honesty. In our dealings with the client we always strive to be transparent and to keep the client fully informed about the progress of their case. Even when the case is not progressing the way the client wants, we make sure that the client is aware of each aspect. In financial matters as well, we strive to make sure there is a clear level of transparency regarding fees.
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