Then, I saw her name card at the music studio that I go every week.
As soon as I e-mail her, I was already 80% sure that she's the one for me. Even before actually seeing me in person, she informed me of recent changes in VISA application rules. The consultation was even better. She was really focusing on my case and didn't hesitate to help me out whenever I have concerns.
I know that this visa application thing is really stressful. I was very scared, insecure, annoyed, and apparently annoying as well(haha), but Elektra was very patient and kind working with me. You know, she was really giving me a good energy that I can do this. She is different from any other lawyers that you can think of. I mean it.
But most importantly, she's very professional, extremely thorough, and very responsible and realistic. I cannot recall if I ever had to wait for her reply for a long time. She did a wonderful job for helping me preparing/arranging my evidence, filled out all essential forms for me, wrote a great cover letter, and had a good strategy(if I can call her plan that way). I literally followed what she told me to do, which was a lot of work, but in a good way.
Even after I received my case approval notice only in 2 or 3 weeks, she prepared everything that I need for my visa interview. She prepared me with answering some tricky questions. After the interview, somehow there was a delay in processing issuing my visa, even my visa interview was approved. To be honest, this part is not really what Elektra has to deal with, because she was just supposed to helping me with "application." However, she was trying to figure out if she can e-mail the consulate and find someone to answer this questions, etc. I should confess, I was very touched at this part. Well, luckily, she didn't have to as I got my visa issued in 7 business days (but total 2 weeks, because of holidays).
I just recommend you to see her in person first, and then you'll know what I mean. She's super competent, thoughtful, patient, generous, and honest. I hope I can find better words to describe her. I really wish Elektra and her group the best.”
I shopped around a little bit for lawyers to work on my application, and I called Elektra after my boyfriend (who also got his O-1 thanks to her!) recommended her. I have to admit, she had me sold from our first conversation. She was very knowledgeable, clear, honest and straighforward; and so was the whole process that followed.
I loved working with Elektra because she really knows the performing business, as well as all the specifics on this particular type of VISA. From the beginning I felt like we were a team: she guided me through the whole process and made it super smooth, responded to emails right away even at very odd hours, and was reassuring and warm where needed, but also firm and straighforward at times!
She is also a wonderful person, which is not a small detail. When you're asking for help with a possibly life-changing application, you want to work with someone who is invested and caring, and treats you like a human and not just a number.
Elektra is a kick-ass lady, excellent lawyer and all-around great human being. Anyone would be lucky to count with her expertise! Thanks Elektra!!
I am an entry-legel illustrator with BFA who just graduated last year. The law firm that my company was working with in the past told me I would probably not get accepted for O1 Visa since I am an entry-level artist with not enough experience. So I looked up countless law firms by myself, just to find someone who will take my case. Many other companies rejected my case saying my chances to get approved for O1 is relatively low. Then I found Yao Law Group.
Even though I don't live local from there, Elektra explained my spcific case deeply on our first consultation and it's worth giving a shot. She responded immediately whenever I had a question throughout my application preparation. And it made me so easy to work with her. Her direction to the guidelines was clear and precise to follow up. I did what she adviced me with my O1 application. And I got an approval in 2 weeks with no RFE.
I am so happy that I can legally work in the US from now on. And I am glad I chose Yao Law Group after many hours of researching. Elektra is definitely the best lawyer in this field and I am definitely coming back whenever I need further Visa help.”
So I decided to use a new immigration attorney and started to work with Elektra. From the beginning on she was always very straight forwarded when it came to what we would need to get started, which strategies we could develop, etc. If I would send her an email after hours I could be 99% sure that she would send me a spot on reply within a few minutes and answer all of my questions without leaving anything out or being imprecise about something.
What I really loved about working with Elektra is how organized and efficient her workflow is. When it comes to such important matters like legal things I always fear to work with someone that is not overly organized and could miss certain documents, etc. - Elektra and I had a shared folder where we could both simultaneously work on our documents and would always be on top of things.
I can only highly recommend working with Elektra, she is very trustable and makes the process as easy and efficient as possible.”